Sunday, April 5th Update - Yavapai County has 46 Cases of COVID-19

April 5th Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 46 Cases of COVID-19

Apache 23 Coconino 155 Cochise 7 Graham 2 Greenlee 1
Gila 3 La Paz 3 Maricopa 1,326 Mohave 16 Navajo 195
Pima 372 Pinal 103 Santa Cruz 4 Yavapai 46 Yuma 13

There have been 2,269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 64 deaths reported in Arizona.

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Saturday, April 4 Update - Yavapai County has 44 Cases of COVID-19

April 4rd Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 44 Cases

Apache 20 Coconino 147 Cochise 7 Graham 3 Greenlee 1
Gila 3 La Paz 2 Maricopa 1,171 Mohave 12 Navajo 177
Pima 326 Pinal 89 Santa Cruz 4 Yavapai 44 Yuma 14

There have been 2,019 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 52 deaths reported in Arizona.

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April 3 Afternoon Update - We'll Get Through This Together

April 3rd Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
We’ll Get Through this Together

Yavapai County stands at 41 cases, and more cases are expected.  There are 27 residents in the Quad- Cities area, and 13 in the Verde Valley area, and 1 unknown; 13 seniors 65+, 25 adults 18-64; 3 minors. 19 males, 22 females.   YRMC reports 2 COVID-19 hospitalizations today, with one person under investigation (PIU) on the East campus, and 8 PIUs on the West Campus.  VVMC reports 1 hospitalization, and 5 PIUs

  • Yavapai Emergency Operations Center PPE Donation Information www.yavapai.us/chs
  • YCCHS Immunization appointments limited to infant or respiratory vaccines.  771-3122.
  • Yavapai County WIC offers all services online or by phone to existing or new clients – 771-3138.
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank - 928-442-5103.  Weekend Hotline Dial 2-1-1.

Governor Doug Ducey’s “Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected.” Executive Order

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Emergency Operations Center Personal Protection Equipment Donations

Thank you for helping us provide much needed personal protective equipment to first responders and frontline healthcare throughout Yavapai County. We can only accept unopened boxes of any type of equipment. In addition, if it is a single box or small amount of a certain item, we would prefer you keep it to better protect yourself and those close to you.

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April 3 Morning Update - Yavapai County has 41 COVID-19 cases

April 3rd Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 41 Cases

Apache 17 Coconino 126 Cochise 5 Graham 2 Greenlee 1
Gila 2 La Paz 2 Maricopa 1,049 Mohave 9 Navajo 148
Pima 280 Pinal 77 Santa Cruz 3 Yavapai 41 Yuma 13

There have been 1,769 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 41 deaths reported in Arizona.

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April 2nd Afternoon Update - 34 COVID-19 Cases in Yavapai County

April 2nd Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County Stands at 34 Cases

To date, 22,709 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19. 707 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with 673 tests being negative. We now have 34 cases in Yavapai County, 20 residents in the Quad- Cities area, and 14 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 13 seniors 65+, 20 adults 18-64; 1 minor. 17 males, 17 females.   YRMC reports 1 COVID hospitalization with 14 people under investigation (PUI), VVMC reports 3 patients hospitalized with 7 PUI.

  • Yavapai County Community Health Services is limiting immunization appointments except for infants or anyone needing a respiratory vaccine.  Call 771-3122 if you need either.
  • Yavapai County WIC is offering all services online or over the phone to existing or new clients – call 771-3138.
  • YCCHS asks all Yavapai County residents to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order to stay home except for essential services to protect yourself, your families, friends and neighbors from COVID-19. 
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank - 928-442-5103
  • COVID-19 information en español
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April 2 Morning Update - Yavapai County has 33 COVID-19 Cases

April 2nd Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County Has 33 Cases

There have been 1,598 confirmed cases in Arizona. Maricopa has 961 cases, Pima 237, Navajo 129, Coconino 114, Pinal 69, Apache 19, Yavapai 33, Graham 2, Yuma 13, Mohave 8, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 3, Cochise 4, Gila 2, and Greenlee 1.  There have been 32 deaths reported in Arizona.  Recovery rate is unknown at this point.

619 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with 585 tests being negative. We now have 33 cases in Yavapai County, 20 residents in the Quad- Cities area, and 13 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 13 seniors 65+, 19 adults 18-64; 1 minor. 17 males, 16 females. This number of cases differs from the State’s, due to a duplicate reporting the Epidemiologist found yesterday.

