Health

Pac-12 must satisfy six states before kicking off football season

PHOENIX – The Pac-12 Conference has a puzzle to solve before returning to sports action with its schools spread across six states, each with varying state health requirements that must be met.


‘That was my identity’: COVID-19 pandemic costing stadium workers their jobs

PHOENIX – When the COVID-19 pandemic halted sports, those who work at stadiums and depend on the games to make their living were sidelined right along with those who played them.


AIA updates key COVID-19 metric, opens door for more teams to play

PHOENIX - The AIA’s decision to adjust a key COVID-19 metric will allow more high school football teams to compete this fall.


As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth

PHOENIX – Across the U.S., the number of COVID-19 cases in young people has passed 500,000. More than 26,000 cases are in Arizona, and experts say that’s partly because of the state’s large population of youth of color who are more vulnerable to the virus.


Retired doctor walking to all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks for patient safety

PHOENIX- Dave Mayer plans to travel to all 30 Major League baseball stadiums, advocating for patient safety initiatives.


Black and brown people at a crossroads as COVID-19 vaccine trials seek participants

As COVID-19 ravages Black and brown communities, public health officials are calling for their participation in vaccine trials.


Long shots: If COVID-19 vaccine comes, Arizonans may not line up to get it

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials told a Senate panel Wednesday that limited amounts of a COVID-19 vaccine could be available as early as November - but that doesn't mean Arizonans are willing to try it, according to a new poll.

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Ivanka Trump stumps for father, attends business roundup hosted by Ducey

PHOENIX – In a roundtable hosted by Gov. Doug Ducey, Ivanka Trump speaks on business issues, the COVID-19 pandemic and hears from local business owners and leaders.


ASU researchers developing coronavirus test that could get results in 10 minutes

TEMPE – ASU researchers are trying to create a rapid saliva-based coronavirus test that can detect the virus in 10 minutes or less.


State pushes flu vaccinations to avert flu-and-COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’

Just over two in five Arizona adults got a flu shot last year, a number state officials are desperate to improve on before the onset of both influenza and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this fall, what could be a "perfect storm" of illness.


Arizona nonprofits boost aid to help refugees deal with the pandemic

Refugees in Arizona receive grants, loans, care packages and other resources to help combat the hardships of COVID-19.


Deaf students at Arizona school will learn virtually, but not without obstacles

Sequoia Deaf School, part of the Edkey Inc. charter school group in Mesa, has 52 students in grades K through 12 enrolled for the 2020-21 year. The experience navigating the pandemic illustrates some of the challenges deaf students face in returning to the classroom.