San Luis

City of San Luis

San Luis, Arizona’s location at the U.S.-Mexico border place it at the center of many issues. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, city leaders are working to educate the public about safety measures, in both English and Spanish.

City of San Luis

The mayor of San Luis, Arizona has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the city.

Mayor Gerardo Sanchez told KAWC that one of the announced cases of COVID-19 in Yuma County is a resident of San Luis. No further information was given but Sanchez said city officials are keeping residents informed to stay at home.

“People need to understand this is a worldwide issue," Sanchez said. "This is a pandemic. Just because we’re in little San Luis doesn’t mean we’re isolated.”

Public announcements in San Luis are being made in English and Spanish.

The executive director of Campesinos Sin Fronteras, which serves farmworkers and low income residents in Yuma County, said that, despite the coronavirus, her organization remains committed to serving the community.

City of San Luis officials announced late Friday that Mayor Gerardo Sanchez declared a local state of emergency on the current situation with COVID-19 coronavirus.

City of San Luis

San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez and City Consultant Ralph Velez took part in the eighth annual United States-Mexico Border Mayors Summit in San Diego, California.

With the goal of strengthening the relationship between the United States and Mexico, the United States Mexico Border Mayors convened for their Border Mayor Summit hosted by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Arturo González Cruz.