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Rocky Point reopens with restrictions to tourists
The mayor of the popular beach destination says visitors will be expected to observe a set of strict rules.
Tucson airport will require face masks starting this weekend
Officials say traffic is still well below normal due to COVID-19 but is rising faster than the national average.
Rocky Point residents allowed to re-enter city
Anyone entering needs to show proof residency, be screened for a fever, and walk through a so-called sanitation tunnel.
As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread
One official called Arizona Memorial Day weekend crowds "off the charts," leading to worries over increased spread of the virus.
North American border closures extended to June
The closure to nonessential travel started two months ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Nogales, Sonora, installs 'sanitation tunnels' at the border
Southbound travelers are being required to walk through the inflatable plastic tunnel and sprayed with disinfectant.
Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic
Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.
Officials take temperatures of southbound border crossers in Nogales, Sonora
The U.S. has closed the border with Mexico to all "non-essential" travel, but Mexico has not yet broadly implemented similar restrictions.
Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe
The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.
1st coronavirus case confirmed in Sonora; prevention measures enacted
The patient is a 72-year-old Hermosillo resident who had recently returned from travel in the United States.
Tucson International Airport says shorter lines biggest impact of pandemic so far
An official says that while COVID-19 is hitting the airline industry hard, the Tucson airport is open for business and stepping up cleaning procedures.
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Universities implement travel restrictions, self-quarantines amid spread of COVID-19
Some schools are restricting nonessential campus-related travel and requiring students who have traveled to self-quarantine.
CBP moving to new airport location to streamline operations
The airport authority announced a $1.8 million plan to renovate the airport’s old executive terminal for CBP use.
Accusations fly between Rocky Point neighborhood, local government
Tensions have been simmering between the government and the Las Conchas community, which counts affluent Arizonans among its members.
Coronavirus victim out of quarantine, officials see ‘no risk’ of spread
Arizona was one of a handful of states to record a confirmed case of the disease since it was first reported earlier this year.
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