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AzHHA Statement on the termination of the COVID-19 public health emergency in Arizona

Reporting and licensing returns to pre-pandemic standards.

For Immediate Release │ March 30, 2022

Media Contact: Holly Ward │602-445-4327 │ [email protected]


PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today declared the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency in Arizona, effectively returning healthcare reporting and hospital licensing back to pre-pandemic standards.

“While we are relieved to see the conclusion of a two-year public health emergency and response effort, we know we aren’t out of the woods yet,” said Ann-Marie Alameddin, President and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. “Overall, COVID-related hospitalizations have returned to manageable levels. However, it’s important to know many hospitals continue to experience elevated patient visits and admissions. For this reason, we cannot let our guard down. It will be critical for the state to keep a watchful eye on hospital data reporting to be able to nimbly react and to adjust our public health response.”

“We have said from the start – hospitals are here to provide care for the patients in their communities 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. I am grateful to our frontline healthcare providers who have tirelessly—and against incredible odds—taken care of patients throughout this pandemic.”

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