There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China caused by a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). There are a number of cases globally including the United States. On February 26th, the CDC confirmed a possible instance of community spread in the United States.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people. Signs and symptoms, similar to the common cold or the flu, include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, and general feeling of being unwell.
For the most up-to-date information on the outbreak, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 website.
If you traveled to China or other areas currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
A COVID-19 hotline has been set up to answer any questions from the public and healthcare providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) is closely monitoring any new developments.
Call (520) 626-6016 (local) or 1-844-542-8201 (state) to reach a health care professional.
There has been a single presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in a returning traveler residing in unincorporated Pima County. Get up-to-date information by following us on social media on Facebook, @pimacountyhealthdepartment and Twitter, @pchd.
PCHD continues to work closely with state and federal health officials to prepare for COVID-19 in our community and is in close contact with local health systems and health care providers to review cases and provide guidance.
“As we work to combat the spread of COVID-19, access to resources that can help support families and businesses in this time of need is critical. We’re calling on Arizonans to be informed, get engaged, and support organizations doing important work to keep our communities safe and healthy. Arizona will get through this together.” - Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona
Please visit the following link for more information: https://arizonatogether.org/