Combating coronavirus

Link to CDC-coronavirus pageThe City of Sierra Vista is closely monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The City is working with our public health partners at the Cochise County Health & Social Services, the Arizona Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure that the City is following best practices for public safety and continuation of City services.

Statewide 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline
Arizona has established a statewide hotline to answer questions and provide information about COVID-19. The line is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona.

March 30 Update

As of March 27, four cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cochise County. All cases are unrelated.  The first three were attributed to international and domestic travel, while the fourth case, confirmed on March 29, has been attributed to community spread, according to Cochise County Health & Social Services. After the first case was confirmed in on March 20, Mayor Rick Mueller announced that the City will follow Gov. Ducey's executive order to limit restaurant service to dine-out, and to close bars, gyms, and movie theaters. On March 30, 2020, Gov. Ducey issued another executive order, called "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected," in an effort to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order directs Arizonans to limit their time away from home except for essential activities, employment, or to utilize essential business services.

City buildings closed to the public.
The City is continuing to provide services, but all City buildings, except the Police Station, are closed to the public. Patrons may visit City Hall by appointment only, if absolutely necessary.  Please make payments online, by phone, mail, or use the drop box in the City Hall parking lot. For assistance or to make an appointment, please call phone (520) 458-3315 ext. 0. You may also email City Hall staff. Access our staff directory, or use this general delivery inbox.

The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is allowing patrons to access the shelter for pet adoptions, license renewals, and other services by appointment only. Call (520) 458-4151 an appointment.

These closures are in accordance with Gov. Ducey's March 23 Executive Order which clarifies the definition of "essential services."

All City events canceled or postponed.
In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, and the White House, the City of Sierra Vista is cancelling or postponing upcoming City Council meetings and work sessions, community events, commission meetings, and closing some public facilities that draw large groups of people to help limit the spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.

Vista Transit service resumed Monday, March 30.
On March 21, Vista Transit suspended regular transit routes. Regular service was resumed on Monday, March 30, with an additional Orange Route added on a 30-minute interval. This is expected to reduce the total ridership per bus on this popular route. The City asks that Vista Transit be used only for essential trips, and that riders observe safe social distancing on the buses and at bus shelters/stops. Plan to enter rear doors if the bus has them.  There will be no seating available within six feet of the driver, and the Transit Center building will remain closed. Read the press release for more information.

More information.
See additional press releases regarding service changes as related to COVID-19 in the archive.

Please see the FAQs below to learn more about events, facility closures, and what the City is doing during this time.

This web page will continue to be updated with the most current information.


FAQs

Real-time information from the CDC.