Stories tagged: "public health"


The northeast corner of Van Buren and 24th streets, where the AHCCCS transitional housing and behavioral health facilities will be located, as pictured on May 11, 2022. (Photo by Camaron Stevenson)
Arizona’s Medicaid Agency to Build 70-Bed Housing Facility

Arizona’s Medicaid agency is building a 70-bed transitional housing facility for people who are experiencing homelessnesss and are diagnosed with serious mental illness. 

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Free N95 Masks Will Be Available For Arizonans, Biden Administration Announces

N95 masks—which filter out 95% of all airborne particles—offer higher levels of protection against infection than surgical or cloth masks.

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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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Vaccination Rates in Arizona Nursing Homes Increased While Deaths Went Down

Arizona is one of 18 states reporting increases in resident infections, with cases increasing nearly 30% from mid-September to mid-October.

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One in Four New COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County Are Children

While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.

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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.