Covid-19 Update: Adults Eligible To Receive Up To Three Free N95 Masks

4 YCCHS testing sites to be closed for Presidents Day

Originally Published: February 19, 2022 5:20 p.m.

Through a federally funded program, each adult in the US is eligible for up to three free N95 masks.

Unlike the free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests, you cannot order free N95 masks online. The program officially started at the end of January, but many locations are still awaiting shipments. Please call your local pharmacies to inquire on availability. Yavapai County Community Health Services will post more information online when the Community Health Center of Yavapai (CHCY) receives its shipments.

Yavapai County reports 345 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths since Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, including 52 new cases and eight deaths reported Saturday, Feb. 19.

The county has tested 133,483 residents for COVID-19 in the past six months, and there have been 47,192 positive cases and 1,134 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center reported 48 COVID patients as of Friday, Feb. 18, VVMC reported 18 patients and the VA reported six patients.

The county is still experiencing high transmission of COVID-19 with an 18.6% positivity rate and 259 cases per 100,000 residents for the week ended Feb. 6, 2022. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or what seems to be a bad cold, should get tested for COVID-19 and/or flu.

The ADHS COVID-19 Hotline, at 844-542-8201 (select option No. 8) offers help in English and Spanish from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except for major holidays.

The YRMC Community COVID Vaccine Walk-In Center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Frontier Village Center, Suite 49, 1781 E Highway 69 in Prescott.

The center offers COVID Moderna primary series and booster vaccines to adults 18-plus; there is no appointment necessary.

Visit yrmcvax.org or call 928-708-4556 for more information.

The YCCHS free COVID-19 testing centers in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood and Verde Valley will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of Presidents Day.

Only those who are symptomatic or have been recently exposed to COVID-19 should come to be tested, and anyone at the testing sites should wear a mask. Check the YCCHS Facebook page for cancellations due to extreme weather: www.facebook.com/YCCHS.

Drive-through testing is available at the Pioneer Park Front Parking Lot, 1200 Commerce Drive, Prescott, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Currently only PCR tests are available, but rapid tests are coming soon.

Drive-through testing is available 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Unified School District office, 6411 N. Robert Road, Monday through Friday, Prescott Valley. Currently only PCR tests are available, but rapid tests are coming soon.

Testing in Cottonwood is available 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 300 South Willard St. Currently only the PCR test is available, but rapid tests are coming soon.

Testing in Camp Verde is available 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1298 W Finnie Flat Road. Currently only PCR tests are available, but rapid tests are coming shortly.

—The Daily Courier

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