COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

2-1-1 Arizona

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Arizona 2-1-1

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.

UPDATE

as of 4/8/2020 2:31 P.M.

Santa Cruz County Health Services has received notification of a sixth (6th) confirmed case of COVID-19.  Bringing the total confirmed case count in Santa Cruz County to six (6) cases.

At this time Santa Cruz County has identified evidence of community transmission.  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 Cases

6


Case Breakdown

Total Cases Recovered

3


Age Group

Deaths

0


0-20

0

Gender 


20-44

1(17%)

Female

5


45-64

4(66%)

Male

1


65 and up

1(17%)




Unknown


Current Cases in Arizona

Updated 4/8/2020- 9:25 A.M.

The information above represents cases reported and verified by Santa Cruz County Health Services by 5PM the previous day. Cases received after 5PM 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.


UPDATED RECOMMENDATIONS

4/8/2020 12:45 P.M.

  • Individuals engaging in essential activities who can safely manage their own cloth face coverings should consider wearing non-medical cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
    Cloth face coverings:
    • Should not be placed on children less than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
    • Should be laundered or disposed of appropriately.
    • Are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.
  • 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.

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.
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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.

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Business and Restaurant Guidance

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 

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