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The latest coverage on coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Arizona Public Media newsroom. Video News

Experts answer your questions about COVID-19

NEWS

Arizona sees 20% spike in 2022 HIV cases, new report says

Arizona's Department of Health Services reports a 20% spike in HIV cases, potentially tied to COVID-19 disruptions in testing; officials plan increased testing and outreach.
January 2, 2024

Tucson moves to begin settlement of COVID-era lawsuit

The 2021 lawsuit argued that the City of Tucson violated its contract with the Tucson Police Officer’s Association when it implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy.
September 6, 2023

New COVID variants prompt new phase of COVID prevention in Pima County

Health officials recommend checking in with personal health care providers this fall.
August 30, 2023

COVID-19 pandemic delays rare disease diagnosis on Arizona's Tribal lands, new study finds

Testing delays and the focus on response to the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the region may have been factors.
July 17, 2023

Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 curfews saddled hundreds with citations, netted no money for police, news investigation finds

he curfew was among the most stringent measures any U.S. tribal or non-tribal government enacted to check the spread of the virus.
June 25, 2023

TUSD cuts back on hotspots for students as federal funding expires

The Emergency Connectivity Fund worked to provide funding for connectivity tools like hotspots, modems and routers.
May 19, 2023

Report places Arizona first in U.S. for rate of COVID-19 deaths

Arizona residents were less likely to be vaccinated, wear masks and maintain social distance, according to researchers in a peer-reviewed study.
April 2, 2023

COVID detectives still dogged by disinformation

Researchers continue confirming the source of the coronavirus at a Chinese wet market
February 24, 2023

Book author delves into COVID-19 detective research

David Quammen will be among the presenters at the Tucson Festival of Books.
February 20, 2023

Cullen withdraws from nomination to head AZ Dept. of Health Services

Pima County says Dr. Theresa Cullen is returning to her previous job heading its health department.
February 14, 2023

Senate committee rejects Cullen nomination to lead AZDHS

Her support for COVID restrictions drew Republican opposition.
February 9, 2023

UA swimmer dies of bacterial infection

No connection to COVID or vaccine in ME's statement.
February 3, 2023

Navajo Nation lifts mandatory mask mandate

New president Buu Nygren says it's time for the Nation to get back to work
January 24, 2023

Three years on, COVID-19 no longer grabs headlines, still poses a threat

It hits the elderly hardest, it spikes in summer and winter, it killed men in Arizona at sharply higher rates t
January 5, 2023

Pima County to host vaccine clinics in Green Valley, starting Wednesday

Clinics will offer influenza and COVID shots, along with free at-home COVID tests.
December 20, 2022

Respiratory illnesses continue rise in Pima County

Officials are asking residents to update their vaccinations, wear masks and social distance.
December 15, 2022
VIDEO

We Belong Here Too

Local Asian American leaders talk about how friends and loved ones are coping with and responding to the recent surge in violence against AAPI communities.
July 8, 2021

The Rise of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse of all kinds has greatly increased during COVID 19. (8:39)
May 2, 2021

Pandemic Dreams

A look into the vocabulary of dreams and how they might be helping us to make sense of our new normal in ways that we are incapable of doing during our waking life. (9:54)
April 9, 2021

Finding Fitness During COVID

How a local gym owner has learned to cope with the pandemic through calm communication and a real passion for fitness. (07:48)
January 31, 2021

All About the Vaccines

Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya from the University of Arizona’s Department of Immunobiology talks about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines. (03:54)
January 29, 2021

School in the Time of COVID-19

Examining the physical and mental toll the pandemic has had on teachers, students, and parents. (08:46)
January 17, 2021
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