Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center access limited to appointment only

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City closes King’s Court, considers further prevention measures for COVID-19

Sierra Vista, AZ.  03/17/20. In accordance with the latest guidelines issued jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House, the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center requests that people call for an appointment before stopping by for pet adoptions or services.

The change, which takes effect Wednesday, March 18, will allow staff to limit the number of visitors in the lobby area at any one time to 10 or fewer, as recommended in the latest round of CDC guidelines. The guidelines, in effect through March 27, are designed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, by limiting interpersonal contact.

“The CDC-recommended guidelines are very fluid right now, but we hope to return to normal operating hours after March 27,” says Arleen Garcia, supervisor for the Animal Care Center. “We ask the public to please call before coming in to visit animals, process adoptions, license pets, or receive any other services we provide.”

The City is also closing the King’s Court Tennis Club until further notice, effective Wednesday, March 18. While the City is not limiting additional services at this time, City officials and staff are continually monitoring the situation to assess what measures may need to be taken.

“At this time, Cochise County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the City of Sierra Vista will not be declaring a state of emergency that would require businesses like restaurants, bars, and gyms to follow practices being ordered in other cities where community spread of COVID-19 has been confirmed,” Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller says. “However, we do urge these businesses to be prudent in their operations. We ask restaurants to consider shifting to carry out and drive-thru only options and to exercise social distancing practices if dine-in operations continue.”

“We are also evaluating other potential City service changes and facility closures and encourage residents to check the City’s website for the latest updates,” Mueller says.

For the latest information about changes in City operations in response to combating COVID-19, please visit the City’s website,, and click on the photo under the “Combating Coronavirus” headline.

If you go

The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Please be sure to call (520) 458-4151 to set up an appointment first.