Arizona COVID-19 Information Roundup Featured

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Dr. Paul Gosar, AZ CD4 Representative, responded to questions about Arizona COVID-19 data, plus additional information about education and executive orders.

Big Idea

  • There is encouraging information regarding Hospitalizations, Deaths and Capacity due to COVID-19 
  • By August 7, ADHS will create reopening benchmarks based on public health data
  • There will be full funding for distance learning
  • Governor Ducey has extended the closures for bars, gyms for at least another 2 weeks 

Dr. Gosar recommends the Data Dashboard at the Arizona Department of Health Services  stating that it is, “…the best and most up-to-date resource for you and your family.’

He also points out some of the encouraging information that you may not have heard: 


"Arizona’s Hospitalization rates, despite what you may have heard, have actually been trending in a positive direction since the end of June.”


"Our state’s mortality rate has been falling recently, with the biggest spike around the July 4th holiday.”


The number of ICU beds in use in Arizona has plateaued around a manageable 88% for the past several weeks.


Executive Order regarding Opening Schools Highlights from Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools:

By August 7, ADHS will create reopening benchmarks based on public health data.

  • Full funding for distance learning
  • Continuity of pay for all educators
  • Face covering requirement
  • Options for at-risk students while enforcing physical distancing and safety protocols.

These provisions will give schools more data, resources, and policies to support safe learning in the new school year, whether schools opt to provide in-person or distance learning.  COVID-19 has challenged the education community and this Executive Order gives our school communities the ability to make a long-term plan that accounts for the unique public health realities of their communities and needs of their students.

Gov. Ducey announces extension to statewide bar, gym closure as COVID-19 pandemic continues

According to an executive order issued in connection with the closure extension, the extended closure order will continue to be reviewed for repeal or revision every two weeks.

COVID-19 Resources

For Yavapai County COVID-19 Data, Testing Sites and Resources:  www.yavapai.us/chs
Arizona 2-1-1:  A resource for all the time, not just during COVID-19.  https://211arizona.org/
COVID-19 information en español:  https://azhealth.gov/covid-19
#YavapaiStrongerTogether - https://justicementalhealth.com/resources-support/#covid19


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