The University of Arizona is analyzing the blood samples of hundreds of thousands of Arizonans statewide to determine who has developed antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19. The State of Arizona is providing $3.5 million for the testing, which is available at more than two dozen locations across the state.
The State of Arizona recently expanded eligibility for who can receive this free test. In addition to healthcare workers and first responders, other employees who may be at high risk for exposure are now eligible. A complete list of these employee categories are below.
Public Safety Officer
Arizona Department of Corrections Officer
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Officer
Arizona Department of Child Safety Employee
Education Workers (pre-K – grade 20 teachers, faculty, adjunct faculty, cooperative extension specialists, graduate teaching assistants, administration, staff, and any other employees of an educational institution)
Food Service Workers (grocery stores, agriculture, food preparation and service)
Hospitality Workers (hotel, etc.)
Public and Other Transportation Services (bus, taxi, Uber/Lyft, etc.)