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Congress passed a $2 trillion dollar emergency coronavirus relief bill and President Donald Trump signed it on Friday.

The legislation has bipartisan support but the proof of its effectiveness will play out in the weeks ahead.

 The new bright yellow tents that sit outside the emergency department entrance at Yuma Regional Medical Center aren't for testing patients with COVID-19 like symptoms. It's to triage anyone coming into the hospital to avoid transmission of the virus to patients and medical staff.  

"That social distancing we're talking about is a way  for us to distance respiratory from the back pains, maybe you sprained your arm," Said Deborah Aders, Chief Nursing Officer at Yuma Regional Medical Center. "We're keeping those separated out so there is no co-mingling." 

La Paz County Health Department

The first two cases of COVID-19 have been reported in La Paz County.

Luke Runyon

Water agencies throughout the West are changing their operations during the coronavirus outbreak to make sure cities and farms don’t run dry.


By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
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