COVID-19 Update from Health and Emergency Management
UPDATED June 22 , 2021
June 25, Friday, the Pfizer vaccine will be available for ages 12 and older -- those age 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have permission to receive the vaccine from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Payson Teen Center at 112 West Cedar Lane in Payson. To schedule an appointment call 928-910-4009 OPTION 1.
June 30, Wednesday from 9:00 - 12:00 noon at the Globe High School Gymnasium. Pfizer first and second doses will be available for ages 12 and older (age 12-17 must be accompanied by parent or guardian).
Schedule an appointment, call 928-910-4009, option 1
IN PAYSON Health Department staff are scheduling appointments for the Moderna vaccine. To requst an appointment please call 928-474-1210
Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center in Globe
COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic Days and Hours
Walk-ins are welcome on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. during the hours below; or call 928-402-2888 to schedule an appointment for a specific day and time. First dose Moderna will be administered on Tuesdays.
On Thursdays and Fridays Moderna second dose vaccines be administered from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center's vaccine clinic is closed Monday and Wednesday, and also closed over lunch hour from 11:30am to 1:00pm.
Payson and Rim Country residents with other vaccine queries:
Banner Health Clinic Payson - 117 East Main Street, Suite A100, Payson, A 85541 appointments:
• Ponderosa Family Care, 127 E. Main St., Suite D at 127 East Main Street in Payson
Call or text 928-978-9168
• Genoa Healthcare - 404 West Aero Drive, Payson, AZ 85547
• Dr. Ali Askari, 1106 N. Beeline Highway. Call the office 928-474-5286
email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 928-978-2745.
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY
WEEKDAY VACCINE LOCATIONS
To schedule an appointment call during weekday business hours 928-402-0491
228 DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO COVID-19 IN GiLA COUNTY
4,105 TOTAL CASES -- AND 3,916 HAVE RECOVERED
Public health investigators reported 228 deaths attributed to COVID-19 across Gila County: 92 from Payson, 42 from Globe, 8 from Miami, 7 from Tonto Basin, 4 from Pine, 3 from Strawberry, 2 each from Star Valley, Winkelman and -- and one each from Young, Hayden and Claypool.
Specific statisics, Vaccine updates and more information on Facebook
A total of 65 fatalities attributed to covid-19 in Gila County are tribal members, and the
San Carlos Apache Tribe reports Tribal statistics separately -- for those totals CLICK HERE
Community-specific covid-19 case totals are 1871 in Payson, 1313 in Globe and 283 in Miami, 148 in Pine, 125 in Tonto Basin, 116 in Claypool, 66 in Winkelman, 55 in Star Valley, 43 in Hayden, 35 in Strawberry, 27 in Roosevelt; 19 in Young 2 in Rye/Gisela.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING MONDAY , WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
.Read daily reports and keep up-to-date about testing, future availability of vaccines, and more at http://www.readygila.com
Canyonlands Healthcare in Globe offers weekday nasal swab testing in Globe, by appointment.
Questions? Or to schedule an appointment, call Canyonlands Healthcare at (928) 402. 0491 on weekdays 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (closed over lunch hour 12-1) .
Gila County Public Health Department reports local statisics daily -- like and follow https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem/
Gila County Community Services posted this resource page:Out of Work, Business Closed -- or Need Fin
Most people who contract COVID-19 have symptoms similar to the flu: fever, coughingand shortness of breath -- and most recover at home.
