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Border residents: Border Patrol agents not wearing protective gear at checkpoints

The agency says front-line agents are provided with masks, but federal guidelines don't require them.

As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

An agency official says the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the implementation of changes that were already in the works.

COVID-19 survivor seeks to help others by donating plasma

Blood plasma donations can help doctors identify antibodies.

First weekend 'testing blitz' numbers fall short for Pima County

The county administrator says a COVID-19 testing push that started over the weekend was "not ... what was anticipated."

Watchdogs scramble to keep up with COVID-19 scams, fraud

Groups say scammers are getting creative about spreading false information, like fake, miracle COVID-19 cures.

Former detainees discuss life inside ICE detention during COVID-19

The LGBTQ advocacy group Trans Queer Pueblo organized a press conference this week with people formerly detained in Arizona.

Arizona still at home, but taking first steps toward reopening

As the stay-at-home order continues, elected officials and medical professionals consider what it will take to reopen the state.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to receive COVID-19 tests from UA

The additional tests add 1,500 to the tribe's supply, which was fewer than 100.

ICE data: Nearly half of detainees tested are positive for COVID-19

The agency has tested more than 1,000 detainees so far.

Advocates plead with Arizona to release vulnerable inmates amid COVID-19

A new predictive model shows nearly all of the almost 42,000 incarcerated people in Arizona will contract the virus.

Poison center calls rise in first quarter of year

The No. 1 type of call to the Arizona center was accidental ingestion of household cleaners.

Arizona to conduct COVID-19 'testing blitz'

The state hopes to test up to 60,000 people over three weekends.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 24

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: State expands COVID testing, changes to political campaigns, wildfire impacts and more.

AZ Rep. proposes federal malpractice insurance for urban Indian health facilities

Expanded coverage would apply off-reservation where the majority of tribal members live.

Epidemiologist: no indication warmer weather will deter COVID-19 cases

A discussion with University of Arizona epidemiologist Michael Worobey.

Ducey lifts elective surgery ban starting May 1

The governor says for now, other steps to reopening Arizona economy will be gradual.

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