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The Arizona Department of Corrections will not take inmates for the next 21 days as part of a collective agreement with Sheriff's throughout the state to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

 

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office was made aware after the Corrections Department Director decided to have law enforcement work together to limit the spread of the virus. 

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors won't be prevented from graduating just because the governor shut down Arizona schools through the end of the academic year.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Police and sheriffs deputies are legally entitled to enforce emergency proclamations and orders issued by state and local officials, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

City of San Luis

The mayor of San Luis, Arizona has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the city.

Mayor Gerardo Sanchez told KAWC that one of the announced cases of COVID-19 in Yuma County is a resident of San Luis. No further information was given but Sanchez said city officials are keeping residents informed to stay at home.

“People need to understand this is a worldwide issue," Sanchez said. "This is a pandemic. Just because we’re in little San Luis doesn’t mean we’re isolated.”

Public announcements in San Luis are being made in English and Spanish.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The number of Arizonans out of work and seeking benefits took another big jump this past week.

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