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CDC relaxes some of its COVID-19 safety protocols
On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people with no symptoms, but who test positive, do not need to quarantine.
Coronavirus: No Need To Skip The Blood Drive
Coronavirus-related fears could make some people hesitate to donate or receive blood. But those concerns are unfounded and could worsen current shortages.
March 4, 2020
What Care Facilities Are Doing To Keep Residents Safe From Coronavirus
Washington state has reported nine coronavirus-related deaths. Most were residents of a long term care facility. What precautions are being taken here to protect older Arizonans who live in communal settings?
March 4, 2020
New Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Maricopa County
Another case of COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus has been confirmed in Maricopa County. The new patient is a male in his 20s in the Phoenix area. He came in close contact with another individual outside of the state who had traveled to a community where the virus has spread.
March 3, 2020
Mesas Asian Night Market Successful Despite Coronavirus Fears
Mesa’s Asian District hosted an event celebrating cuisine and culture over the weekend, and the turnout was high despite fears of the coronavirus.
March 3, 2020
State Health Director Says Arizona Now Doing Its Own Testing For COVID-19
Gov. Doug Ducey and state health department director Dr. Cara Christ sought to reassure Arizonans the state is ready for the spread of the new coronavirus. Arizona has had one confirmed case as of Monday afternoon.
March 3, 2020
Arizona State Laboratory Ready To Test For Coronavirus
Arizona was among the many states that received flawed coronavirus testing kits in early February. A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Health Services said those issues have now been resolved.
Feb. 28, 2020
AZ Delegation Divided On Pences Ability To Handle Coronavirus Outbreak
Republicans from Arizona's congressional delegation are confident Mike Pence is the right man to lead the federal government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Democrats disagree.
Feb. 28, 2020
Coronavirus Arrives In Mexico
Mexico has confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus. It marks the official spread of the disease to a second Latin American nation, after Brazil. Authorities are stressing that the country is prepared and urging people not to panic.
Feb. 28, 2020
Asian Businesses In Mesa Suffer Amid Coronavirus Fears
This weekend, Mesa is holding an event celebrating Asian culture. But there is a risk: Asian-American businesses have seen fewer customers because of fears of the coronavirus. The Asian District in west Mesa is fighting back against concerns over whether the virus will quell its business.
CDC Warns Of Coronavirus Spreading Within U.S.
Feb. 28, 2020
Mexico Prepares For The Expected Arrival Of Coronavirus
Mexico is tending to a small number of possible coronavirus cases, while preparing for an outbreak. And the government is already taking preventive actions.
Feb. 27, 2020
WATCH: Trump News Conference On Coronavirus
President Donald Trump is holding a news conference Wednesday about coronavirus alongside Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials and others amid criticism of the government's response to the outbreak. Watch his remarks live. Video is expected to go live around 4 p.m. Arizona time.
Feb. 26, 2020
Public Health Executive Urges AZ Officials To Take Necessary Precautions Against Coronavirus
It’s only a matter of time until more Americans come down with coronavirus. A top official with the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention told reporters Tuesday that it’s “not a question of if this will happen,” but "when this will happen.” Will Humble was the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services during the last major pandemic Arizona faced. Humble is now executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
Feb. 26, 2020
CDC Warns Of Coronavirus Spreading Within U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to stay prepared for community spread of the coronavirus, named COVID-19, in the United States. With the warning in effect, it’s time to start looking at what to do within local communities. The CDC warned it’s not a matter of if it will come, but when.
Feb. 25, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Could Impact Medicine Supplies
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in around 2,000 deaths and has led to restrictions on travel and quarantined passengers stuck on ships, among other impacts. But another effect could soon start to materialize: a shortage of some medications and medical devices. That’s because many of them are made in China, which is the epicenter of this outbreak.
Feb. 19, 2020