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Coronavirus Coverage

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

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

Guest Letter: Why I started the petition to refund students

03/25/2020 3:33pm

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.  

COVID-19: Young age doesn't grant total immunity

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.

Main Library announces closure due to coronavirus

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. 

OPINION: Quick tips for online classes

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.

OPINION: Close everything

03/25/2020 3:35pm

Coronavirus isn't the flu. It's a whole different beast. It has been almost two months since the first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States was announced on Jan. 21 in the state of Washington.

OPINION: Please, please, please stay inside

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. 

Cracking some common myths about COVID-19

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.

Online classes: a protective measure to flatten the curve

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?