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Arizona closing schools due to COVID-19 concerns

The governor and the superintendent of public instruction announced schools will be closed through at least March 27.

Judges ask DOJ to reconsider hearings in high-traffic immigration courts amid coronavirus outbreak

Judges and attorneys working in immigration courts say they need federal support to protect their clients and the public.

Emergency voting in Pima County going ahead, recorder says

The recorder's office says wipes and hand sanitizer are available for those casting early ballots.

Tucson, Oro Valley announce changes prompted by coronavirus

Both are restricting attendance at public meetings to curb the chances of community spread.

Arizona coronavirus news briefs, March 13

AZPM and AP coverage of COVID-19 impacting the state and country: Pima County steps, UA basketball, how to clean your phone, and more.

Prepping for the impact of coronavirus in Arizona

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S, we take a look at how our community is preparing.

UA delays return to classes, moves them online due to coronavirus

The university has delayed the start of classes following spring break, and online instruction will be in effect next week.

Arizona governor declares emergency as virus cases hit 9

Ducey said his emergency declaration and a separate order would ensure the state has the resources to fight the outbreak.

Tucson doctor urges common sense amid COVID-19 fears

As more and more events get canceled, a local doctor says panicking is one of the worst things you can do.

Arizona reports 3 more cases of coronavirus for total of 9

The ADHS website indicates the three additional cases are believed to have resulted from person-to-person contact.

Science fair cancels some events amid coronavirus fears

Friday night events for the SARSEF fair were canceled. Saturday awards will be streamed.

Tucson Festival of Books canceled over coronavirus concerns

Organizers said around a third of authors had canceled their attendance at the annual festival.

Pima County resident diagnosed with 'presumptive' COVID-19

The person traveled to an area with community spread of the new coronavirus, according to a release.

U.S. Rep. Gosar says he, staff have quarantined themselves

A Capitol physician said "several" members of Congress had contact with a person who subsequently developed the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

Universities implement travel restrictions, self-quarantines amid spread of COVID-19

Some schools are restricting nonessential campus-related travel and requiring students who have traveled to self-quarantine.

UA scientist talks coronavirus precautions

AZPM spoke with Dr. Michael Worobey about the new coronavirus and what early precautions Arizonans can take.

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