To Manage Spread of Coronavirus, Sinema and Cruz Urge Government to Implement Webform for Travelers

Mar 12, 2020

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Senator Ted Cruz (TX) wrote to Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force urging them to implement a single online webform that would allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to directly collect complete, accurate, and timely data to trace infected or exposed travelers. 
“As the situation continues to evolve and individuals enter and travel throughout the country, we must collect information in a reliable manner so that we may accurately and clearly communicate with the public,” the Senators wrote.
Sinema and Senator Cruz’s letter follows a letter Sinema sent Vice President Pence last week about the need for the federal government to implement a single online webform to collect information directly from travelers for more complete, accurate, and timely data. 
In their letter, the Senators stressed the critical need for collaboration between the government and private industry partners in the launch of the website. During a Senate hearing last week, Sinema called for immediate, bipartisan and bicameral action to protect Arizonans from COVID-19.
Sinema recently introduced bipartisan coronavirus legislation with Republican Senator Deb Fischer (NE) to ensure critical respirators used to protect patients and keep health workers safe have liability coverage and are available for use by Arizona communities.
Sinema has also added a resources page to her website,, for Arizonans looking for the latest information on coronavirus.
Read the full text of Sinema’s letter HERE.