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As cases continue to decline, Governor Ducey eases restrictions on elective surgeries and long-term care facilities

| Apr 1, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today rescinded three Executive Orders issued during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: “With nearly three and a half million vaccine doses administered across Arizona, we’re on track to fighting off the pandemic and returning to normal,” said Governor Ducey. “At the beginning of the pandemic,...[ Read More ]

More than 1 million Arizonans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

| Mar 16, 2021 | Arizona

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 today. Arizona is making plans to continue the momentum as temperatures heat up and in anticipation of increased vaccine supply and...[ Read More ]

Arizona passes 2 million mark for COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

| Mar 5, 2021 | Arizona

Arizona has administered its 2 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the state and local partners work to get the currently limited supply into arms as quickly as possible, including highly targeted efforts in underserved areas. As of this morning, 2,016,512 doses had been administered to 1,312,951 individuals, including 711,074...[ Read More ]

Governor Ducey issues Executive Order requiring schools to offer in-person learning

| Mar 3, 2021 | Arizona

 Following discussions with public school leaders, and in accordance with new guidance from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Doug Ducey today issued a new Executive Order returning schools to in-person, teacher-led instruction. According to metrics developed by the CDC, 12 of Arizona’s 15 counties are in...[ Read More ]

Arizona launches initiative easing access to COVID-19 vaccine sites for vulnerable individuals

| Feb 22, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey and AHCCCS, Arizona’s state Medicaid agency, today announced a first-in-the-nation initiative that will make it easier for Medicaid members to get transportation to drive-through COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning today, AHCCCS will reimburse non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) providers for driving eligible Medicaid members to and from their COVID-19...[ Read More ]

Ducey signs Arizona's first health bills of the year into law

| Feb 15, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey signed several health bills into law on Friday, the first health care-related bills to be made law this session. Three of the bills originated in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and were sponsored by committee Chairwoman Nancy Barto. Senate Bill 1054 was first introduced in...[ Read More ]