“I didn’t think I would be going into my savings to pay my employees because of a potential month-long closure; however, I think that’s part of a moral responsibility, whatever you want to call it, a moral compass,” Conley said. “We’ve had a really good run as a direct result of our employees — because without them we’re [expletive] — and then how this community supported us, so it’s kind of a no-brainer.”
Flagstaff closures and cancellations
Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans has issued a proclamation deemed necessary for the protection of life and property in the city of Flagstaff closing a number of businesses and establishments to members of the public. This proclamation is effective March 17 at 8 p.m. through April 1 at 11:59 p.m.
All restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, retail food facilities, and other similar businesses and establishments are prohibited from serving food and beverages for consumption on premises. Members of the public are prohibited from entering and remaining to dine or consume beverages. Businesses that typically offer food and beverages for on-premises consumption are instead encouraged to offer food and beverage using delivery, window, drive-through or drive-up service. If a business chooses to offer this type of “to-go” service, members of the public may remain on its premises for the purpose of picking up their food or beverage orders.
The proclamation also closes the following:
• Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other similar businesses and establishments offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
• Theaters, cinemas, and indoor and outdoor performance venues.
• Libraries and museums.
• Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, yoga and barre studios, and other similar facilities.
• Bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
The restrictions do not apply to any of the following:
• Grocery stores, markets, convenience stores and other similar businesses and establishments that offer food and beverage not for on-premises consumption;
• Pharmacies and drug stores;
• Food banks and food pantries;
• Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within health care facilities, nursing homes, shelters, group homes, places of worship, or similar facilities; and
• Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within or on the premises of institutions of higher learning.
• Vendors and concessionaires located within the Flagstaff Airport.