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

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

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

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

Arizona loosens rules limiting work by substitute teachers

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

TUSD not expected to close any schools due to Omicron surge

Jan 25, 2022 Superintendent Trujillo says current pandemic-driven teacher shortage is manageable

COVID infections closing some urgent care centers

Jan 24, 2022 Banner urges telehealth options as an alternative.

University of Arizona officials sticking with in-person classes

Jan 24, 2022 University testing shows a COVID positivity rate of close to 11%.

CDC data puts Arizona near the top of COVID-19 death rates

Jan 24, 2022 Only Mississippi has a higher rate.

Arizona sues Biden to keep school anti-mask rules

Jan 21, 2022 The federal government demanded the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools if they don’t have mask requirements or close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Grijalva announces 2nd COVID-19 infection

Jan 20, 2022 The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said Thursday he has minor symptoms.

University of Arizona students adjust to new school mask requirements

Jan 20, 2022 The January change in school policy requires UA students to ditch cloth masks in favor of higher-grade alternatives

Pima County adds testing site to meet surge

Jan 18, 2022 Board of supervisors also okays 5-year test supply.

Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules

Jan 14, 2022 At issue are two state programs that are meant to help schools and students but that direct funding away from jurisdictions with mask requirements.

University of Arizona gives students money for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations

Jan 14, 2022 Organizers of the Star Rewards Program say the effort has led to an increase in testing and vaccine document uploads.

Tucson nurses call for hospitals to do more to fix staffing shortages

Jan 13, 2022 A nurses' union held a rally Thursday to call for more competitive salaries and bonuses.

Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies

Jan 13, 2022 The regulation struck down by the court would have applied to more than 80 million private sector employees.

Arizona passes grim pandemic milestone with 25,000 deaths

Jan 13, 2022 The state reported 18,573 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

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