Here's a look at April stories surrounding local coronavirus coverage. This collection will continue to be updated. To see stories from January through March, click here. To see stories from May, click here.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 7,648, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Thursday.
Pima County released a map Wednesday showing the approximate location of positive COVID-19 tests to show how the virus has spread throughout t…
A Marana High School junior conducted a survey asking which coronavirus mitigation measures people were following. The responses she got, although not scientific, showed people were largely following social distancing and other measures recommended by public health departments.
Take the time that you have and put your green thumb to work.
Gov. Doug Ducey said he's allowing some retail businesses to open next Monday, and that the number of businesses allowed to re-open will expand in the middle of May.
OPINION: "Our sacrifices will be wasted if we rush to re-open," two experts say.
"We miss the crowds, we miss the action, we miss each other," the video says with Tucson landmarks as its backdrop.
With more than 95% of its rooms on the ground floor, visitors can often access the outside of a patient’s room without having to enter the hospital. Others who have to enter can visit from a hospital patio window, after being issued a face mask and having their temperatures taken.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 7,202, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Wednesday.
A plan by the University of Arizona to test 250,000 Arizonans for COVID-19 antibodies comes as scientists are still debating how much protection against future infection a positive result means, and for how long.
Thirteen interdisciplinary groups will work on the projects to address all sorts of challenges caused by the coronavirus.
Dr. Theresa Cullen, former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, will replace Dr. Bob England as the head of the Pima County Health Department.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry says one solution to the large number of people out of work is to retrain them to do something else.
This list of tips and links can help get you through the COVID-19 crisis in Southern Arizona.
List of places where you get a deal while ordering takeout during the COVID-19 outbreak
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 6,948, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Tuesday.
Arizona hopes to test up to 60,000 people for COVID-19 in the next three weekends. Gov. Doug Ducey has to decide this week whether to continue his stay-at-home order.
To cover a portion of the unexpected costs, TUSD has had to dip into funds intended to increase the number of librarians and music teachers for the upcoming school year, and to refurbish music and sports equipment.
TEP home customers could see credits totaling about $11 through June.
Tucson’s public schools have been forced to make a huge effort to narrow the digital divide among students since campuses across Arizona were ordered shut during the pandemic — and are doing so with nearly no help from the state.
Pima County is postponing registration for summer parks and recreation programs at seven community centers.
Some PCC students will soon see $400 to $1,000 in aid during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tucson’s public schools have been forced to make a huge effort to narrow the digital divide among students since campuses across Arizona were ordered shut during the pandemic — and are doing so with nearly no help from the state.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 6,716, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Monday.
Takeout model didn't work for restaurant known for its pies and breakfast menu.
Shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic aren’t delaying work by construction crews handling transportation projects across the state. In fact,…
Democratic lawmakers in Arizona and other states are calling for the Trump administration to stop spending billions of dollars on the wall alo…
There has been a nearly 17% drop in serious crimes between March 1 and April 16 compared to the same period last year, Tucson police say.
If you are spending your stay-at-home time fixing up the house, practice ladder safety.
The “new blue-collar workforce,” here includes traditional jobs, like manual labor, but now also includes members of the gig economy, such as retail and service workers, musicians and artists.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona topped 6,500 Sunday, according to new state figures.
Amy Burke volunteered to help stricken NYC COVID-19 patients, faces horrors and humanity
People are naturally itching to get back to normal, but they have to keep taking personal responsibility for coronavirus precautions
Tucsonans donated thousands of N95 masks to medical professionals in China earlier this year. When the pandemic escalated here, China's health-care workers returned the favor and sent thousands of unused masks back to Tucson.
If Jesus Medina had a chance to speak with his aunt one last time, he would simply say, “I’m sorry.”
The UA and PCC are finalizing plans for virtual commencement ceremonies next month.
UA students are working at sites including, Manzo, Borton and Miles elementary schools as well as Tucson High Magnet School to provide free produce to the community.
