Updated April 24: If you think you’ve been exposed, you can get a COVID-19 test, but you must sign a voluntary isolation agreement, according to an Arizona Department of Health Services standing order issued Thursday.
So here’s the deal: You can now get COVID-19 test if you think you’ve been exposed. But the info you won’t find elsewhere is you have to agree to quarantine while waiting for results — and longer if it comes back positive. https://t.co/NYUaVY54sf pic.twitter.com/c8AjeskZtQ— azcapmedia (@azcapmedia) April 24, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 6,045 up from 5,769 yesterday, and 266 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In Maricopa County, there are 3,116 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1,060 in Pima County, 583 in Navajo County, 391 in Coconino County, 317 in Pinal County, 75 in Yavapai County, 296 in Apache County, 42 in Yuma County, 73 in Mohave County, 34 in Cochise County, 30 in Santa Cruz County, 7 in Graham County, 8 in La Paz County, 11 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 2,253 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,484 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Half of COVID-19 deaths were in people of White/Non-Hispanic origin, 11% in people of unknown race/ethnicity, 20% Native American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Black/Non-Hispanic and 2% Asian/ Pacific Islander and 1% Other/Non-Hispanic.
More men, 58%, than women, and more people 65 years of age or older, 200 have died from COVID-19 in Arizona.
Looking for tips on cleaning your home during COVID-19, then take a look at the National Council for Safety, Protection and Wellness’ guide by clicking here or on the social media post below.
ABC 15 Arizona says a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program run by the Arizona Department of Economic Security will launch May 12 and help people who don’t quality for unemployment.
More federal loans for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are on the way thanks to Congress’s $480 billion plan signed by President Trump, and Greater Phoenix Economic Council says here’s what business owners should do now.
Looking for a science demonstration for your students learning from home? Arizona Science Center provides a video demonstration about the eye and it’s parts.
Phoenix Union High School District is celebrating graduating seniors with yearbook-style social media posts.
SENIOR SHOUTOUT: We want to give a shoutout to Tania Felix Figueroa from @AlhambraHS✨🎉❤️💚 Tania plans to attend @Prescottcollege to major in Environmental Studies. We are extremely proud! Want to be featured? Head over to https://t.co/fyxEh19hBU #AZClassof2020 #ThisIsWhoWeAre pic.twitter.com/49iSzB9EYA— PXU (@PhoenixUnion) April 24, 2020
First Things First highlighted a program to help more early educators access higher education.
#AZFTF is dedicated to helping early educators access higher education in the #LaPazMohave region. “People who thought they could never go to college found out they could—and did—because of the scholarships and collegial support.” https://t.co/01Hip3T6qS— First Things First (@AZFTF) April 24, 2020
Updated April 23: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 5,769 up from 5,459 yesterday, and 249 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
BREAKING: House sends President Trump nearly $500 billion package for small business, hospitals in latest bid to counter pandemic.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 23, 2020
Read more at https://t.co/taDD13ldEy
In Maricopa County, there are 2,970 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 1,026 in Pima County, 564 in Navajo County, 372 in Coconino County, 303 in Pinal County, 75 in Yavapai County, 268 in Apache County, 39 in Yuma County, 69 in Mohave County, 31 in Cochise County, 28 in Santa Cruz County, 4 in Graham County, 6 in La Paz County, 12 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
A majority of Americans — 8 in 10 — say strict shelter-in-place guidelines are worth it to keep people safe from COVID-19 and control the spread of the virus, a new Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds. https://t.co/5pdozpyM7t— NPR (@NPR) April 23, 2020
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 2,138 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,413 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The Navajo Nation makes up less than 5% of Arizona’s population, yet nearly a quarter of the state’s coronavirus infections are within the tribe. Tribal leaders are suing for what they said is their fair share of coronavirus aid.@MooreHolliday reports.https://t.co/mcQCkFDD7q— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) April 23, 2020
51 percent of COVID-19 deaths were in people of White/Non-Hispanic origin, 10% in people of unknown race/ethnicity, 19% Native American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Black/Non-Hispanic and 1% Asian/ Pacific Islander and 1% Other/Non-Hispanic.
Spoke with Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer for an update on the Navajo Nation. We’ll continue coordinating closely to provide resources and support. @NNVPLizer2019 #COVID19 #AZTogether pic.twitter.com/JKCi6B1x3v— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 23, 2020
I spoke with @businessinsider about the development of a #COVID19 vaccine and what an effective rollout would look like. The keys: It must prioritize health care workers and high-risk groups, and it must be distributed equitably. https://t.co/Le5xmAaS1g— Melinda Gates (@melindagates) April 21, 2020
More men, 58%, than women, and more people 65 years of age or older, 187 have died from COVID-19 in Arizona.
About 1 in 6 workers is unemployed right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak is hobbling the U.S. economy. Unemployment has risen to levels last seen during the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job. https://t.co/bT4EAXvuzI— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) April 23, 2020
Looking for rewarding work with kids? Dysart Unified and many other school districts are seeking to hire bus drivers.
Thank you to @WestMEC @MecCampus for helping us spread the word! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Bus Driver for Dysart, please head to https://t.co/71e5gENW00 pic.twitter.com/tclaaHEboV— Dysart School District (@DysartUSD) April 23, 2020
Instead of wiping down your groceries, experts sayd you should make sure you wash your hands.
Has wiping down your groceries and take-out food become part of your coronavirus survival kit? It might be time to reconsider, experts say, especially if that extra effort is adding to your daily stress. https://t.co/SlXnpvle7l— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2020
With temperatures rising into the 90s and 100s this week, people are reminded to stay hydrated.
An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for the Phoenix area and parts of northern/western Pinal County on Sunday. Near-record temperatures are expected. Anybody venturing outdoors should take significant precautions – stay hydrated and take frequent breaks! #azwx pic.twitter.com/71XUYbuQwu— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) April 23, 2020
Triple digits ahead for us this weekend. Please make sure you hydrate and limit excessive sun exposure. pic.twitter.com/lv2E3MxPQk— AZ Fire & Medical (@AZFireAuthority) April 23, 2020
Here are some ways schools can help support students cared for by their grandparents from Education Week.
Want some help explaining to your pre-schoolers what’s going on right now? Then tune in Saturday morning for this.
Elmo, meet Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CNN and @SesameStreet are teaming up for The ABC’s of Covid-19: A #CNNSesameStreet Town Hall for Kids and Parents, Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2020
Submit your questions here: https://t.co/E5VgNaX0gz pic.twitter.com/ECiE2kSdIe
Cave Creek Unified School District honored staff who work with students before- and after-school.
LETS CELEBRATE KIDS CLUB!— Cave Creek USD (@CaveCreekUSD93) April 23, 2020
It’s Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week! We recognize & appreciate those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. They’re skilled individuals who work with children & youth in community-based settings. THANK YOU for all you do for kids! pic.twitter.com/y9KAl496Nn
ASU recently delivered it’s first batch of personal protective equipment for medical providers.
We’ve delivered our first ASU @LuminosityLab #PPE to AZ healthcare providers, helping keep employees and patients safer from #COVID19.— Arizona State University Research (@ASUResearch) April 23, 2020
100% of current requests have been produced and delivered and are now with 7 local healthcare providers. pic.twitter.com/fhxAQomLss
Students can take the SAT at home if school doesn’t resume in the fall.
Students will be able to take the SAT at home if school doesn’t resume this fall, College Board officials say, outlining a new timetable and digital format for the college entrance exam. https://t.co/YPIBlEyD37— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) April 23, 2020
Looking for some good reads for young adults? Here are a former school librarian’s ideas.
University of Arizona faculty created a video to offer encouragement to Sunnyside District graduates.
Check out this awesome video from the faculty members of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice! They recently created this as a way to offer some words of encouragement to the graduating high school seniors of @sunnysideusd. https://t.co/v9HJo7NEzK— UArizona Education (@UAZEducation) April 23, 2020
Tucson Unified shared a video about students using seedballs to restore the environment.
Take a look at this insightful and delightful video about @THMS_Badgers CTE, Bioscence students @SARSEFaz project about using seedballs to restore the environment.@tucsonunified @PimaSchoolSup @PimaJTED @Supt_Hoffman #closednotclosed https://t.co/oX7pifgyqx pic.twitter.com/9UzdFhaQDc— Tucson Unified CTE (@TUSD1CTE) April 23, 2020
Updated April 22: Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona’s approach to re-opening for business will be phased-in and based on medical data to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 during a briefing that started at 3 p.m..
“I want to begin by thanking the citizens of Arizona for their hard work, their responsible behavior,” Gov. Ducey said.
Gov. Ducey noted that he issued the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order on March 30th, and said “We are making progress.”
At the briefing, the White House criteria to return to business were displayed behind Gov. Ducey as he shared the data of where the state is today in fighting COVID-19 and his plan to return stronger.
“My focus has been 100% on the State of Arizona, our circumstances are different than other states and we’re going to use this combination of symptoms, cases and hospitals to make decisions going forward,” Gov. Ducey said.
“Our approach going forward will be phased. It will be based on up-to-date data and readiness. It will mitigate the risk of resurgence,” Gov. Ducey said.
“We have come a long way in a short period of time as a state. It’s been by no lack of sacrifice or effort of our citizens and we do not want to lose that ground as we begin to make additional decisions going forward,” Gov. Ducey said. “We’re going to want to protect the most vulnerable here.”
At the briefing, Gov. Ducey showed a slide showing the number of confirmed COVID-91 Coronavirus cases by day.
“The takeaway on this chart if you’re looking for a trend is that there isn’t one,” Gov. Ducey said.
Ducey: Things were closed to slow the spread, “I was not eager to make any of these decisions… But I’m confident each of these decisions was the right at the right time.” pic.twitter.com/ekvewfF1l0— Jim Small (@JimSmall) April 22, 2020
“We’re going to continue to watch this curve and zero in on syndromic surveillance,” Gov. Ducey said.
Then Gov. Ducey talked about COVID-19-like and flu-like illness surveillance in Arizona, noting that in that “we look for some trends in data we can make some decisions on to show that we’re making some progress.”
“If you look at the data the Stay Home order on March 31st and then you look at the reduction in the COVID-like illness surveillance and the influenza-like illness surveillance that’s positive. Now that’s only a week or two, but it’s a difference and it’s a change and it tracks together.”
Today’s order continues to prioritize public health while improving access to care and the overall viability of our health care system. As we look to economic recovery, we will continue taking responsible action guided by data and the guidance of public health officials. 4/4— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 22, 2020
Arizona has enough hospital capacity and the enough ventilators to use for patients who develop COVID-19, Gov. Ducey said.
Over the past 45 days a lot has changed and our capacity to maintain public health has improved “so we’re making progress,” Gov. Ducey said.
“There are still unknowns in front of us but we know much more,” Gov. Ducey said.
“Today, I do have an announcement that will be slight tick up on the dimmer switch on our economy,” Gov. Ducey said, noting he released an executive order today allowing hospitals to perform elective surgeries effective May 1.
These measures include demonstrating: a 14-day supply of PPE; adequate staffing levels; robust plans in place to conduct COVID-19 tests of patients and workers; symptom screenings for everyone entering the facility and more. 3/— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 22, 2020
“Everyone in the nation needs more testing including Arizona,” Gov. Ducey said, noting that the state will expand diagnostic testing. He also said the state is looking to expand antibody testing to see if people have already had COVID-19 and since recovered.
“We do not want to lose the ground we have made,” Gov. Ducey said.
“What we don’t want to do is to make decisions too early and have to reverse decisions,” Gov. Ducey said.
“If we do this right and if we do this responsibly and properly we can be the strongest state leading its way out of this pandemic,” Gov. Ducey said. ‘To do that I’m asking for continued cooperation and partnership.”
Gov. Ducey said the state will revisit the Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Connected order next week and it remains in effect until April 30.
Two coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in California in early February are the earliest known deaths from the virus in the US. The deaths were from February 6 and February 17 — up to three weeks before the first known death in Washington state. https://t.co/wKXbBS9DSI— CNN (@CNN) April 22, 2020
Gov. Ducey has been meeting with business leaders on the issue and protestors marched at the Arizona Capitol on Sunday and Monday saying the state needs to get back to business.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases rose statewide to more than 5,400 on Wednesday.
Navajo Nation announced that it will extend the closure of its government until at least May 17. The closure of tribal offices and related entities had been set to expire April 26. https://t.co/R9Kc9YDUV4— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) April 22, 2020
Gov. Ducey’s executive order for Arizonans to stay at home to stay safe from the virus expires on April 30.
Extremely bad idea’: Fire marshal warns people not to microwave masks in attempt to kill germs. https://t.co/fIvTpJh00d— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) April 22, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 5,459 up from 5,251 yesterday, and 229 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
NEW For 1st time, AZ’s top public health official @drcarachrist releases detailed but incomplete info on modeling guiding policy. Comes 8 days before @dougducey‘ stay-at-home order expires. Takeaway: No info on cases & deaths, but we haven’t peaked. https://t.co/yZYO8TiMMr— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) April 22, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 2,846 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 973 in Pima County, 527 in Navajo County, 353 in Coconino County, 283 in Pinal County, 73 in Yavapai County, 235 in Apache County, 28 in Yuma County, 62 in Mohave County, 31 in Cochise County, 28 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 6 in La Paz County,10 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 2,028 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,350 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Forty-eight percent of COVID-19 deaths were in people of White/Non-Hispanic origin, 10% in people of unknown race/ethnicity, 21% Native American, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Black/Non-Hispanic and 1% Asian/ Pacific Islander.
Yesterday after a few teleconferences We delivered N95 masks to Chinle Health Ed, Dr. Guy Gorman Sr. Care Home, Chinle Chapter, Chinle PD & Chinle Unified School Security.— Myron Tsosie (@MyronTsosieLD7) April 22, 2020
Today I will be headed to Tuba City & Kayenta to deliver more masks.#ProtectOurFirstResponders pic.twitter.com/am6xvjpIak
TODAY: Swire Coca-Cola donated 30 THOUSAND liters of water to the Navajo Nation. Arizona is grateful to @SwireCC for this generous donation to our tribal neighbors. Thank you! https://t.co/xnjHdgRylU #AZTogether #COVID19 #TogetherWeCan @NNPrezNez— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 22, 2020
More men, 58%, than women, and more people 65 years of age or older, 168 have died from COVID-19 in Arizona.
Arizona legislative leaders wanted to adjourn their session on Friday, May 1 and made that announcement Tuesday, only to take it back late Wednesday afternoon, according to an Arizona Public Media article. The earlier decision to adjounr would have killed hundreds of bills left unheard when state lawmakers left in March for the COVID-19 pandemic. No date is set yet for the Legislators to return.
Maricopa Community Colleges Career services hosts a virtual career fair April 30 to connect people with employers looking to hire.
Maricopa Career Services is hosting a Virtual Career Fair Thursday, April 30th. Connect with potential employers and learn about open positions.— Maricopa Community Colleges (@mcccd) April 22, 2020
🕘 9 – 11 am
🕓 4 – 6 pm
Create an account and RSVP today 👉 https://t.co/fOSuo80Us5 pic.twitter.com/ueNg01eyEj
On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, take a virtual visit to a national park.
🌲☀️🌎 This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Take a virtual visit to a National Park to celebrate this amazing day. Visit https://t.co/0TNKmfbfi4 to explore our beautiful Earth! #Earthday pic.twitter.com/fWvehOm34W— Madison ESD (@MadisonAZ) April 22, 2020
Thank you @POTUS & @SecBernhardt for working to reopen America’s National Parks. In AZ, we are pleased to announce that in coordination with our federal partners, we are able to open Lake Powell on a limited basis this Friday.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 22, 2020
Details: https://t.co/Xo3dnk27s7 #NationalParkWeek https://t.co/SL5rQcXBRG
Learn about a machine turning food waste at NAU into compost for the campus.
The U.S. Department of education congratulated the 2020 ED Green Ribbon Schools award winners for their sustainability practices.
A special #EarthDay shout out to the 2020 #EDGreenRibbon School award winners! Thank you for all you do to promote sustainable school practices across the country.— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) April 22, 2020
View the complete list of @EDGreenRibbon
honorees ➡️ https://t.co/hEvOwV9T2G pic.twitter.com/pmoDz6eFQd
Have some extra school supplies at home that would help elementary students? Here’s where to donate them.
#LiteracyConnects is hosting a drive-thru school supply drive to support elementary school students who are now learning from home.— Literacy Connects (@LitConnectsAZ) April 22, 2020
We will be collecting supplies from 10 AM – 12 PM
April 24, 25, 27, 2020
at Literacy Connects
200 E. Yavapai Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705 pic.twitter.com/qt71MtH3CQ
Take a look at the cupcakes Cesar Chavez High School students in Mrs. Renteria’s culinary class made at home.
Mrs. Renteria’s culinary class continues to learn at home. Here is a small sample of some of the Disney/Pixar themed cupcakes that the students made at home. #ClosedNotClosed #BeaChampion @PhoenixUnion pic.twitter.com/CIfHbjwVb2— Cesar Chavez (@CChsChampions) April 22, 2020
Now for some advice for parents from an autism researcher and former special education teacher on how to help students cope with abrupt changes courtesy of On Special Education.
Autism Amid Uncertainty: Expert Advice for Parents and Teachers https://t.co/HC5wmGtlNL— On Special Education (@OnSpecEd) April 22, 2020
If you’re looking for some activities and info the kids will be interested in. Try this website.
Yuma Union High School District celebrates a student for earning a prestigious scholarship to ASU.
Congratulations to Cibola’s McKenna Jerpseth for earning the ASU Leadership Scholarship. She’s one of only 23 students in Arizona to be awarded with the $10,000 annual scholarship.— Yuma Union High School District (@YUHSD) April 22, 2020
MORE: https://t.co/o3ovDnFgpD pic.twitter.com/4hy9dgAuLy
Cave Creek Unified thanked staff providing support to their colleagues.
