This week, the state of Arizona reached a grim milestone of 1,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 shortly after the nation passed 100,000 confirmed deaths the week before. After a glimmer of hope of partial reopenings surged across every state, Arizona is now seeing an increased number of ventilators being used, an upward trend of cases and intensive care unit numbers on the rise as well. Read more
By Sam Burdette | 06/05/2020 3:39pm
University of Arizona student leaders joined the Reentry Task Force this week to discuss concerns about reopening in the fall.
By Amit Syal | 06/02/2020 7:35pm
Restaurants and bars are packed, school is over and summer break recently started. It couldn't have aligned any better. Gov. Doug Ducey recently lifted stay-at-home orders for Arizona on May 15, and nearly two weeks later, the state has seen a trend of rising cases of COVID-19.
Frog & Firkin and other bar-restaurant establishments have officially reopened their patios for dining services. Downtown social spots like Hi Fi are welcoming back customers on account of Gov. Doug Ducey’s green light to open as of May 15. Many people are already out getting drinks with friends, some sporting face masks and others opting not to.
By Katie Beauford | 06/02/2020 5:23pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many parts of Wildcat life, but what hasn’t changed is that University of Arizona students are still working hard to support themselves and make the best of a strange situation. Many students work at grocery stores, which were one of a few categories of businesses allowed to stay open and keep fairly regular hours while the rest of the state and country went into various forms of lockdown.
By Priya Jandu | 06/02/2020 1:36am
UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins discussed the known specifics of fall reentry plan during an NBC Meet the Press roundtable discussion.
By Jillian Bartsch | 06/01/2020 5:33am
COVID-19 has affected many people, one example is by affecting child development due to disrupting the normal relationship with caregivers. Research is being done to further understand the effects.
By Alexandra Pere | 06/03/2020 11:27am
The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center pool is an oasis for students looking for a cold release from triple-digit temperatures. Despite Gov. Doug Ducey lifting restrictions on gyms and apartment pools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the pool remains closed.
By Sam Burdette | 05/28/2020 8:09pm
Members of the University of Arizona Reentry Task Force met at a press conference Wednesday, May 27 to discuss the strategies they plan to employ in monitoring and lessening the spread of COVID-19 should in-person classes start up again this fall.
By Professor Brett J. Esaki | 05/28/2020 3:18pm
Recently, the Surgeon General of the United States proclaimed the pandemic will be “our Pearl Harbor moment.” As a Japanese American and researcher of Asian American religion, art and history, this turn to the image of Pearl Harbor results in my profound dis-ease.
By Amit Syal | 05/27/2020 6:44pm
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The index case of COVID-19 in the U.S. started here in the state of Washington and to date, these facilities make up a very large percentage of deaths related to COVID-19. As of May 22, roughly 42% of COVID-19 deaths across the nation have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
By Ella McCarville | 06/05/2020 12:21am
Taking a stroll through Main Gate Square has taken on a new meaning in the past couple months and so has the topic of reopening. Places of gathering such as bars and restaurants have grappled with reopening since Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order expired Friday, May 15 — the same day as the University of Arizona’s commencement ceremony.
By Amit Syal | 05/23/2020 2:22pm
A new test has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration recently: the antigen test made by Quidel Corporation. This is the third major type of test to be approved.
By Sam Burdette | 05/26/2020 3:54pm
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced at a press conference Wednesday, May 20 a new Reentry Task Force, which would help prepare for the reopening of the UA campus in fall 2020. The task force will be led by former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who now works as a professor at the UA in the College of Public Health.
By Maggie Rockwell | 05/19/2020 8:42pm
The 156th Annual Arizona Commencement for the University of Arizona’s Class of 2020 was the most unique one yet, taking place virtually amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on May 15 at 6 p.m.
By Amit Syal | 05/19/2020 10:40pm
As pretty much every state around the nation begins to open up in phases, it can sometimes be too easy to put the past behind us and forget about the nature of the highly transmissible novel coronavirus. As of May 19, there have been over 1.5 million confirmed cases alongside 92,000 confirmed deaths in the U.S. The country as a whole has seen a downward trend in both cases and number of deaths recently, but as people start to adventure out of their homes, this trend could very easily revert back upward.
By Ella McCarville | 05/19/2020 7:31pm
As undergraduate seniors prepare to graduate and move to a new stage of life, around 40 medical students at the Tucson and Phoenix campuses have already taken that step due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The Daily Wildcat sat down with one of the doctors who opted to graduate early — Ricardo Ayala, who was preparing to practice medicine in Detroit, Michigan.
By Amit Syal | 07/14/2020 10:23pm
The past few weeks have seen an increasing number of developments regarding COVID-19, including an expansion of testing, states (including Arizona) starting to reopen and schools making announcements in both directions: implementing online and in-person instruction for the fall.