Coconino County Health and Human Services

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Coconino County has reinstated a mask mandate inside all of its buildings amid a renewed spike in COVID-19 infections. Low vaccination rates and the Delta variant are driving increased case numbers nationwide. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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So far, Arizona has administered more than a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. But the state still remains far from the herd immunity that could turn the corner on the pandemic. Even though Coconino County has one of the highest per capita vaccination rates in Arizona, only about 15% of its approximately 143,000-person population has received at least one shot. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with the county’s Interim Health and Human Services Director Kim Musselman about the roadblocks to widespread immunization.



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Coconino County health officials say their COVID-19 vaccination efforts are still being hampered by the lack of available doses.

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Coconino County officials will move the Fort Tuthill COVID-19 testing site to a new location in order to expand vaccinations there.

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Coconino County officials say about 1,600 newly available appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations quickly filled up last Friday at the Fort Tuthill site.

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Coconino County health officials are preparing to receive the first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine late this month.

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Coconino County reported a one-day jump of 105 new known cases of COVID-19 Monday. It’s a major increase, but health officials say a change in how they record infections accounts for the rise. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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The Coconino County Department of Health and Human Services is urging the public to take precautions during Memorial Day holiday gatherings to avoid coronavirus.

The Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff has two confirmed COVID-19 positive Detention Officers and one confirmed positive inmate.

Coconino County Health and Human Services

Arizona health officials will conduct what they’re calling a COVID-19 “testing blitz” over the next three Saturdays. They say the goal is to test up to 20,000 people each day statewide.