Stories tagged: "Gov. Doug Ducey"


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‘Fourth Wave’: As Mask Mandates Are Lifted, Arizona Health Researchers Urge COVID-19 Caution

Experts described Arizona’s vaccination efforts as a race against the spread of vaccine-resistant variants. Health researchers on Wednesday urged caution despite the state’s lifting of restrictions on businesses and government, echoing a federal warning of a possible fourth wave of COVID-19 if Arizonans become too complacent. Dr. Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute...

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The Day After Receiving His Second Vaccine Dose, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Rolled Back COVID-19 Restrictions and Mask Mandates

The governor ordered that schools reopen for in-person instruction the day after receiving his first shot of the vaccine.

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How Is Gov. Ducey Spending AZ’s COVID Relief Funds? Democratic Lawmakers Want Answers

Five Arizona Congressmembers are questioning how the governor is allocating $1.9 billion in federal money designed to provide relief during the pandemic. Arizona’s Democratic lawmakers are asking Gov. Doug Ducey for more transparency on how he has allocated relief funds for the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s five Congressional House Democrats sent Ducey a letter on...

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Arizona Abandons Restrictions as Vaccine Distribution Starts

Ducey has been steadfast in his opposition to a statewide mask mandate or closings despite repeated calls from hospital leaders to take such steps.  As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any...

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Arizona’s COVID Cases Are Surging, Yet Ducey Wants to Cut Funding From Schools That Lose Enrollment

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Ducey was ignoring the reality of COVID-19 and its effects on schools.  Schools that have lost students during the pandemic would see their funding cut under a proposal Gov. Doug Ducey outlined Monday in his annual state-of-the-state address, a speech that hardened his longstanding resistance to school and...

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Arizona Superintendent Pushes for Schools to Return Online. Some Districts Are Following Suit.

At least two East Valley school districts changed course this week on returning to in-person classes following the holidays. Arizona schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman asked Gov. Doug Ducey Saturday to return schools to online learning for at least two weeks as officials continue to monitor the severity of community spread of COVID-19 following the holidays....

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LIVE BLOG: Tracking Coronavirus in Arizona

Here's the latest on what's happening with COVID-19 in Arizona.