Returning Travelers

We are contacting people who recently traveled to countries that are classified by CDC as level 3 travel health notice due to COVID-19. 

Guidance for Social Distancing

Due to your potential exposure to COVID-19 infection, as much as possible

  • Stay at home, except to get essential medical care, as much as possible. Do not go to work or school and avoid public areas (e.g., shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums, etc.) and public transportation, including rideshare and taxis.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor and reschedule all non-essential medical appointments.
  • Separate yourself from others in the home.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid sharing household items like dishes, cups, eating utensils, and bedding.
  • Postpone long-distance travel as you may be unable to return if you become symptomatic.
  • Monitor your symptoms for 14 days after you were exposed. Watch for: fever (> 100.4°F; take your temperature twice a day), coughing, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea and/or vomiting

If you develop fever or any of the symptoms listed above AT ANY TIME:

  1. Call your healthcare provider right away.
  2. Before going to your medical appointment, be sure to tell your healthcare provider about your travel or your close contact with someone who is confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, COVID-19 infection. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected.
    • Ask your healthcare provider to call the Maricopa County Department of Public Health:
      • Monday–Friday 8AM–5PM — call (602) 506-6767 and ask for a Surveillance Nurse, or
      • After 5PM and on weekends — call (602) 747-7111 and ask for the Provider On-Call.

Thank you for cooperating with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) in our tracking and monitoring of individuals who have had possible exposure to 2019-nCoV.

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Resources:

  • Please visit Maricopa.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date and accurate information about COVID-19 in Maricopa County.
  • Please visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information nationally.