Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Practicing Safe Physical Distancing in Your Essential Service Workplace

During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have an integral role to help stop person-to-person spread. Maintaining physical distance in the workplace can be challenging, but there are things your business can do to help.

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through close contact (approximately 6 feet) via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. […]

By | April 2nd, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Physical Distancing is an Important Tool to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term physical distancing has become a household conversation. You may have heard this term used on  local news, social media, or even within your work environment, but what exactly does physical distancing mean and why is it being recommended? 

COVID-19 is […]

By | April 1st, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Arizona Public Health System Preparing to Respond to Additional Cases of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services has been closely monitoring COVID-19 on an international, national, and local level. Mitigating the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, a respiratory disease that can cause symptoms ranging from mild cold-like illness to severe pneumonia, is a high priority. While […]

By | February 27th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

2020 State-by-State Report on Public Health Preparedness

Recent events, such as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), highlight the need for public health preparedness programs at the local, state, and federal levels. A primary role of public health agencies is to help protect the public from such disease outbreaks and disasters. However, it […]

By | February 25th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

One Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Reported in Arizona; Health Officials Monitoring Outbreak

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced that a Maricopa County resident has been diagnosed with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The confirmed case is in a person who recently returned from travel to Wuhan, China. The case is a member of the […]

By | January 27th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments