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LATEST NEWS

Arizona reports 7,217 new COVID-19 cases and 68 more deaths

State again leads the nation in weekly COVID-19 infection rate
January 24, 2021

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

Poor communication, misinformation and lack of trust create fear and uncertainty
January 23, 2021

News roundup: Oak Flat mining project draws controversy, number of vaccination distribution sites expand

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Jan. 22.
January 22, 2021

Efforts to expand COVID vaccine access in Pima County

Tony Paniagua reports on where new sites are popping up.
January 22, 2021

Understanding the state’s role in Arizona COVID vaccine distribution

A discussion with Arizona Dept. of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ.
January 22, 2021

Arizona schools chief on concerns as pandemic disruptions endure

State Supt. Kathy Hoffman says about 65,000 fewer students are enrolled in public schools than normal.
January 22, 2021

New supervisor on Huckelberry contract vote, Pima County COVID restrictions

Discussions with District 2 Supervisor Matt Heinz and former Tucson Mayor Tom Volgy.
January 22, 2021

Vaccine appointment error fixed, more vaccines headed to Pima County

The county says 77,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses will be in hand next week, the 'vast majority' going to new appointments.
January 22, 2021

Arizona pandemic toll tops 12,000 deaths, over 700,000 cases

More than 8,000 new cases reported statewide since yesterday, with nearly 230 new deaths
January 22, 2021

News roundup: Vaccine shortage threatens Pima County, local curfew paused by courts

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Jan. 21.
January 21, 2021

Pima County Medical Examiner discusses capacity issues, COVID-19 surges

Last week, the Pima County Coroner's Office reached capacity for storing bodies. County medical examiner Greg Hess says the crisis has never been worse
January 21, 2021

Unemployment rate drops in Arizona, remains high

The state rate is still higher than the U.S. rate.
January 21, 2021

Arizona reports nearly 9,400 more virus cases, 244 deaths

State continues to have worst diagnosis rate in the country
January 21, 2021

Rep. Grijalva to introduce new COVID-19 relief bill for border businesses

The Southern Arizona congressman says issues in border communities have worsened during the pandemic
January 20, 2021

Pima County curfew on hold

A judge put the 10:00 p.m. curfew on hold, for now.
January 20, 2021

Vaccinations of TUSD staff gets underway

Tucson's largest school district hopes to vaccinate all staff in 8-10 weeks
January 20, 2021

Pima County faces COVID-19 vaccine shortage

Officials say there is about a week’s worth of vaccine left.
January 20, 2021

News roundup: COVID hits farm workers hard, county administrator gets new contract

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Jan. 20.
January 20, 2021

Arizona reports 4,845 new COVID-19 cases and 262 deaths

State again leads the nation in weekly COVID-19 infection rate
January 20, 2021

News roundup: UA opens vaccination site, federal money pads state unemployment fund

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Jan. 19.
January 19, 2021

UA vaccine site opens

The site will serve the education community in Pima County.
January 19, 2021

Health workers worry about COVID-19 impact on Cochise County farmworkers

Older adults and some frontline workers are getting vaccinated in Arizona, but essential sectors like farms still have a wait ahead
January 19, 2021

Arizona reports 6,417 new COVID-19 cases

State and counties look to ramp up vaccinations
January 19, 2021

Yuma struggles to meet COVID-19 hospitalizations

Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city
January 18, 2021

State keeping unemployment trust fund solvent

CARES Act dollars will keep unemployment fund in the black.
January 18, 2021

Supreme Court to hear case on pandemic aid for tribes

The confusion on if Alaska Native Corporations qualify for the aid lies with some ambiguous language in the CARES Act.
January 16, 2021

Arizona reports 8,715 additional COVID-19 cases, 208 deaths

State retains its worst-in-the-nation infection diagnosis rate
January 16, 2021

News roundup: County enters next vaccine phase, health officials push for more COVID safety measures

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Jan. 14.
January 14, 2021

Pima County moves to Prioritized 1B for COVID-19 vaccines

More than 20,000 people signed up in a couple hours today.
January 14, 2021

Arizona to open 2nd state-run COVID-19 vaccination site

New vaccine eligibility coming next week for additional older Arizona residents
January 14, 2021

Pima County readies COVID-19 vaccine expansion

The county is preparing four additional vaccine sites.
January 13, 2021

News roundup: AZ hospitals consider triage, land swap of Oak Flat approaches

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Jan. 13.
January 13, 2021
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 Maps and Charts Maps and charts show Arizona and Pima County COVID-19 numbers.
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).
Unemployment infographic How to file for unemployment insurance benefits in English and Spanish.
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