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  • What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

    What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? It’s when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing. Before any vaccine is permitted in the U.S., it must be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, which requires study in thousands of people. Normally, the […]
  • 4 Arizona mayors accuse Gov. Doug Ducey of failed leadership on COVID

    Four Democratic Arizona mayors accused Gov. Doug Ducey of failing to provide leadership in the state’s battle against a new surge of the coronavirus.
  • Biden wants Congress to pass virus aid in lame-duck session

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is pushing Congress to approve billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19 assistance before he takes office, saying in a meeting Friday with the top Democrats in the House and Senate that such a package should be approved during the lame-duck session. Biden held his first in-person meeting since […]
  • Hospitals across Arizona cutting off visitations as coronavirus cases surge

    Hospitals across Arizona -- including the state's largest hospital system -- are cutting off visitations in the midst of another surge in coronavirus cases.
  • Arizona reports 4,471 new coronavirus cases, 43 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 4,471 new coronavirus cases and 43 deaths on Friday, putting the state's totals at 291,696 COVID-19 infections and 6,427 fatalities.
  • Club sports teams coming to Arizona could add to coronavirus dilemma

    Hundreds of club sports teams are making their way to the Phoenix area for tournaments that other states prohibit because of increasing coronavirus spread.
  • Arizona health expert says hospitals could soon reach summer virus peaks

    A prominent Arizona health expert says that Arizona hospitals could reach peak summertime capacities in the coming weeks as coronavirus cases surge.
  • Banner Health offers alternatives to in-person Thanksgiving gatherings

    Banner Health is offering alternatives to in-person Thanksgiving gatherings as the coronavirus pandemic again worsens in the state.
  • Arizona COVID-19 dashboards stable, but changes could be coming

    COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate across Arizona, but not enough to affect how counties are classified in the state’s school and business dashboards. But the status quo might not last much longer.
  • Arizona high school winter sports competition postponed until January

    The Arizona Interscholastic Association will postpone the start of high school winter sports until at least Jan. 5 as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
  • Metro Phoenix district with 10 high schools reverts to remote learning

    The Glendale Union High School District, which covers most of Glendale and part of Phoenix, is returning to remote learning Friday because of high COVID-19 case numbers.
  • Dr. Christ says her COVID concern level over Thanksgiving is 9 out of 10

    Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, said her concern level about the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on COVID-19 spread "is at a 9."
  • Arizona health department directs schools to enforce mask requirements

    The Arizona Department of Health Services issued an emergency order to increase enforcement of face mask requirements in K-12 schools.
  • US jobless claims rise to 742,000; millions to lose aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks and a sign that the resurgent viral outbreak is likely slowing the economy and forcing more companies to cut jobs. The worsening pandemic and the arrival of cold weather could accelerate layoffs in the […]
  • Arizona reports 4,123 new coronavirus cases, 19 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 4,123 new coronavirus cases and 19 deaths on Thursday, putting the state's totals at 287,225 COVID-19 infections and 6,384 fatalities.
  • Arizona school leaders reevaluate staying open as COVID-19 cases rise

    Rising COVID-19 numbers in Arizona have forced district leaders to make tough decisions about whether to keep schools open.
  • Jan Brewer unsure why Gov. Ducey not taking a stand on mask mandates

    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says it "doesn't make sense" why current Gov. Doug Ducey does not take a stand on a statewide mask mandate.
  • Arizona health officials brace for winter visitors amid coronavirus surge

    Arizona health officials are gearing up for winter visitors by offering guidance for safe gatherings and planning to implement enhanced coronavirus testing.
  • New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation’s largest public school system will halt […]
  • Ducey announces multiple measures to slow spread of COVID-19 in Arizona

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced multiple measures on Wednesday to address the rise in coronavirus cases across the state — but not a mask mandate.