COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts

City of Phoenix

​We're in this together! Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail contactus@phoenix.gov​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at (602) 262-5040. Phoenix … [More]

Arizona to Receive More Than 2 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests

inbusinessPHX.com

Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona will receive 2.19 million Abbott rapid point-of-care tests from the federal government. The tests can produce results within 15 minutes. Delivery is expected to take place with shipments beginning in the next seven to 10 days. The Arizona Department of Health Services is working with county health departments to prioritize the tests … [More]

SAFETY: ADHS Encourages People to Seek Care in an Emergency and to Maintain Routine Medical Care

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizonans have dramatically reduced the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, distancing, washing hands thoroughly, and taking other steps to protect themselves and the community. But it’s also important to continue seeking routine medical care such as wellness visits to primary healthcare providers, cancer screenings, managing chronic health conditions, and keeping children up … [More]

Business Compliance Essential to Safely Resuming Operations, Reminds ADHS

Arizona Department of Health Services

With the state’s most-populous counties potentially progressing to the next phase of safely resuming business operations tomorrow, certain businesses will be able to join others already operating with reduced capacity and following other strict requirements to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For businesses to remain open, compliance with public health requirements is … [More]

Survey: Frequent Travelers Cite Priorities for Safe Hotel Stays

American Hotel & Lodging Association

A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) conducted by Morning Consult shows that a number of improvements to health and sanitation protocol at U.S. hotels would have considerable impact on guests' comfort levels staying there, with the top three including face coverings for employees (87% a lot/some impact) and guests (85%), … [More]

BREAKING: Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties Likely to Meet Moderate Benchmarks for Businesses to Reopen this Thursday

Arizona Department of Health Services

Over the last few months, Arizonans have worked together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. From wearing masks, physically distancing, and limiting congregating ⁠— their efforts have been a success and a model for the country. This responsible approach has resulted in three of our major counties progressing to the next phase of safely reopening. Based on current data, ADHS … [More]

TESTING: Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Available

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona Department of Health Services and ASU Biodesign have partnered to make available COVID-19 saliva testing for Arizonans. It’s quick, easy and free. Testing is available this morning in Tempe and Tucson. Details: Tempe Testing Where: Tempe Diablo Stadium - 2200 W Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282 When: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM How: Pre-registration is required Tucson … [More]

The ‘Musts’ to Make Meetings Safer in the Age of COVID-19

by Dr. Richard Arriviello

Large corporate meetings and industry events, so much a part of the American business ecosystem, remain on hold, have been postponed, or have been cancelled altogether. When they will happen again is anybody’s guess. COVID-19’s spikes in many states have prompted pauses and rollbacks to business re-openings and put large gatherings farther into the future. But at the same … [More]

Public Health Recommendations Released for Safe Reopening in Arizona

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced public health recommendations for the eventual safe reopening of paused businesses in the state of Arizona. On June 27, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-43 “Pausing of Arizona’s Reopening.” This paused the reopening of several specific industries with operations that are considered by public health to … [More]

CDC Updates Isolation Guidelines; COVID-Positive Employees May Return to Work Sooner

by Otto W. Immel and Brenna M. Wildt, Quarles & Brady LLP

In a little-noticed recent health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance regarding the discontinuation of home isolation for persons with COVID-19. These subtly-revised guidelines are notable for employers, as the CDC’s return-to-work guidance incorporates its recommendations on the discontinuation of home isolation. As a result, the … [More]