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  • Phoenix Union stops fall sports, delays winter sports with rising virus metrics

    The Phoenix Union High School District will formally end fall sports season and delay the start of the winter sports season as coronavirus cases rise.
  • Top Arizona health official offers tips to slow virus spread during holidays

    Arizona's top public health official is offering suggestions to help slow the spread of coronavirus during the upcoming holiday season.
  • Feds announce COVID-19 vaccine agreement with drug stores

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have reached an agreement with pharmacies across the U.S. to distribute free coronavirus vaccines after they are approved and become available to the public. The goal eventually is to make getting a COVID-19 vaccine like getting a flu shot. Thursday’s agreement with major chain drug stores, grocery market pharmacies […]
  • Navajo Nation says 34 communities have uncontrolled spread of COVID-19

    The Navajo Nation Department of Health has identified 34 communities with an uncontrolled spread of coronavirus, leading officials to issue a warning and enact a weekend curfew.
  • 1 metric keeping Arizona businesses, schools clear in COVID benchmarks

    One metric is keeping Arizona businesses from being forced to close despite a surge in coronavirus cases and ensuring that recommendations for schools don't revert to virtual-only.
  • Arizona reports 1,399 new coronavirus cases, adds 12 deaths

    Arizona reported 1,399 new coronavirus cases and 12 more deaths on Thursday, pushing the state's totals to 266,562 COVID-19 infections and 6,240 fatalities.
  • 709,000 seek US jobless aid as pandemic escalates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure since March and a further sign that the job market might be slowly healing. Yet the improvement will be put at risk by the sharp resurgence in confirmed viral infections to an […]
  • Phoenix Zoo to host Cruise the ZooLights 2 times this week

    The Phoenix Zoo is combining its socially-distanced Cruise the Zoo event with its annual holiday festivities twice this week.
  • Valley doctor weighs in on differences between coronavirus and flu

    A Valley doctor weighs in on the difference between the flu and coronavirus as flu season ramps up in the midst of the pandemic.
  • Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Celebrations marking Veterans Day gave way to somber virtual gatherings Wednesday, with many of the nation’s veterans homes barring visitors to protect their residents from the surging coronavirus that has killed thousands of former members of the U.S. military. Cemeteries decorated with American flags were silent as well, as many of […]
  • ASU health expert pushes for more consistent coronavirus testing

    As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Arizona, a prominent ASU health expert is urging the public to take advantage of coronavirus testing resources.
  • School president says ASU’s COVID-19 strategies working but need to evolve

    Arizona State University President Michael Crow said the school’s COVID-19 strategies have been successful to this point but will continue to evolve.
  • Outdoor dining venture at Sixth Street Park in Tempe put on hold

    A day after announcing an outdoor dining pilot program at Sixth Street Park, the city of Tempe said Downtown Eats won't start as planned.
  • Arizona reports 2,030 new coronavirus cases, adds 36 deaths

    Arizona reported 2,030 new coronavirus cases and 36 more deaths on Wednesday, pushing the state's totals to 265,163 COVID-19 infections and 6,228 fatalities.
  • Texas becomes 1st state to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas became America’s first state Wednesday with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, as sporting events were canceled and the border city of El Paso added mobile morgues in anticipation of virus deaths overwhelming hospitals for weeks. Texas leaders gave no indication of forthcoming restrictions as the state passed the […]
  • Arizona restaurants could be in jeopardy of losing ‘to-go’ liquor sales

    A Superior Court judge ruled that Gov. Doug Ducey overstepped his authority by allowing some Arizona restaurants to sell alcohol to-go with the proper license.
  • Arizona school leaders urge public to be cautious as coronavirus cases surge

    With coronavirus cases surging, Arizona school leaders are asking the public to do its part in mitigating the spread to keep schools open.
  • ASU study reveals Arizona teens less likely to wear masks around friends

    A new study by Arizona State University showed that out of 2,364 Arizona teens, only 45% wear a mask when around their friends.
  • Banner Health hires more staff in preparation of coronavirus surge

    Banner Health said Tuesday it is hiring more staff in preparation for an uptick in both COVID-19 and flu cases expected in the coming months.
  • Schools’ deadly dilemmas come via Arizona’s COVID-19 spike

    Arizona school officials, teachers and parents are facing hard questions because of COVID-19, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe, and they aren't finding easy answers.