From the Governor’s Office
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.