Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

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

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