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No time to party: With omicron surging in Arizona, officials stress masks, tests, COVID vaccines

Arizonans who have had COVID-19 shouldn’t count on immunity from the highly contagious Omicron variant - which continues to spread in the state - as demands on health care workers remain high and staffing remains a huge issue in emergency rooms.... Read more»

Health experts: Holiday gatherings ‘should be fine’ – with precautions

Health officials said this week that it should be OK for families to gather over the holidays, as long as people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and take other precautions against the spread of the disease. ... Read more»

Spike in COVID cases among unvaccinated could bring 3rd surge in Arizona

Approximately 99% of those who have died from the COVID-19 virus since the start of this year were unvaccinated, and 92% of all cases in June came from unvaccinated Arizonans as experts warn that the state is seeing signs of a third wave of infections. ... Read more»

Poll shows Arizonans aren’t concerned about COVID-19, despite rising cases

Although the percentage of those unwilling to take a COVID-19 vaccine has remained unchanged since May, Arizonans are showing less concern about the risks of contracting the disease, at a time when the Arizona Department of Health Services’ daily curve showed an uptick in coronavirus cases.... Read more»

First Lady in Az urging COVID vaccinations as delta variant surfaces in state

First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visited a vaccination clinic at Isaac Middle School in Phoenix on Wednesday to stress the importance of community protection from COVID-19 as the delta variant is soon expected to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the U.S.... Read more»