Public health authorities have warned against large gatherings and said that older Americans have a high risk of the coronavirus, but the Arizona Legislature — where 30 of 90 lawmakers meet that age-based risk factor — will continue to meet through the end of the week.
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says Gov. Doug Ducey is putting Arizonans at risk of the coronavirus by failing to close down restaurants like has been done in other states and large cities.
Arizona courts are sharply limiting in-person proceedings and are halting jury selection until the end of March to comply with public health recommendations aimed at limiting spread of the coronavirus.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is suggesting limiting public gatherings of more than 10 people, in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Arizona continues to rise.
The Arizona House of Representatives has cancelled its committee hearings for the week after federal public health officials said people shouldn’t gather in groups larger than 10 people to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
When lawmakers convene at the Capitol Monday to resume the legislative session, there won’t be anyone in the third-floor public gallery – and several lawmakers will be absent, as well, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Arizona public health officials are adopting recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that any events larger than 50 people scheduled for the next eight weeks be cancelled to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Arizona schools will be closed until March 27 as public health officials work to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
State health officials have identified two more cases of the novel coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 illness, bringing the total number of Arizona cases to 12.
The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his support for the bill.