Arizona’s Medicaid agency is building a 70-bed transitional housing facility for people who are experiencing homelessnesss and are diagnosed with serious mental illness.
N95 masks—which filter out 95% of all airborne particles—offer higher levels of protection against infection than surgical or cloth masks.
Scientists don't know if omicron is more transmissible or dangerous than previous variants. So far, there is no indication it causes more severe disease.
The recommendation is a sharp change from holidays a year ago, when health officials warned against travel and all but the most limited family gatherings.
Arizona is one of 18 states reporting increases in resident infections, with cases increasing nearly 30% from mid-September to mid-October.
While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.
The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.
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