TEMPE - Gov. Doug Ducey's "stay home" order had not even taken effect before critics were arguing Tuesday over whether it is enforceable and if it goes far enough to protect Arizona from the spread of coronavirus.
TEMPE - Arizona lawmakers joined local and tribal officials Tuesday calling on the Interior Department to reverse its "reckless" decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHOENIX – With federal officials facing criticism over delays in translating vital information about COVID-19, organizations and local governments have stepped in to fill the void by offering their own translations on TV and social media of guidelines meant to combat the disease.
TEMPE - When Tucson Mayor Regina Romero ordered nonessential businesses to close Saturday to halt COVID-19, she could only ask barbershops and salons to go along, after Gov. Doug Ducey declared them "essential services" - a designation that remains in his statewide "stay-home" directive.
WASHINGTON - Arizona hospitals are rationing and ordering workers to reuse protective equipment like masks, gowns and eyewear in an attempt to head off shortages expected with the surge in COVID-19 patients in the state, a move some worry will put workers and patients at risk.
PHOENIX - The spread of COVID-19 has "deeply affected" Arizona animal shelters, which are discontinuing some services, cutting hours and trying to juggle between taking animals in and adopting them out to stretch resources while protecting pets and people.
WASHINGTON - Arizona did relatively well in a new study of social distancing, but the same could not be said of how well most counties in the state follow the practice that is aimed at stemming the coronavirus' spread.
PHOENIX – As Native American tribes work to secure federal funding set aside for COVID-19 relief, their leaders are taking steps to meet the immediate needs of their communities. The Navajo Nation has provided funding as well as regular updates through social media and YouTube. Community volunteers are organizing to raise money and get vulnerable residents essential supplies.