Yavapai County Community Health Services

Monday, 9/27 Update: Yavapai County reports 181 COVID-19 Cases and 7 Deaths since Friday.

This updated interim guidance from CDC allows for millions of Americans who are at highest risk for COVID-19 to receive a Pfizer, now referred to as Comirnaty, COVID-19 booster shot to help increase their protection. Decisions are pending whether boosters will be recommended for those who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines.  The bottom line is, if you got Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, the FDA has not approved getting a Pfizer booster. Moderna has applied for their COVID-19 vaccine to be fully FDA-approved for people at least 18 years old. They’ve also requested authorization for a half-dose booster shot.  Johnson & Johnson has said they expect to apply for full approval later this year. | September 27th Press Release Read more

Friday, September 24 Update: Yavapai County reports 382 COVID-19 Cases and 13 Deaths since Monday.

Is it possible to have the Flu and COVID-19 at the Same Time? It's possible that the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the flu may spread in your community at the same time during the flu season. If this happens, people could become ill with one or both diseases at the same time, and because some of the symptoms of flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses are similar, the difference between them cannot be made based on symptoms alone. Testing is needed to tell what the illness is and to confirm a diagnosis. People can be infected with both flu and the virus that causes COVID-19 at the same time and have symptoms of both influenza and COVID-19. | September 24th Press Release Read more

Monday, September 20 Update: Yavapai County reports 182 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths since Friday.

Yavapai County reports 182 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths since Friday. The county has tested 142,743 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 25,356 positive cases and 617 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 39 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 13, and the VA has 3 COVID-19 patients. September 20th Press Release

Friday, September 17 Update: Yavapai County reports 342 COVID-19 Cases and 8 Deaths since Monday

Yavapai County reports 342 COVID-19 Cases and 8 Deaths since Monday. The county has tested 142,000 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 25,174 positive cases and 615 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 40 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 16, and the VA has 3 COVID-19 patients. 

Monday, 9/13 Update: Yavapai County reports 229 COVID-19 Cases and 5 Deaths since Friday.

Yavapai County reports 229 COVID-19 Cases and 5 Deaths since Friday. The county has tested 140,905 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 24,832 positive cases and 607 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 47 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 25, and the VA has 2 COVID-19 patients. | September 13 Press Release

Friday, September 10th Update: Yavapai County reports 284 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Tuesday, September 7th

Yavapai County reports 284 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Tuesday, September 7th. The county has tested 140,110 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 24,603 positive cases and 602 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 51 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 16, and the VA has 6 COVID-19 patients. | September 10 Press Release

Tuesday, September 7 Update: Yavapai County reports 277 COVID-19 cases and 8 Deaths since Friday, September 3rd

The Mu variant was first discovered in Colombia in January, and has since spread to 40 countries and is now found in 49 states in the U.S.  The World Health Organization says it is mutated in a way that shows potential properties of immune escape, meaning it may have the ability to evade immunity from a previous COVID infection or vaccination. A “variant of interest” is not a “variant of concern”, which is a variant that has been proven to acquire one of those characteristics, making it more dangerous and so more consequential. Mu is being monitored closely to see if it should be re-designated as a variant of concern. Yavapai County reports 277 COVID-19 cases and 8 Deaths since Friday, September 3rdThe county has tested 139,307 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 24,319 positive cases and 596 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 48 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 15, and the VA has 4 COVID-19 patients. | September 7 Press Release


Friday, 9/3 Update: Yavapai County reports 453 COVID-19 Cases and 9 Deaths since Monday

September is Suicide Prevention Month - an opportunity to raise awareness about prevention and stigma, share resources, and provide support to those whose lives have been forever impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide. Yavapai County reports 453 COVID-19 cases and 9 Deaths since Monday. The county has tested 138,319 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 24,042 positive cases and 588 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.   Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 42 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 15, and the VA has 3 COVID-19 patients. | September 3 Press Release


Mosquito Season is Here

With the first West Nile human Case in 2021 reported in Pinal County, Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) would like to remind everyone to protect themselves from mosquitos which will be more prevalent with monsoon season.

Monica Kriner, Environmental Health Unit Manager reports, “We have had lots of complaints about mosquitos this season, and what mosquitos the department has trapped are primarily floodwater mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are in abundance because of the increased rain we have had in the area.  These mosquitos don’t carry West Nile virus rather just a nuisance mosquito.  As far as West Nile virus testing there have been no positive tests this season in Yavapai County.”

