What You Need to Know-Week of June 21st

The most important weekly updates for you to keep your community healthy




In this Update:

1. Urgent Updates: Transmission & Vaccine Information

2. Information You Need: CDC Updated Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals




1. Urgent Updates: Transmission & Vaccine Information


Updated as of: 06-21-2021

Weekly case, death, and hospitalization counts:

In the past week, there has been an average of:
Cases per day425
Deaths per day11
Compared to two weeks ago:
Cases per dayIncreased by 9% ↗
Deaths per dayIncreased by 4% ↗
Hospitalizations per dayDecreased by 4%↘
For regularly updated case counts and additional COVID-19 information by county, visit the Arizona Department of Health’s data dashboard summary page.

Vaccine Information

Number of ArizonansPercentage of ArizonansPercentage in United States
Individuals who are fully vaccinated3,075,42739%45%
Individuals who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine3,507,00448%53%

6,307,022 total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Arizona

It is still important to take safety precautions even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit our previous update for more information.



2. Information You Need: CDC Updated Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals


You may have heard about updates made to the CDC guidance surrounding face masks for fully vaccinated individuals. The guidance now states that fully vaccinated individuals (e.g., those who received both doses of either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two weeks ago) now are not required to wear a face mask in many indoor and outdoor settings. However, all individuals should adhere to any business, local, or state policies. Businesses and other entities may still require masks indoors or in certain areas even if the city or state policy is to no longer require masks. Further, this guidance does not mean that you can get rid of your face mask entirely! Here are some settings in which it is important to continue wearing a face mask:

  • Airplanes
  • Crowded areas (both indoor and outdoor) (e.g., grocery stores, shopping malls, etc.)
  • Healthcare settings (e.g., hospitals, long term care facilities, doctors offices, etc.)
  • If you yourself are immunocompromised or you are around anyone who is immunocompromised 
  • If you are feeling sick with respiratory symptoms. Transmission of many diseases can be prevented by using face masks. Keeping everyone around you healthy is something we can all do by being considerate, staying home and wearing face masks around others. 

Of course, people who are vaccinated and feel more comfortable wearing a mask in public are free to do so according to this updated guidance. CDC changed this guidance due to the compounding evidence that the vaccines effectively reduce disease (80-90% effective) in real world settings. Additionally,  vaccinated individuals who are infected are less likely to spread SARS-CoV-2 because of lowered viral loads – even if a breakthrough infection occurs after vaccination. However, it is important for anyone who is is not vaccinated (i.e. either partially vaccinated (e.g., received one dose of either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two doses less than two weeks prior), or no vaccinations) to continue wearing face masks in all public settings. 





The next update will cover information about breakthrough COVID-19 cases. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to COVID-19 in Arizona, please complete next week’s AZCOVIDTXT survey that you will receive via text in about a week.

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