The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (known as SARS-CoV-2) is rapidly spreading across the globe. Hundreds of new cases are being confirmed each day in the US- even in the absence of widespread screening. Arizona currently has 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 but this number will begin to grow exponentially in days to weeks. It is important to understand the personal and community risks associated with COVID-19 and the importance of taking measures to limit COVID-19 spread. The time to act is now.