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The latest on COVID-19 in Arizona.

Somerton Officials Hold Informational Meetings With Business Owners on Reopening

Somerton Mayor Gerardo Anaya was joined by city officials on Wednesday afternoon in a discussion with a dozen barbershop and salon owners regarding reopening their businesses under Centers for Disease Control safety guidelines set forth by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

Mayor Anaya was joined by officials from the Somerton police, fire and economic development departments. Business owners were provided information sheets, as well as N95 face masks donated to the city by UPS.

On Friday, the city will meet with restaurant owners or their representatives.

Other events in Somerton this week include a drive-thru pick-up of free meat, taking place Friday at the Somerton Community Center. On Saturday morning, Sunset Health in Somerton will host free drive-though testing for people who think they may have been exposed to or infected with COVID-19.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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