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CDC: Adults 65+ should get latest COVID-19 booster
On Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the recommendation for adults 65 and older to receive an additional, updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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March 23, 2020
ICE: Lawyers Must Bring Their Own Protective Gear To Detention Centers
Attorneys wanting to visit clients inside immigration detention centers now have to bring their own gear to protect against the coronavirus.The American Immigration Lawyers Association says the rule will cut people off from their legal counsel.
March 22, 2020
Arizona PBS, ASU Offer Free Educational Material For Students
With schools closed for at least three more weeks, Arizona PBS has partnered with public television stations across the country to provide free educational content broadcast over the air to Arizona families.
March 22, 2020
AZ To Start Taking Applications For New Unemployment Benefits
Arizonans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic can start applying for unemployment benefits on Monday. Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent actions to raise access to unemployment benefits for people who face financial hardship because of COVID-19 is retroactive to March 11.
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March 22, 2020
More People In Parks Are Hurting Social Distancing Measures
As restaurants and bars remain shuttered and public health officials discourage group gatherings, Arizonans are flocking to the state’s parks. Now, some of those parks have been jam-packed with people — eliminating any benefit of social distancing. Maricopa County Parks Director R.J. Cardin says park employees will be out to keep the crowds safely distanced — and this may lead to long lines for park visitors.
March 22, 2020
U.S. Attorney For Arizona Vows Crackdown On Coronavirus Scams
In a news release, U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey said the chief of a white-collar crimes unit has been tapped to serve as the COVID-19 Fraud Coordinator. Bailey vowed to catch and prosecute anyone illegally leveraging the public health crisis to make a profit.
March 22, 2020
Havasupai Tribe Declares State Of Emergency
The Havasupai Tribe has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus, which has not yet spread to the community of 700 that lives at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
March 22, 2020
Updates On Arizona Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
Health officials have confirmed the death of a second person in Arizona from the coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health say the man who died was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions.
March 22, 2020
AZ Gets Critical Medical Supplies From National Stockpile
Arizona has received tens of thousands of N95 masks, face shields, gloves, and surgical gowns from a federal stockpile. They will be distributed to individual counties on Monday.
March 21, 2020
McSally And Sinema Set Up Coronavirus Information Sites
Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have both set up websites with information for Arizonans affected by the medical, economic and social effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
March 21, 2020
Researchers Cautiously Optimistic About Potential Coronavirus Treatment
Researchers think a drug used to treat malaria and the auto-immune disorder lupus shows promise for treating patients with COVID-19 — but more research still needs to be done.
March 21, 2020
After Criticizing Gallego, Phoenix Council Shows Solidarity
When Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego declared an emergency Tuesday and ordered all bars and restaurants to stop dine-in food services, she used the phrase "great emergency." And that didn’t sit well with many council members.
March 20, 2020
Ducey Issues Executive Order To Loosen Unemployment Benefits Restrictions
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Friday afternoon that loosens restrictions on who can access unemployment benefits during the pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus
Kino Border Initiative, a migrant aid group that has been working in Nogales, Sonora, for more than a decade, is adjusting its operations to protect migrants, staff and volunteers from the spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
Arizona Marine Corps Base Confirms COVID-19 Case
A Marine assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma tested positive for COVID-19. The base was awaiting test results for at least 11 Marines, and an additional 150 had been restricted to the base. The base is enforcing social distancing as much as possible.
March 20, 2020
Coronavirus Cases On The Navajo Nation Grows To 14
The total number of coronavirus cases within the reservation has grown to 14, officials said late Thursday. A shelter-in-place order has been issued to the Chilchinbeto community in northern Arizona. President Jonathan Nez said the order may be applied to the entire Navajo Nation if reports become widespread.
March 20, 2020
Winslow Woman Told She Cant Get Tested For Coronavirus
The coronavirus continues to spread across Arizona and the nation, but not everyone who feels sick can get tested. Tera Miller of Winslow is one of these people.
March 20, 2020
Financial Impact To AZ From Border Closure Will Be Severe
The U.S. and Mexico announced the closing of the shared border to shoppers and tourists alike in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The response is intended not to shatter cross-border economies, but experts say the economic impact in Arizona is inescapable.
March 20, 2020
U.S., Arizona Extend Tax Filing Deadline To July 15
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the Trump administration is moving back the deadline to file your federal taxes.
March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions Clear Protesters From Sonoran Toll Booths
Sonoran toll booths have been indefinitely shut down by protesters for nearly two years now. But travelers should expect to start paying tolls again as protesters leave to adhere to coronavirus distancing measures.
March 20, 2020