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COVID-19 considered widespread in Arizona

Monte Whaley | Mar 26, 2020 | Arizona

Arizona delays eviction for those impacted by COVID-19

Monte Whaley | Mar 25, 2020 | Arizona

Arizona officials are helping renters impacted by COVID-19 and facing eviction. Gov. Doug Ducey this week issued an executive order delaying enforcement of eviction orders for renters who are quarantined due to COVID-19 or are facing economic hardship as a result of the outbreak.   The executive order will remain...[ Read More ]

Arizona opens enrichment centers for children of healthcare workers

Monte Whaley | Mar 25, 2020 | Arizona

A group of Arizona Enrichment Centers will provide childcare for the children  of Arizona first responders, critical healthcare workers and essential public sector workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. The centers are being launched through a partnership between Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. They will help...[ Read More ]

Arizona officials defend medical director for COVID-19 comments

Monte Whaley | Mar 24, 2020 | Arizona

Maricopa County officials are defending their county disease control division medical director who criticized Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Monday for closing schools during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine made her comments before the Phoenix City Council Monday. Sunenshine told the city council that she thought the decision to close...[ Read More ]

Arizona Medicaid program approved for COVID-19 changes

Monte Whaley | Mar 24, 2020 | Arizona

Arizona’s Medicaid agency has received federal approval to make changes to help ensure access to health care for kids and vulnerable Arizonans during the COVID-19 emergency, officials said. Arizona was one of the first states to submit a request to waive certain Medicaid and KidsCare (CHIP) program requirements in order...[ Read More ]

Arizona man dies after ingesting additive used to clean fish tanks

Monte Whaley | Mar 24, 2020 | Arizona

A 61-year-old Arizona man is dead and his wife is in critical condition after they both ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks. Within 30 minutes of ingestion, the couple experienced immediate effects requiring admittance to a nearby Banner Health Hospital, according to Banner...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v4: On working to acceptance of the "new normal"

DJ Wilson | Mar 24, 2020 | Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Federal, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

Dealing with the COVID crisis definitely has a process. It's not unlike the five stages of grief, to be honest. Unless you're in NYC, if you're outside of Seattle, we're still about 2-4 weeks ahead of you. So, you may not have worked through these stages yet. Or, you may...[ Read More ]

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