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Continued wall construction puts border residents on edge amid COVID-19 pandemic

Residents of small border communities say construction workers don't practice safe social distancing on or off the job

Tucson Medical Center allows visitors at patient windows

Family members and TMC staff say these distanced visits can help boost morale to all involved.

Spotting the difference between Southern Arizona allergies and coronavirus

Experts say symptoms are similar but cite significant differences.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe increasing coronavirus testing, though supplies 'extremely limited'

Officials say the tribe now has equipment to quickly test members and some employees for COVID-19, but it needs more tests.

Most Arizonans say they're heeding the call to stay home, according to poll

Eight out of 10 people said they are not leaving the house at all or only if they must due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Tucson nurse: Medical staff asked to reuse protective gear to preserve supply

A local nurse says equipment like N95 masks and face shields aren't in abundant supply.

Depression, anxiety, abuse continue during the pandemic, but so do help groups

The coronavirus has exacerbated existing challenges for some, but there are groups and resources that can help.

ACLU calls on Border Patrol to halt enforcement at hospitals, other 'sensitive locations'

A video sent to the legal aid group shows an agency vehicle parked at a COVID-19 testing site.

Pima County records a rise in deaths by suicide in March

The sharpest increase came in the second half of the month.

'Underlying conditions' include common health issues

They make it more likely a person will land in the hospital with the coronavirus.

UA, state health agency partner on antibody tests

250,000 tests are being developed for medical personnel.

Crisis line sees increase in calls during COVID-19 pandemic

Tucson’s Hope Inc. encourages people who are alone and experiencing anxiety to take advantage of calling their Warm Line.

ASU team building 'UV BBQ' to sanitize masks

The device uses UVC light to kill the novel coronavirus on multiple masks in a matter of minutes.

State map showing coronavirus cases by ZIP 'pretty much meaningless,' Pima County Health director says

Bob England says the map mostly shows where some limited groups have been tested, not the spread of the virus.

Want to delay your emissions test in Arizona? Only if you're 65+

ADEQ says they're working to reduce risk during emissions testing, and that clean air helps us all, including those with COVID-19.

Health Department: Arizona hospitals have 1,000 ICU beds, 3,000 regular beds

There are state and federal plans to increase capacity if need be.

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