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Patio extensions pop up at Tucson restaurants

A popular program is providing an economic boost during the Pandemic
June 11, 2021

Arizona passes 6 million in administered vaccine doses

ore than 3.3 million people statewide have received at least the first dose with around 2.9 million fully vaccinated
June 7, 2021

San Carlos Apache Tribe nearly halts spread of coronavirus

Average number of positive COVID-19 cases is down to less than 1% a week
May 31, 2021

Local tribes update current COVID-19 health policies

The Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirmed its masking requirements, while the Pascua Yaqui Tribe approved a resolution to lift its stay-at-home order.
May 28, 2021

Slow summer of adjustment expected for COVID-aware citizens

The Memorial Day weekend is the first test for many who are ditching their masks.
May 27, 2021

Campaign to discuss COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy launching in Tucson

A group of community organizers will soon be reaching out to Tucsonans to answer questions or help register people for the vaccine.
May 25, 2021

Navajo Nation names new financial officer during investigation

After reports of 'concerns and irregularities' with a COVID-19 testing contract, the tribe names Elizabeth Begay to head the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller.
May 24, 2021

UA athletics prepares for 'somewhat normal academic year'

Though, the university says it will take a few years for athletic scholarships and demand to even out.
May 21, 2021

A Sahuarita high school football team reflects on the pandemic

Walden Grove High School football head coach and players share how COVID-19 impacted their season and academic futures.
May 21, 2021

Realities of masking and vaccination changes for Arizona

The head of the Arizona Department of Health Services discusses what she's advising people to do in this leg of the pandemic.
May 21, 2021

Arizona leads the nation in rural COVID-19 vaccinations

The CDC says Arizona is tops in some categories and low in others.
May 20, 2021

The NPR Student Podcast Challenge searches for the voices of tomorrow.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Brenna Wynn Greer follows the history of Black image makers in her book "Represented"; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks reflects on her novel of life during the bubonic plague, called "Year of Wonders".
May 19, 2021

Pima County drops mask mandate

Following CDC guidance, board recommends masks for the unvaccinated.
May 14, 2021

Ducey ends federal $300 weekly unemployment bonus

Governor offers $2,000 "Back to work" bonus instead.
May 13, 2021

U.S. Treasury Dept. has announced methodology for tribal COVID relief

The U.S. Department of the Treasury will be splitting $20 billion of COVID relief across eligible tribal governments.
May 13, 2021

City of Tucson to receive more than $135 million in federal COVID relief funds

Mayor Regina Romero says a special focus will be given to address housing affordability gaps worsened by pandemic.
May 11, 2021

State-run sites to give shots to kids 12-15

Arizona has state-run vaccination sites in metro Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.
May 11, 2021

County health report shows an uptick in overdose, borderland deaths in 2020

Chief Medical Examiner Greg Hess says a record number of remains were found in the Arizona desert last year.
May 10, 2021

News roundup: UA kicks off graduations, OSIRIS-REx heads back to Earth

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, May 10.
May 10, 2021

COVID-19 case numbers continue to creep higher statewide

Arizona reports 939 additional COVID cases, 16 more deaths
May 8, 2021

News roundup: Checking in on migrant march, tribal police academy honors fallen officer

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, May 7.
May 7, 2021

Three million first COVID-19 doses dispensed in AZ

Vaccine hesitancy continues to mount in the state.
May 7, 2021

How to effectively address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

An immunologist at the UA discusses the need for educating people about the scientific process
May 7, 2021

News roundup: County FEMA vaccination sites open, UA mobilizes vaccines

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, May 4.
May 4, 2021

FEMA vaccination sites open in Pima County

Mobile clinics aim to reach underserved people.
May 3, 2021

UA delivering mobile COVID-19 vaccines

The university is trying to take vaccines to people who need it.
May 3, 2021

News roundup: Pentagon cancels border wall contracts, Biden raises refugee cap

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, May 3.
May 3, 2021

UA shifts all COVID-19 vaccines indoors

The vaccine pod is expected to close by the end of June.
May 3, 2021
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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