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Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Arizona

June 18, 2020 By John Torgenson

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) 726-0747.

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John Torgenson

John Torgenson is a highly experienced personal injury lawyer with over 20 years of practice in Arizona. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame. John has a proven track record of securing substantial verdicts and settlements, including an $8.25 million recovery for a gunshot injury victim. His expertise has earned him AVVO ratings and recognition as a Super Lawyer.

John is also a sought-after lecturer on personal injury law, sharing his extensive knowledge with peers and aspiring attorneys. Beyond his legal practice, John is an avid golfer and actively supports organizations like the Military Assistance Mission, Arizona School for the Arts, Page Balloon Regatta, University of Arizona Foundation, Junior Achievement of Arizona, and the Tim Huff Pro Bono Golf Classic.

Passionate about advocating for injury victims, John dedicates his career to battling insurance companies and corporate interests, ensuring that the rights of those who are hurt are vigorously defended.