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

Students earn $1K by participating in this COVID-19 study

09/12/2021 11:46pm

A new study is working to understand what the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission is among students with the Moderna vaccine. Dr. Elizabeth Connick and Dr. Lori Fantry from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine are the researchers conducting the study.

All of your Campus Pantry questions, answered: Campus Pantry and COVID-19

09/03/2021 4:24pm

The Daily Wildcat sat down with Bridgette Nobbe, coordinator of Campus Pantry and Campus Closet, to learn more about Campus Pantry and the vital role it plays in combating food insecurity on campus. This article is the third in a series of three profiling the University of Arizona’s Campus Pantry. It answers questions about how the pantry has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, what has changed and more.

The critical ramifications of Arizona’s nursing shortage

09/01/2021 4:34pm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down in March 2020, the efforts of medical workers worldwide have had to tremendously increase in order to keep up with the growing number of patients affected by the virus. With this dramatic increase in patients, hospitals have struggled to maintain an adequate amount of both equipment and personnel to assist those in critical care.

UA task force talks new masking requirements and fall mitigation plan

08/18/2021 12:00pm

At the reentry task force meeting on Monday, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins began by welcoming students back to campus and updating that the campus will be completely equipped for in-person learning. He also emphasized the university’s recently-updated mask policy, which requires face-coverings in indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained such as classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls. 

UA reentry task force rejoins to discuss rising COVID-19 Delta variant spread, start of fall semester

08/10/2021 5:38pm

The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 reentry task force met virtually on Monday, Aug. 9, for their first meeting leading into the 2021-22 school year. The group, consisting of university President Dr. Robert C. Robbins, Vice President of Communications Holly Jensen and 17th surgeon general and professor Dr. Richard Carmona, met to discuss both their concerns regarding the Delta variant of COVID-19 and their plans for the upcoming fall semester.

BREAKING: New delta-plus coronavirus variant detected

08/04/2021 6:12pm

Two cases of the new delta-plus COVID-19 variant were detected in South Korea on Tuesday. This new variant may have traits such as increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and a potentially decreased antibody response compared to other variants.

Pima County health director advises vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors

08/01/2021 10:51am

On Wednesday morning, Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen held a press conference addressing recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask-wearing guidelines for vaccinated individuals in light of the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the community. Cullen urged fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors in compliance with new CDC guidelines.

Expanded in-person labs for UA students this coming fall

07/29/2021 6:46pm

While there are some concerns about SARS-CoV-2 variants, namely the Delta variant, the University of Arizona still plans to start in-person classes this coming fall semester. For many students, this means going back to the lab and getting to work. 

What you need to know for this year's fall semester dorm move-in

07/21/2021 4:33pm

The fall semester for the 2021-22 school year is approaching quickly, and after the numerous changes spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dorm move-in process for new and returning students at the University of Arizona will be different than years past. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Jamie Matthews, the senior associate director of Residential Education for UA Housing & Residential Life, to get the lowdown about how this year’s dorm move-in process will operate.

UA vaccination POD closing Friday

06/23/2021 10:55pm

UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins has announced that the University of Arizona POD is officially closing on Friday, June 25. The state Point of Distribution site was active for six months on campus and provided over 242,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to students and members of the Southern Arizona community.