Beat: Impact: COVID News


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Some Arizona Urgent Cares Close While Other COVID-Infected Healthcare Workers Are Okayed to Work

At least one Arizona healthcare system is allowing employees to come into work even if they have COVID-19.

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Arizona Reports State’s First Case of Omicron Variant

Arizona's first known case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed in Yavapai County, state and local health officials said Wednesday. 

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EXPLAINER: What We Know and Don’t Know About Omicron Variant

Scientists don't know if omicron is more transmissible or dangerous than previous variants. So far, there is no indication it causes more severe disease.

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Health Experts: Holiday Gatherings ‘Should Be Fine’—With Precautions

The recommendation is a sharp change from holidays a year ago, when health officials warned against travel and all but the most limited family gatherings.

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Law Blocking Mask Requirements in K-12 Schools Unconstitutional, Arizona Supreme Court Rules

A series of Arizona laws, including one that would have blocked mask requirements in K-12 schools, were upheld as unconstitutional.

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What Arizona Parents Should Know Ahead of the Pfizer Vaccine Approval for Children Ages 5-11

At least one Valley pediatrician's office is already booking vaccination appointments for younger children in anticipation of FDA approval.

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Tucson Wanted To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For All City Employees. Arizona’s Attorney General Called It Illegal.

As of last month, 76% of city employees had been vaccinated against COVID-19, while 546 employees had requested an exemption from getting the vaccine.