Latest News on Coronavirus Disease

Latest News on Coronavirus Disease

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.

Along with the current case count, links to each county's health department or COVID-19 website are provided when you click on the markers. The information provided is current through the date shown in each data point.

 

A live discussion with Gov. Doug Ducey and other state officials, including Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman, on Arizona's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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ASU Urging Dorm Residents To Move Out, Offering Credit
Arizona State University is offering on-campus students a $1,500 nonrefundable credit to move out of their dorms by April 15. But one student says that's only 40% of what the average student has paid for housing, meals and parking from March 15, the end of spring, to May 8, the last day of the semester.
April 2, 2020
Mexican Beer Companies Get Hit By Pandemic Measures
Mexican beers make up almost 70% of the imported beers sold in the U.S. Beer is one of the top exports and sources of income for Mexico. But the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Mexican breweries, which is also hitting consumers.
April 2, 2020
AZ Constables Working With Changes To Eviction Policies
The beginning of the month means rent is due. But what if you lost your income due to the coronavirus and can’t pay? To talk about what’s going on is Mike Branham, chief constable for Maricopa County. One of the duties of constables is serving eviction notices.
April 2, 2020
Is Moving To Mail-In Balloting For November A Sensible Decision?
The UCLA Voting Rights Project issued a report earlier this week with recommendations for moving to all mail-in ballots across the country for this November’s election.
April 2, 2020
How Long Will Arizona Stay In A Recession?
Arizona’s economy was on a roll. But then worries and uncertainty around the coronavirus led to businesses closing overnight, and Arizona’s economy, like the rest of the nation’s, plunged into a recession.
April 2, 2020
As Unemployment Claims Jump, DES Trying To Keep Up
Tens of thousands of Arizonans have applied for unemployment benefits in the wake of the coronavirus. Ryan Randazzo has been following this story for the Arizona Republic.
April 2, 2020
Florence Project And Others Sue ICE To Release 8 People Vulnerable To COVID-19
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and other groups want a federal judge to order the release of eight people with chronic medical conditions from detention.
April 2, 2020
Todd McFarlane: Unknown Future For Comic Books After Coronavirus Shutdown
The comic book industry’s sole distributor from print to retail, Diamond Comic Distributors, stopped all shipments on March 23. For the first time anyone can remember, a week came and went with no new comics.
April 2, 2020
Bens Bells Founder: Dont Be Nice — Be Kind
Tucson nonprofit Ben's Bells recently launched a "be kind challenge" paper chain, in which a new link is added to document an act of kindness. The group says it’s a way of staying connected, even when we’re physically apart.
April 2, 2020
Arizona Cancels Spring High School Sports
After state officials announced on March 30 that schools would stay closed for the rest of the school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced the rest of the spring sports season would be cancelled.
April 2, 2020
Grand Canyon National Park Closure  Controversial In Tusayan
The closure of Grand Canyon National Park due to COVID-19 will certainly have an impact on the surrounding communities that rely on the park and the tourists it attracts. The town of Tusayan is one of those communities.
April 2, 2020
Professor: Social Distancing Raises Questions About Approach To Sustainable Cities
Whether the outcome is good or bad, this social distancing and self-quarantining we’re all trying to figure out will change us for good. That's what Mark Roseland, a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development, asserts at least.
April 2, 2020
AZ Looking To Recently Retired Nurses To Help During Pandemic
Nearly 80% of Arizona nurses say their personal protective gear is not sufficient to care for their patients safely and efficiently. The Show spoke to Robin Schaeffer, a registered nurse and the executive director of the Arizona Nurses Association, about what’s being done to try to fix the situation.
April 2, 2020
ASU To Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
Arizona State University is shifting its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies to virtual, online events due to the coronavirus. President Michael Crow announced the move on Thursday.
April 2, 2020
Arizona Veterinarians Get OK To Use Telemedicine
Amid a wave of executive orders, Gov. Doug Ducey decided this week to allow Arizona veterinarians to use telemedicine when seeing patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no conclusive evidence showing companion animals, like dogs and cats, can spread COVID-19.
April 2, 2020
AZ Detainees Seek Halt To Immigration Court Hearings During Pandemic
Most of the detained plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to halt in-person immigration court hearings during the coronavirus pandemic are being held in Arizona. They also want the government to create a secure way to talk with lawyers on the outside, or provide protective gear to keep meetings safe.
April 2, 2020
In The Nonstop Coronavirus News Cycle, Misinformation Is Rampant
News about the coronavirus has now overwhelmed our airwaves, screens and social media feeds. And not all of that information is reliable. Kristy Roschke at the News Co/Lab at ASU said uncertainty is what makes information about the coronavirus so hard for news consumers to process.
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April 2, 2020
What Does Stay-Home Order Mean For Residents, Businesses?
If you’ve got questions about what Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's “Stay Home, Stay Connected and Stay Safe” order means for your daily life, rest assured, you’re not alone. Since the order took effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, there’s been varying takes on its impact.
Arizona Small Restaurants To Gov. Ducey: We Need Your Help
April 1, 2020
Pima County Calls For Medical Volunteers
Pima County has begun to call for volunteers to be ready when an anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients begins to develop in Arizona. The county has begun building a database of volunteers with specific skills it can call upon to help fight the coronavirus.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Mayors Slam Governors Essential Services List
Arizona mayors are pushing back against what they say is too soft of a stance taken by Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order that went into effect Tuesday evening.
April 1, 2020

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