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Arizona COVID-19 News

The vaccine, case and testing data in this map comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the population estimates come from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can learn more about the outbreak in Arizona at the Department of Health Services' website.

The Arizona county map shows the number of vaccine doses administered for every 100 residents, and you can click on each county for additional vaccine and testing information, including resources for accessing vaccines. PCR and serological tests are included in the test total.

Clicking on the “Deaths” or “Cases” buttons on the right will bring up circles that visualize both the total count as well as the county-level rate. Clicking on the circles will show more detailed information.

 

Cartwright, Litchfield School Districts Launching Virtual Schools
The Cartwright and Litchfield elementary school districts in the West Valley are launching new virtual schools for students and families who want to remain learning from home for health reasons or a desire for more flexibility, even as COVID-19 subsides.
Concerns Over School Closures For Low-Income Students
Arizona's school closures may have implications beyond child care and continuing education for some families. Title I schools serve low-income students — students who may depend on their schools for reliable meals and a safe place to go during the day. Carly Whitehead, the Title I coordinator for the Glendale Union High School District, joined The Show to talk about what could this mean for Title I students.
March 16, 2020
County Recorder Fontes: My Job Is To Keep Voters Safe
On Friday, Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs accused the Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes of violating orders to not mail ballots to Arizonans who aren’t on early voting lists. Fontes, for his part, insists that his actions are within the scope of the law and his efforts are to insure all Arizonans get a chance to cast their vote as polling locations close down to prevent the coronavirus transmission.
Hobbs: Arizona will Move Forward With Presidential Preference Election
March 16, 2020
Coronavirus Slows 2020 Ballot Petitions
Even as public health officials encourage social distancing and an end to large events, campaigns are ramping up to get both candidates and causes on the 2020 ballot. Some consultants are worried there isn’t nearly enough to get the job done.
March 16, 2020
As Coronavirus Moves School And Work Online, Can Broadband Keep Up?
As schools across Arizona and the rest of the country close down, and more and more businesses are having their workers telecommute to avoid spread of the coronavirus. That’s putting renewed attention on broadband capabilities and access.
March 16, 2020
Arizona Cities Close Public Places, Cancel Events Due To Coronavirus
Some of Arizona’s largest cities are taking additional steps to combat the spread of the coronavirus. That includes the closure of many public places. Based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all Phoenix libraries and indoor rec centers will be closed beginning Monday.
March 16, 2020
Legislature Considering If Session Can — And Should — Continue
Widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus are forcing Republicans who lead the Arizona Legislature to consider drastic steps that could include shutting down the 2020 session early. House and Senate leaders plan to meet Monday to sort through a variety of options.
March 16, 2020
List Of Arizona Schools Offering Meals During Closures
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Sunday that all schools in Arizona will be closed at least until March 27 amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The following schools and districts have set up meal services for students during the closure. Check back for updates.
March 16, 2020
Biggs, Lesko Vote Against Bipartisan Relief Package
The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a coronavirus relief package early Saturday that would offer free tests and increase paid sick leave for the public. President Donald Trump said he supported the bill, which now heads to the Senate, and said he would sign it as soon as possible. But 40 Republicans voted no on the bill — including two from Arizona.
March 14, 2020
Phoenix-Area Shoppers Brave Crowds, Long Lines
People are eschewing public gatherings, and employees are being sent home from offices, instructed to work from home. But people are still gathering in large numbers at Phoenix-area stores, with lines stretching out the door as they attempt to stock up on supplies, preparing to remain home with their families for an unknown amount of time.
March 14, 2020
Ducey Signs Bill Allocating $55 Million To Health Services
The Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey fast-tracked an emergency measure Thursday allocating up to $55 million to the Arizona Department of Health Services to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
March 14, 2020
Great Wolf Lodge Temporarily Closes Arizona Resort
Less than six months after it opened, Arizona’s first indoor water park resort is temporarily closing. Starting Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m., the Great Wolf Lodge will close. It's part of the Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community’s Talking Stick Entertainment District.
March 14, 2020
AZ School Employee Tests Presumptively Positive For The Coronavirus
Pima Unified School District in Graham County in southeastern Arizona said on Friday evening that an elementary school employee has presumptively tested positive for the coronavirus. An estimated 166 students are believed to have come in contact with her, said superintendent Sean Rickert.
March 14, 2020
Beauty Retailer Glossier Delays Phoenix Opening
Many businesses are being affected by the coronavirus and some — like those in the beauty industry — face unique challenges.
March 14, 2020
Phoenix Closes Senior Centers, Suspends Evictions From City-Owned Housing
The city of Phoenix is shutting down its senior centers, suspending city-sponsored public gatherings, and imposing a moratorium on evictions from city-owned public housing. Mayor Kate Gallego says there’s no estimate on when these services could be re-established.
March 13, 2020
Blood Banks Seeing Shortages As The Coronavirus Fears Increase
Fears over the coronavirus have led to a drop in blood donations, which is endangering those in need of transfusions. More than 100 blood drives and donor appointments have been canceled in recent days. The coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets, and the risk of spreading the virus through blood is minimal.
March 13, 2020
Phoenix Mother Of 5 Worries School Closure Will Hurt Her Financially
The Alhambra Elementary School District announced Thursday afternoon that it’s closing all of its schools starting Monday until further notice in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. One Phoenix mother has two childcare choices: hire an expensive sitter or take time off work. She said both will hurt her finances.
March 13, 2020
How Coronavirus Could Affect Phoenix Spending On Police, Fire, Parks
The coronavirus outbreak and economic uncertainty is creating challenges for local governments as they plan their budgets. Going into the next fiscal year that starts July 1, Phoenix has a general fund surplus of about $28 million.
March 13, 2020
What Does It Mean To Self-Quarantine, And How Are People Handling It?
As the coronavirus — and concerns about it — continue to spread, a number of people who may have been exposed to the virus have said they were going to self-quarantine. To talk through how people are handling this, The Show talked with Dr. Cecilia Rosales with the University of Arizona College of Public Health. She's also the associate dean for the Phoenix campus.
March 13, 2020
Economist Discusses Impacts Coronavirus Could Have
Gov. Doug Ducey this week acknowledged the virus is having an effect on the economy but told reporters Arizona is in a better financial position to handle it than it has been in years. To talk more about the potential impact on the budget is economist Jim Rounds.
March 13, 2020
How Will AZs Hospitality Industry Be Affected By Cancellations?
As every industry across the country prepares for the economic impact of the coronavirus, leaders in the region’s hospitality sector are bracing for an especially hard hit. To discuss the anticipated impact and how the region’s hospitality industry, The Show spoke with Debbie Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism.
March 13, 2020

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