Home and healthy for the holidays
Arizona Chamber and Arizona Medical Assoc. urge Arizonans to stay healthy this holiday season
PHOENIX (December 22, 2020)–The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Arizona Medical Association encourage Arizonans to take steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and stay healthy this 2020 holiday season.
December has brought a renewed hope for Arizona and the country as images and videos flood our newsfeeds of frontline healthcare heroes getting the first COVID-19 vaccines. While this has been an historic moment that deserves the utmost praise for everyone involved in the creation, production, distribution, and administration of those vaccines, we must continue to stay vigilant to slow the spread and support those same healthcare workers who continue to work on the front lines battling the pandemic.
“As one of the first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona, I am tremendously optimistic for our future, but we must remain committed to each other by doing our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus and ensure the healthcare community has the capacity to continue serving patients with the highest level of care,” said Dr. Ross Goldberg, president of the Arizona Medical Association.
As cases across the country continue to rise, the business and healthcare community want to provide the public with resources to mitigate their own risk and prevent transmission to stay healthy for the holidays.
“The vaccine marks a huge first step, but we must continue to stay vigilant. The business community remains committed to slowing the spread,” said Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry. “As you make your holiday plans, know that your actions will help determine whether we slow the transmission of the virus, or whether we continue to put increased stress on the healthcare system.”
Earlier this year the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry partnered with the Arizona Medical Association to launch Be Safe, Be Open AZ!, a campaign to promote the critical safety measures needed to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect the state’s residents, employees, and healthcare heroes on the front lines of fighting the pandemic.
This holiday season, help do your part by:
- Wearing a mask
- Practicing social distancing
- Getting your flu shot
- Reviewing Arizona Department of Health Services and Center for Disease Control holiday guidance to stay healthy during the holidays
“We know this holiday season will look different from years past for families across the country,” Dr. Goldberg said. “The safest way for you to celebrate is at home with the people you live with. By taking the right steps today, we can ensure a brighter, healthier tomorrow.”
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