Coronavirus

Arizona sees 20% spike in 2022 HIV cases, new report says

Jan 2, 2024 Arizona's Department of Health Services reports a 20% spike in HIV cases, potentially tied to COVID-19 disruptions in testing; officials plan increased testing and outreach.

Tucson moves to begin settlement of COVID-era lawsuit

Sep 6, 2023 The 2021 lawsuit argued that the City of Tucson violated its contract with the Tucson Police Officer’s Association when it implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy.

New COVID variants prompt new phase of COVID prevention in Pima County

Aug 30, 2023 Health officials recommend checking in with personal health care providers this fall.

COVID-19 pandemic delays rare disease diagnosis on Arizona's Tribal lands, new study finds

Jul 17, 2023 Testing delays and the focus on response to the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the region may have been factors.

Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 curfews saddled hundreds with citations, netted no money for police, news investigation finds

Jun 25, 2023 he curfew was among the most stringent measures any U.S. tribal or non-tribal government enacted to check the spread of the virus.

TUSD cuts back on hotspots for students as federal funding expires

May 19, 2023 The Emergency Connectivity Fund worked to provide funding for connectivity tools like hotspots, modems and routers.

Report places Arizona first in U.S. for rate of COVID-19 deaths

Apr 2, 2023 Arizona residents were less likely to be vaccinated, wear masks and maintain social distance, according to researchers in a peer-reviewed study.

COVID detectives still dogged by disinformation

Feb 24, 2023 Researchers continue confirming the source of the coronavirus at a Chinese wet market

Book author delves into COVID-19 detective research

Feb 20, 2023 David Quammen will be among the presenters at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Cullen withdraws from nomination to head AZ Dept. of Health Services

Feb 14, 2023 Pima County says Dr. Theresa Cullen is returning to her previous job heading its health department.

Senate committee rejects Cullen nomination to lead AZDHS

Feb 9, 2023 Her support for COVID restrictions drew Republican opposition.

UA swimmer dies of bacterial infection

Feb 3, 2023 No connection to COVID or vaccine in ME's statement.

Navajo Nation lifts mandatory mask mandate

Jan 24, 2023 New president Buu Nygren says it's time for the Nation to get back to work

Three years on, COVID-19 no longer grabs headlines, still poses a threat

Jan 5, 2023 It hits the elderly hardest, it spikes in summer and winter, it killed men in Arizona at sharply higher rates t

Pima County to host vaccine clinics in Green Valley, starting Wednesday

Dec 20, 2022 Clinics will offer influenza and COVID shots, along with free at-home COVID tests.

Respiratory illnesses continue rise in Pima County

Dec 15, 2022 Officials are asking residents to update their vaccinations, wear masks and social distance.

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