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Former Arizona Health Director Will Humble Urges Residents To Stay Vigilant

Will Humble
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Will Humble

There is a new mutation of the coronavirus that seems to be spreading more rapidly in the United Kingdom.

Will Humble, former Arizona health director, says while there’s not enough of a difference to be alarmed, you should stay vigilant.

“I couldn’t find anything to get me alarmed, you know, but having said that, you know, this is a fluid situation. We don’t always know everything all the time,” Humble said. 

Health experts say the vaccines will be effective on this variant. Still, Humble recommends avoiding large crowds.

But, especially with Christmas this week he recommends taking advantage of COVID-19 testing so everyone knows their status beforehand. He also says it is critical to utilize face masks and social distancing.

→  Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona 

Jill Ryan joined KJZZ in 2020 as a morning reporter, and she is currently a field correspondent and Morning Edition producer.