COVID-19

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 2 Ariz. Republicans dissent

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.

Court blocks Fontes’s plan to mail ballots to all MariCo Dems

An attempt by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes on Friday to address coronavirus fears by mailing early ballots to all registered Democrats who didn’t already request one for the March 17 presidential preference election was blocked by a judge. 

AG: Remote meetings due to coronavirus OK under open-meeting law

In an informal opinion, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the state’s open meeting law allows for public bodies – like city councils and school boards – to conduct public meetings remotely through technological means as they navigate public health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Legislature limiting public access, approves coronavirus funding

Starting Friday, the Arizona House and Senate galleries will be closed to the public amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona. 

Ducey declares coronavirus a public health emergency

Gov. Doug Ducey is declaring the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona a public health emergency and has issued an executive order that will cover the cost of testing for the virus and prevent price gouging on testing, among other things. 

Coronavirus funding, policy changes outlined in request to Ducey

To combat the spread of coronavirus in Arizona, legislative Democrats have asked Gov. Doug Ducey to fund drive-through testing facilities, paid sick leave for Arizona employees and “aggressive cleaning” of public transit vehicles. 

Coronavirus shows the need for ‘radical’ polices the rest of the world already has

These policies are not extreme. They’ve been implemented in almost every other high-income country across the globe without economic calamity.

Dems want special legislative session to address coronavirus

Democratic lawmakers want Gov. Doug Ducey to order a special legislative session to address coronavirus in Arizona.

Coronavirus in Arizona: What you need to know

As of Wednesday morning, there are 9 presumptive cases of coronavirus in Arizona, according to the state and county public health officials.

Top health officials warn of coronavirus: ‘It’s going to get worse’

Trump administration officials painted a dire picture of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, warning members of Congress that the public health crisis is far from over. 
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