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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 27, 2020

Congressman Ruben Gallego and two health experts hold press conference for spike in COVID-19 cases

On Monday, June 15, Congressman Ruben Gallego and two health experts Will Humble and Andy Slavitt, held a press conference to discuss the rising trend in COVID-19 cases in Arizona. Humble is the current director of the Arizona Public Health Association and former director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, preceding the current director Dr. Cara Christ. Slavitt is the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under former President Barack Obama and the current host of the podcast "In the Bubble." Read more

OPINION: Tips on documenting protests

The influx of citizen journalism activity over the past month has flooded the internet with crucial evidence regarding police brutality, especially as it pertains to recent protests. Without these firsthand videos, our only documentation of injustices would come from mainstream media, which has revealed its biases time and time again. Although this documentation has been and is currently essential to proving true the existence of police brutality, journalists of any degree are now called more than ever to protect the citizens they catch on camera.  Read more

A Celebration of Black Lives on the UA Mall

Thousands of people at the Black Lives Matter Tucson: Celebration of Black Lives event at the University of Arizona Mall were encompassed in heat, music, speeches and occasional sounds from a police helicopter circling overhead. Read more

UA philosophy professor abruptly resigns as editor-in-chief of international philosophy journal over ethics dispute

University of Arizona Professor of Philosophy Stewart Cohen resigned from his position as editor-in-chief of Philosophical Studies on Friday, June 5. Cohen edited the journal for 25 years. Cohen said he resigned from the journal over a dispute concerning a forthcoming paper that features personal attacks against another author, which was accepted without his oversight.  Read more

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Thoughts about bars and restaurants reopening

Frog & Firkin and other bar-restaurant establishments have officially reopened their patios for dining services. Downtown social spots like Hi Fi are welcoming back customers on account of Gov. Doug Ducey’s green light to open as of May 15. Many people are already out getting drinks with friends, some sporting face masks and others opting not to.  Read more

Pools in a pandemic: 'Extra precautions' needed to reopen

The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center pool is an oasis for students looking for a cold release from triple-digit temperatures. Despite Gov. Doug Ducey lifting restrictions on gyms and apartment pools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the pool remains closed. Read more

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: a battleground for COVID-19

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The index case of COVID-19 in the U.S. started here in the state of Washington and to date, these facilities make up a very large percentage of deaths related to COVID-19. As of May 22, roughly 42% of COVID-19 deaths across the nation have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. Read more

New task force created to prepare for fall semester

University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced at a press conference Wednesday, May 20 a new Reentry Task Force, which would help prepare for the reopening of the UA campus in fall 2020. The task force will be led by former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who now works as a professor at the UA in the College of Public Health.  Read more