Kingman and Lake Havasu City Mayors urge bars and restaurants to stop dine in services

Published by The Bee News

March 20, 2020

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Lake Havasu City

In these unprecedented times, Mayor Cal Sheehy urges citizens, business owners, and event promoters to take immediate action to protect our community and its residents. We must all abide by the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control, Arizona Department of Health Services, and Mohave County Department of Public Health, which means limiting our exposure, staying at home, and avoiding events and activities that put us in groups indoors and outdoors.

On Thursday, March 19, Governor Doug Ducey signed Executive Order 2020-09, limiting the operations of certain businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona. Bars, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, fitness clubs and similar facilities are closed to public access for all counties in Arizona with a positive result for COVID-19. At this time, there are no confirmed cases in Mohave County for COVID-19. However, Mayor Cal Sheehy urges all business owners to take responsibility and do the right thing.

Mayor Cal Sheehy says, “Now is the time for our business leaders in the community to follow the directive from Arizona State Governor Doug Ducey to take the action necessary to restrict access to the public and limit community spread. Restaurants should continue to provide dine-out, delivery, and curbside options, but close access to on-site dining.”

“Residents must understand that what we do affects the health of others and what others do affects the health of ourselves. We have a responsibility to protect those that are susceptible to COVID-19. If you are young and strong, you can still spread the virus to a loved one. We need everyone to come together to protect our parents, grandparents, and our senior community,” said Vice Mayor David Lane.

Remain calm, be kind, and help your neighbor.


KINGMAN, Ariz. – Within the last 24 hours, Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-09 that limits the operations of certain businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Specifically, the order requires that all bars, movie theaters, indoor gyms and fitness clubs close public access in all counties that have a positive result for COVID-19.  Restaurants are limited to “dine-out” options including pick-up, delivery and drive-through options. This order becomes effective Friday, March 20, 2020.

As of the time of this press release, Mohave County does not have any confirmed cases, but the backlog of testing within the state is immense. Regardless, Mayor Jen Miles urges citizens, businesses and event promoters in Kingman to take immediate action to align with Governor Ducey’s Executive Order.  Mayor Miles stated, “Every day we delay measures to reduce gatherings, we increase the spread of this highly contagious virus.  I know many businesses are already implementing this order and I urge all to do so. Together, we will save lives by doing the right things.”

It is important for citizens to know that the federal government is expected to release federal assistance packages soon for small businesses and individuals to help sustain through this unprecedented time.  As we move forward, the city urges everyone to take all steps possible to preserve the health of oneself, neighbors and our community.  Voluntary compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines and Executive Orders is greatly appreciated.

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