What You Need to Know-Week of April 11th

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




In this Update:

1. Urgent Updates: COVID-19 Metrics

2. Information You Need: Test to Treat Initiative

3. Information You Need: Arizona housing relief




1. Urgent Updates: COVID-19 Metrics


Updated as of: 04-11-2022

Weekly case, death, and hospitalization counts:

In the past week, there has been an average of:
Cases per day526
Deaths per day59
Compared to two weeks ago:
Cases per dayDecreased by 19%↘
Deaths per day Increased by 23% ↗
Hospitalizations per day Decreased by 33% ↘

For a breakdown of vaccination by Arizona counties, visit the CDC’s website.

For updated vaccine information and data in Arizona, visit this link and click on the “Vaccine Administration” icon.



2. Information You Need: Test to Treat Initiative


The Biden administration recently enacted the “Test to Treat” initiative as a part of the pandemic preparedness plan. The goal of the initiative is to provide free antiviral medication (e.g., Paxlovid and Molnupiravir) at the time someone tests positive for COVID-19 at participating pharmacy sites. These antivirals are already available through a doctor’s prescription, but this initiative aims to speed up treatment especially for those at high-risk for developing severe COVID-19 (e.g., those with certain chronic health conditions). For more information about the available antiviral medications through this initiative, visit our previous update.

 The available antiviral treatments are most effective within three to five days of COVID-19 onset, so reducing the time and effort required to obtain a prescription has the potential to reduce burden on the healthcare system. However, as of now, pharmacies involved in the initiative are required to have an on-site prescriber, which most pharmacies do not have. Implementation of the initiative has begun at hundreds of sites across the U.S. the week of March 14th and participating sites will continue to be added. Stay tuned for more updates coming to give you information on the sites near you as it becomes available!

For more information about the initiative, please visit this website.


3. Information You Need: Arizona housing relief


The pandemic has brought many challenges, including financial hardships for so many individuals and families. This has been and continues to be a difficult time for people to make ends meet. Mortgage and rental assistance are available in Arizona, but it can sometimes be hard to know where to go for help. Below are a few resources for housing cost assistance: 

Rental assistance and eviction prevention programs by Arizona counties: https://housing.az.gov/general-public/rental-assistance-resources-eviction-prevention

Renter help and resources (e.g., local tenant rights, housing counseling agencies, etc.): https://www.hud.gov/states/arizona/renting

Emergency Rental Assistance program: https://des.az.gov/ERAP

Utility bill assistance:https://www.hud.gov/states/arizona/renting/energyprgms




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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