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GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

The Governor’s Office is partnering with Local First Arizona Foundation to launch the Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program and distribute $10 million in grants to small businesses who have had to shutter their doors during this pandemic. The partnership leverages the grantmaking experience and small business expertise of Local First Arizona Foundation, which has already distributed over $2 million in grant funds to small businesses across the state of Arizona, and will support their work of putting small businesses on a path for recovery.

The Arizona Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program will begin accepting applications on Aug. 20, 2020, at 10 A.M.

Grants will provide up to two months of rent or mortgage payments due by small businesses headquartered in Arizona and which were directly impacted by Executive Order 2020-43, including gyms, fitness centers, bars and nightclubs, indoor movie theatres, water parks, and tubing operators. This includes yoga studios, dance studios, martial arts studios or any related businesses that shut their doors in order to comply. The maximum award will be $25,000. Grants will be prioritized for businesses that are most in need of the funding to meet their rent or mortgage obligations and do not have access to other financial support. 

Business eligibility:

  • Must be doing business in Arizona prior to January 1, 2020.
  • Applicant business must be renting or leasing a physical location outside the owner’s personal residence. 
  • Employing less than 50 employees. (based on W-2s, full-time employee is equal to 1.0 employee and part-time employee is 0.5 employee).
  • Each business owner may only apply for one grant i.e., individuals with multiple locations may not apply for rent at each location.
  • Business must have been shut down due to Executive Order 2020-43 as outlined above.

Businesses can start prepping the following:

  • Gathering rent or mortgage statements for June, July, August, September or October (subtract utilities if included).
  • Provide information regarding other sources of income for the owner. Preference will be given to businesses which are the primary/sole source of income to the owners.
  • Provide an attestation of cash on hand 
  • Provide attestation that the business is in good standing the Arizona Dept of Revenue

AZ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES COVID-19 BENCHMARKS

The Arizona Department of Health Services offers a dash board on their website indicating whether counties meet the recommended benchmarks for reopening certain paused industries and operations. Here’s a video on how to access the benchmarks and information.

Mayor Cal Sheehy asks all citizens to please follow the trusted sources of information from the CDC, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Mohave County Public Health Department and encourages everyone to take care of their health and protect others by practicing good hygiene.

Para información en español.

MOHAVE COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE HUB

Click the link to see the latest COVID-19 information in Mohave County including testing information and confirmed cases.

Arizonans can dial 2-1-1 to get important COVID-19 information in English and Spanish.

The new line operates 12 hours daily, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days per week.

The line will also provide important information, including:

• How to prepare for and prevent Coronavirus spread
• Testing information for COVID-19
• What populations are at higher risk from the Coronavirus
• What to do if you get sick
• Coronavirus and animals
• A list of websites with accurate, reliable and up-to-date information
• Information on food, housing and financial assistance

Click the link below to view Governor Ducey's executive orders.

COVID-19 TESTING

Embry Women's Health at Mohave Communicy College - Lake Havasu City
  Available to anyone
At Home Testing A test kit gets FedExed, to patient and FedExed back and results apparently available in 2 to 3 days. Insurance covers cost. Available to anyone
Regional Center for Border Health (928) 256-4110 Monday thru Thursday mornings (drive thru) until 11am Parker - taking Havasu Patients
Lake Havasu Primary Clinic (928) 453-0777 lakehavasuprimarycare@gmail.com Email insurance card and driver's license front and back and then call the clinic for instructions. Anyone can get testing. $50 non-insured
Nextcare (928) 4534600 1810 Mesquite Ave # B, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403   Anyone can get testing
Midwest Internal Medicine
(928) 453-8500 1840 Mesquite Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403   Currently only patients
CVS Pharmacy
(928) 854-6300 75 North Lake Havasu Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 Monday thru Sunday Available to anyone

CITY SERVICES

In response to COVID-19 concerns, based on discussion with and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the office of Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Mohave County Public Health Department, Lake Havasu City is temporarily altering its operations.

