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The latest coverage on coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Arizona Public Media newsroom. Video News Coronavirus daily totals by Arizona county

Experts answer your questions about COVID-19


Learning in an era of digital classrooms

Amanda Tashjian, of the University of Arizona College of Education, offers insight on best practices for adapting in school and at home.
September 10, 2021

A new normal as students, faculty start the semester

The fall semester begins with a surge in COVID-19 cases and some adjusting.
August 27, 2021

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine

Assistant director of the Arizona Health Services Department discusses efforts to boost the state's vaccination rate.
August 27, 2021

Pima County health director on COVID-19 booster shots, outbreaks in schools

The CDC recommended those with compromised immune systems get a third vaccine booster shot.
August 20, 2021

Art Alley Gallery

Neighbors come together and transform their alleyway as a means of coping with grief.
October 14, 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

Ducey signs bill limiting successor's pandemic powers

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

Arizona health agency: State's pandemic toll passes 30,000

According to the federal Centers Disease Control and Prevention, Arizona’s death toll ranks 11th highest among states.
May 4, 2022

Ducey signs bills limiting school mask, vaccination rules

The Republican governor signed the two bills on Monday.
April 26, 2022

Masks no longer required on public transportation in Tucson

SunTran pointed out that while masks are no longer required, the CDC still recommends public transit riders wear masks.
April 19, 2022

End to unemployment benefits had very little effect on job market

Gov. Ducey touted the move last summer as a fix to the tight labor market
April 19, 2022

" you like you've never known you're worth." The songs of Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An American hero gets some overdue recognition at Davis Monthan Air Force Base; and learn about the help - and hope - in Tucson for those living with aphasia.
April 14, 2022

Electric bills to rise $9-$13 a month under TEP plan

State regulators will decide on the proposal next week.
April 5, 2022

Tucson businesses and the next phase of the pandemic

This week, The Buzz examines what changes in public health measures and the economy of the pandemic mean for local businesses.
March 25, 2022

Sonoran tourist destinations will be fully open for Semana Santa

Sonoran officials are preparing for large crowds at the state’s beaches and tourist destinations.
March 23, 2022

The American Rescue Plan Act one year later

This week, The Buzz examines how ARPA funds have been put to use in Southern Arizona.
March 18, 2022

University of Arizona drops mask requirement for most people

But Robbins urges campus community to show compassion to vulnerable people.
March 14, 2022

TUSD changes mask rules

The change takes effect a week after Spring Break.
March 8, 2022

COVID transmission rates drop in southern Arizona

The CDC has lowered the transmission level in most of the state.
March 3, 2022

ACLU says immigrants in ICE detention being denied boosters

A lawsuit filed by the ACLU alleges medically vulnerable people who are detained do not have access to COVID-19 boosters.
March 3, 2022

Arizona health agency reduces frequency of pandemic updates

The state announced it would switch to weekly updates because the outbreak is slowing and to be consistent with other infectious disease that are reported.
February 28, 2022

Most of Southern Arizona still must wear masks

The CDC has changed the guidance for when people need to wear masks.
February 25, 2022

Robbins urges students to test before, after Spring break

COVID-19 cases fall to new lows on campus.
February 21, 2022

Arizona will stop daily COVID updates

State health officials will soon go from releasing new COVID-19 statistics every day to every week.
February 18, 2022

Arizona hospitals still crowded despite fewer COVID patients

COVID-19 patients still account for about 70% of emergency room usage.
February 17, 2022

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic

This week, The Buzz examines what researchers and others in Arizona have learned in the years since the first cases emerged.
February 11, 2022

Veterans benefit from American Rescue Plan Act funds

A new report breaks down how the legislation helped veteran families weather the last year.
February 2, 2022

Medical team going to Sierra Vista to battle COVID-19 surge

Arizona authorities requested the federal help to respond to a rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Sierra Vista area.
February 1, 2022

TUSD board says temporary remote days would not constitute a school closure

The district is looking for ways to cope with teacher absences due to COVID-19
January 27, 2022

Arizona loosens rules limiting work by substitute teachers

Groups representing rural schools and school administrators proposed the changes.
January 25, 2022
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