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LATEST NEWS

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 29

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Council use of federal funds, Pascua Yaqui election, and more.
May 29, 2020

Rocky Point residents allowed to re-enter city

Anyone entering needs to show proof residency, be screened for a fever, and walk through a so-called sanitation tunnel.
May 29, 2020

Sonoran governor concerned about looming reopening

Claudia Pavlovich said she's troubled by a sizable jump in caseloads.
May 29, 2020

Departing Pima County health director thanks community for its response to crisis

Theresa Cullen is taking over for Interim Director Bob England, who became a face of the county's coronavirus response.
May 29, 2020

Pascua Yaqui Tribe pushes distanced voting in Monday’s council election

The tribe is offering a few voting options to minimize risk to voters during the pandemic.
May 29, 2020

Tucson City Council splits over COVID-19 grant money

The council voted 4-3 to prioritize social issues.
May 29, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 28

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Return to school, sanitation tunnels, Grand Canyon.
May 28, 2020

Schools will reopen in fall, youth sports a go, says Gov. Ducey

The state is releasing guidance on youth activities and schools in the coming days.
May 28, 2020

Arizona cities, counties to get $441 million in direct COVID-19 relief funds

Gov. Ducey said the $441 million in the AZCares Fund should be in local governments’ hands as early as Thursday.
May 28, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 27

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: ICE detention, UA, nursing home data.
May 27, 2020

UA continues preparations to bring students back

Officials have about two months to decide whether or not the university will hold in-person classes.
May 27, 2020

Immigration advocates: Exposure to COVID-19 higher than reported in ICE detention

Tucson legal aid group says a third of their clients tested positive for the virus once released.
May 27, 2020

As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread

One official called Arizona Memorial Day weekend crowds "off the charts," leading to worries over increased spread of the virus.
May 27, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 26

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Pima County restaurants, Navajo Nation peak, and more.
May 26, 2020

Pima County defends restaurant rules

A letter from the county attorney claims the governor cannot restrict health and safety regulations.
May 26, 2020

Continued unemployment claims still climbing in Arizona

Self-employed filers continue to drive claims up.
May 26, 2020

Survey: Latino families, businesses say they were left out by CARES Act

The survey found that 48% of Latino households making under $25,000 did not receive any support
May 25, 2020

U.S. immigration service says it needs $1.2 billion to stay afloat

USCIS usually gets money from application fees it charges for various services — now those have slowed
May 22, 2020

Arizona ICE facility has one of the highest COVID-19 caseloads in nation

More than 1,000 people detained by ICE have the new coronavirus nationwide, according to the agency's website.
May 22, 2020

Worship during the pandemic, new business strategies, federal loan options

Plus, an infection preventionist's offers advice on face masks and gloves.
May 22, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 22

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Memorial Day, projecting possibilities of spread, and more.
May 22, 2020

What’s the right way to wear a mask, and are gloves necessary?

Banner-University Medical Center's director of infection prevention clarifies the proper protocols.
May 22, 2020

Understanding loan options available through the Small Business Administration

The SBA has awarded Payroll Protection Program loans to thousands of businesses in Arizona.
May 22, 2020

Shorter hours and masks required as longtime Tucson retailer reopens stores

The owner of Sam Levitz says the company has brought back nearly all of the 550 employees furloughed in April.
May 22, 2020

Tucson printing company sees opportunity in new demand for splash guards

Manufacturing the guards helps offset other losses caused by the pandemic.
May 22, 2020

Tucson mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with drive-thru event

The holiday marks the end of Ramadan.
May 22, 2020

Arizona’s Catholic dioceses gradually reintroducing public mass

The Diocese of Phoenix has allowed pastors to resume services with limited attendance and masks.
May 22, 2020

New model lays out different possibilities for COVID-19 in Arizona

How people will behave remains a great unknown for those trying to model the spread of the virus.
May 22, 2020

Already fraught census count further challenged by pandemic

Though the pandemic has delayed parts of the census process, various groups are working to make sure everyone is counted.
May 22, 2020

Rocky Point hopes to welcome visitors back in June

The Sonoran beach town popular with Arizonans has introduced a phased plan to reopen.
May 21, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 21

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Celebrating students, retailers adapt, and more.
May 21, 2020

Tucson teachers find new ways to celebrate graduating students

Central Tucson's Carrillo Elementary School says goodbye to students heading to middle school.
May 21, 2020

Publicly traded Arizona companies receive millions in federal pandemic loans

Seven publicly traded companies in the state got paycheck protection funding.
May 21, 2020
RESOURCES
COVID-19 Hotline A COVID-19 hotline has been set up to answer any questions from the public and health care providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus. Call (520) 626-6016 (local) or 1-844-542-8201 (state) to reach a health care professional.
COVID-19 Arizona Case MapArizona Coronavirus Map Maps help make sense of COVID-19 spread, but don't tell the whole story.
Arizona Department of Health Services Arizona COVID-19 response, travel advisories, and latest updates.
List of COVID-19 Testing Sites ADHS's information on where to find COVID-19 testing sites, hours of operation, and information about pre-registration.
Pima County COVID-19 landing page Health updates and a local hotline to discuss testing, symptoms, and questions about the virus.
University of Arizona Coronavirus information Updates and guidance from the University of Arizona on the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
ASU coronavirus updates The latest news for ASU staff and students regarding COVID-19.
NAU coronavirus updates Northern Arizona University is closely monitoring the growing public health concern of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Maricopa County COVID-19 Landing Page Local guidance and information for Maricopa County residents.
CDC coronovirus page Situation updates, information, and tips.
World Health Organization Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Updates daily.
Global cases map from Johns Hopkins University A live, continually updated map of coronavirus cases around the globe.
The essential coronavirus FAQ As scientists and health officials race for answers about the new coronavirus, this is a guide to the things we do know -- a resource that changes alongside our understanding of this virus.
Map: Watch the real-time spread of coronavirus in the U.S. See where and how reported coronavirus cases have grown over time in the map.
Información en español Recursos y actualizaciones sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19).
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