VIDEO: Governor and Health Services Director Share COVID-19 Updates

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

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 … [More]

Workforce Alternatives: Don’t Stop at Stopgap Measures

by Marta Moakley

COVID-19 has taken a toll on the workforce, with many employers considering furloughs, layoffs and workplace closures. While some employers may not be able to avoid permanent layoffs as a result of the pandemic, others are exploring temporary layoffs or other stopgap measures in the interest of keeping as many employees on the payroll as possible. Only 7 percent of companies … [More]

Packaging and Labeling Rules Relaxed for Local Restaurants

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order allowing Arizona restaurants to repackage and sell grocery items they have on hand, including items not normally packaged and labeled for resale. Governor Ducey’s order comes in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision to provide temporary flexibility for nutrition labeling of packaged food. “Even with … [More]

Order Increases Restrictions for Certain Out-Of-State Travelers

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order to increase quarantine guidelines for out-of-state travelers entering Arizona. Under the Executive Order, anyone who travels to Arizona from an area with substantial community spread through any airport in the state must isolate or quarantine themselves upon arrival for 14 … [More]

Arizona Expanding COVID-19 Data Gathering to Protect Public Health

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order expanding healthcare reporting requirements on 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. The additional data will include the number of ICU beds and ventilators in use for COVID-19 patients, the number of suspected COVID-19 … [More]

Governor Strengthening Protection in Residential and Nursing Healthcare Facilities

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order enhancing and reinforcing health protection in Arizona residential care institutions, nursing care institutions and related health care facilities. The order requires all staff to use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), implementing symptom checks for those entering the facility, offering electronic communication if … [More]

Biosafety Trust Certification to Mitigate the Risk of Infection and Renew Confidence

RINA

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and to help restart economic activity RINA has devised the Biosafety Trust Certification, the first management system certification aimed at the prevention and mitigation of the spread of infections in public places and to provide greater health safety.   The new management system provides a set of best practices to help minimize the … [More]

FieldMed Launches New TeleHealth Feature with In-Home COVID-19 Screening Capabilities for Paramedics and Providers

FieldMed

To help fight the spread of COVID-19 and reduce hospital overcrowding due to the pandemic, FieldMed has launched a new telehealth feature specifically for COVID-19 screening capabilities that allows paramedics and in-home practitioners to connect patients directly with doctors without ever leaving their homes. FieldMed is the first-ever dedicated community health software … [More]

$2 Million in Funding for Goodwill Services

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced $2 million in funding to put 400 Arizona Goodwill employees back to work and expand support and services to Arizonans in need. The funding is part of a $50 million COVID-19 relief package passed by the Legislature and signed into law last month by the Governor. “Goodwill is a beacon of hope for countless Arizonans across our state,” said … [More]

East Valley Chambers Release Second COVID-19 Business Impact Report

EVCCA

The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) released today the findings from the second survey of a series conducted of its more than 5,000 members to determine the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their revenue, operations, and supply chains. The report includes responses from nineteen industry sectors and nearly 70 percent of respondents represent … [More]

D-Backs Bring Job Opportunities and Deals to Community

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks are working closely with its corporate partners to provide information to fans about deals, essential services and job opportunities. Below is a list of D-backs corporate partners and the services and opportunities they are offering during this uncertain time. “We are in a unique position to be able to connect our fans and our corporate partners to … [More]

The CORE Institute Announces New Telehealth Platform to Address Orthopedic Injuries During COVID-19 Crisis

The CORE Institute

In an effort to provide continued care to our treasured patients, The CORE Institute has implemented a new Orthopedic Telehealth Program that allows patients in the Phoenix area to see an orthopedic provider without having to travel to one of their offices. In response to the continued climb of COVID-19 cases nationally, recent changes to state and federal regulations have … [More]

Online Job Board to Help Find Talent to Help Fight COVID-19

Community Brands

Community Brands, the leading provider of business management, commerce and payment solutions for member-based organizations, announced today the launch of a new, free online job board for employers and organizations seeking talent to help battle COVID-19. FightCovid19Jobs.com is offered by YM Careers, Community Brands' leading niche job board platform for … [More]

Pharmazam to Help Provide Accurate Information for Treatment Plan for Patients

Pharmazam

Pharmazam™, a world-class leading advanced genetic and personalized healthcare management company, has developed and deployed the most advanced, comprehensive personalized healthcare system, identifying potentially fatal medication combinations in the treatment of COVID-19. Dr. Howard L. McLeod, Pharmazam's Senior Scientific Advisor and global expert, says, "Many of the … [More]

Testing Protocol from Diagnostics Company Unlocks One Million Tests Per Day

BillionToOne

The precision diagnostics company BillionToOne today announced a significant development in the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic. BillionToOne has developed a highly accurate and cost-effective novel COVID-19 test protocol, unlocking more than one million testing capacity per day in the United States alone. Test reagents will be available in two weeks, pending … [More]

The Field Guide to Taking Back Control during the COVID-19 Crisis

by Chuck Bolton

The unrelenting news of the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the mental and emotional well-being of Americans. First, there’s the grief and depression for those who’ve been stricken or lost, of social interactions suspended indefinitely and of the disappearance overnight of their normal routines. Humans are social creatures and the forced isolation the past few weeks is … [More]

The New Scottsdale Small Business Assistance Center Looks to Offer Guidance to Businesses in Need

City of Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s Economic Development Department has launched a new initiative aimed at assisting Scottsdale small businesses. The Scottsdale Small Business Assistance Center (SSBAC) will serve as the City of Scottsdale’s virtual one stop shop for Scottsdale businesses looking for information on available business support programs and resources during the COVID-19 crisis. The … [More]

Bubbies Ice Cream Launches ‘It Takes a Village’ Initiative to Support Employees Affected by COVID-19

Bubbles Ice Cream

Bubbies Ice Cream, the Phoenix based frozen novelty brand has launched the “It Takes a Village” initiative to support its employees amid the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19. The facility in charge of the production of its nationally-distributed frozen mochi novelty treats is embracing the “it takes a village” initiative spearheaded by the leadership team strives to support and … [More]

Engineering Co. Helps Kids at Hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Terracon

The participants weren’t there in person, but they truly were in spirit. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, engineering consulting firm Terracon, being aware of safety to others, postponed its annual golf tournament that benefits Kids at Hope. Terracon realized the lost donations from canceled events would negatively impact Kids at Hope. It still found a way to donate: … [More]