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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Free and Almost-Free Health & Social Services for Residents Affected by COVID-19 via FindHelpPHX.org

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Phoenix, Arizona, [October 6, 2020] – Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announces the launch of its revamped Find Help Phoenix website at www.FindHelpPHX.org to help county residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic easily access the fr...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Applying Three Critical Outbreak Tactics

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PHOENIX (June 25, 2020)—Officials from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) detailed the three tactics that are currently most critical to addressing the increased spread of COVID-19 in Maricopa County.  

Current data for ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Applying Three Critical Outbreak Tactics

General-COVID-19

PHOENIX (June 25, 2020)—Officials from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) detailed the three tactics that are currently most critical to addressing the increased spread of COVID-19 in Maricopa County.  

Current data for ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Board Approves Mask Regulations Due to Community Spread of COVID-19

Maricopa County and COVID-19

Update:  The Board of Supervisors passed amendments to these regulations on 6/26/2020 in the definitions and exemptions sections of the proclamation.  You can see the newest version here.

In light of the rapid growth in positive COVID-19 ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Board Approves Mask Regulations Due to Community Spread of COVID-19

Maricopa County and COVID-19

Update:  The Board of Supervisors passed amendments to these regulations on 6/26/2020 in the definitions and exemptions sections of the proclamation.  You can see the newest version here.

In light of the rapid growth in positive COVID-19 ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

SaferSpacesforHomeless

Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

AmSafe

Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

Investigation and Contact Tracing

PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

Investigation and Contact Tracing

PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

Correctional Health Update

May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

Correctional Health Update

May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

Press Conference - Food Assistance

Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

Testing Guidance

PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

Testing Guidance

PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Preparing to Expand Contact Tracing

Graphic illustrating how contact tracing works.

PHOENIX (April 23, 2020)— Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  In order to best monitor COVID-19 cases and community risk,  MCDP...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Preparing to Expand Contact Tracing

Graphic illustrating how contact tracing works.

PHOENIX (April 23, 2020)— Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  In order to best monitor COVID-19 cases and community risk,  MCDP...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Unified Command Works to Secure More Personal Protective Equipment

Healthcare workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Maricopa County Unified Command has distributed more than half a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to date, but requests continue to pour in. During a press conference earlier today, the Unified Command updated its efforts to provide c...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Unified Command Works to Secure More Personal Protective Equipment

Healthcare workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Maricopa County Unified Command has distributed more than half a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to date, but requests continue to pour in. During a press conference earlier today, the Unified Command updated its efforts to provide c...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis

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In this community, partnerships between government bodies, private industry, non-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and others play an important role in providing critical services to those in need, especially during an emergency. Maricopa Co...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis

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In this community, partnerships between government bodies, private industry, non-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and others play an important role in providing critical services to those in need, especially during an emergency. Maricopa Co...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death Due to COVID-19

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For Immediate Release: March 22, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568 (Text for quickest response)E-Mail: chris.minnick@azdhs.gov

Arizona Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death Due to COVID-19Take precautions and practi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19

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News Release

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568 (Text for quickest response)E-Mail: chris.minnick@azdhs.gov

Arizona Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19Take precautions and practic...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate ReleaseLive stream available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOFMXm8A1k or https://www.facebook.com/maricopacountyaz/

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal CountyThe case may signal community spre...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa County

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NEWS RELEASE 

Media Contacts:Case questions: Sonia Singh (MCDPH), Mobile: 602-679-3098Lab questions: Chris J. Minnick (ADHS), Mobile: 480-772-1568

Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Confirms One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa...

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Posted on: January 26, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release Jan. 26, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568

Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona

The Case is a Maricopa County Resident who Recently Returned from Wuhan, China...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Mumps is on the Rise in Maricopa County; Providers Asked to Work with Public Health to Stop Outbreak

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PRESS RELEASE—For immediate release

Contact: Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, (602) 679-3098

 

Mumps is on the rise in Maricopa County

Providers are asked to work with Public Health to stop the outbreak

PHOENIX (December...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

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PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Contact:   Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

 

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

Officials ask Maricopa County residents to get their flu shot to hel...

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