Even with the start of the new school year pushed back to mid-August, with the possibility that it could be delayed further, some education officials are skeptical that the COVID-19 crisis will have abated enough for students to safely return to campus and want Gov. Doug Ducey to allow for more online learning to start the academic year.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment, protect the planet from a warming climate and narrow long-standing racial disparities.
As Arizona’s COVID-19 cases continue to climb, the state’s bars and nightclubs have once again been ordered closed, and Gov. Doug Ducey said the “brutal facts” mean that students won’t be returning to school until mid-August, at the earliest.
Leadership should not be about political advance and popular opinion. A true leader makes difficult decisions based upon evidence, despite the disapproval of some.
As an Arizona senator, I didn’t think anything else could shock me, but Gov. Doug Ducey proved me wrong in a most incredible way.
Anyone worried about how the COVID-19 outbreak is taxing Arizona’s health care system can easily see for themselves how much of the state’s hospital capacity is in use on a given day. But anyone who wants that information for individual hospitals and hospital systems is out of luck.
Arizona posted one of the sharpest unemployment drops in the country in May, falling from a historic high of 13.4% in April to 8.9% last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
With most Arizonans now living under mandatory face mask requirements while in public for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Gov. Doug Ducey warned that things are going to get worse before they get better. And even when they start getting better, they’re going to be bad for a while.
Arizonans are dying of COVID-19. I know that can’t be news to you. But it needs repeating, especially given the chaotic mess of a response you’ve led to this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a $270 million plan to help K-12 schools open safely in the fall as they grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.