CCUSD celebrates outstanding efforts in teaching & learning by recognizing exceptional contributions by teachers during the COVID-19 school closures: CCUSD’s Tech Cadre is a group of 19 teacher leaders from all our schools that provide “just in time” support to their colleagues. pic.twitter.com/K39GB13wQU— Cave Creek USD (@CaveCreekUSD93) April 22, 2020
Grand Canyon University reminds people that the Health Services Career Fair starts at 10 a.m. online tomorrow.
Looking for a science demo to keep kids attention? Take a look at this from the Arizona Science Center.
As if regular tornadoes weren’t scary enough, now we have ones made out of fire! This is technically a fire whirl, but do fire tornadoes exist in real life? Learn more during this tornado demonstration.https://t.co/qP1TKIeBUc#azsciencecenter #TheArizonaWay pic.twitter.com/xCTjNImvkB— ArizonaScienceCenter (@azsciencecenter) April 22, 2020
Chandler Unified reminds people to take a few minutes and respond to the 2020 Census, noting that the data helps fund critically important programs for people in the community.
#2020Census results will inform decisions that will impact federal programs for the next 10 years. State CHIP and SNAP funding is established by census data for low-income individuals and families, including persons with disabilities and eligible seniors. https://t.co/fpmaDjpQ5S— Chandler Unified SD (@ChandlerUnified) April 22, 2020
Updated April 21: The Arizona Legislature is expected to vote to end the current session on May 1 and come back in June to work on budget issues.
The May 1 deal comes after legislative budget analysts warned lawmakers not to do anything budget-related until they have better data in June, and after some senators urged Senate President Fann to adjourn so they could focus on their campaigns. https://t.co/zCmwmmCH7q— Julia Shumway (@JMShumway) April 21, 2020
NEW: Sources confirm the Arizona Legislature expected to vote on ending the current session May 1 with the expectation Gov. Doug Ducey calls them back in June to handle budget issues. This would kill all pending legislation. #azfamily— Dennis Welch (@dennis_welch) April 21, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 5,251 up from 5,064 yesterday, and 208 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The test will initially only be available to health care workers and first responders under a doctor’s orders. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing. https://t.co/vi4hHmCh0D— Arizona Daily Sun (@azds) April 21, 2020
The Arizona Department of Health Services is now providing more information in its data dashboard on its website, but Director Dr. Cara Christ notes that “it only reflects individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. We know that there are many individuals who were unable to get tested in the community. In addition, we know that people can be infected and spread disease without showing symptoms.”
Eight out of 10 people said they are not leaving the house at all or only if they must due to COVID-19 restrictionshttps://t.co/E2U07CkE1B— AZPM (@azpublicmedia) April 21, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 2,738 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 963 in Pima County, 485 in Navajo County, 342 in Coconino County, 268 in Pinal County, 72 in Yavapai County, 226 in Apache County, 27 in Yuma County, 59 in Mohave County, 29 in Cochise County, 23 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 6 in La Paz County, 9 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,928 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,314 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Thirty-nine percent of COVID-19 deaths were in people of White/Non-Hispanic origin, 27% in people of unknown race/ethnicity, 18% Native American, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Black/Non-Hispanic and 1% Asian/ Pacific Islander.
Had a call with @FEMARegion9 Administrator Fenton to thank them for their focus & attention to the Navajo Nation and discuss the ways we can continue to collaborate with the federal government to get resources to areas of high need and ensure we are prepared. @BobatFEMA #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/mP71JSrsXF— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 21, 2020
More men, 56%, than women, and more people 65 years of age or older, 150, have died from COVID-19 in Arizona.
Arizona researchers are coming together in hopes that, through their work, the state will be a key player in slowing the coronavirus outbreak. https://t.co/shRWRfAEJX— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) April 21, 2020
The U.S. House, U.S. Senate and President Donald Trump reached a deal today that includes more funds for the small business loan program.
JUST IN: Congress has reached a deal on a nearly $500B interim coronavirus bill that includes additional funds for the small business loan program as well as more money for hospitals and testing, according to multiple sources. https://t.co/L9SeYsrdPe— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 21, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey said there are work opportunities in the hospitality industry available now.
Gov. Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security said the USDA Food and Nutrition Service authorized DES to provide Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
While there are many uncertainties for students and families during #COVID19, the ability to access food should not be one of them. These additional benefits will help ensure that students across Arizona are able to receive nutritious meals during school closures. https://t.co/v3tQf2xXI8— Kathy Hoffman (@Supt_Hoffman) April 21, 2020
Arizona education leaders are concerned there will be more cuts to public K-12 education due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW: Arizona education leaders are bracing for funding cuts. https://t.co/1YGkBN4XdK— Lily Altavena🌵 (@lilyalta) April 21, 2020
Dysart Unified gave a shout out to one student who spends hours each day sewing maks and donating them to hospitals.
We would like to recognize and celebrate @WillowCanyonHS sophomore, Grace! She spends hours each day sewing masks and donating them to hospitals and anyone in the community who needs one. She has a heart of gold and truly exemplifies the #WeAreDysart spirit! pic.twitter.com/MnwUmEicYH— Dysart School District (@DysartUSD) April 21, 2020
A Mesa physical education teacher is helping students stay active during distance learning.
Need some fresh science activities? Then check out this Arizona Science Center rocks demonstration.
Step into the shoes of a geologist to learn about the layers of the earth with our geology rocks demonstration! https://t.co/oSVLzDCwNS#azsciencecenter #TheArizonaWay #NeverStopWondering #NeverStopImagining pic.twitter.com/qYmk5i8gWB— ArizonaScienceCenter (@azsciencecenter) April 21, 2020
Here’s what some Tucson Unified students did during distance learning.
@pueblowarriors Teacher Andrew Lettes’ Bioscience students, after 8 assignments, are determining where “reagents” bind to the COVID-19 genome for testing. @PimaJTED @tucsonunified @Supt_Hoffman @PimaSchoolSup @acteaz #closednotclosed pic.twitter.com/TU0zQcBvV2— Tucson Unified CTE (@TUSD1CTE) April 21, 2020
It’s National Library Week and school leaders and school board members are taking part.
It’s National Library Workers Day, and Superintendent Cindy Segotta-Jones has a message for all of you! pic.twitter.com/Xjlct02A8y— Glendale Elementary (@GESD40) April 21, 2020
ASBA celebrates #NationalLibraryWeek with some virtual reading from our school board members! Find out what book ASBA President, Steven Chapman from Tolleson UHSD is reading. #SchoolBoardReadsAZ https://t.co/ttHq0YEhn8 pic.twitter.com/9nJLwpjlqP— azsba (@AzSBA) April 20, 2020
Updated April 20: While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to more than 5,000, Arizonans seeking the state to get back to business are protesting at the capitol in Phoenix. This is the second such protest after one was held on Sunday.
Protesters who want restrictions in Arizona stemming from the coronavirus pandemic to end headed to the statehouse Monday. https://t.co/j9f7jDUQV5— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) April 20, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 5,064 up from 4,929 yesterday, and 187 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Telehealth catches on: More doctors making virtual visits during COVID-19 https://t.co/mrf4duSzPj— azcentral (@azcentral) April 20, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 2,636 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 941 in Pima County, 473 in Navajo County, 337 in Coconino County, 256 in Pinal County, 71 in Yavapai County, 202 in Apache County, 27 in Yuma County, 56 in Mohave County, 28 in Cochise County, 20 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 5 in La Paz County, 8 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,876 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,263 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Most people had COVID-19 testing done by a private laboratory – 4,798 – while just 266 people’s cases were confirmed by Arizona State Public Health Services Laboratory.
More men, 58%, than women, and more people 65 years of age or older, 137, have died from COVID-19 in Arizona.
Forty percent of COVID-19 deaths were in people of White/Non-Hispanic origin, 28% in people of unknown race/ethnicity, 18% Native American, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Black/Non-Hispanic and 2% Asian/ Pacific Islander.
Those interested in helping out can learn more at https://t.co/Q0qJFKNErJ. Any effort—big or small—to support our medical professionals, kids and those in need will make a difference. #AZTogether #COVID19 https://t.co/RxthqZlvJE— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 20, 2020
Looking for a new career? This list of hiring employers is just what you need to get started with a new career opportunity. Many of these businesses are hiring hundreds of positions, so check out the list below to get started! https://t.co/hwmOkAWM5C@mcccd #AZJobs #AZHiring— Maricopa Corporate (@MCORCollege) April 20, 2020
Every donation to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund goes to help those most in need — whether it’s our doctors and nurses caring for patients or families and individuals now facing economic hardship. Thank you @Waymo for your generous contribution of $100,000! #AZTogether pic.twitter.com/nVy0cQpK2f— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 20, 2020
The Arizona Board of Regents shares what state universities are doing to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
The next COVID-19 stimulus bill should help Arizona schools with distance learning, says AZ Parents for Ed.
Tucson Unified students continue to produce TitanTV from their homes.
@pvtitans students producing TitanTV from home say it is not to boost grades; to keep their classmates informed & provide some “school normalcy.” #ClosedNotClosed @PimaJTED @Supt_Hoffman @PimaSchoolSup @tucsonunified https://t.co/ThPZvo7D80— Tucson Unified CTE (@TUSD1CTE) April 20, 2020
Sierra Vista Unified releases its graduation plan.
Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman says students need counselors now.
“Why students need counselors now more than ever.” 👇 https://t.co/tGHJJvyzKI— Kathy Hoffman (@Supt_Hoffman) April 20, 2020
Mountain View School students have been working on projects including these color wheels and drawings.
Kyrene Schools highlighted student artwork on social media as part of their Virtual District Art Showcase.
This time of year marks an annual tradition for Kyrene – the District Art Showcase. While the showcase may look a little different this year, we still hope you enjoy the wonderful works created by our young artists. Tune in each week for new exhibits. https://t.co/kpAawwHTAE pic.twitter.com/2tUYgnOJXb— KyreneSchools (@KyreneSchools) April 20, 2020
Sunnyside Unified School District is seeking students to create videos to nominate their favorite teacher for the Teacher Excellence Award.
Queen Creek Unified continues to honor graduating seniors with yearbook posts on social media, including this one.
This week is the time to recognize everything that afterschool professionals do to help students and their families.
Peoria Unified provides some quick tips to celebrate National Financial Literacy month.
Dairy farmers nationwide have dumped excess milk since schools and restaurant supply chains are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cronkite News said.
The coronavirus outbreak has forced dairy farmers across the country to dump their excess milk supply to offset their losses and keep prices stable.https://t.co/2HfNRxNNzl— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) April 20, 2020
Deer Valley Unified’s Mr. Yates shared some inspiration with students today.
Looking for a home science activity? Learn about the Lyrid Meteor shower and when you can see it this week.
Heads up, Valley residents. Shooting stars will be in abundance this week.https://t.co/IbzeFhl7XB— Phoenix New Times (@phoenixnewtimes) April 20, 2020
In Tucson, you can take part in online art classes during quarantine.
Online art classes offered locally help you tap into your creative side while social distancing. https://t.co/HlA9DV9SFO— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) April 20, 2020
Salt River High School congratulated a graduating senior who will be gong on to Benedictine University in Mesa.
U of A’s Veterinary school admits its first class.
Grand Canyon University reminds you that their Engineering and Technology Career Fair will be held online tomorrow.
If you were looking forward to the Engineering and Technology Career Fair, it’s happening virtually tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon! Make sure to RSVP at https://t.co/1c2M6cRrQs pic.twitter.com/yRGclr7UVU— Grand Canyon U (@gcu) April 20, 2020
ASU asks students to make a video or send in a photo announcing their decisions to attend to help celebrate College Signing Day on May 1.
😈 #CollegeSigningDay is May 1 and we want to celebrate with you! 😈#FutureSunDevil, submit a photo or video announcing your decision to attend @ASU by Apr. 24: https://t.co/hCbHR3u1RN— ASU Admissions (@FutureSunDevils) April 20, 2020
We may showcase your announcement in our celebrations on May 1. pic.twitter.com/kFHp5D1j5N
Updated April 19: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 4,929 up from 4,507 Friday, and 184 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In Maricopa County, there are 2,589 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 913 in Pima County, 459 in Navajo County, 333 in Coconino County, 247 in Pinal County, 72 in Yavapai County, 178 in Apache County, 25 in Yuma County, 54 in Mohave County, 24 in Cochise County, 19 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 5 in La Paz County, 7 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,829 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,224 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Most people had COVID-19 testing done by a private laboratory – 4,675 – while just 254 people’s cases were confirmed by Arizona State Public Health Services Laboratory.
More men, 59%, than women, and more people 65 years of age or older, 135, have died from COVID-19 in Arizona.
Forty percent of COVID-19 deaths were in people of White/Non-Hispanic origin, 28% in people of unknown race/ethnicity, 17% Native American, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Black/Non-Hispanic and 2% Asian/ Pacific Islander.
Updated April 17: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 4,507 up from 4,234 yesterday, and 159 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
.@asunursing graduate students have stepped up to the front lines of fighting #COVID19, all while balancing their studies. Their stories will make you so proud to be a Sun Devil. 💛🔱 https://t.co/At67W4KHN7— Arizona State University (@ASU) April 17, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 2,404 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 819 in Pima County, 435 in Navajo County, 304 in Coconino County, 212 in Pinal County, 69 in Yavapai County, 141 in Apache County, 23 in Yuma County, 51 in Mohave County, 20 in Cochise County, 15 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 5 in La Paz County, 5 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
JUST IN: Starting today, El Mirage Walgreens located near Dysart and Greenway Roads will begin appointment-only drive-thru coronavirus testing. https://t.co/AmtYPFzx9d— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) April 17, 2020
4 reasons coronavirus is hitting black communities so hard https://t.co/kQvML66z33— The Fix (@thefix) April 10, 2020
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,652 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,126 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
More men, 59%, than women, and more people 65 years of age or older, 122, have died from COVID-19 in Arizona.
Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding people that Motor Vehicles services are offline starting today until Tuesday for a new computer system installation.
Starting today: https://t.co/HC5oMzHQOX— 12 News (@12News) April 17, 2020
Former Arizona Gov. Jane Dee Hull has died from natural causes, just hours after her husband Terry, according to an Arizona Republic article.
Kindergartners in Ms. Adams Tempe Elementary class created a video that shows how to be brave in a time like this.
#FeelGoodFriday We hope you are having a great Friday! Please enjoy this video that shares a very important message that we all need to hear during this time. ❤️ Thank you to Ms. Adams kindergarten class for creating this video! #ChooseKindnessTD3 pic.twitter.com/gbzDhxOyI6— Tempe Elementary (@TempeElementary) April 17, 2020
Scottsdale Unified School District is seeking ideas from graduating seniors on alternative graduation activities.
The SUSD Student Advisory Board is working to seek feedback from the Class of 2020 on alternatives to graduation activities. Stay tuned for more to come on this topic as we work through potential alternatives and associated logistics. pic.twitter.com/keLuIgtJFY— Scottsdale Unified School District (@ScottsdaleUSD) April 17, 2020
High school seniors who need help with college applications or the FAFSA can find assistance here.
High school seniors:— Mesa Public Schools (@mpsaz) April 17, 2020
Planning for college, especially now, can be difficult. But Benji is here to help. If you need help with your FAFSA or college application, text Benji at 602-786-8171 or visit https://t.co/xoSnzsvi9M for some helpful resources. pic.twitter.com/x02naNUJAj
Gov. Doug Ducey proclaimed this week as Week of the Young Child.
WHEREAS, teachers, early childhood professionals, and others who make a difference in the lives of young children in Arizona deserve thanks and recognition…— Arizona AEYC (@AzAEYC) April 13, 2020
Thank you @dougducey for proclaiming THIS week as Week of the Young Child™ in Arizona! #woyc20 pic.twitter.com/p8rEqNUCCd
Divorced parents need to do everything they can to reduce their children’s stress during this quarantine, according to a Cronkite News story.
“Anything that parents can do to eliminate the stress on their children under these certain circumstances — it’s really their job to do that,” said Jann Blackstone, a retired California Superior Court custody mediator. https://t.co/0ob7kaLG3J— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) April 17, 2020
Listen to what Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman had to say how COVID-19 impacted this school year.
Our #SuperShero interview with #Arizona Schools @Supt_Hoffman is about to premiere! She talks about the impact of #COVID19 on the school year, as well as what resources are available for students and their families.— Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (@women_giving) April 17, 2020
Catch it at https://t.co/VDrNkfvSOo or https://t.co/MnyZvHdVTZ pic.twitter.com/urzOfpfhPz
Looking for a way to help students and pass the time at home? Check this out.
We have plenty of ways you can volunteer at home and still make a difference including:— Valley of the Sun United Way (@myvsuw) April 17, 2020
– Creating encouragement cards for local kids
– Putting together summer relief kits
– Use your creativity making a Book-in-a-Bag
More on the blog: https://t.co/LNjEQOjIjF pic.twitter.com/rZuzmn6uSq
Peoria Unified celebrated two Liberty High School seniors for earning culinary scholarships.
Congratulations to these @LibertyHSLions seniors, Mia Zeglinski & Rachel Knapp, for receiving $26,500 in culinary scholarships. #collegebound #culinary #CTEWorks @monroe_college @ScottsdaleCC pic.twitter.com/OK11xEzqnD— PeoriaCTE (@PeoriaCTE) April 17, 2020
Yuma Union High School District is sharing its graduation information with families now.
ASU painted the A blue to honor medical providers during the COVID-19 crisis.
NOW: @ASU is painting A Mountain blue to recognize health care workers and first responders serving on the front lines during #COVID19. Thank you, @TheSunDevils! #LightAZBlue #AZTogether pic.twitter.com/1WbVJ0IHFt— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 17, 2020
Updated April 16: Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s considering easing restrictions on elective surgery to help Arizona’s struggling hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association spokesperson said hospitals have lost up to 40% of their revenue each month under the restrictions, according to the KJZZ article.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 4,234 up from 3,962 yesterday, and 150 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
BREAKING: Arizona reported 272 new positive tests for the coronavirus on Thursday morning, pushing the state total to more than 4,000.— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) April 16, 2020
Arizona now has 4,234 cases and 150 deaths during the outbreak. https://t.co/Dngpx3G7rp
But the actual number of Arizonans who have COVID-19 is likely much higher, because of a limited supply of tests, questions whether inmates in federal prisons and detainees at immigrant detention centers are included in the count, and the fact that undocumented Arizonans are likely to avoid being tested for fear of being deported, according to an Arizona Public Media article.
