The Pima County Health Department is updating information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on a daily basis.
You can view the Department’s daily health updates with Dr. Bob England, Pima County Health Department’s Director, on the County YouTube page.
The County has also set up a COVID-19 hotline. The hotline has been set up to answer any questions from the public and healthcare providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus.
Call (520) 626-6016 (local) or 1-844-542-8201 (state) to reach a health care professional.
The CDC advises that older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
The CDC offers the following advice to protect yourself and your family:
Wash Your Hands
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
– Especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer
– Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community
Take steps to protect others
• Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick
Cover Your Cough And Sneezes
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
• Throw used tissues in the trash
• Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer
• If you are sick you should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle)
• If you are NOT sick you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched household or office surfaces daily.
• If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection
Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself!