With growing concern of COVID-19 cases increasing in Arizona, the Pima County Health Department recently issued a public health advisory that urges the county to take part in a voluntary curfew now through December 31.
According to PCHD, the voluntary curfew will be in effect between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily through the end of the year.
The advisory issued details that residents may leave home to go to work or other essential activities, to get food, medical care, medicine or supplies; care for family members, or respond to urgent or emergency situations.
“It is necessary to take this additional step due to the accelerating nature of the pandemic in our community,” Pima County Health Director Theresa Cullen said. “While we appreciate the efforts of the majority of residents to slow the spread of the virus, a segment of the population continues to participate in social gatherings and resist the use of masks which exacerbates an already critical situation.”
Pima County continues to help mitigate the spread and advises the community to continue safety measures, including staying home when sick, frequent handwashing, wearing a mask and maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet.
Residents who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 can get tested at any site available throughout the county.
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