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COVID-19 Antigen Tests

By | September 17th, 2020|Preparedness|

Over the next couple of days, Arizona will be adding a significantly higher number of cases than our recent average. This is a result of advancements in testing, and includes recently classified positive antigen cases dating back over the previous several months.  In late August, a fourth antigen test was authorized by the Food and [...]

National Preparedness Month – Prepare for Disasters

By | September 15th, 2020|Preparedness|

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 which type of disasters are most likely to affect you [...]

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

By | September 11th, 2020|Preparedness|

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 to watch the game with [...]

COVID-19 in Arizona Children

By | September 4th, 2020|Preparedness|

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 ‘child.’ Arizona is one [...]

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

By | September 2nd, 2020|Preparedness|

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 spend time with others make [...]

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

By | August 27th, 2020|Preparedness|

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, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, and Yavapai, are in the [...]

Public Health Continues to Expand Access to Testing for All Arizonans

By | August 26th, 2020|Preparedness|

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 areas to identify gaps in [...]

Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties Likely to Meet Moderate Benchmarks for Businesses to Reopen this Thursday

By | August 25th, 2020|Preparedness|

Over the last few months, Arizonans have worked together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. From wearing masks, physically distancing, and limiting congregating ⁠— their efforts have been a success and a model for the country.  This responsible approach has resulted in three of our major counties progressing to the next phase of safely [...]

Updates to Hospital Bed Usage Dashboard

By | August 19th, 2020|Preparedness|

Today we made an update to the Hospital Bed Usage and Availability section of our Data Dashboard to provide more information about how COVID-19 is impacting hospital bed usage in Arizona’s intensive care and inpatient units. Previously, the data we presented provided a picture of the percentage of beds that were occupied and the percentage [...]

New Method for Determining Inpatient and ICU Bed Availability Launched Today

By | June 6th, 2020|Preparedness|

Throughout the COVID-19 response, ADHS has partnered with hospitals to ensure Arizona’s healthcare preparedness to address a surge in COVID-19 cases. Early in the outbreak, Governor Ducey issued executive orders to support healthcare surge capacity, including issuance of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order, which provided hospitals time to implement preparedness plans, enhance [...]