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  • COVID-19 is widespread in Arizona.  Everyone should assume COVID-19 is in their community.
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank - 928-442-5103
  • COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week.
  • COVID-19 information en español

Should we wear masks?  US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

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April 1 Afternoon Update - Yavapai County has 31 cases

April 1st Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 31 Cases of COVID-19; First Minor

21,058 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19.  619 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with 591 tests being negative. We now have 31 positive cases in Yavapai County, 19 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 12 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 13 seniors 65+, 17 adults 18-64; 1 minor. 17 males, 14 females.  YRMC has reported 2 of the 3 patients hospitalized have been discharged, so only 1 remains in the hospital. The YCCHS Epidemiologist will be following up with the released patients as they recover at home.

 

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  Testing Sites in Yavapai County

Here is the current listing of testing sites in Yavapai County

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April 1 Morning Update - Yavapai County has 28 COVID-19 cases

April 1st Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 28 Cases of COVID-19

There 124 more cases and 5 more deaths in AZ since yesterday, with 1,413 confirmed cases today. Maricopa has 871 cases, Pima 217, Pinal 65, Coconino 85, Navajo 102, Apache 17, Yavapai 28 (4 new cases overnight), Graham 2, Yuma 12, Mohave 7, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 3, Cochise 4, Gila 1, and Greenlee 1.  There have been 29 deaths reported in Arizona.  Recovery rate is unknown at this point.

21,058 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19.  619 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with 591 testing negative. With 28 positive cases in Yavapai County (there were 4 additional reported overnight), 19 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 9 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 13 seniors 65+, 15 adults 18-64; 16 males, 12 females.  

  • COVID-19 is widespread in Arizona.  Everyone should assume COVID-19 is in their community.
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March 31 Afternoon Update - First Community Spread Case in Yavapai County

March 31st Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
First Community Spread Case vs Travel Related

With 24 positive cases in Yavapai County, 17 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 7 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 12 seniors 65+, 12 adults 18-64; 14 males, 10 females.  At this time, only 3 patients are hospitalized, the others are quarantining at home.

Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown. It's also possible, however, that the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected.

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Tuesday, March 31 Morning Update - Yavapai County has 24 Cases of COVID-19

March 31st Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 24 Cases of COVID-19

All 15 counties in Arizona have COVID-19 cases.  There 132 more cases and 4 more deaths in AZ since yesterday, with 1,289 confirmed cases today. Maricopa has 788 cases, Pima 202, Pinal 62, Coconino 81, Navajo 91, Apache 16, Yavapai 24, Graham 2, Yuma 9, Mohave 7, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 2, Cochise 4, Gila 1, and Greenlee 1.  There have been 24 deaths reported in Arizona.

19,371 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19, with 594 tested in Yavapai County.  This number of tests includes all tests provided, both negative and positive.  With 24 positive cases in Yavapai County, 17 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 7 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 12 seniors 65+, 12 adults 18-54; 14 males, 10 females.

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  March 30 Afternoon Update - New Testing Tab on ADHS COVID-19 Site

March 30th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
New Tab on ADHS COVID-19 Data – Testing in AZ

In a press release over the weekend, and with the Governor’s executive order for all private labs to report all testing completed, positive or negative, ADHS has added a “COVID-19 Testing Arizona” tab.  This indicates more accurately the amount of testing being done in the state, and in counties.  The site shows there have been 16,759 tests completed in AZ – and 456 residents in Yavapai County have been tested.

Maricopa has 690 cases, Pima 187, Pinal 64, Coconino 71, Navajo 88, Apache 17, Yavapai 19, Graham 2, Yuma 6, Mohave 7, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 2, Cochise 4, Gila 1, and Greenlee now has 1.  There have been 20 deaths reported in Arizona.

There are now 19 positive cases in Yavapai County.  12 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 7 in the Verde Valley area.  YCCHS is investigating the 19th case, but the breakdown from this morning’s 18 cases is 8 seniors 65+, 10 adults 18-54; 11 male, 7 female.   

The number of cases may not match the Arizona Department of Health’s numbers, as Medsis reporting is updated as of 5 p.m. the night before, and cases continue to be reported throughout the day. All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.

