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This is the latest confirmed information about the coronavirus in Arizona. This page will be continuously updated by the Arizona's Family digital staff. For instant updates, download the new Arizona's Family app.

Arizona Coronavirus Cases (as of April 2):

  • Total deaths: 32
  • Total cases: 1,598
  • Private Laboratory: 1,530
  • Arizona State Public Health: 68
  • Number of People Tested: 22,709 (This number includes both state lab tests and tests conducted at private labs)
  • Navajo Nation: 92 with 2 deaths (That number is not reflective of the overall state number.)

Cases by County

  • Apache: 19
  • Cochise: 4
  • Coconino: 114
  • Gila: 2
  • Graham: 2
  • Greenlee: 1
  • La Paz: 2
  • Maricopa: 961
  • Mohave: 8
  • Navajo: 129
  • Pima: 237
  • Pinal: 69
  • Santa Cruz: 3
  • Yavapai: 34
  • Yuma: 13

Thursday (April 2nd) News

5:38 p.m.

Coconino National forest announced it's closing day-use sites and popular hiking trails in Sedona. Starting this weekend, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Vista, Devil's Bridge and other trails will be shut down. Forest Service employees and law enforcement officers will patrol the areas. More information here.

3:38 p.m.

Arizona State University sent out an email saying that all students living on campus are being asked to move out by April 15. Those that do will get a $1,500 credit. More info here.

11:04 a.m. 

There are now 964 coronavirus cases with 12 deaths in Maricopa County. As of Thursday, Maricopa County, the largest county in the state, continues to have the highest number of cases in Arizona. Read the full breakdown here.

10:20 a.m. 

Are you looking for a job during this crisis? We have a list of employers who are looking to hire someone right now. Click here to see the list.

9:05 a.m.

32 people have now died because of the coronavirus in Arizona. There are 1,598 cases in the state. Arizona's Family talked directly with Dr. Cara Christ on this new update. 

Wednesday (April 1st) News

4:19 p.m. 

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed an ICE detention center detainee in Eloy tested positive for COVID-19. It is the first reported coronavirus case in an Arizona ICE facility, so far.

1:08 p.m. 

A Valley Metro bus operator has tested positive for coronavirus. The employee, who works for Valley Metro service provider First Transit, last worked on March 21. Read the full story here. 

11:30 a.m.

Governor Ducey has written President Trump a letter, requesting a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration from the federal government. Read the full story here

10:30 a.m.

With tens of thousands of Arizonans facing unemployment amid the coronavirus outbreak, some evictions and foreclosures are being halted. Read about over 12 resources that could be available to you.

9:19 a.m.

There are now 873 coronavirus cases with 11 deaths in Maricopa County. As of Wednesday, Maricopa County continues to have the highest amount of cases in Arizona. Read the full breakdown here. 

9:04 a.m.

29 people have now died due to the coronavirus in Arizona. There are 1,413 cases statewide, with 871 cases in Maricopa County alone. Read the latest story here.

Tuesday (March 31st) News

8:52 p.m.

The Navajo Nation confirmed late Tuesday night an additional case of a tribal member in Apache County, bringing the statewide total to 1,290.

11:37 a.m.

There are now 791 coronavirus cases in Maricopa County. As of Tuesday, Maricopa County continues to have the highest amount of cases in Arizona. Read more about it here. 

9:00 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 24 deaths and 1,289 cases of coronavirus statewide Tuesday morning. This is an increase of 132 cases from yesterday's numbers with four more deaths. There are now confirmed cases of coronavirus in every county in the state. Full story here

Monday (March 30th) News

2:30 p.m.

Gov. Ducey issued an executive order urging Arizonans to stay home. The order takes effect at the end of business on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  "Stay home, stay healthy and stay connected," he said. The order urges Arizona residents to remain at home except for employment or to conduct "essential activities." But he says grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open, and that restaurants will continue to offer takeout and delivery.

1:00 p.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday received letters from several Arizona mayors, the clergy and Maricopa County Medical Services urging for him to issue a shelter-in-place order. Full story here

10:36 a.m.

Governor Ducey announced new agreement with Arizona banks to help protect families and small businesses from foreclosure during the coronavirus pandemic. Full story here

9 a.m.

Arizona is now reporting 20 deaths and 1,157 cases of coronavirus statewide. 

8:04 a.m.

Gov. Ducey announced that schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Read full story here.


Sunday News

8:12 p.m.

Governor Doug Ducey announced on Twitter that schools would remain closed in Arizona. 

"In alignment with yesterday's federal guidance, today we are announcing the extension of school closures through the remainder of the year. Today's announcement is intended to give parents and educators as much certainty as possible so they can plan and make decisions." Full story here

3:22 p.m.

President Donald Trump has extended federal social distancing guidelines for 30 days as scientists warn the coronavirus continues to spread.

2:41 p.m.

Navajo County Public Health Services confirmed the county's first COVID-19-related death on Sunday. Officials said the individual who passed away was in their 60s and had underlying health conditions.

