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]

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]

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]

Three Steps to Take if an Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

by Karen Stafford, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM – SCP

Your employee has symptoms and the doctor said it could be COVID-19. What do you do now? The steps you take next are critical. The goal is to both contain the virus as much as possible and follow workplace requirements. Following these three steps can help you accomplish that goal. Follow the Requirements While it is important to minimize risk to your other employees, … [More]

Extended Protections for Public Health; Bars, Gyms and Theaters to Remain Closed

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today extended an executive order pausing operations on gyms, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing. The order also continues to prohibit large public events and enables local law enforcement to take immediate enforcement action to ensure compliance with the order. This extension will be reviewed for repeal or revision every two … [More]

Statewide Campaign to Promote Mask Use Developed in Partnership with Arizona Advertising Agencies

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced a statewide campaign developed in partnership with Arizona advertising and public relations firms to promote the use of masks and other important precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19. This first-of-its-kind collaboration will feature creative concepts in English and Spanish developed by Arizona’s leaders in advertising supported by $3 … [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]

First Responders Get Mental Health Support from Crisis Fund

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today announced $120,000 for Heal the Hero Foundation, supporting its work to mitigate the mental health impacts facing first responders during COVID-19. Heal the Hero Foundation offers technology-based mental health support—along with community education, research and training—for veterans, first responders and abuse survivors. The foundation also provides … [More]