  • All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank is open– 8-5, M-F--928-442-5103
  • COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week
  • For COVID-19 information en español, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19

Initially, the CDC was only recommending testing for people with exposure to an infected person.  However, all that changed once community spread was confirmed in the United States.  In response, the CDC changed its recommendations to allow anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms to be tested as long as a doctor approved the request.

Not everyone who is exposed to the virus will catch it, and some people who are infected will have only minor or no symptoms. On average, symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath tend to develop five to six days after exposure.  However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it can take as long as 14 days for symptoms to emerge. If, after that period of time, you have not developed any of the typical COVID-19 symptoms, you are likely in the clear.

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  Monday, March 30 Update - 18 Cases of COVID-19 in Yavapai County

March 30th Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 18 Cases of COVID-19

There 238 more cases and 3 more deaths in AZ since yesterday, with 1,159* (with the additional Yavapai cases) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa has 690 cases, Pima 187, Pinal 64, Coconino 71, Navajo 88, Apache 17, Yavapai 18, Graham 2, Yuma 6, Mohave 7, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 2, Cochise 4, Gila 1, and Greenlee now has 1.  There have been 20 deaths reported in Arizona.

Yavapai County’s numbers are higher than the State has reported, with additional cases reported to the Epidemiologist overnight.   There are now 12 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 6 in the Verde Valley area; 8 seniors 65+, 10 adults 18-54; 11 male, 7 female.   As far as testing, there have been 155 tests given in Yavapai County, with 121 negative, and 16 pending.

  • All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank is open– 8-5, M-F--928-442-5103
  • COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week
  • For COVID-19 information en español, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19

What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

If you think you have been exposed to someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, follow the steps below to monitor your health and avoid spreading the disease to others if you get sick.

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  Sunday, March 29 Update

March 29th Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services 
Yavapai County Stands at 12 cases of COVID-19 

There 146 more cases and 2 more deaths in AZ since yesterday, with 919 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa has 545 cases, Pima 153, Pinal 51, Coconino 62, Navajo 62, Apache 13, Yavapai 12, Graham 2, Yuma 5, Mohave 6, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 2, Cochise 3.  There have been 17 deaths reported in Arizona. 

YCCHS is contact investigating all Yavapai cases, with 7 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and 5 in the Verde Valley area; 7 seniors, 5 adult; 10  male, 2 female.  All cases appear to be travel-related, no evidence of community spread at this time.  Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown. It's also possible, however, that the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected. 

  • All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions. 

  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank will resume tomorrow – 8-5.  928-442-5103 

  • COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week 

  • For COVID-19 information en español, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19 

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  Update: 13th Case is a Reporting Error - Only 12 cases in Yavapai

  Saturday, March 28th Update - Yavapai County now has 13 positive COVID-19 cases

March 28th Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services 
Yavapai County now has 13 Cases 

There 108 more cases and 2 more deaths in AZ since yesterday. With Gila joining the affected counties, only Greenlee is left unaffected.  There are 773 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa has 454 cases, Pima 120, Pinal 41, Coconino 56, Navajo 57, Apache 13, Yavapai 13, Graham 2, Yuma 4, Mohave 5, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz2, Cochise 3.  There have been 15 deaths reported in Arizona. 

Yavapai County Community Health Services is investigating the 13th case; The 12 cases we know about are 7 in the Quad-Cities area, 5 in the Verde Valley area, 7 seniors, 5 adult. 10 are male, 2 female.  All cases appear to be travel-related, no evidence of community spread at this time. 

  • All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions. 

  • COVID-19 is widespread in Arizona with cases in 14 of the state’s 15 counties. 

  • COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8

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  March 27th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County now has 11 Cases

March 27th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Two New Cases Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 11 cases

Yavapai County now has 11 positive cases of COVID-19.  Five of the cases are in the Verde Valley area, and 6 are in the Prescott/Quad-Cities area.   7 of the cases are senior citizens, 4 are adults (under 65).  9 cases appear to be travel-related, 2 are still under investigation.  As tests are reported to YCCHS, the number of cases may not match the Arizona Department of Health’s numbers, as Medsis reporting is updated as of 5 p.m. the night before, and cases continue to be reported throughout the day.

We've received many inquiries regarding the location of positive cases in Yavapai County and why we're not disclosing the general area where the person lives. Here's the approach we’ve taken:  For positive cases of COVID-19, we are disclosing the age range of the person as senior, adult, or minor. With a virus as contagious as this is proving to be, we recommend that people take precautions EVERYWHERE they go.  Limited testing is leading to limitations in information about actual cases in our county. 

