COVID-19 Resources

A Message from Congressman Schweikert

I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time. I encourage everyone to keep themselves protected from COVID-19 by following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and practicing social distancing measures. I also recommend you follow my social media channels @RepDavid on Twitter and @RepDavidSchweikert on Facebook for additional updates. 
 
If you are in need of food assistance, clothing, or other resources we recommend checking Arizona's 211 resources and updates page. The Arizona Department of Health Services has been working to ensure you can have access to a face mask, which you can request by using the order form here. If you are a senior in need of help with grocery delivery, home care, or health monitoring, use this guide for Apps to utilize for finding help. 

Below is the latest notice for our offices:

Our Scottsdale and Washington, D.C. Offices are available to assist constituents through phone calls and email. 

We encourage constituents to submit casework requests online or leave a voicemail for our office at (480) 946-2411 with your name and telephone number so we can get back to you. 

Decision Tools from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC):

Helpful Resources for Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance

Helpful Resources for Arizona Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Helpful Resources from on Economic Impact Payments

How to Help - Companies With Medical Supples, Equipment, and Services

  • Vendors and suppliers may register with the Arizona Procurement Portal should they wish to offer proposals of goods or services directly to the State of Arizona.

  • The State of Arizona is asking those who share offers of key resources directly related to the COVID-19 response to do so through a questionnaire process. If you would like to submit your offer, please fill out the COVID-19 Response Offer Form
  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please email specifics to covidsupplies@fema.dhs.gov
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide details on what you are offering
  • If you are a private company that wants to provide a product related to COVID-19 response, email nbeoc@max.gov
  • If you are a hospital or other company in need of medical supplies, contact your state Department of Public Health and/or Emergency Management. 

Helpful Resources from Our Public Health Officials

Helpful Resources from the Social Security Administration

Helpful Resources from the State Department Regarding Travel

  • The Department of State recommends that Americans traveling overseas register with their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov . By doing so, they can directly receive the latest alerts from the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest their location about the current COVID-19 situation there. 
  • Constituents with a COVID-19 virus-related emergency overseas can contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate or call the Department of State’s 24/7 assistance call center at 1-888-407-4747 (within the U.S. or Canada) or 1-202-501-4444 (from overseas). They should also consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and please see the CDC’s latest recommendations on what we can all do to reduce our risk of contracting COVID-19.

CDC Guidance on How to Protect Yourself

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Wear a face covering when leaving your home. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay up to date on vaccinations, including the influenza vaccine.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain at least six feet of distance from anyone exhibiting obvious symptoms.
  • Stay home when you are sick. 

Face Masks 

Preparedness 

Testing

Travel

What is Congress doing?

Congress has passed critical legislation to provide federal funding to combat the virus.  I voted in favor of all three emergency response packages. The first spending package will support our state and local health officials, provide essential research and development for a vaccine, and  financial assistance for our local businesses. We are also in constant communication with the FDA and private sector to expedite the availability of testing.  Arizona will receive close to $12 million in funding for COVID-19 testing and treatment. 

Included in the spending package is a provision from my bill with Congressman Mike Thompson in the CONNECT for Health Act to provide the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the authority to ensure health care services are available through telehealth during a disaster or emergency.

The second spending package passed by the House helped to fund free testing for COVID-19, refundable tax credits for small businesses to help them pay for the wages for employees infected with COVID-19, food security, and support paid leave policies for those infected. There are still ongoing conversations for additional economic stimulus packages in Congress.

The third spending deal reached will protect Arizona’s workers, businesses, and economy. The stimulus package will provide immediate assistance to individuals out of work, resources for small businesses who had to close their door to help protect the health of our community, increased funding for our health care workers on the front lines, and provisions to help stimulate our economy.

FAQ's on Coronavirus Legislation

Coronavirus Roundtable with Arizona Health Officials

hosted local health officials for a Coronavirus roundtable in March. The group shared plans for how Arizona is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from every angle and the information services being provided to the Arizona community to stay healthy. State and County websites are being updated daily with information to help Arizonans remain healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

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