So far, there have been 28 confirmed cases of the coronavirus at immigration detention centers in Arizona, officials say.
Two restaurants are already open while a third could be serving takeout by mid-May.
More federal help is on the way for small businesses hit hard by COVID-19 — but again, the money could run out extremely quickly.
When last we heard from Dr. Joseph Rizza, the 72-year-old SaddleBrooke resident was stuck on board the Celebrity Solstice as it circled Australia on its way to Singapore.
Move comes after customers ordering takeout were seen drinking on the restaurant's patio.
How close is Arizona to hitting a peak in COVID-19 cases? Reports by several different organizations paint a wide spectrum of possibilities.
Forty students from the University of Arizona’s Colleges of Medicine are graduating early to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Bear Creek Electrical agreed to pay $1,600 after the Labor Department said the company violated the COVID-19 sick-leave law.
The task force will develop criteria for reopening in phases, help expedite changes in government regulations and provide guidance to employers to ensure their employees are safe and healthy as they return to work.
The new order is a major shift from a policy of reserving the tests only for those who either had a doctor's order or specific symptoms.
"This is going to be one of the most challenging seasons we're going to have," official warns.
Theodore Buchholz's weekly Zoom sessions are open to middle and high school students free of charge.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Arizona is at 5,769, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Thursday morning in its daily tally.
While making visual art is often a solitary experience, for many, this virus, and self-quarantining, has had an impact on their work.
"I'm asking for patience," says Gov. Doug Ducey, under pressure from some in his own Republican Party to reopen the state despite a growing number of COVID-19 deaths.
Legislature has been in recess since March 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Several major carriers have been sending the unused portions of their fleets to Pinal Airpark to wait out the coronavirus pandemic. It had 268 aircraft in storage as of Monday.
Tucson galleries, museums offer glimpses into collections online during the coronavirus pandemic.
973 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Pima County, state health officials say.
In 2014, candidate Martha McSally said Congress and the president were responsible for "taking action before there's a crisis" involving an epidemic. She was right then.
The Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association are offering an additional $10 on every $25 gift card sold.
The former leaders will discuss lessons they learned while serving in government that are relevant to the current government’s response to the coronavirus.
Flores Concepts launches campaign to provide food for hospital workers.
When Tucson resident Regina Watkins noticed that her stimulus money appeared in her bank account, she wrote a check for $1,200 with her nephew…
They gathered at the state Capitol Monday to protest stay-at-home and business-closure orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
963 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Tucson area, county data shows.
Households can use AZCOVIDTXT to report the health of everyone in their home.
That's how many people have applied for unemployment benefits in the past five weeks.
Closure at busy time of year "devastating," said executive director of Tucson Botanical Gardens.
Federal officials reported 22 confirmed cases of the coronavirus at immigration detention centers in Arizona on Monday, up from eight cases la…
The restaurant donated 600 meals to food banks, schools and medical centers in Southern Arizona.
Online art classes offered locally help you tap into your creative side while social distancing.
Not all snowbirds in Southern Arizona are heading back home for the summer just yet.
One hotel has 200 rooms, the other has 115 rooms to house homeless people who either are at risk of getting the virus or are showing symptoms or have tested positive.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Arizona is 5,064, state health officials said Monday.
A Marana restaurant is still waiting to see if it's approved for a federal loan while one of Tucson's largest family-owned restaurant companies has yet to see any cash from its approved applications.
The owner says the fate of the pinball business is undetermined, but could include selling some machines and joining forces with other businesses.
Simple way to spread joyful messages.
Added costs to handle COVID-19, a state ban on certain surgeries and people avoiding the ER has hospitals here hurting financially.
Congress passed two relief packages to cover coronavirus testing for everyone. But neither insured nor uninsured patients are fully protected from having to pay for a test.
There have been 184 known deaths related to coronavirus across Arizona, 56 of them in Pima County.
Recent gains in funding for the Arizona's youngest children has been devastated by the pandemic.
