UPDATED 3/20/20: Supervisor Bishop’s response to my questions is posted below.
District 4 supervisor and chairwoman of the board Jean Bishop announced that the County declared a state of emergency to make federal emergency funds available faster. There are NO confirmed cases, but nobody bothered to tell us how many people have been tested.
Supervisor Gary Watson suggested at about 5:45 that if necessary, residents who don’t use bottled water should BOIL the water.
WHY do we need to boil the water???
Mohave County is so incredibly UNPREPARED for any emergency, there is NO email list to inform residents of developments.
How MANY residents have been tested?
One person asked about financial assistance to the many now unemployed casino workers and Jean Bishop suggested they use their paid time off.
In the end at about 31:30 health department director Denise Burley asked that people WITH symptoms NOT go to the hospital!
WTF is going on in this County?
We have NO positives at all and they’re telling people WITH symptoms NOT to go to the hospital!!!!
Since we have no positives and people with symptoms are NOT to go to the hospital (or anywhere else), what is the hospital for?
Why are we NOT testing EVERYBODY with symptoms?
Most of you are voting for this madness!
As typical Republicans, they don’t believe in PROVIDING information to the residents. We can waste our days trying to find information at the County website. Talk about DISRESPECT! That’s how our elected officials operate. Nothing but contempt for the hard working people who pay their salaries.
Jean Bishop has been BLOCKING me on Facebook.
SHAME ON YOU, Jean Bishop!
This link emailed to Jean.Bishop@mohavecounty.us for comments
I had written to supervisor Bishop:
“… I’ll greatly appreciate your comments and answers:
And here is supervisor Bishop’s response, essentially NOT answering my questions, ignoring my concerns and answering questions NOT asked, such as how many cases there are. WHY, Jean Bishop, WHY????
Dear Ms. Baker,
The total confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state of Arizona as of this morning was 44.
Maricopa County has 22 cases,
Pinal County has 10 cases,
Pima County has 7 cases,
Navajo County has 3 cases,
Coconino County has 1 case
Mohave County has zero confirmed cases.
Public health plays a critical role in promoting and protecting health in our communities. The Mohave County Department of Public Health, has dedicated staff that strive to be the best in their respective field. The staff is updating the county website on issues relating to the coronavirus daily and stands ready to answer your questions.
Mohave County Public Health
700 W Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86401
Telephone: 928-753-0748 | Fax: 928-718-5547
Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8am to 5pm
That’s it. NO useful info whatsoever.
Notably, I called the health department for Director Denise Burley’s email and they refused to provide it.
Obviously, they’re just going to LIE, LIE and LIE … the usual Mohave County lies to try to cover up their and Trump’s miserable failures. It takes freedom of information requests to get answers to the simplest questions, such as how many people have been tested in Mohave County.