The governor has vowed to ramp up testing throughout Arizona, but the state’s information about current cases is still murky.https://t.co/hmUZAfLhmR— AZPM (@azpublicmedia) April 16, 2020
Tribal members are included in the count but only if their COVID-19 cases were reported to local public health agencies. Tribal members who only reported to Indian Health Services are not included in the count released by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Also, COVID-19 cases in 32 ZIP codes aren’t included, because state officials haven’t received approval from tribal leaders, according to an Arizona Public Media article.
Navajo Nation initiates additional weekend curfews, outlines provisions for essential businesses pic.twitter.com/Wzx6CSiBdH— Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez (@NNPrezNez) April 16, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 2,264 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 760 in Pima County, 410 in Navajo County, 299 in Coconino County, 197 in Pinal County, 68 in Yavapai County, 118 in Apache County, 21 in Yuma County, 51 in Mohave County, 18 in Cochise County, 14 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 5 in La Paz County, 5 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,558 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 1,043 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
More men than women and people 65 years of age or older have died from COVID-19 deaths in Arizona.
Arizona is expected to reach its peak in the number of COVID-19 cases on April 30, have a peak in deaths in May, and predicts 1,005 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona by Aug. 4, according to a model from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, noted an article in the Arizona Republic.
Here’s what we know about where possible coronavirus treatments, vaccines and antibody tests stand. https://t.co/m7jA5pHA6m— CNN (@CNN) April 16, 2020
One in 10 Arizonans have lost their jobs in the past four weeks.
BREAKING Arizona jobless rate rose to 5.5% in March, up from 4.5% in February. BUT data-gathering week came before massive job losses in last two weeks of the month. 1 in 10 Arizonans have lost jobs in last 4 weeks. https://t.co/aab9tjxJ4w #12News— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) April 16, 2020
If you need some help figuring out where to start to apply for unemployment, check this out.
Are you, friend or family member needing some guidance on applying for unemployment? Then read on 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/MbPhW8Hebq— Arizona Senate Dems (@AZSenateDems) April 16, 2020
Some Arizonans found their Coronavirus stimulus money was sent to an account that did not belong to them.
Some people who tried to find their coronavirus stimulus money found the payment went to a bank account that did not belong to them.— 12 News (@12News) April 16, 2020
Has this happened to you? Share your experience with us and it could end up on air. #BeOn12 https://t.co/Dy53Gp2aQ2
The small business loan money is all used up as of this morning.
Curious how the Arizona Department of Education is supporting students while schools are closed for COVID-19? Then tune into this interview with Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman tomorrow morning
Students at Prescott Mile High Middle School can still take part in their talent show by sending in a video.
Desert Willow Elementary School staff reminded students to wash their hands and be safe.
National Public Radion offered some ideas on how to rein in any anxiety you may be feeling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sometimes panic can be just as contagious as a virus.@nprlifekit spoke with a psychiatrist about how to get our anxiety under control — and bring our “thinking brains” back online. https://t.co/fEtXKFFTgZ— NPR (@NPR) April 16, 2020
Villago Middle School’s Mr. Martinez read Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll go!” for Casa Grande Elementary School District students.
Many teachers and student support service staff are getting creative to make sure that special education students still get the assistance that they need.
This is exactly the creativity & commitment to continued education students with disabilities deserve! It’s so heartening to see teachers & local leaders across America rising to the challenge of serving students while facing unprecedented circumstances. https://t.co/EMH3G8OLDj— Secretary Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) April 16, 2020
Kyrene Schools thanked their bus drivers for their work bringing learning packets to students, and shared a video letting student bus riders know that their bus drivers miss them.
Our bus drivers continue to play an essential role for our schools, but instead of students, they are busy transporting learning packets to Kyrene families. Our Transportation team helped put together this video to show students just how much they are missed! pic.twitter.com/4Y3Ri2NCAS— KyreneSchools (@KyreneSchools) April 16, 2020
Flagstaff Unified School District congratulated Coconino High School for being designated as a World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Congratulations Coconino High School! CHS has been officially designated as a World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Hats off to the entire team who brought this rigorous college preparatory program to Northern Arizona. https://t.co/ckgHwPx04w pic.twitter.com/9RkYsE2NMB— Flagstaff Unified School District (@FlagstaffUSD1) April 16, 2020
Scottsdale Unified School District said there will be no formal final exams for high school courses this year.
As SUSD continues with online learning for the 19-20 school year, there will be no formal final exams for high school courses. Teachers may offer another assignment that will not create an excessive burden at the end of the semester. Contact your student’s teacher for more info. pic.twitter.com/dHHdscdnTM— Scottsdale Unified School District (@ScottsdaleUSD) April 16, 2020
As we adapt to staying at home, teens are having a particularly hard time with it.
As everyone settles into new routines, teens are feeling angry, anxious and reticent, and many fear they’ll wear the effects of the pandemic for years to come. https://t.co/KLaBslidwf— Arizona Daily Sun (@azds) April 16, 2020
Students will be able to take the SAT at home if school doesn’t resume this Fall.
Students will be able to take the SAT at home if school doesn’t resume this fall, College Board officials say, outlining a new timetable and digital format for the college entrance exam. https://t.co/TyscnSwIQC— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) April 16, 2020
Skyline High School shared some April scholarship opportunities for Arizona high school seniors.
Queen Creek Unified School District continued honoring their graduating seniors in yearbook social media posts like the one below.
WestEd is hosting a webinar to help schools manage resources during these widespread school closures.
Webinar, Tuesday, APRIL 21, 11AM PT/2PM (ET): Join us for practical information & guidance to help you strategically allocate fiscal resources amid widespread school closures. Register today: https://t.co/B31AeZ9Znk #education #edchat #edadmin #edleadership 🏦— WestEd (@WestEd) April 16, 2020
Glendale Union High School District honored student athletes who signed their letter of intent.
Huge congratulations to our talented GUHSD senior athletes who signed their Letters of Intent for college commitments. Way to go! Learn more in the @azcentral article. #ExcellenceContinues #WeAreGUHSD https://t.co/3vTU5yrvWh— GlendaleUnionHSDAZ (@GlendaleUnionAZ) April 16, 2020
Updated April 15: Gov. Doug Ducey said that the State and University of Arizona are working to get COVID-19 Coronavirus antibody testing available for people statewide, during a press conference on 3 TV earlier today.
Gov. Ducey also thanked people for staying home and staying safe.
When asked when the state would be open for business again, Gov. Ducey said we need a lot more diagnostic tests and antibody tests before then.
“The thought about the re-opening. Of course we want that, but we want to do that in a safe and healthy way,” Gov. Ducey said. “The federal guidance runs through April 30th. We’ll have a clearer sight line as to what the situation is in Arizona, and that’s my top concern.”
Joined my fellow governors for our NGA call this morning to discuss #COVID19, get an update on what’s happening on the next phase of the stimulus legislation in DC and share best practices. @NatlGovsAssoc pic.twitter.com/naC58INfcv— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 15, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 3,962, up from 3,806 yesterday, and 142 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
COVID-19 case at Tucson nursing home have now doubled since outbreak was reported last month to 50 residents, 10 staff. We have the details here: https://t.co/JXuT7u92Lc— Anne Ryman (@anneryman) April 15, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 2,056 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 700 in Pima County, 390 in Navajo County, 266 in Coconino County, 182 in Pinal County, 66 in Yavapai County, 110 in Apache County, 18 in Yuma County, 45 in Mohave County, 15 in Cochise County, 12 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 5 in La Paz County, 3 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,442 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 976 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
More men than women and people 65 years of age or older have died from COVID-19 deaths in Arizona.
An Arizona dentist creates custom respirators for COVID-19 patients, according to 12 News.
A Valley dentist is creating custom 3D-printed respirators during the coronavirus outbreak.— 12 News (@12News) April 15, 2020
Team 12’s @VanessaROnAir has all the ways you are sending the love during this tough time. MORE: https://t.co/sLQorQTK7e. pic.twitter.com/zWymvx5aiV
A proposed bill would provide families $2,000 a month until employment returns to pre-Coronavirus levels.
Proposed bill would send Americans $2,000 a month until employment returns to pre-coronavirus levels. https://t.co/GnOUqBjEZ5— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) April 15, 2020
Apache Elementary School student Emmy created this learning at home video for a class project.
This quarantine is affecting children in many ways, but there is little research on it, according to The Hechinger Report.
Kids are without playmates. Parents are disconnected from other adults who can help them cope. Loneliness may be amplified. There are myriad ways in which our national quarantine could affect kids but little research on it. @cpreston‘s latest: https://t.co/eshJvHdPRo— The Hechinger Report (@hechingerreport) April 15, 2020
Pendergast Elementary School district celebrated students success in art competitions.
Scottsdale Unified will distribute meals for students weekly from now on on Wednesdays, according to a Fox 10 story.
