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Yavapai County cares about the health of the public as well as our employees. Due to the COVID-19 virus, we respectfully ask that you do not ask to meet your Supervisor in person. Instead, please contact Supervisor Thurman by phone or by email.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

The Latest from District 2...

Arizona receives Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, giving way for more COVID-19 aid

Arizona is set to receive an estimated $4.2 billion in aid from the national stimulus package adopted last Friday, and that is geared toward reviving the economy, the major disaster declaration specifically supports disaster-response efforts implemented by state and local governments.

The Governor's Office has said the declaration would help expand crisis counseling for front-line workers, supplement work being done by tribal health care professionals, provide grants to "reduce the risk of loss of life or property during future emergencies," make disaster-related legal assistance available to low-income residents and expand food assistance and other services to low-income households.


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. 

Testing data has not been updated today, however the state cites a 93% negative rate.  There are 46 cases in Yavapai County, 32 residents in the Quad- Cities area, and 14 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 16 seniors 65+, 27 adults 18-64; 3 minors. 20 males, 26 females.   YCCHS has more data than ADHS with cases reported after 5:00 p.m. yesterday.  Early cases investigated were travel-related, but recent cases are mostly community spread.

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 information en español.
  • What to Consider About Wearing a Mask

National 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Substance Use and Disorder Issues Referral and Treatment Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
For employment & financial assistance and more:
https://arizonatogether.org/ and en español: https://arizonatogether.org/es/


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. 

To date, 27,160 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19. 937 residents have been testedin Yavapai County,with 874 tests being negative. We now have 43 cases in Yavapai County, 30residents in the Quad- Cities area, and 14 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 13 seniors 65+, 28 adults 18-64; 3 minors. 20 males, 24 females.   YCCHS has more data than ADHS with cases reported after 5:00 p.m. yesterday.

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 information en español.
  • What to Consider About Wearing a Mask

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

 

·      Stay Home: increase physical distancing, stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and your family. Stay home unless you are leaving for an essential service. 

·      Stay Healthy: remain physically active, wash your hands, use a tissue when you sneeze, and maintain healthy habits. 

·      Stay Connected: find alternative ways to stay connected to family and friends by using technology. We’ll get through this together. 

Red Rock Ranger District shuts down highest trafficked Trails in Sedona.  This includes the following:

Beaver Creek Day-Use Site

Bell Rock Trailhead

Cathedral Rock Trailhead and Trail

Courthouse Vista Trailhead

Crescent Moon Day-Use Site

Devil’s Bridge Trail including OHV access and surrounding associated trails

West Fork Trailhead and Trail.

Long Canyon Trailhead

Mescal Trailhead

Dry Creek Trailhead

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

 


New Executive Order

Please see tab above for the full Executive Order that provides additional guidance on essential services. 

According to ABC News 15-Salons, spas and barber shops in Arizona will have to close by 5 p.m. on Saturday according to a new order from Gov. Doug Ducey. “During these unprecedented times, providing clarity for small businesses and employers is an important measure to ensure we protect our citizens, slow the spread of COVID-19, and protect this critical part of our economy,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “As guidance from public health officials evolves, we will continue to release information and direction.”


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

  • Stay Home: increase physical distancing, stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and your family. Stay home unless you are leaving for an essential service.
  • Stay Healthy: remain physically active, wash your hands, use a tissue when you sneeze, and maintain healthy habits.
  • Stay Connected: find alternative ways to stay connected to family and friends by using technology. We’ll get through this together.

US Chamber of Commerce advice for Layoffs during COVID-19:

As cities and states across the nation implement business closures and "shelter in place" mandates for COVID-19, countless small businesses are facing an unthinkable reality: They can't afford to pay their staff until they're allowed to reopen their doors.

This is a difficult and likely heart-wrenching decision for business owners and their staff.  Employers should provide psychological support, show empathy, be responsive and regularly check in with the employees; effective communication helps to motivate the employees and retain good performers.

Experts who study the effects of unemployment convey that work is not all about the money - people want to work. They want to do meaningful things.  For more on this advice: https://www.uschamber.com/co/run/human-resources/handling-coronavirus-layoffs

National 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Substance Use and Disorder Issues Referral and Treatment Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
For employment & financial assistance and more:
https://arizonatogether.org/ and en español: https://arizonatogether.org/es/

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


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 13 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 13 seniors 65+, 19 adults 18-64; 1 minor. 17 males, 16 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

When a patient tests positive for COVID-19 and can remain in their home they should isolate with their household members in quarantine.  As best they are able, the COVID-19 patient should isolate from other members of the household. The household should remain in quarantine until 7 days after the COVID-19 patient’s positive specimen was collected or 72 hours after resolution of acute symptoms, whichever is longer. If no household member has developed symptoms of COVID-19 the household can be released from quarantine when the COVID-19 patient is released from isolation.

What’s the deal with the cost of testing? The Governor’s Executive Order on March 11th is aimed at protecting Arizonans and populations at high-risk of serious complications from this virus. The order requires insurance companies and health plans to cover out-of-network providers, including out-of-plan laboratories and telemedicine providers; Waives all copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for consumers related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and decreases co-pays for telemedicine visits; implements consumer protections, including prohibiting price-gouging on COVID-19 of diagnosis and treatment-related services.  Federally, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires private health insurance to cover testing to cover COVID-19 without imposing cost-sharing.  This coverage includes the cost of administering such approved tests and related visits to health care providers.

Governor’s COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting Tonight 6–7 p.m.  The town hall will be live-streamed via YouTube, and on all AZ media outlets.  The conversation will offer the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the public can submit "virtual questions" here.

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


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.

  • Grand Canyon National Park closed.
  • 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-As many as 25% of people infected with COVID-19 may not show symptoms.  The virus can be carried on tiny respiratory droplets that fall as they are coughed or sneezed out. It may also be transmitted when we touch a contaminated surface and then touch our face.  The debate to reconsider the use of masks is currently under review between the White House and the CDC.  Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned that we don’t want to take masks from the healthcare providers who are in a real and present danger of getting infected.  Stay tuned.                                                                                            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.  Even with mild symptoms, this virus is much worse than the flu for anyone.  The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough, and in severe cases, difficulty breathing. 

