Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ Provide COVID-19 Update

​Today, Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ provided an update on COVID-19 (previously known as novel coronavirus) and Arizona’s preparedness efforts at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory in Phoenix. 

​​Watch the full briefing HERE. Governor Ducey was joined by ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ, Emergency Management Director Wendy Smith-Reeve, AHCCCS Director Jami Snyder and Arizona Medical Association President-Elect Dr. Ross Goldberg.

​“Public health and safety are the most important responsibilities of state government — and we are taking this threat seriously,” said Governor Ducey. “When it comes to our response and preparation here in Arizona, we have an outstanding team at the Arizona Department of Health Services led by Dr. Cara Christ — and I believe there’s no one better in the country at this.”

​“The Arizona Department of Health Services is working closely with our local and federal partners to identify cases of COVID-19 and prepare the community for possible spread of the virus,” said Dr. Christ. “We are creating and distributing guidance for partners including healthcare, first responders, schools and childcare centers, universities, law enforcement, businesses, and other community partners.”

As updates are available, ADHS will provide them 

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