By Jillian Bartsch | 08/03/2020 9:28pm
Isolation and quarantine are the best ways to help protect the public from exposure to COVID-19. If someone feels sick or has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, then they should get tested and quarantine.
Campus reentry update: UA president clarifies phases for attending in-person classes amidst concerns from academic coalition
By Sam Burdette | 09/22/2020 1:35am
Following an email from Provost Liesl Folks, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins provided more detail on the length and structure of each phase of reopening in-person classes at the weekly campus reentry briefing Thursday, July 30.
By Ian Tisdale | 07/27/2020 11:40pm
On July 23, President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced the official return of in-person class in a press conference for the upcoming fall semester. During the briefing on campus reentry, Robbins, alongside Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona, confirmed that the return to campus plan will be largely dependent on the university’s effort to “Test, Trace, and Treat” the entire campus community.
Extracurriculars are one of the easiest ways to meet people and get involved on campus. Whatever your interests are, the University of Arizona's got something for basically everyone.
By Amit Syal | 07/27/2020 11:35pm
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidelines regarding self-isolation for people who test positive for COVID-19. According to the new guidelines, "for most persons with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can generally be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours."
By Amit Syal | 07/28/2020 12:04pm
Many schools around the U.S. are set to reopen soon, and with daily COVID-19 case counts and percent positive rates still high, a more effective public health measure to track cases of the virus is desperately needed. The method, called pooled testing, utilizes a more widespread approach, testing both symptomatic and asymptomatic people.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/27/2020 6:10am
The University of Arizona held COVID-19 webinars to discuss the challenges of confinement, share resources and to provide guidance about mental health. The first webinar was held on Friday, July 17. This webinar discussed anxiety and depression during COVID-19. The hosts of the webinar were Patricia Harrison-Monroe and Gustavo J. Perez.
By Amit Syal | 07/26/2020 12:48pm
The U.S. is over four months into a battle that has taken nearly 150,000 lives across the country and seems to have no clear end in sight. Schools are deciding whether or not to reopen, a decision that has been up in the air for months on end.
By Amit Syal | 07/25/2020 1:02pm
The state of Arizona recently passed 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with nearly half of them coming in the month of July. On Thursday, July 23, the state passed the grim milestone of 3,000 confirmed deaths with 89 reported that day.
Cautious optimism: Moderna publishes results from vaccine trials, all 45 subjects produce neutralizing antibodies
By Amit Syal | 07/16/2020 9:47pm
This week, Moderna, the biotechnology company centered out of Massachusetts, released results from its second phase of vaccine trials for COVID-19. The company partnered with researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop the vaccine.
By University of Arizona 2020 Law Graduates | 07/14/2020 6:16pm
Dean Miller, Recent graduates of the James E. Rogers College of Law are facing unprecedented times. Of course, that is no surprise to anyone. Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are reaching dangerous levels. The Mayor of Phoenix has come out and stated that the city has reached a critical point.
By Amit Syal | 07/12/2020 8:17pm
On Saturday, July 11, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance saying that about 40% of people who have COVID-19 are likely asymptomatic, meaning they show or display no symptoms. The agency added that "asymptomatic cases are difficult to identify and transmission is difficult to observe and quantify."
By Jacob Mennuti | 07/10/2020 9:16pm
The Pac-12 announced on Friday, July 10, it will be moving to a conference-only season for several fall sports as well as delaying the start of all mandatory athletic activities until further notice. The conference still intends on playing sports in the fall.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/10/2020 10:37am
A recent study done by Sleep Standards found that 41% of U.S. healthcare workers suffer from insomnia due to stress and social and environmental disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The research team conducted the survey in May 2020. They surveyed 1,002 healthcare workers and most reported sleeping an average of 5 hours a day during the pandemic.
By Amit Syal | 07/13/2020 7:01pm
Joann Sweasy, Ph.D., the previous interim director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, was recently named the director of the center, making her the first woman to hold that position, according to a press release and Megan Guthrie, the assistant director of communications and public affairs for the center.
By Jacob Mennuti | 07/08/2020 9:07pm
As the start of the fall season continues to approach, the biggest question regarding collegiate sports continues to linger. Should the NCAA forge ahead with its plan for a sports season in 2020?
By Quinn McVeigh | 07/07/2020 4:32pm
Despite the assumption that the homeless can isolate easier, people working in the front-lines of homeless aid during this time have seen COVID-19 take a disproportionate toll on homeless populations.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/03/2020 11:46pm
The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture recently donated a new station to house the University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services crews between calls. UAEMS is a student-run agency of emergency medical technicians that responds to 911 medical calls on UA's campus 24/7. They have stayed staffed, responding to calls throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
White House officials visit Arizona to address shortage of healthcare workers amongst other concerns
By Amit Syal | 07/01/2020 11:08pm
This morning, members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force met with officials in Arizona to address the rising trend in COVID-19 cases across the state and shortage of healthcare workers needed to combat the pandemic. Arizona saw a few single-day records today with 4,878 new confirmed cases and 88 new confirmed deaths.