Governor Ducey Statement Related To Updated COVID-19 Guidance

News Release

March 16, 2020

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of new guidance on COVID-19 from federal officials:

“Arizona continues to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of Arizona citizens. With new guidelines announced moments ago by the White House and federal health officials, I will be working with Dr. Cara Christ and the Arizona Department of Health Services to ensure Arizona complies and updates our guidance to reflect these new recommendations. We will be working with county health officials, community leaders and the private sector to implement these guidelines.”

“We are working on multiple fronts to address the impact of COVID-19 on Arizona, from providing additional testing through private sector partners, to protecting our elderly and most vulnerable, to ensuring our hospitals are prepared to meet increased demand. The situation is constantly evolving, and we are focused on this 24/7.”