Arizona Department of Health Services

Seniors

Governor Ducey Takes Action To Protect Arizona Seniors

Governor Doug Ducey is working with the Arizona Legislature to strip all licensing and regulatory responsibilities from the board that oversees the leadership of nursing care and assisted living facilities. The move follows an investigation by the Arizona Republic that detailed how the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers granted a

COVID-19

Christ: Slight bump in COVID-19 numbers cause for concern, not alarm

The state health director said Friday that a “very, very small” increase in COVID-19 numbers is cause for concern but not alarm, and should serve as a reminder that people still need to observe health protocols. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, said that overall progress against the pandemic is

Marijuana

Recreational marijuana sales race ahead, but industry equity falls behind

Sales of recreational marijuana are surging at Arizona retailers that, after selling medical marijuana for nearly a decade, now accommodate a crop of new customers the state estimates could push revenue to $1 billion in two years. Dispensaries in the state started recreational sales Jan. 22, after Arizona became one of four states to legalize recreational

COVID-19

More Than 1 Million Arizonans Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

More than 1 million Arizonans—approximately one in seven residents—are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced on Tuesday. Arizona is making plans to continue the momentum as temperatures heat up and in anticipation of increased vaccine supply and opening vaccination to everyone 16 and older by

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Issues Advisory To Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Doug Ducey  issued an advisory to accelerate the statewide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and move doses of vaccine to where they can be rapidly administered to the Arizonans. “The COVID-19 vaccination is our best shot at returning to life as it should be. Over the last two weeks, the COVID-19 vaccination site at

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order To Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution In Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order today to rapidly expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine by streamlining distribution throughout Arizona and establishing additional vaccination sites. Rather than each county having their own implementation plans, the order directs the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to implement a state-directed allocation model to ensure a uniform

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