According to Phoenix.com, the governor’s office announced Thursday afternoon that Governor Doug Ducey has revoked three of his executive orders related to elective surgery in hospitals and safety procedures related to COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. .
In April 2020, Governor Dusey issued an executive order allowing hospitals, dental clinics, and other medical service providers to resume certain elective procedures as long as they are approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services and can maintain COVID-19 safety procedures That̵
The order requiring ADHS approval has been cancelled.
Governor Ducey also cancelled another executive order that began in April, which required long-term care agencies to comply with CDC guidelines related to the pandemic, such as symptom checks and wearing personal protective equipment, as well as personal interpersonal electronic communications. Communication access is restricted.
Each institution or company still has to decide whether and when to allow face-to-face visits at their location.
In the past few weeks, the Dusi government has also lifted restrictions on restaurants and businesses, and required masks and social distancing on the grounds that COVID-19 vaccination has increased and COVID-19 positive cases have decreased.
Governor Dusi said in a statement: “Nearly 3.5 million doses of vaccine have been used in Arizona. We are working hard to withstand the pandemic and return to normal.” “At the beginning of the pandemic, we took the necessary measures to Protect the disadvantaged and all Arizonans. Now that vaccines have become widespread, we understand the virus much better than before. I thank the hospitals, medical professionals and long-term care institutions that prioritize the safety of the people of Arizona. I look forward to it. Reduce measures that are no longer needed.”
Ducey’s order on Thursday gave the hospital the flexibility to perform elective surgery.
He said the state can now also help long-term care residents with more visits and off-site visits without the need for quarantine upon return.
Arizona reported on Thursday that the number of people receiving at least one dose of the vaccine exceeded 30% of the state’s population.
Near Arizona, the number of COVID-19 cases is decreasing.
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