COVID-19 Updates

Supervisor Clint Hickman

COVID-19 Updates, Flattening the Curve


Dear Friends:

In a time when stress levels and a sense of uncertainty may be heightened, there does seem to be some positive news indicating that our efforts to flatten the curve through social, better understood as physical distancing is working.  I encourage you to read this most recent update and follow Maricopa County's daily COVID-19 updates here.  

Thank you for your continued support to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected.   May you and your family be well.

Flatten the Curve

Trusted Sources and Latest Information

Nationally: CDC

State: ADHS

Locally: Maricopa County Public Health

Recovery Rates

A lot of people are asking about recovery rates for COVID-19; that is, how many people who get the virus survive and return to normal.  Maricopa County Public Health does track the total number of positive cases based on laboratory-confirmed test results, and calculates the percentage hospitalized (19.3% currently), and deaths as a percentage of total cases (2.3% currently).  However, these percentages are higher than the true percentages due to the current limit on testing and because some people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and do not ever get tested.  That’s why calculating a true recovery rate is not possible at this point. Watch the Video Here >

Joint Information Center

Maricopa County opened the Joint Information Center (JIC) which is being run by the Office of Communications in partnership with the Department of Public Health and Department of Emergency Management.  The goal is to centralize communication efforts to better share public health guidance and respond to requests for information about the pandemic.  All media requests are to be directed to the JIC and the assigned JIC public information officer will follow-up and respond.  In addition, weekly press conferences will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Click here to watch those press conferences. 

All at JIC

Left to Right: Robert Rowley, Director, Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management; Chairman Clint Hickman, District 4; Marcy Flanagan, Director, Maricopa County Public Health; Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine CAPT, US Public Health Services, CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Medical Director, Disease Control

MSNBC visits Sun City/Sun City West

MSNBC featured a story regarding our large population of Sun City and Sun City West and how our community is handling these trying times.  My sentiments are pride for a community whose members are motivated to do all they can to be safe.  We are all in this together and if you visit Arizona Together you can find resources for you or those in need.

MSNBC Interview

Watch the Video Here> 

Executive Orders Issued by Governor Ducey

On March 19th Governor Ducey issued his first Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since that time the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order was also issued, you can view these along with Governor Ducey's  additional Executive Orders here

Maricopa County Parks Update

In order to keep our park visitors and staff safe, we have had to make some changes, some of those affecting our district. 

Lake Pleasant Regional Park:  Change in park hours (Sunday through Saturday 6 am to 8 pm) and Entrances closed (North Entrance and North Lake Pleasant Area)


White Tank Mountain Regional Park:  Waterfall Trailhead closed