How to Respond to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The constant news coverage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arizona and the United States raises many questions and causes anxiety for the public. While this situation is still unfolding, we in Arizona and at Valleywise Health are prepared as we can be to handle an outbreak. At this time, it’s important to take precautions and make certain that there is access to accurate information.


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  • By March 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) was starting its spread throughout the United States. Many Arizonans were uncertain how to stay safe during this time.
  • Seek urgent care if you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath and other respiratory illness symptoms. Mild symptoms are akin to common cold or flu and likely do not require medical attention. If you feel sick, get tested. If you test positive you should quarantine, regardless of the severity of your symptoms.
  • To stay healthy, follow CDC guidelines — wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance, disinfect surfaces frequently, don’t touch your face and avoid traveling unless necessary.

Have questions about COVID-19?

From COVID-19 treatments to resources packed with all the information you need to know about the vaccine, Valleywise Health has you covered through the coronavirus.

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