Governor’s COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting Tonight at 6:00 p.m.- It will be an hour-long conversation about the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no live audience at the town hall. However, members of the public can submit "virtual questions" in advance through local television and radio stations across the state.

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


Testing Sites

Click on the link to review information on providers that are testing for COVID-19.  Testing will only be done if there are certain symptoms that are identified:  Testing Sites in Yav Co1.pdf

illustration of COVID-19 virus


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.

Governor Ducey’s Executive Order – Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected through 4/30

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order is in effect requiring residents to stay home unless they have an urgent need to go out for specific allowable purposes – such as grocery shopping, trips to the pharmacy or the bank, and to periodically exercise at a space of six feet apart from others.  The Attorney General has stated law enforcement’s goal is to educate and inform, however by state statute this order can be enforced, with an opportunity to comply.  Here's the link to the Executive Order.

COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night at 6:00 p.m.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has announced plans for a statewide town hall meeting that will air on all the state's television stations.  It will be an hour-long conversation about the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no live audience at the town hall. However, members of the public can submit "virtual questions" in advance through local television and media outlets across the state.

City of Prescott is hosting a Small Business Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 3 @ 1:00 p.m.

Mayor Mengarelli will host a virtual “Town Hall Meeting” for Prescott’s small business owners from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. via Zoom.  This meeting will give local business owners the opportunity to receive updates from representatives of local government, the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center, Northern Arizona Council of Governments, and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Participants can ask questions regarding the Governor’s Executive Orders.  Go to www.prescott.az-gov/city-management/communications/covid-19 for the details.

Today is Census Day:  Make sure you and your family are counted! https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/census-day.html

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


April 1st 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 24 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.
  • 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

Governor Ducey’s Executive Order – Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order, effective yesterday at 5:00 p.m., which generally requires residents to stay home unless they have an urgent need to go out for specific allowable purposes – such as grocery shopping, trips to the pharmacy or the bank, and to periodically exercise at a space of six feet apart from others.  In accordance with state statute this order can be enforced, with an opportunity to comply.  Here's the link to the Executive Order.

YCCHS asks all Yavapai County residents to comply to protect yourself, your families, friends and neighbors from COVID-19.  Even with mild symptoms, this virus is much worse than the flu for anyone.  The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough, and in severe cases, difficulty breathing.  If you are having trouble breathing, here’s list of testing sites in Yavapai County.

COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night at 6:00 p.m. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has announced plans for a statewide town hall meeting that will air on all the state's television stations.  It will be an hour-long conversation about the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Also joining the town hall will be: Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona National Guard Major General Michael McGuire and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.  There will be no live audience at the town hall. However, members of the public can submit "virtual questions" in advance through local television and radio stations across the state.

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


Update On Arizona Medical Supplies

 
 
 

 

Update On Arizona Medical Supplies

 

PHOENIX — Arizona has now received 75 percent of its Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) allocation, totaling more than 1.2 million medical supplies to date. Earlier this month, Arizona was the first in our FEMA region to receive a SNS delivery

“Our health professionals work day and night to care for Arizonans — and we are working to protect their health and safety,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “These shipments from the Strategic National Stockpile include thousands of masks, face shields, surgical gowns, gloves and more that our hospitals will need in the coming months. Arizona is grateful to everyone working to protect public health and safety, including doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and first responders.”

The supplies are overseen by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and will continue to be distributed by counties throughout the state. So far, the SNS has provided to Arizona:

  • 181,260 N95 masks;
  • 532,500 surgical face masks; 
  • 85,248 face shields,
  • 59,631 surgical gowns;
  • 361 coveralls;
  • And 431,438 latex, non-latex and nitrile gloves.

Additionally, ADHS was able to secure the last Federal Medical Station (FMS) to provide additional beds to the Navajo Nation, which is currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. The Arizona National Guard deployed to the Nation and set up the FMS, providing an additional 50 beds and medical resources to the area.

Arizona is also taking proactive measures to ensure adequate medical supplies are available. ADHS is working with the Arizona Coalition for Hospital Emergency Response (AzCHER) to provide $10 million dollars from the Public Health Emergency Fund for hospitals to acquire additional ventilators. The Department signed a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reactivate St. Luke’s Hospital in Phoenix to bring an additional 340 acute care and ICU beds to the state. This will increase Arizona’s capacity to treat high acuity COVID-19 patients.

Governor Ducey has signed multiple Executive Orders aimed at increasing Personal Protective Equipment and medical resources in the state. Last week, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order ensuring Arizona hospitals increase capacity to prepare for a potential influx of patients due to COVID-19. As part of the Executive Order, hospitals will be required to report to ADHS the number of currently licensed medical-surgical beds, ICU beds and the number of additional beds that can be added. During the prior week, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order halting 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. 

View the announcement of a previous shipment HERE

View daily Arizona updates HERE.

View updates on COVID-19, volunteer opportunities and other information at ArizonaTogether.Org

 

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March 31st Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services

Arizona has 1,289 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24 deaths
 have been reported

 

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.

< >The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank is OPEN– M-F 8-5, Call 928-442-5103For COVID-19 information en español, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19

 

Cara Christ, ADHS Director stated in a letter to Governor Ducey prior to the Executive Order, “At a time in history when our residents would normally be comforted by others and our elderly community members would benefit from the enhanced physical presence of family and community members, the .mental health impacts of physical distancing to mitigate disease spread are concerning. It’s important that we prioritize physical distancing as a critical mitigation strategy to protect our healthcare system, but it is crucial to encourage our citizens to remain socially connected.”

Governor Ducey’s Executive Order – “Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected” through 4/30
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order yesterday restricting residents to their homes as the number of reported coronavirus cases continues to rise in the state. This order generally strongly recommends residents stay home unless they have an urgent need to go out for specific allowable purposes – such as grocery shopping, trips to the pharmacy or the bank, and to periodically exercise at a space of six feet apart from others.

YCCHS asks all Yavapai County residents to comply to protect yourself, your families, friends and neighbors from COVID-19.  Even with mild symptoms, this virus is much worse than the flu for anyone.  For up-to-date information, visit our website:  www.yavapai.us/chs.


Governor Ducey announced Stay-at-Home-Order

Breaking news from ABC News 15: The Executive Order signed today by Governor Ducey is for all of Arizona, set to go into effect on Tuesday at 5pm. Stay Home, Stay Healthy Stay Connected Executive Order.

