COVID-19

College enrollment is down nationwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As vaccines are administered and virus numbers improve, Arizona Western College, the community college that serves Yuma and La Paz Counties, is looking to reconnect lost students and expand access to higher education in the region. AWC President, Dr. Daniel Corr, talks about a new partnership with the state's three public universities and a push by state lawmakers to allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees.  

Capitol Media Services, Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The state's top health official said Friday the anticipated approval of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be a "game changer'' in the fight against COVID-19.

The former director of Arizona's health department, Will Humble, says zip-code level data on Covid-19 vaccination rates statewide would show low numbers for disadvantaged populations. But will the state release the information?  

Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe

Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe officials announced the passing of Councilwoman Claudette White after a short battle with COVID-19. 


KAWC

Yuma County residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can turn to Fry's Pharmacies in Yuma to schedule an appointment. 

Both Fry's Pharmacies locations in Yuma County have partnered with state and local health departments to offer the vaccine to Phase 1B priority groups, however, supply is limited and appointments are filling up, according to a spokeswoman with Fry's. 

Those eligible includes; education and childcare providers, law enforcement personal, adults age 65 and older, and health care workers.  

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