The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met on Monday to discuss the beginning of Phase Three, a new variant of COVID-19 on campus and new COVID-19 data. Read more
By Noah Cullen | 03/30/2021 10:10am
The pandemic and subsequent lockdown have led to an increase in harmful alcohol use, according to a study by a Health Sciences researcher at the University of Arizona.
By Amit Syal | 03/28/2021 10:03am
Oftentimes, change can be good. Other times, change can be another hurdle to getting back to the sense of "normalcy" we felt before the pandemic.
By Jane Florance | 03/27/2021 1:16pm
Socializing during the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be difficult for students in college over the last year. People were not able to engage in the usual social activities that occur on campus. In the past, attending class and joining clubs on campus were some of the easiest ways to make friends, but since most classes are taught via Zoom and clubs rarely meet in person, these go-to ways of making friends are no longer applicable.
By Sean Fagan | 03/25/2021 8:59pm
When Disneyland closed at the start of the pandemic, Sean Fagan lost not just a job, but a community and a family. Now that the park is planning on reopening, he reflects on what Disney and his work there means to him.
By Priya Jandu | 03/25/2021 6:07pm
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions via executive order Thursday, March 25. This order follows a previous executive order issued by Ducey lifting occupancy limits early in March.
By Randa Samih Abdu | 03/25/2021 2:28pm
The issue is misinformation, new sources in the Middle East lack transparency, and the news content regarding covid-19 is fragile, which has led many Arabs to distrust the vaccine and spread misinformation regarding it. There are many reasons why people spread false information. Sometimes it is to create chaos and unnecessary fuss, manipulation, or sometimes to gain some sort of attention. Since the pandemic began in 2020, the distribution of false statements and false news about the coronavirus and covid-19 have increased exponentially.
By Amit Syal | 03/23/2021 2:46pm
On Wednesday, March 24, Arizona will open its vaccine eligibility to residents who are 16 years of age and older. The previous change to this policy came a few weeks back when Gov. Doug Ducey expanded eligibility to those 55 years of age and older.
University status update: Arizonans 16+ eligible for vaccination, Phase Three transition, minor increase in COVID-19 transmission
By Kristijan Barnjak | 03/23/2021 2:39pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met on Monday to discuss the transition to Phase 3 of reentry and new COVID-19 data.
By Madison Beveridge | 03/23/2021 4:35pm
Located in the heart of downtown Tucson is Senae Thai Bistro, an award-winning and popular restaurant notable for its creative and authentic take on Thai cuisine.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 03/16/2021 8:46pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met Monday to discuss the potential transition to Phase 3 of reentry, new COVID-19 data and updated vaccination numbers for the UA Point of Distribution.
By JT Thorpe | 03/11/2021 12:39am
Due to the University of Arizona becoming a high-capacity state vaccination site, the two on-campus clinics now operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with the goal of eventually operating 24/7.
Disability rights advocates call for Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities in vaccine distribution
By Udbhav Venkataraman | 03/16/2021 4:56pm
On Friday, Feb. 26, the Arizona Center for Disability Law along with various other disability rights advocacy organizations and members of the disability community sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey requesting a meeting to engage with disability rights organizations to discuss vaccine access to members of the Arizona Long Term Care System and their caregivers regardless of age and setting.
By Amit Syal | 03/19/2021 10:23am
On Monday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To date, there have been three vaccines that have received an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the most recent being the one produced by Johnson and Johnson.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 03/09/2021 1:31am
On the one-year anniversary of the transition to virtual learning, the University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met to discuss new COVID-19 data and goals for the end of the semester and beyond.
By Amit Syal | 03/05/2021 2:36pm
Earlier this week, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced that it will be changing its distribution model from numbered phases and switch to a hybrid age-based distribution model. This news comes as national experts warn about people across the country letting their guard down too soon.
By Briana Aguilar | 03/03/2021 7:09am
Arizona alone has had over 818,000 COVID-19 cases and upwards of 16,000 deaths. With around 1,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily recently, some students may be eager to get vaccinated. The good news is that there are three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines. Unfortunately, the general population of college students has yet to receive them.
By Hillary Schiff | 03/02/2021 3:10pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met over Zoom on Monday to discuss vaccine rollout and to provide updates on the recent shooting on campus that resulted in the tragic death of UA student Forrest Keys.
By Sean Fagan | 03/02/2021 12:51am
Tech glitches, Wi-Fi issues and hard to reach professors have been a reality for online students since long before the pandemic. Their in-person peers are getting a taste of these frustrations, but also of the community that exists in online classes.
By Hillary Schiff | 03/02/2021 12:47am
The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center is a popular spot for students to unwind after a long day of online classes. In the late afternoon, masked students often cluster at the entryway, sometimes waiting up to 30 minutes for the gym to dip below maximum capacity so that they can begin their workout.