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.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

How do I know if I was exposed?

You generally need to be in close contact with a sick person to get infected. Close contact includes:

  • Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19,
  • Caring for a sick person with COVID-19,
  • Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes, OR
  • Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.). If you have tested negative or haven’t been tested:

What should I do if I was in close contact with someone with COVID-19 while they were ill, but I am not sick?

You should monitor your health for fever, cough and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. You should not go to work or school and should avoid public places for 14 days.

 

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


March 30 Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

Today’s official counts, as of 0915, March 30. 

There are  now 18  cases in Yavapai County, with 4 new cases added overnight.

Sex

 

Males

11

Females

7

Location 

 

Quad Cities

12

Verde

6

Age

 

Seniors (65+)

8

Adults (18-64)

10

Minors (0-17)

0

Test Results 

 

Positives

18

Negatives

121

Pending

16

Total

155

  

Yavapai

Arizona

United States

World

Total Count

18

1,157

143,532

745,724

Deaths

0

20

2,571

35,305

Recovered

0

no data

4,865

156,841

There 384 more cases and 3 more deaths in AZ since yesterday, with Greenlee reporting their first case.  All Counties in Arizona have been affected.

Preparation Phase:  this is the time to prepare.  Hone your social distancing skill and handwashing skills so they’ll be habit when we see our first case.  Start stockpiling food and other essentials, but in segments.  Shop for ten-days-worth of goods instead of seven.  After two shopping trips, you’ll have your two weeks of groceries.

Containment Phase:  COVID cases are present in the community.  Identified cases are isolated and contact are identified and quarantined.  The goal is to stop the spread of COVID before it can get a foothold in the community.

Delay Phase:  There is widespread community transmission.  The goal is to slow the spread of COVID to keep the number of new cases low enough to prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed.


According to the Arizona Department of Health Service

Here are the latest totals of those tested and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arizona. This was last updated on March 30, 2020.

Number of deaths: 20
Number of cases: 1157
Number of total tested: 16,759, at both private and state labs

Community transmission:
Widespread

Case locations by county:
Maricopa: 690
Pinal: 64
Coconino: 71
Pima: 187
Navajo: 88
Yavapai: 15
Apache: 17
Cochise: 4
Graham: 2
Santa Cruz: 2
Yuma: 6
Mohave: 7
La Paz: 2
Gila: 1
Greenlee: 1
Gila River Indian Community: 1
Navajo Nation: 128 cases, 2 deaths
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community: 1


Our Friends in Black Canyon City remind us

During this time we each have an opportunity to Rise Up! Thank you to all the first responders and YOU everyday heroes practicing Social Distancing- Arizonans are encouraged to help make a difference by investing in nonprofits. AZ GIVES DAY.pdf Choose to donate to Black Canyon Heritage Park’s! https://www.azgives.org/BCHeritagePark AZ Gives Day campaign now to midnight Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Our goal for 2020 is $5000. This goal will help us to continue to develop educational programming, maintain the park, continue wildlife viewing opportunities, and support our Agua Fria Watershed program. For the first $500 raised, a support will give a matching donation.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Black Canyon Heritage Park is one of the more than 700 nonprofit organizations expected to participate in Arizona Gives Day, an online fundraising initiative. Presented by FirstBank, Arizona Gives Day will bring together Arizonans from across the state to raise awareness and financial support for nonprofit organizations statewide.

 

 


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.

  • All Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions.
  • COVID-19 is widespread in Arizona with cases in 13 of the state’s 15 counties.
  • Yavapai County Emergency Phone bank open M-F 8-5. Call 928-442-5103 for up-to-date local information, resources and guidance.
  • 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

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.

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


Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Expand Access To Unemployment Benefits

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today signed S.B. 1694, legislation to expand access to unemployment benefits for Arizonans affected by COVID-19 by waiving certain Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) eligibility requirements. The legislation, which was sponsored by Senate President Karen Fann and House Speaker Rusty Bowers, passed the Arizona Legislature on March 23 with unanimous support. 

“Arizona will continue to provide support to those in need while we combat the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “This legislation will waive certain requirements for unemployment eligibility, giving hardworking Arizonans the helping hand they need while we get through this difficult time. My sincere thanks to Senate President Fann, Speaker Bowers and members of the Arizona Legislature for working to support our fellow Arizonans.”

The legislation will make more Arizonans eligible for unemployment benefits during the outbreak. It also aligns Arizona eligibility requirements with federal guidance for individuals and employers directly affected by COVID-19. While Unemployment Insurance is typically only available to individuals who have lost their job, this bill expands eligibility to individuals in the following situations:

  • Individuals who are not receiving wages due to their workplace closing due to COVID-19 — even if the individual intends to go back to work when the business reopens;
  • Individuals who are following directives to self-quarantine and intend to return to work;
  • And individuals who leave employment to care for a family member.

This legislation applies retroactively to March 10, 2020. 

On March 20, 2020, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order to ensure those who are out of work or facing economic hardship because of COVID-19 have access to unemployment benefits. The order takes action such as waiving the one-week waiting period after an employee loses a job before they apply for  unemployment benefits and waiving work search requirements for those receiving unemployment benefits.

View the Executive Order HERE.

Background
Earlier this week, the Governor announced efforts to expand federal food assistance programs in Arizona to allow the purchase of hot meals with these benefits and result in timelier approval of eligibility. Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order requiring health care insurance companies to expand telemedicine coverage for all services that would normally be covered for an in-person visit. The order helps ensure that Arizonans who may be sick or under quarantine can access care from their homes and avoid potentially risky trips to a health care provider.


Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order To Ensure Hospital Preparedness

 

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order ensuring Arizona hospitals increase capacity to prepare for a potential influx of patients due to COVID-19. The order requires hospitals to increase the amount of hospital bed capacity in the state, take steps to optimize staffing levels and maximize critical resources. 

“Arizona is working day and night to ensure our hospitals are prepared while implementing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible,” said Governor Ducey. “Building additional capacity now, ahead of any increased demand is the responsible thing to do. I’m grateful to all the doctors, nurses, EMTs and administrative staff who are working around the clock to serve Arizonans. We’re going to continue working 24/7 to make sure they have the resources and medical supplies needed to do their jobs.” 

