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The latest coverage focusing on coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Arizona Public Media newsroom and local community resources for the pandemic. Resources and updated COVID-19 information Share your stories with us

Group suspends efforts to protect endangered vaquita during pandemic

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says it will resume operations to protect the small porpoise in the Gulf of California as soon as it's safe.
April 6, 2020

TUSD expedites laptop order to support at-home online learning

Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo also discusses his hopes the district can hold graduation ceremonies in May.
April 3, 2020

Extended school closures expose digital divide among Arizona families

A discussion with schools chief Kathy Hoffman about the challenges students face.
April 3, 2020

Tucson police chief on enforcing stay-at-home order

Chief Chris Magnus also explains precautions in place to keep officers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 3, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 3

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Health care workers brace for surge, hair salons ordered closed, and more.
April 3, 2020

Ducey orders barber shops, nail salons to close

The governor "clarified" his executive order following criticism.
April 3, 2020

Yaqui leaders restrict who can attend cuaresma ceremonies during coronavirus outbreak

Ceremonial leaders say this year only "cultural participants" can enter the grounds.
April 3, 2020

'Like a freight train we can’t stop': Health care workers prepare for the worst

As Arizona health care workers brace for a surge of COVID-19 patients, experts warn of the burden on their mental health.
April 3, 2020

Some Arizona businesses don't want to be on governor's 'essential' list

The list of industries considered to be "essential services" in Gov. Ducey's order has drawn widespread consternation.
April 3, 2020

Health workers, aid groups step in to fill Spanish-language gap around COVID-19

More than 1 million people speak Spanish at home in Arizona, but official coronavirus bilingual communication has lagged.
April 3, 2020

Adapting to life under social distancing

Plus, answers to listeners' COVID-19 questions, food bank use doubles, weddings rescheduled, and a reminder about library resources.
April 3, 2020

Pandemic threatens hospital in Green Valley as patient visits decrease

The facility might close unless state officials use it as a coronavirus treatment center.
April 3, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 2

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Voter initiatives, unemployment, and more.
April 2, 2020

EPA defends plan to ease compliance requirements in face of coronavirus

Environmentalists have repeated charges that the policy creates a "catch me if you can" situation for polluters.
April 2, 2020

Pima County calls for medical volunteers

The county is building database of volunteers with specific skills to help amid an expected surge in COVID-19 patients..
April 2, 2020

Sonora asks medical students to join coronavirus fight

The mayor of Hermosillo, the state capital, is considering a 12-hour curfew in the city.
April 2, 2020

Spotlight Session: John Coinman

Also on Arizona Spotlight: how to build community resilience in the midst of the crisis.
April 2, 2020

Census going forward despite coronavirus delays

The 2020 census will count people where they lived April 1.
April 1, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 1

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: TUSD superintendent, DACA uncertainty, Grand Canyon closed.
April 1, 2020

Arizona COVID-19 Town Hall

In a live town hall, Governor Doug Ducey and other state officials to address concerns surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 in Arizona. From April 2, 2020.
April 1, 2020

Mexico declares state of emergency as pandemic escalates

The government is extending the stay at home recommendation until April 30, insisting on hygiene and personal distancing.
April 1, 2020

Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

A letter to the secretary of the interior says keeping the parks open puts workers and visitors at risk.
April 1, 2020

DACA recipients search for answers among local and federal measures to ease impact of pandemic

Recipients of the Obama-era program for immigrant youth say questions remain for mixed immigration status families
April 1, 2020

Tohono O'odham Nation rules aim to slow the spread of COVID-19

An executive order issued Monday issues a stay-at-home order, a curfew and restrictions who can enter the Nation.
March 31, 2020

Plan temporarily suspends Arizona evictions and foreclosures, governor says

Rent and mortgage payments are due, as residents start to feel the financial impact of COVID-19.
March 31, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, March 31

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: High school graduation, 3D-printed masks, and more.
March 31, 2020

Despite school closure, high school seniors will get to graduate

Whether or not they collect their diplomas in a cap and gown is up in the air.
March 31, 2020

UA team developing 3D-printed masks to protect doctors against coronavirus

The team is responding to an anticipated shortage of masks at Banner University Medical Center.
March 31, 2020

Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.
March 31, 2020

Navajo Nation enacting curfew to stem coronavirus spread

Navajo Nation President “gets stern” and tells people to stay home as COVID-19 cases climb above 100.
March 30, 2020

Gov. Ducey issues stay-at-home order for Arizona

The executive order is effective Tuesday at 5 p.m.
March 30, 2020

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, March 30

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: School closure extended, hospital bed capacity, and more.
March 30, 2020

UA psychology professor offers tips for navigating uncertainty of coronavirus

The first piece of advice? Lower the expectations you put on yourself and others.
March 30, 2020
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 MapDaily Local Coronavirus Briefs A daily roundup of local coverage on COVID-19, including an updated case count and map by Arizona county.
Arizona Department of Health Services Arizona COVID-19 response, travel advisories, and latest updates.
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.
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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.
Información en español Recursos y actualizaciones sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19).
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