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.
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.
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.
The extended reach of coronavirus, a battle for market share between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and reduced demand have sent the price of oil plunging. To talk more about that is Bart Hobijn, professor of economics at ASU.
The head of the Arizona National Guard says it has the ability to manage large-scale logistics, deliver things in bulk and get them to the most rural parts of the state. Gov. Doug Ducey has called up the military force to ensure Arizonans have access to food during the coronavirus pandemic.
State lawmakers were working to change the definition of "unemployed" now that thousands of Arizonans are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. This would make unemployment benefits easier to collect for someone furloughed or quarantined.
Members of a private Facebook group for Arizona Correctional Officers say the Department of Corrections is selling prison toilet paper to employees at cost during a pandemic that has caused shortages of personal hygiene products.
A sobering report from Imperial College London is believed to have elevated the federal government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The report said the pandemic could kill more than 1 million Americans. And that’s even if the sick get isolated, people are home-quarantined, and seniors practice social distancing.