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Monday, August 30 Update: Yavapai County reports 247 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths since Friday

The U.S. government has bought doses of Regeneron’s monoclonal antibodies, which are free to patients who qualify. But depending on your insurance coverage, you may be charged for the cost of giving the treatment. Yavapai County reports 247 COVID-19 cases and 2 Deaths since Friday. The county has tested 137,130 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 23,589 positive cases and 579 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.   Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 43 COVID-19 patients, VVMC reports 20, and the VA has 3 COVID-19 patients. | August 30 Press Release


Friday, August 27th Update: Yavapai County reports 458 COVID-19 cases and 13 Deaths since Monday

The county has tested 136,132 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 23,342 positive cases and 577 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The county remains in high transmission with 281 cases per 100,000, and a 13.6% positivity rate.  According to the CDC COVID Data Tracker 41.2% of Yavapai residents over 12 years of age are fully vaccinated, 43.1% over 18, and 60.1% over age 65. | August 27 Press Release


FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir'-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. | August 23 Press Release

Friday, August 20 Update: Yavapai County reports 374 COVID-19 Cases and 5 Deaths since Monday

Yavapai County reports 374 COVID-19 cases (93 per day) and 5 Deaths since Monday. The county has tested 133,811 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 22,630 positive cases and 561 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. | August 20 Press Release


Monday, August 16 Update: Yavapai County reports 228 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death since Friday

Yavapai County reports 228 COVID-19 cases and 1 Death since Friday. The county has tested 132,549 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 22,256 positive cases and 556 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. | August 16 Press Release


Friday, August 13th Update: Yavapai County reports 318 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths since Tuesday.

The county has tested 131,707 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 21,609 positive cases and 555 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. YCCHS is aware the FDA has authorized a third dose for certain immunocompromised populations; however, we cannot provide a third dose until the CDC updates recommendations after the vote today. | August 13 Press Release


August 9th Update: Yavapai County reports 177 COVID-19 cases since Friday.

The county has tested 130,777 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 21,609 positive cases and 548 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.  The county is experiencing a high transmission rate, and as of today 40.2% of Yavapai County residents over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.  Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 34 COVID-19 patients (29 in Prescott/5 in Prescott Valley), VVMC reports 13, and the VA has 2 COVID-19 patients. | August 9th Press Release


August 6th Update: Yavapai County reports 382 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Monday

These deaths are attributed to ADHS review of death certificates. The county has tested 130,070 residents for COVID-19 and there have been 21,432 positive cases and 548 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.  The county is experiencing a high transmission rate, with 14.1% positivity and over 200 cases per 100k in population. As of today, 40.1% of Yavapai County residents over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.  Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 40 COVID-19 patients (28 in Prescott/12 in Prescott Valley), VVMC reports 10, and the VA has 1 COVID-19 patient. | August 6th Press Release


August 2 Update: Yavapai County reports 159 COVID-19 Cases over the Weekend. Town Hall this Morning at 11:30

The county has tested 129,105 for COVID-19 and there have been 21,050 positive cases and 542 deaths.

August 2nd Press Release


YCCHS to Host COVID-19 Town Hall via Facebook Live on Monday 8/2

The county has tested 1,347 residents for COVID-19 since last Friday with 441 positive cases primarily in the 25-64 age groups..

July 30th Press Release


Monday 7/26 Update: Yavapai County reports 174 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death over the Weekend

The county has tested 127,732 residents for COVID-19 with 20,626 positive cases and 537 deaths.

July 26th Press Release


Baby Carrot Recall

Grimmway Farms has voluntarily issued a recall of certain carrot products because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

In addition to the retail-packed products listed in the table at the end of this press release, the company recalled certain shredded carrots and chopped (chunk) carrots that were sold to food manufacturers and food service distributors. All affected food manufacturers, food service distributors, and retail customers have been notified with much of the product having been recaptured before being available for consumption.

To date, no illnesses have been linked to this recall, but Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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Friday, July 23 Update: Yavapai County reports 222 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Monday

The county has tested 127,128 residents for COVID-19 with 20,452 positive cases and 536 deaths.

July 23rd Press Release


Monday, July 19 Update: Yavapai County reports 134 COVID-19 Cases over the Weekend

The county has tested 126,488 residents for COVID-19 with 20,230 positive cases and 533 deaths.