In a effort to protect families and staff @ScottsdaleUSD will start distributing meals weekly. Adults will be able to pick up 5 breakfasts & 5 lunches on Wednesdays. #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/7OhcMEABYd— Juan Zaragoza (@juanzfox10) April 15, 2020
H.L Suverkrup Elementary school challenged students to match their teachers and school staff with photos of them as students.
Glenn L. Downs School staff created this music video fto let their students know they miss them.
Jon Bon Jovi dropped in on a virtual kindergarten class to sing for students.
High School coaches try to keep students athletes involved but try not to keep them from their distance learning, according to a Cronkite News story.
Three Arizona coaches agreed that as much as they’re trying to mimic a regular spring program, they must do so cautiously, worrying that too much information may overwhelm players or pull them from their schoolwork. https://t.co/b3OOA7TVWc— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) April 15, 2020
Maricopa County School Supt. Steve Watson reminds students and teachers to tune into their STEMProLive webinars at home every Friday.
Mark your calendars! In an effort to provide additional resources for teachers and students, we are hosting our interactive webinar #STEMProLive at Home EVERY Friday. Register in advance on our website (https://t.co/AiugY0xWjx). #closednotclosed pic.twitter.com/WXyMZiKptQ— Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson (@mcschoolsup) April 15, 2020
Casa Grande Elementary School District reminds prospective teachers and school staff of their upcoming virtual job fair.
Updated April 14: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 3,806, up from 3,702 yesterday, and 131 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
NOW @uarizona president Dr. Bobby Robbins plans to give new antibody test to all 60,000 faculty & students & 250K people statewide in all. Start w/1st responders. Detects who has virus & who’s had it. #12News pic.twitter.com/FqCPKVS83m— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) April 14, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 2,056 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 685 in Pima County, 355 in Navajo County, 270 in Coconino County, 175 in Pinal County, 70 in Yavapai County, 97 in Apache County, 17 in Yuma County, 45 in Mohave County, 15 in Cochise County, 10 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 4 in La Paz County, 3 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,399 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 921 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
More men than women and people 65 years of age or older have died from COVID-19 deaths in Arizona. There is also information about people’s race and ethnicity, but 31% of that is unknown in Arizona which makes it hard to determine who is affected most.
What is clear is that the pandemic has hit the Navajo Nation particularly hard with more than 813 cases as of Monday, April 13, up 115 cases in the past two days, according to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area Indian Health Service.
“We take for granted the hundreds of thousands of points of contact we have with students on a normal day,” “This is not just about academic preparedness and attendance, it’s about lives. It’s not just changing lives, but in some cases, about saving lives.” Great perspective! https://t.co/a2wbB4Qxvl— North High School (@nhsmustang) April 14, 2020
In Prescott, Lincoln Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Coach Barney Logan shares workout warm-ups his love of superheroes with students.
High school football coaches get creative in preparing for the Fall football season.
“There are still plenty of ways for us to get better,” @saguarofootball coach Jason Mohns said. “It just looks different than it usually does. We can still take advantage of that time.” https://t.co/b3OOA7TVWc— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) April 14, 2020
Skyline High School students picked up their caps and gowns today, but there’s no word yet on when a ceremony might be held.
Of all the young people impacted by the pandemic, it is HS seniors that I most feel for. Today @SkylineHigh1 upcoming grads picked up their cap & gowns from their vehicles. What their ceremony will be, if at all, is still TBD. pic.twitter.com/ompcB9BaCS— David Wallace (@DavidWallce) April 14, 2020
Achieve60AZ reminds students, parents and teachers that ASU Prep Digital is providing support, and online credit classes for students.
Arizona Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman thanked early childhood learning professionals today for all they do for our next generation of leaders.
Teachers are finding out if they earned a grant from Intel to fund STEAM projects for students.
Students can take virtual field trips to places all over the world thanks to this.
Although school is now conducted at home, students are still able to take trips to explore places across the globe. Ariel Anbar, director of @ASU Center for Education Through eXploration, developed 19 immersive virtual field trips for students of all ages. https://t.co/e9E6so2O6E— ASU Now (@asunews) April 13, 2020
The City of Peoria reminded residents to take a quick break and spend a few minutes and complete Census 2020 online, by phone or by mail today.
Casa Grande Elementary School District reminded students and parents that classwork packet delivery is today.
GateWay Community College thanked staff who helped distribute technology to students who need it for their coursework.
Updated April 13: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 3,702, up from 3,539 yesterday, and 122 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In Maricopa County, there are 2,020 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 668 in Pima County, 345 in Navajo County, 253 in Coconino County, 168 in Pinal County, 65 in Yavapai County, 89 in Apache County, 17 in Yuma County, 40 in Mohave County, 16 in Cochise County, 10 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 4 in La Paz County, 3 in Gila County and 2 in Greenlee County.
The number of people hospitalized with #COVID19 in Maricopa County is an epidemiological curve that isn’t affected by the availability of testing, says the director of infectious disease control for @Maricopahealth.— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) April 13, 2020
That curve is starting to flatten.https://t.co/nRKqIAZE58
The age group with the largest number of COVID-19 cases was people 20 to 44 years of age with 1,360 cases followed by people 65 years and older with 899 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 by ZIP code, race and ethnicity and confirmed coronavirus deaths were made available on the Arizona Department of Health Services website on Sunday for the first time.
The Governor’s Stay Home order and social distancing have left city areas empty and tempted wildlife to explore.
Gov. Doug Ducey received criticism for designating golf courses as essential businesses. But golf revenue has become truly essential for some resorts.— Lorraine Longhi 🌵 (@lolonghi) April 13, 2020
“We’re just trying to keep people paid and keep the lights on,” one of them told me. @azcentral https://t.co/AZcMT160C3
Small businesses say they’re having trouble accessing the federal government’s loan program.
Business owners said they have had trouble tapping a $350 billion loan program aimed at helping small businesses through the coronavirus shutdown.https://t.co/ySiUoB3x1c— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) April 13, 2020
Take a look at the states where COVID-19 cases are growing and those where it’s declining.
There are signs that COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may be plateauing — but the pattern isn’t consistent across the country.— NPR (@NPR) April 13, 2020
Here’s a breakdown of which state outbreaks are growing fast and which are leveling off.👇https://t.co/x7docy12v2
The U.S. Treasury says people will start receiving their COVID-19 pandemic stimulus payments this week.
The Treasury Department says that 80 million people will get their stimulus payments this week. The payments are being made first to eligible people who have already filed their 2019 or 2018 tax returns, and who have also authorized a direct deposit. https://t.co/mPtM5EDad6— CNN (@CNN) April 13, 2020
East Valley Institute of Technology students are helping by sewing non-medical masks.
We are so happy to see our students helping! #EVIT #Fashion alum Kaddy Abraham is one of many helping @EVITFIT with sewing non-medical masks during the #Coronavirus #COVID19 pandemic. #InThisTogether #EVITCares #WeAreEVIT pic.twitter.com/HJjnBQsCnt— EVIT Career & College Prep #WeAreEVIT (@EVITnews) April 13, 2020
University of Arizona medical students help Tucson’s homeless during the Coronavirus pandemic.
First Things First commended Pinetop-Lakeside for proclaiming this the Week of the Young Child.
#ThankYou Town of Pinetop-Lakeside for proclaiming April 11-17 as Week of the Young Child, which focuses on the importance of high-quality #earlylearning, and the critical role early childhood #educators play in a child’s development and learning. #WOYC20 pic.twitter.com/GmSxRQLv4W— First Things First (@AZFTF) April 13, 2020
Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson reminds people to take part in this week’s STEN ProLive from home.
Let’s turn up the chill factor. This week during #STEMProLive at Home we’ll be visiting with professionals from @OdySeaAquarium to learn about their penguins and other animals. Friday, April 17th at 10 am. Register now: https://t.co/s7f0Pu7kXM https://t.co/WpZppmYazJ— Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson (@mcschoolsup) April 13, 2020
West Point Elementary School shared students’ artwork that will be submitted to the Arizona congressional art contest.
Cartwright School District starts distance learning tomorrow.
Parents/Guardians, our Virtual Learning begins tomorrow! Weekly plans are posted on our website for each school. Here’s the link for more info: https://t.co/lzJJhi1xn0— Cartwright District (@CartwrightSD) April 13, 2020
Moon Valley High School’s student reporters continue to deliver their news.
Dysart Unified School District shared this information about the high school grading and finals process.
We know there have been many questions regarding the high school grading and finals process. We have prepared a brief video explaining the details and expectations for our high school students during remote learning. 🔗https://t.co/4Vf63OZz4f— Dysart School District (@DysartUSD) April 13, 2020
Arizona Science Center explores kitchen science.
Join us on Friday at 4pm, as we explore the surprising science found every day in the kitchen, while creating a culinary masterpiece.— ArizonaScienceCenter (@azsciencecenter) April 13, 2020
Event is Free. Registration Required. Space is Limited. #AzScienceCenter #MCatering #CookingClass #Free #MyArizonaWayhttps://t.co/JBSbl8LFj5 pic.twitter.com/gJm1lx6sK3
During this first week of online classes, Glendale Community College is reminding students to reach out to online tutoring services if they need help.