  • City Hall lobby is open
  • Aquatic Center is open for Lap Swim ONLY starting September 8, 2020
  • All city park amenities are open
  • Havasu Mobility continues to provide transportation to seniors and disabled within the City limits. Transportation to essential services such as medical appointments, pharmacy, and, grocery stores. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. Please call Havasu Mobility to schedule transportation. Fare is $2.00 each way.
  • All Fire Stations are closed to public tours and non-emergency contact.
  • Pursuant the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-75, any persons entering the courthouse must wear a mask or secured protective face covering. This will be effective Friday May 15, 2020 until further notice.
  • Orders of Protection, Injunction Against Harassment, and warrants will be seen by a Judge anytime Monday through Friday. All other requests may be submitted by phone or email. Payments are made by visiting azcourtpay.com, or by contacting the Municipal or Justice Court.
  • All events, activities, and meetings scheduled on City properties and in City facilities that exceed the CDC’s recommendation for the number of people in a public gathering, are canceled to a date to be determined. All prepaid temporary business licenses are refunded.
  • Online services are available including records requests, online payments, and more, at the City’s website.
  • All police department ride-along requests and tours of the police department are suspended until further notice.

CITY ACTIONS TO DATE

AUGUST 28, 2020

In order to continue to combat and reduce the spread of COVID-19 cases across Mohave County and Lake Havasu City, Lake Havasu City is strongly encouraging our residents and visitors to continue to wear a face covering and distance yourself from others, whenever possible.

Mohave County and Lake Havasu City are starting to see a downward trend in overall confirmed COVID-19 cases. However, with the upcoming holiday weekend quickly approaching, schools opening with hybrid options, and the upcoming flu season, there still remains a community-wide risk of exposure to the virus. Due to this risk, Mayor Cal Sheehy is extending proclamation 2020-2, requiring all residents and visors to wear a face covering whenever inside of a business within Lake Havasu City.

JULY 23, 2020

As part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, Governor Ducey announced today a continuation of Executive Order 2020-43 to prohibit large gatherings, cease the issuance of new special event licenses and pause the operations of bars, gyms, waterparks and tubing rentals.

In order to support the Governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the virus, the City will extend Proclamation 2020-03 requiring residents and visitors to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, whenever they are patrons of businesses within Lake Havasu City or attending a public meeting at a City facility until September 1, 2020. 

JULY 7, 2020
LETTER FROM MAYOR CAL SHEEHY TO BUSINESSES

Lake Havasu City Business Owners:

As you know, the number of positive cases has increased in our community over the past few weeks. I write today, to ask you to take additional action to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the number of cases in Lake Havasu City by implementing the guidance contained in Proclamation 2020-2, which requires masks or face coverings for anyone who enters your place of business.

By enforcing Proclamation 2020-2 until at least July 27, 2020, you are supporting the City-wide effort to educate your employees and customers of the importance of staying safe during these uncertain times.

I have included signs and graphics that you can use to inform your customers and patrons when entering the building.

Sincerely,

- Mayor Cal Sheehy

Choose and download a sign from the gallery below:

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JULY 1, 2020

Due to the influx of visitors this holiday weekend and concern from our residents. Mayor Cal Sheehy issued a proclamation requiring residents and visitors to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, whenever they are patrons of businesses within Lake Havasu City. The City asks that residents do not call 911 to report non-compliance; save 911 calls for medical emergencies.

The proclamation goes into effect on Friday, July 3, 2020 and lasts until at least July 27, 2020. It requires every person in Lake Havasu City, ages six and over to cover their nose and mouth whenever they enter places of business that serve the public.   

JUNE 29, 2020

As part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, Governor Ducey announced today an Executive Order to prohibit large gatherings, cease the issuance of new special event licenses and pause the operations of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing rentals. The pause of these business operations takes effect at 8:00 p.m. today, Monday, June 29 and is in effect for one month.

Today’s Executive Order follows recent actions to boost diagnostic testing, including expanding rapid testing capability; amplify contact tracing; fund additional PPE and face masks for long-term care settings; and enhance guidance for establishments to limit congregating and enforce mitigation policies.

“In an effort to save lives and slow the spread, Lake Havasu City continues to educate the public on the importance of adhering to state and CDC guidelines, including the use of masks in public spaces. We continue to coordinate with state and local health officials in an effort to keep the public safe,” says Mayor Cal Sheehy.

