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Vaccinated or not, take steps to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission

By | September 1st, 2021|Preparedness|

It’s a natural question that we hear regularly: Amid substantial COVID-19 spread, what does ADHS recommend for people going to large events, small gatherings, grocery stores, restaurants, and more?  The answer is simple and no doubt frustrating to many: As much as we all want to be done with COVID-19, the pandemic isn’t done with [...]

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New CDC guidance on masks provides another reason to get vaccinated

By | April 27th, 2021|Preparedness|

There are many good reasons to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It protects you, your family, your friends, and your community.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today offered another good reason: You no longer need to wear a mask for certain outdoor activities.  Specifically, the CDC’s new guidance allows fully vaccinated individuals [...]

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The CDC issues encouraging guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

By | March 8th, 2021|Preparedness|

Over the past few months, you may have heard me call COVID-19 vaccines the light at the end of the tunnel. As more and more Arizonans get the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines, we will start to see life returning to normal. That light is getting brighter by the day. New guidance released [...]

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ADHS’ Disease Detectives

By | July 25th, 2012|Prevention|

Awhile back, our epidemiology and licensing team of disease detectives including Jason Lempp, Cara Christ, Vinita Oberoi, Jessica Rigler, Ken Komatsu, Kathy McCanna, Connie Belden, Ken Komatsu, and Shoana Anderson learned of a severe case of a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  (MRSA) through our 24-hour disease reporting system.  Our team quickly contacted the county public health department which immediately began an [...]

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