New Pima County cases of the coronavirus started increasing in late August, roughly two weeks after the University of Arizona community returned, prompting the county's chief medical officer to suggest "we're in for a little bit of a rough patch here."
All students living on or near the University of Arizona campus should shelter in place for the next 14 days to help reduce community spread of the coronavirus, Pima County and UA officials urged Monday. The recommendation comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise among UA students.
Richard Carranza, a graduate of Pueblo High School and the University of Arizona, was named chancellor of New York City public schools in 2018, after leading school districts in the Las Vegas area, San Francisco and Houston.
The health department said Arizona will add a higher number of new cases over the next two days. "This is a result of advancements in testing, and includes recently classified positive antigen cases dating back over the previous several months."
Pima County, in collaboration with the University of Arizona, will recommend a 14-day shelter in place for all students living on or near campus to help reduce community spread of coronavirus. The recommendation comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise among UA students, who returned for the start of the semester last month.