In order to adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order the City will also pause operations at the Aquatic Center and temporarily cease all indoor fitness activities.

JUNE 26, 2020

Due to the continued increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Mohave County and Lake Havasu City, Lake Havasu City is strongly encouraging our residents and visitors to avoid going out, stay home, wear a face covering and distance yourself from others, whenever possible.

JUNE 17, 2020

Following COVID-19 case increases and hospitalizations, Governor Doug Ducey announced enhanced actions to contain the spread of the virus and protect Arizona’s most vulnerable residents. The announced actions build on Arizona’s substantial efforts to boost testing, expand contact tracing, secure PPE for health care and frontline workers, fast-track resources to the most affected areas and more.

JUNE 5, 2020

The Aquatic Center is offering open swim sessions Monday through Saturday, starting Monday, June 8th. Weekly session are available from 11:30a.m. to 2:00p.m., 2:30p.m. to 5:00p.m. and a Saturday session from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

JUNE 5, 2020

Mayor Cal Sheehy and City Manager Jess Knudson held a virtual Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager via Facebook Live.

JUNE 5, 2020

Aquatic Center is open for lap swim, swim lessons, and open swim sessions. These modifications include, but are not limited to, additional cleaning in between open swim sessions, the closure of hot tubs and soaker pools, reduced seating and limiting the number of guests per session to 150 in order to adhere to social distancing and CDC guidelines.

MAY 31, 2020

On May 31, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey issued Order, Declaration of State of Emergency - Imposition of Curfew, implementing a State-wide curfew.

MAY 28, 2020

Mooring in the Bridgewater Channel is open May 28.

MAY 20, 2020

Sunshine Summer Camp began on June 8th for children entering first through sixth grade. This year’s camp environment stresses the importance of safety for all of our participants, staff and families.

It is our goal to create an environment focused on protocols that protect everyone who participate in Sunshine Summer Camp. These modifications include, but are not limited to, separating participants into smaller groups, additional cleaning and handwashing schedules, spread out areas to check-in and check-out of participants, and limiting the total number of participants served, so staff can maintain small groups as advised by the CDC and AZDHS. 

MAY 18, 2020

City Hall Lobby is reopened.

Aquatic Center is reopened to lap swimmers only.

MAY 15, 2020

Pursuant the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-75, any persons entering the courthouse must wear a mask or secured protective face covering. This will be effective Friday May 15, 2020 until further notice.

MAY 15, 2020

All city park amenities are reopened.

MAY 4, 2020

All dog parks and restrooms that can be routinely sanitized are reopened.

APRIL 17, 2020

Lake Havasu City participated in Governor Ducey's Light AZ Blue campaign by lighting the London Bridge and Wheeler Park in blue.

APRIL 7, 2020

COVID-19 updates from Mayor Sheehy and City Manager Jess Knudson

APRIL 7, 2020

Mayor Sheehy hosts a Tele-Town Hall with Senator Martha McSally to discuss business relief options for businesses in Mohave and La Paz counties. 

April 4, 2020

Mayor Sheehy Urges Non-Essential Businesses to Suspend their Operations

Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-18 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected,” directs those in Arizona to limit their time away from their place of residence or property, except to conduct or participate in Essential Activities; for employment, to volunteer or participate in Essential Functions; and to utilize any service or products provided by Essential Businesses. 

April 3, 2020

Mayor Sheehy urges visitors to stay home with his statement, “Lake Havasu City has always been a special place for visitors, but we ask that you stay home to protect the safety of our citizens and you during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to inviting you back when the health and safety of our citizens is not at risk.  Stay home, stay healthy, and stay connected and we will see you soon.”

April 3, 2020

Effective Saturday, April 4, 2020, based on additional guidance of Essential Services released today by Governor Doug Ducey: barbers, cosmetology, hair salons, nail salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, spas, and massage parlors, communal pools, amenities at public parks including splashpads, playgrounds, and public restrooms are to cease operations.

