San Luis, Arizona – Mayor Gerardo Sanchez would like to inform residents that since March 15th, 2021 the University of Arizona Covid-19 Early Warning Sewage Testing Project has been detecting a steady increase of the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease, in many of the testing sites throughout Yuma County. It is important for everyone to remember they could be asymptomatic and therefore still transfer and spread the virus.
Mayor Sanchez adamantly encourages residents to please continue practicing Covid-19 precautions, get tested, and get vaccinated to help keep our community safe.
Protect yourself and others by wearing a face mask, staying six (6) feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated areas, and washing hands as well as using hand sanitizer regularly.
There are many places in Yuma County where anyone can get tested. To get tested and for more information visit the Yuma County Covid-19 Testing Opportunities website: https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/health-district/divisions/emergency-preparedness-program/coronavirus-2019-covid-19-yuma-county-updates/covid-testing-opportunities
For up to date information on vaccination clinics and to register for the vaccine visit: https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/health-district/divisions/emergency-preparedness-program/coronavirus-2019-covid-19-yuma-county-updates/adhs-vaccine-portal-register-here
As a reminder sewage testing helps health professionals understand when, if, and how much Covid-19 is present in a certain area’s population and provides an early warning of a potential outbreak. The presence of Covid-19 shows up in sewage days before people begin to show symptoms.
“I am very thankful to the University of Arizona Covid-19 Early Warning Sewage Testing Project, to our City Administration, and to our Public Works Department for being a part of the Yuma County Steering Committee to caution residents early on to help stop the spread and keep our community safe,” stated Mayor Gerardo Sanchez. “Let us not give in to the Covid-19 fatigue,” he concluded.
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