July 19th Press Release


Friday, July 16 Update: Yavapai County 289 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths since Monday

The county has tested 125,956 residents for COVID-19 with 20,096 positive cases and 533 deaths.

July 16th Press Release


Yavapai County Urges Residents to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

With 138 COVID-19 Cases reported in Yavapai County since Friday, July 9th, the County leadership is very concerned for the welfare of its citizens.  Community mitigation measures have been relaxed, but the virus is still prevalent in our communities. | Press Release

Monday, July 12 Update: Yavapai County reports 23 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths over the Weekend

The county has tested 124,994 residents for COVID-19 with 19,807 positive cases and 531 deaths.

July 12th Press Release


Friday, July 9 Update: Yavapai County Experiences the 4th of July Bump in COVID-19 Cases

The county has tested 124,650 residents for COVID-19 with 19,719 positive cases and 529 deaths.

July 9th Press Release


Tuesday, July 6 Update: Yavapai County reports 60 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death since Friday

The county has tested 124,178 residents for COVID-19 with 19,690 positive cases and 530 deaths.

July 6th Press Release


Friday, July 2 Update: Yavapai County reports 51 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Monday.

The county has tested 123,694 residents for COVID-19 with 19,630 positive cases and 529 deaths.

July 2nd Press Release


Yavapai County reports 56 COVID-19 Cases and 6 Deaths since Monday.

The county has tested 122,768 residents for COVID-19 with 19,549 positive cases and 527 deaths.

The Concern behind the Push for Vaccination against COVID-19

With the new Delta COVID-19 variant expected to be dominant in the US in the next few weeks, anyone who has had only one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or who have chosen not to be vaccinated – particularly young adults could be at risk.  "Covid-19 vaccines are available for everyone ages 12 and up," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday at a White House briefing. "They are nearly 100% effective against severe disease and death - meaning nearly every death due to Covid-19 is particularly tragic, because nearly every death, especially among adults, due to Covid-19 is at this point entirely preventable."

The Delta variant rates have doubled in the U.S. cases in the past two weeks, and while the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work against it, they don’t hold up nearly as well if people only got one of the two doses required.  A new study found that having just one of the two doses only gives you 33% protection against the Delta variant. The two shots give you 88% protection.

June 25th Press Release


Yavapai County reports 30 COVID-19 Cases and 1 less Death since Friday.

The county has tested 123,157 residents for COVID-19 with 19,579 positive cases and 526 deaths.

June 28th Press Release


Wildfire Smoke from Northern AZ Fires Impacts Yavapai County

Today, AZ Department of EQ is forecasting smoke to disperse toward the southwest, with light to moderate smoke impacts possible in Paulden, Chino Valley, and Prescott. There is a chance for brief heavy impacts in these areas, especially if cloud cover moves over, allowing smoke to drop closer to the ground. Overnight, smoke is forecast to drain into the Verde Valley once again, as well as continue moving toward the west-southwest. 

Early mornings are usually the worst time for wildfire smoke. As temperatures warm during the day, there are stronger winds which disperses smoke. As temperatures cool at night, winds generally calm down and smoke settles to the ground, flowing from higher elevations to lower elevations, much like water. However, smoke can deviate from this typical pattern depending on weather conditions. | Wildfire Smoke Alert


Wildfire Smoke Forecast from ADEQ

ADEQ provides wildfire smoke forecasts when Arizona wildfires have the potential for extended air quality impacts as determined in coordination with Federal/State Land Managers.  When activated, online smoke forecasts will be available 24/7 and updated daily each morning to provide information about expected smoke impacts for the next 48-hours. ADEQ will provide smoke forecasts until data show significantly reduced risk of health impacts.

ADEQ has activated two Wildfire Smoke Forecasts which may impact air quality in Yavapai County:

Early mornings are usually the worst time for wildfire smoke. As temperatures warm during the day, there are stronger winds which disperses smoke. As temperatures cool at night, winds generally calm down and smoke settles to the ground, flowing from higher elevations to lower elevations, much like a water. However, smoke can deviate from this typical pattern depending on weather conditions.

If you can see less than 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children, adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma, or other respiratory illness; they should minimize outdoor activity. These people should reschedule outdoor recreational activities to a day with better air quality. It is okay for adults in good health to be out and about, but they should periodically check visibility and reduce strenuous outside activities, especially when fires are nearby. | Wildfire Smoke Forecast


Yavapai County reports 22 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death since Friday.

