Arizona

Ducey orders increased reporting on COVID-19 hospitalizations

Hospitals and health care workers will be required to ramp up reporting on the number of people in Arizona hospitalized for COVID-19, including data on intensive care unit admissions and patients using ventilators, under an executive order that Gov. Doug Ducey issued on Tuesday.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site coming to Arizona this week

Arizona will be one of seven states where Walgreens will open 15 drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers later this week. 

Legislative session on hold indefinitely, GOP leader says

The top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives has told elected officials and staff in his chamber that they won't be returning to work on April 13 as planned because of the COVID-19 crisis.

We can’t weather the COVID-19 crisis without legislative leadership

COVID-19 is continuing to tear through Arizona, and it’s clear that it will be many months before anything approaching normalcy returns. 

Ducey extends COVID-19 eviction protection to businesses, nonprofits

Businesses and nonprofits that are having trouble paying rent while they cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis won’t have to worry about getting evicted for the next couple months.

Paycheck protection program now open for applications

Small businesses that need help making payroll amid the COVID-19 crisis can begin applying today for federally backed loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.

DPS closes Public Service Center amid COVID-19 concerns

The Arizona Department of Public Safety on Monday closed its Public Service Center lobby to the public due to concerns over COVID-19.

‘Overwhelming’ demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program

Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion Friday as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.

Free child care available to front-line COVID-19 workers

Low-income parents who work in health care, public health and essential government services that are still operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic can qualify for free child care under a new program that Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Friday.

Ducey backtracks on barbers, salons being ‘essential’ amid COVID-19

Barber shops, hair salons, day spas and tattoo parlors will all have to close for business by 5 p.m. Saturday after Gov. Doug Ducey reversed course and updated his list of essential services that can stay open during the COVID-19 emergency.
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