“As public health officials, we have a responsibility to prepare for the worst-case scenario to plan for a pandemic,” said Dr. Cara Christ, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. “In Arizona, we are fortunate to have time to prepare, and we have a responsibility to bring additional hospital beds online, find needed supplies and identify critical equipment, including ventilators. We’re focused on working to make sure hospitals across the state build their capacity.”

Today’s Executive Order requires hospitals to activate their facility emergency plans that were developed with guidance and funding from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) in anticipation of a public health emergency. The order also requires hospitals to:

  • Implement processes to re-route non-critical patients to other providers;
  • Institute plans to optimize staffing levels;
  • Increase bed capacity by 50 percent by April 24, with half of that increase implemented by April 10. 
  • Report to ADHS the number of current licensed medical-surgical beds, ICU beds and the amount of increases required under this order.

In addition, the order:

  • Requires pediatric hospitals to accept patients up to 21 years of age. 
  • Requires Medicaid insurance plans to cover services provided through the expanded capacity and mandates insurers reimburse hospitals provided at rates equal to what would be provided without the expanded capacity.

Today’s order follows a series of steps Arizona has implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect public health, build healthcare capacity, and provide relief to families, businesses and individuals.Yesterday, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order requiring health care insurance companies to expand telemedicine coverage for all services that would normally be covered for an in-person visit,  ensuring that Arizonans who may be sick, under quarantine, or in high-risk populations, can access care from their homes.

For a full list of actions, visit azgovernor.gov

View the Executive Order HERE.


March 26th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services

March 26th Afternoon Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services
Additional Cases Reported in Yavapai County – Now at 7 We have 3 cases in the Prescott Quad-Cities area, and 4 in the Verde Valley, all 7 cases are senior citizens and currently in isolation.

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

In a breaking press release this morning, Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has updated the community transmission level of COVID-19 in Arizona to widespread.

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, Graham 2, and Yuma 4 and Mohave now has 1.  

Yavapai County now has 7 residents with positive COVID-19 test results.  This number will not match what ADHS is reporting at this time.  With widespread transmission, our message is that ALL Arizonans should assume the virus is present in their community and take precautions not matter where the cases are.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Stay at home, as much as possible, except for essential needs.  There are effective ways to practice social distancing to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about:

  • 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 that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) and immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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.

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


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.  

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

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

NUMBER OF CASES IN ARIZONA

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, here are the latest totals of those tested and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arizona. This was last updated on March 26, 2020.

Number of deaths: 8
Number of cases: 508
Number of pending cases: 33*
Number of people tested: 323*
Number of cases ruled out: 347*

*tested at Arizona State Public Health Laboratory only

Case locations by county:
Maricopa: 299
Pinal: 35
Coconino: 28
Pima: 75
Navajo: 43
Yavapai: 5
Apache: 9
Cochise: 2
Graham: 2
Santa Cruz: 2
Yuma: 4
Mohave: 2
La Paz: 2
Gila: 0
Greenlee: 0
Gila River Indian Community: 1
Navajo Nation: 57


Yavapai County Closing its Doors but NOT Closed for Business

This Does NOT Apply to Superior or Justice Courts
As of Monday March 30, 2020, Yavapai County buildings will begin to close their doors to the public. This does not mean that the County is not hard at work, AND this does not apply to the Superior or Justice Courts, it simply means that if you need to meet with someone in person you will need to make an appointment.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “This temporary change is to protect the residents of Yavapai County as well as County employees. We want to stop the spread of Covid-19 and we believe this is a necessary step. We look forward to the day, in the very near future when we welcome the public back into their buildings.”
There will be signs on the front doors with the phone numbers for each department located in each building. Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman Randy garrison said, “Most offices can do the majority of their work over the phone but if you need to meet with someone in person you can call the appropriate phone number, and someone will meet you at the door.”
Court proceedings in Superior Court and Justice Courts in Yavapai County continue to be conducted in a manner that provides for the safety of the participants and court personnel and promotes social distancing as recommended by the CDC.
In order to continue court operations, the Presiding Judge of Yavapai County David L. Mackey issued Administrative Order 2020-06, which establishes procedures that allow the Courts to continue daily operations while following the recommendations of health officials to the extent possible and as permitted by law. The Order provides for citizens appearing telephonically for many types of court hearings, reducing the number of people appearing before a judge when hearings must be in-person, providing for the electronic filing of court paperwork and giving instructions for making court-related payments without going to the courthouses.
While the doors remain open in the Superior and Justice Courts, some Municipal and Magistrate Courts located within city buildings have been closed to daily walkin traffic but can be contacted by phone or email. Citizens seeking to obtain Protective Orders or other emergency relief in the areas impacted by city closures are urged to contact their local Court for further instruction or appear at one of our County Court buildings to request emergency orders. Administrative Order 2020-06 can be found directly at http://courts.yavapai.us/Portals/2/AdminOrders/2020/2020-06.pdf
Contact information for Yavapai County Departments can be found at http://www.yavapai.us/contact

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 six deaths in AZ; 3 in Maricopa, 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 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.

Have you had the flu or been out sick and thinking of going back to work?

  • If you have at least 90 percent of your energy back and your overall symptoms have decreased by 75 percent, you are probably safe to return to work.
  • The opposite is also true:  if you can barely drag yourself out of bed and you have a nasty cough or other symptoms, you probably should remain home until you feel better.
  • Employers should be familiar with HIPAA laws regarding disclosure of employee’s medical status.
  • These tips and more can be found here:  https://www.ucihealth.org/blog/2017/02/flu-contagious

Healthcare workers: Guidance from the CDC regarding Health Care Professionals regarding return to work protocols.  It covers protocol for those are out sick who do get tested and for those who don’t get tested.  Here’s the link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/hcp-return-work.html

Northern Arizona Healthcare - Verde Valley Medical Center-There will be COVID-19 collection site at VVMC beginning Thursday, March 26 to collect specimens.  Patients need a written order form a physician or provider for a sample to be collected.  Only one person per vehicle will be swabbed.  The site will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and is subject to opening or closing based on availability of supplies to operate.

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.

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


Surgeon General Encourages all to visit Coronavirus Info Site

Please visit this site https://www.coronavirus.gov/  Surgeon General suggests that we all behave as if you have Coronavirus. Do your part to flatten the curve:Stay home as much as possible. If you need to go out, practice social distancing.We are halfway through 15 Days to Slow the Spread.

