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Mayor Greg Mengarelli November 23, 2020 652

Mayor Greg Mengarelli offers update on COVID-19 numbers and more.

Big Idea

  • Yavapai County has 80 cases per 100,000, with a 5% positivity rate (these are lagging indicators)
  • It's a great time to support local businesses!
  • Yavapai CASA for Kids is holding a toy drive
  • Expect another update before Thanksgiving...
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COVID-19 & Christmas 

Here is the update for November 23, 2020


1. Here are the metrics for businesses to fully reopen. As you know, restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses are still operating at reduced occupancy. The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) indicates that the Business Reopening Status for Yavapai is MODERATE. Here are three metrics that the State is using to determine when to fully reopen restaurants, bars, gyms and others that are still under occupancy restrictions. As of the last reporting date, Thursday, November 19, here are the numbers.

• Cases per 100,000 in Yavapai County is at 80. The benchmark for full reopening of businesses is less than 10 cases per 100,000 for two consecutive weeks. This benchmark has not yet been met.

• Yavapai County’s percent positivity is at 5.0%. The benchmark is less than 5% for two consecutive weeks.

• Hospital visit for COVID-like illness is at 2.7 %. The benchmark is less than 5% for two consecutive weeks, so the benchmark has been met.
All three benchmarks need to be met for Businesses to reopen. These metrics can be found on the AZDHS website. The link can be found inside this post.
These numbers are from the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS), and are reported from two weeks prior. The most up to date numbers can be found from Yavapai County Community Health Services.  

Here are the Yavapai County Numbers for today.

Here are the County-wide numbers. As of today, Yavapai County has conducted 60,598 tests, with 4,641 positive cases, and 107 deaths. This represents 83 new cases in Prescott over the weekend. Currently, Countywide there are a total of 59 hospitalizations. This includes 33 at both YRMC campuses, and 5 at the VA in Prescott.

For more information, go to https://www.yavapai.us/chs

1. Let’s continue to be vigilant going into the holidays. We want everyone to be particularly careful. Social distancing, masks, hand washing and all of the protocols we have been talking about, are critical. Do your part take personal responsibility to keep yourself and your family safe.

2. The holidays are a great time to support local businesses, and non-profits that support our community. Over the next several messages, I will highlight opportunities and events to support agencies that help our citizens every day with programs and services. 
Yavapai Casa for Kids is holding a toy drive, now through December 11. Bring toys for kids ages 0-19 to one of several locations around the area. Below in this post is the official flyer, including a list of drop of sites. Please do your part, and , help make Christmas a little brighter for area families this year!

3. That’s all I have for your today. Look for another update before Thanksgiving. God bless you, and God bless Prescott.


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