This afternoon, Governor Doug Ducey signed a Public Health Emergency Declaration that will provide health officials with the tools needed to combat the spread of COVID-19. This is a proactive measure that will ensure there is no shortage of medical professionals or resources in our state.
The Emergency Declaration allows ADHS to waive the licensing requirements for health care professionals, allows the state to access $500,000 in emergency funds, and provides emergency procurement authority to procure goods and services as needed to protect public health.
The Governor also issued an Executive Order which mandates insurance companies to cover the full cost of testing, provides heightened prevention measures at nursing homes as well as deter, investigate, & prosecute price gouging.
There are no travel or public event restrictions in Arizona. As the Governor mentioned, this is a proactive measure to limit community spread and ensure the state is equipped to act immediately.
Our AzLTA team is staying apprised of the latest developments from our state and national partners. We will continue to provide the board and our membership information as it becomes available.