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. 

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? 
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