At least one Tucson-area school district is considering having students attend on a staggered schedule, trading off in-person instruction and live-streaming classes from home.
As the effects of business closures and stay-at-home orders take hold, the latest projections for Arizona's economy are much more pessimistic than initial models.
The coronavirus pandemic ended the daily bustle at ports along the Arizona-Mexico border, and apparently some of the cover it provided to drug…
We can't get together at the restaurants, gyms, bars and other businesses that make this community a community, and that threatens many of them.
Across Arizona, 51,045 people have been tested for COVID-19, with 6,380 tests in Pima County.
Cost-saving efforts come as the UA has already seen $66 million in losses — and is projected to lose as much as $250 million — as a result of the coronavirus.
The unprecedented steps are being made as the UA braces for "extreme" economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
A surge in hospitalizations of coronavirus patients is anticipated towards the end of April. The University of Arizona and the state report positive findings on the availability of ventilators, as well as inpatient and ICU beds.
Church members banded together to raise funds for meals with the help of the Triple T Truck Stop.
Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Martha McSally want to be sure voters know who deserves thanks, praise and credit for sending Arizona 100 ventilators…
Across the state, 49,230 people have been tested for coronavirus, with 6,190 tests in Pima County.
As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to cause concern in people across the globe, parents-to-be are especially anxious about how the virus will impact their pregnancy and their newborns.
In just three weeks, a local nonprofit's gift card incentive program has raised $105,000 for more than 60 downtown Tucson businesses weathering the coronavirus pandemic.
The Arizona Corporation Commission has pushed back hearings for requests by Tucson Electric Power, Southwest Gas to raise rates.
The increase in the jobless rate is a taste of what's to come given that the March data was collected before Arizona businesses were ordered closed and a stay-at-home order was put in place.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 4,234, Arizona health officials said Thursday.
Get a $35 gift card for a downtown Tucson business for only $25. But act quickly, the last round of 1,000 gift cards were gone in less than two hours.
Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday he's looking to restore the ability of Arizona hospitals — which are reporting financial losses of 30% to 40% a month — to again do elective surgeries.
Ducey also dismissed the idea of an all-mail election for Arizona.
Tucson organizations that support women and girls here are being offered the chance to win a $500 grant through the Women's Foundation of Sout…
The basic wooden structure, which uses a plastic jug and soap attached with a string, is common in undeveloped countries.
Optional testing will be available to all students, faculty and staff, UA President Robert Robbins says.
It still too early to know exactly hat steps the city will need to take to weather the financial impact from the pandemic, City Manager Michael told City Council members.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 3,962, Arizona health officials said on Wednesday.
To avoid unmanageable spikes in coronavirus, we need to put more effort not just into testing but also tracing the contacts of infected people.
The Tucson-based Raytheon unit won't be affected by the cuts, though a few local workers were recently let go in a post-merger consolidation.
The average inmate population at the Pima County jail has dropped by almost 500 inmates since early March.
Social distancing rules have compounded the grief of Tucsonans whose loved ones passed away over the past month or so, whether they died from the virus or other causes.
Find a map of COVID-19 cases in Pima County and Arizona
About 50 Pima Fashion Design and Clothing Department students are also making masks for healthcare professionals and for the public, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Two Tucson musicians released music videos this week of songs that inspire them during the coronavirus health crisis.
The grant is part of a $10 billion federal program to help airports survive amid mass flight cancellations and plummeting traffic.
In Pima County, there were 685 cases of coronavirus confirmed on Tuesday, with 32 known coronavirus deaths.
Gun shop owners said the only thing that has slowed down sales is a lack of inventory after the buying-frenzy in March.
The rising number of coronavirus cases at immigration detention centers has led to protests and lawsuits across the country.
In a series of tweets, the governor said he is still looking at April 30 as a time to consider allowing people to go places as well as to see what kinds of businesses can reopen.
PHOENIX — Another 95,000-plus Arizonans filed for unemployment benefits this past week.
Noah Martin and filmmaker Wyatt Dobson release video for Martin's new song "Blowout."
