Keeping you up to date on COVID-19
Gov. Ducey announces new 211 coronavirus hotline
The hotline will respond to calls in English and Spanish and will provide important information, including:
- How to prepare for and prevent COVID-19 spread
- Testing information for COVID-19
- What populations are at higher risk from the COVID-19
- What to do if an individual gets sick
- COVID-19 and animals
- And a list of websites with accurate, reliable and up-to-date information
The line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona. More information can also be found at 211arizona.org/covid-19
Gov. Ducey ordered Arizonans to stay home except for when needing to utilize essential services.
Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday received letters from several Arizona mayors, the clergy and Maricopa County Medical Services urging for him to issue a shelter-in-place order. Full story here.
The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a correction to the number of coronavirus cases in Arizona. At 9 a.m., the number of cases in Arizona was 235. Just after 10 a.m., the department updated the correct total to 234.
Arizona updated coronavirus numbers this morning. There are now 235 cases in the state. There are 139 cases in Maricopa County alone. Read the last information here.
Banner Health now has a hotline for anyone who has questions about COVID-19/coronavirus symptoms. You can call 1-844-549-1851. A clinical team member can talk to you to determine if testing is appropriate. The hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday though Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. More information can be found here.
This week, the Arizona National Guard will activate more than 700 Arizona Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to support grocery stores and food banks with their diverse logistical needs during this state of emergency response to COVID-19.
Coconino County officials have found evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. Community transmission happens when there are confirmed cases of coronavirus, and there is no source of infection in some cases and it cannot be directly traced back to a known exposure. Learn more about what this means here.
Gov. Ducey announced a new coronavirus hotline partnered with 211 that will answer questions from Arizonans in both English and Spanish. Full story here.
Coconino County said in a press release that without financial aid and supplies from state and federal governments, they will have to halt coronavirus testing next week. Read the full story here.
Anthem Golf and Country Club sent an email to their members letting them know a member tested positive for coronavirus. Full story here.
The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed there has now been a second death in Arizona and the state now has 152 cases. Full story here.
Navajo Nation says the number of cases on the reservation has reached 26. It includes 18 cases from the Kayenta Service Unit, four from the Chinle Service Unit, three from the Tuba City Service Unit and one from the Crownpoint Service Unit. The “Stay at Home Order” is now in effect for the entire Navajo Nation, requiring residents to remain at home and all non-essential businesses to close.
Coconino County adds two more positive cases for coronavirus, bringing its total to 13 and the state’s total to 106.
The Phoenix VA announced a veteran tested positive for the coronavirus at its facility in central Phoenix. The veterans is being cared for in respiratory isolation. More info here.
City of Peoria announced it will close all City buildings, facilities, and public centers starting on March 22 at 7 a.m. City Council and Planning and Zoning Meetings will be conducted online. More information can be read here.
Grand Canyon University in Phoenix is asking its students “to leave campus as soon as possible,” saying the “ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are changing by the minute.” Read GCU’s full statement here.
The Motor Vehicle Division will be requiring appointments will be required for any in-office services starting Monday (March 23). Walk-in customers will be directed to access services online or by phone, or if necessary, to make an appointment to return.
Additionally, in compliance with Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order of March 19, expiration dates for customers whose license or permit expires between March 1 and Sept. 1 have been extended for six months
Arizona has received a shipment of medical protective equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and those items will soon be delivered to county health departments to send out to local hospital and medical personnel. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
Valley Metro is asking bus passengers to board using the door at the back of the bus to keep a safe distance between operators and their passengers. It also is closing the customer-service windows at transit centers starting Monday. CLICK HERE for everything you need to know.
Starbucks is closing its cafes due to coronavirus, with some exceptions. CLICK HERE for story.
There are 104 cases of coronavirus in Arizona, according to new numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.