Per the CDC, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spread between people who are in close contact with one another and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications. The public is encouraged to follow basic hygiene practices and social distancing.
For more information:
World Health Organization – who.int
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Arizona Department of Health Services – azdhs.gov
Pima County Health Department – webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=527452
Pima County Health Department has set up a COVID-19 hotline to answer any questions from the public and healthcare providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus. Call 520-626-6016 (local) or 1-844-542-8201 (statewide) to reach a health care professional. El Rio Health-
2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline: The line will operate from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona.
The hotline is a result of a partnership between 2-1-1 Arizona, the Crisis Response Network, the Governor’s Office, the Arizona Department of Economic Security and the Arizona Department of Health Services. The line will respond to calls in English and Spanish and will provide important information, including:
How to prepare for and prevent COVID-19 spread,
Testing information for COVID-19,
What populations are at higher risk from the COVID-19,
What to do if an individual gets sick,
COVID-19 and animals,
And a list of websites with accurate, reliable and up-to-date information.