COVID-19 Updates

by Rachelle Hadland, AAPPD Staff | March 25, 2020

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Updates from the Governor 

Governor Ducey has released information and new executive orders to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona. These include: 

The Governor also announced the following efforts:

The launch of a new statewide COVID-19 Hotline administered by 2-1-1 Arizona and the Crisis Response Network, which will offer an entry point to field questions and concerns from Arizona residents about COVID-19.

Arizona Medicaid Program Receives Authority To Implement Program Changes To Address COVID-19
The Arizona Together Initiative, Linking Arizonans To Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
Public-Private Partnership To Secure Additional Medical Equipment
Governor Ducey Takes Step To Free Up More Physicians To Address COVID-19
Governor Ducey And Superintendent Hoffman Announce Childcare For COVID-19 Frontline Workers

The Arizona Food Marketing Alliance has provided assurances that the food supply chain is currently strong and working to adapt to the changing needs of consumers during the pandemic. The Governor activated the National Guard to assist grocery stores and food banks with re-stocking shelves to keep up with heightened demand. It is important that consumers purchase the products they need, rather than over-purchase, preventing others from being able to meet their needs. 

Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman Announce Two-Week Extension Of School Closures
Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman today announced a two-week extension of school closures through Friday, April 10, 2020. Going forward, Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman will continue to provide updates and guidance about the need for continued school closures beyond that date. 

View Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman’s open letter to Arizona families, educators, school leaders, and education community members HERE.

Taxpayers Have Until April 15 to Donate to Charities, STOs, and Public Schools for 2019 Tax Year

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is reminding state taxpayers wanting to claim tax credits on their 2019 individual income taxes for donations to qualifying charitable organizations, certified school tuition organizations (STOs) and public schools that they have until April 15 to make these donations.
  •  Arizona provides two separate tax credits for individuals who make contributions to charitable organizations: one for donations to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) and the second for donations to Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations (QFCO).
  • Two separate nonrefundable tax credits are available to individuals for contributions made to a Certified School Tuition Organization, which provides scholarships for students enrolled in Arizona private schools.
  • An individual may claim a nonrefundable tax credit for making contributions or paying fees directly to a public school in Arizona for support of eligible activities, programs or purposes as defined by statute.
For more information on charitable tax credits in the state and what forms to use, visit

General Resources

Resources for Business and Employees

Resources for People with Disabilities
Resources for Providers and First Responders

Resources for Special Education

Resources for Children and Families

Resources for Food and Errand Assistance



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