COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates
March 31, 2020

Good afternoon Somerton residents.
Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey’s “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order begins at 5:00 pm today. We are all ordered to stay home except to engage in essential services and activities.
You can still pick up prescriptions, get groceries (One person, one cart!), and handle essential business. Walking and bike riding, while practicing social distancing is encouraged for mental health.
Somerton is a tight knit community that looks out for each other. We will all do our part to #flattenthecurve to slow the spread of COVID-19. Together we are Somerton Strong, the best little city in Arizona. #stopthespread #togetherwearesomerton
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Buenas tardes, residentes de Somerton.
La Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador de Arizona, Doug Ducey "Quédese en casa, manténgase saludable, permanezca conectado" comienza hoy a las 5:00 pm. Todos tenemos la orden de quedarnos en casa excepto para participar en servicios y actividades esenciales.
Todavía puede recoger recetas, comprar alimentos (¡una persona, una carreta!) y hacer negocios esenciales. Caminar y andar en bicicleta, mientras se practica el distanciamiento social, se fomenta la salud mental.
Somerton es una comunidad muy unida que se cuida entre sí. Todos haremos nuestra parte para #flattenthecurve para disminuir la propagación de COVID-19. Juntos somos Somerton, la mejor ciudad pequeña de Arizona
Yuma County Information https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/…/coronavirus-2019-covid-19-yu…


March 23, 2020
The City of Somerton has kicked off a Community Resource Hotline to help seniors and others in our community with information on making city utility payments and connecting them with resources during this emergency. The number is (928) 627-9878 and help is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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La Ciudad de Somerton ha lanzado una Línea Directa de Recursos Comunitarios para ayudar a las personas mayores y otras personas de nuestra comunidad con información sobre cómo hacer pagos de servicios públicos de la ciudad y conectarlos con los recursos durante esta emergencia. El número es (928) 627-9878 y la ayuda está disponible de lunes a viernes de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.

March 20, 2020 

Mayor Anaya Follows Governor Ducey’s Executive Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Following the Executive Order set by Arizona Governor Douglas Ducey on March 19, 2020, Somerton Mayor Jerry Anaya has found it necessary as a matter of public safety, health and welfare to close all gyms and fitness centers, and have restaurants serve the public only through pick-up, delivery, and drive-thru operations. Continue reading...

El Alcalde Anaya Sigue la Orden Ejecutiva Del Gobernador Ducey de Ralentizar la Propagación de COVID-19
Siguiendo la Orden Ejecutiva establecida por el Gobernador de Arizona, Douglas Ducey, el 19 de marzo de 2020, el Alcalde de Somerton, Jerry Anaya, consideró necesario, por razones de seguridad pública, salud y bienestar, cerrar todos los gimnasios y centros de acondicionamiento físico, y hacer que los restaurantes sirvan al público solo a través de operaciones de recojo local, entrega y auto servicio. Continuar leyendo...

In the photo below (from left to right), Somerton City Attorney Jorge Lozano, City Manager Ian McGaughey, Mayor Jerry Anaya, and Economic Development Director Hector Tapia discuss the Governor’s Executive Order.
3-20-20 Mayor meeting

City of Somerton Announces Service Modifications
Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, residents, and visitors, Mayor Jerry Anaya has ordered public access be closed to Somerton City Hall and facilities under the control of the Parks and Recreation Department starting Friday, March 20, 2020, at 5:00 pm. The Somerton Police Department and Somerton Cocopah Fire Department will remain open with limited public access. The Somerton Municipal Court will defer to the Presiding Superior Court Judge for Yuma County and the Arizona Supreme Court to set their own public access guidelines. Continue Reading...

La Ciudad de Somerton Anuncia Modificaciones de Servicios
Por precaución y en un esfuerzo por proteger la salud y la seguridad de nuestros empleados, residentes y visitantes, el Alcalde Jerry Anaya ha ordenado que se cierre el acceso público al Ayuntamiento de Somerton y las instalaciones bajo el control del Departamento de Parques y Recreación comenzando dia viernes 20 de marzo de 2020 a las 5:00 p.m. El Departamento de Policía de Somerton y el Departamento de Bomberos de Somerton Cocopah permanecerán abiertos con acceso público limitado. El Tribunal Municipal de Somerton remitirá al Juez del Tribunal Superior que preside el Condado de Yuma y al Tribunal Supremo de Arizona para establecer sus propias pautas de acceso público. Continuar leyendo...

March 15, 2020, Mayor Jerry Anaya signs a proclamation declaring an emergency in the City of Somerton to enable proactive measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.
March 14, 2020, Elected Officials come together for a Declaration of Unity and encourage calm
 
March 15, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey And Superintendent Kathy Hoffman Announces Closure Of Arizona Schools To Address Staffing Shortages And Prioritize Arizona Children
 
For the latest Yuma County Health District updates on COVID-19, visit the special Yuma County COVID-19 Update page