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LATEST NEWS

UA will start furloughs Monday, despite pushback

President Robbins said other cost-cutting measures will be explored to deal with a potential $250 million deficit.
August 7, 2020

Balancing personal freedoms with pandemic safety mandates

An essay by three University of Arizona professors says the U.S. Constitution offers guidance.
August 7, 2020

Pima County COVID-19 trends improve, but risk remains too high for schools

A recent memo recommended schools wait until after Labor Day to offer traditional in-person learning.
August 7, 2020

Arizona schools chief anticipates delays to in-person learning

State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman supports schools providing targeted services for vulnerable students.
August 7, 2020

News roundup: SB 1070 retrospective, pandemic and public transit, pop-up COVID-19 testing

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 7.
August 7, 2020

Pima County to open free pop-up testing sites

The one-day sites are supposed to help underserved areas of the community.
August 7, 2020

Feds to cover full cost of AZ's National Guard pandemic work

The Trump administration will increase the amount Arizona receives.
August 7, 2020

Sun Tran regains riders, but faces an uncertain future

Transit advocates say federal funding is key to the agency's future.
August 7, 2020

Tucson music venues calling on Congress to help

As many as 90% of independent music venues around the country could disappear without aid.
August 7, 2020

News roundup: Fraud in Arizona unemployment claims, benchmarks released for school return

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 6.
August 6, 2020

Pima County opens another free COVID-19 testing site

The county is opening its third, free site at the Morris K. Udall Center.
August 6, 2020

DES: State investigating hundreds of thousands of fraudulent unemployment claims

A new anti-fraud procedure led to a major drop in state unemployment numbers.
August 6, 2020

Arizona releases guidance for returning to classrooms

The promised benchmarks for returning to in-person learning outline county COVID-19 targets.
August 6, 2020

Agency: Anti-fraud measures lead to drop in Arizona unemployment numbers

The state says fraudulent activity in a benefit program for the self-employed was driving numbers up.
August 6, 2020

News roundup: Primary votes being tallied, 100s of COVID-19 cases in Tucson prison

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 5.
August 5, 2020

As pandemic drags on, Sonoran businesses face tough choices

Critics say government at all levels should be doing more to aid businesses and workers during the crisis.
August 5, 2020

Nearly half the inmates at Tucson prison test positive for COVID-19

517 inmates have been infected at ASPC-Tucson Whetstone facility
August 4, 2020

Fees for several immigration services to increase

Facing a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is making immigration more costly.
August 4, 2020

News roundup: Primary election underway in AZ, UA group wants to unionize

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 4.
August 4, 2020

Tucson moves ahead with public Wi-Fi

Access points funded by pandemic relief funds will serve neighborhoods without broadband.
August 3, 2020

Report predicts state homelessness to rise with the unemployment rate

A 16 to 29% increase in the rate of homelessness in Arizona is possible, if the unemployment rate continues to grow
August 3, 2020

Daily news roundup: Primary election almost here, voter safety measures in place

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, August 3.
August 3, 2020

Where the Constitution and COVID-19 intersect

A group of law professors at the UA explore constitutional law in the pandemic.
August 3, 2020

News roundup: Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19, border wall construction, UA reopening plan

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, Aug. 1
August 1, 2020

Rep. Grijalva self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

The Southern Arizona congressman said he was not experiencing symptoms.
August 1, 2020

ABOR issues guidance for universities ahead of new school year

A discussion with Arizona Board of Regents Chair Larry Penley.
July 31, 2020

Coalition concerned about UA furloughs, COVID-19 risks on campus

The Coalition for Academic Justice at the University of Arizona includes hundreds of faculty, staff and students.
July 31, 2020

UA rolls out new protocols to guard against pandemic

How the university plans to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spreading on campus.
July 31, 2020

Yuma County tribes use messaging, testing to beat back COVID-19 amid surge

Fort Yuma Health Center said the start of the surge was "scary," but they were prepared.
July 31, 2020

Daily news roundup: State single-day record for COVID-19 deaths, Pima County ups contact tracing

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, July 30.
July 30, 2020

Ducey says the state's not responsible for covering loss of federal unemployment help

The federal benefit is set to expire this week, and Ducey says it's up to Congress to act.
July 30, 2020

UA to have full-size classes after Labor Day

Classes will begin online but quickly transition.
July 30, 2020

Pandemic, economic downturn have yet to stop downtown Tucson development

Developers are putting their money on the appeal of dense urban living outlasting the pandemic.
July 30, 2020
RESOURCES
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 Map Maps track the most recent COVID-19 numbers for Arizona and its counties.
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.
InformaciĆ³n en espaƱol 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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