There are 665 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa has 399 cases, Pima 102, Pinal 36, Coconino 41, Navajo 49, Apache 11, Yavapai 11, Graham 4, Yuma 4, Mohave 4, La Paz 2, Santa Cruz 2, Cochise 2.  There have been 13 deaths reported in Arizona.

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  March 27th Morning Update - Yavapai County has 9 COVID-19 Cases

March 27th Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Another Case Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 9 cases

Yavapai County now has 9 positive cases of COVID-19.  Five of the cases are in the Verde Valley area, and 4 are in the Prescott/Quad-Cities area.   7 of the cases are senior citizens, the other two are adults.  All nine cases appear to be travel-related, no evidence of community spread at this time.  As tests are reported to YCCHS, the number of cases may not match the Arizona Department of Health’s numbers, as Medsis reporting is updated as of 5 p.m. the night before, and cases continue to be reported throughout the day. All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.

There are 655 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 399 cases, Pima 102, Pinal 36, Coconino 41, Navajo 49, Apache 11, Yavapai 9, Graham 4, Yuma 4, Mohave 4, La Paz 2.  

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Stay at home, as much as possible, except for essential needs. 

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
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  March 26 Morning Update - Yavapai County now has 5 Cases

March 26th Morning Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
New Case Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 5 cases

All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.

Governor Ducey issued an executive order on Monday requiring private labs to report all testing positive or negative.  Dr. Christ reported at a press conference on Wednesday that more than 6,600 Arizonans have been tested for the new coronavirus and a majority of the tests have come back negative, and 4.6% have been positive.

There are 508 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 299 cases, Pima 75, Pinal 35, Coconino 28, Navajo 43, Apache 9, Yavapai 5, Graham 2, and Yuma 4 and Mohave now has 1.  

Not Everyone will be Tested

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. Different testing criteria, limited supplies and other factors mean that not everyone can get a test, particularly people with no symptoms and minimal risk factors.

Testing is reserved for high-priority patients – those with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease, or immunosuppressive therapy; and for people working in a health care environment and providing direct care to patients.

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.

For up-to-date information, see our website www.yavapai.us/chs.

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  Breaking: ADHS raises community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread.

Arizona Public Health Officials Update Community Transmission Level of COVID-19
Take precautions and practice social distancing to protect you and your family

PHOENIX - 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.”

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  Breaking: ADHS raises community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread.

Arizona Public Health Officials Update Community Transmission Level of COVID-19
Take precautions and practice social distancing to protect you and your family

PHOENIX - 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.”

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  Afternoon Update for March 25

March 25 Afternoon Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

There are 401 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 251 cases, Pima 49, Pinal 23, Coconino 23, Navajo 37, Apache 7, Yavapai 4, Graham 2, and Yuma 3.  There have been 6 deaths in AZ, 3 in Maricopa, and 1 in Pima and 2 in Coconino.  129 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 111 negative, and 14 pending.

What EVERYONE should be doing: Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.  Do not visit retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.  Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.  Avoid touching your face.  Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.  Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible including your phone.

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  March 25th Morning Update

March 25 Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

Arizona’s COVID-19 cases are accelerating quickly as more testing becomes available, with 401 identified cases and six known deaths.  Three known deaths have occurred in Maricopa County, one in Pima County and one in Coconino County.

There are 401 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 251 cases, Pima 49, Pinal 23, Coconino 23, Navajo 37, Apache 7, Yavapai 4, Graham 2, and Yuma 3.  

124 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 106 negative, and 14 pending.

Symptoms – Cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing (severe cases)
People may be sick with the virus for 1-14 days before developing symptoms. If you start developing symptoms, please stay home and call your healthcare provider for screening and possible testing.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
What does it do?

The EOC is fully staffed with volunteers and staff who plan out the daily response, field resource requests, and address emerging issues due to the pandemic.  It is open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7 days a week.  The EOC receives shipments of personal protective equipment and allocates to requests by priority: #1 Hospitals, #2 First Responders, #3 Clinics and #4 Physicians

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  March 24 - Afternoon Update

March 24 – Afternoon Update

One Additional Case in Yavapai County Bringing the Count to 4

There are 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 199 cases, Pima 42, Pinal 22, Coconino 18, Navajo 32, Apache 4, Yavapai 4, Graham 2, and Yuma 2

102 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 85 negative, and 13 pending.

