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March 25 Governor’s Executive Order: New COVID Mitigation Phase

From the Governor’s Office

In regards to the latest Governor’s Executive Order (which can be found  HERE) which announces several updates to the state’s COVID-19 measures. You can find a news release  HERE

The state has seen:

  • 10 weeks of declining cases
  • Hospitalizations at the lowest levels since October 2020
  • Opening of vaccine appointments to all Arizonans of all age groups
  • Mass distribution of the vaccine

Under the changes announced this morning:

  • Events with 50 people or more will no longer need the approval of local governments.
  • The business guidance will transition from requirements to recommendations, but businesses retain the ability to continue requiring masks, social distancing, and other requirements, should they choose.
  • Bars have been able to operate as “dine-in”, but they will be able to resume regular operations, should they choose.
  • Local mask mandates will be phased out. Mask usage is still encouraged, especially in groups that are not vaccinated.

Vaccine News Release from earlier this week can be found HERE.

  • As of March 24th, registration at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties were open to all Arizonans 16 and older.
  • We anticipate more and more vaccines reaching Arizona heading into April, making it possible to expand prioritization now.
  • State sites complement county vaccination programs and the growing availability of vaccines at pharmacies and federally qualified health centers participating in federal vaccination programs.
  • Information about all vaccination sites can be found at azhealth.gov/findcaccine.
    • You can use the patient portal at podvaccine.azdhs.gov to make an appointment for a relative.
    • Those without computer access can call 1-844-542-8201
    • To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine visit azdhs.gov/COVID19vaccines

Please reach out with any questions.

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