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Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
Under a new state law, Arizona public universities are prohibited from requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine. But Northern Arizona University is hoping to motivate students to get them by offering prizes as a part of its new Jacks are Vaxxed incentive program.
Aug. 1, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services Sunday added 2,306 confirmed coronavirus infections to its daily dashboard. It’s the second day in a row more than 2,000 new cases have been reported.
Aug. 1, 2021
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New data on the delta variant prompted the CDC to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in areas with substantial or high coronavirus transmission. State health director Dr. Cara Christ says the department's guidelines to the 13 affected counties will echo the CDC's.
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Jul. 27, 2021
The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released new guidance for student athletes just in time for the new school year.
Jul. 27, 2021
Magdalena Plaza
There have been several high profile incidents near the town in recent years, including one in May 2020 that claimed the life of a former mayor and shut down the state's most important highway.
Jul. 26, 2021
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For an eighth straight day, Arizona health officials are reporting over 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases — 1,441 on July 26. As we’re seeing cases go up, hospitalizations are going up as well.
Jul. 26, 2021
Doug Ducey
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb in Arizona, the governor on Friday reiterated calls for people to get vaccinated but also maintained it was a personal choice.
Jul. 24, 2021
child wearing a mask
Arizona students are heading back to school as concerns grow over rising COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked what infectious disease experts recommend for children not old enough to get a vaccine: remote or in-person classes?
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Jul. 23, 2021
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A north Phoenix branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs has closed its doors for the rest of July after seeing a drastic increase in positive COVID-19 cases. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is reporting more than 30 positive cases among staff and club members as of Friday morning.
Jul. 23, 2021
ASU's campus
The editor-in-chief of one of the world's premier lines of science journals this week stepped out from behind the desk to call for colleges and universities to require coronavirus vaccines — and to call out Arizona State University by name.
Jul. 23, 2021
nurse in a hospital
Arizona hospital leaders are increasingly concerned as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase across the state. The number of Arizonans in hospital intensive care units with COVID-19 has climbed nearly 30% just since last week.
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Jul. 22, 2021
Border Wait Nogales
The U.S. is continuing to keep its borders closed to non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico for a 16th month citing the surging delta variant.
Jul. 21, 2021
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Banner Health, the largest hospital network in Arizona, will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Workers have until November to get the shot.
Jul. 20, 2021
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Medical experts say there’s now no question Arizona is seeing an upward trend in COVID-19 infections. Arizona is now averaging more than 1,000 cases per day, more than double last month's numbers.
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Jul. 19, 2021
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Saturday marks Arizona’s fourth straight day of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, as COVID-related hospitalizations continue to increase. COVID-19’s highly contagious delta variant is now the dominant variant in Arizona.
Jul. 17, 2021
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A report released Thursday shows that the number of children who missed routine vaccinations increased dramatically during the pandemic. Mexico was among countries where immunizations dropped substantially.
Jul. 16, 2021
A patient gets swabbed for a COVID-19 test
The Arizona Department of Health Services said Wednesday's update was especially high because of reporting delays over the past few days. But the seven-day average for new cases has been steadily rising in Arizona.
Jul. 14, 2021
CDC Community transmission
Health officials continue to urge caution as the delta variant of COVID-19 spreads in Arizona. Delta is thought to be the most transmissible strain of the virus yet.
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Jul. 13, 2021
Will Humble
As the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread, one health expert wonders whether bringing back COVID-19 mitigation measures like mask wearing are necessary.
Jul. 12, 2021
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Since April, more than 1,000 reports of heart inflammation have raised concerns about whether mRNA-based vaccines like those made by Pfizer and Moderna are worth the risk, despite hundreds of millions of doses administered without incident. A new report has the latest recommendations from the CDC.
Jul. 9, 2021

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