The azdhs.gov/COVID-19 site will be updated with this case tomorrow morning.  The additional case is from Sedona.

  • Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank open M-F 8-5. Call 928-442-5103 for up-to-date local information, resources and guidance.

Expectations for Testing – Not Everyone Will be Tested

People everywhere want to know if they are infected with the coronavirus. Testing in the United States isn’t able to keep up with the demand, and that goes for Arizona as well.

As manufacturing of test collection kits increases over the next several weeks testing will become more readily available to those at highest risk.

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  March 24 Update

March 24 Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

Five Deaths in Arizona

There are 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 199 cases, Pima 42, Pinal 22, Coconino 18, Navajo 32, Apache 4, Yavapai 3, Graham 2, and Yuma 2.  

102 tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 85 negative, and 14 pending.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
What does it do?

The EOC is fully staffed with volunteers and staff who plan out the daily response, field resource requests, and address emerging issues due to the pandemic.  It is open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7 days a week.  The EOC receives shipments of personal protective equipment and allocates to requests by priority: #1 Hospitals, #2 First Responders, #3 Clinics and #4 Physicians.

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  Social Distancing is a Priority

March 23 Update on the Flu and COVID-19

CDC’s latest FluView report (Mar 8 – 14) shows the level of lab-confirmed flu is still elevated, but is decreasing, while the amount of people seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing. This could be due to more people with respiratory symptoms seeking care, possibly because of COVID-19. CDC is working to modify existing flu and other surveillance systems to monitor COVID-19. 

It is important people stay informed about how to keep both the flu and COVID-19 from spreading.  That means regular hand-washing, getting a flu shot and staying home from work or school when sick.  There have been 29,459 confirmed cases of the flu in Arizona, and 579 confirmed cases of the flu in Yavapai County.  There currently 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yavapai County, and 235 cases in Arizona.

Social Distancing is a Priority

Social distancing is a way for people who are not ill to limit or avoid contact with viruses that cause illness such as pandemic flu by spreading easily from person to person. Learning about and practicing social distancing can help you, your family, and community delay or reduce the impact of a pandemic.

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  Monday, March 23 Update

There are 235 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. Maricopa is up to 139 cases, Pima 24, Pinal 17, Coconino 17, Navajo 25, Apache 4, Yavapai 3, Graham 2, and Yuma 1.  101 Tests have been provided in Yavapai County with 84 negative, and 14 pending.

  • For COVID-19 information in Spanish, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19
  • Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is operationalYavapai County Emergency Phone bank open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. Call 928-442-5103
  • Governor established COVID-19 Hotline administered by 211 Arizona and the Crisis Response Network

COVID-19 Hotline

The line will respond to calls in English and Spanish and will provide important information, including:

  • How to prepare for and prevent COVID-19 spread
  • Testing information for COVID-19
  • What populations are at higher risk from the COVID-19
  • What to do if an individual gets sick
  • COVID-19 and animals
  • And a list of websites with accurate, reliable and up-to-date information

The line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona. More information can also be found at 211arizona.org/covid-19

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  Sunday, March 22 Update

March 22 Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

Second Death in AZ

There are 152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona.  Maricopa is up to 81 cases, Pima 17, Pinal 16, Coconino 14, Navajo 13, Apache 3, Yavapai 3, Graham 2, and Yuma 1.   408 people have been tested statewide, with 282 ruled out, 87 cases pending.

  • Second death in AZ from COVID-19
  • For information in Spanish, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19
  • Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is operational
  • Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank will be open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call 928-442-5103; an after-hours hotline is also available 1-844-542-8201.
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  March 21 Update

March 21 Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

3 Cases in Yavapai County

There are currently 106 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona, 394 tests have been completed, 240 ruled out, and 122 cases pending.

  • First death in AZ from COVID-19
  • 49 in Maricopa, 12 in Pima, 14 in Pinal, 10 in Navajo County, 11 in Coconino, 3 in Apache, 3 in Yavapai, 1 in Yuma, Graham and Yavapai
  • 2 new cases in Yavapai County.  One in Prescott, another in Sedona.
  • Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is operational
  • Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank re-engaged this morning 442-5103.

Social Distancing is a Priority

Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.