1:36 p.m.

A member of the Tohono O'odham Nation has tested positive for the coronavirus, health care officials announced Sunday afternoon. The tribal member reportedly lives in Tucson.

9 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services says there are now 919 cases of coronavirus and 17 deaths statewide as of Sunday morning.

8 a.m.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Arizona Board of Regents, the governing board for Arizona's three public universities, after the three schools refused to refund room, board and campus fees to students who were displaced because of coronavirus. Full story here.


Saturday News

10:29 p.m.

The Mohave County Health Department confirmed a seventh case of COVID-19 late Saturday night. The new confirmed case was reported in the Kingman-area.

10:15 p.m.

Late Saturday night, Coconino County officials reported 4 new cases of coronavirus, bringing their County-wide total to 60. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez also announced confirmed cases have reached 115, 94 of which are in Arizona. 

4:39 p.m.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, the county's community health service just notified that the 13th case of coronavirus was a reporting error. Yavapai County only has 12 cases.

2:20 p.m.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office took to Twitter Saturday to explain what it's doing to help protect inmates and officers inside the Maricopa County jails from COVID-19. CLICK HERE for full story. 

11:55 a.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health advisory warning people not to take non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate as a treatment for COVID-19. CLICK HERE for full story.

10:25 a.m.

Mohave County reported a sixth confirmed coronavirus case, bring the statewide total to 774.

9:02 a.m.

There are now 773 confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona. Fifteen people have died, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Saturday.

Friday News

9:02 p.m.

Navajo Nation reports another coronavirus spike with 92 total cases and two deaths. There is still a stay-at-home order in effect.

3:29 p.m.

Gila County confirmed its first positive case of coronavirus. The patient is a woman in her 40s from the Town of Payson. Officials said the case appears to be travel-related and there is no evidence of community spread. The threat to the community appears to be low since the woman self-isolated since the beginning of the symptoms, the Gila County Health and Emergency Management said.

3:23 p.m.

After the Arizona Department of Health Services released their numbers on Friday morning, Yavapai County said it had two new cases, Cochise County had its third case and Mohave County had its fifth case, bringing the total to 669.

11 a.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday announced $5 million in new funding to help Arizonans struggling to make rent because of the COVID-19 crisis. The new money will  help families and individuals who are facing a loss of income due to the coronavirus emergency by offering monthly rent assistance. Read full story here.

9:07 a.m

There have been 13 coronavirus deaths in Arizona, and the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 665, according to the Friday morning update of the Arizona Department of Health Services online dashboard.

Thursday news

9:07 p.m.

An employee at a San Tan Valley McDonald's tests positive for COVID-19. 

8:05 p.m.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday night that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

4:43 p.m.

Fry's Food stores confirmed an associate who worked at the grocery store at Alma School Road and Main Street tested positive for the coronavirus. The person is recovering and receiving medical care. More info here.

4:21 p.m.

A resident at The Groves senior community in Goodyear has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was hospitalized with an elevated temperature on March 22, and a positive test result came back Thursday. The resident is said to be "doing well." Full story here.

1:21 p.m.

Pima County confirmed second coronavirus death, bringing statewide total to nine.

1:03 p.m. 

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state, the Arizona Department of Health Services is adjusting its guidance to health care providers, particularly those in primary care, including discouraging COVID-19 tests for “most patients.” Read full story here. 

11:57 a.m.

An employee at an In-N-Out in Phoenix has tested positive for coronavirus. The associate worked at the location near 95th Avenue and Camelback Road. He last worked at the restaurant on March 15 and was tested two days later. Denny Warnick, Vice President of Operations for In-N-Out said cleaning and disinfection procedures were followed. 

11:31 a.m.

A third COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Mohave County. This brings the total to 509 coronavirus cases in Arizona. The latest case in Mohave County is in the Kingman area, the individual is an adult who is being treated in the hospital. 

11:03 a.m.

Governor Doug Ducey has issued an Executive Order to ensure hospitals in Arizona are prepared to handle more coronavirus cases. 

Thursday’s order requires hospitals to activate their emergency plans that were developed with guidance and funding from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Read the full story here. 

 

10:43 a.m.

The Maricopa County Community College District has decided to cancel Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies due to coronavirus concerns. The district is looking at other options to bring together Maricopa graduates and families at a later time. 

9:08 a.m.

There are now 299 coronavirus cases in Maricopa County. Click here for a breakdown of cases in the county.

9:00 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services says 8 people have now died due to the coronavirus in Arizona. There are now 508 cases in the state.  The state has also updated the community transmission level to widespread. "Widespread transmission indicates that cases have been confirmed in twelve or more counties throughout the state."

Wednesday news

8:50 p.m.

The U.S. Senate passes a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package by a vote of 96-0. It's the largest emergency spending effort in U.S. history. It includes a $1,200 check for most Americans with married couples getting $2,400. The House is expected to vote on Friday. More info here.

6:40 p.m.

