COVID-19

Students in the Yuma Union High School District will go back to distanced-based learning Monday, Nov. 23.

The district's governing board voted unanimously to return to distanced learning after a recommendation from Superintendent Gina Thompson during a special board meeting Wednesday night.

There is no set date for when students can return to in-person learning, but the district will revisit the COVID-19 metrics next month and in January to determine if it is safe for students to return to campus.

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ARIZONA AND YUMA AND LA PAZ COUNTIES.  Scroll down for more coverage and updates.

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Thursday, Dec. 3

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Yuma’s winter agriculture season usually ends around April but this year it ended a few weeks early.  

The COVID-19 pandemic led to industry shutdowns that spoiled the market for commercial fresh produce. 

Farmers in Yuma say they had to destroy acres of lettuce, some already packaged for shipping.  The impacts of the pandemic on farmers will continue into the new growing season.

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President Trump said Arizona is a COVID-19 response model for other states to follow during a meeting with Gov. Doug Ducey at the White House Wednesday. 

Trump, along with Dr. Deborah Birx from the White House Coronavirus Task Force were pleased with Arizona's efforts to encourage face coverings and to close bars and nightclubs. Gov. Ducey noted how it impacted the positivity rate. 

 

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The border city of San Luis, Ariz. has been a concern for health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the crossings between the city and San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. But San Luis Police Lt. Marco Santana says people are complying with orders to slow the spread and numbers are less than in Yuma and Somerton. 

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