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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona is sorely lacking in hospital beds, intensive care unit facilities and ventilators needed to treat COVID-19 when hospitalization peaks in about six weeks, the state’s top public health official said Wednesday.
In a wholesale rejection of a legal opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich declaring her plan to halt in-person campaign filings because of COVID-19, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the AG was engaging in “political grandstandnig” in the face of a pandemic.
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