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Covid-19: Rising as a Community this July 4 Holiday

This 4th of July we are challenging Arizona residents to rise as a community to slow the spread of Covid-19.

In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Arizona, healthcare facilities across the state stand ready to care for our communities.  Over the last two weeks COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased at an alarming rate, with inpatient and laboratory resources becoming increasingly stretched. If this trend continues, capacity in our hospitals will become overwhelmed. On behalf of Arizona’s team of healthcare heroes, who continue to care for our communities through this pandemic, we are asking for your help to slow the spread. 

Now more than ever, we need our community’s continued support. We are urging our fellow neighbors to stay home when possible. This is the most effective way to slow the spread of this dangerous virus. However, we fully understand that staying home is not possible for everyone. We also want to continue to support our local businesses as they work hard to survive during this difficult time.

We continue to see a significant number of younger adults contracting COVID-19. It is true that in many cases younger adults experience milder symptoms and often recover faster. However, we have also seen a significant increase in the number of people who become critically ill and require hospitalization.

This virus is not easy for anyone. It’s hard for the hundreds of healthcare professionals who leave their own families at home to care for the sick / hospitalized. It’s hard for the local business owners who struggle to keep customers and still pay the bills, and it’s hard for parents of young children and their teachers who continue to explore new ways to learn safely.  While, not easy, we can each make a difference in a positive way by helping reduce the spread of COVID-19.

As we approach the holiday weekend, please make plans to celebrate safely. Avoid large gatherings and when you must go out in public maintain social distance of at least six feet, wash hands regularly and wear a face covering. 

At times it may feel like this virus has taken over, yet we have a powerful choice in how we respond. If we work together, as the great community we are, we will overcome this. We are stronger together. 


Yuma Regional Medical Center & State and Local Elected Leaders

Dr. Robert J. Trenschel
YRMC President and CEO

Tim Dunn
State Representative 


Charlene Fernandez
State Representative 

Mayor Gerry Anaya
City of Somerton



Lisa Otondo
State Senate

Joanne Osborne
State Representative  


Mayor Gerardo Sanchez
City of San Luis 

Dr. Gerae Peten
State Representative 


Mayor Doug Nicholls
City of Yuma


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