COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

New RR Flier Dec 24 (updated)
New REC CENTER vaccine flier Jan 8
For 12 and up Covid-19 vaccinations and for Covid-19 boosters at the Nogales Recreation Center click the book now button. To make an appointment for 5 to 11 year old Covid-19 vaccines, call 520-223-4337 :

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Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster?

CDC guidandance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html?s_cid=11705:when%20to%20get%20booster%20covid%20vaccine:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22


Covid isolation guidance
Locations for Covid testing Jan 2022

COVID-19 CASE COUNT INFORMATION UPDATE 

As of 1/17/2022 Santa Cruz County has had a total of 12,621 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Community transmission is present in Santa Cruz County.  Please take adequate precautions if you leave your home and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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 Cases12,621 Cases Recovered7,419
Gender
Female6,829Male5,771 Unknown21
Case Breakdown by Age 
0-192837 (22.5%)
20-444708 (37.2%)
45-643459 (27.5%)
65 and up1588 (12.6%)
Age Unknown29 (0.2%)
Total hospitalizations to date: 
679


Total Number of Deaths207
Deaths by Age
0-19
20-448 (3.2%)
45-6455 (24%)
65 and up144 (72.8%)
Age Unknown

Current Cases in Arizona

Updated 1/17/2022

The information above represents cases reported and verified by Santa Cruz County Health Services by 5:00 P.M.  Cases received after 5:00 P.M. will be included on the next day’s totals. Totals may vary slightly from those found on the Arizona Dept. of Health Services website.

Watch for Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea.  These are some, but not all potential symptoms.

COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 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.

After International Travel

You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still be infected and spread the virus to others. You and your travel companions (including children) pose a risk to your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you travel.

After travel information for people fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization:

  • Get tested with a viral test3-5 days after travel.
    1. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

After travel information for unvaccinated people:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
    1. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    2. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.

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.


Re-Opening Guidance 

Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Food Safety Checklist Glove Use Guidance 
Guidance for Retail Stores Guidance for Barbers & Cosmetologists Guidance for Public and Semi-Public Pools 
Guidance for Spas, Massage Therapists, and Personal Services Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Providers Interim Guidance: Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  
Guidance for Funeral Attendees Funeral Guidance for Individuals and Families Private Event Guidance
                                                                        

South32 and Local First Arizona Small Business Relief Fund

South32 and Local First Arizona have partnered to serve as many small businesses and entrepreneurs in need as possible. Micro-entrepreneurs in Santa Cruz County that are struggling to surmount the financial impact of the novel coronavirus may apply for funds to cover business expenses, employee salaries, and other operation-related costs.

                                                       South32 and Local First Arizona Small Business Relief Fund

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.

Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger — Amending the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order

On May 12, 2020, Governor Doug A. Ducey announced that Arizona’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order would be ending on Friday May, 15, 2020. This will be replaced by the new Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger Executive Order, which takes effect on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

The new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery aligns with gating criteria that was issued by the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and aims to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 resurgence, protect vulnerable populations, and guide the reopening of businesses with enhanced physical distancing and safety measures in place. Arizona will gradually phase in formerly restricted operations through the months of May and June with policy that promotes social distancing, as well as encouraging social connectedness.

Under the new order:

  • Testing availability and frequency will be ramped up,
  • Tracking of key health metrics such as reported symptomatic cases and emergency room usage will be implemented,
  • Surge hospital capacity will be stood up and used as needed,
  • Statewide contact tracing will be expanded,
  • Supply chains for PPE for frontline medical workers and emergency responders will be bolstered,
  • Enhanced safety protocols to protect those living and working in high-risk facilities such as nursing homes will be implemented,
  • Additional public health guidance for businesses and individuals to ensure continued physical distancing will be provided.

“Since the start of this pandemic, Arizona has taken a calm and steady approach to protecting health and slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Today, our hospitals have capacity to provide care to those who need it; our businesses are implementing and adapting to new physical distancing measures; and data shows Arizona is headed in the right direction. It is time to move forward with the next steps of Arizona’s economic recovery — while continuing to make health and safety our number one priority. I’m grateful to all Arizonans for their partnership and cooperation during these trying times. By continuing to follow the data and recommendations of public health officials, we can continue to move forward safely and responsibly together.”

Arizona is now allowing barbers and cosmetologists, retail establishments, casinos, pools, gyms and fitness providers, and spas to reopen with physical distancing and enhance sanitation. Additionally, restaurants are able to offer dine-in services to customers.

Prevent and Reduce Transmission Among Employees

Monitor federal, state, and local public health communications about COVID-19 regulations, guidance, and recommendations and ensure that workers have access to that information. Frequently check the CDC COVID-19 website.

Actively encourage sick employees to stay home

  1. Employees who have symptoms should notify their supervisor and stay home. CDC recommends testing for people with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and for all close contacts of persons with COVID-19.
  2. Employees who are sick with COVID-19 should isolate and follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees who are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (not yet showing symptoms) but have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection should also isolate and follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.
  3. Employees who are well but who have a sick household member with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC-recommended precautions.
  4. Employers are encouraged to implement flexible, non-punitive paid sick leave and supportive policies and practices as part of a comprehensive approach to prevent and reduce transmission among employees. Some employees may be eligible to take leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) external iconor the Families First Coronavirus Response Actexternal icon.
  1. Business and Community Guidance
  2. Testing Questions
  3. Protect Yourself
  4. Resources
  5. Press Releases
  6. COVID-19 FAQ
  7. Printable Materials

Rental Assistance

ADOH has partnered with SEACAP (the Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program) to provide rental assistance to people in Santa Cruz County.  Clink on he link below to apply for Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance Application Page


Arizona is here for you #AZTOGETHER

We are committed to making sure Arizonans have access to the resources they need as we work to get our state through the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re in this together.

For more information about COVID-19 in English or Spanish, dial 2-1-1.

If you need public assistance, email publicassistance@az.gov.

Emergency Services

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, help is available immediately. Click here for help or talk to someone now by calling 1.800.799.7233 or texting "LOVEIS" to 22522.

Business Guidance COVID-19 Restaurant Guidance 
Small Business Administration Food Service Sanitizing Guidance 
How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT 
Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Prácticas recomendadas para tiendas de alimentos minoristas, restaurantes, y servicios para llevar y entregar alimentos durante la pandemia del COVID-19

Small Business Administration Hotline 1-800-659-2955

Community Guidance

Coronavirus Guidelines for America Lista de Preparacion Para Una Pandemia de Influenza Para Organizaciones Communitarias Religiosas 
Faith Based Organization Guidance Directrices del Presidente Sobre el Coronavirus 
Pandemic Influenza Faith Based  Community Checklist Liberty Utilities COVID-19 Update

Save Our Home AZ – Foreclosure Assistance Keeping Your House Disinfected 



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