6 deaths in AZ, first coronavirus death in Coconino County

azgovernor.gov/executive-orders - Governor Ducey issued an executive order delaying the enforcement of eviction action orders for renters impacted by COVID-19. The order applies to renters who are quarantining due to COVID-19 or are facing economic hardship as a result of the outbreak. It will remain in effect for 120 days. 

*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.

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. These people who may be at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness, includes: · Older adults · People who have serious underlying medical conditions like: o Heart disease o Diabetes o Lung disease · Symptoms – Cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing (sever 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. Questions to assess risk? What symptoms are you experiencing? Have you done any recent travel? Have you recently been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case? Members of the public who simply walked by an infected individual or spent less than 10 minutes with the case are not considered to be at risk based on CDC guidelines. 


Census Public Service Announcement:

Early response rates for the US Census.  Yavapai County is currently tied in first place with Pima County at 25.6% of households responding.  Even with the COVID situation everyone needs to participate.David Williams, Director of Development Services said, “I am extremely pleased and excited to see the enthusiasm with the early turn out for the US census. In this time of uncertainty in the country right now the census is extremely important so that we can ensure Yavapai County and the region get the resources we need for the future!”


15 ASU students have COVID-19

In an interview with The State Press, Arizona State University President Michael Crow confirmed there are 15 reported cases of ASU students who have COVID-19.

Crow says the number includes students who are at home or still located in Arizona. Only one of the students is hospitalized, due to a pre-existing condition.

On Tuesday, the university issued the following statement:

The university can confirm that as of yesterday it had 15 confirmed cases among our student population. Due to privacy laws, we will not be disclosing the location of those individuals.

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country and around the state, it is our expectation that the Arizona State University community will be among those that continues to experience positive test results. ASU is working in close coordination with the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Health Department and will continue to respect personal privacy, deferring to public health agencies regarding disclosure of positive test results and related information. Any member of the ASU community who shows symptoms of COVID-19 is required to self-isolate and independent of a person’s residence, the health care protocol is the same for anyone who has tested positive: self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days, regular (remote) health screening, daily food delivery and (remote) personal and emotional support. ASU will work with the county and the state on contact tracing anyone who may have come into contact with a positive case.

Given the rapidly evolving circumstances regarding COVID-19 and our interest in ensuring the health and well-being of our students, we are strongly encouraging those who live in university housing and whose circumstances permit to consider moving out of the residence hall to a family residence or living environment that minimizes contact with others. This will help if students need to be isolated, become ill or if the state moves to a shelter in place situation. Residence halls will continue to remain open and essential services will continue to be provided to students who need to remain on campus.

ASU has already increased the cleaning of student residential areas, particularly high-touch surfaces and are reminding students about appropriate social distancing protocols. University dining has moved to take-out only or a grab-and-go concept to eliminate gathering at mealtimes and no visitors will be allowed in residence halls.


Governor Ducey And Superintendent Hoffman Announce Childcare For COVID-19 Frontline Workers

PHOENIX — Today, Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman jointly announced a partnership to launch Arizona Enrichment Centers starting next week to offer childcare for the children of first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector workers, including child safety workers. This announcement comes as school closures have been extended and other safety measures have been put into place to respond to the spread of COVID-19.

This initiative is made possible thanks to the strong leadership and partnership of several school districts across the state. With more expected to join in the coming days and weeks, several of our school leaders are already offering childcare services to provide much needed assistance to kids and families in their communities, especially critical workforce employees.

All school sites will follow the CDC Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs, the ADHS Childcare Facility COVID-19 Guidance, as well as guidance issued by local public health departments.

“This initiative will offer critical support for the women and men working on the front lines to respond to COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “We will continue to work with our outstanding school leaders all across Arizona to provide more capacity to serve these families.”

“This is just another way that our schools are stepping up to support our students and families right now,” said Superintendent Hoffman. “I’m grateful to the continued leadership from our school leaders, who are going above and beyond to provide critical services like meals, distance learning, social-emotional support and more to our students.”

Key things to know about the Student Enrichment Centers:

  • Children and staff/volunteers will have their temperatures taken upon entering the enrichment center - anyone with a fever will not be admitted.
  • Volunteers/staff at the enrichment centers will wipe down surfaces frequently with disinfectant.
  • Each room will not exceed a safe maximum of students, supported by at least one adult; this will both allow for personalized attention and will meet social distancing needs.
  • Children will be offered a site based on their home address and their parent or caregiver’s eligibility.
  • Districts are working to select schools in close proximity to hospitals to add convenience for health care workers.
  • Centers will be open Monday through Friday. Hours may vary by location.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive, and staff will be prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs. All staff will complete background checks.
  • Children will be allowed to bring remote devices so they can work on schoolwork while at the centers.

More information will be forthcoming over the next few days. At this time, if you have pressing questions please email AZEnrichmentCenters@az.gov.


March 24 Update from Yavapai County Community Health Services

5 Deaths in AZ

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.

 

 

Symptoms – Cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing (sever 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.

What EVERYONE should be doing

  • 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. 

 

Latest recommendations from Governor Ducey’s office –

  • All bars, movie theaters, and gyms in Arizona are to close.
  • All restaurants in Arizona are required to provide dine-out options only.
  • Halt all elective surgeries 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.
  • Expiration dates on Arizona driver licenses are delayed.
  • State-wide closures of Arizona schools through Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • Recommendations to cancel or postpone mass gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Recommend telework and other alternatives when available.

 

For more information from Yavapai County Community Health Services, visit www.yavapai.us/chs.


Governor Ducey reports 5 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona

PHOENIX — There have been a total of five deaths due to coronavirus in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

It’s unclear who the two new victims are or whether they had underlying health conditions.

On Monday, health officials had only confirmed three deaths. By Tuesday, the Arizona Department of Health Services numbers reflected the additional two deaths.

Maricopa County has reported two COVID-19 related deaths since Friday. The first two individuals were men, one in his 50s and another in his 70s, both with underlying health conditions. 

