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New U.S. COVID-19 Air Travel Rules

Dear Traveler, Are you considering an international trip? If so, read on. The CDC has issued a COVID-19 order that may impact your plans for re-entering the United States. Effective January 26, 2021 travelers arriving in the U.S. must: 1) Get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before departing to the United States […]

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Registration Available For The State’s First 24/7 COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Registration opened at 9 a.m. for the state’s first 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, with the first appointments available beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12, for health care workers, first responders, teachers, law enforcement officers, Arizonans over age 75 and others at the top of the priority list for vaccine distribution. The […]

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Governor Ducey Announces $65 Million From CDC For Vaccine Rollout

Governor Doug Ducey today announced Arizona is receiving $65,769,416 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support COVID-19 vaccine clinics and strengthen vaccine confidence and community engagement. “We want to get Arizonans vaccinated as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible,” said Governor Ducey. “There’s no time to waste. COVID-19 is spreading, our medical […]

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Stacey Payne, RN, ICU, gives a thumbs-up upon receiving her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Flagstaff Medical Center on Dec. 22, 2020. NAH is receiving its first round of vaccines for frontline workers.

The Shot Felt Round the World

Despite reporting its highest number of COVID-19 patients ever in the first week of the New Year, Northern Arizona Healthcare officials remain optimistic about battling the virus with the rollout of vaccines. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that Arizona is the No. 1 hotspot in the country, […]

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Governor Ducey Provides Additional Funding To Support Local Restaurants

Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $2 million to further help local restaurants and other dining establishments expand outdoor dining, protect patrons and staff, and limit the spread of COVID-19. “Arizona restaurant owners and their employees have worked diligently to serve patrons and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Many restaurants have […]

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Sinema and Schweikert Lead Congressional Delegation for Fair Share of Coronavirus Relief Funds  

Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) partnered in a bicameral, bipartisan effort to ensure Arizona Medicaid providers receive their full share of coronavirus Provider Relief Funds. “We are concerned the current reconciliation of CARES Act funding requirements will disproportionally affect Arizona hospitals that continue to operate tirelessly to serve their communities through […]

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Governor Ducey Shares Latest On COVID-19

Governor Doug Ducey today toured the vaccine distribution site at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and announced ten Arizona health care frontline workers who will be among the first Arizonans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. After the tour, the Governor also announced the state is distributing $15 million in additional funding to the Arizona Department of […]

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ARRIVED: COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Arizona received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses today, Monday, December 14, 2020. This week, distribution of the vaccine will begin in the state’s largest population centers, Maricopa and Pima Counties. “The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Arizona — and this is something we can all be thankful for,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We are […]

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County Officials Warn: COVID-19 Winter is Coming

The ballots have been cast. They are either already counted, being counted or being recounted. Regardless of the election results, we will all experience the “lame duck” legislative session. As elected officials finish their terms, those not re-elected tend to transition out of office without much legislative action. This will likely result in continued debates […]

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Third COVID-19 Surge Stressing Healthcare Workers, Hospitals

As the number of COVID-19 patients rises in Northern and Central Arizona hospitals, Northern Arizona Healthcare officials say they are able to manage the situation for now, but that could change quickly. At the time of publication, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) is treating 34 COVID-19 patients with 12 cases pending and hospital capacity, including critical […]

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