Brandon Mejia

Digital Content Editor

This Arizona native was born in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2017 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

During his time at the university, Brandon received the 2017 Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award from the UA School of Journalism.

Soon after graduation, he got his start at the local NPR/PBS affiliate in Tucson, where he was introduced to live radio and TV news covering education throughout Southern Arizona.

He is also the Evening News Anchor/Producer for KYMA in Yuma - El Centro. 

La Paz County Public Health Department

The La Paz County Public Health Department has two opportunities for COVID-19 vaccines for those 75 years or older or in the Phase 1B category. 

Yuma Union High School District

Five high schools within the Yuma Union High School District will Livestream winter sports for parents and fans for the 2020-21 season. 

 

The access to games virtually comes after the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) reversed course and allowed winter sports to continue after halting them last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

But for those wanting to watch the games in-person, the AIA is only allowing two parents or guardians per home game for the home team only. 

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED DAILY WITH THE CURRENT COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR YUMA AND LA PAZ COUNTY

 

Jan. 26, 2021:

 

Arizona Total Cases:  732,643  Deaths: 12,448

 

Yuma County Total Cases: 34,543 Deaths: 681

 

La Paz County Total Cases: 2,177 Deaths: 54


Yuma Union High School District

After voting to end winter sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) reversed course and announced Tuesday that winter sports for the 2020-21 season can begin Jan. 18. 

This means basketball, soccer, wrestling, and spirit line can begin practice and games Monday with the regular season-ending March 5.

The Yuma Union High School District will allow two parents/guardians for each athletic home game. Those games will start on Jan. 25.

Yuma Union High School / KAWC

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) announced last week that all winter sports for the 2020-2021 season are canceled as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise throughout the state. 

These cancellations impact basketball, soccer, and wrestling. It also postpones all spirit line competitions indefinitely. 

The AIA Executive Board voted 5-4 in favor of canceling all winter sports during its Jan. 8 meeting. 

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