ICE: Detainee at La Palma facility in Eloy tests positive for COVID-19

A 45-year-old immigrant from Guatemala detained at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus case confirmed in an Arizona immigration detention center, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Congress preps for next COVID-19 relief bill, focused on infrastructure

Congress is gearing up for additional COVID-19 response legislation that aims to build on the first three massive relief packages. 

ASU aiming to produce thousands of COVID-19 test kits, process tests

Arizona State University said it is ready to help state efforts to mitigate the viral spread of COVID-19 by conducting 400 tests a day and producing thousands of coronavirus test kits using automation and robots. 

COVID-19 demands we all make sacrifices for the common welfare

Our personal inconvenience or temporary hardship actually contributes to the common welfare. We know how to revive an economy, but not a lost human life. The images of New York’s hospitals are harrowing, and they predict our future.

AG: Local police can enforce Ducey’s ‘physical distancing’ order

Local law enforcement has the authority under state law to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey’s “enhanced physical distancing” order to combat the spread of COVID-19 that went into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wrote in a legal opinion.

As COVID-19 cases climb, legislature unlikely to return in 2 weeks

The legislature is unlikely to reconvene on April 13, the target date it set when it put the 2020 session on hiatus in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, a top Republican said Tuesday.

COVID-19 threatens the census. At stake: money, political power

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the census count even more difficult than usual, which could exacerbate the inequitable distribution of resources in Arizona and other states

State health officials don’t know how many COVID-19 hospitalizations there are

The Arizona Department of Health Services doesn’t know how many Arizonans have been hospitalized for COVID-19, despite a mandate from the governor requiring all hospitals to report such information. 

Navajo Nation implements a COVID-19 curfew

The Navajo Nation is under a mandatory curfew due to the rapidly increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across its territory, which encompasses a large portion of Arizona, as well as parts of Utah and New Mexico. 

Ducey orders ‘enhanced physical distancing’ to slow COVID-19 spread

Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order implementing “enhanced physical distancing” to slow the spread of COVID-19, rejecting the stricter and more expansive stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders that other states have used. 
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