The City of Sedona has canceled the 2020 St. Patricks’ Day Parade and Irish Concert that was to be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  The City of Sedona has issued the following press release on March 12, 2020.

SEDONA, Ariz. – Out of caution, and in the interest of protecting citizens from the potential spread of the coronavirus, the city of Sedona is evaluating large, non-essential city events. Because of this, the city has decided to cancel this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and accompanying Irish Concert at the Pavilion in Posse Grounds Park. Future decisions of this nature will be considered on a case-by-case basis. It is too soon to make any decisions about the Food Truck Festival, Celebration of Spring, or other events and activities, and as they near, an evaluation will be made.

The city is in frequent contact with Coconino and Yavapai counties and their epidemiologists, emergency response teams and policy leaders, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders to monitor the situation daily and follow the guidelines set-forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and county government agencies.

Citizens are encouraged to look to these sources:
CDC website on coronavirus.
Tips on coronavirus prevention.
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services information.
CDC’s travel notices.
Coconino County Health and Human Services information.
Yavapai County Health Services website.

In the interest of being prepared, city teams are considering emergency management protocol for city operations, should the need arise. The safety of residents will continue to be the highest priority for the city of Sedona.

Read about frequently asked questions on the coronavirus here.