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Reflections from Arizona's White Mountain Apache Tribe a year into the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic hit Native Americans especially hard, and now, more than a year since the first COVID-19 cases were recorded in the U.S., the White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona has slowed the spread of the disease and helped curb death rates through a combination of intense contact-tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals and, finally, vaccinations.... Read more»

COVID-19 takes toll on Arizona farmworkers

Of the more than half a million agricultural workers that have tested positive for COVID-19 in the U.S. as of March 10, it estimated that just under 7,200 of those cases were in Arizona and about 1,000 of which were in Yuma County, where farming brings an estimated $2.5 billion a year into the local economy.... Read more»

Slow COVID-19 test results prevent effective contract tracing, health expert says

Arizona has failed to conduct robust contact tracing, which was considered a vital tool to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and proved effective in other parts of the world, public health experts say.... Read more»

COVID-19 in Az: Judge refuses to block Ducey order closing gyms

A Maricopa County judge on Tuesday refused to block Gov. Doug Ducey’s order closing gyms across the state, ruling that Mountainside Fitness could not show that the abrupt shutdown order violated the law.... Read more»3