Is Your State Doing Enough Coronavirus Testing?


The number of daily coronavirus tests being conducted in the United States is 65 percent of the level considered necessary to mitigate the spread of the virus, as many states struggle to increase testing.

10

states* meet the testing target

7

states are near the target

34

states are far below the target

AlaskaAla.Ark.Ariz.Calif.Colo.Conn.D.C.Del.Fla.Ga.HawaiiIowaIdahoIll.Ind.Kan.Ky.La.Mass.Md.MaineMich.Minn.Mo.Miss.Mont.N.C.N.D.Neb.N.H.N.J.N.M.Nev.N.Y.OhioOkla.Ore.Pa.R.I.S.C.S.D.Tenn.TexasUtahVa.Vt.Wash.Wis.W.Va.Wyo.

*Includes 9 states and Washington, D.C. States within 20 percent of the testing target are considered “near” the target.

An average of 962,000 tests per day were performed over the past week, according to data collected by the Covid Tracking Project, well below the current nationwide target of 1.5 million daily tests. The target, which is based on a methodology developed by researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute, is different for each state and varies over time as infection rates change.

The figures for some states, marked with an asterisk (*) below, indicate one test reported for each individual tested, even if that person is tested more than once. The figures for the other states indicate the total number of specimens tested, including when an individual is tested more than once, which can lead to higher reported test numbers and lower positivity rates. For states that report both individuals and specimens tested, the table below will eventually be updated to indicate specimens tested, as that is the more common metric reported by states.

How each state’s current testing measures up

Average daily testing and hospitalizations in the last two weeks

Daily tests
per 100,000

Daily tests
per 100k

Percentage of
testing target

Percentage
of target

Positive
test rate

Positive
rate

Hospitalized
per 100,000

Hospital
per 100k

United States
U.S.

65Target

65Target

5%
Iowa*
Iowa

14

14

18%
Idaho
Idaho

14

14

23%
Wisconsin*
Wis.

14

14

20%
South Dakota*
S.D.

14

14

23%
Wyoming*
Wyo.

18

18

19%
Nevada*
Nev.

18

18

15%
Kansas*
Kan.

19

19

16%
Indiana*
Ind.

20

20

14%
Nebraska*
Neb.

24

24

13%
Alabama
Ala.

24

24

13%
Florida*
Fla.

30

30

11%
Montana
Mont.

31

31

11%
Mississippi
Miss.

31

31

11%
Oklahoma
Okla.

33

33

8%
North Dakota
N.D.

33

33

8%
Utah*
Utah

35

35

15%
Arizona*
Ariz.

39

39

7%
Delaware*
Del.

40

40

6%
Missouri
Mo.

43

43

7%
Arkansas
Ark.

44

44

7%
North Carolina
N.C.

48

48

6%
Tennessee
Tenn.

49

49

7%
Oregon*
Ore.

51

51

6%
Pennsylvania*
Pa.

51

51

8%
Maryland
Md.

54

54

6%
Georgia
Ga.

55

55

6%
Texas
Texas

56

56

7%
South Carolina
S.C.

58

58

5%
Kentucky
Ky.

58

58

5%
Virginia
Va.

60

60

5%
Minnesota
Minn.

62

62

5%
New Mexico
N.M.

74

74

4%
Alaska
Alaska

74

74

4%
Illinois
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These Arizona bars, gyms and theaters are cleared by state to reopen

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The Arizona Department of Health Services has given the OK for dozens of gyms, bars and theaters to reopen after reviewing their plans to limit the spread of COVID-19 at their businesses. (Photo: David Wallace/The Republic)

The Arizona Department of Health Services has given the OK for dozens of gyms, bars and theaters to reopen after reviewing their plans to limit the spread of COVID-19 at their businesses.

The green light was given to two movie theaters, 31 fitness centers and five bars, though some of the businesses, like EoS Fitness, run multiple locations.

Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey and DHS unveiled complex new guidelines regarding when those businesses can reopen based on the rate coronavirus is spreading in a given county.

Counties are rated in one of three categories for community spread — substantial, moderate and minimal — and the less community spread, the more businesses can be open and the more guests they can welcome.

The plans also include the ability of businesses to apply to reopen with special precautions, and more than 600 companies shut down by the governor’s June 29 order have done so.

More approvals are likely each day as DHS reviews those applications.

“ADHS staff are reviewing them as quickly as possible,” spokesman Steve Elliott said.

Six businesses were denied their applications to reopen but can appeal, he said.

Some businesses ready, some not

The Village Health Clubs have been eager to bring people back in, said President Carol Nalevanko, so the approval from DHS for all four Phoenix-area locations is welcome news.

The company has locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler.

The tennis centers, spas and salons remained open after Ducey’s closure order, and now the fitness centers can reopen and more of the 900 employees can return to work.

The company spend about $120,000 on air-purifying systems at its facilities and will limit capacity to keep guests and workers safe, Nalevanko said.

“We have quite a reduction in our actual membership,” she said. “Some members are afraid to come. Some no longer are able to come.”

She said her company has been trying to communicate with DHS that gyms are safe, citing industry data that shows low COVID-19 infection rates among gym users nationwide.

“It shows you can run health clubs safely,” she said. “Putting us always in with bars is hurtful to our industry. We view our industry as a place to come be healthy and fit. Absent a vaccine, the best way to avoid getting COVID-19 is to strengthen your immune system and be healthy.”

Not only will the fitness centers take guests’ temperatures when they arrive, but if a guest turns out to get COVID-19, the Village can use its member check-in system to notify other members who might have been exposed, she said.

“We can do some contact tracing with employees and members,” she said, adding that the clubs have used that capability for one or two times when a member has reported testing positive for COVID-19.

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Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners

Thanks to the generosity of DentaQuest (contributing $100,000) and Envolve/Arizona Complete Health (contributing $100,000), the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) has put together this registration page allowing licensed Arizona dentists, who register, to receive FREE Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The type and amount of PPE that each registered dentist receives will be determined at the sponsors’ discretion. Beyond DentaQuest, Envolve/Arizona Complete Health, and AzDA, special thanks go to the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX), AHCCCS, and the Arizona Association of Health Plans for helping coordinate this PPE initiative. To successfully register for PPE below, there are a total of three pages, so make sure you see the confirmation page (pg. 3) and receive a confirmation email.

Please be sure to provide the correct information and register by August 31, 2020.

Learn more about the Arizona Dental Association and its other member benefits; like the upcoming Autumn eLearning Series.

Visit their websites to learn more about Envolve, Arizona Complete Health, and DentaQuest.


Recognition of Mary DeLaat Williams, Esq.

Mary DeLaat Williams (pictured to the right of Heather Hardy, RDH, Board President) served the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, as its general counsel, from 1994 – 2019. The Board greatly appreciates her time and energy that she put in to serve the Board and the dental profession. She has been a valuable asset for 25 years and will be missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Licensure by Universal Recognition

On August 27, 2019, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use a current professional or occupational license from another U.S. jurisdiction to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:

  1. Prove residency in Arizona
  2. Be currently licensed for at least one year in another U.S. jurisdiction in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona;
  3. Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed;
  4. Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed;
  5. Complete a criminal background check when required by law;
  6. Take and pass any applicable exam on Arizona state law; and
  7. Pay all applicable fees to the Board.

 

INITIAL APPLICATION – Online Submission (Once all required fields are completed, a “Click to Sign” button will display at the bottom of your screen).


Renewal Fee Waiver

Enacted Session Law Sec. 11 State Board of Dental Examiners; renewal fee waiver; delayed repeal.

A. The State Board of Dental Examiners shall provide a one-time waiver from license renewal fees for dentists, denturists and dental hygienists who are licensed in this state before January 1, 2018.

B. The one-time waiver provided in subsection A of this section is effective for licenses renewing in calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020.

C. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2020.

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EoS Fitness reopens in Arizona with state approval | Arizona News

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — EoS Fitness reopened its doors to members Saturday morning under a reopening agreement with the Arizona Department of Health Services, the company’s CEO Rich Drengberg announced through a letter sent to members via e-mail.

The Arizona Department of Health Services told Arizona’s Family that EoS Fitness submitted a proposal to reopen and it was indeed approved. Another gym, Training for Warriors – Estrella in Goodyear, has been approved to reopen as well. 

The Arizona Department of Health Services released the state’s benchmarks on Monday providing guidance for when some businesses can resume operations. 

At least a dozen EoS Fitness members, wearing masks, were waiting outside the Tempe location located near Warner Road and McClintock Drive about 10 minutes until doors opened. It’s not clear how many were allowed inside with reduced capacity.

James Chavez was one of the first in line. He lives in Buckeye and drove 45 minutes to workout at the Tempe location. He said it was the only one with a slot available and has been eagerly waiting to get back in the gym.

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EoS Fitness reopens in Arizona with apparent approval

“I feel like we can go to the grocery store whenever we want, but we can’t go to the gym. And that’s part of your mental health. It’s part of your physical health. it’s just — Arizona needs that,” he said.

Members are not able to just walk into any EoS location. In order to use any of the 33 Arizona facilities, they must book a workout time slot ahead of time with as much as 24 hours in advance.

The Tempe location is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and goes back to a 24 hour operation Monday.

