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Lake Havasu City has revoked COVID-19 emergency proclamation

The pandemic is not over yet, but the proclamation was a procedural tool that is no longer needed, the mayor of Lake Havasu City said.

While COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue statewide, a city in northwestern Arizona has withdrawn its COVID-19 emergency proclamation.

Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy on Friday withdrew a COVID-19 emergency proclamation he initially issued on March 18, 2020.

“Today is another important step to bring this chapter to a close,” he said in a statement. “Although the past nearly 20 months have been difficult, we have overcome so much by coming together and supporting each other as a community.”

In his statement, Sheehy mentioned adequate hospital capacity, increased vaccination coverage and greater availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In an interview Tuesday, Sheehy emphasized that ending the proclamation is not saying the pandemic is over. The proclamation was a procedural tool that is no longer needed, he said.

Mayor Cal Sheehy.  from the town of Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu City, a city of about 55,000 residents, is located in Mohave County, which has the lowest vaccination rate of all 15 Arizona counties, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of Tuesday, 68.4% of the U.S. population and nearly 63% of the Arizona population ages 12 and older had been fully vaccinated, CDC data shows. In Mohave County, 41.5% of the population age 12 and older is fully vaccinated.


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