Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


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Arizona’s Second-Largest School District Makes Quarantining Students Optional After Governor Calls It Unlawful

As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

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Banner Health, Arizona’s Largest Hospital Network, Requiring Vaccines for Employees By Nov. 1

The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.

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Here’s What to Know About the Child Tax Credit Money That Parents Started Receiving This Week

Arizona families with children could start to see hundreds of dollars in extra monthly payments in their bank accounts or mailboxes later this week.

A member of medical staff holds a phial of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jab at Guy's Hospital at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the UK's history on December 8, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Victoria Jones - Pool / Getty Images)
Health Officials Encourage Vaccinations As Delta Variant of COVID-19 Spreads in Maricopa County

A more contagious variant of COVID-19 is spreading in Maricopa County, with at least one outbreak identified in a long-term care facility.

Christopher Sims, a Commerce Medical Group nurse, prepares a syringe as Patrick Brown waits for his second vaccination shot at Mint Dispensary in Mesa, Arizona, on June 2, 2021. Brown came to the dispensary not because of the offer of free marijuana products but because it’s close to his apartment.
Get a Shot, Take a Hit: Vaccination Incentives Include Free Weed, Food, and Cash

With COVID-19 vaccination rates declining in Arizona, public and private entities are using incentives to get more shots into more arms.

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Want to Get the Kids Out of the House This Summer? Here Are Some Activities in Phoenix and Beyond.

Enroll the kids in free swimming lessons this year, have some fun at a neighborhood splash pad, or watch them play in an esports league.

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Masks, Vaccines, and Curriculum Concerns Are Prompting Confrontations in Arizona School Districts

A school board meeting in Scottsdale was cut short after a group of attendees erupted in anger after being asked to wear masks.