COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available to Everyone 12 and Older

Arizona Department of Health Services

Expanding eligibility for COVID-19 boosters to include ages 12 and up is welcome news as the Omicron variant fuels a surge in cases around the country. Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its booster recommendation to include ages 12 to 15. The CDC previously expanded eligibility to … [More]

Getting a COVID-19 Booster More Important Than Ever with Omicron Spreading Quickly

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is urging Arizonans to get their COVID-19 booster dose as soon as they can because of the rapid spread nationally of the Omicron variant and the potential for more breakthrough cases among vaccinated people. Those who have yet to be vaccinated also should act now to get the protection offered by safe, free, and highly effective … [More]

City of Phoenix Vaccine Mandate Paused

City of Phoenix

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The city of Phoenix Tuesday announced it has paused plans to implement a federal mandate requiring all city employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This decision comes after a series of legal challenges and a ruling Tuesday from a federal judge in Georgia which temporarily halts the COVID-19 vaccine … [More]

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available to Everyone 18 and Older

Arizona Department of Health Services

Expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to everyone 18 and older is welcome news as the holiday season nears in Arizona. Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today recommended booster doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for all adults who are at least six months past their second … [More]

Make COVID-19 Safety Part of Your Holiday Planning

Arizona Department of Health Services

Continued COVID-19 spread, influenza season, and the coming holidays make it more important than ever to plan ahead for safe gatherings with family and friends. “There are ways to enjoy holiday traditions and connect with your loved ones while protecting yourself, your family, and your community,” said Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th U.S. Surgeon General and special adviser to … [More]

US Department of Labor Issues Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a new emergency temporary standard to protect more than 84 million workers from the spread of the coronavirus on the job. The nation's unvaccinated workers face grave danger from workplace exposure to coronavirus, and immediate action is necessary to protect them. Under this … [More]

Providers across Arizona Set to Begin Vaccinating Ages 5-11 against COVID-19

Arizona Department of Health Services

Providers across Arizona are set to begin offering safe, free, and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 following this week’s approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Parents already protect their kids against a host of diseases that have been eliminated or all but eliminated thanks to the modern miracle of vaccines,” said Don … [More]

Boosters Authorized for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services is welcoming a federal government decision authorizing booster shots from any of the three COVID-19 vaccines now available. “Booster doses are safe, free, highly effective, and widely available around Arizona,” said Don Herrington, the department’s interim director. “If you are eligible for a booster, we recommend you take advantage … [More]

Complimentary COVID-19 In October at Multiple Locations Valleywide

Easy Testing

Easy Testing is announcing their continued partnership with Maricopa County to offer free COVID-19 testing for the Maricopa community at the following locations and dates: LAVEEN, AZ WHERE: Laveen Education Center ADDRESS: 5001 W Dobbins Rd #9733, Laveen Village, AZ 85339 DAYS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday TIMES: 10am – 1pm DEER VALLEY, AZ WHERE: … [More]

Governor Ducey Rescinds 25 Pandemic-Related Executive Orders

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Governor Doug Ducey today is rescinding 25 Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic following action by the Arizona Legislature to codify into law many of the policies enacted by the Executive Orders to protect against excessive mandates, including mask usage in schools and prohibiting vaccine passports. “Throughout the pandemic, we took action to protect Arizonans … [More]

State COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Close after Administering 1.6 Million Doses

Arizona Department of Health Services

After administering 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 875,000 individuals, the state’s mass-vaccination program officially ends today with the last appointments at Gila River Arena in Glendale. With vaccine widely available, Arizona’s focus has shifted to promoting neighborhood options such as pharmacies and doctors’ offices, supporting pop-up clinics, and providing … [More]

Considerations for Business Reopening after Coronavirus

by Eric Roudi

OpenWorks has worked hard over the past year to support businesses in their efforts to maintain a safe and healthy workplace through the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, we are proud to begin helping businesses prepare to reopen. As you begin taking the next steps, it’s important to consider all the potential issues and pitfalls of reopening. As a reputable commercial cleaning … [More]

More Than 3 Million Arizonans Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Arizona Department of Health Services

More than 3 million Arizonans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, another milestone as the state increases its protection against the coronavirus, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced today. “Millions now have the full benefit of these safe, highly effective, free, and widely available vaccines,” Governor Doug Ducey said. “I encourage every … [More]

Seven Travel Tips to Help You Travel Safely this Memorial Day

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

We are already approaching the end of May and that means the three-day Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Travel has looked a lot different this past year and a half and safety policies and travel regulations are constantly changing. If you are planning to fly out of town for the Memorial Day holiday, these travel tips will help you be prepared. Tip #1 – … [More]

State Sites Ready to Vaccinate Ages 12 to 15 Thursday, May 13, Subject to CDC Approval

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff are ready to begin vaccinating children 12 to 15 years old on Thursday, May 13, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free ‒ and they’re our best shot to end this pandemic and return to the things we’ve … [More]

State Sites Have Administered More Than 1.5 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services

The seven state mass-vaccination sites in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff reached another milestone today, having now administered more than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine while helping to protect Arizonans rapidly and efficiently. With vaccine increasingly available at pharmacies, pop-up clinics, doctors’ offices, and other neighborhood … [More]

ADHS Recommends Resuming Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services

After a thorough safety review and recommendation by federal partners, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is advising providers to resume use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today expressed confidence that the vaccine is safe and effective in … [More]

Governor Ducey Rescinds Order to Require Masks in Schools

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

In alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services today rescinded orders that direct K-12 schools to require masks. “Nearly 2 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with many teachers and school faculty now fully vaccinated after being some of the first in line for … [More]

ADHS Recommends Pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced it is recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in the use of the vaccine based on six reported U.S. cases, out … [More]

Health Co. Now Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations at Mesa Community College

Embry Health

Embry Health will provide COVID-19 Vaccinations starting April 8th at Mesa Community College located at 1833 W. Southern Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202. Embry Health will provide Moderna vaccinations for those over 18 years old who work and live in Maricopa County between 8AM–8PM. Please come prepared with a face mask, driver's license, insurance card, and documentation of … [More]

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