Yuma County

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?  

Andrea Perez Balderrama

 


Yuma County is among the worst-hit communities by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

The County’s COVID-19 positivity test rate of 20 percent, compared to the state’s average of 14 percent, is an indicator of how much the virus is spreading. 


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Those eligible in Yuma County can register for the COVID-19 vaccine at Albertson's pharmacy. 

 

According to its website, Albertsons has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide vaccines to customers through its SAV-ON Pharmacy inside the Albertsons on West 24th Street. 


Albertsons is part of the federal program to receive the vaccines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.  

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Deputy Yuma County Attorney Claudia González Jiménez has been appointed as a new Court Commissioner for the Yuma County Superior Court.

 


The Yuma County Judicial Selection Committee will gather Saturday to interview candidates for an open Court Commissioner position in Yuma County’s Superior Court. 

 

They will interview top candidates and recommend the best three, but Presiding Judge David Haws will be the decider. Judge Haws will appoint the Commissioner who will sit on the bench for up to a year.  

 

Yuma lawyers are urging Judge Haws to use this power responsibly and prioritize diversity in making his decision.  

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