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Governor Doug Ducey has issued an executive order stopping evictions of small businesses and nonprofits that can’t pay their rent because of the economic impacts of COVID-19.


Economic analysts say the tourism and hospitality industries will likely be hit especially hard from the fallout of COVID-19. A recent report from the Brookings Institution lists Flagstaff as the 10th most vulnerable area in the country. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Melissa Sevigny

The new restrictions on businesses in Flagstaff to slow the spread of COVID-19 have left employees facing an uncertain two weeks. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Phoenix and Tucson are ordering bars, gyms and other indoor facilities to close immediately and restaurants to offer to-go service only in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

Melissa Sevigny

Local businesses are scrambling to cope after the City of Flagstaff announced widespread closures and restrictions as a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Restaurants and bars are now banned from serving food and drinks on their premises. Collins Irish Pub in downtown Flagstaff was preparing for their annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration when the new restriction was announced. They’ll end the party early tonight at 8 p.m. when the 15-day restriction takes effect.