COVID-19

Latest State and Federal News and Resources

To find Arizona-specific information on COVID-19, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website (En español). It reports statewide datadaily, including the number of cases, deaths and hospitalizations. For national updates and guidance, visit the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention's website (En español). To receive email updates on COVID-19 and more from Rep. Stanton, click here. If you need help finding a COVID-19 test, click here to read the office's testing guide.

 

Download the office's COVID-19 Resource Guide (En español) for the latest state and federal guidance and resources for Arizonans, including help with food, housing and financial assistance and help for healthcare workers, small businesses, senior citizens, veterans, teachers, students and families. Tell us which COVID-19 resources you need by taking our survey, and to see webinars for help with housing, economic stimulus checks and more, go to Rep. Stanton's YouTube page. If you need help with a federal agency or feel you have been treated unfairly, our office may be able to help. Call us at (602) 956-2463 or open a case with us online.

 

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Background on COVID-19

 

What you should know

 

It’s spreading fast – COVID-19 is a respiratory virus with no verified vaccine or cure. It reached pandemic proportions months ago and as it continues to spread in Arizona, your life will be disrupted in many ways. We can all do our part to help minimize its impact by wearing a mask in public, socially distancing and staying home as much as we can.

 

Anyone can get it – Everyone risks contracting it as long as it remains widespread. While some experience mild symptoms or none, older people or anyone with previous health problems are most susceptible to it and for more serious complications. Some, but not all, younger and healthier people can recover with minimal medical intervention,while the older and sicker more likely require medical care or hospitalization.

 

Find the Facts – As new information emerges, remember that the risk of COVID-19 is not connected with race, ethnicity or nationality. Seeking and sharing accurate information during a time of heightened concern is one of the best things we can do to keep rumors and misinformation from spreading. When you’re looking for information, get it from trusted sources, like this office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health department. Read often, as information evolves daily.

 

How you can help slow the spread

 

Watch for symptoms – If you contract this, you’ll likely experience one or more of the following symptoms (or none): fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea. Doctors say symptoms appear in two to 14 days after exposure. The CDC regularly updates a list of symptoms and provides a self-checker.

 

Get tested – If you experience symptoms or make contact with someone who has or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested. Click here to read the office's testing guide (En español) and click here to find a place to get tested regardless of your immigration status. Some tests are free and others can cost between $50 and $200 without insurance, but you should ask your insurance provider if they cover them. Depending on where you live and when you have time to go, you may have to wait a few days for an opening if you don’t show symptoms.

 

Stay home – Work from home if you can and go out when you need to. Public health experts say and data shows the more we limit out time outside around others, the less likely we are to get the virus and spread it. Because some who contract COVID-19experience no symptoms at all and feel fine, it is important that everyone stay home and practice healthy habits as if everyone has the virus. When you’re around others and don’t need to be, you’re potentially contributing to a domino effect of spreading it to others more at risk to serious complications or those who go home to more at-risk people.

 

Keep your distance and wear a mask – If you must go out or if you are indoors with people who do not live in your household, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you avoid close contact by staying at least six feet from others while wearing a facemask. Doing these simple things keeps you and everyone around you safer. You can buy a reusable facemask almost anywhere or you can make one yourself using things you probably have at home.

 

Have healthy habits – Whether you’re out grabbing groceries for the next few weeks or at home with your family, maintaining good hygiene help keep you and those around you safe and healthy. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (then throw it away and sanitize or wash your hands) or the inside of your elbow, wash your hands often with soap and water, and clean frequently touched surfaces and objects. If you are sick, self-isolate. Always be sure to get enough sleep, water and healthy foods and take time to unwind away from an electronic device to manage stress and keep your mind clear.

 

Get vaccinated – When you are eligible to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines the state of Arizona is delivering on a priority basis per its statewide plan, please get vaccinated. To find out how you can receive your vaccine, visit the website of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County or your respective county.

 

Stay informed – Use this office's Community Resource Guide to find answers to common questions, the latest updates from state and federal agencies and more.


 

More on COVID-19

January 12, 2021 Press Release
Arizona’s transit industry will get more than $107 million in emergency funds provided by the most recent COVID-19 relief package—a priority for Rep. Greg Stanton who serves on the House Transportation Committee. The Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area—which Stanton represents—will receive $85,260,499 in funds for local transit systems, and an additional $756,544 to organizations that help meet the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.
January 4, 2021 Blog Post

Today, hundreds of thousands of Arizonans are out of a job or working fewer hours because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many under immense financial strain. In the face of so much uncertainty, no one should have to worry about losing their home or not being able to feed their family. It’s our responsibility in Congress to fight to make sure workers and families have the support they need.

December 22, 2020 In The News
"He coached for 18 years, and now people he coached are coming around taking care of us. Telling us such nice stories about him. People brought meals from July until Thanksgiving. So many people gave donations, some I didn’t even know. And so many plants and flowers. We have a little lantern we turn on in his honor. Someone gave us wind chimes in his honor. Our Congressman, Greg Stanton, wrote and read a congressional record of honor for him."
December 21, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Greg Stanton today issued the following statement ahead of a vote on the final stimulus agreement, which he will support. The final agreement on the $900 billion package was reached last night, and the House and Senate are set to vote on it today.

“It has been nearly nine months since the Senate has been willing to pass COVID relief, and frankly, the American people expected more than what this package delivered.

December 9, 2020 In The News
Forcing the hand of our governor is exactly what U.S. Representative Greg Stanton is trying to do. If cities or states, like Arizona, don't enact a mask mandate, he thinks they should not get money from Congress for future relief legislation.
December 8, 2020 In The News
The Center for Public Integrity obtained a report from The White House Coronavirus Task Force, calling the situation in our state and country dangerous and serious. The report is dated November 29 and breaks down each state, including Arizona, offering recommendations to keep the virus from spreading. Dr. Ross Goldberg with Valleywise Health said Arizona hospitals look similar to what we saw during the summer COVID surge.
December 8, 2020 In The News
U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona said the state should be denied federal coronavirus relief funding if it remained without an overall mask mandate. “If this policy were to be enacted, [Gov. Doug Ducey], in an instant, would issue a statewide mask mandate. He would not want to be at a loss of federal funds,” Stanton said Tuesday on KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News, hours before health officials reported a record-high 12,314 COVID-19 daily cases.
December 7, 2020 Press Release
Bad-actor states and cities that refuse to enact mask mandates to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19 should not receive money from Congress in future relief legislation, Rep. Greg Stanton said today. One of the most effective ways for local governments to control the spread of the virus is to require residents to wear masks in public places. Research and public health data show communities with mask mandates saw drops in their transmission rates and COVID-19 cases.
December 1, 2020 In The News
When it comes to face mask mandates, 90% isn’t good enough, according to a University of Arizona researcher who’s been sounding the alarm about the rampant spread of COVID-19. Gov. Doug Ducey has thus far resisted calls for a statewide mask mandate, arguing that existing local requirements, which cover all but 10% of Arizona, are sufficient.
November 19, 2020 In The News
Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says it doesn’t make sense why current Gov. Doug Ducey shies away from taking a stand on implementing a statewide mask mandate, especially as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the state. “Bottom line is that we need the leadership from the top, and if there’s 90% as he reported, a mandate in the state by local government, it seems to me it would have been an easy step to have that importance of a governor stepping up and mandating a statewide mask,” Brewer told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos & Chad on Wednesday.

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