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Bill targeting mask mandates in Arizona schools passes Senate, moves to Ducey’s desk

The future of classroom COVID-19 mitigation measures now lies in Gov. Doug Ducey’s hands: A bill the state Senate approved Monday would force schools to seek parental consent if they want to keep their students masked up. ... Read more»

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COVID-related Medicaid coverage extended – for now – for 500,000 Arizonans

Federal officials on Tuesday extended the emergency Medicaid authorization for another 90 days - a lifeline to as many as 500,000 Arizonans - just days before they were in danger of losing coverage they got under the COVID-19 public health emergency. ... Read more»

Arizona legislators take aim at mask mandates in schools

Arizona schools could have their hands tied in the future by a legislative proposal that prohibits the state, any government entity, school district or charter school from requiring minors to wear face coverings without the express consent from their parents. ... Read more»

Flu down in Arizona for second year; reason may be as plain as the mask on your face

Arizona flu cases are down sharply for the second year in a row, a decline that health experts are attributing to the health and safety precautions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more»

On 2nd anniversary, COVID-19 still racks up grim milestones in Arizona

Two years after Arizona’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the state has racked up close to 1.8 million infections and the virus has killed almost 26,000, just two of many grim milestones on the pandemic’s “really long journey.” ... Read more»

COVID-19 on track to be leading cause of death in Arizona in 2021

COVID-19 claimed almost 15,800 lives in Arizona this year, putting it on track to be the leading cause of death in the state in 2021 - a change from 2020, when the virus was the third-leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.... Read more»

Vax hesitancy, new variants keeping COVID-19 infections from falling as Arizona stuck on 'bizarre plateau'

Almost two years after the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Arizona, new infections in the state have reached a “bizarre plateau,” rising from summertime lows in the hundreds to more than 3,000 new cases a day through the fall.... Read more»

Fentanyl, COVID-19 help drive overdose deaths to record 12-month high

The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing unsafe drug supply combined to push overdose deaths up by 27.6% in the U.S. over a 12-month period from 2020 to 2021, a surge in deaths that was matched in Arizona. ... Read more»

Az Gov. Ducey renews attempt to block Tucson, Pima COVID shot mandates for staff

Slipped into an order about monitoring the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new attempt by Gov. Ducey to block employee vaccine mandates in the city of Tucson and Pima County has local officials maintaining their stance that he has no such legal power.... Read more»

Patients file grievances, experts want reforms at Arizona State Hospital

While institutions like the Arizona State Hospital are becoming a thing of the past nationwide, mental health advocates believe ASH has the potential to offer therapeutic treatment that will help some of the sickest people get better and lead meaningful lives in the community. ... Read more»

Forty years later, legacy of Arizona's Arnold v. Sarn lives on

Charles “Chick” Arnold, godfather of Arizona’s mental health care system and plaintiff in one of the longest-running class action lawsuits, retired in 2020, something that would not have been possible if not for attorney Josh Mozell, who took on Arnold’s caseload - and his cause.... Read more»

Arizona Latina moms, environmental advocates fight air pollution with electric school bus

In one west Phoenix neighborhood, several Latina moms came together in a grassroots organization that works to spark environmental change in Latinx communities to help their kids by targeting the air-fouling diesel school buses their children ride each day.... Read more»

Analysis finds COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in Arizona

A new report by the Arizona Public Health Association found that COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in Arizona during the pandemic, unlike in other similar states that had more aggressive mitigation measures. ... Read more»1

HHS says COVID-19 vaccinations may have saved 1,000 lives in Arizona

COVID-19 vaccinations have saved an estimated 1,000 lives in Arizona and have prevented as many as 2,800 hospitalizations for the disease, according to recent estimates from the Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more»

Commentary

Humble: Mark Brnovich’s stance on COVID shots is irresponsible & unprofessional

"Your decision to undermine the vaccine and peddle misinformation is grossly irresponsible and unprofessional. The people who follow your direction and avoid the vaccine could easily die because of your recklessness. You may think spreading misinformation will win you a few more votes in next year's Republican primary, but at what cost?"... Read more»

COVID-19 death toll in Arizona expected to top 20,000 this week

The Arizona Department of Health Services said there had been 19,959 deaths as of Wednesday, with the state averaging 40 to 50 deaths a day in recent weeks, and close to three-fourths of those deaths have been to people age 65 and older.... Read more»

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