Springtime in Arizona is typically our peak tourism season with visitors from all over the country and world heading to the Grand Canyon State for beautiful weather and incredible attractions. Unfortunately, we are still feeling the economic impact of COVID-19 across the state although there is an uptick in travel and hotel occupancy compared to this time last year. We recognize that our recovery will be dependent on increased consumer confidence which includes widespread distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 1 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated, with more than 2.6 million vaccines administered. This is a huge undertaking and we thank the state, local, and community partners who are working tirelessly on this effort.
Our top priority is getting hospitality employees vaccinated as quickly as possible so we can keep our workforce safe and welcome back visitors. There have been recent changes in the distribution model for the vaccine as it applies to essential workers which also varies by county. Please visit AZDHS for the latest information regarding eligibility by county and please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about the vaccine.