First week of online classes? Check! ✅✅With assignments now well underway, don’t forget to reach out to GCC Tutoring if you need assistance, Gauchos.— GCC (@gccaz) April 13, 2020
All tutoring services are now available online at https://t.co/2k5o7kwlU0. pic.twitter.com/6XssND1Yu5
With schools planning calendars and looking at when to start classes next school year, there’s a number of things to keep in mind.
If schools re-open this fall, states and districts must decide what “social distancing” will look like and how they’ll direct spending, writes Dale Chu. Federal funds directed towards targets like infrastructure and virtual learning would help. https://t.co/MAJa7TOPWW— Fordham Institute (@educationgadfly) April 14, 2020
Updated April 10: Governor Doug Ducey said today that 100 more ventilators are on their way to the State of Arizona from the Strategic National Stockpile.
***BREAKING*** We have secured 100 additional VENTILATORS from the Strategic National Stockpile. As Arizona prepares for an anticipated peak of #COVID19 cases, these will go a long way! THANK YOU, President Trump for listening to our request and making this happen! 1/— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 10, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 3,112, up from 3,018 yesterday, and 97 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Are you worried that you or a loved one might be experiencing symptoms of #COVID19? Use the new @Apple screening tool designed with @CDCgov to find out what actions you should take.— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) April 10, 2020
To use the screening tool, visit the app store or https://t.co/Qmz84zlG23. pic.twitter.com/rEShT5bZ5k
In Maricopa County, there are 1,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 543 in Pima County, 287 in Navajo County, 214 in Coconino County, 138 in Pinal County, 62 in Yavapai County, 55 in Apache County, 16 in Yuma County, 28 in Mohave County, 11 in Cochise County, 7 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 4 in La Paz County, 3 in Gila County and 1 in Greenlee County.
NEW DATA:— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCrenshaw) April 9, 2020
On Sunday “around noon” the @AZDHS website will update with the following added:
– Race and ethnicity of patients
– Locations of COVID cases by zip codes
– Ages and genders of COVID related deaths
– # of hospital & ICU beds available AND # in use pic.twitter.com/7gF1yfuIFH
Flagstaff hospital brings in refrigerated truck as morgue to prepare for COVID-19 dead bodies https://t.co/IzrawAGG3L— YvonneWingettSanchez 🏜 (@yvonnewingett) April 10, 2020
People who have applied for unemployment benefits should start seeing the extra $600 in their weekly check next week.
Social distancing is working to slow down how quickly COVID-19 cases are rising.
It is starting to take more time for cases, hospitalizations and deaths to double in several states, indicating social distancing is working. Here’s how to make sense of those numbers. https://t.co/v2ZspviBo4— AZPM (@azpublicmedia) April 10, 2020
More equipment and funding are coming to Arizona as the number of of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise.
Some much-needed funding and equipment is making its way to Arizona to help with the more than 3,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state.https://t.co/Qaq3ziNuO5— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) April 10, 2020
Arizona is also receiving more fabric to make surgical gowns.
And Costco is disinfecting gaps pumps between customers.
#Costco disinfecting gas pumps between every customer. Shout out to the companies and employees paying attention to details to stop the spread! Thank you!#AllInThisTogether #azfamily #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/eofeNFYXDP— Kris Pickel (@KrisPickelNews) April 10, 2020
Meanwhile, the City of Tempe and the City of Phoenix are reminding people that the parks are closed so people don’t gather there for Easter weekend.
Just a reminder about changes to #PHX city parks for the Easter holiday weekend:— City of Phoenix, AZ (@CityofPhoenixAZ) April 9, 2020
👣Walking paths & green spaces: OPEN
🥩Picnicking & grilling: NOT allowed
🚫Parking lots: CLOSED (♿ parking allowed)#PHXNewsroom: https://t.co/sj8chdn3gz@PhoenixParks pic.twitter.com/Y1YrcBqSZz
Dysart Unified School District is using its 3-D printers to create items to relieve the pressure that masks put on medical workers’ ears.
With Arizona’s schools closed because of the coronavirus, the Dysart Unified School District is putting its 3D printers to work to help health care workers. https://t.co/abWOs7Cc9X— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) April 10, 2020
Doolen Middle school teachers and staff missing their students shared this video.
Supt. Kathy Hoffman said Phoenix Union High School District staff calls students each day to see how they’re doing.
Superintendent @chadgestson and his team at @PhoenixUnion are making sure each of their district’s 30,000 students are taken care of.— Kathy Hoffman (@Supt_Hoffman) April 10, 2020
How? Each employee keeps a list of ten students that they call every day to check in. #ClosedNotClosedhttps://t.co/AM8bv2ioKR
ASU Prep Academy encourages parents to pay attention to how their children are feeling while we’re all at home together.
Study abroad programs have been thrown into a state of flux during the coronavirus pandemic.— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) April 10, 2020
“We’re watching the world shrink,” says Martha Merritt, dean of international education at the University of Richmond in Virginia.https://t.co/iB1COcFWDt
Pendergast Family Resource Center is offering support for students’ families in need.
If you’re looking for some apps to encourage learning, check this out.
Looking for some apps to stimulate your child’s mind while stuck in the house? Shelsea Greenleaf, an Innovation Academy teacher @WPESFalcons offers some great ideas in the “Teacher Tips” section of the new Community Connect calendar. Read the article 👉https://t.co/aDj9pcPhnd pic.twitter.com/KzGJgnw2Di— Dysart School District (@DysartUSD) April 10, 2020
Scottsdale Unified School District congratulated a student whose work will appear on the side of Valley Metro buses and light rail.
You may soon be seeing this artwork, designed by Arcadia student Kate Flores, on the side of Valley Metro buses and the light rail! Kate is the first place winner of the 2020 Design a Transit Wrap Student Art Contest. Congrats, Kate! pic.twitter.com/Qr5LK1W53y— Scottsdale Unified School District (@ScottsdaleUSD) April 10, 2020
Maricopa County Schools Supt. Steve Watson let teachers know about a free cybersecurity workshop for teachers.
College students considering studying abroad should think carefully about that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study abroad programs have been thrown into a state of flux during the coronavirus pandemic.— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) April 10, 2020
“We’re watching the world shrink,” says Martha Merritt, dean of international education at the University of Richmond in Virginia.https://t.co/iB1COcFWDt
JLBC forecasts a $500 M to $1.6 B budget deficit due to COVID-19
Updated April 9: The non-partisan Joint Legislative Budget Committee released a revenue forecast today indicating that the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic may lead to a budget deficit that ranges from $500 million to $1.6 billion. (More information below)
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 3,018, up from 2,726 yesterday, and 89 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Good morning! If you missed it last night, I discovered Arizona’s hidden COVID-19 “survived” number. Also the number of patients statewide hospitalized by COVID-19 that have been reported to the azdhs.https://t.co/ui5oatSsEs— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) April 9, 2020
People are urged to stay home to stay safe. When you do go out in public, you’re encouraged to wear masks for your own protection as well as to protect the people around you. If you don’t sew, here’s a way to make one with items you may have around your home.
In Maricopa County, there are 1,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 512 in Pima County, 286 in Navajo County, 210 in Coconino County, 137 in Pinal County, 62 in Yavapai County, 52 in Apache County, 15 in Yuma County, 27 in Mohave County, 11 in Cochise County, 7 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 4 in La Paz County, 3 in Gila County and 1 in Greenlee County.
TGen, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona have formed the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union.https://t.co/So9WFxo9xN— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) April 9, 2020
There are 1,099 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in people 20 to 44 years old, 726 confirmed cases in people 65 years or older, 573 cases in people 45 to 54 years old, 519 in people 55 to 64 years old, 95 in people less than 20 years old and 6 in people of unknown age, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Last week, 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits. In the past three weeks, a total of nearly 17 million people have filed.— NPR (@NPR) April 9, 2020
Here’s a look at how those numbers compare to previous weeks since 2006 👇 pic.twitter.com/CA4j0qfKMC
The majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being diagnosed by private laboratories 2,905 cases and just 113 cases were diagnosed by the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory.
The human cost of the novel coronavirus pandemic is still rising worldwide, but infections may be leveling off in Italy, Spain and New York, U.S. officials at both the state and federal levels are urging people to remain vigilant about social distancing. https://t.co/uDauSouhUk— AZPM (@azpublicmedia) April 9, 2020
The chart below provided by the Arizona Dept. of Health Services has information about COVID-19 testing in Arizona as of April 9, 2020.
How virus affects Arizona’s budget
Take a look at this Arizona revenue forecast from the non-partisan Joint Legislative Budget Committee to see how the pandemic is affecting the state budget.
Basically, the state revenue forecast through fiscal year 2021 is linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the JLBC forecasts a shortfall or deficit that may range from $500 million to $1.6 billion.
‘Through at least FY2021, (Arizona’s) revenue forecast will be linked to the future of the #COVID19 pandemic …. We are projecting a $1.1 billion shortfall by the end of FY2021. This estimate could be off by $500 million in either direction.’ pic.twitter.com/G54C6oEZYe— Maria Polletta🌵 (@mpolletta) April 9, 2020
Public health experts recommend gradually lifting social distancing once COVID-19 incidence rates decline noticeably, and there cold be a second wave of COVID-19 later in the year, according to the JLBC forecast.
