Arizona Department of Health Services

COVID-19

As COVID-19 testing numbers rise, Embry Health hopes to expand services

The waiting line for Embry Health’s COVID-19 testing at Mesa Community College is a labyrinth of orange traffic cones guiding cars to a designated point where a health care worker takes down drivers and passengers’ personal information. A nose is swabbed. The car leaves. The process is repeated. It’s in such parking lots across Arizona

Chino Valley

School Is In Full Swing

With the close of our first full week of school, I want to say that it is great to see kids back on our campuses.  On the first day of school, it seemed like I saw mostly smiles from both students and parents.  Students were showing up with their fresh haircuts and shiny new sneakers,

COVID-19

Governor Ducey’s Statement On Importance Of COVID-19 Vaccination

Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant and to emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated at one of the many available locations: “We have so much more information about COVID-19 now than when we first learned about this disease. Our hearts

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

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