In response to this guidance, the following additional City services are closed to the public effective Saturday, April 4: public restrooms, playground equipment, pickleball courts, and dog parks.

MARCH 31, 2020

COVID-19 updates from Mayor Sheehy and City Manager Jess Knudson

March 31, 2020

Lake Havasu City takes additional steps to promote social distancing. Tinnell Memorial Skate park is closed. Basketball, bocce ball, horseshoe, and volleyball courts at all City parks are closed.

MARCH 30, 2020

The City suspends mooring of boats on the shores of the Bridgewater Channel. Mooring on the shores, including London Bridge Beach and Rotary Park is prohibited.

MARCH 25, 2020

Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-09 suspending services in all bars, restaurants, gyms, fitness center, and theaters. Restaurants can offer take-out, delivery, and curbside services, but cannot provide dine-in services.

MARCH 25, 2020

All in person lobby transactions for dog licensing and renewals are suspended until June 1, 2020.

MARCH 24, 2020

Mayor Sheehy appoints Vice-Mayor David Lane to lead the Lake Havasu City Resource Alliance, connecting the community through the COVID-19 crisis.  Vice Mayor David Lane leads the alliance with Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, River Cities United Way, and Havasu Community Health Foundation.  

MARCH 24, 2020

Mayor Cal Sheehy, City Manager Jess Knudson and Havasu Regional Medical Center CEO Mike Patterson discuss COVID-19 in Lake Havasu City.

MARCH 24, 2020

All City events, programs, and activities are canceled.

MARCH 21, 2020

City Hall lobby is closed to the public.

MARCH 20, 2020

Mayor Sheehy urges bars and restaurants to do the right thing and take immediate actions based on Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-09, limiting operations of certain businesses. 

MARCH 18, 2020

Mayor Sheehy declares an existence of a local emergency by proclamation.

MARCH 17, 2020

Mayor Sheehy begins attending daily teleconference briefings with members of Governor Ducey’s staff to coordinate local relief efforts from the state.  

MARCH 16, 2020

City notified that all 2020 Spring Break activities and events are suspended.

MARCH 16, 2020

Mayor Sheehy, City Manager Jess Knudson, and Interim Fire Chief Paul Adams meet with local EMS to coordinate efforts. 

MARCH 16, 2020

Aquatic Center is closed until further notice.

MARCH 16, 2020

City operations are altered temporarily due to COVID-19 conerns. Teen Break is canceled. Fire Stations are closed to public tours. All events and meetings scheduled on City properties and in City facilities are cancelled until further notice. All prepaid temporary business licenses are refunded. The Justice and Municipal Courts are limiting lobby access and are serving only calendared hearings, warrants, and order of protection.

MARCH 10, 2020

Mayor Sheehy hosts Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady and City of Kingman Mayor Jen Miles, along with city managers and Mohave County Department of Public Health Director Denise Burley, in Lake Havasu City to review the emergency operation plans as it relates to COVID-19.

MARCH 6, 2020

Mayor Sheehy and City Manager Jess Knudson host monthly Coffee with Mayor and City Manager and discuss the current CDC guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus. 

The City appreciates the public’s patience and apologizes for any inconvenience. Mayor Cal Sheehy asks all citizens to please follow the trusted sources of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Mohave County Public Health Department.

“Together, we are following the guidelines of CDC, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Mohave County Public Health Department to ensure a collaborative approach to communicate factual information to our citizens. It is important that we remain calm in the face of this ever-changing situation. At this time, I remind all citizens to practice good hygiene. Please wash your hands frequently and cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. And, if you are feeling under the weather, please stay home.”

COVID-19 RESOURCE ALLIANCE UPDATES

LHC RESOURCE ALLIANCE PROVIDING HOPE THROUGH CRISIS

COVID-19 has affected nearly every person and business entity in the nation. In Lake Havasu City, our local businesses have experienced sharp financial declines due to emergency closures and other COVID-19 related impacts.

