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Ducey takes steps to speed up vaccine administration

| Jan 26, 2021 | Arizona

In hopes of accelerating Arizona’s sluggish vaccine distribution, Gov. Doug Ducey has released an advisory directing the state’s vaccine providers to track the vaccines they administer and allow for the transfer of vaccines between facilities.  “The COVID-19 vaccination is our best shot at returning to life as it should be,”...[ Read More ]

Ducey's budget proposal makes "historic" investment in public health

| Jan 18, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey released his proposed budget for FY 2022 on Friday, which directs significant funding to Arizona’s COVID-19 response and education. The budget also promises $200 million in tax relief for Arizonans — a move generating disapproval from some legislators who want to see that money go toward public...[ Read More ]

ArMA President on Arizona's COVID-19 hotspot status: "We've been here before"

| Jan 7, 2021 | Arizona

Lowering Arizona’s record-breaking COVID-19 infection levels will require a balance of strong leadership and personal responsibility, according to the President of the Arizona Medical Association Ross Goldberg, MD. Arizona has the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the U.S. and was recently called a “global hotspot” by health experts. Goldberg acknowledged...[ Read More ]

Arizona frontline medical staff will continue to receive civil liability protections

| Dec 31, 2020 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today extended an executive order giving frontline health care workers protection from civil liability claims. This is the third time Ducey has renewed the “Good Samaritan” protections for health workers, having originally issued the order in April and extending it in June. Today’s renewal will last until...[ Read More ]

Arizona gives $115 million to public universities for COVID-19 response

| Dec 30, 2020 | Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey announced today in a press release that Arizona will allocate $115 million in CARES Act funding to its three public universities to help them respond to COVID-19. The state is giving $46 million to Arizona State University (ASU), $46 million to the University of Arizona (UA) and...[ Read More ]

Governor Ducey announces more than $40 million to prevent homelessness

| Dec 23, 2020 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the state will distribute $40,256,793 in federal funds to support Arizonans facing homelessness and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable populations.  “We want to make sure Arizonans have access to resources that will keep them safe and healthy, especially as we enter the new...[ Read More ]