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COVID-19

School yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

Arizona school and health officials welcomed Friday’s announcement that COVID-safe social distancing for students can be reduced from 6 feet to 3, but they did not appear to be rushing to embrace the lower standard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it issued the new guidance after studies showed that COVID-19 “spread remains low in

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Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Requiring Schools To Offer In-Person Learning

Order Sets March 15 Deadline To Get Students “Back In The Classroom” Following discussions with public school leaders, and in accordance with new guidance from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Doug Ducey issued a new Executive Order returning schools to in-person, teacher-led instruction. According to metrics developed by the CDC, 12

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

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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

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