City of Cottonwood COVID-19 (coronavirus) Response

  1. Guidelines for Re-opening Buinsesses
  2. COC Community Resources Program
  3. #CottonwoodConnected
  4. Community Links
  5. Small Business Links
  6. Statement


From the Arizona Department of Health Services

Updated Recommendations - 3/30/2020

  • Effective close of business Tuesday, March 31, Arizonans shall limit their time away from their place of residence or property, except:
    • To conduct or participate in essential activities, and/or;
    • For employment, to volunteer or participate in essential functions; or
    • To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services;
    • And for employment if as a sole proprietor or family owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.
  • Essential businesses that remain open shall implement rules and procedures that facilitate physical distancing and spacing of individuals of at least 6 feet.
    • Businesses, operations, and activities deemed essential by the state were clarified here.
  • Arizonans are encouraged to improve social connectedness, resiliency, and help-seeking behavior.
  • Arizona schools state-wide are closed through the end of the school year.
  • All restaurants are required to provide dine-out options only.
  • All bars, movie theaters, and gyms are required to close.
  • All elective surgeries are halted in the state of Arizona.
  • If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • All mass gatherings of 10 or more people must be canceled or postponed.

Recommended Resources

Community and Business Partner Recommendations: (link here). Feel free to share with businesses in your communities. Here is Governor Ducey’s tweet about these guidelines. 

Arizona DHS COVID-19 Homepage: Your go-to resource for Arizona-specific guidance (link here).

Health Emergency Operations Center ( Please share proposed private sector or city partnerships that you may have, or that are proposed to you. Please also reach out if you have questions about response operations -- such as equipment needs for first responders, patients, etc. 

Center for Disease Control Homepage: Latest recommendations including President Trump’s guidelines (link here)

The following are closed/cancelled until further notice:

Administration Airport Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT/LYNX) Community Development Fire Dept. Library Municipal Court Parks & Recreation Police Dept. Utilities
Closed to public; please call 928-634-5526 or email None None Closed to public; for general info please contact Cassidy Presmyk at or 928-634-5505 ext. 3327 Station Tours Closed to the public None Closed to the public Fingerprinting One-time payment fee for online bill pay
      Building Division Contact Information Ride-A-Long Program     All City sponsored group activities Police Citizens Academy  
      Adjusted Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement Contact Information Public education events     Public gathering areas Cadet Program  
        All public events     The Vintage Run Ride-A-Long Program  
              Easter Egg Hunt Facility Tours  

Ongoing Efforts

COVID-19 Senior Citizen Necessities Donation Drive

Public Safety members from the City of Cottonwood are banding together and helping to take care of those who have taken care of us.

As you are aware, this current crisis has caused extreme hardship on the elderly in our area. We are starting a donation drive to collect toilet paper and other essential toiletries for area seniors. All supplies collected will be donated to the elderly within our City. Please bring any new, unused items that you can spare to the front desk at the Cottonwood Police Department. Thank you for your support of our area seniors. Call 928-634-4246 for more details.