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The latest coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and resources.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

As the situation regarding coronavirus develops, I want to keep you and your family updated on the resources available to you.

Nearly 130 million economic impact payments have been sent out as part of the CARES Act I voted to pass in March. Learn more about those payments HERE.

Additionally, thousands of Arizona small businesses have been approved for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program so they can keep their employees on payroll. Learn more about small business relief HERE.

In April, I secured increased relief to support our small businesses, hospitals, and state-led testing efforts.

Critical federal relief I fought for is headed to Arizona tribes and native communities, including $600 million to the Navajo Nation, in order to bolster their coronavirus response efforts. This is the single largest investment in Indian Country in America's history.

I’ll continue working to provide needed relief to Arizona families.

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you

About COVID-19

How can people protect themselves?

There are steps people can take to reduce their risk of getting any viral respiratory infections. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wear a mask when you go out in public
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces EPA list of disinfectants

It is also important for people to stay at home away from others if they are sick.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, call your health care professional.

If you have been notified by public health authorities that you might have been exposed, follow instructions provided by your local health department.

Prevention and treatment?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Contact

Have questions on COVID-19?

Call Arizona's COVID-19 hotline at 2-1-1 for answers in English and Spanish (available daily, 8am - 8pm).

Issues with Travel?

If you or a family member are abroad and having difficulty returning home, please contact my casework office at phoenix@mcsally.senate.gov or 602-952-2410 for assistance.
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