VIDEO: Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Christ Join Emergency Management Personnel To Share COVID-19 Update

News Release

March 18, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and emergency management and business leaders today held a briefing to share updates on COVID-19. Before the briefing, the Governor toured the State Emergency Operations Center to meet with emergency management personnel who are working around the clock to help coordinate Arizona's response to COVID-19.

Yesterday, the Arizona Department of Health Services issued updated guidance related to dining establishments, child care providers, nursing homes, and additional social distancing measures. The guidance, which aligns with recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends canceling or postponing gatherings of 10 or more people. For more information, click HERE.

Watch the full briefing HERE. The Governor was joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Wendy Smith-Reeve, Local First Arizona Executive Director Kimber Lanning, Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Major General Michael T. McGuire. 

For daily Arizona updates on COVID-19, click HERE.

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