The Arizona coronavirus outbreak has infected at least 235 people with the COVID-19 disease as of March 21, 2020. Those numbers are expected to rise quickly if global contagion patterns hold. The United States government has recommended social distancing, keeping away from gatherings of more than 10 people, and self-quarantining if possible. This is an unusual time in world history, but there are many things you can do to stay safe in Arizona.
Although the situation is still developing, state and local officials have been doing a good job of providing updates. Governor Doug Ducey has issued updated guidance for Arizona in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero updated guidelines for their cities. To get the latest information on Arizona coronavirus outbreak and how it’s being handled in your area, check with your county’s official website.
To help you and your family stay safe during this precarious time, Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys has put together a list of valuable Arizona coronavirus safety tips.
Do Not Travel Unless Absolutely Necessary
Only leave the house when you need to purchase food or essential household items. Do not leave the house for social engagements, entertainment, or discretionary shopping. While there are less people on the road, many are panicked or on edge. This could lead to an otherwise avoidable car accident.
Be Vigilant While Shopping
Groceries and big box stores are full of “panic buyers.” Staff is often short. This can lead to stores being in disarray, with disheveled aisles and spilled products. Chaos in stores can result in a slip-and-fall accident.
Store parking lots can also be frenzied. Distracted drivers may be focused on finding a spot and making their purchases as quickly as possible, instead of driving safely. As you make your way back to your vehicle, keep an eye out for distracted drivers in order to avoid a pedestrian accident.
Practice Good Hygiene
Something as simple as thoroughly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds goes a long way towards containing the Arizona coronavirus outbreak. To further protect yourself, avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth. Cough or sneeze into your forearm or elbow. Offer a nice verbal greeting instead of shaking hands.
Stay Up-to-Date With Trusted Resources
With heavy uncertainty and bad information spreading through social media, it’s crucial for you to get correct information from trusted sources. Here are the Arizona coronavirus outbreak resources recommended by Lerner are Rowe Injury Attorneys.
- White House Coronavirus Guidelines
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Arizona Department of Health Services
- COVID-19 Coconino County Health and Human Services Collaborator Information
- Maricopa County Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Pima County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Yuma County UPDATES
- City of Surprise Arizona COVID-19 Updates
- City of Scottsdale Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
- City of Tucson COVID-19 Updates
- City of Mesa Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Arizona Department of Education – COVID-19 Guidance to Schools
- Glendale Union High School District COVID-19 Information
- COVID-19 Update from UA Housing & Residential Life
- ASU Health Services Coronavirus Updates
- NAU Coronavirus Updates
If you have friends and family that live in places served by Lerner and Rowe, please direct them to our COVID-19 Resources Page.
Contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys
Everyone at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that you and your family stay safe and well during the Arizona coronavirus outbreak. Please follow our safety tips and government guidelines. Should you or a loved one suffer an injury during this time, please contact us by phone at 602-977-1900 or through the Internet via LiveChat or secure online form.