Do not visit or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance

  • Practice good hygiene:
    • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible including your phone.
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Phone Bank Closed for Weekend, Re-Opens Monday, 8:00 a.m.

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is available to answer questions about COVID-19 at  844- 542-8201. 
Arizona providers can call for testing and patient guidance. The general public can call for information about testing, isolation and quarantine.

 


  Update on Public Health Recommendations

  • Effective close of business Friday, March 20, all restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases are required to provide dine-out options only.
  • Effective close of business, Friday, March 20, all bars movie theaters, and gyms in counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases are required to close.
  • Halt all elective surgeries in the state of Arizona.
  • If someone in your family has tested positives for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • Expiration dates on AZ driver licenses are delayed.

The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is open, and the phone bank will be open to answer calls from the community, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  928-442-5103.

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is available to answer questions about COVID-19 at 844-542-8201. Arizona providers can call for testing and patient guidance. The general public can call for information about testing, isolation and quarantine.

  Board of Supervisors Press Conference Today at

Covid-19 Multi-Agency Coordination Press Conference

At 12:00 noon today March 20, 2020, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown and Vice Chairman Randy Garrison will meet with Mayors and Tribal leaders from Yavapai County to discuss the establishment of a Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS).  MACS are a part of the United States standardized Incident Command System. MACS provides the basic architecture for facilitating the allocation of resources, incident prioritization, coordination and integration of multiple agencies for large-scale incidents and emergencies.

Today’s meeting will be held in the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting rooms in both Prescott and Cottonwood.  The meeting is not intended for the public or the media.

After the meeting there will be a press conference to discuss the establishment of a MACS to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  Any members of the press that would like to address the attendees are encouraged to be at either location after the meeting.  It will be live-streamed on Yavapai County Facebook page.

  March 20 Update

A resident of Yavapai County has tested  positive for COVID-19. The case is currently under investigation by Yavapai County Community Health Services. The patient has no symptoms, has not been hospitalized and is isolating at home.  They were tested due to an exposure to a suspected COVID-19 case.  As part of YCCHS’s ongoing disease investigation to identify the source of the virus and other individuals who were potentially exposed, people close to the individual will be contacted by the health department.

There are currently 63 cases in Arizona, 34 in Maricopa, 10 in Pinal, 8 in Pima, 5 in Coconino, 3 in Navajo, 1 in Graham, and 1 in Yavapai. 343 tests have been completed statewide, with 211 ruled out, and 101 pending.  In Yavapai County, 58 tests have been completed with 42 negative, and 15 pending.

Governor Ducey’s Executive Order yesterday requires restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to provide dine-out options only, and that all bars in those counties close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. This also applies to movie theaters and gyms.   

The order also halts all elective surgeries in the state of Arizona to free up medical resources and maintain the capacity for hospitals and providers to continue offering vital services. This will help keep critical personal protective equipment (PPE) available for the fight against COVID-19.   

Governor’s Official Executive Order

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  Governor's Executive Order Limiting Certain Businesses

Governor Ducey’s Executive Order yesterday requires restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to provide dine-out options only, and that all bars in those counties close. This also applies to movie theaters and gyms. 

The order also halts all elective surgeries in the state of Arizona to free up medical resources and maintain the capacity for hospitals and providers to continue offering vital services. This will help keep critical personal protective equipment (PPE) available for the fight against COVID-19. 

See the full decree attached.

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Yavapai County has it's First Positive Case of COVID-19

Yavapai County has its First Positive Case of COVID-19

A Sedona resident has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.  The case is currently under investigation by Yavapai County Community Health Services, and contacts to the case are also being identified and contacted. 

This is the 45th case in Arizona.  Now that it has hit “home” in Yavapai County it is imperative to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, avoiding social gatherings of 10 or more, avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits. 

Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is open as of today, and the phone bank will be in operation M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The number is 928-442-5103. 

 Questions after hours?  Call the hotline:  1-844-542-8201


  Yavapai Community Phone 442-5103

The Yavapai County Community Health Services phone bank is now open in the Emergency Operations Center at the number above.

March 19 - 10:00 Update

There are currently 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona:

  • Coconino has first presumptive positive case.
  • 22 in Maricopa, 7 in Pima, 10 in Pinal, 1 in Graham and 3 in Navajo County and 1 in Coconino.
  • 2 of the Maricopa cases are presumptive positives at Luke Air Force base.
  • There is community spread of the virus.
  • No Cases in Yavapai County, awaiting test results.
  • There are cases in people in their 30s/40s.
  • Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is open, phone bank will be up later today.

