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In these unsettling times of COVID-19, our advance preparation and putting what we learn into action have positioned us for success. At Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers, … more
Arizona does not currently have an Executive Order or law requiring individuals to wear face masks in public; however, the governor’s Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger Executive Order (2020-36), effective May 16, 2020, requires businesses that are reopening to take specific precautions including: “providing necessary protective equipment.” more
All can agree that we are in a crisis that is unprecedented. A quick search on Google will tell us that child abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and substance abuse reporting are all up. more
As stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease in Arizona and other states, people are starting to venture out of their homes and some are even returning to work. But that doesn’t mean that the virus has gone away — or that there is a vaccine or a cure. more
Home prices went up across the nation during the first quarter of 2020 including in the Valley and Peoria, according to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors®. However, this statistic isn’t necessarily a good measure of the climate created by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which came to the forefront halfway through the quarter, experts say. more
For those who don’t want to risk their livelihoods or health, this will be a difficult reopening ... and I still personally understand the fears of forced emergency measures. more
At Medicare, we understand you may have concerns about going to your doctor’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic; like so many Americans, our Medicare beneficiaries are rightly observing social distancing guidelines to protect themselves and others from possible infection. more
The FBI, the IRS and cybersecurity experts everywhere are warning the public to be aware of an escalating number of pandemic-related scams, fraud and financial challenges lurking. more
For the past month, Maricopa County Parks has been relying heavily on guidance and expertise from Maricopa County’s Public Health Department for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 best practices and safety protocols for the parks. more
Valleywise Health is one of the first health care systems in Arizona to acquire a new advanced Cepheid GeneXpert testing system that can detect COVID-19 in about 45 minutes or less, according to a news release. more
We are all in this together, as stated by Governor Doug Ducey at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and I couldn’t agree more. more
Remember when families used to eat together, enjoy each other’s company and laughed? Those times are long forgotten. more
As the reality of a “new normal” begins to sink in for many Arizona business leaders --- economists are estimating an 18-month economic recovery period --- no industry is more closely … more
Northwest Valley Connect (NVC) is now delivering groceries and medications to our clients in the West Valley. Our vulnerable adults age 65+ and/or with disabilities need the communities help more than ever right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
In times of great stress, we are especially vulnerable; the social distancing we are all practicing to stay safe is taking its toll and we are challenged trying to keep our children mentally and physically active. more
There is an ongoing conversation about the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus and how to be prepared; according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, anyone can get infected by this virus, but older adults — ages 60 and up — are at higher risk for serious illness from it. more
Bank of America has announced additional support for its 66 million consumer and small business clients in response to the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus. more
Despite the scripture in Hebrews to “not forsake the gathering of ourselves together,” religious organizations near and far are following mandates to avoid gathering to decrease spreading the novel coronavirus. more
The Census count had kicked into gear a couple weeks ago  — citizens began receiving invitation letters in the mail that included instructions on how to respond to the census. Local … more
Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic. more
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