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As vaccination efforts ramp up, UA opening 13,650 appointments & Pima County touts shot stats

COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue to ramp up in Pima County as doses become more available, and the University of Arizona site said it would open up 13,650 appointments for next week on Friday.... Read more»

Ducey rolls back COVID restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes

Citing a lower number of new cases and more people being vaccinated against COVID-19, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday rescinded a series of executive orders that limited elective surgeries and locked down nursing homes in the state.... Read more»

Pima County: Masks still required despite Ducey lifting COVID measures

Face masks are still required in public in Pima County, despite an executive order last week from Gov Doug Ducey declaring that Arizona cities and counties should no longer mandate them. ... Read more»

Ducey reverses, Az gives nod to federal COVID vax sites in Pima County

After a weeks-long fight between local and Arizona officials over a federal COVID-19 vaccination effort in Pima County, Arizona officials relented Friday, allowing the county to set up sites that could serve more than 200,000 people.... Read more»

Pima County faces 'arms race' against COVID-19, Ducey rejects FEMA vaccine site

Pima County officials said that they are in an "arms race" against new variants of COVID-19, and that an opportunity to take the county's "aggressive" vaccine plan and "put it on steroids" has been hampered by Gov. Ducey's refusal to allow federal officials to set up a new vaccine site that could serve more than 200,000 people. ... Read more»

Pima County expands COVID vaccination eligibility to all essential workers

Pima County residents who work in essential jobs or have high-risk medical conditions are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations at county-run sites, officials announced Wednesday. Sign-ups will begin Thursday morning.... Read more»