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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (10/25)
131 0 0.0%
Total (8/4)
56,354 2,447 4.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated October 25, 2020

What “Test, Trace, and Treat” means for campus reentry so far

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. 

COVID-19 patients no longer need tests to end isolation, CDC says

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."

What is pooled testing and how can it help limit the spread of COVID-19?

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.

Keeping your mental health and wellness during the pandemic and quarantine

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.

Testing backlog plagues Arizona coronavirus scene

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.

CDC estimates 40% of people infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic

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."

Pac-12 joins Big-10 and ACC in conference-only schedule

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.  

Recent study finds nearly half of U.S. healthcare workers suffers from insomnia

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.

University of Arizona Cancer Center promotes Joann Sweasy to director

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.

UA Emergency Medical Services receives new station from CAPLA

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.