Dear Neighbors
Food boxes are being delivered to Beaver Creek School for community pick up from 9:30 to 10:30 AM tomorrow (Thursday) thanks to Yavapai County Staff and coordination by Marlyn Van Keuren, District 2 Executive Assistant. It will be drive through with delivery to your vehicle. Yes, you may pick up for a friend, relative or neighbor. Just be prepared to give a name and number in the household for each box. Please call your neighbors who do not have Internet service and might not get this information. We do encourage neighbors to pick up and take care of the food for those who are at work and cannot make this time. If we should run out of food, we will take your name and get more on Friday.
The Beaver Creek Public Library (located next to BC School) is now open for curbside service from 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and form 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday. There will not be Saturday service for a while. Please call in or email your requests and arrange a pickup time. 928-567-4034. Registration for the Summer Reading Program for families ends on Friday. Detailed information is below. Please call 928-567-4034 for a registration form. There is a mailbox by the library door to receive registration forms.
The Yavapai County Community Health Service Update is below. Sadly, as of last weekend, Beaver Creek is no longer zero for confirmed COVID-19 cases. Free testing is again available at the Spectrum on Mingus. Last Saturday, one of our residents entered at 11:40 and exited after having been swabbed at 11:48 AM. There is also information regarding a rare but concerning threat to small children and a review of the drug Remdesivir.
Here is a link to the new Pandemic Unemployed Assistance for the self-employed, independent contractors and gig works. This just became available yesterday. https://pua.azdes.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
Enjoying the cooler weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
May 12 
th Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County reports 221 COVID-19 Cases, Additional Recoveries
Apache
744
Coconino
720
Cochise
43
Graham
20
Greenlee
2
Gila
19
La Paz
22
Maricopa
6,219
Mohave
207
Navajo
1,017
Pima
1,623
Pinal
636
Santa Cruz
51
Yavapai
221
Yuma
207
159,092 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with 11,736 positive cases and 562 deaths. Yavapai County has tested 5,320 residents (4,083 PCR tests, 1,237 antibody tests), 221 positives, 20 recovered, and deaths.  The YCCHS staff continue to critically assess test data. VVMC reports no hospitalizations from COVID-19, with 10 persons under investigation (PUI).  YRMC reports hospitalizations with COVID-19, PUIs on West Campus, on the East Campus.  The VA has no COVID-19 hospitalizations or PUIs.
New Developments in COVID-19:
Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome – Rare, but Concerning
The coronavirus has largely spared children. Most confirmed to be infected have had only mild symptoms, but pediatricians across the world have recently started to alert epidemiologists to cases of a new disease preliminarily named Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, which is likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parents need to be aware of this syndrome; however, they do not need to panic.
Symptoms can include fever, rash, reddish eyes, swollen lymph nodes and sharp abdominal pain. They do not usually include two common hallmarks of Covid-19: cough and shortness of breath.  The syndrome can bear some resemblance to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease, but as doctors learn more, they are emphasizing that the two conditions are not the same.
What is Remdesivir?  Remdesivir doesn’t cure coronavirus.  The experimental drug, which may speed up recovery from a COVID-19 infection, may be the best treatment we have against a virus that’s on a global rampage.  Late last week, the FDA authorized emergency use (AEU) of the antiviral drug, however no drugs are currently FDA-approved for treating COVID-19, and Remdesivir will still need formal approval. The move for AEU came on the heels of preliminary results from a clinical trial that found patients treated with Remdesivir had a 31 percent faster recovery than those who received a placebo. Average recovery was shortened to 11 days from 15 days, and the drug also slightly decreased the likelihood of dying from COVID-19.
Supply of Remdesivir is limited, and its currently reserved for the sickest COVID-19 patients – those with blood oxygen levels at or below 94 percent and who require supplemental oxygen.  The White House and FEMA have stepped in to help coordinate distribution.
·      For Yavapai County data and COVID-19 Resources for Re-Opening, www.yavapai.us/chs
·      The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103 M-F, 8-5.  Weekends, call 2-1-1.
Terri Farneti
Public Health Coordinator
Yavapai County Community Health Services
(928) 442-5596
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