COVID-19 Virus Information

The Arizona Coalition for Healthcare Emergency Response is working closely with federal, state, and local public health agencies to provide pertinent information to the healthcare community about our COVID-19 response. 

If you are a healthcare facility with a resource request, please fill out a Resource Request Form. If you have resources to donate, please take a look at our Resource Request Log to find a facility in need.

Arizona Department of Health ServicesStay up-to-date on statewide statistics by viewing the Arizona Department of Health Services’ (ADHS) dashboard. These numbers are updated daily. 

ADHS has compiled useful information for healthcare providers, facilities, and partners, including diagnostic testing, coding, exposure, and personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance. COVID-19 preparedness guidance for hospitals and primary care providers has been outlined by Dr. Cara Christ, Director of ADHS.

Members who prefer to view online materials in Spanish are now able to access COVID-19 en Español. Social media graphics and infographics in English and Spanish are available.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided several types of guidance for healthcare providers and facilities on its website.

Read about blanket waivers for healthcare providers during COVID-19 in the CMS Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet. To learn more about waivers and flexibilities in a disaster or emergency click here.

The CMS Waiver Tracker provides up-to-date information on Coronavirus-specific waivers and flexibilities. This webpage also breaks down waivers by provider type and by state.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Executive Orders (2020-23 and 2020-30) calling for hospital reporting of Essential Elements of Information (EEI) daily into EMResource, a critical surveillance tool managed by the Arizona Department of Health Services. The Arizona Department of Helth Services (ADHS) has published an updated EMResource toolkit to assist in navigating the platform. For questions or assistance with EMResource, please e-mail the ADHS Information Services Group.

The American Health Care Association (AHCA)/ National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) has developed a COVID-19 website to provide the latest guidance, resources, and communication tools for Long-Term Care facilities. Other resources, including the COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist and Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed COVID-19, may be found on the CDC website.

Local facilities can consult Disaster Ready, a program created by the Arizona Health Care Association to assist Long-Term Care facilities in emergency preparedness. Facilities are encouraged by Disaster Ready to consider establishing an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with their incident management team. For questions, please contact them by email.