From the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

Do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus – even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others.  It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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March 18th - 10:00 a.m. Update

There are currently 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona:

  • 11 in Maricopa, 5 in Pima, 8 in Pinal, 1 in Graham and 2 in Navajo County
  • No Cases in Yavapai County
  • AZDHS.gov/COVID-19 website will be updated at 11:00 a.m. daily.

Current Public Health Recommendations:

  • If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • ADHS strongly recommends dining establishments in areas of know community spread (Maricopa, Pima and Pinal) discourage dine-in traffic by providing curbside, pick up or drive through services.
  • Recommendations to cancel or postpones mass gathering with 10 or more people.
  • Do not visit nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • Telework and other alternatives when available.
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March 17 Update

There are currently 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona:

  • 9 in Maricopa, 4 in Pima, 5 in Pinal, 1 in Graham, 1 in Navajo County
  • No Cases in Yavapai County
  • AZDHS.gov/COVID-19 will not be updated until 11:00 a.m. daily

Current Public Health Recommendations:

  • If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • ADHS strongly recommends dining establishments in areas of know community spread (Maricopa, Pima and Pinal) discourage dine-in traffic by providing curbside, pick up or drive through services.
  • Recommendations to cancel or postpones mass gathering with 10 or more people.

There will be a press conference live streamed from the City of Prescott this afternoon at 4:00 p.m.  You can view it on Facebook, on Channel 64, and live streamed on PrescottMediaCenter.com.

Questions about COVID-19?  Call the hotline:  1-844-542-8201 

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March 16 Update

There are currently 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona:

  • 8 in Maricopa, 4 in Pima, 5 in Pinal, 1 in Graham
  • No Cases in Yavapai County

Current Public Health Recommendations:

  • Cancel or postpose mass gatherings with 50 or more people.
  • State-wide closures of AZ schools from Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27, 2020.
  • Implement telework and other alternatives when available.
  • Increase hand hygiene.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Implement visitor screening or limit visitors for healthcare facilities and congregate areas.

Questions about COVID-19? Call the hotline: 1-844-542-8201

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  Tips for Dealing with COVID-19

What do I do if COVID-19 starts spreading in my community?

How can I prevent the spread of COVID-19?

How can I plan ahead for COVID-19?

What can I do to help?

Questions about COVID-19? Call the hotline: 1-844-542-8201.

 

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Flu Update - and COVID-19, too

According to CDC’s latest FluView report (Mar 1 – 7), flu activity as reported by clinical labs has decreased but remains elevated. Severity indicators remain moderate to low overall, but children and young adults are experiencing high hospitalization rates.

CDC estimates there have been at least 36 million flu illnesses, 370,000 hospitalizations and 22,000 deaths from flu so far this season.

Arizona is in the midst of a busy flu season already, and it is important people stay informed about how to keep both the flu and COVID-19 from spreading.  That means regular hand-washing, getting a flu shot and staying home from work or school when sick.  There have been 28,710 confirmed cases of the flu in Arizona, and 540 confirmed cases of the flu in Yavapai County.  There are no cases of COVID-19 in Yavapai County.

As flu activity remains high, remember it’s not too late to get vaccinated if you haven’t been this flu season. Check with your doctor or Yavapai County Community Health Services at 771-3122 for an appointment.  

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  Flash Flooding Expected in the Rimrock/Cornville 3/13/2020

Flash flooding is expected in the Rimrock/Cornville areas on Friday, March 13th. In order to mitigate the issue of COVID-19 precautions, if you are displaced by flooding, please consider relatives, hotels, etc. and consider shelters as a last resort.

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  What the Declaration of Emergency Means

This declaration will provide licensing boards the authority to waive professional licensure requirements, which will support Arizona in maintaining a robust healthcare workforce.

If a healthcare surge continues to mount, the declaration will allow ADHS to grant temporary waivers of state requirements for healthcare institutions and EMS providers.

At this time, the emergency declaration does NOT institute any mandatory community-wide quarantines, school closures, or cancellation of mass gatherings.

As of today, nine cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Arizona: three in Maricopa County, five in Pinal County, and one in Pima County. In areas where community spread of COVID-19 has been detected, there is likely a heightened level of risk.

