eNews 4/10/2020

Dear Neighbors
Yes, there will be a food bank at Beaver Creek School tomorrow, Saturday, morning from 7:45 AM to 9 AM.  This time it will be a drive through at the front of the school.  There are generally fruit & veggies, meat, bread, and what ever St Mary’s Food Bank has for us.  Any one is welcome to participate.
On another note, the Yavapai County District 2 website has links and information on about everything that you would want to know about COVID-19 information, health services, county services, Arizona services, the Governor’s executive orders, etc.  Please scroll down because links from several days ago may be the ones that are useful for your needs or information.  http://www.yavapai.us/district2  
Big POBs (Pats on Back) and many thank you’s to Supervisor Thurman and his executive assistant Marlyn Van Keuren for their continuous hard work to keep us all up to date.  They do it almost daily.  And an additional thank you to Marlyn who drove around District 2, which is huge, on March 31 delivering gloves to those of us who are packing and distributing food from food banks.  We    her.
ready to go get food,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Good Afternoon, (April 9)
Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.
DISTRICT 2 UPDATE 
from Marlyn Van Keuren
  1. Press Release from the National Prescott Forest Service – guidelines for preventing the spread while enjoying the outdoors. See attached Responsible Recreation.
  2. Reminder from our Mayor Justice Court, that the courts are still open. Thank you Judge Rummer for your service.
  3. MAYOR’S VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING – For the Faith Based Community and Mental Health – The City of Prescott will hold a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Friday, April 10 from 1 -2:30 p.m. to discuss mental health services available for citizens, and resources offered by the faith-based community, via Zoom.   The panel of speakers includes Leslie Horton with YCCHS, April Rhodes, Spectrum; Bert Ijams, Meals on Wheels; Carole Benedict, US Vets; Jessi Hans, Coalition for Compassion & Justice; and Jason Price with Prescott Pastors Coalition.  To participate, join the Zoom meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/380013448, or Dial 1-253-215-8782.  Meeting ID: 380 013 448.
  4. Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizonans currently receiving food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use benefits for online food purchases with currently-authorized SNAP online retailers, Walmart and Amazon. This change will help limit social interaction for Arizona’s most vulnerable while ensuring SNAP recipients receive needed food assistance. See email for full Press Release.
  5. New Executive Order singed today to help boost medical staffing levels and provide certainty and liability protections to health care professionals serving on the front lines. The order provides protections to health care professionals treating patients during the COVID-19 health emergency, while also protecting patients against negligence or reckless misconduct. For more Go to Link on District 2 web page http://www.yavapai.us/district2  for all the Executive Orders.
  6. Yavapai County Business Assistance & Displaced Employees Community Forum
    April 14, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm (via Zoom)
In an effort to support Yavapai County Businesses and displaced workers navigate through the difficulties they are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis, this webinar will touch on the following items:
NACOG  – Unemployment & other resources for workers
SBDC – Overview of SBA loan programs available
ARIZONA@WORK – Jobs available & unemployment assistance
REDC – Online Job Fair
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YCCHS Briefing 4/7/2020

Dear Neighbors
From the previous YCCHS briefing: 
Yavapai County has experienced its first confirmed COVID-19 death.
The Yavapai County resident passed away on Saturday, April 4th. YCCHS Director, Leslie Horton shared “My heart is with the family, friends and neighbors as they grieve this loss. This sadness is shared by our entire county as we work together to do what we can to keep each other safe during this difficult time.
This is a reminder to all of us to do what we can to protect our families, friends, and communities by following the guidelines that are created to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and future tragedies like this. We all must do our part to protect those who are most vulnerable to this illness.”
Want to Help? A big way people can help is by donating any surgical masks, N95 respirators, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies they have. To donate these items to the Yavapai County EOC, please call 771-3321 or email josh.goldman@yavapai.us.
. . . . . the calendar crew  
April 7 
th Morning Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County stands at 57 Cases – No Additional Cases

Apache
28
Coconino
179
Cochise
9
Graham
2
Greenlee
1
Gila
3
La Paz
3
Maricopa
1,495
Mohave
23
Navajo
222
Pima
415
Pinal
120
Santa Cruz
5
Yavapai
57
Yuma
13
There have been 2,575 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 73 deaths reported in Arizona.  To date, 33,375 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19. 1,232 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with 1,175 tests being negative (95%).  There are now 57 cases in Yavapai County; 11 in Prescott, 10 in Prescott Valley, 9 in Sedona, 13 Other-Quad-Cities, 7 Cottonwood, 6 Other- Verde; unknown; 18 seniors 65+, 34 adults 18-64; 5 minors (0-17); 25 males, 32 females.  VVMC reports 1 hospitalization from COVID-19, with 6 persons under investigation.  YRMC reported 3 hospitalizations with COVID-19, with 11 persons under investigation on West Campus, 3 on the East Campus. Both hospitals report meeting the 50% capacity increase mandated by the Governor.
  • Yavapai Emergency Operations PPE Donations – see www.yavapai.us/chs
  • YCCHS limiting immunization appointments except for infant or respiratory vaccines.  771-3122.
  • Yavapai County WIC offers all services online or by phone to existing or new clients – call 771-3138.
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103
  • COVID-19 information en español
How do I get infected with COVID-19?
Viral droplets transmitted from an infected person’s cough or sneeze enter through your nose, mouth or eyes – the usual entry points for respiratory viruses. Even if they don’t cough or sneeze directly on you, you may get the virus if you touch something an infected person recently touched and then touch your face, nose, mouth or eyes.  From there, it travels to the back of your nasal passages and to the mucous membranes in the back of your throat. That’s the place where symptoms – such as a sore throat and dry cough-often start.  Then the virus spreads down the airway passages to the lungs. When the lungs’ membranes become inflamed, it’s harder for them to work properly. In addition to causing problems in the lungs, the virus may also cause nausea, diarrhea or indigestion if it infects cells in the gastrointestinal system.
It can take as few as two or as many as 14 days after being exposed to the COVID-19 for the first symptom to develop. The first symptom of COVID-19 is usually a fever. Then come respiratory symptoms, like a dry cough and shortness of breath, that often turn into pneumonia.  The worst cases often lead to respiratory failure, which could result in death.
For Employment & Financial Assistance and More:
https://arizonatogether.org/ and en español: https://arizonatogether.org/es/
For more information, see www.yavapai.us/chs
Terri Farneti
Public Health Coordinator
Yavapai County Community Health Services
(928) 442-5596
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