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How AZ Is Coping With Coronavirus: Checking In With Communities
Across Arizona, small communities are feeling the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and community response. KJZZ is checking in with cities and towns outside the Phoenix area to see how they are faring.
April 6, 2020
Phoenix Doctors Developing 3D Printed Protective Mask
Hospitals nationwide are facing shortages of the N95 masks used to protect doctors and nurses from exposure to COVID-19. Some Arizona doctors are developing a new alternative.
April 6, 2020
AZ Sales Tax Slowdown Expected To Impact Budget
Arizona’s state budget is expected to take a huge hit amid the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Revenue streams could decline in our state sooner than in others.
April 6, 2020
Foundation Launches Laptop Drive To Help Valley Students
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation has partnered with Data Doctors, a computer repair company, and others to refurbish used laptops as part of an effort to bridge the digital divide during coronavirus school closures. The organizations asking community members to donate any used laptops they might have lying around at home.
April 6, 2020
Study Firms Up Tree Ring Timeline, Offers New Lead On Ancient Eruption
Tree rings provide a useful way to study past climates and date specific events or objects, but some eras remain fuzzy. Now, researchers from University of Arizona have developed a way to sharpen our picture of a key volcanic eruption.
April 6, 2020
Clash Between Armed Groups Leaves 19 Dead In Northern Mexico
Authorities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua said at least 19 men died and another was injured in a confrontation between two criminal groups vying for dominance in a mountainous area near neighboring Sonora.
April 5, 2020
Police: Hospital Worker Stole $1,700 In PPE, Supplies
A custodian at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott was arrested on suspicion of stealing close to $1,700 worth of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies from the hospital.
April 5, 2020
Mexican Constitutional Reform Expands Pension, Health Care Systems
Pensions for the elderly and disabled. School scholarships. Free health care. They’re all part of a new constitutional reform in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this weekend the approval of a constitutional reform to expand pension benefits and other social programs across the country.
April 5, 2020
Parks Continue To Close Amenities, But Not Open Spaces And Trails
Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order requires Arizona parks to shutter amenities like restrooms and playgrounds. But many parks are closing more areas like tennis courts, while still trying to preserve outdoor space and trails for people.
April 5, 2020
Sonora Considers Harsher Measures To Control Coronavirus Spread
On Saturday, Sonoran health experts released an extensive list of new measures they want authorities to implement throughout the state, including restricting the sale of gasoline, closing parks and plazas, and prohibiting outdoor activities.
April 5, 2020
Googles Mobility Data Shows Arizonans Are Social Distancing
Data released by Google shows Arizonans are social distancing and staying at home much more than they were in February. Google’s COVID-19 Community Mobility Report collects location data from cellphones to create “aggregated, anonymized” information that shows movement trends across different sectors of the community.
April 5, 2020
Inside The Home Offices Of KJZZ Reporters And Staff
So many Arizonans are now working from home amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus — and KJZZ is, too! Over the past couple of weeks, KJZZ has been transitioning to a nearly all-remote staff.
April 5, 2020
Border Governors Urge Compatriots Abroad To Not Return For Holy Week
The governors of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and Coahuila agreed during a Friday meeting to several measures to limit the coronavirus spread, including a new campaign "Paisanos, no Vengan," or "Countrymen, Don’t Come!"
April 5, 2020
Woman, 29, Is Sonora’s First Confirmed COVID-19 Death
A young woman is the first confirmed COVID-19 death in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south. The 29-year-old woman was from Magdalena de Kino, a 90 minute drive south from Nogales.
April 5, 2020
Nogales Asks For Temporary Produce Inspection Pause Amid Outbreak
On Friday evening, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors and the mayor of Nogales asked federal authorities for a “temporary delay” of those inspections, according to two similar proclamations. Some fear inspectors could increase the risk of coronavirus spreading in the border community.
April 5, 2020
Some Churches Sunday Services Go Online, Drive-Through
Religious organizations are being forced to adapt to social distancing guidelines. As Easter approaches, many Arizona churches are streaming their services on social media sites. Pastor Brian Jobe says his churches in Chandler and Casa Grande will stream full services — with music — on Facebook Live and YouTube.
April 5, 2020
Arizona Department Of Corrections Releases COVID-19 Testing Data
New COVID-19 testing information for Arizona prisons has been released due to a recent federal court order. The Department of Corrections must now issue weekly reports on how many inmates in state-run prisons have been tested and the results of those tests.
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April 4, 2020
Cancer Treatment Centers Creating Cancer-Only Sites
Cancer treatments often weaken a patient's immune system, making them more susceptible to the coronavirus. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is opening its facilities to cancer patients who would otherwise be in regular hospitals -- freeing up hospital beds and keeping the cancer patients in a safer environment.
April 4, 2020
Nursing Licenses In Limbo Due To Social Distancing
As health care systems prepare for a possible influx of patients due to COVID-19, some Arizona nursing students are being told they can’t take their certification exams due to social distancing.
April 4, 2020
Department Of Corrections Changes Mask Policy For Employees
The director of the Arizona Department of Corrections has changed a policy for employees, allowing them to wear masks to work in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in state prisons.
April 4, 2020

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