Resource requests can be made through the resource request formon the MCDPH website. This does not guarantee this request will be filled
In order to maintain the healthcare workforce, MCDPH recommended fever and symptom screening of all healthcare workers and EMS, allowing them to return to work regardless of COVID-19 exposure, as long as they remain symptom free.
Commercial laboratory testing through LabCorp became available the week of March 2 and Sonora Quest on March 11. Lab testing guidance is available on the Maricopa.gov/coronavirus website. Healthcare Providers DO NOT need Public Health approval to order commercial testing. As more commercial testing becomes available, case counts will continue to rise rapidly.
Although commercial labs are now available to test, Maricopa County is experiencing a shortage of swabs and media limiting some healthcare providers from testing in the outpatient setting.
Providers DO need to call for approval to have suspected COVID-19 patients tested at theArizona State Public Health Lab who meet the Persons Under Investigation criteria. Providers DO NOT need to call for approval to have suspected COVID-19 patients tested ata commercial lab.
Maricopa County healthcare providers are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The state of Arizona will receive a limited supply of PPE from the Strategic National Stockpile next week. We know this will not fill the demand.