County Response & Action

County Response & Action

The county governments of Arizona are taking the necessary steps to help inform, contain, and resolve the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the response from the counties has been varied, they are largely similar and many, if not most, include the following steps county-wide:

  • Construction of Informational webpages and newsletters regarding State responses, County responses, and COVID-19 information put forward by medical authorities such as the CDC.
  • Webpages and Newsletters include in-depth information on how citizens should respond, what various county departments are doing, and regularly updated information to keep the public up to date.
  • Most webpages and newsletters also contain references to further information such as CDC announcements, State announcements, etc.
  • Observation of state-wide safety measures such as:
  • Limit gatherings of people 10 or more.
  • Suspension or moderation of some public services (i.e. community centers, library programs, school closures, etc.).
  • Temporary Closure of some businesses (i.e. Dine-in restaurants, pubs, etc.).

The response of Arizona Counties to the state of emergency instituted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on the safety and well-being of its denizens. As Arizona faces an unprecedented situation in the shape of this pandemic, county officials and departments work to take the proper measures.

State and county-wide measures continue to be the standard in Arizona and are helping to bring structure to a situation that has left many Arizonans disoriented. While many challenges remain, Arizona counties continue to move in unison to inform, contain, and resolve the crisis. In an age where information is everywhere, we encourage you to visit your county’s website for information on how they are confronting COVID-19 and the state of emergency, individual links can be found below. 

COVID-19 and Counties: Handling essential county responsibilities during the pandemic

A summary of how Arizona’s counties, elected officials, and their offices are performing their essential duties in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. View the guide.  

Helpful Resources:

Apache

Link to azdhs.gov page
Link: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-corona

Cochise

Reference to state instituted automated information hotline for Coronavirus. It states as of when the information is current and provides information such as the current number of cases and procedures.

Construction of an informational webpage discussing COVID-19 information in Arizona, in the county, and in general.  This includes details about the virus, and how the county is responding to the crisis. Additionally, many links to official news about the situation are available on the webpage.

Use of a podcast entitled ‘Cochise Conversation’ to publicly discuss the response to COVID-19 in Cochise County and related information. Link: https://covid-cochisehealth.hub.arcgis.com/
Hotline: 1-844-542-8201 (AZ Poison and Drug Information Center)

Coconino

Informational webpage covering basics of preventing diseases, basic knowledge of the coronavirus, and links to response measures and recommendations. Link: https://www.coconino.az.gov/covid19

Gila

Webpage with overview of coronavirus information and links to more in-depth information. The webpage also includes a link to the Arizona Department of Health Services collection of links generic response plans.
Link: https://www.gilacountyaz.gov/news_detail_T5_R469.php

Graham

Webpage referencing news and releases and public health service announcements regarding COVID-19.
Link: https://www.graham.az.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=175

Greenlee

Online health announcements and newsletters Link: https://greenlee.az.gov/departments/health-county-services/

La Paz

Basic informational website. Link: https://www.lpchd.com/

Maricopa

In-depth website providing extensive information regarding coronavirus, state-wide response, county-wide response, and reference to other medical institutions (i.e. CDC). Link: https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019

Mohave

Online health announcements and newsletters Link: https://www.mohavecounty.us/#

Navajo

Online health announcements and newsletters Link: https://www.navajocountyaz.gov/

Pima

Online health announcements and newsletters Link: https://webcms.pima.gov/

Pinal

Reference to state instituted automated information hotline for Coronavirus. It states as of when the information is current and provides information such as the current number of cases and procedures.

A dedicated webpage to press releases about COVID-19, how to prepare and act throughout the emergency, various FAQs, when to get tested, and an extensive overview of COVID-19 for the public to review.

The webpage also includes information stating that written response plans exist, and an operations center is being made active.
Link: https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/publichealth/Pages/NovelCoronavirus.aspx
Hotline: 1-844-542-8201 (AZ Poison and Drug Information Center)

Santa Cruz

Informational Webpage regarding county and state response, coronavirus news, and information on the coronavirus. Shelter in Place instituted.
Link: https://www.santacruzhealth.org/HSAHome/HSADivisions/PublicHealth/CommunicableDiseaseControl/Coronavirus.aspx

Yavapai

Online health announcements and newsletters. Link: http://www.yavapai.us/chs

Yuma

Informational Webpage regarding county and state response, coronavirus news, and information on the coronavirus.
Link: https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/health-district/divisions/emergency-preparedness-program/coronavirus-2019-covid-19-yuma-county-updates-3651