By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

Yuma Regional Medical Center

Yuma Regional Medical Center is working with the Mayo Clinic on a research study to explore how effective the use of blood plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 is in helping other patients recover from the virus. 

In this week's Arizona Edition KAWC's Lou Gum speaks with Abhinav Chandra an M.D. and Medical Director of Institutional Research and Cancer Center. 

City of Somerton

The Mayor of Somerton along with city officials are meeting with local barbershop, salon, and restaurant owners this week to discuss the re-opening process that follows the Center for Disease Control guidelines set forth by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. 

Mayor Gerardo Anaya and other city officials will first meet with salon and barbershop owners Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. out front of the city hall in Somerton. The meeting comes as barbershops and salons can re-open Friday, May 8. 

Diane Hillegass , Fan-Quest

Arizona Edition 


Small businesses throughout Yuma County continue to adapt to the evolving coronavirus pandemic and Fan-Quest Games, Yuma's only gaming shop that features comic books, has managed to power through the crisis. 


University of Arizona

The Yuma County Public Health District has received 1,000 COVID-19 test kits over the last two weeks from the University of Arizona.