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." Read more
By Amit Syal | 03/24/2020 10:59am
Imagine this — you're quarantining in your home and you start to develop a nasty cough followed by a fever and shortness of breath a couple of days later. You don't feel safe enough to go to the emergency room and don't have a physician to call. Are you out of luck?
By Jake Toole | 03/21/2020 7:55pm
The petition “End Spring 2020 Classes at UofA” was started by University of Arizona student Maritza Almanza, and, as of March 21, had 8,825 supporters. The Daily Wildcat got the opportunity to interview Almanza and ask her about the petition.
By Ari Koslow | 03/23/2020 1:53pm
Arizona head coach Jay Johnson said he was “heartbroken” after the college baseball season was cut short, but it was “necessary and understandable” based on what was happening in our world due to the coronavirus.
By Amit Syal | 03/21/2020 5:02pm
As every day passes, the idea of containing the coronavirus gets exponentially further and further away. Literally.
My name is Sterling Stokes and I am a junior at the University of Arizona. I am pursuing a dual degree with public management and policy and psychology, with a minor in philosophy. Ethics is a field that has always been of interest to me, and when I noticed an ethical dilemma right at my own university, I chose to take action.
By ASUA | 03/20/2020 7:31pm
Leadership from the Associated Students of the University of Arizona has written a formal statement in response to the coronavirus and the effects the situation has had on the UA. This statement was sent directly to the Daily Wildcat by ASUA for publication.
The Daily Wildcat has put together a timeline of updates from the University of Arizona and Tucson government officials about its plans in response to the coronavirus in reverse chronological order.
As the covid-19 pandemic grinds the economy to a dramatic halt, federal, state and local government are attempting to find ways to mitigate the consequences. Here is a run-down of proposals at each level of government. We will update this periodically.
By Amit Syal | 03/20/2020 2:49am
The U.S. population is currently about 327 million people, of which nearly one-third consists of people 65 years of age and older. That's a lot. The older generations lived through the Great Depression and fought in World Wars. Millennials and members of Generation Z are being asked to stay inside. To each their own.
By Quincy Sinek | 03/18/2020 7:45pm
At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, University of Arizona Libraries announced that the Main Library would be closed as of 5 p.m. the same night. Along with the Main Library, CATalyst Studios, the Science-Engineering Library, the Fine Arts Library and Special Collections are also closed.
By Jay Walker | 03/25/2020 3:34pm
As someone who has taken several online classes and seriously considered moving to all online, I would like to say I’m pretty good at e-learning. However, I know that a good portion of my friends are terrified by the idea of online school and just aren’t made for online learning.
By Claude Akins | 03/25/2020 3:33pm
Your grandfather is sick. Coughing, fever, aching. You finally decide to take him to the hospital. He cannot be treated. A young mother is there as well, and the hospital workers had to make a decision because there is a shortage of ventilators. He will suffer without medical help; he will die.
By Sam Burdette | 03/17/2020 1:14am
Vice Provost for Campus Life and Dean of Students Kendal Washington White spoke at a press conference a few minutes before 4 p.m. today where she addressed various changes and concerns connected to new University of Arizona policies in response to the coronavirus.
By Jacob Mennuti | 03/23/2020 1:54pm
It was not supposed to end like this. The Arizona Wildcats softball team ranked No. 4 in the country with a 22-3 record and riding a 11-game win streak into their most important part of the season.
By Amit Syal | 03/17/2020 12:07am
As of March 16, there have been over 4,400 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, according to The New York Times. Here are ten different myths and facts about COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, the novel strain of coronavirus.
By Amit Syal | 03/15/2020 9:11pm
In a time where the world seems to be falling apart, it is normal to wonder what all of these protective measures are for. Three words best capture the reason why the nation seems to be going through such extensive measures — flattening the curve. But what exactly is this curve and why is a flattened curve so important for proper protection against the novel coronavirus?
By Jake Toole | 03/15/2020 12:31pm
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins sent an email to all UA students at around 3:20 p.m. on March 13, 2020 regarding an update on the new coronavirus policies, specifically on the future of campus dormitories.