COVID-19

By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 

 
PHOENIX -- A new mandate by Phoenix Union High School District that students and staff wear masks remains in effect, at least for the time being, as do similar policies being adopted by other districts. 

 

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 

 
PHOENIX -- The state's top health official is quitting. 

 
Cara Christ is leaving as director of the Department of Health Services to become chief medical officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Her last day will be Aug. 27. 

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 

 
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his refusal to reimpose mitigation measures to help slow the increasing spread of COVID-19. 

 

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 

 
PHOENIX -- The state's top health official said Tuesday that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19. 

 

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By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 

 
PHOENIX -- Two school districts are telling the governor that he's legally off base in demanding they scrap their quarantine policies. 

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