Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

Don’t let COVID-19 haunt your Halloween

I’m guessing that your children, like mine, have asked the same panicked questions as Oct. 31 approaches: 

Will there be trick-or-treating this Halloween? What about other fun? 

To these kiddos and their parents, I’m pleased to say that trick-or-treating can be done safely, but it’s no time to […]

By | October 16th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Arizona

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we track important outcomes to identify the course of the disease. Hospitalization is one of those metrics that can provide additional information to public health officials to target interventions and identify groups at higher risk for more severe disease.

We track hospitalization […]

By | October 6th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships, that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans. While measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as physical distancing, are necessary, it has never been more important for us to stay […]

By | September 21st, 2020|Prevention|0 Comments

National Preparedness Month – Prepare for Disasters

This is the third week of National Preparedness Month, and this week’s theme is “Prepare for Disasters.” Depending on where you live, you might face a variety of different hazards. Common types of disasters in Arizona include wildfires, flooding, power outages, and severe storms.  Knowing […]

By | September 15th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

Ready for some football? Have a COVID-19 game plan

The offseason is over, the virtual draft has concluded, and the NFL season has finally kicked off. This weekend, many Arizonans may have plans to enjoy the Cardinals’ opening game against the 49ers. While you’re cheering on our home team, remember you are safer at home. If you do plan […]

By | September 11th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments