Addressing Coronavirus, Sinema Introduces Bipartisan Bill Ensuring Arizona Communities Have Access to Life-Saving Respirators

Mar 3, 2020

Sinema also launches web page with resources for Arizonans

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced bipartisan legislation with Republican Senator Deb Fischer (NE) to address coronavirus, ensuring critical respirators used to treat patients and keep health workers safe have liability coverage and are available for use by Arizona communities.
“Equipping Arizona communities with respirators, which are critical to treating patients with coronavirus, will help keep Arizonans healthy and safe,” said Sinema.
Currently, only FDA-approved surgical respirators have liability protections. Respirators used outside of surgery, including the N95 respirator, are not eligible for liability protections, putting manufacturers of respirators and health facilities that distribute these respirators at risk. Ensuring non-surgical respirators that are critical to treating the coronavirus have liability coverage will increase access to respirators, keep health workers safe, and help safeguard the health of all Arizonans.
Sinema has also added a resources page to her website,, for Arizonans looking for the latest information on coronavirus.
Click HERE for Spanish version of release.