COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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District 2 COVID-19 Update


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Admin Building Lit Blue  to Pay Tribute to Healthcare Workers


The county administration building at 301 W. Jefferson Street is now lit blue at night in support of health care workers, public health professionals, and first responders. We are grateful for their service, sacrifice, and expertise during these challenging times.

Zip Code Data

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The Arizona Department of Health Services now provides data on confirmed COVID-19 cases by zip code.  While it may be tempting to look for “hot spots” or jump to other conclusions based on this data, Public Health wants residents to be aware of the limitations of this data.  Whether you see 5 cases or 50 cases in your zip code, we know that COVID-19 is circulating throughout the county, and you need to take the same precautions to prevent illness: stay home as much as you can, stay 6 feet away from others outside your home, and wash your hands routinely.

Why Staying Six Feet Away Is So Important

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Flattening the Curve

Epi Curve April 15, 2020

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health data is clearly showing that the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is flattening.  This is likely attributed to the protective measures individuals and the community are taking to slow the spread of the disease and is a signal to the community to keep what we are doing.

Governor Ducey’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order expires on April 30, unless he extends it.  Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, Medical Director of Disease Control with Maricopa County Public Health, explains whether we know if Maricopa County will have hit our peak number of COVID-19 cases by that point.

What is Public Health's Overall Strategy to Combat COVID-19?

  • Isolation of ALL sick individuals (regardless of COVID-19 testing) per guidance.
  • Interviewing all positive cases; provide guidance on notifying close contacts and proper quarantine of household contacts.
  • Encouraging social distancing for everyone in the community but especially for high-risk individuals (aged 65+ or chronic medical conditions).
  • Employing specific strategies for those living in communal settings; individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals who are incarcerated; and individuals living in long-term care facilities.
  • Providing specific guidance for healthcare, cities/towns, EMS and first responders.
  • Providing updated information and guidance to the general public.

What To Do If You Are Sick?

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Long Term Care Facilities & COVID-19 Risk

Maricopa County is prioritizing getting personal protective equipment to long-term care facilities which are at greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to see how Public Health is working to assist long-term care facilities.

Reducing Risk Among the Most Vulnerable



Maricopa County has taken a number of steps to reduce the risk among those experiencing homelessness. From providing handwashing stations to securing additional beds and space across the Valley; creating a process for housing people discharged from hospitals to shelters; implementing a tent distancing program on county property in the downtown Phoenix core; and providing advice and support.

Watch the April 17th press conference with the Maricopa County Human Services Department. Read the press release here.


Serving People in Need

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The Maricopa County Human Services Department provides critical services to children, families, and adults. From rent and utility assistance to career services and early education and more, the department is committed to serving the community during this challenging time. Read more here.

Thinking about Adopting or Fostering a Pet?


We have altered both our field and shelter operations to minimize human contact for residents while remaining committed to public safety and lifesaving during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help us save lives while practicing social distancing.  If you are thinking about adopting or fostering visit here.

Scam Alert

Public Health Letter Scam Alert

It’s tempting to chase the promise of a cure for  COVID-19. Public Health wants to remind everyone, though, the FDA has not authorized any home testing kits, cures or treatments for COVID-19. We encourage you to spread facts not fear, and report any attempted scam or fraud to the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or email

Maricopa County Media Briefings



Maricopa County provides regular briefings on various aspects of the county’s COVID-19 response.  These briefings typically occur Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m.  Members of the public who want to watch can do so by subscribing to our YouTube channel or visiting

Resources for Arizona Businesses

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The Arizona Commerce Authority’s COVID-19 Arizona Business Resources page provides information, tools and guidance on business finance support, workforce assistance, essential infrastructure information, supply chain and logistics, housing and community volunteer opportunities.This site is updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Important to Respond to Your 2020 Census


Did you know you can do something incredibly impactful for your community, all while sitting at home on your couch?  You can respond to the 2020 Census!  Now more than ever, your Census survey responses are needed to help secure funding for public services like healthcare, libraries, education, and transportation to name a few.  Respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Click here to get started.

Steve Chucri, District 2
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors


Nationally: CDC

State: ADHS

Locally: Maricopa County Public Health


All information requests related Maricopa County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be directed to the Joint Information Center using the email address