Newly released data from the state that shows coronavirus cases by ZIP code should be “cautiously” interpreted, say local and state health dep…
PHOENIX — New data released by the state Sunday shows at least 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in most ZIP codes in the Tucson and Phoenix metr…
Tucson Girls Chorus holds Zoom sessions with its seven choirs while some musicians at turning their studios into online lessons.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Arizona is 3,702, up from 3,539 the day before, Arizona health officials said on Monday.
The University of Arizona’s administration is “cautiously optimistic” the fall semester will resume in-person and in the meantime is helping i…
Hiring and salary freezes as well as furloughs are being considered as the UA braces for the financial fallout from coronavirus.
Escape from the coronavirus — bask in Tucson's sunshine and feel the embrace of the mountains.
After three weeks in intensive care and over two weeks on a ventilator due to COVID-19, 57-year old Glen Reed was released from the hospital on April 7.
Stay healthy out there: There's an easy way to figure 6 feet of distance; online tutorials to make simple face masks.
Pete Fine set out to compose a 10-minute piece; it turned into a six-movement, 35-minute symphony.
Many students and parents are struggling to adjust to remote learning. For kids with special needs, the hurdle to staying on track can be even harder to overcome.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona reached 3,539, with 115 reported deaths as of Sunday morning.
Border Patrol agents tracked down two F-250 pickup trucks bearing logos of the contractor building the border wall that they say were used to smuggle people.
Like all of us, each person with intellectual/developmental disability, including my daughter Sophie, has a different capacity to process what’s happening.
Pima County using college students to help trace people who tested positive for virus, but some say they've never been contacted.
As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, the loss in tax revenue from Tucson hotels will be significant.
From virtual visits with a princess, to an evening under the stars, here are a few ways to celebrate special occasions at home.
Tucson area residents and businesses grapple with closures, restrictions, shortages and sundry challenges during coronavirus disease (COVID-19…
Forced separations have families using phone calls, video chats and waves from a distance to keep in touch with loved ones in care facilities.
Pima County health officials reported another coronavirus-related death and 46 new cases Sunday afternoon, the department website says.
Browse through any streaming service during quarantine and it won't take long to find an actor, actress, director or producer with ties to Tucson.
Dr. Cara Christ, the director of the state's health department, said the state is looking to add 13,000 additional hospital beds across Arizona, including 1,500 ICU beds.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases statewide has increased to 3,112, Arizona health officials said Friday.
Southern Arizona mayors and a Pima County supervisor released a public service announcement urging the public not to congregate at public parks during upcoming celebrations.
Downtown venue hosts virtual concerts by Tucson artists.
Arizonans will soon know more about whether their neighbors are getting sick and dying from COVID-19.
In just one week, 2,000 gift cards have been sold, generating $70,000 for local businesses.
In the coronavirus era, artists are finding new ways to create art.
The premium pay will provide $2 more per hour to certain county employees who have unavoidable contact with the public.
Legislative committee says state could see a $1 billion spending deficit in 2021, nearly 800 lives lost by end of May.
There are four new deaths reported since Wednesday morning in the latest tally posted Thursday by the Pima County Health Department.
The website will be especially helpful after the Department of Labor said unemployment insurance claims jumped from 211,000 to 6.6 million in March due to the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero allowed restaurants to adhere to the state's changes without having to update their certificates of occupancy or businesses licenses.
A decline in state revenues plus additional costs to the state should leave Arizona with a $1.1 billion budget deficit by the end of the coming fiscal year, new budget figures show.
Bird said they took their efforts to "discourage non-critical mobility" and "to help flatten the COVID-19 curve."
As an Easter gift to the community, St. Philip's in the Hills will help pay off a mountain of outstanding medical debt for Pima County residents.
Order now includes travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other unspecified areas.
TUSD has approved changes to ensure student grades won't suffer during remote learning.
They say there's "no factual basis'' for the attorney general's assertion that universities must release more information about students, faculty and staff who contract COVID-19.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of last month's $2.2 trillion economic rescue package.
