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Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 3

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Health care workers brace for surge, hair salons ordered closed, and more.

Ducey orders barber shops, nail salons to close

The governor "clarified" his executive order following criticism.

Yaqui leaders restrict who can attend cuaresma ceremonies during coronavirus outbreak

Ceremonial leaders say this year only "cultural participants" can enter the grounds.

TUSD expedites laptop order to support at-home online learning

Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo also discusses his hopes the district can hold graduation ceremonies in May.

'Like a freight train we can’t stop': Health care workers prepare for the worst

As Arizona health care workers brace for a surge of COVID-19 patients, experts warn of the burden on their mental health.

Extended school closures expose digital divide among Arizona families

A discussion with schools chief Kathy Hoffman about the challenges students face.

Tucson police chief on enforcing stay-at-home order

Chief Chris Magnus also explains precautions in place to keep officers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health workers, aid groups step in to fill Spanish-language gap around COVID-19

More than 1 million people speak Spanish at home in Arizona, but official coronavirus bilingual communication has lagged.

Some Arizona businesses don't want to be on governor's 'essential' list

The list of industries considered to be "essential services" in Gov. Ducey's order has drawn widespread consternation.

Pandemic threatens hospital in Green Valley as patient visits decrease

The facility might close unless state officials use it as a coronavirus treatment center.

Adapting to life under social distancing

Plus, answers to listeners' COVID-19 questions, food bank use doubles, weddings rescheduled, and a reminder about library resources.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, April 2

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Voter initiatives, unemployment, and more.

EPA defends plan to ease compliance requirements in face of coronavirus

Environmentalists have repeated charges that the policy creates a "catch me if you can" situation for polluters.

Pima County calls for medical volunteers

The county is building database of volunteers with specific skills to help amid an expected surge in COVID-19 patients..

Sonora asks medical students to join coronavirus fight

The mayor of Hermosillo, the state capital, is considering a 12-hour curfew in the city.

Census going forward despite coronavirus delays

The 2020 census will count people where they lived April 1.

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