Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an executive order asking Arizona residents to stay at home. The stay-at-home order goes into effect Tuesday at 5 p.m and will remain in effect until at least April 30.
AZ Schools Closed For Remainder Of School Year
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The Arizona Department of Corrections announced a plan Monday to suspend sending people convicted of crimes from county jails to state prisons to mitigate the risks posed by the coronavirus. But the sheriff of Maricopa County says he did not sign on to the plan and is concerned about its implementation.
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AZ Schools Can Issue Diplomas, Credits To High School Seniors
The Arizona State Board of Education unanimously passed on Tuesday an emergency rule that will allow the state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors to receive a diploma or academic credit despite school closures through the end of the school year.
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Brnovich: Law Enforcement Can Enforce Emergency Measures
Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued an opinion Tuesday affirming law enforcement’s authority to enforce emergency declarations. The decision comes a day after Governor Ducey issued a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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AZ Correctional Officers Say They Are Not Allowed To Wear PPE At Work
Arizona correctional officers say they are not allowed to wear protective masks at work despite growing fears of the coronavirus potentially entering state prisons.
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Mexico Declares State Of Emergency As Pandemic Escalates
In Mexico, the COVID-19 pandemic curve is growing exponentially, with over a thousand cases. As a result, the government is declaring a state of emergency.
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Community Leaders Urge AZ Latinos To Participate In Census On César Chávez Day
As of Sunday, 33.3% of Arizona households have responded to the 2020 census online, by mail or by phone, but the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said Pinal and Yuma counties with hard-to-count Latino populations are further behind. The counties’ self-response rates so far are 30.9% and 22.8% percent respectively.
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To Stop The Pandemic, Seema Verma Is 'Getting Rid Of A Lot Of Regulations'
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