Cara Christ

May 8, 2020

Axed COVID-19 researchers reinstated

Bowing to a barrage of bad press, the Arizona Department of Health Services on Thursday reinstated the group of COVID-19 researchers it fired May 4.

May 6, 2020

Judge puts suit to get virus information from state on fast track

The attorney for media outlets told a judge Wednesday that letting the Department of Health Services withhold information about COVID-19 cases elevates the financial interests of long-term care facilities above the public's right to know -- and protect itself.

May 5, 2020

Media sue state to get information on virus in nursing homes

Several media organizations are going to court to challenge the refusal of the Department of Health Services to tell the public how many residents of individual nursing homes are becoming ill with COVID-19.

May 4, 2020

Ducey loosens restrictions on haircuts, dining out

Saying Arizona can handle the projected toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Doug Ducey Monday quickened the pace for his plan to reopen the state.

Apr 30, 2020

State prisons have potential for nearly 100% infection rate

The Arizona Public Health Association is urging the state’s health director to do more to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the prisons as studies and public health officials predict a nearly 100% infection rate.

Apr 27, 2020

Governor has much to consider before restart of economy

Gov. Doug Ducey has to decide this week whether his executive orders limiting activity due to COVID-19 are worth the continued harm to the Arizona economy.

Apr 14, 2020

Ducey, not president, will decide when to reopen state’s economy

Gov. Doug Ducey indicated Tuesday he’s not obligated to follow the president’s guidance on when to reopen the state’s economy.

Apr 13, 2020

Data gives cloudy picture of virus spread

So it turns out that some areas of the state, like the near south side of Tucson, may not be quite the COVID-19 hotspots that newly released data would show.

Apr 7, 2020

Ducey orders some new state arrivals to quarantine for 14 days

In his first public appearance since last Thursday’s televised town hall, Gov. Doug Ducey issued four new executive orders aimed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 3, 2020

Ducey could have sole discretion over a large pot of state, federal aid funds

The passage of a federal stimulus package to help state and local governments weather the COVID-19 pandemic gives Gov. Doug Ducey discretion over at least part of a $1.5 billion sum — adding to tens of millions he already had at his disposal as part of an emergency spending plan passed by the Legislature in March.

Apr 2, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey’s live town hall

Gov. Doug Ducey is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. tonight to give updates on the state's response to COVID-19.

Mar 30, 2020

Ducey issues order to stay at home

Gov. Doug Ducey issued a “stay-at-home” order today, effective at 5 pm Tuesday until April 30, Ducey, according to the Yellow Sheet Report.