Sinema is holding regular calls on coronavirus with Arizona mayors and county leaders, non-profit leaders, small business owners, and first responders
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today hosted her weekly call with over 220 Arizona mayors and county leaders about their coronavirus-related concerns and how to access coronavirus-relief assistance.
“During this public health crisis, Arizonans must work together, slow the spread, and save lives. Hearing directly from local leaders allows me to ensure our Arizona cities and towns have the health resources, food assistance, and small business support needed to fight coronavirus,” said Sinema.
Today, over 220 Arizona mayors and county leaders joined Sinema on their weekly call to discuss specific coronavirus-related concerns and hear how to access coronavirus relief resources. Sinema is also holding regular calls with Arizona non-profit leaders, small business owners, and first responders.
As of Wednesday, April 1, Arizona confirmed 1,413 COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths. The exponential growth poses a risk for the public health of all Arizonans. Sinema recently led the Arizona delegation’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration, which allows Arizona to receive the needed response resources to reduce the risk of overwhelming the state’s hospitals and health care industry.
Last week, Sinema urged the White House to expedite coronavirus vaccines and treatments, as well as increase access to medical supplies, to save Arizona lives.
Sinema also helped secure a number of priorities in the sweeping coronavirus-response CARES Act law, including a $150 billion relief fund for state, local, and Tribal governments, $55 billion more in investments in hospitals and health care workers, and an increase in unemployment benefits.
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