COVID-19 in Arizona: Protesters demand that Arizona reopen; experts say far more testing is needed first
PHOENIX – Arizona must double the number of tests it conducts before reopening for business, an expert says; water shortage might be contributing to cases of the disease among Navajos; and other updates about how COVID-19 is impacting Arizona.
WASHINGTON - Mesa business owner Savannah Sander hoped a Paycheck Protection Program loan would keep her business afloat, when the $349 billion fund ran out of money week. Now, all she and other business owners can do is wait while Congress fights over plans to add another $251 billion to the program.
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow as ZIP code and demographics data were released, jails and detention centers prepare for more cases, and more news from the Grand Canyon State.
COVID-19 in Arizona: Hair salons, massage parlors, other businesses ordered to close by 5 p.m. Saturday
PHOENIX – Navajo Nation calls for resources, ASU launches drive-thru testing and more in today’s COVID-19 report.
PHOENIX - The National Park Service abruptly closed Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday, bowing to weeks of pressure after health officials expressed "extreme concern" about the potential for spread of COVID-19 in the park.
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.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package just hours after it was rushed through the House Friday, clearing the way for aid to businesses, increased benefits for workers and direct payments to taxpayers.
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.
WASHINGTON - Business leaders pushed back Monday against a coronavirus relief bill the House passed over the weekend that calls for extended sick leave, as well as new funding for testing, school lunches, senior nutrition and more.
WASHINGTON - The House late Wednesday approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The bill passed by an overwhelming 415-2 vote - with Reb. Andy Biggs, R-Peoria, counting for one of the two "nays."
WASHINGTON - Arizona health care advocates are confident that President Donald Trump's plan to slash billions from health services is "dead on arrival" in Congress - but that doesn't mean they're happy with the administration's direction.
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Tucson, returned to Congress Wednesday and pledged to be back on the campaign trail Saturday after a self-imposed six-week leave of absence to get treatment for alcohol dependence.