Cara Christ

Aug 31, 2020

Ducey defends barefaced attendance at RNC

The state's top health official said Monday said she's not concerned that nationally televised photos of Gov. Doug Ducey barefaced at a Trump campaign event undermines the state's $3 million "mask up'' campaign.

Aug 27, 2020

State gives bars green light to open in 9 counties

As of right now, bars in nine of the state’s 15 counties can reopen. But don’t expect them to look and operate the way they did before the governor ordered them closed in March. No dancing. No karaoke. No darts or pool. And forget about wandering around in hopes of finding someone with whom to […]

Aug 26, 2020

Ducey to watch Trump’s nomination speech in person

Gov. Doug Ducey will be wheels up to Washington D.C. for a quick trip on Thursday to watch the Republican National Convention with President Trump at the White House.

Aug 25, 2020

State to inspect resorts for compliance with emergency orders

Some Arizona resorts could find themselves facing orders to shut down part of their water parks. State Health Director Cara Christ said Monday she is sending inspectors to these resorts to find out exactly how they are operating their water features. And Christ told Capitol Media Services that those that are operating in an unsafe […]

Aug 18, 2020

Judge: Ducey not in contempt of court

A judge refused late Monday to find Gov. Doug Ducey in contempt.

Aug 17, 2020

Gym pushes judge to hold Ducey in contempt of court

The attorney for a locally owned chain of fitness centers told a judge Monday he should hold Gov. Doug Ducey in contempt.

Aug 10, 2020

State sets bar for businesses to reopen

Gov. Doug Ducey and the Department of Health Services released benchmarks today on how bars, gyms, movie theaters and other businesses can safely reopen.

Aug 6, 2020

State sets benchmarks for return to classroom learning

The Arizona Department of Health Services released health benchmarks schools should use to determine whether it’s safe to resume in-person instruction.

Aug 6, 2020

Ducey appeals court order to reopen gyms

Gov. Doug Ducey is moving to deny gyms and fitness centers the right to reopen despite a court order to the contrary.

Aug 3, 2020

Health director testifies in gym closure lawsuit

The state’s top health official acknowledged that she and Gov. Doug Ducey are ignoring some Arizona-specific recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. At a court hearing Monday, Dr. Cara Christ agreed that the latest report from the task force says the state should require masks of all individuals. Instead, the governor, after specifically […]

Jul 31, 2020

Virus test demand drops after initial blitz

Gov. Doug Ducey has been coming up short on his promises to increase testing for COVID-19 statewide, and his “Project Catapult,” a plan to ramp up testing to 35,000 results per day before August, has failed to take flight.

Jul 31, 2020

Hoffman: Plan to reopen schools complicated, confusing

The plan to return children to the classroom is complicated, difficult to explain and may be leaving the public confused, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman conceded.