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First Positive Presumptive Case for Corona Virus in Yavapai County

20 March 2020  

First Presumptive Positive Case in Yavapai County

A Sedona resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The case is currently under investigation by Yavapai County Community Health Services. 

A presumptive positive case is one that has been tested at a local public health lab but is still pending confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

As part of YCCHS’s ongoing disease investigation to identify the source of the virus and other individuals who were potentially exposed, people close to the individual will be contacted by the health department.

In a special session of the Board of Supervisors Thursday morning, the County declared a Proclamation of Countywide Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing it to make appropriate orders, provide emergency resources, request additional resources and receive mutual aid from the state and federal governments.

The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is open, and the phone bank will be open to answer calls from the community, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  928-442-5103.

What do I do if COVID-19 starts spreading in my community?

  •  Pay attention to recommendations from your local health department.

  •  Stay informed about local COVID-19 activity through the Yavapai County Health Services website: and be aware of any signs that people in your community are getting sick. 

  •  Avoid contact with people who are sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands often with soap or water. Don’t share personal items and clean frequently touched surfaces with soap and water.

  •  If you are sick, stay home. When seeking medical care, wear a facemask and keep your distance from others. If someone in your house is sick, stay home to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus to others.

  •  Do not attend large events, such as sporting events, conferences, or other community events if you are sick, do not feel well, or someone in your home is sick. If you aren’t sick, consider your risk of getting COVID-19 at the event before you go. 

  •  Set up a separate room for sick household members. Clean the room regularly and make sure they have clean disposable facemasks to use.

  •  Check in with family and friends who live alone—especially those with chronic diseases. If you live alone, ask your friends and family to check in with you if you become sick.

For more information about this event or any of the Yavapai County Community Health Services, please check:


Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.