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An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) was first detected in China in December 2019. Since then it has spread to virtually every corner of the nation, including many cases here in Arizona.
Those with confirmed COVID-19 cases have experienced symptoms that range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you have developed these symptoms, the CDC recommends calling your doctor to determine if you need a test.
In Arizona, the state has established a hotline for those who believe they are experiencing symptoms and to answer other questions related to COVID-19.
ARIZONA COVID-19 HOTLINE 2-1-1
Some people are at higher risk for sever illness including older adults and people who have serious chronic health diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Practice Social distancing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
In late March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide frontline healthcare workers with the resources they need to save lives while providing America’s workers and small businesses the economic resources to make if through this difficult time. Please see below for the latest resources and frequently asked questions concerning
- Paid Leave
- Small Businesses
- Housing, Renters, and Mortgage Assistance
- Unemployment Insurance
- Higher Education
- Loans payments will automatically stop from March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2020
- Guidance for Higher Education Institutions
- Coronavirus and Forbearance Issues for Students, Borrowers, and Parents
- K-12 Federal Guidance
- Tribal Resources
- Coronavirus Scams
- Anti-Hunger Efforts
- Other Federal Programs
- My office has created a comprehensive guide to help the residents of Arizona’s Third Congressional District during this time that is frequently updated to reflect the latest resources available. The guide includes information on:
- Utility Payments
- School Lunch Pick-Ups
- Community Food Banks
- Local Health Departments
- Housing Issues
- Older Americans
- Southern Arizona Housing Resources Webinar
- List of Webinar Resources
- The State of Arizona has also created Arizona Together, a centralized resource for state-wide concerns.
- Additional Arizona-Specific Resources