Health

COVID-19 in Arizona today: Navajo Nation sounds alarm as cases jump to 49

PHOENIX – There are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus among Arizona State University students, and more of the latest news about the novel coronavirus


Mayors ‘flabbergasted’ at list of services Ducey order would protect

PHOENIX - Arizona mayors Tuesday questioned Gov. Doug Ducey's inclusion of golf courses, salons, laundries and other businesses in the definition of "essential services" that local governments would be barred from closing in response to the coronavirus.


Arizona jobless claims skyrocket, as coronavirus starts to hit economy

TEMPE - Nearly 30,000 Arizonans filed unemployment claims last week, more than eight times the average weekly rate of 3,500 claims before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, state officials said Tuesday.


COVID-19 in Arizona: No shelter-in-place, beware of home remedies

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey details “essential services” that can remain open during outbreak and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


8 things to know about the novel coronavirus, wipes and ‘Dr. Germ’

TUCSON – Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, aka “Dr. Germ,” discusses research on disinfectants’ power to kill the coronavirus, how smartphones can spread COVID-19 and how well microfiber works.


Is cheerleading a sport? Some concussion experts say it should be classified as one

PHOENIX – The American Academy of Pediatrics in November identified cheerleading as having one of the highest rates of concussions during practices, second to boy’s football. Cheerleader Ella Johnston suffered a concussion during practice that is taking a long recovery.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Two deaths reported, drive-thru testing set to begin

PHOENIX – Banner Health launches drive-thru testing, Gov. Ducey debuts a statewide hotline and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


White House: Plan to turn away migrants aims to protect public health

WASHINGTON - Border officials will start turning away all undocumented migrants and asylum seekers beginning Saturday, in what President Donald Trump called an effort to protect "our border agents, migrants and to the public at large" from COVID-19.


Arizonans react to governor’s latest moves to halt coronavirus

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey activates the National Guard to help stores and food banks and signs an executive order that places restrictions on businesses and delays expiration dates on driver’s licenses. Arizonans took to social media to weigh in.


Study: Arizona hospitals could be overwhelmed by COVID-19 case surge

WASHINGTON - A surge in coronavirus patients could overwhelm Arizona hospitals in the coming months if action is not taken now to expand hospital capacity and curb infections, according to a new study by the Harvard Global Health Institute. And the state is not alone.


Grand Canyon lodging, food services shuttered in face of coronavirus

WASHINGTON - Grand Canyon National Park is still open, but the same cannot be said for lodging and food services in the park, which will be shuttered for the next two months by concerns over coronavirus. Operations will be suspended from noon Friday through at least May 21.


Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill

The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.