COVID-19 in Arizona
Maricopa County received more from the federal government’s Coronavirus Relief Fund than any other local government in Arizona but has spent the least, according to a Department of Treasury Inspector General interim report.
Businesses that Gov. Doug Ducey ordered closed in response to the worsening COVID-19 crisis now have a light at the end of the tunnel after the state set out public health benchmarks that would allow them to reopen.
Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared some states could settle for $300 a week in benefits instead of the $400 that the president touted.
President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill.
Now he’s risking the lives of our children. For months, President Trump has been telling us COVID-19 will magically disappear.
The Arizona Department of Health Services released its eagerly anticipated criteria for when schools can safely reopen for in-person learning amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis, though the benchmarks won’t be mandatory and it will be up to school districts to decide whether it’s safe to bring students back to campus.
How best to safely open Arizona classrooms has been the primary focus of parents, teachers and school administrators for weeks, but a different challenge is receiving little public consideration: how best to get kids safely to school.
A Maricopa County judge handed Mountainside Fitness a partial victory in its challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey’s order closing gyms, ruling that the governor must give them an opportunity to apply for reopening within a week but leaving the order in place.
By now, everyone knows that COVID-19 is a highly contagious and lethal disease for which we currently have no effective treatment or a vaccine.
Small businesses struggling under the weight of the COVID-induced economic slump or government mandates limiting their operations may soon get a new lifeline.