KJZZ News

Lessons Learned From Mexico City’s Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags
Starting this year, Mexico City implemented a change in their waste management law, and now single-use plastic bags are banned. How this environmentalist move is affecting one of the largest cities in the world — and what can we learn from it?
March 26, 2020
UA Scientists Manufacturing Coronavirus Test Kits
The coronavirus pandemic has severely strained key medical resources, including testing supplies. Scientists at the University of Arizona are pitching in to help. Scientists at the UA Health Sciences Biorepository have begun making specimen collection kits for coronavirus testing.
March 25, 2020
Sonoran Governor Declares Health Emergency, Orders Businesses Closed
Businesses necessary Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, has declared a health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Claudia Pavlovich made the announcement in a video released Wednesday and said measures would be rolled out over the next 72 hours.
March 25, 2020
Protesters Block Southbound Border Traffic In Nogales Over Pandemic
On Wednesday afternoon, protesters in Nogales, Sonora, blocked motorists trying to cross south into Mexico. They were demanding tougher action from the Mexican federal government to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 25, 2020
Sinema: Federal Coronavirus Bill Could Provide More Relief For AZ
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a more than $2 trillion coronavirus response bill that includes economic relief for various sectors and everyday people.
March 25, 2020
What To Do If A Household Member Must Work Outside The Home
Millions are working from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But one listener wanted to know what to do if a child or partner has to work outside the home. KJZZ News put the question to Will Humble of the Arizona Public Health Association.
March 25, 2020
Mexican President Announces New Pandemic Measures
Mexico’s president has been criticized for his loose strategies against the coronavirus outbreak and for not following social distancing. But the Mexican leader is announcing part of his economic plans to face the pandemic — and some changes in his social conduct.
March 25, 2020
Globe Shutting Down Bars, Dine-In Operations
The city of Globe east of Phoenix will shutter its bars and movie theaters and restrict dine-in eating options despite having no confirmed coronavirus cases in Gila County. It’s the first city in the county to do so. Globe Mayor Al Gameros said he decided to take this proactive step anyways because of the influx of tourists that his city is seeing on the weekends.
March 25, 2020
Navajo Access To Water Compounds Response To Coronavirus
As health officials urge us to wash hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, two million Americans without access to clean running water have become some of the most vulnerable. On Tuesday the Navajo Nation reported 49 cases of COVID-19.
March 25, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Eagerly Await Federal Aid
Hospitals in Arizona are anxious about their workers, capacities, and bottom lines as a surge in coronavirus cases is expected. There’s hope a federal stimulus package can soften the blow from a ban on elective surgeries.
March 25, 2020
AZ Health Department: State Needs To Nearly Double Hospital Bed Capacity
Arizona needs to nearly double its capacity of hospital beds by the end of May to handle a projected rush due to the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
Animal Shelter Hoping To Get Pets Into Homes Before Temporary Closure
Halo Animal Rescue, a Phoenix Valley animal shelter, is trying to adopt out dogs and cats in its shelter before temporarily closing to the public as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit is waiving adoption fees for animals four months or older through Friday.
March 25, 2020
Incarcerated Women Moved To Hickmans Farms, Will Continue Work During Pandemic
The Arizona Department of Corrections has suspended all off-site work crews except for inmates working at Hickman’s Family Farms. It’s the latest step being taken by the department in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 25, 2020
1 In 10 AZ Private Sector Workers Could Lose Jobs By Summer
Arizona could lose nearly 280,000 jobs during the first few months of the coronavirus crisis.
March 25, 2020
 After Weeks Of School, Business Closures, What Do Public Health Experts Think?
A month ago today, two of Arizona’s former top public health officials in office during the H1N1 flu pandemic wrote an op-ed in the Arizona Republic. The Show connected with Bob England and Will Humble again.
March 25, 2020
Penzone Suggests Using New Jail To Care For Coronavirus Patients
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone suggests that a new jail facility in south Phoenix open up — not to inmates, but to coronavirus patients.
March 25, 2020
ACLU Arizona Concerned About Cameras Inside Pinal Jails Attorney Rooms
Defense attorneys are unhappy about a policy enacted by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office that placed cameras in the jailhouse rooms used by attorneys to speak in private with their clients.
March 25, 2020
Study: Almost Half Of All U.S. Hotel Workers Could Lose Jobs
A study from the American Hotel and Lodging Association says 44% of hotel employees in each state have lost or could lose their jobs in the future as states battle the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
ASU Lab Researchers Look For Coronavirus Vaccine
Extensive research is taking place all over the world in the effort to identify ways to combat the effects of Coronavirus, with some teams focusing on developing a vaccine—though that is possibly a year or more away from fruition. One of the groups is based at ASU and is led by Brenda Hogue.
March 25, 2020
Agencies That Help Homeless Applaud Duceys Eviction Freeze
Arizona renters financially affected by the coronavirus won’t face eviction if they fail to pay rent. Gov. Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday delaying enforcement of eviction orders for a total of four months.
March 25, 2020

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