Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


People gather in an empty lot near the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Is Turning Parking Spaces Into Full-Blown Shelters for City’s Unhoused

Some of Phoenix's most vulnerable are being tasked with an impossible decision: risk contracting COVID, or expose themselves to the harsh summer weather?

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Phoenix Church That Held Trump Rally Got Up to $2 Million in PPP Loans

Dream City drummed up controversy last month when they claimed to have an air purification system that could keep the public safe from COVID-19. 

two masked women holding signs asking that COVID-19 evictions be canceled
What Could Happen When Arizona’s Eviction Moratorium Ends This Month

Protections for renters during the pandemic are running out as federal unemployment payments and Arizona's eviction moratorium are about to end.

Rep Biggs speaking with Rep Lesko
Rep. Biggs Wants Trump to Disband the COVID-19 Task Force While Virus Rages in Arizona

Rep. Andy Biggs has also provided a platform for controversial figures whose content has been removed by social media outlets for providing misinformation.

In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Rodney Ott, owner of The Loft, makes mixed drinks from behind the bar for patrons as he reopens fully for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Flint, Mich.
Bars Are Giant Petri Dishes for COVID-19. That’s Why States Are Closing Them Down Again.

Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.

crowd of medical professionals wearing PPE working outside
These Top Scientists Are Now Saying It’s Time For Another Stay-at-Home Order In Arizona

Ducey announced a new round of business closures Monday, but experts say his mandate doesn't do nearly enough.

Ducey sitting in front of sign that says "Returning Stronger"
Gym Owners Have No Idea What Gov. Ducey’s Latest Closures Mean — And They’re Suing Over It

One gym was cited in multiple cities after its CEO defied the governor's new order and accused Ducey of closing businesses at random.