PHOENIX — Researchers at Arizona State University have developed a COVID-19 saliva test that’s cheaper than nasal tests, and it’s easier to administer.
PHOENIX – Lack of European tourists will hit the tourism industry, White Mountain Apache Tribe gets federal aid, and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.
PHOENIX - This was looking to be a bounceback year for Grand Canyon-area merchants after a down 2019, but that all changed when COVID-19 hit. After closing for part of the spring, the park has reopened on a a limited basis and tourists are coming back, but business officials say times are still tough.
PHOENIX – Groups around Arizona are coming together to provide mutual aid, and help people with food, rent and care packages during COVID-19.
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey this week delayed the start of schools to Aug. 17 in light of COVID-19 infections, but parents and school administrators said that while the delay is welcome they are still scrambling to figure out how to reopen schools safely this fall.
PHOENIX - This Fourth will be a first for many in Arizona: The first time fireworks are replaced by sparklers, or are a drive-through or online event, or are watched in masks at a healthy distance. While planners juggle festivities with COVID-19 health concerns, they insist the celebrations will go on.
PHOENIX – Vice President Mike Pence praises Gov. Doug Ducey’s efforts to curb spread of disease and pledged federal support
PHOENIX – The news that gyms would need to shut down as part of Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order to slow the spread of the coronavirus has blindsided those who work in the industry.
PHOENIX – The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions. They plan to continue 57-hour weekend lockdown for the next three weeks, as the tribe works to bring numbers even lower.
Movie theaters, bars, water parks and other places where large crowds can gather were ordered to close in response to troubling growth of illness and reports of crowds at river-tubing and outdoor recreation areas in Arizona this past weekend.
PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake became the first known Major League Baseball player to opt out of the season, general manager Mike Hazen said Monday.
PHOENIX – China has more international students studying in the U.S. than any other country, but COVID-19 has presented them with a dilemma: Stay and face losing their visas, or spend thousands to get home.