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Details on the Pac-12 conference-only football schedule

The Pac-12 released its full 10-game schedule for each conference team on Friday, July 31. The season is headlined by a Territorial Cup between the University of Arizona and ASU followed by USC vs. UCLA and the University of Washington vs Stanford University in week one. The NCAA 20-hour practice rule will begin on Aug. 3 with training camps beginning on Aug. 17. The conference plans on beginning its football season on Sept. 26.  Read more

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

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." Read more

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

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. Read more

What the ICE reversal means for international students, university community

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently rescinded a directive that called for international students to leave the country if their instruction was to go fully online, following a series of lawsuits by multiple universities, including one case involving the University of Arizona and several other institutions on the western seaboard.  Read more

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

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." Read more