 

Governor Ducey Announces Arizona Together Initiative, Linking Arizonans To Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak

 

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today launched the Arizona Together initiative to support Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak, connecting individuals and businesses to resources, raising money for community organizations and providing information on volunteer opportunities. A website, ArizonaTogether.org, serves as the centralized location for Arizonans to find help or provide support.

“As we work to combat the spread of COVID-19, access to resources that can help support families and businesses in this time of need is critical,” said Governor Ducey. “We’re calling on Arizonans to be informed, get engaged, and support organizations doing important work to keep our communities safe and healthy. Arizona will get through this together.”

The AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, established by Governor Ducey as part of the initiative, will provide financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Arizona. Initially, the fund will focus on the following immediate needs:

  • Funding of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline medical personnel.
  • Supporting non-profit organizations that help vulnerable Arizonans through food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence facilities and other services.
  • Expanding technology access for low-income students to help them transition to online learning.

Michael J. Bidwill, Chairman and President of the Arizona Cardinals, has stepped forward to provide a generous founding contribution to the fund of $1 million.

“Like so many in our community, this unprecedented crisis has us asking what we can do to help and what might have the greatest impact,” said Cardinals Chairman and President Michael Bidwill. “We are grateful for the creation of this relief fund, are proud to support its critically important mission and hope that others throughout the community can join this effort in whatever way that they are able. As a team, we will continue to work on additional ways to make a difference and know that as a community we will get through this challenging time together.”

The Arizona Together initiative brings together the growing list of resources and information being offered by state agencies and community partners. Individuals who register to volunteer through the ArizonaTogether.org website will be connected with organizations across the state seeking community assistance.

“We continue to see a need for donations and volunteers to help Arizona beat this pandemic,” said Dr. Cara Christ, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. “Our food banks, hospitals, youth centers, and nonprofits serving the community all need support. We’re calling on Arizonans to come together and help where they can, while continuing to follow safe practices and the guidance of public health.”

Please visit ArizonaTogether.org to learn more, donate and find volunteer opportunities.


Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Ratify Emergency Proclamation

March 23, 2020, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors ratified the Emergency Proclamation, signed by Chairman Brown on March 19, and voted to extend the Emergency Proclamation for another 60 days. Board Counsel Martin Brennan reminded the Board of Supervisors that the authority granted in an Emergency Proclamation comes from Arizona Revised Statute 26-311 which states: If an emergency is declared pursuant to subsection A, the mayor or the chairman of the board of supervisors shall, during such emergency, govern by proclamation and shall have the authority to impose all necessary regulations to preserve the peace and order of the city, town, or unincorporated areas of the county, including but not limited to: 1. Imposition of curfews in all or portions of the political subdivision. 2. Ordering the closing of any business. 3. Closing to public access any public building, street, or other public place. 4. Calling upon regular or auxiliary law enforcement agencies and organizations within or without the political subdivision for assistance. 5. Notifying the constitutional officers that the county office for which they are responsible may remain open or may close for the emergency. https://www.azleg.gov/ars/26/00311.htm

To protect the health and safety of the citizens of Yavapai County, Chairman Brown has determined that the Board of Supervisors meetings will not be available to in-person citizen participation for the next 90-days. Each meeting is available to view online at Yavapai.us/meetings. At least 24 hours prior to each meeting citizens may send comments regarding current agenda items to ClerkofBoard.Web@yavapai.us to be read into the record. In order to slow down the progression of the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Adjustments and Planning & Zoning meetings have also been cancelled during the next 90 days. 


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

Testing Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ met this week with representatives from the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Banner Health, Sonora Quest and Mayo Clinic to discuss efforts to expand public lab testing capacity for COVID-19. They also talked about establishing mobile and drive-through testing sites across the state, the governor's office said. Banner Health, Arizona's largest health system, is launching drive-thru COVID-19 testing for prescreened patients at four sites, three in Phoenix and one in Tucson beginning today.

Patients will not need a doctor's order, but they will need to speak by phone with a Banner clinician before being scheduled for a testing appointment. The addition of the Banner sites is expected to broaden testing in Arizona. Many Arizonans have complained about having COVID-19 symptoms but say they've been unable to get a test. The availability of testing has been an obstacle for some clinicians, too. We will update on clinics in Yavapai County, once we receive confirmation of date/time. Check out the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker to assess your symptoms.

 


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. In an interview yesterday, Leslie Horton, Local Health Officer provided the following information: The first Prescott case in a senior citizen, YCCHS is completing the investigation for anyone who may have had contact with them. The first Sedona case is a gentleman in his 70’s. Further info on second Sedona case will be forthcoming. Providers doing testing for COVID-19 include: • YRMC campuses; • Thumb Butte Medical; • Spectrum Healthcare – Prescott and Verde Valley; • Northern Arizona Healthcare (VV Medical Center); • Community Health Center of Yavapai (3 locations – PV, Prescott and Cottonwood) • The Veterans Affairs campus in Prescott; and, • Yavapai Pediatrics. Clinics will screen people first to determine if their symptoms may be the flu, strep or something else; they also should have a referral from a doctor. Other factors include people who are in high-risk categories, such as senior citizens. Horton said there is still a “severe shortage of swabs.” The more providers who can do testing the better off the communities will be. “We do not have enough providers doing testing,” she said. “We are hindered here that not a lot of providers are doing testing.” She added that the Verde Valley is very limited on testing, and likely why at least the first case was reportedly tested in Coconino County. Check out the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker to assess your symptoms. 

March 21 update

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.

Notes from Governor's Policy Advisor 3/20/2020

Additional Guidance - Bars, Restaurants, and other facilities: Per the executive order published yesterday, the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control will be posting its guidance to title 4 licensees shortly on its website and distributing to licensees. This will provide clarity to restaurants on carry-out and delivery liquor operations during the public health emergency. 

New Executive Order: As you likely saw today the Governor's latest policy directives address the economic impact of COVID-19 -- specifically access to unemployment insurance and extending the state income tax deadline. 

Business Resources: The Arizona Commerce Authority has also compiled COVID-19 specific resources for small businesses and workers at https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/. Note the menu on the left directs users to pages specific to topics like housing and business financial support.