Tucson's largest school district approved measures that ensure seniors on track to graduate before the closures will receive a diploma and that younger students' grades can only be boosted, not harmed.
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The initiative is purchasing food from local restaurants to be delivered to Tucson's frontline workers.
Of the 464 cases, 151 are of people between the ages of 20 and 44, and 148 are of ages 65 and older.
The facility has sent several rehab patients home as a precaution as other residents remain in isolation.
Daniel Franzen, 34, was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to incite an act of terrorism, the Page Police Department announced Tuesday.
The local inmate who tested positive for coronavirus is at Marana Community Correctional Treatment Facility north of Tucson. The private facility provides custody and substance abuse treatment for about 500 men.
Across Arizona, 34,564 people have been tested for coronavirus. There have been 4,617 tests in Pima County, state officials say.
SaddleBrooke residents Rick and Elaine Beeble were troubled to learn of a shortage of protective masks for medical caregivers in today’s troubling times. They quickly came up with an idea to address that need, if only in a small way.
Tucson's Barrio Brewing Co. is behind the donation, which will be used to purchase grocery story gift cards for displaced workers.
This was one of several new orders Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued Tuesday. Plus, updates on public information to be given about new cases; jobless benefits and more.
The main entrances to Bahia Kino and Puerto Peñasco, known to many Arizonans as Kino Bay and Rocky Point, are also blocked by police or military checkpoints, prohibiting nonresidents from entering.
The virtual market features more than 120 local makers. Support Tucson artists by shopping from the comfort of your home.
Jail inmates are now being quarantined from the general population for 14 days after their initial appearance.
Make Way for Books' app, available on Android and Apple devices, offers families children's books, videos, activities and reading tips.
There are 415 known coronavirus cases in Pima County and 15 deaths have been reported as of Tuesday morning, up two from Sunday.
Customs and Border Protection officials said this week that six employees in the state have COVID-19.
The Tucson Police Department recently posted a new public service announcement surrounding social distancing — and an Easter egg hunt — amid t…
Plan would put all 30 teams in Arizona with a start date of sometime in May.
Thunder Canyon Brewstillery downtown and Elgin's Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery are converting part of their production into hand sanitizer to ease shortages due to coronavirus crisis.
The order says commercial landlords must consider deferring rent payments for those who cannot pay their bills due to the financial hardships caused by COVID-19.
A local alternative teen pop band, along with a Tucson singer-songwriter respond to the pandemic with new music. And a longtime Tucson band pulls together its fans' favorites on "Play It Again."
Tucson police and firefighters showed their appreciation for hospital workers Sunday and Monday morning.
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey is beginning to dole out money state lawmakers gave him to deal with COVID-19 before they went into recess.
If families are not following their court-ordered plan and cannot agree on temporary changes, the court will be available to make decisions "in the best interest of the children."
Commercial truck driver Greg Aguirre is still working, hauling weekly shipments of pizza dough and toilet paper from Los Angeles to Houston. B…
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, 32,534 people have been tested statewide, with 4,476 tests in Pima County.
Many local churches indicate some form of live streaming Easter Day services.
Arizona already does little to intervene in cases like those covered by the new EPA policy.
In new filings Friday with the state Supreme Court, Attorney General Mark Brnovich urged the justices to delay any action on a bid by several groups to seek an exemption to laws that say initiative signatures need to signed in person.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona are now at 2,269, with 372 of them in Pima County, according to the statewide tally released Sunday mor…
Tucson-area providers see signs people are withdrawing rather than reaching out to deal with the anxiety of coronavirus isolation
Tucson-based Paradigm Laboratories has partnered on a new test for COVID-19, while ARCpoint Labs offers a test to show if a person has recovered.
There have been twelve reported coronavirus-related deaths in Pima County since March 23.
Students living in the University of Arizona's Colonia de la Paz dorm have been told to watch for symptoms after an employee tested positive f…