Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

COVID-19 in Arizona Children

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics released a state data report on Children and COVID-19. The report highlights Arizona as one of eight states with the highest number of  cumulative cases of COVID-19 in children. As the report acknowledges, one significant limitation of the data is how each state defines a […]

By | September 4th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments

This Labor Day, Find Your #Quaranteam and Team Up Arizona

Labor Day is this weekend and many Arizonans may have plans to spend the holiday with family and friends. There are several precautions that you and your family can take to stay safe from COVID-19 and other illnesses. Remember that you are safer at home. But, if you want to […]

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

National Preparedness Month – Make a Plan

As 2020 has shown, emergencies and disasters can strike when we least expect. Recent local, national, and international events illustrate the need to be prepared for both known and unexpected threats. In an effort to better prepare individuals, families, and communities, state and federal governments have designated September as […]

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

Positive News for AZ Counties in the Moderate Transmission Level, Moving into Next Phase of Safely Reopening

Today’s Business Dashboard update has positive news that extends beyond the state’s most-populous counties — Maricopa and Pima — moving to the next phase of safely resuming certain business operations with enhanced mitigation measures. As of today, a total of 8 counties, Apache, Cochise, […]

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

Public Health Continues to Expand Access to Testing for All Arizonans

Over the last several months, ADHS has worked with partners in local public health, healthcare, and community organizations to expand access to community-based COVID-19 testing across the state so that anyone who needs or wants a test can get one. We are currently evaluating existing testing locations and their coverage […]

By | August 26th, 2020|Preparedness|0 Comments