An air traffic controller in Las Vegas presumptively tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, impacing Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Eleven flights bound for McCarran International Airport were diverted to Phoenix last night while the air traffic control tower in Las Vegas was temporarily closed.
Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona is ramping up its effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In a series of tweets, Ducey said he’s calling up the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks where the pandemic has led to spikes in demand. Restaurants in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19 can only offer takeout.
With Arizona schools closed for an undetermined amount of time, the Tempe Elementary School District is distributing iPads and laptops that its kindergarten through eighth grade students can use at this time. District families can pick up the devices on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
As of Wednesday, there were 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 coronavirus-related deaths in Arizona. The data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services. KJZZ is regularly updating as new data becomes available, but you can learn more about coronavirus in Arizona at the Department of Health Services's website.
It’s been a bumpy ride for the stock market over the past several weeks, as markets respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This week saw the Dow's worst percentage loss since so-called 'Black Monday' in 1987.
Last Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman ordered a statewide school closure through March 27. But what will these two weeks of closures mean for schools? State Rep. Michelle Udall and state Sen. Sylvia Allen have drafted a bill that attempts to answer those questions.
The Show is telling the stories of five more Arizona women who helped shape their communities and the state’s history as part of the series Women of the West. Dew Yu Wong wasn’t a politician or an adventurer or famous. Wong was a Chinese immigrant to Flagstaff during the turn of the 20th century when the Chinese Exclusion Act was law.
For a lot of older adults, isolation was a concern long before the spread of COVID-19. So how are they coping now? For more on that, The Show got a hold of Mary Lynn Kasunic with the Area Agency on Aging.
To hear more about the impact restaurant closure decisions have on the people who are directly affected by them, The Show turned to chef Danielle Leoni. She owns the Breadfruit and Rum Bar with her husband, Dwayne Allen, in downtown Phoenix.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, questions about privacy and ethics arise. But where does someone’s medical privacy come into play here? For more on that, The Show got a hold of Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine.
According to experts the coronavirus may have originated with a bat, and was somehow passed on to humans. It seems this is how many epidemics and pandemics start by jumping from an animal host to a human.
Mayors around the Valley and state are taking similar measures close bars and stop dine-in service at restaurants, though Gov. Ducey said he was not enacting the same restrictions statewide. The Show turns to Mesa Mayor John Giles.
The Arizona Legislature rushed Wednesday to enact a basic state budget along with bills giving flexibility to closed schools and help for workers who lose their jobs as they try to address the impact of the coronavirus before adjourning until the health crisis ebbs.