The county has tested 122,264 residents for COVID-19 with 19,493 positive cases and 521 deaths.

June 21st Press Release


June 4th Update: Yavapai County reports 35 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Tuesday.

Apache 11,412 Coconino 17,866 Cochise 12,090 Graham 5,632 Greenlee 577
Gila 6,946 La Paz 2,480 Maricopa 551,710 Mohave 23,137 Navajo 16,457
Pima 117,001 Pinal 53,090 Santa Cruz 8,052 Yavapai 19,342 Yuma 37,250

The county has tested 119,612 residents for COVID-19 with 19,342 positive cases and 507 deaths.

June 4th Press Release


June 1st Update: Yavapai County reports 36 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Less Death since Friday.

Apache 11,409 Coconino 17,864 Cochise 12,084 Graham 5,625 Greenlee 574
Gila 6,937 La Paz 2,480 Maricopa 550,602 Mohave 23,077 Navajo 16,444
Pima 116,910 Pinal 52,877 Santa Cruz 8,039 Yavapai 19,307 Yuma 37,244

The county has tested 119,163 residents for COVID-19 with 19,307 positive cases and 509 deaths.

June 1st Press Release


May 28 Update: Yavapai County reports 62 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths since Monday.

Apache 11,403 Coconino 17,857 Cochise 12,069 Graham 5,616 Greenlee 574
Gila 6,933 La Paz 2,478 Maricopa 549,729 Mohave 23,052 Navajo 16,434
Pima 116,485 Pinal 52,752 Santa Cruz 8,035 Yavapai 19,271 Yuma 37,226

The county has tested 118,551 residents for COVID-19 with 19,271 positive cases and 509 deaths.

May 28th Press Release


May 24th Update: Yavapai County reports 37 COVID-19 Cases since Friday.

Apache 11,397 Coconino 17,872 Cochise 12,053 Graham 5,612 Greenlee 574
Gila 6,924 La Paz 2,473 Maricopa 547,645 Mohave 22,963 Navajo 16,390
Pima 116,320 Pinal 52,568 Santa Cruz 8,029 Yavapai 19,162 Yuma 37,206

The county has tested 117,800 residents for COVID-19 with 19,162 positive cases and 507 deaths.

May 24th Press Release


May 21st Update: Yavapai County reports 93 COVID-19 Cases and 3 Deaths since Monday.

Apache 11,379 Coconino 17,870 Cochise 12,045 Graham 5,613 Greenlee 574
Gila 6,922 La Paz 2,470 Maricopa 543,928 Mohave 22,927 Navajo 16,371
Pima 116,231 Pinal 52,143 Santa Cruz 7,989 Yavapai 19,125 Yuma 37,191

The county has tested 117,307 residents for COVID-19 with 19,125 positive cases and 507 deaths.

May 21st Press Release


May 17th Update: Yavapai County reports 37 COVID-19 Cases since Friday.

Apache 11,392 Coconino 17,882 Cochise 12,009 Graham 5,611 Greenlee 574
Gila 6,903 La Paz 2,468 Maricopa 545,051 Mohave 22,874 Navajo 16,338
Pima 116,007 Pinal 52,143 Santa Cruz 7,989 Yavapai 19,032 Yuma 37,173

The county has tested 116,609 residents for COVID-19 with 19,032 positive cases and 504 deaths.

May 17th Press Release


May 14th Update: Yavapai County reports 82 COVID-19 Cases since Monday.

Apache 11,384 Coconino 17,875 Cochise 11,990 Graham 5,607 Greenlee 573
Gila 6,897 La Paz 2,464 Maricopa 543,928 Mohave 22,854 Navajo 16,332
Pima 115,906 Pinal 52,087 Santa Cruz 7,980 Yavapai 18,995 Yuma 37,162

The county has tested 116,068 residents for COVID-19 with 18,995 positive cases and 504 deaths.

May 14th Press Release


May 10th Update: Yavapai County reports 62 COVID-19 Cases since Friday.

Apache 11,358 Coconino 17,851 Cochise 11,970 Graham 5,568 Greenlee 573
Gila 6,922 La Paz 2,460 Maricopa 542,072 Mohave 22,810 Navajo 16,297
Pima 115,805 Pinal 51,815 Santa Cruz 7,932 Yavapai 18,913 Yuma 37,148

The county has tested 115,307 residents for COVID-19 with 18,913 positive cases and 504 deaths.

