Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

September 24, 2020

By brianpowell

HonorHealth, Scottsdale’s largest employer, and Banner Health are speaking out against rescinding mask mandates after the city of Scottsdale voted to end its mandate. Masks are still required throughout Maricopa County, including Scottsdale, and at Arizona hospitals which are allowing visitors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Six months in, cardiologists are seeing evidence linking the disease with heart damage.

Scottsdale’s largest employer at odds with city over mask mandate / Arizona Republic

HonorHealth, Banner Health speak out against rescinding mask mandates in Arizona / 12 News

As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth / Cronkite News

‘It does affect more than your lungs’: Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage / Arizona Republic

Why did COVID overwhelm hospitals? A yearslong drive for efficiency / Wall Street Journal

Now you can go back to visiting patients at many Arizona hospitals / Arizona Republic

Coronavirus may cause a milder flu season in Arizona / KTAR

Arizona school nurses on the front lines of coronavirus face challenges / KTAR

ASU President Michael Crow says COVID-19 is not going away. If so, how do we live with it? / Arizona Republic (Opinion)

Pima County, UA see early success with shelter-in-place recommendation / KJZZ

UA sees 5 percent decrease in COVID-19 positivity rate following shelter-in-place plan / Arizona Republic

University of Arizona says ‘legal action’ possible if coronavirus cases continue to surge / Arizona Daily Star

Coconino County sees third largest COVID-19 spike since March; Flagstaff main contributor / Arizona Daily Sun

With the future of county COVID testing at risk, supervisors hope city will lend a hand / Arizona Daily Sun

Chandler 8th grader a finalist in national STEM competition / KTAR

A Chandler teen from Arizona College Prep designing a safer football helmet is a finalist in the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics middle school competition that is one of the most prestigious in the country.

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