Gov. Ducey launches COVID-19 Hotline

Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 00:04:58-04

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey has launched at 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline to help answer questions related to the virus.

According to a statement from the Governor's Office, the hotline was made possible through $2 million in funding provided by the Department of Economic Security.

The hotline is administered by 2-1-1 Arizona and the Crisis Response Network.

It will offer an entry point to field questions and concerns from Arizonans about the coronavirus outbreak.

Governor Ducey said, “As we continue to combat COVID-19 in Arizona, we want to ensure the public has access to resources needed to stay safe and healthy,” said Governor Ducey. “With this hotline launch, Arizonans can get important COVID-19 related information in English and Spanish by simply dialing 2-1-1. We will continue to work closely with our partners throughout the state to ensure Arizonans can easily reach important information and stay healthy. My sincere thanks to 2-1-1 Arizona, the Crisis Response Network and everyone working to share life-saving information and prevent the spread of this outbreak.”

The line will respond to calls in English and Spanish and will provide important information, including:

  • How to prepare for and prevent COVID-19 spread,
  • Testing information for COVID-19,
  • What populations are at higher risk from the COVID-19,
  • What to do if an individual gets sick,
  • COVID-19 and animals,
  • And a list of websites with accurate, reliable and up-to-date information.

The line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona.