Friday, March 27, 2020

Your Southern Arizona Coronavirus PM Roundup: Friday, March 27

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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Here are the coronavirus news stories we've been following today:

  • A total of 665 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Arizona on Friday, March 27, according to the morning report from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

  • With the Arizona Department of Health Services announcing the state’s COVID-19 transmission level to be “widespread,” sectors from private businesses to the state government are implementing new plans to combat the steadily growing pandemic.

  • Internal Emails from the CDC show how chaos slowed the early response to coronavirus.

  • The #SceneFromASocialDistance for today came from early morning grocery shopping experience, or more specifically, the line to get in.

  • In an interview with ProPublica, Dr. Fineberg talks about how our goal should be to flatten the curve.

  • As with many businesses, dispensaries continue to adapt to daily societal change in the face of the COVID-19 virus. While non-essential businesses remain closed for the foreseeable future, dispensaries continue to maintain recommended measures to keep patients and staff safe.

  • As basic necessities and rest-stop options become limited across the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple T Truckstop is stepping up to make sure truck drivers on Interstate 10 have what they need and a safe, clean place to lay their head.

  • As the question of whether Arizona’s public schools will reopen before the scheduled date of summer break hangs in the air, administrators now know they will not have to extend the academic year.

  • A group of researchers from the University of Arizona's College of Engineering and College of Medicine are 3D printing medical masks for health care workers at Banner Medical Center.

  • As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so have confrontations between detainees and guards at Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities across the country.

  • We continue to update our list of restaurants still serving Tucsonans.

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