Law & Government

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. 

AZ severely lacking hospital beds, ICUs, ventilators to fight COVID-19

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.

Hobbs says Brnovich opinion is ‘political grandstanding’

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.

Listen to the experts on COVID-19, not the pundits

In this time of crisis, we all need to do our part to control the spread of COVID-19. That includes controlling the spread of misinformation. Trust the subject matter experts, not the spin doctors.

Ducey delays evictions during COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday that delays the enforcement of eviction orders for people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

First he called Mexicans ‘criminals,’ then he called COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus’

First he called Mexicans criminals, and we spoke out. Then he banned the Muslims, and we spoke out.

AG: Hobbs can’t end in-person candidate fillings because of COVID-19

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Secretary of State Katie Hobbs can’t require all prospective candidates to either mail or use a new drop box to submit the nominating petitions required for them to qualify for the ballot.
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