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  • Arizona health director says water parks lack crowd control of hotel pools

    There is a chance for water parks in Arizona to possibly reopen earlier if they can convince health officials they'll impose stringent coronavirus safety precautions.
  • Maricopa County unveils schools-specific dashboard for reopening

    Maricopa County unveiled Friday a schools-specific coronavirus dashboard designed to give metro Phoenix residents a better look into when in-person instruction should begin.
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    Arizona reports 928 new coronavirus cases, 40 more deaths

    Arizona reported 928 new coronavirus cases with 40 more deaths on Friday, bringing the state's totals to 191,721 COVID-19 infections and 4,423 fatalities.
  • Teachers resign as Queen Creek schools prepare to reopen

    Numerous teachers in the Queen Creek Unified School District have resigned as their schools get ready to welcome back students for in-person classes Monday.
  • Arizona’s top health official: Data on kids and COVID-19 remains unclear

    Arizona's top health official said Thursday there are still many unknowns regarding how the coronavirus interacts with school-aged children.
  • Arizona schools chief calls out districts for resuming in-person learning

    Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman called out Arizona districts Thursday that intend to resume in-person learning despite counties not meeting recommended benchmarks to reopen.
  • Group of rental housing owners sue state over eviction moratorium

    A group of rental housing owners have filed a lawsuit against the state's eviction moratorium put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Phoenix area meets two schools virus benchmarks for in-class learning

    Maricopa County has met two of three coronavirus benchmarks designed to guide schools on when it’s safe to start in-person learning again this year, Arizona health officials reported Thursday.
  • Arizona reports 1,351 new coronavirus cases, 36 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 1,351 new coronavirus cases with 36 more deaths on Thursday, bringing the state's totals to 190,794 COVID-19 infections and 4,383 fatalities.
  • Bat at Grand Canyon National Park tested positive for rabies

    A bat collected along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies, authorities said.
  • Study: 41% of Phoenix public schools within 1,000 feet of tobacco sellers

    A recent study found 41.1% of public schools in Phoenix to be within 1,000 feet of various tobacco and vaping retailers.
  • Arizona health department warns 4 fitness studios to close immediately

    The Arizona Department of Health Services has notified four Valley fitness studios they must close for operating in defiance of state coronavirus policies.
  • Mountainside Fitness continues legal battle against Ducey over benchmarks

    The legal battle between Mountainside Fitness and Gov. Doug Ducey continued Wednesday as the health club filed a motion of contempt against the governor over newly released benchmarks for businesses to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Mesa water park sues Gov. Doug Ducey over virus-related closures

    A Phoenix-area water park/family fun center has sued Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey over its continued closure during the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Arizona reports 706 new coronavirus cases with 148 more deaths

    Arizona reported 706 new coronavirus cases with 148 more deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state's totals to 189,443 COVID-19 infections and 4,347 fatalities.
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    Arizona reports 1,213 new coronavirus cases, 45 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 1,213 new coronavirus cases and 45 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state's totals to 188,737 COVID-19 infections and 4,199 fatalities.
  • Banner Health reports drop in cancer diagnoses during virus pandemic

    Following a national trend, there has been a decrease in cancer diagnoses at Banner Health facilities across the Valley amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Arizona reports 600 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths

    Arizona reported 600 new coronavirus cases and 4 more deaths on Monday, bringing the state's totals to 187,523 COVID-19 infections and 4,154 fatalities.
  • Doctor: Schools ignoring benchmarks may trigger another COVID-19 spike

    For schools that decide to reopen despite not meeting all the benchmarks, Dr. Sean Elliot hopes they’re “being quite robust in their preparation efforts.”
  • Arizona gets $22.5M judgment and injunction against vape company

    The Arizona Attorney General's Office said a $22.5 million judgment was obtained against a vaping company for selling illegal products and targeting youth.