• COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
    COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Updated Recommendations - 3/30/2020
  • 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 China with your healthcare provider. Older adults and travelers with chronic medical conditions may be at risk for more severe disease.

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