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Williams Mayor John Moore announced April 3 that he will suspend his campaign as a Congressional candidate for Arizona’s District 1 because of emerging demands that the Covid 19 virus.

April 3, 2020
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Ducey orders hair salons closed amid criticism
Coconino National Forest closes some hiking trails, Navajo Nation to fine curfew violators

The new order from the governor takes effect at 5 p.m. April 4. On the new closure list are massage parlors, tattoo parlors, barber shops and tanning salons.

By Associated Press April 3, 2020
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GLENDALE, Ariz (AP) — A tidal wave of unemployment claims triggered by mass coronavirus-related layoffs has inundated Arizona's unemployment insurance office, triggering telephone and internet filing glitches and processing delays that the agency promised to work through as quickly as possible.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 2, 2020
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The park announced the closure April 1, after receiving a letter from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 1, 2020
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Calls mounted March 30 for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press March 31, 2020
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A man was shot following a verbal altercation at a rural camp site on Perkinsville Road near Jerome March 30.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 31, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — As some Arizona schools move to distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Williams Unified School District and Heritage Charter School are concerned with how they can reach the nearly 700 children scattered around the greater Williams area following Gov. Doug Ducey’s announcement that all public schools in Arizona will remain closed through the end of the school year.

March 31, 2020
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More than 25 citizen-soldiers responded to a request from the Navajo Nation to establish a medical care facility in Chinle and to augment healthcare planning needs.

March 31, 2020
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Existing law says when a motorist accidentally hits an animal he or she is free to take it, subject to approval of a peace officer. But Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, said that isn’t sufficient.

By By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services March 31, 2020
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Little change expected in Williams following Ducey's stay at home order
Essential services allowed under March 30 executive order

In the city of Williams, residents will see little change since most of the city’s businesses were closed or restricted with Ducey’s March 20 executive order that restricted restaurants and bars.

By Wendy Howell March 30, 2020
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Arizona governor issues stay-at-home order effective Tuesday
Governor closes schools for the rest of the year

Arizona Doug Ducey has imposed a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

By Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press March 30, 2020
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PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the school year.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 30, 2020
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Acting with unity and resolve unseen since the 9/11 attacks, Washington moved urgently to stem an economic free fall caused by widespread restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus.

By By Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Laurie Kellman and Darlene Superville, Associated Press March 27, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is now reporting 665 confirmed coronavirus cases and 13 deaths. Coconino County is reporting 36 confirmed cases and two deaths.

By Associated Press March 27, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County health officials are changing the location and hours of the drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection sites.

March 26, 2020
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Coconino County is offering utility and rent assistance for those who qualify.

March 25, 2020
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Handwashing supplies have been increased and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands and avoid touching their face and other people.

March 25, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Coconino County. The individual was a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions.

March 24, 2020
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The Kaibab National Forest has closed specific recreation and day-use sites indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures already in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 24, 2020
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Community information for seniors

March 24, 2020
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Coronavirus information hotline

March 24, 2020
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The Williams Justice and City Courts and the Tusayan Town Court will remain open for business while the COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

March 24, 2020
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Up to eight inches of wet snow fell on Williams March 18.

By Wendy Howell March 24, 2020
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A swift-moving winter storm rolled through Williams the evening of March 18 causing traffic accidents on I-40.

March 24, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino National Forest has closed its developed recreation and day-use sites indefinitely to protect public and employee health, as well as align with state and local measures already in place to lessen the impact of COVID-19.

March 24, 2020

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