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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Yuma County UPDATES (English y Espanol)

Post Date:06/29/2020 3:00 PM

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Yuma County Public Health District Update / Actualización del Distrito de Salud Pública del Condado de Yuma

Yuma County Health Officials confirm 102 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 new deaths, bringing the total cases to 5,895, and total deaths to 90. Health officials are conducting contact investigations.

NOTE: All new cases of COVID-19 will include any positive cases from Yuma County Correctional Facilities and “Testing Blitz” locations.

  • Arizona currently has 74,533 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 1,588 deaths
  • Yuma County currently has 5,895 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 90 deaths
  • Currently 34,197 Yuma County residents have been tested
  • Currently 121 Yuma County Residents are hospitalized AS OF 8 am 06/29/20; please note the hospitalization numbers offer an accurate “snapshot” at the time of our daily update, but numbers may fluctuate throughout the day

Data is provisional and subject to change:

NOTE: Please note we have enhanced the Yuma County COVID-19 data graphs previously shared for ease of viewing/understanding. The new graphs demonstrate the daily and cumulative positive COVID-19 cases, daily and cumulative deaths, and cumulative tests with the positive test rate.


Testing Opportunities:

Please see below updated information:

Regional Center for Border Health, Inc./San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc. is providing screenings every day at the following locations:

Drive-thru Stations 6am-11am (Monday to Friday)

  • Somerton: 950 E. Main Street, Somerton, AZ
  • San Luis: 1896 E. Babbitt Lane, San Luis, AZ

Walk-in testing 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday)

San Luis Urgent Care: 1233 N. Main Street, San Luis, AZ

Antibody Testing is offered to Businesses and Employers on site, call this number 928-315-7910 to set up appointment

All insurances are accepted, we do not deny anyone based on the ability to pay.

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) recent updates can be found on the COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard.

  • You can access the COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard
  • You can access the COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code
  • Please take note of new reporting data available on the dashboard:
    • Summary
    • Demographics
    • COVID-19 Deaths
    • Zip Code
    • Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Day
    • Hospitalization
    • Hospital COVID-like & Influenza-like illness Surveillance
    • Laboratory Testing
    • Congregate Settings with Positive COVID-19 Cases
    • Hospital Bed Usage & Availability
    • Ventilator Usage & Availability
    • Hospital COVID-19 Specific Metrics

Question of the Day: What is the purpose of the Yuma County COVID-19 face cover information line and when will it become operational?

  • Yuma County has announced a new county-wide COVID-19 Face Cover Information Line and email to serve the unincorporated areas in Yuma County. The information line is administered by the County Administrator’s Office and will offer an entry point to field questions and concerns from County residents, within the unincorporated portions, about Face Covers/Masks. As described in the recent proclamation issued by the Chairman of the Board, the information line has been designed to help educate the public on questions surrounding the wearing of face covers and moving about the county while wearing them.
  • As of today, operators will respond to calls from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, along with emails to the address below.
  • On June 24th, the Chairman of the Yuma County Board of Supervisors issued an amended proclamation. Based on the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus faced by the citizens of Yuma County, the proclamation asks the residents within the unincorporated areas of Yuma County to wear a face cover/mask with some basic caveats for young children and those with medical conditions.
  • Residents, as well as visitors, in Yuma County Patrons bear a responsibility to assist the county in its efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Specifically, the proclamation suggests that all customers and visitors to businesses wear face coverings to provide additional protection for employees and customers alike. It is up to individual businesses to establish the protocols for their establishments. Businesses may refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering.
  • Businesses must ensure they are aware of and comply with all orders related to COVID-19, at the state, county, and city levels.

Yuma County health officials confirm “community spread” of COVID-19 throughout Yuma County. We encourage all residents to take the necessary precautions including physical distancing and staying home if you are sick.  Remember to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid people who are sick, and avoid groups of 10 people or more.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces like light switches, door knobs, electronic devices, etc.
  • Stay home if you are sick so you do not expose others.
  • Practice physical distancing, staying 6 feet away from others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.


JOINT INFORMATION CENTER (JIC) UPDATE

NOTE, some of the below information has been updated from previous releases. Please be sure to read all segments. 

Questions from the public can be emailed to: COVID@yumacountyaz.gov

These questions will be collected, categorized and answered through the DAILY UPDATE and a future DAILY LIVE program on YUMA 77 & Yuma County Government FACEBOOK LIVE

CITY OF YUMA

City facilities, including City Hall, remain closed to the general public. City staff remains available to customers via telephone. All City staff members have continued to remain active throughout the pandemic, and all City services continue to be provided, even if some have been redirected to an electronic or remote-based environment. The focus right now for the City is helping to reduce the number of positive cases in the community while ensuring that the critical services the City provides continues without interruption.

YUMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Everyone’s health and safety is important to the Yuma International Airport team. Therefore we have placed hot buttons in the upper left corner on Yuma International Airport website, with COVID information specific to air travel and COVID updates from Yuma County.

Brewers Restaurant & Sports Bar at the airport is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm for dine-in seating (seating in accordance with CDC guidance), pick up, curbside pick-up and deliveries from their airport location East to 9E

Beginning May 11th, American Airlines will require passengers to wear face masks while on the aircraft.

The following June flight schedule is tentative and subject to change.  The airline will contact ticketed passengers if there is a change to your travel itinerary.

Departing flights from Yuma:

6:40 AM - DFW - June 30
8:00 AM - PHX - June 30
2:36 PM - PHX - June 30

Daily Arriving Flights to Yuma

11:34 AM - PHX - June 30
5:05 PM - PHX - June 29-30
7:52 PM - PHX - June 29-30

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Effective April 6, 2020 and until further notice the Trusted Traveler Program is cancelled. This is an additional safety measure that #MCASYuma is taking in order to help stop the spread of #COVID19.

What this means is that essential personnel that do not have common access card (CAC) and Department of Defense (DOD) identification cards are not authorized to come aboard the base without going to the Pass and Registration office and obtaining a base access pass. Essential personnel may obtain base access by providing the appropriate paperwork to the Pass and Registration Office during working hours.

ALL VISITORS will be required to provide justification for needing access to the installation and will not be granted access to the base simply because they know someone that has a CAC or DOD identification card who will be sponsoring/escorting them aboard the base.

As of April 6, 2020, sponsoring a visitor aboard MCAS Yuma that does not have a CAC or DOD identification card is strictly prohibited unless approved at the Pass and Registration Office. 

YUMA PROVING GROUND

Although certain access restrictions directed by the Department of the Army are in place, Yuma Proving Ground's essential test mission in support of Army modernization priorities continues. Access to Yuma Proving Ground is currently restricted to the following:

*YPG residents, including Travel Camp residents

* YPG employees

* Civilian contractors who work at YPG

* Other personnel who come to YPG for an authorized purpose (including personnel on official orders to YPG, DoD retirees/ID card holders, and delivery drivers) 

PUBLIC is urged to follow on FACEBOOK & TWITTER as well as sign up for Yuma County eNOTIFICATIONS

DON’T FORGET!!!!  THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER REMINDS EVERYONE that while you’re at home REMEMBER it is easy to respond to the CENSUS ONLINE!!!!

 


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