To provide emergency funding to these businesses, Lake Havasu City has allocated a portion of it's AZ CARES Act Funding to assist in paying their bills to prevent them from going out of business. These funds, approved in the amount of up to $250,000, are dedicated to the LHC Resource Alliance CARES Grant and distributed through River Cities United Way

The LHC Resource Alliance, a dedicated team from the City of Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce River Cities United Way, Havasu Community Health Foundation and Better Business Bureau are reviewing grant applications weekly to award funds as quickly as possible.  

Download one of the flyers below for more information.

  • LHC Resource Alliance
  • Resource Alliance LHC COVID

The true strength of a community shines brightest in times of adversity. Now more than ever, as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, Lake Havasu City is staking priority in the livelihood of its citizens and businesses. Many of our valued community members have already been adversely affected by the current situation, and action needs to be taken to address these pressing concerns. Lake Havasu City, along with local trusted resources, have formed the LHC Resource Alliance to provide assistance with food, relief funds, business support and mental health services.

PUBLIC SAFETY PROCEDURES

In order to ensure emergency services are available for priority calls, please do not call 911 for non-emergencies or for general questions about the Coronavirus. 

If you do not require immediate police assistance and it is NOT an emergency, please utilize our online services to submit crime reports, request police reports, request crash reports, vacation security checks, traffic enforcement and more. If it is not necessary to come to the lobby of the police department, please consider the website or a phone call to our non-emergency number to address your concerns.

Effective immediately, the Lake Havasu City Police Department Dispatchers are utilizing a specific questionnaire to screen all callers who desire or require an in-person response by a Police Officer or Firefighter.  Callers are advised that for the protection of first responders, a few questions are asked prior to their arrival.

All callers are asked if anyone in the home has any of the following symptoms:

  • Measured body temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent cough
    • Any other new respiratory problems (i.e., persistent sneezing, wheezing, congestion, etc.)

    All callers are asked about their travel history and patient contact history:

  • If anyone in the household:
    • Traveled in the last 14 days (if so, where?)
    • Had contact with a person who has traveled from a known infected area in the   last 14 days (if so, what place)?
    • Had contact with someone with flu-like illness (if so, when)?
    • (If above is Yes) is he/she a healthcare worker?

If there are any “Yes” answers to questions above, the dispatcher gives the instruction “from now on, don’t allow anyone to come in close contact with him/her unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment”.

Additionally, to minimize potential exposure to our first responders, callers experiencing non-emergent situations are asked if they are willing to speak with someone over the phone. Any caller requesting contact by phone does not require screening.

RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

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A message to the Mexican community that resides in Arizona

Community guide for the health emergency COVID-19

RECURSOS PARA LA COMUNIDAD INDOCUMENTADA

SALUD

Todos los residentes de Arizona tienen derecho a recibir atención médica por COVID-19, mediante los centros comunitarios de salud:

Línea de atención del Departamento de Salud del condado de Maricopa:

Ventanilla de salud del Consulado General de México en Phoenix:

Línea estatal:

APOYOS EN ESPECLE

Arizona Health One Hunger Hotline: línea que brinda información diariamente sobre los espacios donde se pueden obtener almuerzos para menores de 18 años:

Bancos de comida (Arizona Food Bank Network): se distribuyen a través de organizaciones religiosas y distritos escolares en varias ciudades del estado:

DESALOJOS

Orden Ejecutiva 2020-14: pospone la intervención de autoridades estatales en acciones de desalojo a personas que perdieron su trabajo o sufrieron una reducción en sus ingresos.

Acuerdo con bancos estatales para frenar, durante 60 días, acciones de desalojo por falta de pago hipotecario.

Orden Ejecutiva 2020-21: prohíbe el desalojo, por falta de pago de renta, de pequeños negocios y organizaciones sin fines de lucro que enfrentan dificultades económicas por la declaración de emergencia.

SERVICIOS BÁSICOS (AGUA, ELECTRICDAD, OTROS)

El gobierno estatal acordó no suspender el servicio eléctrico por falta de pago.

Las ciudades no suspenderán el servicio de agua, gas, drenaje y recolección de basura por falta de pago.

OTROS

Página de internet Arizona Together, con diversos recursos para la comunidad:

AVOID COVID-19 FRAUD

Click the link below to learn how to avoid COVID-19 fraud.