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

What is it like to stay in an isolation dorm?

01/05/2022 2:57pm

Isolation dorms are just one example of new policies and practices that University of Arizona residential housing put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of students and faculty. In isolation dorms, where students who test positive for COVID-19 live until they are cleared by a Campus Health professional, there are also many protocols made to guarantee the safety of students living within those facilities.

An extra special homecoming for the class of 2020

01/05/2022 2:57pm

For many students who graduated in 2020, finding out that they would not be able to walk across the stage to receive their degree was heart crushing. But after months of waiting, the class of 2020 were finally able to celebrate at the 2020 Graduation Celebration on Nov. 5 at the University of Arizona Mall.

Class of 2020 to hold long-awaited in-person graduation ceremony Friday

01/05/2022 2:57pm

An in-person graduation ceremony will be held for the University of Arizona’s class of 2020 on Friday, Nov. 5, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced last year’s commencement online. The event will start at 4 p.m. and take place in front of the Old Main building — marking it the first time in over 100 years that the ceremony was held at this iconic location. 

Sophomores feel like freshmen all over again

01/05/2022 2:57pm

Sophomores went through their first year virtually lacking an interpersonal college experience. Now, as they shift from the virtual to a flourishing college campus, sophomores may have felt that they were starting from scratch. 

ASUA Student Legal Services begins hiring process to reopen their office

10/21/2021 4:39pm

After being closed for over a year, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona’s Student Legal Services has restarted their hiring process. In the past, ASUA Student Legal Services offered free basic legal advice to UA students. Though they did not represent students in court, Student Legal Services provided counsel on a variety of subjects. 

University status update: All UA employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8

01/05/2022 2:57pm

The University of Arizona’s virtual university status update team met on Monday, Oct. 18, to discuss COVID-19 public health and safety measures and to encourage the remaining unvaccinated UA students and employees to get inoculated against COVID-19. The team was joined by Deepta Bhattacharya, a professor of immunobiology at the UA. 

Q&A with Dr. Nathan Price: COVID-19 vaccinations and disease in children and adolescents

01/05/2022 2:57pm

To address some common questions raised by parents and community members concerning vaccinations for children, the Daily Wildcat interviewed Dr. Nathan Price, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson. Price addressed the similarities and differences of COVID-19 infection in children and adults, the rise of the Delta Variant and the importance of vaccination. 

UA to offer COVID-19 booster shots

01/05/2022 2:57pm

The University of Arizona announced on Monday, Oct. 4, that booster shots for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to qualifying students and faculty beginning Oct. 11. 

UCWAZ demand vaccine mandate, flexible learning options, hazard pay

10/11/2021 1:23pm

Members of United Campus Workers of Arizona — the University of Arizona’s and Arizona State University’s wall-to-wall campus workers union — and their allies gathered outside of the UA Administration building on Thursday, Sept. 30, to demand changes to what they consider dangerous and irresponsible public health policies.