COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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As of 7/6/2022 Santa Cruz County has had a total of 17,149 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Community transmission is present in Santa Cruz County.  Please take adequate precautions if you leave your home and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Arizona level of community COVID-19 spread –Widespread

Arizona Community Risk -Increasing with some areas of heightened risk.

Current Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Case Information

Total Cases17,149

Case Breakdown by Age 
0-194248 (24.8%)
20-446199 (36.2%)
45-644537 (26.4%)
65 and up2134 (12.4%)
Age Unknown31 (0.2%)
Total hospitalizations to date: 

Total Number of Deaths234
Deaths by Age
20-448 (3.5%)
45-6461 (26%)
65 and up165 (70.5%)
Age Unknown

Current Cases in Arizona

Updated 7/6/2022 

 Totals may vary slightly from those found on the Arizona Dept. of Health Services website.

Watch for Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.  These are some, but not all potential symptoms.

COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Those considered at highest risk for contracting the virus are individuals with travel to an area where the virus is spreading, or individuals in close contact with a person who is diagnosed as having COVID-19. 

After International Travel

You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. whether you traveled by air, land, or sea. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still be infected and spread the virus to others. 

After travel information for people fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization:

If your are NOT Vaccinated and Up to Date with your Covid-19 Vaccines:

  • It is recommended that you stay home and self quarantine for 5 days after travel.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
    1. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

After travel

 If you are NOT vaccinated and Up to Date with your Covid-19 Vaccines:

  • It is recommended that you get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after returning from travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected..
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.

How to Protect Yourself and others from COVID-19

  • Get Vaccinated and stay up to date on your Covid-19 vaccines
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Re-Opening Guidance 

Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Food Safety Checklist Glove Use Guidance 
Guidance for Retail Stores Guidance for Barbers & Cosmetologists Guidance for Public and Semi-Public Pools 
Guidance for Spas, Massage Therapists, and Personal Services Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Providers Interim Guidance: Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  
Guidance for Funeral Attendees Funeral Guidance for Individuals and Families Private Event Guidance

South32 and Local First Arizona Small Business Relief Fund

South32 and Local First Arizona have partnered to serve as many small businesses and entrepreneurs in need as possible. Micro-entrepreneurs in Santa Cruz County that are struggling to surmount the financial impact of the novel coronavirus may apply for funds to cover business expenses, employee salaries, and other operation-related costs.

                                                       South32 and Local First Arizona Small Business Relief Fund

COVID-19 Hotline

A COVID-19 hotline has been set up to answer any questions from the public and healthcare providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus.

Call 1-844-542-8201 to reach a health care professional.

  1. Business and Community Guidance
  2. Testing Questions
  3. Protect Yourself
  4. Resources
  5. Press Releases
  6. COVID-19 FAQ
  7. Printable Materials

Rental Assistance

ADOH has partnered with SEACAP (the Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program) to provide rental assistance to people in Santa Cruz County.  Clink on he link below to apply for Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance Application Page

Arizona is here for you #AZTOGETHER

We are committed to making sure Arizonans have access to the resources they need as we work to get our state through the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re in this together.

For more information about COVID-19 in English or Spanish, dial 2-1-1.

If you need public assistance, email

Emergency Services

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, help is available immediately. Click here for help or talk to someone now by calling 1.800.799.7233 or texting "LOVEIS" to 22522.

Business Guidance COVID-19 Restaurant Guidance 
Small Business Administration Food Service Sanitizing Guidance 
How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT 
Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Prácticas recomendadas para tiendas de alimentos minoristas, restaurantes, y servicios para llevar y entregar alimentos durante la pandemia del COVID-19

Small Business Administration Hotline 1-800-659-2955

Community Guidance

Coronavirus Guidelines for America Lista de Preparacion Para Una Pandemia de Influenza Para Organizaciones Communitarias Religiosas 
Faith Based Organization Guidance Directrices del Presidente Sobre el Coronavirus 
Pandemic Influenza Faith Based  Community Checklist Liberty Utilities COVID-19 Update

Save Our Home AZ – Foreclosure Assistance Keeping Your House Disinfected 

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