Drengberg’s letter also states, “Part of the current Reopening Agreement that allows us to reopen immediately is that in-gym capacity will be limited (and enforced) to ensure that social distancing is completely achievable. Based on the current COVID-19 downward trend in Maricopa County, we anticipate being at an increased capacity level within the next few weeks.”

The list of rules on the EoS Fitness website for members include:

  • Members must wear face coverings
  • Members are required to sanitize every piece of equipment before and after use
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing

The online list also includes what the gym agreed to:

  • Limit number of members at one time
  • Staff continuously circulates to discourage close proximity workouts
  • Hospital grade/CDC recommended disinfectant and hand sanitizer available in all areas of club

All members must wear a face covering and the issue is “non-negotiable.” If you don’t want to wear one or have health reasons for not wearing one, EoS advises you wear a face shield. If members are not willing to do that, the rule suggests “now is not a good time to hit the gym.” 

On Monday, Arizona released benchmarks and guidance for reopening gyms, bars and movie theaters. 

According to AZDHS, at close of business on

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Family Medicine Department | Ohio State Medical Center

Recognized for outstanding clinical, educational and research initiatives in family health

The Department of Family Medicine offers patient-centered personalized medical services through The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at locations throughout Columbus and Franklin County. Teams of physicians, residents, nurse care coordinators, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, medical assistants/technicians and mental health experts work together to ensure that our patients receive excellent, personalized healthcare.

Family medicine offers a wide-range of team-based services, including physical examinations, wellness care, pediatric services, care for sports-related injuries, women’s healthcare, acute care and chronic disease management, family and marital counseling, psychological services, minor surgery, care coordination, dietitian nutritional services, pharmacist medication review and much more. In addition, as part of one of the nation’s top-ranked medical centers, the Department of Family Medicine has access to nationally and internationally recognized specialists and support services.

As leaders in patient-centered, team-based care, our family medicine offices are all accepted at the highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. In addition, all of our offices were chosen to participate in Comprehensive Primary Care, which is a national advanced primary care medical home model of care. Our physicians are part of 13,090 (of more than 209,000) clinicians nationwide to obtain this designation.

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Student Health Services – Illinois State

Announcements

Coronavirus

ALL UPDATES regarding the Coronavirus will be on the University website. The University will update this link with information as it becomes available. Thank you. 

Letter from President Dietz (March 2)

Letter to students, faculty and staff (January 29)

Information from the CDC and WHO.

Prevention and Treatment – Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to read the guidance provided by the CDC regarding preventive steps to avoid the spread of respiratory diseases. 

Johns Hopkins coronavirus map

Prescription Pick-up from the ISU Pharmacy:

For students needing to pick-up prescriptions from the ISU Pharmacy, please call 309-438-8709.  Our Pharmacy staff will be able to work with you over the phone and conduct your pharmacy transaction.  Once your transaction is complete and you have arrived at the Student Service Building, please call the Pharmacy again and a member of staff will meet you at the building’s west door (off the parking lot) and bring your prescription to you.  Please have a picture form of ID with you.  Thank you.

Congratulations to Jason Hartzler, Student Insurance Manager

Jason received the Civil Service Distinguished Service Award, presented at Founder’s Day.

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Voted “Among America’s Best” in Healthcare

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine is the largest department in one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and is comprised of 15 specialty divisions.

The department has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in multiple areas. While seven programs at OSUWMC were identified by this report, five of these programs are within internal medicine and are among the best in the country, including cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and endocrine disorders and pulmonary and geriatrics. The department’s gastroenterology and geriatrics programs were also recognized as high performing.

The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is one of 21 institutions recognized for innovation in training the next generation of internists. Our designation as an Educational Innovation Project places us in the top five percent of training programs in internal medicine. The focus of our educational innovation effort includes verifying competency, emphasizing team work in mastering skills, transition of care, linking educational and clinical quality improvement.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Internal Medicine is to improve the lives of people through innovation in research, education and patient care. Our vision is that in working as a team we will shape the future of medicine by creating, disseminating and applying new knowledge to meet the needs of each individual.

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Medicine Rocks

STATE PARK

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Medicine Rocks

STATE PARK

Enjoy photography, hiking and wildlife viewing at Medicine Rocks. As the name implies it was a place of “big medicine” where Indian hunting parties gathered.

ALERTS / CLOSURES

ALERTS / CLOSURES

Campground Closed
All Montana State Park campgrounds are closed until further notice as part of the Governor’s statewide directive to reduce spread of COVID-19.

HOURS & LOCATION

SEASON & HOURS

Hours listed below are normal operating hours and may not apply when there is a special restriction or closure. Check Alerts.

Park

Open year-round. Day use hours: 7 am – 10 pm.

Camping
Open year-round. Campsites are on a first come first serve basis.

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Available year-round

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Ekalaka, MT
Latitude/Longitude: (46.04550 / -104.45839)
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