COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19 CASE COUNT INFORMATION UPDATE 

As of 7/9/2020 Santa Cruz County has had a total of 2,096 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 Cases2,096Cases Recovered1,340
Gender
Female1,100Male995Unknown1
Case Breakdown by Age 
0-19284 (14%)
20-44895 (43%)
45-64678 (32%)
65 and up239 (11%)
Age Unknown
Total Number of Hospitalizations to Date107
Total Number of Deaths30
Deaths by Age
0-19
20-441 (3%)
45-64(24%)
65 and up21 (73%)
Age Unknown

Current Cases in Arizona

Updated 7/9/2020

The information above represents cases reported and verified by Santa Cruz County Health Services by 5:00 P.M.  Cases received after 5:00 P.M. will be included on the next day’s totals. Totals may vary slightly from those found on the Arizona Dept. of Health Services website.

COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, or difficulty breathing. 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. Public health officials are working with anybody who may have been exposed.

Public health officials are advising residents that flu and other respiratory diseases are circulating in the community, and are recommending everyone get a flu shot and follow basic prevention guidelines.

If you have recently traveled to an area where COVID-19 is circulating, and have developed fever with cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have 2019 novel coronavirus, please stay home. Most people with COVID-19 develop mild symptoms. If you have mild symptoms, please do not seek medical care, but do stay home and practice social distancing from others in the household where possible. If you do have shortness of breath or more severe symptoms, please call your health care provider to get instructions before arriving.

Help Control the Spread of COVID-19

  • 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.


Re-Opening Guidance 

Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 PandemicBest Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Food Safety ChecklistGlove Use Guidance
Guidance for Retail StoresGuidance for Barbers & CosmetologistsGuidance for Public and Semi-Public Pools
Guidance for Spas, Massage Therapists, and Personal ServicesGuidance for Gyms and Fitness ProvidersInterim Guidance: Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 
Guidance for Funeral AttendeesFuneral Guidance for Individuals and Families
                                                                        

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.

Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger — Amending the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order

On May 12, 2020, Governor Doug A. Ducey announced that Arizona’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order would be ending on Friday May, 15, 2020. This will be replaced by the new Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger Executive Order, which takes effect on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

The new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery aligns with gating criteria that was issued by the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and aims to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 resurgence, protect vulnerable populations, and guide the reopening of businesses with enhanced physical distancing and safety measures in place. Arizona will gradually phase in formerly restricted operations through the months of May and June with policy that promotes social distancing, as well as encouraging social connectedness.

Under the new order:

  • Testing availability and frequency will be ramped up,
  • Tracking of key health metrics such as reported symptomatic cases and emergency room usage will be implemented,
  • Surge hospital capacity will be stood up and used as needed,
  • Statewide contact tracing will be expanded,
  • Supply chains for PPE for frontline medical workers and emergency responders will be bolstered,
  • Enhanced safety protocols to protect those living and working in high-risk facilities such as nursing homes will be implemented,
  • Additional public health guidance for businesses and individuals to ensure continued physical distancing will be provided.

“Since the start of this pandemic, Arizona has taken a calm and steady approach to protecting health and slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Today, our hospitals have capacity to provide care to those who need it; our businesses are implementing and adapting to new physical distancing measures; and data shows Arizona is headed in the right direction. It is time to move forward with the next steps of Arizona’s economic recovery — while continuing to make health and safety our number one priority. I’m grateful to all Arizonans for their partnership and cooperation during these trying times. By continuing to follow the data and recommendations of public health officials, we can continue to move forward safely and responsibly together.”

Arizona is now allowing barbers and cosmetologists, retail establishments, casinos, pools, gyms and fitness providers, and spas to reopen with physical distancing and enhance sanitation. Additionally, restaurants are able to offer dine-in services to customers.

Recommendations and Control Measures for Employees Exposed to COVID-19.

  • Contact your local health department for questions in regard to:
  • Potential exposure of COVID-19 in the workplace.
  • If staff have tested positive for COVID-19, they should remain under home isolation precautions for 7 days from specimen collection OR until 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms of acute infection resolve, whichever is longer.
  • If staff have tested negative for COVID-19 and have compatible symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), they should stay home from others until 72 hours after all symptoms of acute infection resolve.
  • If staff have fever with cough or shortness of breath and have not been tested for COVID-19, they should stay home, away from others until 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms for acute infection resolve.
  • If staff have other non-compatible symptoms and have not been tested for COVID-19, they should stay home until 24 hours after all symptoms are gone without the use of medicine.
  • At this time, a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness should not be required to validate their illness or to return to work, as healthcare provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely way.
  1. Business and Community Guidance
  2. Testing Questions
  3. Protect Yourself
  4. Resources
  5. Press Releases
  6. COVID-19 FAQ
  7. Printable Materials

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 publicassistance@az.gov.

Emergency Services

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

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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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