'Test, trace, treat' is UA's motto for overcoming the Coronavirus on campus. One method of doing so, antibody testing, may not be as effective as hoped in helping accomplish this goal. Read more
By Diana Ramos | 09/10/2020 9:40am
The University of Arizona has many resources for students. One of those resources is the fitness center.
By Jillian Bartsch | 09/09/2020 2:02am
A University of Arizona coronavirus researcher, Jennifer Uhrlaub, never expected to fall ill to the virus until she tested positive on June 15. Uhrlaub suspects she was exposed to the virus when she visited her local grocery store before going on a road trip with her family to Nebraska.
OPINION: Greek life organizations are rapidly decreasing the likelihood of continued in-person classes
By Lauren Borelli | 09/09/2020 12:52pm
As students return to campuses across the country, outbreaks in sororities and fraternities may prevent the success of reentries as well as shut down the attempt of in-person classes.
By Maggie Rockwell | 09/05/2020 1:07pm
The Associated Students of The University of Arizona, the university’s undergraduate student governing body, held their first senate meeting of the year Wednesday, Sept. 2 via Zoom where they discussed their upcoming plans as the new senate class for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The campus reentry task force held a special briefing on Tuesday, Sept.1, two days before their regularly scheduled weekly briefings, to discuss new COVID-19 mitigation efforts like current wastewater testing updates and the discipline of students and organizations not complying with best public health practices.
Arizona soccer suspends activities after seven potential players and staffers test positive for COVID-19
By Jacob Mennuti | 09/03/2020 7:53pm
The University of Arizona women’s soccer team has suspended its activities for two weeks after seven players and staffers may have tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Campus reentry update: task force reviews increase in positive antigen tests, new mitigation efforts
By Kristijan Barnjak | 09/03/2020 7:20pm
The University of Arizona campus reentry task force met Sept. 3 for their weekly press conference. They discussed the increase in positive cases, compliance enforcement and current resource usage trends.
By Amit Syal | 09/03/2020 4:57pm
Classes at the University of Arizona started on Monday, Aug. 24, and after much deliberation during the summer months, the UA decided to bring students back supported by its "Test, Trace, and Treat" plan. After an initial few days of very little cases, the past three days have seen a recent surge in cases.
By Diana Ramos | 09/01/2020 4:08pm
The University of Arizona started a new semester full of new changes and protocols that make campus look different than many were used to.
By Ian Tisdale | 09/02/2020 2:54pm
As students return to university campuses in the promise that it will be safe from COVID-19, outbreaks skyrocket due to parties and gatherings off-campus, which leaves students of the University of Arizona wondering what to expect.
By Amit Syal | 09/01/2020 11:48am
Last week, to the surprise of many around the country, the University of Arizona announced that it was able to use wastewater testing to mitigate a potential future outbreak of COVID-19. When a sample of wastewater came back positive from the Likins Residence Hall, the UA tested all of the dorm's 311 residents and found two asymptomatic students who tested positive and were immediately quarantined.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 09/01/2020 7:07pm
A study from a University of Arizona professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture predicts that millions of homes owned by baby boomers and Gen Xers will become unsellable due to demographic and preferential shifts among millennials and Gen Zers in the next couple of decades. The Daily Wildcat interviewed Arthur Nelson, a professor of urban planning and real estate development at the UA, who authored the study to find out more about his research and its implications.
By Jillian Bartsch | 08/31/2020 11:32am
Recently in three Chinese cities, frozen food packages have tested positive for COVID-19. Health officials said a surface sample of frozen chicken wings from Brazil had tested positive for COVID-19. How likely is an infection though?
By Kristijan Barnjak | 08/30/2020 1:57am
The campus reentry task force discussed the early detection of a potential outbreak at the Likins dorm using wastewater testing, some optimistic numbers and their concerns for the coming weeks during the Aug. 28 press conference.
By Amit Syal | 09/18/2020 11:01am
Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modified its guidance regarding who to test for COVID-19 — a move that has sparked controversy from those in the scientific community. The agency said that people who are asymptomatic do not need to be tested for COVID-19 when that same cohort of individuals make up nearly half of those who are infected, according to that same agency.
By Amit Syal | 08/27/2020 7:31pm
On July 15, two months after Gov. Doug Ducey ended Arizona's lockdown, the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in Arizona was at 3,249. This week, on Aug. 24, the seven-day moving average has dropped to 630, and for the past 12 days, the state of Arizona has reported fewer than 1,000 cases. What happened?
By Wendy McBroom | 08/25/2020 1:37pm
While some may assume that COVID-19 is a period of pessimism for entrepreneurs and business owners, many of the University of Arizona’s student entrepreneurs have turned this unlucky situation into a time of opportunity.
By Amit Syal | 08/24/2020 6:48pm
There are a number of different ways to test for COVID-19, some of which are able to diagnose an active infection and others that look for the presence of antibodies in an individual's blood. Let’s break these tests down.
By Amit Syal | 08/24/2020 11:34pm
The U.S. is now over five months into a devastating battle with seemingly no end in sight. As of Aug. 24, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over 180,000 confirmed lives and infected about 6 million individuals. On top of this, a latent issue could be rising to the surface as schools across the country are in the process of reopening: a stark drop in childhood vaccination rates.