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Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona.
Here is the update for July 23, 2020
1. As of this morning, Yavapai County has tested 26,000 residents, with 1,508 positive cases, 609 recovered, and 54 deaths. This is a 5.8% positive rate. Currently, YRMC Reports 17 hospitalizations at YRMC West Campus, with 5 hospitalizations on the East campus. Verde Valley Medical Center has 8 cases, and the VA has NO COVID patients.
2. On Monday, Arizona Eco Development (AED) submitted their initial documents that will inform our development agreement or DA. As you may know, back in May, Council approved a Letter of Intent (LOI) with AED, so we have a path forward in this process for annexation. We are expecting the first public meeting to be Planning and Zoning on August 13. We expect a series P & Z meetings, then the 60 day comment period, which is required under Proposition 400 for annexation agreements. It is my sincere hope that we have a development agreement approved by the end of this year. For information, including the submitted documents, and the detailed timeline, go to this link.
3. I am drafting a letter, scheduled for publication this Sunday in the Daily Courier. On Monday, we will release this message to other media outlets, and will share on social media as well. I plan to review this letter in detail, on my Monday video. Here is a preview: My message will talk about Prescott – who we are, and what makes Prescott a great City, and a unique and wonderful place to live. Part of what makes Prescott great is our ability to weather storms, and to come together in times of crisis. In these times, I think it makes sense to remember our values as a community, and to seek commonality with our fellow citizens.
4. We need to continue to support our local brick and mortar retailers!
• For shopping, there are many curbside pickup options available at our local retailers. If you shop in person, please wear a mask, and be aware of social distancing at all times. This protects you, your fellow shoppers and store employees.
• For dining, you have options! Try curbside pickup, carryout, or delivery! If you choose to dine in, please follow guidelines, including wearing a mask when not seated at your table.
Let’s work to slow the spread, so we can get our economy back on track! For more information, go to www.Prescott-az.gov/COVID-19
5. We need to continue to practice all of the safety measures set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.
I strongly urge citizens to follow the protocols set forth by the County, and the Arizona Department of Health Services.
6. Here are some numbers and websites provided by the County.
• The Yavapai County Information Hotline is 928-442-5103.
• The State COVID hotline is still up; dial 211.
• Go to Yavapai.us/chs for the daily updates for Yavapai County.
• Go to AZDHS.gov for statewide information and statistics.
• For employment & financial assistance and more: arizonatogether.org/and en español: arizonatogether.org/es/
That’s all I have for you today. In the meantime, you can get updates on the City Facebook page, and the County website, shown in this post.
God bless you, and God bless Prescott.