Luis ZambranoHealth Reporter, Phoenix
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Celebrations scrapped, flights canceled and many tears shed: College graduation in the era of COVID-19
PHOENIX – Commencement is just one of the watershed events upended by COVID-19, prompting colleges and universities across the nation to cancel or postpone ceremonies or create a virtual alternative.
PHOENIX – A Tucson nursing home reports two dozen COVID-19 cases, Arizona prisons are delaying admission of new inmates and Tucson police orders residents to stop partying.
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.
TUCSON – Ventanilla de Salud is a free program funded by the Mexican government that gives immigrants access to affordable health care. Last month, volunteers provided free checkups across Tucson.
PHOENIX – Twenty-seven transgender migrants have been moved from a detention center in New Mexico to other facilities. The Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico has long been criticized for alleged mistreatment and improper care of transgender detainees.