Town of Cave Creek issued the following announcement on March 13
The Town of Cave Creek is aware of the recent Coronavirus Public Health Emergency declared by Governor Doug Ducey on March 11.
The declaration allows the state to use emergency funding and it also gives state health officials authority to procure needed medical supplies with the expectation of more cases.
Town leadership is closely monitoring this fluid situation.
Cave Creek staff has already implemented mitigation strategies at Town Hall that are recommended by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), which safeguards the community from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Town of Cave Creek wants to remind residents that understanding the facts, maintaining good hygiene practices and being aware of your proximity to others are the best ways to protect yourself from any viruses.
Because 35 percent of the Town population is over the age of 65, which is at an “increased risk” for Coronavirus, the Town is urging the community to be vigilant in implementing recommended protocols.
Here are some links with helpful information that reduce the risk of infection:
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in the region, visit the Maricopa County Health Department's website
In Arizona, cities and towns do not have health departments. The Town of Cave Creek relies on the Maricopa County Public Health Department and Arizona Department of Health Services for information and protocols. This keeps information and responses more accurate and consistent throughout the region.
On March 11th, Governor Doug Ducey signed a Public Health Emergency Declaration that will provide health officials with the tools needed to combat the spread of COVID-19. This will help ensure there's not a shortage of medical professionals or resources in our state should the need arise.
Learn more about COVID-19 and what you need to know from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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