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COVID-19

Masks off: Bill would allow Arizona businesses to ignore city, county mandates

A House committee has passed a Republican sponsored bill that would allow Arizona business owners to decide whether to enforce mask mandates for employees and customers, a move supporters say promotes freedom and critics call a threat to health and safety. “It’s a simple bill – it restores the freedom and the liberties back to

COVID-19

US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement expands on a similar one announced late last month for passengers coming from the United Kingdom. The new order takes effect in two weeks. COVID is

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces $65 Million From CDC For Vaccine Rollout

Governor Doug Ducey today announced Arizona is receiving $65,769,416 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support COVID-19 vaccine clinics and strengthen vaccine confidence and community engagement. “We want to get Arizonans vaccinated as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible,” said Governor Ducey. “There’s no time to waste. COVID-19 is spreading, our

COVID-19

‘Too White’ To Get COVID Vaccine? Some Social Justice Activists Say Yes.

Are teachers “too white” to get early, priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine? In a New York Times article Friday, several medical professionals suggested that decisions over distributing the limited doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not based on the most efficient way to prevent deaths, but on consideration of social justice. For example, older Americans

COVID-19

First COVID-19 vaccines, vaccinations expected in Arizona by Dec. 15

Arizona health officials said they expect to get the first of more than 380,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 15 and will begin vaccinating health care workers and first responders shortly thereafter. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ made that announcement Friday, as the state submitted its plans for vaccine distribution

Economy

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing

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