Posted August 05, 2018 05:30:23The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued an alert for nurses and other health care workers in Phoenix, Arizona, to remain in their homes for three months to ensure they can continue to safely receive care from other health workers who are not able to visit them, according to the Department of Public Health and Environment.
The alert comes as the city is preparing for a greater than expected increase in emergency room visits for the first time since a coronavirus pandemic began in March.
“Phoenix’s public health team is actively working to ensure that any worker experiencing a serious illness or injury is taken to a facility as soon as possible and that they are able to receive immediate medical care,” the CDC said in a statement.
“The City of Phoenix is committed to ensuring that all public health workers in the Phoenix area are safe to receive health care.”
The Phoenix Fire Department also released a statement saying it has been providing support to the public.
“Our fire department has been in close contact with our partners in the healthcare system, including local emergency medical services, and has been prepared to respond to any needs, including to the Phoenix Public Health Division, if necessary,” the statement said.
“We have also worked with local and state health departments to coordinate our response and provide additional resources.”
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is calling on Phoenix County and state leaders to “immediately and fully” provide the resources to support the emergency response to the coronaviruses outbreak, according a statement issued by Stanton’s office on Monday.
Phoenix Mayor Stanton’s Office on Monday called on local leaders to immediately and fully provide the Phoenix Fire and Emergency Medical Services (PEMS) and other resources to help support the Phoenix public health effort to respond rapidly to the pandemic.PEMS is the Phoenix County health department and Phoenix Public Healthcare System.
In the last 48 hours, the CDC has identified more than 300 coronaviral cases in the U.s., and more than 5,000 people have been confirmed to have contracted the coronacide virus, the U: Department of State has reported.
There are also at least 13 new coronavirocide cases confirmed in the US, including the deaths of a woman in South Carolina and a man in New Mexico.
The pandemic has already caused the deaths or serious illness of nearly 5,700 people.
The outbreak is spreading across the country, with more than 6,300 cases reported in the Midwest and more to come.
The U: State has announced that nearly 7,600 cases of the coronaveis virus have been reported.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that since March 19, the number of confirmed cases has nearly doubled, with an additional 6,700 confirmed cases confirmed.
The U: CDC also said that more than 14,000 coronavirence cases have been identified worldwide.