• COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
    COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Updated Recommendations - 4/3/2020
If not already closed, the following services shall cease operations no later than 5 p.m. on April 4, 2020, as these services cannot comply with the guidelines required in paragraph 11 of Executive Order 2020-18, directing Arizonans to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected.
  • Barbers
  • Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Nail Salons and Aesthetic Salons
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Spas
  • Massage parlors
In addition, the following services shall also cease operations by 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4:
  • Amenities at public parks that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene such as basketball courts, splash pads, playgrounds and public restrooms but public parks shall remain open to the greatest extent possible.
  • Communal pools such as those at hotels, condominiums, apartment complexes and parks, however, these should still be maintained under environmental and public health rules and guidelines.
  • Swap meets
The Governor’s Office also provided guidance related to the following services, which are considered essential and may continue operations:
  • Personal hygiene services including in-home services such as assistance with bathing and cleaning for vulnerable adults and those who are disabled.
  • Daycare centers providing care for individuals with children serving in any essential services category.
  • Hotels and motels, to the extent used for lodging, including RV Parks, and hotel and motel restaurants providing delivery or carryout food services.
  • Respite and palliative care.
  • Effective close of business Tuesday, March 31, Arizonans shall limit their time away from their place of residence or property, except:
    • To conduct or participate in essential activities, and/or;
    • For employment, to volunteer or participate in essential functions; or
    • To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services;
    • And for employment if as a sole proprietor or family owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.
  • Essential businesses that remain open shall implement rules and procedures that facilitate physical distancing and spacing of individuals of at least 6 feet.
    • Businesses, operations, and activities deemed essential by the state were clarified here.
  • Arizonans are encouraged to improve social connectedness, resiliency, and help-seeking behavior.
  • Arizona schools state-wide are closed through the end of the school year.
  • All restaurants are required to provide dine-out options only.
  • All bars, movie theaters, and gyms are required to close.
  • All elective surgeries are halted in the state of Arizona.
  • If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • All mass gatherings of 10 or more people must be canceled or postponed.
Coronavirus Disease 2019

There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). There are a number of cases globally including the United States. On February 26th, the CDC confirmed a possible instance of community spread in the United States.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people. Signs and symptoms, similar to the common cold or the flu, include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, and general feeling of being unwell.

For the most up-to-date information on the outbreak, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 website.

If you traveled to areas currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:

  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • If you need to seek medical care, before going to your doctor’s office, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Discuss travel to affected areas with your healthcare provider. Older adults and travelers with chronic medical conditions may be at risk for more severe disease.

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