Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Tom Betlach and Local First Arizona Executive Director Kimber Lanning today held a briefing to share updates on COVID-19. The Governor discussed the state’s latest COVID-19 response efforts, including providing $2 million in funding for Goodwill services and issuing new guidelines for truck drivers.
Additionally Governor Ducey today issued four Executive Orders to protect public health and support those in need as the state works to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Executive Orders:
- Enhance and reinforce health protection in Arizona residential care institutions, nursing care institutions and related health care facilities;
- Expand healthcare reporting requirements for hospitals and health care providers to better track data needed to protect health care workers and patients and help slow the spread of COVID-19;
- Increase quarantine guidelines for travelers entering Arizona from areas with substantial community spread;
And allow Arizona restaurants to repackage and sell grocery items they have on hand, including items not normally packaged and labeled for resale
View the full briefing HERE. The Governor was joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Tom Betlach, Local First Arizona Executive Director Kimber Lanning, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Director Major General Michael T. McGuire and Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson