Take precautions and practice social distancing to protect you and your family
Phoenix AZ (March 26, 2020) – The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has updated the community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread. Widespread transmission indicates that cases have been confirmed in twelve or more counties throughout the state. As of today, Arizona has confirmed 508 cases in 13 counties. There have been 8 deaths reported due to COVID-19.
“Given widespread transmission, all Arizonans should expect that COVID-19 is circulating in their community,” said Dr. Cara Christ, ADHS Director. “COVID-19 is a serious disease that is highly contagious and can be fatal in anyone, especially our elderly population and people with underlying health conditions. Protecting those at highest risk of complications and ensuring that our healthcare system is prepared to deal with a surge in cases is our highest priority. It is imperative that everyone takes precautions to protect themselves and their family from this disease.”
The best ways to prevent 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.
- 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.
COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. For people with mild illness, individuals are asked to stay home, drink plenty of fluids, and get rest. For people with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, individuals are advised to seek healthcare.
ADHS activated its Health Emergency Operations Center on January 27th after the first case of travel-associated COVID-19 was confirmed in Arizona. The Health Emergency Operations Center remains open to coordinate the State’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information about the COVID-19 response in Arizona, go online to azhealth.gov/COVID19.
I cannot believe the mess we’re in right now. I can alway point the finger of blame at the AMA, Hospitals, Insurance companies, CDC, etc. Not to mention our Federal Government especially what happened in the past:
•1957-58 “Asian flu”
• 1968-69 “Hong Kong flu”
• 1997 “Bird flu”
• 2009 “Swine flu”
* 2014 “Ebola”
The fact that they knew China was in trouble in November 2019 and at epidemic for January 2020 the above agencies did NOTHING! What sickens me most Our President denied it and blamed it on a democratic conspiracy – FAKE NEWS through
the month of February.And the Chinese doctor who tried to warn us in February. REALLY?
Now he’s left us (States) to deal with it on our own, Trump quote: “..we are not a distribution center.” Many people will die. Look at Italy, NY, WA, CA. It’s coming. Gov. Ducey should have implemented a total shut down of our state weeks ago. Prohibit any travel from other infected states 9EXCLUDING SUPPLIES). The only agency that has a sense of urgency is the Army Corp. Of Engineers. Each state has representatives through FEMA. Is Gov. Ducey utilizing them here in AZ or even Northern AZ? We’re going to need them especially here in Sedona-the largest senior population per capita in AZ-if for anything else but for the bodies. Just Unbelievable. Let’s “Make America Great Again? Riiiiight. We dropped the ball. And we will have consequences. STAY INSIDE PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH!