Maricopa County COVID-19 Update

  • 67,407 Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maricopa County; 4% hospitalized; 1% ICU
  • We have a demographic breakdown of cases and hospitalizations here.
  • Mask mandate in effect. Read about county rules regarding face coverings.
  • Updated information on impacts to county services can be found here.
  • Total confirmed cases: This is the number of COVID-19 cases reported in Maricopa County since January 22, 2020. It is a running total.
  • % hospitalized/ICU: This is the percentage of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases who have ever been admitted to a hospital or intensive care unit for COVID-19.
  • Enclosed public spaces: The countywide mask regulations require masks even when social distancing is possible. This includes businesses, offices, museums, restaurants, coffee shops, and government buildings.
  • Public transportation: If you ride the bus or the light rail, you’ll need to mask up to reduce the risk of getting or spreading the virus.
  • Read your school’s plan for classes this fall and discuss these plans with your child, in an age-appropriate way. Let them know what to expect so they aren’t surprised on Day 1.
  • Have children over age 5 practice wearing a mask before classes begin. We don’t know yet whether masks will be a requirement at all Maricopa County schools, but it is likely they will be a part of the return plan for at least some schools.
  • Remind kids about the importance of good hygiene. This can be especially challenging for younger kids, but the more independent they can be in washing their hands and covering coughs and sneezes, the better.
  • How to wash your hands: A song to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” teaching kids how to wash hands properly
  • Be patient with teachers. Returning to school during a pandemic will be stressful for everyone. Teachers will be asked to educate in new and difficult ways, while also trying to protect the health of their class. Do what you can to support them.
  • Total de casos confirmados: Este es un número de COVID-19 reportados en el Condado Maricopa desde el 22 de enero, 2020. Es un número total de casos.
  • El porcentaje de hospitalizados/Cuidados Intensivos: Este es el porcentaje total de casos confirmados con COVID-19 que han sido internados en un hospital o unidad de cuidados intensivos.
  • Espacios públicos encerrados: La regulación del uso de la mascarilla a nivel condado es necesaria cuando no se puede mantener distanciamiento social. Esto incluye en negocios, oficinas, museos, restaurantes, cafés, o edificios gubernamentales.
  • Transportación Pública: si usted usa el camión o el tren ligero, necesita usar una mascarilla para reducir el riesgo de propagar o contagiarse con el virus.
  • Lea el plan de la escuela para regresar a clases este otoño y hable sobre el plan con sus hijos, de acuerdo a su dad. Explíqueles lo que pueden esperar para que no se sorprendan el 1er día de clases.
  • Los niños de más de 5 años deben practicar el uso de la mascarilla antes de que empiece la escuela. Aún no sabemos si las mascarillas serán un requisito en todas las escuelas del Condado Maricopa, pero es posible que sean parte del plan para algunas escuelas.
  • Recuérdele a sus hijos la importancia de la buena higiene. Esto puede ser un reto para los más pequeños, pero entre más practiquen independientemente será mejor para ellos desde como lavarse las manos hasta como estornudar.
  • Sea paciente con los maestros. El regreso a clases durante esta pandemia es estresante para todos. Los maestros no solo tienen que educar a nuestros hijos de una nueva manera sino también tratar de proteger la salud de los estudiantes. Haga su parte para apoyarlos.




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