/ Modified aug 11, 2021 11:59 a.m.

Concerns about delta variant loom over new school year

Experts and community leaders continue to encourage eligible people get vaccinated against COVID-19.

As the state tracks about 2,000 new COVID-19 cases each day, in large part due to the delta variant, community leaders and health experts continue to urge unvaccinated residents to get the shot. About half of the state was fully vaccinated as of the beginning of August. The increase in new cases coincides with the return of students on campuses across the state.

Arizona 360 spoke to former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona about what he recommends families should do to minimize their child’s risk of contracting the virus at school. Carmona also leads the University of Arizona’s campus re-entry team and shared briefly how the UA is preparing for the upcoming academic year.

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