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Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent Update

Last Tuesday the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board voted to transition to At Home Distance Learning for all CVUSD schools beginning Monday, December 7th.  This action was taken based on my recommendation along with the recommendation of the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) Director Leslie Horton and guidance provide by the Arizona

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Ducey rejects new COVID-19 limit, as models foresee swamped hospitals

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey again rejected calls for tougher statewide COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday in the face of what experts called a pending “catastrophe,” opting instead for more funding for nurses and more pleas for personal responsibility. Ducey also ordered insurance companies to cover the costs of COVID-19 vaccinations, which could arrive in the state as

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Superspreaders, clusters and dead ends: Research reveals more about how coronavirus spreads

Research from Arizona and beyond suggests the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can spread erratically, making some infected people “superspreaders” and others dead ends for transmission. This can create clusters or “micro-hotspots” – neighborhoods, schools, towns or other small geographic areas where the virus runs rampant – even while communities next door remain relatively unscathed. These

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Vaccine rollout could ease crisis, but who gets it first?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the right people could change the course of the pandemic in the United States. But who are the right people? As the decision looms for President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration, a new analysis argues for targeting the first vaccines to the same low-income Black, Hispanic and Native American households that

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Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan virus aid bill

President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus measure by more than half in hopes of breaking a months long logjam and delivering much-sought aid as the tempestuous congressional session speeds to a close. Biden said the developing aid

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