COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

2-1-1 Arizona

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Arizona 2-1-1

COVID-19 Hotline

A COVID-19 hotline has been set up to answer any questions from the public and healthcare providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus.

Call 1-844-542-8201 to reach a health care professional.

UPDATE

as of 3/26/2020 12:12 P.M.

Santa Cruz County Health Services has received notification of a second (2nd) confirmed case of COVID-19.  Bringing the total confirmed case count in Santa Cruz County to two (2) cases.

Arizona level of community COVID-19 spread –Widespread

Arizona Community Risk -Increasing with some areas of heightened risk.

Current Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Case Information

Total Cases

2


Case Breakdown

Newly Reported

1


Age Group

Deaths

0


0-17

0

Gender 


18-40

1(50%)

Female

2


41-65

1(50%)

Male

0


66 and up

0




Unknown


Current Cases in Arizona

Updated 3/26/2020- 12:00 P.M.

The information above represents cases reported and verified by Santa Cruz County Health Services by 5PM the previous day. Cases received after 5PM will be included on the next day’s totals. Totals may vary slightly from those found on the Arizona Dept. of Health Services website.

COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, or difficulty breathing. Those considered at highest risk for contracting the virus are individuals with travel to an area where the virus is spreading, or individuals in close contact with a person who is diagnosed as having COVID-19. Public health officials are working with anybody who may have been exposed.

Public health officials are advising residents that flu and other respiratory diseases are circulating in the community, and are recommending everyone get a flu shot and follow basic prevention guidelines.

If you have recently traveled to an area where COVID-19 is circulating, and have developed fever with cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have 2019 novel coronavirus, please stay home. Most people with COVID-19 develop mild symptoms. If you have mild symptoms, please do not seek medical care, but do stay home and practice social distancing from others in the household where possible. If you do have shortness of breath or more severe symptoms, please call your health care provider to get instructions before arriving.

Help Control the Spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


UPDATED RECOMMENDATIONS

3/25/2020 9:56 A.M.

  • Effective close of business Friday, March 20, all restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases are required to provide dine-out options only.
  • Effective close of business Friday, March 20, all bars, movie theaters, and gyms in counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases are required to close.
  • Halt all elective surgeries in the state of Arizona.
  • If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • Expiration dates on Arizona driver licenses are delayed.
  • Recommendations to cancel or postpone social gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • State-wide closures of Arizona schools through April 10, 2020.
  • Recommendations to cancel or postpone all social gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Recommend telework and other alternatives when available.

Recommendations and Control Measures for Employees Exposed to COVID-19.

  • Contact your local health department for questions in regard to:
  • Potential exposure of COVID-19 in the workplace.
  • If staff have tested positive for COVID-19, they should remain under home isolation precautions for 7 days from specimen collection OR until 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms of acute infection resolve, whichever is longer.
  • If staff have tested negative for COVID-19 and have compatible symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), they should stay home from others until 72 hours after all symptoms of acute infection resolve.
  • If staff have fever with cough or shortness of breath and have not been tested for COVID-19, they should stay home, away from others until 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms for acute infection resolve.
  • If staff have other non-compatible symptoms and have not been tested for COVID-19, they should stay home until 24 hours after all symptoms are gone without the use of medicine.
  • At this time, a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness should not be required to validate their illness or to return to work, as healthcare provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely way.
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