May 10th Press Release


May 7th Update: Yavapai County reports 120 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths since Monday.

Apache 11,344 Coconino 17,812 Cochise 11,958 Graham 5,561 Greenlee 573
Gila 6,923 La Paz 2,460 Maricopa 540,547 Mohave 22,779 Navajo 16,256
Pima 115,607 Pinal 51,736 Santa Cruz 7,922 Yavapai 18,851 Yuma 37,127

The county has tested 114,797 residents for COVID-19 with 18,851 positive cases and 504 deaths.

May 7th Press Release


May 3rd Update: Yavapai County reports 17 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death since Friday.

Apache 11,336 Coconino 17,752 Cochise 11,926 Graham 5,552 Greenlee 571
Gila 6,903 La Paz 2,460 Maricopa 538,633 Mohave 22,709 Navajo 16,218
Pima 115,361 Pinal 51,398 Santa Cruz 7,920 Yavapai 18,731 Yuma 37,101

The county has tested 113,952 residents for COVID-19 with 18,731 positive cases and 502 deaths.

May 3rd Press Release


April 30th Update: Yavapai County reports 76 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death since Monday.

Apache 11,315 Coconino 17,717 Cochise 11,908 Graham 5,547 Greenlee 571
Gila 6,881 La Paz 2,459 Maricopa 537,105 Mohave 22,659 Navajo 16,193
Pima 115,133 Pinal 51,316 Santa Cruz 7,919 Yavapai 18,714 Yuma 37,082

The county has tested 113,415 residents for COVID-19 with 18,714 positive cases and 501 deaths.

April 30th Press Release


April 26th Update: Yavapai County reports 38 COVID-19 Cases over the Weekend.

Apache 11,298 Coconino 17,655 Cochise 11,889 Graham 5,543 Greenlee 570
Gila 6,869 La Paz 2,454 Maricopa 533,982 Mohave 22,580 Navajo 16,151
Pima 114,892 Pinal 51,019 Santa Cruz 7,912 Yavapai 18,638 Yuma 37,049

The county has tested 112,739 residents for COVID-19 with 18,638 positive cases and 500 deaths.

April 26th Press Release


April 23rd Update: Yavapai County reports 16 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths.

Apache 11,294 Coconino 17,592 Cochise 11,863 Graham 5,540 Greenlee 569
Gila 6,867 La Paz 2,452 Maricopa 533,368 Mohave 22,524 Navajo 16,127
Pima 114,721 Pinal 50,906 Santa Cruz 7,911 Yavapai 18,600 Yuma 37,027

The county has tested 112,192 residents for COVID-19 with 18,600 positive cases and 500 deaths.

April 23rd Press Release


April 19th Update: Yavapai County reports 16 COVID-19 Cases and 2 Deaths.

Apache 11,270 Coconino 17,500 Cochise 11,829 Graham 5,531 Greenlee 568
Gila 6,861 La Paz 2,452 Maricopa 531,673 Mohave 22,426 Navajo 16,058
Pima 114,294 Pinal 50,584 Santa Cruz 7,898 Yavapai 18,542 Yuma 36,987

The county has tested 111,397 residents for COVID-19 with 18,542 positive cases and 496 deaths.

April 19th Press Release


April 16th Update: Yavapai County reports 16 COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death.

Apache 11,265 Coconino 17,452 Cochise 11,787 Graham 5,521 Greenlee 568
Gila 6,859 La Paz 2,449 Maricopa 530,405 Mohave 22,390 Navajo 16,032
Pima 113,998 Pinal 50,507 Santa Cruz 7,891 Yavapai 18,503 Yuma 36,957

The county has tested 110,893 residents for COVID-19 with 18,503 positive cases and 494 deaths.

April 16th Press Release


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Director of CHS

Leslie Horton

Director

Appointed 2017
Yavapai County Community Health Services' logo
1090 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
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Guiding Principles

  • We serve the residents and visitors of Yavapai County by being effective stewards of taxpayer driven resources.
  • We promote and protect healthy communities through prevention and the provision of quality services and programs.
  • We collaborate with partners across the continuum in order to improve quality of life.
  • We align resources to achieve positive outcomes and hold ourselves accountable for achieving results.

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