VIDEO: Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Christ Announce Declaration Of Emergency, Executive Order To Protect Public Health

News Release

March 11, 2020

Today, Governor Doug Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency and an Executive Order to provide health officials and administrators with tools and guidance necessary to combat the continued spread of COVID-19 and to reduce financial burdens on Arizonans by lowering healthcare costs associated with the virus.

During his announcement, Governor Ducey said:

These are our latest steps — and they will not be our last steps. This will continue to be my top priority. 24/7. But nothing here today should be misinterpreted. Arizonans should not panic. These are proactive measures to limit community spread. To our citizens: Continue to follow the Department of Health Services guidelines on how to stay healthy.

Watch the full announcement HERE. The Governor was joined by ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ, Emergency Management Director Wendy Smith-Reeve, Arizona AARP State Director Dana Kennedy and Arizona Health Care Association Executive Director Dave Voepel.

View daily COVID-19 updates HERE.

View a PDF of the Declaration of Emergency HERE

View a PDF of the Executive Order HERE.