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

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. 

Two salon owners' views on running businesses during a pandemic

07/01/2020 8:19pm

The new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic for hair salons and barbershops in Tucson may not be as far away as many might think. The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona is 74,533 cases as of today, June 30, according to Arizona Department of Health Services website. Hair salons, barber shops, cosmetology, nail and aesthetic salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, spas and massage therapist services have been in operation since May 8. 

UA startup Botanisol Analytics won $1.5 million contract

06/26/2020 4:27am

The University of Arizona startup, Botanisol Analytics, has won a $1.5 million contract to build systems for the Air Force Research Laboratory.  The system they have built is a machine with sensors that can instantly analyze the chemical makeup of a virus test sample. The system was invented by Tom Milster who is an optical sciences professor at UA.

UA students helping the community through donation drives and 3D printed face masks

06/26/2020 4:26am

 With the COVID-19 outbreak and Arizona becoming one of the hot spots for COVID-19 in the United States, students at the University of Arizona have joined forces to support communities most affected by COVID-19. A group of UA students stood out with their community service by making face shields in addition to donation drives. Robert Owens a graduate student in the Human Rights Practice Program, is the leader of this project.