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]

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

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

Last week, in a little-noticed 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, … [More]

SAFETY: Four Ways to Combat Pathogens in Your Company’s HVAC System

by Jonathan Carson

“Jake” owns and runs a small commercial shop. He has been coughing a lot and is growing concerned as his employees have been calling in sick with sinus problems and “bronchitis.” He calls his friend “Rick,” who operates a different business but in the same block. To Jake’s surprise, Rick and his workers have not missed any time from work. While Rick’s employees have been … [More]

TESTING UPDATE: Pre-Register for Free Surge Testing

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of free COVID-19 surge testing at sites operated by the Department of Health and Human Services in Maricopa County. Testing is available at two sites: South Mountain Park, 10919 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042 Maryvale High School, 3415 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85033 Arizonans can pre-register HERE. Plenty Of Tests … [More]

Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements to Travel Safely

American Hotel & Lodging Association

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide. This checklist is part of AHLA’s Safe Stay guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel … [More]

Businesses and Schools Prepare to Reopen, Ensure a Safe and Healthy Environment

by Liz Caracciolo

Employees across the country have a lot of questions about how safe their work environment will be when they return to the office or even to the classroom. Their concerns are valid, and for a good reason. Some businesses have recently reopened, only to have to shut back down again due to employees or customers testing positive for COVID-19. Other businesses and schools have not … [More]

Governor Orders New Actions to Contain COVID-19

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today announced additional actions to contain the spread of COVID-19, including the signing of an Executive Order that requires restaurants with indoor seating to operate at less than 50 percent capacity. Today’s announcement to limit capacity at restaurants comes in addition to recent action taken by the Governor to prohibit large gatherings, cease the … [More]

Collaboration Meant to Vastly Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Arizona

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

A strategic collaboration with Sonora Quest Laboratories, the market share leader in diagnostics laboratory testing in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, to expand testing in Arizona. The collaboration helps catapult COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity well … [More]

ADHS and ASU Announce Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Arizona

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona State University (ASU) announced a new partnership today that will increase COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Arizona. ASU will launch several testing sites that will provide free saliva diagnostic testing for COVID-19 in high-need underserved communities around the state. The testing will begin this Saturday, July 11 in … [More]

Shutdown of Gyms, Bars and Theaters, More Restrictions Ordered

Rick McCartney

As part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order to prohibit large gatherings, cease the issuance of new special event licenses and pause the operations of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing rentals. The pause of these business operations takes effect at 8:00 p.m. today, Monday, … [More]

Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Testing, Says Ducey

Rick McCartney

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced continued efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in partnership with health care providers statewide. On Tuesday, an additional Roche testing machine was secured for Sonora Quest Laboratories to expand testing in the state. ADHS will provide additional funding to laboratories, as … [More]