Statewide, the Arizona Department of Health reports 17,715 deaths attributable to COVID-19 across the state
Arizona has 885,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with a statewide total of more than 6 million doses of vaccine administered. Follow these prevention guidelines to help prevent infection:
• Federal, State and County public health departments recommend wearing cloth face coveringsin all public
settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain -- such as grocery stores and pharmacies
• Stay home when you are sick
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, immediately dispose of tissues in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
• Questions about covid-19? During weekday business hours call the Gila County Health Emergency Operations Center (928) 402-8888
The Gila County Call Center is open for information, resources and guidance
• For Arizona's statewide COVID-19 hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day of the week
Over the past six months Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued various executive orders related to the pandemic. Read recent executive orders here
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Additional executive orders from the governor's office address :
* Telemedicine For Pets And Animals * Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected * Continuity Of Work * Increasing Hospital Capacity For COVID-19 Preparedness *
Expansion Of Telemedicine * Postponement Of Eviction Actions * Prohibiting The Closure Of Essential Services
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• The Arizona Poison Control System is also available to answer questions about COVID-19 from Arizona providers (for testing and patient guidance) and the general public (for testing, isolation, and quarantine guidance) at 1-844-542-8201
• COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week
• For COVID-19 information en Espanol, see www.azdhs.gov/COVID-19
Gila County's Health and Emergency Management team have tracked the disease since January, 2020 and are in direct daily contact with state and federal medical experts to keep local residents updated - and healthy. Gila County's Health and Emergency Management also leads a daily conference call including police and fire first responders, local hospitals in Globe and Payson; and elected leaders of the county, Globe, Payson and other towns within Gila County.
Read updates at official and verified sources - such as Arizona Department of Health Services website - which includes a map showing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each county across AZ https://www.azdhs.gov/
and AZDHS on Facebook
Locally, Gila County's Health and Emergency Management team continues to vigorously monitor COVID-19; providing daily updates to community leaders and healthcare partners -- accurate information to share with local residents.
“We constantly prepare and plan to deal with air-borne disease in general, which prepares us well to respond to COVID-19 cases too,” said Joshua Beck, Manager of Gila County’s COVID-19 response team. “Gila County has focused much attention on pandemic planning and preparedness over the past five years; this means that response agencies across Gila County are skilled in coordinating efforts to protect our communities from the threat of diseases like COVID-19. The only way we get through any infectious disease is by cooperation and awareness - keep family members home when they are sick, stay home from work when we are sick, cover our coughs and keep our hands washed. Sounds simple enough, but as a community, these small actions can make all the difference. While we have not had any cases of COVID-19 in Gila County; however, counts continue to rise across Arizona and we expect to see additional cases - quite possibly here in Gila County.”
Again: get your information from verified, official and trusted sources. Gila County's Health and Emergency Management posts frequent updates at
Public Health officials reiterated that most illnesses from COVID-19 have been managable without requiring hospitalization, and that
Avoid close contact with people who are sick - and avoid crowds. Federal and State health officials advise meetings be limited to ten people or fewerpatients recover at home.
Still , they urge residents to take this outbreak seriously, and follow preventative measures:
Even with family, friends and coworkers who appear healthy maintain a 'social distance' of at least six feet to prevent respiratory infection
- Stay home if you are at higher risk, such as older adults, because risk increases with age
- Stay home if you have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease
Seniors and those with hronic medical conditions must take special precautions to reduce their risk of getting sick -- maintaining distance, even from family and close friends, will help protect those who are most vulnerable.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure to the virus and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. Those considered most at risk for contracting the virus are individuals with travel to an area where COVID-19 is spreading or individuals in close contact with a person under investigation for COVID-19. If you recently traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading and have developed fever with cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel or have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you may need to be seen at your local hospital emergency room/urgent care center. Please call the emergency room/urgent care center to get instructions before going in.
If you prefer social media, get true and accurate local information from Gila County Health & Emergency Management on Facebook
for updates from official sources; like and follow the Gila County Sheriff’s Office page, too – and signup for localized emergency alerts you can receive by text, voicemail or email through Everbridge. Sign up for your choice of emergency alerts via links posted at Gila County Health & Emergency Management on Facebook, or online at http://www.readygila.com/
Local Closures -- Verified News
The Arizona Silver Belt newspaper updates Globe-Miami closures and news
The Payson Roundup website has up-to-date Rim Country closures and news
KIKO radio 96.5 FM