Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

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

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