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
Updated December 8, 2021

Coronavirus and gentrification on Fourth Avenue

The financial difficulties spurred by the coronavirus outbreak could hasten changes to University of Arizona student hotspot Fourth Avenue. Small businesses, the driving force behind Historic Fourth Avenue, face challenges ranging from closures to construction projects like the new 13 story residential development from Opus Development. Read more

Tucson restaurants feed the community through tough times

04/21/2020 1:51pm

Arizona is approaching three weeks of stay at home orders, implemented by Governor Doug Ducey on March 31. Though the orders given by Ducey and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero three weeks ago certainly projected trouble for "non-essential businesses," and some local restaurants have shifted to focus on giving back to the community in these troubling times.

OPINION: My experience being zoombombed

04/14/2020 7:19pm

On Wednesday, April 1, I logged into my Zoom meeting for my advanced reporting class. For the first 15 minutes or so, everything was normal.  The teacher was assigning homework, and then suddenly out of nowhere a name I didn’t recognize appeared on the screen and was yelling in a language I didn’t understand. 

The Legend of Georgia McBride goes online

04/12/2020 7:00pm

"The Legend of Georgia McBride" made its debut in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art on March 13 and was set to run until March 28. Due to COVID-19, the Arizona Theatre Company closed after opening night and chose to reschedule for the 2021-22 season.

Q&A: COVID-19 edition

04/09/2020 8:58pm

Last week, The Daily Wildcat put up a poll on Instagram asking what its followers would like to know about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the top five questions and their answers.

All UA study abroad programs canceled

04/09/2020 7:23pm

The University of Arizona has canceled all current study abroad programs for the Spring semester due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has also ceased on-campus activities at its micro-campuses and moved their classes online.

What are the different tests for COVID-19 and how do they work?

08/16/2020 11:23am

Nearly a month ago, on March 10, the U.S. had about 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Today, on April 7, the nation has a little over 12,000 confirmed deaths from the disease. What started out as an outbreak localized to one country has turned into a pandemic that has taken siege to at least 209 countries and territories and about 81,000 lives across the globe.

Multimedia festival goes virtual, challenges art limitations

06/28/2022 9:18pm

Like all events at the University of Arizona, the anticipated TURN UP Multimedia Festival for Equality was canceled in light of the novel coronavirus. But in a combined effort between students and faculty, TURN UP will live online, this Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. MST on their official website. 

Is an efficacious coronavirus vaccine a pipe dream?

12/06/2020 11:19am

Amidst a global pandemic, there seems to be a distant, perhaps too distant, beacon of hope to the billions of people around the world: a vaccine. However, much to most people’s dismay, creating vaccines is not exactly an overnight process. It takes much, much longer.

Artists adapting to closures

03/26/2020 1:04pm

In the wake of mass closures of art galleries and other artistic gathering places due to the coronavirus, student artists have to reevaluate their situations.

Banner Health announces new process for COVID-19 testing in Arizona

03/24/2020 8:44pm

This week, Banner Health announced that they will implement a new process regarding coronavirus testing. According to the press release, those with "exposure can now call Banner Health at 1-844-549-1851 to speak with a clinical team member to determine if testing is appropriate. The line will be staffed from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday."