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

Keeping your mental health and wellness during the pandemic and quarantine

07/27/2020 6:10am

The University of Arizona held COVID-19 webinars to discuss the challenges of confinement, share resources and to provide guidance about mental health. The first webinar was held on Friday, July 17. This webinar discussed anxiety and depression during COVID-19. The hosts of the webinar were Patricia Harrison-Monroe and Gustavo J. Perez.

The show goes on (remotely) at local movie theaters

07/28/2020 4:07pm

With movie theaters closed due to Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order on June 29 to help slow the spread of COVID-19, local movie theaters have learned to adapt by providing entertainment from the safety of your home or vehicle. 

What international students need to know about campus

07/29/2020 1:52pm

The University of Arizona's Global Center is the chief resource for anything international on campus. The center is primarily responsible for recruiting and welcoming Arizona’s international students, coordinating and matching students with study abroad opportunities and fostering collaboration with a worldwide network of nearly 150 global universities — most of which teach classes internationally for UA course credits.

Testing backlog plagues Arizona coronavirus scene

07/25/2020 1:02pm

The state of Arizona recently passed 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with nearly half of them coming in the month of July. On Thursday, July 23, the state passed the grim milestone of 3,000 confirmed deaths with 89 reported that day.

Q&A with mental health activist Marlise Karlin

07/15/2020 4:46am

Whether it’s COVID-19, injustice, financial instability or something else in the long list of issues people face today, the mental health of many people is in poor shape. As therapy and other forms of help transition online, mental health activist Marlise Karlin, the mind behind the SOS Method app, designed the virtual program to help people find calm in stressful times. 

CDC estimates 40% of people infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic

07/12/2020 8:17pm

On Saturday, July 11, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance saying that about 40% of people who have COVID-19 are likely asymptomatic, meaning they show or display no symptoms. The agency added that "asymptomatic cases are difficult to identify and transmission is difficult to observe and quantify."

Pac-12 joins Big-10 and ACC in conference-only schedule

07/10/2020 9:16pm

The Pac-12 announced on Friday, July 10, it will be moving to a conference-only season for several fall sports as well as delaying the start of all mandatory athletic activities until further notice. The conference still intends on playing sports in the fall.  

Recent study finds nearly half of U.S. healthcare workers suffers from insomnia

07/10/2020 10:37am

A recent study done by Sleep Standards found that 41% of U.S. healthcare workers suffer from insomnia due to stress and social and environmental disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The research team conducted the survey in May 2020. They surveyed 1,002 healthcare workers and most reported sleeping an average of 5 hours a day during the pandemic.

University of Arizona Cancer Center promotes Joann Sweasy to director

07/13/2020 7:01pm

Joann Sweasy, Ph.D., the previous interim director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, was recently named the director of the center, making her the first woman to hold that position, according to a press release and Megan Guthrie, the assistant director of communications and public affairs for the center.

New ICE directive jeopardizes fall semester for UA international students

07/09/2020 6:25pm

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced modifications to its Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on Monday; students attending U.S. universities on F-1 and M-1 visas may not remain in the country if their university goes fully online for the fall semester. Students that do not comply and depart the country “may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.” 

UA Emergency Medical Services receives new station from CAPLA

07/03/2020 11:46pm

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture recently donated a new station to house the University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services crews between calls. UAEMS is a student-run agency of emergency medical technicians that responds to 911 medical calls on UA's campus 24/7. They have stayed staffed, responding to calls throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.