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  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey not ordering statewide mask mandate

    Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona is not joining the 30-plus states with face mask mandates, including several recently enacted by GOP governors who reversed their stance on the issue with the coronavirus surging.
  • Arizona reports 3,206 new coronavirus cases, 53 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 3,206 new coronavirus cases and 53 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state's totals at 283,102 COVID-19 infections and 6,365 fatalities.
  • Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

    Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk of dying — the last data needed to seek emergency use of limited shot supplies as the catastrophic outbreak worsens across the globe. The announcement from Pfizer and its German partner […]
  • Legally Speaking: Arizona employees could be required to get virus vaccine

    With coronavirus vaccines on the horizon, Arizona employers could require their employees to get the virus vaccine but there would be exceptions.
  • Arizona liquor board halts to-go alcohol sales without proper licenses

    The Arizona Department of Liquor will allow law officials to enforce improper liquor sales if an establishment does not have the right licenses.
  • Metro Phoenix church offers mental health support during pandemic

    In response to the rise in mental health issues and increase in substance abuse during the pandemic, Peoria-based CCV has dedicated a series of church services aimed to assist individuals.
  • States plead for more federal help as virus outbreak worsens

    With more shutdowns looming and a vaccine months away from wide distribution, governors across the U.S. are pleading for more help from Washington ahead of what is shaping up to be a bleak winter. Renewed restrictions on indoor businesses, overloaded hospitals and the coming end of unemployment benefits for millions of Americans have led governors […]
  • Arizona schools chief Hoffman wants winter sports paused to slow COVID-19

    Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman believes that winter sports should be paused in schools in order to slow another spike of coronavirus cases in the state.
  • Kate Gallego says Gov. Ducey has not met with Arizona mayors in months

    Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said she and other Arizona mayors have not met with Gov. Ducey in nearly six months as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
  • Wanted for coronavirus questioning: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

    KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey hasn't been holding coronavirus press conferences because he has nothing new to offer.
  • Arizona education group launches petition for stricter schools COVID plan

    Arizona's largest public school employee group launched a petition urging Gov. Doug Ducey enact a coronavirus safety plan specifically for schools.
  • Arizona reports 2,984 new coronavirus cases, 10 additional deaths

    Arizona reported 2,984 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state's totals at 279,896 COVID-19 infections and 6,312 fatalities.
  • Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?

    Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that health care workers should be first, said Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit group working on vaccine allocation issues. An expert panel advising the U.S. Centers […]
  • Arizona educators press Gov. Ducey to implement stricter virus measures

    Arizona educators are asking Gov. Doug Ducey to implement a transparent statewide plan to keep students and teachers safe as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
  • Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving

    From California to Pennsylvania, governors and mayors across the U.S. are ratcheting up COVID-19 restrictions amid the record-shattering resurgence of the virus that is all but certain to get worse because of holiday travel and family gatherings over Thanksgiving. Leaders are closing businesses or curtailing hours and other operations, and they are ordering or imploring […]
  • Navajo Nation president hopes stay-at-home order will slow coronavirus

    Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez hopes the new three week stay-at-home order will slow the spread of coronavirus and keep vulnerable residents safe.
  • Maricopa County survey shows about 10% of residents have had COVID-19

    A survey released Monday from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health revealed that about 10% of residents have been infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
  • ‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans. The remarks marked Biden’s toughest comments to date on Trump’s failure […]
  • Scottsdale school district to hire COVID ‘quarterback’ with $70K-$80K salary

    The Scottsdale Unified School District is looking to hire a full-time specialist to focus on issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Rep. Debbie Lesko in quarantine after exposure to person with COVID-19

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona announced Monday that she will undergo a 14-day quarantine after being in contact with a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.