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CDC awards Arizona $150 Million COVID response grant

Michael Goldberg | May 22, 2020 | Arizona

Q&A: Sen. Kate Brophy McGee on the legislative work ahead

Michael Goldberg | Apr 30, 2020 | Arizona

Senator Kate Brophy McGee represents Legislative District 28 in the Arizona State Senate. As Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Brophy McGee will be a key player in the Legislature's ongoing response to COVID-19. With talk of a special session being convened in Arizona this summer, State...[ Read More ]

Arizona Testing Blitz aims to test between 30,000-60,000 people over three weekends

| Apr 28, 2020 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), in partnership with healthcare partners across the state, are joining forces to launch the Arizona Testing Blitz with the goal of increasing COVID-19 testing statewide. The Arizona Testing Blitz aims to test 10,000-20,000 Arizonans for COVID-19 every...[ Read More ]

ADHS takes steps to expand testing

Michael Goldberg | Apr 24, 2020 | Arizona

Today, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) issued updated standing orders, expanding the criteria for COVID-19 testing to anyone who thinks they have been exposed to and could be infected with the virus. Previously, this order was limited to high-risk individuals and those with specific symptoms. ADHS is partnering...[ Read More ]

AARP asks Arizona for more COVID-19 information

Monte Whaley | Apr 16, 2020 | Arizona

The largest advocacy group for retirees is asking Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to identify the nursing homes in the state with coronavirus cases. The state director for the AARP, Dana Marie Kennedy, wrote in a letter to Ducey that many of the 900,000 AARP members in Arizona have expressed concerns...[ Read More ]

Arizona appears ready for COVID-19 surge

Monte Whaley | Apr 16, 2020 | Arizona

Social distancing measures in Arizona appear to be slowing the spread of COVID-19 infections, according to public health officials. A model run by Dr. Joe Gerald, associate professor of public health at the University of Arizona, predicts hospitalizations will peak on April 26. A mid-range estimate calls for 1,460 beds...[ Read More ]

Poll: Ducey has the lowest approval rating in the country for COVID-19 response

Michael Goldberg | Apr 7, 2020 | Arizona

In a new poll that asked how Americans felt about the response from their governors, as well as President Trump, to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey scored the lowest in favorability out of any governor in the country. The Microsoft News Poll asked respondents how much they approved...[ Read More ]

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