Flagstaff Mayor Extends Business Closures Indefinitely During Pandemic
Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans has extended business closures for an indefinite period of time because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Her original proclamation stated the Flagstaff closures would end on April 1. Extending the order on businesses puts Flagstaff under compliance with Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order on closures.
All gyms, theaters and bars were ordered closed earlier this month in Flagstaff under the mayor’s original proclamation. Restaurants and eateries are only allowed to sell food as take-out orders. Consumers can still purchase drive-through food or it can be delivered but sit down, dine-in services are currently banned in Flagstaff.
The Arizona Daily Sun reports Mayor Evans has now extended the business closures to hair salons, beauty parlors and manicure salons. The order required those businesses to close Thursday night at 8 o'clock.
Grocery stores, food banks, and pharmacies can remain open for business in Flagstaff.
Republican State Senator Vince Leach of Saddlebrooke has issued a written statement in response to Mayor Evans’ proclamation. He said it’s illegal and not helpful. Leach said “we plan to take this to the Arizona Attorney General to get it overturned. We are prepared to file a 1487 complaint, if necessary, which could result in the loss of state shared revenue."