Legislative budget staffers at JLBC estimate that Arizona will face $1.1b deficit in FY21. JLBC warns that number could be off by $500m either way, so we could be looking at deficits as low as $600m and as high as $1.6b. https://t.co/yOm2J06NVl— Jeremy Duda (@jeremyduda) April 9, 2020
Through March, Arizona’s general fund revenues were up by 8.1% and Arizona ranked third among states in economic momentum, but over the past three weeks 247,000 new unemployment claims have been filed, Phoenix hotel occupancy fell by 71% in the last week of March, several restaurant chains reported a 70% decrease in sales and AHCCCS caseloads gre by 42,000 in one month, an increase of 2.3 %, JLBC noted.
April income tax payments are now due in July, which shifts $676 million in general fund revenue collections from fiscal year 2020 to fiscal year 2021.
With a projected budget deficit or shortfall of $638 million in fiscal year 2020 and another one of $462 million in fiscal year 2021, the Arizona Legislature will need to examine ways to deal with the $1.1 billion shortfall which could persist into fiscal years 2022 and 2023, according to the JLBC.
By early June, the JLBC expects to have more data to assess the problem – including April and May withholding and April TPT collection, and will reassess and develop a new forecast.
In the meantime, JLBC will develop potential solutions that could be implemented near the beginning of the fiscal year.
Impact on education
Peoria Unified Supt. Linda Palles Thompson encouraged students to put on their superhero capes, “be creative, to learn, to love, to share and to remember” to help us all get through the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
A message from our Superintendent to students.https://t.co/J1Rcprood6— Peoria Unified (@PeoriaUnified11) April 9, 2020
Need a resource to talk with your young children about this Coronavirus pandemic? Take a look at this.
Don’t be afraid to talk about COVID-19 with your young children. This adorable short book was created for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. 💙 https://t.co/jzkpnFGyo5 pic.twitter.com/dugsVaG80C— ReadBetterBeBetter (@readbetteraz) April 9, 2020
Teletherapy for students with disabilities can help maintain a routine for students during this stressful time, according to an article in The Hechinger Report.
While schools face challenges switching to remote services, continuing to serve students with disabilities using teletherapy can maintain a level of continuity in children’s lives during a time of upheaval. @TaraGarciaM‘s latest: https://t.co/dM4Ij6ibBY— The Hechinger Report (@hechingerreport) April 9, 2020
Arizona Science Center shares a demonstration of what protects an astronaut entering the earth’s atmosphere with an egg.
Today’s demo: Egg Astronaut. What protects an astronaut when they enter the earth’s atmosphere?🚀 Observe how different materials will protect our egg astronaut. https://t.co/a7e2AO8ZZ6— ArizonaScienceCenter (@azsciencecenter) April 9, 2020
#arizonasciencecenter #athomelearning #scienceathome #virtuallearning #MyArizonaWay pic.twitter.com/pxwwpsaW2T
A Higley Unified teacher delivered messages to students in her class.
If you have a graduating high school senior in your home, submit their photo for AZEdNews’ senior online yearbook with a brief write up to celebrate their achievements and share their plans by clicking here.
Do you have/know a senior who is graduating this year? @azednews is collecting senior photos for special acknowledgement. To submit yours click on the link below: https://t.co/2Rlf0hIFur#studentresources #closednotclosed #classof2020— Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson (@mcschoolsup) April 9, 2020
Peoria Unified kicked off its Peoria Unified Virtual Arts and Cultural Festival today with this video of Ms. Angieri’s dancers from Peoria High School.
Great to be sharing an some awesome video of the @PeoriaPanthers High School students doing what they do best under Ms. Angieri’s leadership, Dancing! Enjoy the Fly Away performance at the @PeoriaUnified11 & @PeoriaAz 2020 Virtual Arts & Cultural Festival pic.twitter.com/COndWNRo4A— Peoria Arts Ed (@PeoriaArtsEd) April 9, 2020
Students, do you feel like you need a little help managing your stress? Then Maricopa Community Colleges has a webinar today to help with that.
@mcccd Students, your college is here to support you during this unprecedented time. Join us today @ Noon. Link to join: bit.ly2UOUe7W #resiliency @chandlergilbert @EMCC_Official @gatewayaz @gccaz @mesacc @PhoenixCollege @PVCC_Official @RioSaladoOnline @smcccougar @ScottsdaleCC https://t.co/fpta80vTV1— mcli (@mcli) April 9, 2020
And finally, college-going students should remember to write a thank you letter after receiving a scholarship. Here’s why.
A scholarship thank-you letter isn’t just a nice thing to do. It can also help you make connections and help you renew one-year scholarships. https://t.co/HcOgxYPGLL— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) April 9, 2020
Updated April 8: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a Mobile Hotspot Donation Drive to help K-12 students without home internet access online curriculum during the COVID-19 emergency.
To kick the drive off, the Arizona Department of Administration identified more than 200 hotspot devices across state government that the state is offering to students.
“Many students may have access to laptops or tablets without adequate internet connection,” Supt. Hoffman said. “That’s why we’re grateful to have this partnership in place to get hotspots to students who need them — and there are many students who need them. We encourage all of our nonprofit and private sector partners to join this effort to help make a big impact for students across our state.”
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Arizona rose today to 2,726, up from 2,575 yesterday, and 80 Arizonans have died from the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In Maricopa County, there are 1,559 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 464 in Pima County, 240 in Navajo County, 186 in Coconino County, 124 in Pinal County, 58 in Yavapai County, 34 in Apache County, 14 in Yuma County, 23 in Mohave County, 9 in Cochise County, 6 in Santa Cruz County, 2 in Graham County, 3 in La Paz County, 3 in Gila County and 1 in Greenlee County.
There are 980 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in people 20 to 44 years old, 670 confirmed cases in people 65 years or older, 513 cases in people 45 to 54 years old, 475 in people 55 to 64 years old, 83 in people less than 20 years old and 5 in people of unknown age, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being diagnosed by private laboratories 2,631 cases and just 95 cases were diagnosed by the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory.
Thank you to the countless volunteers who have stepped up to sew fabric comfort masks for our staff. All fabric masks will be sorted and disinfected with a UV light machine before distribution. Want to help? Learn more here: https://t.co/Wsbvv04yIo pic.twitter.com/RgOjQRdcPY— Valleywise Health (@valleywise_az) April 8, 2020
The chart below provided by the Arizona Dept. of Health Services has information about COVID-19 testing in Arizona as of April 8, 2020.
Gov. Doug Ducey shared today the fastest way for Arizonans impacted by the COVID-19 Cornoavirus pandemic to apply for unemployment benefits.
Sat down with @ArizonaDES Director Tom Betlach to be briefed on Arizona’s latest efforts to make expanded unemployment assistance available to Arizonans out of work as a result of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/MvQU97XJZw— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 8, 2020
To help hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System will work with its provider partners to make available more than $50 million in accelerated hospital payments and advances, Gov. Ducey said.
More from schools
The strain of staying home and trying to do school work is catching up to many kids and teens.
Looking for a new indoor activity for your pre-schoolers?
The inequity in online learning is becoming clearer with 4 in 10 teens saying that haven’t done any online learning, according to National Public Radio.
A national poll finds that 56% of young Americans said not being able to keep up with their schoolwork worried them.— NPR (@NPR) April 8, 2020
For young people of color, that number was higher — at 66% of Black teens and 70% of Latino teens.
Fordham Institute says what students will remember from the pandemic is how people step up in times of need.
“When children of the pandemic are old and gray, they won’t remember their remote learning lessons,” writes @rpondiscio. The lasting lessons will be about “social cohesion, love and loyalty, and how good people step up when we need them to.” https://t.co/LQq7ktwPmm— Fordham Institute (@educationgadfly) April 8, 2020
A Chandler Unified principal thanked the community for providing food boxes with treats for Easter weekend.
Today I am overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the generosity of our families, our community, and strangers — willing to work together to ease the burden of others. Our food boxes are coming together (to include a basket of treats for Easter weekend). @ChandlerUnified #firebirdstrong pic.twitter.com/1oTX6h581l— Jeff Delp (@PrincipalDelp) April 8, 2020
Peoria Unified says their grab and do meal service has been helping feed students in the community for the past two weeks.
Cartwright School District shared a video from a student field trip before the COVID-19 school closures.
Here’s a celebration that happened before #COVIDー19. Our female students participated in the She Se Puede field trip to @PhoenixCollege. We’re so proud of them and our STEM department! https://t.co/7lr6M23mac— Cartwright District (@CartwrightSD) April 8, 2020
Ironwood High School announced it’s engineering program was selected to be part of a nationwide initiative.
Scottsdale Unified School District said today that summer school sessions will continue as planned.
SUSD’s two Summer School sessions will continue as planned. Summer School is available to all Arizona students entering grades 9 – 12 in August 2020. For more information, session dates and to— Scottsdale Unified School District (@ScottsdaleUSD) April 8, 2020
register, please visit https://t.co/sVi0zdqqEn. pic.twitter.com/5ODSl8wTbo