TUCSON, Ariz. - The city of Tucson has placed hand washing stations around their downtown area to encourage more of their residents to stay clean and sanitary as coronavirus cases develop across the state.
As of Sunday, there are 17 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pima County, according to the Arizona Department of Health.
The University of Arizona has switched to online classes and has cancelled graduation as a result of the pandemic.
AZDHS changed their assessment of community spread from low to moderate on Saturday.
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In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
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 wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.