Coronavirus Coverage

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (12/8)
669 11 1.6%
Total (8/2)
66,070 1,065 1.6%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated December 8, 2021

Business owners reflect on cancellation of Fourth Avenue's Winter Street Fair

11/04/2020 12:25pm

 As the annual winter event brings in nearly 400,000 guests each year, the street fair would not be meeting the necessary protocol guidelines instituted by the Pima County Health Department according to the Historic Fourth Avenue website.  This was disappointing news for not only the many guests who attend, but for the artists, vendors, sponsors and local merchants who depend greatly on this event to boost their businesses. 

OPINION: Goodbye spring break

10/30/2020 7:57am

The University of Arizona's Office of the Provost announced the cancellation of spring break 2021 and has opted for seemingly randomized days off throughout the semester which they've woefully titled "reading days" — there is frustration from every part of the UA community.

Comparing and contrasting the influenza virus and coronavirus

10/27/2020 9:54am

With COVID-19 cases now on the rise across the United States, worries of flu season have also come up, especially with it being right around the corner. Their striking similarities may be hard to point out from each other; however, telltale signs can easily differentiate them.

COVID-19 complicates efforts against domestic violence

10/27/2020 2:11pm

Every minute, 20 people suffer physical abuse from their partners according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The pandemic may have slowed economic trends, but unfortunately the domestic violence clock ticks on. Most concerning are the effects social distancing and quarantine measures have had on victim outreach rates. 

EDITORIAL: Cancelling Spring Break was not the right move

10/22/2020 11:41pm

On Oct. 14, Provost Liesl Folks sent an email officially cancelling Spring Break for the 2021 spring semester. Citing efforts to “limit the spread of COVID-19,” the university replaced the week-long break with a series of five reading days spread out throughout the semester, with one in February, two in March and two in April, with only March 9 and 10 being on consecutive days. This development has sparked the Opinions Board at the Daily Wildcat to put together a statement on not only the Spring Break decision, but also health in the time of online school in general. 

Antiviral drug remdesivir becomes first approved treatment for COVID-19

10/22/2020 5:56pm

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the antiviral drug, remdesivir, received a full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making it the first official and approved treatment for COVID-19. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, has been used under an emergency use authorization which was issued back in May.

Tohono O'odham Nation donates money to Arizona universities for COVID-19 research

10/20/2020 4:15pm

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in virtually every part of the nation, minority groups, namely Native Americans, continue to face disproportionately higher rates of severe infections and deaths due to COVID-19. In Arizona, Native Americans comprise just 5% of the state's population, yet makeup 11% of known deaths due to the coronavirus.

Spring break canceled for 2020-21 academic year

10/15/2020 10:18am

 The Office of Provost sent out an official email Wednesday announcing that spring break 2021 is cancelled.  The 2021 spring break will be replaced with a series of reading days spread throughout the spring semester, on Feb. 25, March 9, March 10, April 2 and April 21.  “This adjustment to the Academic Calendar is a necessary component of our ongoing commitment to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Tucson community and across the nation by reducing travel by faculty, staff, and students," said Provost Liesl Folks in an email.

UA Webinar examines US-China relations since COVID-19

10/14/2020 11:47am

Every year, thousands of international students come to the U.S. to get an education. Chinese students comprise the largest international student group in the United States and at the University of Arizona. With the U.S. and China placing the first two places in the world economic leading, these two countries interact with each other regularly on an international scale.