COVID-19 Journalist Resources



Press Releases

COVID-19 Update Press Conference (12/02/2020)

COVID-19 Update Press Conference (11/24/2020)

Banner Health joins Mayo Clinic, Dignity Health and others to spread "Mask Up" message (11/20/2020)

Banner Health reinstates no visitor policy at all Arizona locations (11/20/2020)

Banner Health COVID-19 update in Colorado (11/18/2020)

Banner Health recommends alternatives to in-person gatherings this Thanksgiving (11/16/2020)

Banner Health enhances visitor restrictions in Northern Colorado (11/13/2020)

Banner Health COVID-19 update in Arizona (11/10/2020)

Banner Health shares travel safety tips for those planning to travel over the holidays (11/03/2020)

Banner Health COVID-19 update in Arizona (10/27/2020)

Patient companions allowed at Banner ambulatory facilities (10/01/2020)

Banner Health opposes lifting mask mandates (09/23/2020)

Banner Health eases visitor restrictions to allow for one visitor per patient per day in most in-patient areas of Arizona hospitals (09/15/2020)

Two West Valley Banner hospitals each discharge 1,000th COVID-19 patient (09/14/2020)

New research shows COVID-19 link to heart damage (09/10/2020)

Stay safe during COVID-19 pandemic: Get your flu shot now (09/08/2020)

Cox Business provides generous donation of personal protective equipment to Banner Health (08/05/2020) 

Warning: Homemade liquor and hand sanitizers can be dangerous (06/29/2020)

Banner Health Provides COVID-19 Update (06/25/2020)

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix’s ECMO program reaches 10-year milestone (06/22/2020)

Northern Colorado nurses join Phoenix frontline workers (06/16/2020)

All of Us Research Program launches COVID-19 research initiatives (06/16/2020)

Pediatric experts warn against delaying well-child visits (06/09/2020)

Top Banner leader discusses Banner Health COVID-19 data during press conference (06/05/2020)

Banner Health launches telehealth in all hospital COVID-19 units (06/03/2020)

Banner Health takes steps to ensure patient safety (05/28/2020)

Banner Health partners with Premier Inc. and Prestige Ameritech to expand domestic PPE production (05/26/2020)

Mental health awareness resources available for Arizona residents during COVID-19 (05/21/2020)

Banner Health experts: Staying safe as COVID-19 restrictions ease (05/19/2020)

Banner Health launches virtual waiting rooms for telehealth and in-person doctor appointments (05/14/2020)

Banner Desert and Cardon Children's health care workers honored with building illumination (05/13/2020)

Banner Health salutes med staff for ‘giving us hope’ (05/08/2020)

New app gives moms-to-be flexibility in receiving care (05/05/2020)

Banner Children's offers coloring activity for kids' water safety (05/04/2020)

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $750,000 to Support Banner Health During COVID-19 (05/01/2020)

Banner Health expands COVID-19 testing in Arizona and Colorado (04/27/2020)

Banner Health urges former COVID-19 patients to donate plasma for current patients (04/24/2020)

Banner Imaging - non-respiratory locations now available for medical imaging services (04/23/2020)

Former Banner employees return as front line staff (04/22/2020)

Banner Health expands telehealth for COVID-19 (04/21/2020)

Banner Health amplía sus servicios de “telehealth” para COVID-19 (04/21/2020)

Banner hospitals open grocery stores for employees (04/20/2020)

Arizona poison centers warn of an increase in poisoning cases during COVID-19 pandemic (04/17/2020)

Banner Urgent Care – non-respiratory locations now seeing patients (04/17/2020)

Banner Children’s invites kids to join 'Clean Hands Club' (04/15/2020)

Blood donations encouraged as pandemic impacts supply (04/15/2020)

Brush, Colo., woman gives Banner Health reason to celebrate (04/14/2020)

Banner Health urges water safety for kids in times of self-isolation (04/13/2020)

Respiratory therapists deploy from Arizona to Colorado to treat COVID-19 patients (04/12/2020)

Banner activates triage tents at acute care hospital emergency rooms to manage influx of patients (04/02/2020)

Banner Health implements PPE policy changes regarding N95 use (04/02/2020)

Greeley brewers, distilleries now make hand sanitizer (04/01/2020)

Banner Health accepting donations of medical supplies, PPE (03/30/2020)

Arizona nurses head north to combat COVID-19 (03/29/2020)

Heroes bring meals to seniors during volunteer shortage (03/27/2020)

Banner Health employees make masks for frontline staff (03/25/2020)

Banner, Vitalant partner to encourage blood donations (03/24/2020)

Banner Health offers ways to help health care workers (03/24/2020)

Banner Health experts warn against self-medicating to prevent or treat COVID-19 (03/23/2020)

Banner Health opens COVID-19 specimen collection sites (03/23/2020)

Banner Health enhances visitor restrictions (03/20/2020)

Banner Health will not provide COVID-19 'back-to-work' clearances (03/18/2020)

Banner Health implementing new visitor restrictions (03/18/2020)

Banner Health to hold virtual hiring event (03/17/2020)

Banner Health’s chief clinical officer available to speak with media about COVID-19 (03/16/2020)



Blog Posts

5 Ways to Celebrate Safely with Higher-Risk Loved Ones this Holiday Season (12/04/2020)

5 Safe Ways to Share Gratitude, Not COVID, This Thanksgiving (11/02/2020)

Is Holiday Travel Safe This Year? (10/28/2020)

