Health

COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends bar, gym closures; passes on mask mandate

PHOENIX - Gyms, bars, nightclubs and more will remain closed past next week as the state fights a disease that is "highly contagious and in every part of the state," Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday, even as he declined to require the use of masks statewide.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Mercury honor Breonna Taylor; fake fans to highlight games at Chase Field

PHOENIX – Mercury, Suns players begin making decisions about social justice messages on jerseys. Fox announces virtual fans for MLB games.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey asks Congress for employment support

PHOENIX – As Congress develops the next phase of COVID-19 aid, Arizona’s senators and governor are airing their concerns about what the state needs.


Coronavirus sports roundup: COVID-19 hits Suns’ Aron Baynes hard

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes learned quickly that the coronavirus is no joke. The Suns' Ricky Rubio has landed in Orlando, and the NFL says fans must wear masks in 2020.


Navajo leaders consider phased reopening as soon as next week

Navajo leaders said they could begin moving toward reopening in phases as early as next week, but they continued to urge caution and said the reservation’s weekend lockdown will continue for another two weeks.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Cuomo’s ‘no fans’ announcement eye-opening for Arizona collegiate programs

PHOENIX - Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Tuesday that the state of New York will not allow fans to attend college sporting events in the fall shed light on an interesting discrepancy between New York and Arizona.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Diamondbacks experience baseball with cardboard cutouts, fake crowd noise

PHOENIX - Diamondbacks catch first glimpse of pandemic baseball on Sunday. Additionally, players across the NFL organize a social media blitz to tackle concerns about the start of NFL training camp.


147 deaths Saturday set single-day record

GILBERT – About half of the state's ventilators are in use, and the Navajo Nation reports progress in slowing the growth of new cases.


COVID-19 in Arizona: White House report names state one of 18 COVID-19 ‘red zones’

PHOENIX - Arizona is one of 18 states in a COVID-19 "red zone" that should take stricter action to curb the rapid spread of the virus, according to an internal White House report that ranked states with more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents last week and those with positive test results above 10%.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Suns energized; Coyotes await games with no fans

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams likes team’s energy, while Coyotes try to imagine games with no fans.


Mi Familia Vota urges Hispanics to vote by mail or take health precautions at polls

PHOENIX — Mi Familia Vota and other nonprofits are advising Hispanics in Maricopa County to vote by mail to avoid exposure to COVID-19 at the polls.


‘They’re scared’: A look inside the COVID-19 crisis in Arizona prisons

Complaints of insufficient safety measures and subpar medical care continue to plague Arizona prisons.