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Pima County to offer PrEP meds to 'significantly reduce' odds of HIV

The Pima County Health Department is making Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis services available to prevent the transmission of HIV to people who may be at risk of exposure. ... Read more»

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Pima County adds 2nd COVID boosters for people over 50, immunocompromised

Following a new recommendation from the CDC, officials in Pima County are making additional COVID booster shots available for immunocompromised people and those over 50 at four sites managed by the Health Department.... Read more»

Tucson to end COVID mask mandate, return soon to in-person City Council meetings

Tucson city leaders are planning to end the COVID mask mandate for city buildings on March 14 and take steps to bring back in-person meetings. The discussion of easing COVID mitigation policies follows moves made by Pima County a few days earlier. ... Read more»

Pima County ends mask rule for gov't buildings as COVID cases drop

Visitors and workers in Pima County buildings will no longer be required to wear face masks, although a "recommendation" will remain. The countywide mask mandate ended last month, and the Board of Supervisors will meet in-person next Tuesday.... Read more»

Pima County opens free COVID-19 testing site at Kino Event Center

The Pima County Health Department will begin free COVID-19 PCR testing Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Kino Event Center for anyone who has symptoms or thinks they have been exposed to the virus.... Read more»

Teens can now get anti-COVID booster shots at Pima County sites after federal OK

Younger teens can now get their booster vaccinations against COVID-19 at Pima County sites, after federal officials approved third shots for 12-15-year-olds on Wednesday. ... Read more»

Pima County faces 'stark upswing' in COVID cases as officials prep for Omicron variant

Pima County faces a "stark" rise in new COVID-19 cases, even as the more-infectious Omicron variant has not become the driver of most new cases. Across Arizona, unvaccinated people are 31 times more likely to die from the disease than those who've gotten their shots.... Read more»

Pima County orders COVID face masks indoors in all public places

People across Pima County must wear face masks while indoors in all public places to limit the spread of COVID-19, after the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to institute the public health mandate Tuesday.... Read more»1

1st case of Omicron COVID variant confirmed in Pima County

The first case of Omicron in Pima County was confirmed Thursday. The "variant of concern" comes at a time when COViD-19 cases have been mounting in Arizona, with hospitals warning they're nearing "crisis standards of care."... Read more»

Pima offers COVID boosters to 16-17-year-old after federal OK; nearly 100 new deaths reported in Az

Booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are now available at Pima County clinics for 16 and 17-year-olds, after federal approval Thursday. 358 COVID deaths and 17,000 new infections were reported in Arizona this week. ... Read more»

Pima County to battle winter COVID surge with testing, vaccinations

An expected winter surge in COVID-19 cases, including the Omicron variant, has Pima County officials planning to bolster testing and vaccination efforts to stem the spread of the virus.... Read more»

Cullen: Omicron inevitably 'dominant' in Pima County; COVID cases will rise with holiday gatherings

The new Omicron variant is expected to soon arrive in Pima County, and new COVID-19 infections will increase even before that as people are exposed during holiday gatherings, Pima County Health Director Theresa Cullen said.... Read more»

Pima, Az health officials warn of COVID spreading during Thanksgiving

A new surge in COVID-19 cases is already taking place in Pima County, and officials warned that not taking precautions during holiday gatherings will make it worse — especially for hospitals and schools. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County starting to think about a COVID Plan B; it's probably for the best

A Plan B for the continuing coronavirus pandemic seems to be lurking in the future. It's time we start giving serious consideration to how we'll deal with COVID-19 for some time to come.... Read more»

'Another surge' of COVID infections for Pima County as holidays approach, officials warn

Pima County is about to enter a fifth surge of COVID-19 infections, as vaccinations remain stagnant and holiday gatherings increase the risk of exposure. Everyone vaccinated more than six months ago should get booster shots, officials said in a public health warning.... Read more»

Pima County urges booster shots for all 'as soon as possible' as COVID-19 cases spike again

Everyone 18 years and older should get a COVID-19 booster "as soon as possible" as the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, the Pima County Health Department said Monday. ... Read more»1

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