From the Office of Matt Ryan:
Executive Order 2020-43 requires businesses to adhere to Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) COVID-19 guidelines. Details are available on the Arizona Department of Health Services Business Dashboard. Under the requirements, certain businesses have been allowed to open when the three benchmarks fall within the Moderate range or below for a two-week period. The benchmarks include cases per 100,000 residents, percent positivity, and COVID-like illness as a percentage of hospitalizations. Coconino County has remained in the Moderate category for several months.
As Coconino County COVID-19 case numbers change over time, clarification regarding a move from the Moderate category to the Substantial category was requested by the County. ADHS confirmed that the all three benchmarks for transmission on the ADHS Business Dashboard must be met for 14 days, with a 12-day reporting lag, to move to a higher transmission phase. This is a change from previous guidance.
Coconino County is experiencing a substantial case incidence rate, however percent positivity and COVID-Like Illness are within the Minimal range. Based on the ADHS guidelines, Coconino County remains within a Moderate level of community transmission.
Finally, on Thursday October 15th from 1:00pm to 5pm Coconino County Health and Human Services and North Country HealthCare will host No Cost COVID-19 Testing as well a low cost flu vaccines. This event will be located at North Country HealthCare Williams – parking lot
300 S 6th St, Williams, AZ 86046. Nasopharyngeal Swab and Saliva COVID testing will be available. Please call North Country HealthCare at 928-635-44410 to register for Nasopharyngeal COVID testing or flu vaccines. For COVID-19 salvia testing please pre-register through www.coconino.az.gov/covid19 .