Updated information is on the Arizona Department of Health Services website - www.azhealth.gov/COVID-19.

Members of the public with questions can call 1-844-542-8201.

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  COVID-19 Webinars for Healthcare Providers Friday, March 13

  • If you were unable to attend the Healthcare Providers webinar, ADHS will host this webinar again (same content) on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 12-1PM
  • (New!) COVID-19 Information Webinar for Faith-based Organizations and Social Services March 13, 2020 from 10-11AM
  • Please direct any questions to the form here.
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  COVID-19 Testing Information per CDC and AHDS Guidelines

Currently hospitals will only test hospitalized suspected COVID-19 cases.   They will not do outpatient testing even if a patient has a prescription.

For people with less serious symptoms, they need to go through their provider.  Providers will be required to follow the CDC guidelines for specimen collection and send the specimen to a private lab for testing. 

Patients who suspect they have symptoms of COVID-19 and plan to go to the doctor's office or urgent care, make sure to call ahead so they can prepare for you.  Many local clinics have protocols in place for people with potentially infectious illnesses, and they want to avoid exposing other patients at the facility. 

The same is true for anyone who does go to the emergency room and is showing COVID-19 symptoms. Make sure to call ahead. You don't want to spread illness to people in the waiting room, and you also don't want to contract any illnesses from them either.

Yavapai County Community Health Services does not do COVID-19 testing of any kind.

For the latest information about COVID-19, visit ​www.azhealth.gov/COVID19.

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  March 11 Update

There have now been nine cases of COVID-19 identified in Arizona, and with an increase in testing, more cases are probable.  Out of 100 people tested in AZ, 59 have tested negative, 32 cases are pending, 7 presumptive positive cases, and 2 confirmed cases.  There are NO cases in Yavapai County at this time.   For the latest information about COVID-19, visit www.azhealth.gov/COVID19.

Some people with coronavirus have mild or no symptoms. And in some cases, symptoms don't appear until up to 14 days after infection.  Symptoms of COVID-19 consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.  If you have fever with cough or shortness of breath but have not been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and have not tested positive for COVID-19, you should stay home away from others until 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms of acute infection resolve.

Anyone who has had close contact with someone confirmed to have coronavirus should ask a health care provider about getting tested, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Anyone who recently traveled to a part of the world where coronavirus is widespread should do the same.

At this time, only providers can collect specimens from patients to send to LabCorps for testing.

Patients who do end up going to a doctor's office or urgent care for a visit, make sure to call ahead so they can prepare for you, White said. Many local clinics have protocol in place for people with potentially infectious illnesses, and they want to avoid exposing other patients at the facility. 

The same is true for anyone who does go to the emergency room and is showing COVID-19 symptoms. Make sure to call ahead. You don't want to spread illness to people in the waiting room, and you also don't want to contract any illnesses from them either.

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  March 9 Update on the Flu and COVID-19

Arizona is in the midst of a busy flu season already, and it is important people stay informed about how to keep both the flu and COVID-19 from spreading.  That means regular hand-washing, getting a flu shot and staying home from work or school when sick.  There have been 27,785 confirmed cases of the flu in Arizona, and 492 confirmed cases in Yavapai County, which experienced a spike from weeks prior.

As flu activity remains high, remember it’s not too late to get vaccinated if you haven’t been this flu season. Check with your doctor or Yavapai County Community Health Services at 771-3122 for an appointment.  

The best ways to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses are to:

●     Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
●     Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
●     Stay home when you are sick.
●     Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
●     Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
●     Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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  COVID-19 Information

The Arizona Department of Health has up-to-date monitoring of testing and results, information 
about the virus and prevention/preparation.  The link is: https://azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology- 
disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

The state’s focus is to monitor travelers, identify and isolate potential carriers, contact tracing 
for anyone in contact with those individuals, and testing high suspect cases.  Health departments 
throughout the state are conducting disease surveillance, coordinating with health partners, 
developing and distributing guidance to schools, law enforcement, cities and towns, implementing 
preparedness plans and communicating with state, the CDC and the public.  The shift nationally now 
is to slow the spread of the virus, promote social distancing and protect health care providers.

On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey and ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ discussed the latest info on the precautions Arizonans can take to stay healthy.  The link to the video of that press conference is https://youtu.be/SRDMWqfOgi4.

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Leslie Horton

Leslie Horton

Director

Appointed 2017
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