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Prescott Public Library Announces Service Changes

With the recent reduction in COVID cases across the state and the increased availability of vaccine, Prescott Public Library is pleased to announce the following service changes: Public seating will be restored beginning Monday, April 5.  Following the recommendations in Governor Ducey’s latest announcements, seating will be arranged to provide for social distancing.  Sanitation supplies

Religion

Praise God, but take precautions: Faiths juggle holy seasons, pandemic

Communion will be delivered with masks and gloves. Ramadan prayers are fine, but socializing at the mosque will be discouraged. Seders were virtual or held in small groups. As major religions observe a second holy season under the specter of COVID-19, faith leaders in Arizona find themselves juggling the spiritual needs of worshipers with the

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

Buz Blog

Opinion: The Sheeping of Americans

In every government there is a need for order. Governments are supposed to protect the people they govern from anarchy, chaos, criminals, invasions and disease. In a free government, “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” those same people have the right to question those whom they have placed in power and

COVID-19

It’s too soon for Ducey to lift COVID restrictions, doctors warn

Four Arizona doctors on Friday assailed Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to return to mostly normal operations as vaccinations against COVID-19 ramp up, warning that the coronavirus that causes the disease remains out of control. Ducey last week said he will begin allowing restaurants and other businesses to run at full capacity, and he has issued

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