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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

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
NEWS

More Arizona counties have low COVID transmission

The CDC says a third of Arizona counties now are in the low transmission category.
August 12, 2022

The Buzz heads back to school

With classes back in session, we speak to educators about the coming school year.
August 12, 2022

COVID transmission rates dropping in Arizona

The latest numbers from the CDC show improvement in most counties.
August 8, 2022

CDC leaves COVID transmission rates the same in Arizona

Two-thirds of Arizona counties have high transmission rates.
July 29, 2022

COVID numbers stay steady

The number of the cases has leveled off during the summer.
July 27, 2022

New studies firmly fix source of COVID-19 outbreak

University of Arizona co-authored research puts the spotlight on wild animal traders in a Chinese market.
July 26, 2022

COVID-19 highlights need for school counselors

Schools across Cochise County have identified an increase in demand for mental health counseling services since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 25, 2022

Judge tosses Arizona suit over limits on virus relief funds

The issue revolves around using COVID money for education.
July 23, 2022

Two-thirds of Arizona has high COVID transmission rates

Only counties in southern Arizona do not have high rates.
July 21, 2022

Navajo president signs pandemic aid priorities, $1B spend

The spending plan covers COVID-19 and infrastructure.
July 17, 2022

Most Arizona counties have high COVID transmission rates

Two counties say a more than 100% increase in cases in the last seven days.
July 15, 2022

Young Arizona filmmaker makes epics in miniature.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Making Tucson more accessible for those with visual impairments; Neighbors come together and transform their alleyway as a means of coping with grief; and a look at the rarely enforced "Stupid motorist" law.
July 7, 2022

Pima Board of Supervisors lifts vaccine mandate for temp election workers

Decision is designed to ensure an adequate number of workers for August primaries
July 7, 2022

Arizona COVID transmission numbers climb

Most of the state is now considered to have a high transmission rate.
July 5, 2022

Pima County to start vaccinating 0-5 year olds

COVID-19 shots for tots rolling out now.
June 20, 2022

Arizona ready for kids' COVID shots

Tens of thousands of doses are on the way to the state.
June 15, 2022

Ducey tests positive for COVID-19

He cancels border trip and meeting with Pence.
June 13, 2022

COVID risks up in Arizona

The CDC has raised the transmission rates for many Arizona counties.
June 10, 2022

COVID numbers rising in Arizona

The number of new COVID cases in Pima County has topped more than 1,000 for the second week in a row.
May 27, 2022

"I Dream in Widescreen 2022" is a feast for the mind's eye.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a lone graduate student provides top-notch COVID date from Sonora; Live Theatre Workshop's "Body Awareness" initiates some challenging conversations; and Wiley Ray and his Big O Band spread the legacy of Roy Orbison.
May 24, 2022

Governor OK's ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

The bills Ducey signed Friday permanently block disease mitigation measures that many health professionals say are critical to reining in the pandemic if case counts again surge.
May 23, 2022

COVID numbers rising in Pima County

The county government announced Wednesday it is changing the vaccination rules for employees.
May 18, 2022

Two more bills targeting COVID rules head to Ducey's desk

The GOP-led Senate voted to block the state from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of inoculations schoolchildren must receive to attend public school.
May 17, 2022

Ducey signs bill limiting successor's pandemic powers

The measure signed Friday won’t take effect until Ducey leaves office.
May 6, 2022
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