Health

Brnovich weighs in as Ducey’s ‘stay home’ order takes effect statewide

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.


Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

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.


The push to get vital COVID-19 information to Arizonans who don’t speak English

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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey’s stay-at-home order isn’t enough, some elected officials say

PHOENIX – A Tucson nursing home reports two dozen COVID-19 cases, Arizona prisons are delaying admission of new inmates and Tucson police orders residents to stop partying.


Tucson barbers, salons open, despite city order closing other businesses

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.


As COVID-19 cases rise, so do hospital workers’ worries about equipment

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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Stay-at-home order starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday

PHOENIX – Public schools are closed for the academic year; a lawsuit is being filed on behalf of displaced university students and more updates from the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 being felt in donations, hours, adoptions at animal shelters

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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Schools aren’t required to make up lost days, workers will be paid

PHOENIX – School districts are distributing meals to students, the elderly won’t have to get their vehicles’ emissions tested and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.


Distance spurning: State OK on social distancing; counties, not so much

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.


With stay-at-home orders and fundraising, Indian Country combats COVID-19

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.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Coronavirus now ‘widespread,’ could peak in late April

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 cases detected in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, legislators approve aid for seniors and taxpayers coping with pandemic.