The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Cochise County. 

Cochise Health & Social Services received confirmation of the case from the Arizona Department of Health Services on March 20. 

“We can confirm that a female adult has tested positive for COVID-19,” said Carrie Langley, the County’s Health Director. “Following domestic travel, she is self-isolating, managing her symptoms at home and is recovering from the illness.” 

All direct and appropriate contacts with this individual will be investigated by the County’s epidemiologist team. 

Governor Doug Ducey yesterday issued an Executive Order that requires restaurants, bars, movie theaters and gyms to close to the public in counties with confirmed cases. These businesses in Cochise County are now required to comply with the Governor’s directive.

Restaurants can provide dine-out options only and will be allowed to deliver alcoholic purchases with food deliveries. 

“We can expect to see more cases in Cochise County and we would like to remind the public to continue to follow the Center for Diseases Control guidelines to wash their hands, don’t touch your face, practice self-isolation, and stay home if you or your family members are sick,” Langley added. 

For further information about COVID-19 visit the County’s dedicated website