Ongoing Recommended Resources

  • Arizona DHS COVID-19 Homepage: Your go-to resource for Arizona-specific guidance (link here).
  • Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC@azdhs.gov): Please share proposed private sector or city partnerships that you may have, or that are proposed to you. 
  • Center for Disease Control Homepage: Latest from federal officials (link here)

Governor’s Declaration Regarding Bars, Restaurants, Movie Theaters and Gyms

Yesterday, Governor Ducey issued an executive order stating that bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms shall close access to the public in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Yavapai county has a presumptive confirmed case, which was from Sedona. The presumptive is considered the same as a positive confirmed. This means that these businesses will have to close at the end of the business day today, Friday March 20.

Gyms, bars, and movie theaters will be expected to close. Restaurants will be required to close their dine-in options. Restaurants will be able to serve liquor and spirits, if accompanying a food order.

Link to Governor's Declaration /Portals/7/eo_2020-09_1.pdf

More information about the Governor’s executive order, go to www.azdhs.gov

For Yavapai County Community Health Services, go to http://www.yavapai.us/chs.


YRMC hospital media release

M  E  D  I  A     R  E  L  E  A  S  E

               Contact:     

 

Robbie Nicol

Executive Director

Community Outreach and Philanthropy

(928) 771-5686

Release:

March 19, 2020

 

 

A Message for Our Community: How YRMC is Protecting You During COVID-19 Your health and wellbeing are always our most important priority. Yavapai Regional Medical Center has a strong legacy of caring for the most vulnerable members of our community and this moment is no different.

As our healthcare teams continue to prepare for and track the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arizona and across the country, we want to share a few details to help you stay healthy and informed.

  1. Out of an abundance of caution, YRMC has placed restrictions on access to our hospital locations in Prescott and Prescott Valley. Patients must now access both locations from the main entrance at the front of each hospital. On the East Campus in Prescott Valley, patients can still access the BreastCare Center, Family Birthing Center and Infusion Center through their main entry points. Please also note that the main entrance for both Emergency Departments will remain open for patient use. All other access points will be restricted.
  2. To help protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, we ask all visitors to please STAY HOME. We realize that special circumstances exist and in these situations we ask that you please call for any restrictions before you visit. 
  3. In the coming days, you may notice large tents being constructed on the campus of YRMC West in Prescott and YRMC East in Prescott Valley. These tents are precautionary in nature and are being installed should we need additional space to care for patients who present with flu or respiratory symptoms. Please don’t be alarmed. We are only taking proactive steps to be ready should the need arise for more isolation space.
  4. We are committed to maintain access to the healthcare services you need, and no plans have been made at this time to restrict elective or non-essential procedures. We will provide information if this changes at any time in the future and we encourage you to please discuss your options with your doctor.
  5. We are cancelling or postponing many of our community events and classes until we feel it is safe to resume our normal community outreach activities. If you participate in classes or support groups at YRMC, please check with your event organizer before coming to an event.

We are proud of our legacy of care and continue to work closely with our community partners to meet your needs. Your health and wellbeing are an inspiration to all of us.

Warm Regards

 


A Sedona resident has tested presumptive 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. 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.   

YCCHS has posted the Governor’s Official Executive Order on our website www.yavapai.us/chs.

There will be a press conference today at the Board of Supervisors later today – details will be forthcoming. Yesterday the County declared a Proclamation of Countywide Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing it to make appropriate orders, provide emergency resources, request additional resources and receive mutual aid from the state and federal governments.

Please avoid people who are sick.  If you are sick, stay home.  If someone in your house is sick, stay home to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus to others.  Set up a separate room for sick household members and clean the room regularly, and make sure thy have clean disposable masks to use.

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.


Az Department of Health Services


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.

 


Yavapai County's 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

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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.

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LIBRARY DISTRICT DOORS ARE CLOSED

Materials and Services Still Available to Patrons

In efforts to protect patrons and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the doors of the fifteen branch libraries of the Yavapai County Free Library District doors will be closed, effective immediately.  However, curbside pickup for holds will still be available. District staff will continue working as long as possible to keep services functioning for their communities.

Access Materials from Home

Many library materials are available from home, if you have an Internet connection and a library card.  Follow the links below to find out what you can do from your cell phone, tablet, or computer!  We offer e-books and magazines, audiobooks, and other online resources such as classes on a wide range of topics, research databases for students, book recommendations, and more.  Funds are being allocated to add even more titles to the digital collection.  Visit our Online Resources page to get to e-books, and so much more.

Placing Holds for Pickup 

Still want physical books and DVDs?  Go to ycfld.org on your computer or phone, click on your branch library and then “Go to the Catalog” to search for the books and movies you want. Place a hold for curbside pickup.  You will be notified by email, text, or phone when your items are ready.  Call the library from the parking lot and staff will bring your items to your car.  If you need help placing a hold, check out this tutorial or call your branch library for assistance.

Other services and announcements:

  • We are extending checkout periods to 8 weeks and waiving fees to relieve burdens on patrons. 
  • Our staff will be available to answer reference questions by phone.  Call your branch library if you need help finding information.
  • Wi-fi will stay on 24/7 at Library District branches.  Access library wi-fi outside the building on your own devices.
  • If you don’t already have a library card, you will be able to register online for a temporary card that will allow you to access our digital collections and online resources.  To check out physical materials, you will have to come in to the library with ID and proof of residency when your library re-opens.  Click here to register, beginning March 20th.
  • Interlibrary Loan [requesting books from outside Yavapai County] through the Library District is suspended until further notice.

     

Library District Branches: Ash Fork, Bagdad, Beaver Creek, Black Canyon City, Clarkdale, Congress, Cordes Lakes, Crown King, Dewey-Humboldt, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, Spring Valley, Wilhoit, & Yarnell


Resources from Governor Ducey's Office

Small business assistance:  As I mentioned, Governor Ducey on Monday submitted an official letter requesting a Disaster Declaration from the Small Business Administration to access  the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL). That letter is attached. The program can provide up to $2 million per business of low interest loans to small businesses or private, non-profit organizations that suffer substantial economic injury from COVID-19. Currently businesses in Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, La PazMojave, Navajo, Yuma county are approved and eligible to apply for the loans today, and we expect SBA to designate the remaining Arizona counties as eligible for these loans shortly.