Could Your Young Athlete Need a Heart Screening after COVID-19? (10/08/2020)

7 Ways to Have a Happy (and Safe) Halloween During COVID-19 (10/01/2020)

How Is Flu Season Different During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (09/16/2020)

Pandemic Fatigue: How to Manage COVID-19 Burnout (09/13/2020)

Kids and Flu Shots: Why They Won’t Cause COVID-19… and Other Myths Debunked (09/09/2020)

COVID-19 and the Flu: Know the Symptoms (09/02/2020)

Will We Have PTSD as a Result of COVID-19? (08/18/2020)

COVID-19: How to Keep Good Habits and Kick Bad Ones to the Curb (08/03/2020)

Preparing Your Child for a COVID-19 Test (07/28/2020)

COVID-19: How to Help Your Child Navigate This New Normal (07/22/2020)

5 Ways to Manage Anxiety in the Midst of COVID-19 (07/15/2020)

Navigating Postpartum Depression During COVID-19 (07/09/2020)

Has COVID-19 Created Conflict in Your Relationship? (07/08/2020)

Mask Up: Wear This, Not That to Protect Others (07/01/2020)

What Long-Term Effects Could COVID-19 Have on Your Lungs? (06/22/2020)

Social Gatherings and Staying Safe from COVID-19: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself (06/08/2020)

Should You Venture In? 4 Coronavirus Safety Questions to Consider (06/05/2020)

COVID-19 Safety: 5 Questions to Ask Before Heading Outdoors (06/04/2020)

Resisting the Urge to Stress Eat During COVID-19 (05/26/2020)

Don’t Let COVID-19 Halt a Well-Child Visit (05/18/2020)

Take Charge of Your Health (05/15/2020)

Are Virtual Visits the Present and Future of Healthcare? (05/13/2020)

Staying Safe as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease (05/11/2020)

Fevers at Every Age (05/08/2020)

Is a Pandemic the Right Time to be Overproductive? (05/06/2020)

7 Health Insurance Questions, Answered (05/01/2020)

Exercising Outside During COVID-19 (04/30/2020)

Don’t Be Afraid to Order Takeout or Delivery (04/28/2020)

What to Know About the COVID-19 Antibody Test (04/27/2020)

Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease Amid the COVID-19 Crisis (04/24/2020)

What to Know About Valley Fever During the COVID-19 Pandemic (04/22/2020)

Keeping Parents and Grandparents Safe While Social Distancing (04/20/2020)

Face Coverings: Prevent the spread of COVID-19 (04/17/2020)

An Attitude of Gratitude: How to Promote a Positive Outlook (04/09/2020)

The Impact of the Census on Your Health (04/08/2020)

Navigating Grief After a Sudden Death (04/07/2020)

DIY Disinfectants: Are They Safe and Effective? (04/06/2020)

Coronavirus: Managing Your Mental Health (04/03/2020)

Banner Redeploys Corporate Employees To Help Frontline Colleagues (04/02/2020)

Self Isolation vs. Social Distancing: What’s the Difference? (04/01/2020)

Social Distancing for Teens: Helping Your Kids to Stay Connected (03/31/2020)

How to Stay Connected with Your Loved Ones While Social Distancing (03/30/2020)

Pregnancy and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know (03/27/2020)

Exercising at Home: Simple Ways to Stay Active (03/26/2020)

Myths & Facts: How Coronavirus Is Transmitted (03/25/2020)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (03/24/2020)

How You Can Boost Your Immune System (03/23/2020)

Working from Home: Tips for Staying Productive (03/20/2020)

What Is Social Distancing and How Do I Do It? (03/19/2020)

Managing Anxiety in Uncertain Times: Tips for Individuals and Families (03/18/2020)

Your Coronavirus Shopping List: What to Buy and What to Skip (03/17/2020)

Handwashing: One Of The Most Important Things You Can Do (05/04/2018)



Press Conferences, Interviews & Media Kits

COVID-19 Update Press Conference (12/02/2020)

COVID-19 Update Press Conference (11/24/2020)

New research shows COVID-19 link to heart damage (09/10/2020)

Banner Health Provides COVID-19 Update (06/25/2020)

ECMO program reaches 10-year milestone (06/22/2020)

Banner Health takes steps to ensure patient safety (05/28/2020)

Interview and b-roll of isolation gown production (04/15/2020)

Interview and b-roll of procedure mask donations (04/10/2020)

Interviews and b-roll of 3D printed face shields (04/02/2020)

Banner Health's chief clinical officer speaks about COVID-19 (03/16/2020)




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Banner Health Symptom Checker

  • The Banner Health symptom checker can help patients determine what treatment their symptoms warrant.



Patient Resources

  • Latest updates for patients regarding COVID-19
  • Symptoms, personal hygiene measures
  • How to get tested
  • What to do when arriving at a Banner Health facility
  • Visitor restrictions



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Crafts national best practices for health care professionals
  • Provides resources for individual protection
  • Tracks epidemiology on a national level



Arizona Department of Health Services

  • Provides information on confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Arizona
  • Tracks epidemiology of the novel coronavirus, including community spread
  • Works with state leadership to determine community actions



Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

  • Provides information on confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Colorado
  • Tracks epidemiology of the novel coronavirus, including community spread
  • Works with state leadership to determine community actions


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