With Arizona Becoming a Hotspot for COVID-19, How Can We Work to Slow the Spread?

June 18, 2020

Less than a month ago, it appeared that new daily COVID-19 cases in Arizona had plateaued. However, as businesses reopened and Arizona residents went back to work, Arizona’s COVID-19 cases have jumped to all-time highs over the past two weeks. In fact, Arizona is leading the country’s newest spike with daily cases more than doubling in comparison to two weeks ago. This week alone, there have been over 1,600 cases each day. With so many new cases, there are constant concerns regarding the availability of inpatient and ICU beds at our local hospitals.

To be sure, many of the new cases may likely be due to increased and better testing becoming available to Arizonans. Still, now, more than ever, it is crucial that we remember the bigger picture, as COVID-19 is very much still impacting our great state. Ultimately, none of us want our friends and loved ones—or anyone for that matter—to suffer from this virus. Accordingly, it is our continued responsibility to remain smart and safe in these difficult times.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (“AZDHS”) is urging people to continue taking precautions. According to the AZDHS, the best way to prevent the illness and/spreading it is to avoid being exposed. The following is recommended to anyone residing in Arizona:

  • Wash hands as often as possible before and after completing any task.
  • Avoid touching the face with unwashed or sanitized hands.
  • If you are feeling sick or come into contact with someone who has symptoms, STAY HOME.
  • If you must leave your home, do everything you can to stay 6ft apart at all times.
  • Avoid areas and businesses that you know will be crowded.
  • If you sneeze or cough please be mindful of those around you, use tissues, and wash your hands
  • Disinfect commonly used spaces as often as possible.

In addition, on June 17, 2020, Governor Ducey authorized Arizona mayors to make wearing face masks in public mandatory. To see if your city is requiring masks, click here. At the end of the day, we all want to eliminate the risks of COVID-19, so we can return to our normal every day lives. To do so, it is important for us to take necessary precautions to slow the spread to promote the health and safety of all Arizonans.

At Torgenson Law, the well-being of our team, clients, and the Arizona community as a whole is the most important thing to us. As we continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in our state, we will continue to work from home bringing you the same amount of passion and commitment as always. We continue to fight for those who need us the most during these very difficult and uncertain times. If you or a loved one is suffering from a personal injury and believe you are entitled to compensation, call our personal injury lawyers at (602) 759-0012.