Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Arizona WIC Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Arizona WIC Program is continuing to support our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. WIC staff are dedicated to helping make sure that mothers and young children have access to healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and are getting accurate information and appropriate recommendations during this public health situation.

By | April 16th, 2020|Preparedness, Prevention|0 Comments

Tips to Help Manage Chronic Health Conditions During COVID-19 Outbreak

While it is possible for anyone to experience severe illness from the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is critical to point out that  the groups at highest risk include individuals who are 65 years and older, and individuals who use tobacco or have underlying health conditions such as a disease of the heart, diabetes, […]

By | April 8th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

The Strategic National Stockpile is Key Resource for our COVID-19 Response

In support of our statewide COVID-19 response, our state and local public health preparedness programs are busy receiving and distributing life-saving medical supplies from the federal Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). So far, ADHS has distributed more than 181,681 N95 masks, 532,500 surgical masks, 85,248 face shields, 70,570 surgical […]

By | April 7th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

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