Renters, small businesses able to avoid evictions due to COVID-19

Renters affected by COVID-19 are eligible for financial aid to help them avoid eviction and through new funds made available Monday and small businesses facing eviction can expect to see those notices suspended for at least 60 days due to a new law going into effect Monday as well.

Schools closed for the rest of the school year, due to COVID-19

Arizona’s K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey and state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Monday morning.

Jobless claims hit all-time high, with relief coming to the unemployed

Job losses from COVID-19 spiked last week, with applications for unemployment benefits in Arizona jumping from 3,844 to 29,268 in a week’s time.

What’s in the COVID-19 emergency aid bill for Arizona?

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill that President Donald Trump has signed, but what money and benefits will Arizonans see from the bill? 

Behemoth $2T COVID-19 aid bill clears U.S. House, signed by Trump

A $2 trillion bill to provide aid to American workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to become law following its passage in the U.S. House on Friday.

States given expired protective gear, workers ‘hoping for the best’

Arizona and other states are receiving old or expired medical supplies from the federal stockpile that are more likely to fail, including the N95 masks that are essential to protect health care workers from COVID-19.

AZ health officials to docs: Discourage COVID-19 testing

Arizona primary care providers are being told to discourage COVID-19 testing for most patients and to expect protective gear shortages, according to new guidelines issued Wednesday by the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

When should Arizona shelter in place? One model has an answer.

On Thursday, COVID-19 was confirmed to be in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties officially deeming it to be “widespread” in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Ducey orders increase in hospital beds to combat COVID-19

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Thursday that aims to increase the number of available hospital beds in the state by 50% in the next month weeks, including by requiring children’s hospitals treat patients up to the age of 21. 

COVID-19 pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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