Businesses in approved counties may apply online in the Disaster Loan Application Portal at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.  Here is an SBA page with more details about the program. Even without the statewide designation confirmed,  small businesses can prepare the documents they need to apply:

  • Loan application (SBA Form 5), completed and signed (this is electronic/online in the portal), but not available until after the Governor's letter is accepted by SBA.
  • Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506-T), completed and signed by each applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, each general partner or managing member; and, for any owner who has more than 50 percent ownership in an affiliate business. Affiliates include, but are not limited to, business parents, subsidiaries, and/or other businesses with common ownership or management
  • Complete copies, including all schedules, of the most recently filed Federal income tax returns for the applicant business; an explanation if not available
  • Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413) completed, signed, and dated by the applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, and each general partner or managing member
  • Schedule of Liabilities listing all fixed debts (SBA Form 2202 may be used)

Governor's Declaration of Emergency and Executive Order: As a reminder, here is the executive order that Governor Ducey issued on March 11 along with the State's declaration of emergency. This includes specific requirements that all insurers regulated by the State waive all cost-sharing requirements for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and requirements for insurers to cover COVID-19 diagnostic testing from all qualified laboratories without regard to whether the laboratory is in-network.  

If you receive information that questions the compliance with the executive order in your communities please let us know.

Older adults and vulnerable populations: I received a question about resources and information targeted specifically to older Arizonans. The CDC has a page specific with resources and recommendations high-risk populations here. It's a great resource to share, and reference from, in your communications with constituents. 

Ongoing Recommended Resources

  • Community and Business Partner Recommendations: (link here). Feel free to share with businesses in your communities. Here is Governor Ducey's tweet about these guidelines. 
  • Arizona DHS COVID-19 Homepage: Your go-to resource for Arizona-specific guidance (link here).
  • Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC@azdhs.gov): Please share proposed private sector or city partnerships that you may have, or that are proposed to you. Please also reach out if you have questions about response operations -- such as equipment needs for first responders, patients, etc.   
  • Center for Disease Control Homepage: Latest recommendations including President Trump's guidelines (link here)

A message from Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG)

To our Yavapai County Businesses and Community Members,

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) Economic/Workforce Development Division (EWD) is working side-by-side with you as we work toward resiliency following the economic and workforce difficulties posed by COVID-19. Effects of “precaution” are definitely being felt right here. We are committed to do everything we can to help ease the burden of our businesses and workforce as we work through this together.

In Yavapai County, NACOG has access to federal and state Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker and Rapid Response funding to assist in a variety of ways:

  • NACOG and ARIZONA@WORK is a resource for your unpaid employees to reach out for assistance with Unemployment Insurance benefits and Temporary Employment Services. Register at Arizona Job Connection (AJC), www.azjobconnection.gov and Unemployment Insurance, www.azui.gov . NOTE – We recommend including a note Reason for Separation – “COVID-19”.
  • NACOG also assists employers with Layoff Aversion strategies and resilience planning.
  • Dislocated Workers who have been separated from income have access to WOIA services due to COVID-19 layoffs, and we are working on temporary assignments that our clients can be placed in.

Employers: If you are facing closure, please let your employees know that there are services at NACOG – please call the West County One Stop at (928)778-1422 or (928)308-4832, East County One Stop at (928)649-6867 or (928)649-6868, or visit our websites: www.nacog.org and www.yavapaiatwork.com.

As a community, please respond to inquiries with the information provided here related to work conditions rather than forwarding calls. Attached you will find a Community Resources Guide, screen shots from the Arizona Job Connection website for guidance on signing up, and information regarding how to file for Unemployment Insurance.

Please visit our websites www.nacog.org and www.yavapaiatwork.com for updates and more information.

”And the people stayed home…and when the danger passed, people came together again.”


Cancelled-Verde Valley Clean Up

Due to CDC recommendations we have cancelled the Verde Valley Clean Up that had been scheduled for March 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th , 27th, 28th , and April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


2020 Trail Summit in Cottonwood

Supervisor Thurman welcomed participants to the 2-day Trial Sumitt in Cottonwood on February 21-22. There were over 100 people in attendance from all across the state.


Black Canyon City Community Cleanup!

The Cleanup will be at the transfer station on 21000 E. Landfill Rd. open to Yavapai County residents at no charge on February 26th, 28th, and 29th and March 4th, 6th, and 7th from 8am to 4pm. Commercial loads will not be accepted. For more information please call 928-771-3183.

 


Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibit- Catch it before it leaves!

Last Chance Water/Ways Exhibit  You have just a few more days to see the FREE Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit with the local Agua Fria Watershed Display at the Cañon Elementary School (34630 S. School Loop Rd, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324). Open Wednesday January 22 at 4 PM to 7 PM, Saturday January 25 at noon to 4 PM, and Sunday January 26 at 4 PM to 7 PM.  This exhibit covers more than 700 square feet and provides you the chance to explore the essential roles of water in our lives. See more at https://blackcanyonheritagepark.org/water-way.

Movie Night – Water/Ways  January 23, 5 PM to 6 PM – Water/Ways short 3-6 minute movies at the Cañon Elementary School (34630 S. School Loop Rd, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324).  Movies include “Sleeping Giant” a Black Canyon City documentary produced by Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication students plus more from Smithsonian Institute and Arizona State University such as: “Sharing the Colorado River; John Wesley Powell Sees the Future of Water in the West” and “Don't Waste Wastewater - Arizona Center of Algae Technology”.  You will have time to see the exhibit in the room next door after the movies.

Oasis on the Agua Fria River  Raffle Drawing for this Framed Gary Bennett Original Oil Painting (value $800) will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:30 PM at the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit held at Cañon Elementary School (34630 S. School Loop Rd, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324). You do not need to be present to win.  Tickets for sale at Black Canyon Heritage Park Visitor Center, Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit or select raffle option at http://bit.ly/BCHP-Donate.

4th Annual WinterFest – BookFest  Celebrate our region's cultural, historical, recreational and resources in a family-friendly environment at Black Canyon Heritage Park, 33955 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324 on January 25, 10 AM to 2 PM. FREE to meet and mingle with over 30 exhibitors.  Refreshments for purchase.  Special interest to children of all ages  - Smokey the Bear; live wildlife (raptors, other birds, reptiles and more); desert plants, fire truck, and local arts/crafts!  Plus, you will be able to find treasures at the silent auction – you do not have to be present to win. See more and exhibitor list at https://blackcanyonheritagepark.org/water-way.


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