What You Need to Know-Week of May 23rd

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: A reminder on COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance

3. Building Resilience: Ways to help children become more resilient during a pandemic




1. Urgent Updates: COVID-19 Metrics


Updated as of: 05-23-2022

Weekly case, death, and hospitalization counts:

In the past week, there has been an average of:
Cases per day1,029
Deaths per day4
Compared to two weeks ago:
Cases per dayIncreased by 84% ↗
Deaths per day Decreased by 88% ↘
Hospitalizations per day Increased by 26% ↗

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: A reminder on COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance


With all of the available COVID-19 information, it can be difficult to remember the specific guidance on what to do if you, or someone you know, becomes sick or is exposed to someone who is sick. Further, in many places across the United States there is a slow upward trend of cases due to the BA.2 variant. So, it can be helpful to refresh your memory on what to do in the event you become sick or have a COVID-19 exposure. The Arizona Department of Health Services created an easy-to-follow flow chart that contains information about when you should quarantine versus isolate and the details for each. 


For more information and resources about what to do if you become sick or have a COVID-19 exposure, please visit this website.


3. Building Resilience: Ways to help children become more resilient during a pandemic


The health, social, financial, impacts of the pandemic continue to be incredibly difficult for many of us, and these challenges are not just limited to adults. Children and their development have been greatly affected by these impacts as well – whether that has included changes to school environments, socialization, participation in sports or other activities, or experiencing grief during this time. 

Building resilient communities is a large goal for public health moving beyond this pandemic, which includes increasing resilience among community members – both adults and children – to better prepare for future disasters. For more information about what building resilience means, visit our previous update.

A research organization has put together a brief document that outlines some overarching factors that can increase resilience among children. Some of these factors include prioritizing quality time with children (e.g., reading, playing, or going on walks together), as well as providing emotional support through the “3 R’s”: Reassurance, creating Routines, and Regulation.

Some examples include:

  • “Reassuring children about their safety and the safety of loved ones”
  • “Maintaining predictable routines (e.g., sleeping, eating, learning, playing)”
  • “Support children’s regulation skills by helping them manage difficult feelings (e.g., deep breathing, movement, quiet time)”
  • “Making time for emotional ‘check-ins’ 

To read the full document, please visit this website.




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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