For the first time, health officials gave out a possible timeline for coronavirus based on worst-case scenario projection. Dr. Cara Christ said the number of cases could peak around mid-April and the number of hospitalizations could peak around the middle of May. Arizona also needs an additional 13,000 hospital beds and 1,500 ICU beds. Read more here.

4:21 p.m.

The University of Arizona confirm that four people in the school's community have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

12:53 p.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that Arizona has received more than $5.3 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be able to provide meals for Arizona's seniors. Read more here.

10:34 a.m.

As of this note there are 403 coronavirus cases in Arizona. Latest numbers reflected in breakdown above. 

9:08 a.m.

There are now 401 coronavirus cases in Arizona, 52 new cases in Maricopa County.

8:15 a.m.

A doctor at Phoenix Children's Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus. CLICK HERE for the full story.

8:06 a.m.

Are you looking for a job this morning? We have a list of over 30 businesses in Arizona who are looking to hire people right now. 

7:38 a.m.

A north Phoenix triathlete recovering from the coronavirus is encouraging everyone to be vigilant and take precautions. Tim Gillis is the confirmed COVID-19 case living in the Aviano community. He says he first got sick two weeks ago. Read his full story here.

Tuesday news 

11:00 p.m 

Mohave County has reported its first confirmed coronavirus case. An adult in the Lake Havasu City area is not hospitalized and is recovering at home. 

9:26 p.m 

In response to decreased customer demand because of the coronavirus impact, Southwest Airlines plans to begin canceling daily flights. 

The new changes, will result in the cancellation of 1,500 of almost 4,000 daily flights through the airline carrier. The airline said customers will be provided with advanced notice of changes and alternate flight options. Read more on the airline policy changes here.

7:29 p.m 

The Navajo Nation said in a Tuesday evening update that their confirmed number of coronavirus cases has reached 49.

5:15 p.m.

Coconino County confirmed their first death from coronavirus on Tuesday. Health officials said it was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions.

4:17 p.m.

Officials for Arizona State University confirmed on Tuesday that there are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus among their student population.

2:22 p.m.

A spokesperson for State Farm confirmed that an employee who works at the Marina Heights facility in Tempe has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The company says local employees have been notified.

1:41 p.m.

There are now 39 coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation. It is unclear if these cases are in Arizona, Utah or New Mexico. This total is not included in the state's total from Arizona Department of Health Services. 

1:05 p.m.

Governor Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman announced Tuesday that they will partner to launch a program to offer childcare for workers on the front lines fighting coronavirus. Read more details here. 

11:39 a.m.

There are now 199 coronavirus cases in Maricopa County. As of Tuesday, Maricopa County has the highest amount of cases in Arizona. Read more about the specific cases in Arizona here. 

10:47 a.m.

The City of Surprise has decided to close city park amenities including playgrounds, recreation centers, dog parks, volleyball courts, public restrooms, and more in hope of preventing the spread of coronavirus until further notice. Read the latest information

9:20 a.m.

We are learning more about the two additional deaths reported by the Arizona Department of Health Services. A Maricopa County resident in their 70s with underlying health conditions and a Navajo County resident in their 50s with unknown health conditions died. Read the latest information. 

9:06 a.m.

Five people have now died from the coronavirus in Arizona. There are a total of 326 cases in the state. Maricopa County has reported 199 cases, the most in the state. Pima County has the second highest total in the state with 42 cases. More about the cases here.

8:36 a.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Tuesday morning a new state initiative that links Arizonans to resources they can use during the coronavirus outbreak. Click here to learn how this could help you. 

7:52 a.m.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to postpone the Olympics by about one year. Read the latest information here. 

Monday news

6:09 p.m.

The Pima County Health Department has reported the first county death from COVID-19. Health officials say it was a woman in her 50s with underlying health conditions, which may have put her at higher risk.

4:29 p.m.

Yuma County announced a second presumptive case of coronavirus on Monday.

2:28 p.m.

President Trump provided a coronavirus update. Trump said during his news conference the U.S. is a "country not built to be shut down." The president said the administration will make a decision, once the current 15 day period is over, about next steps. More info here.

12:50 p.m. 

Gov. Ducey gave an update on the coronavirus in Arizona after a briefing with Vice President Pence earlier in the morning. He said he's not ready to issue shelter in place orders yet. He also said he was issuing an executive order to detail what “essential services” are for employers, families and citizens across our state. Read more here.

11:46 a.m.

The Arizona House was back in session Monday to debate an emergency budget package that is likely to include $50 million in funding passed by the state Senate to address the coronavisis crisis. Read full story here. 

11:16 a.m.

Do you have questions about the coronavirus in Arizona? Gov. Ducey announced a new statewide hotline on Sunday that will provide answers for coronavirus concerns in both English and Spanish. The statewide COVID-19 Hotline is funded with $2 million provided by the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

The hotline is administered by 2-1-1 Arizona and the Crisis Response Network and will offer a place to answer questions and concerns from Arizona residents about COVID-19.

The line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona. More information can be found here. 

10:07 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a correction to the number of coronavirus cases in Arizona. At 9 a.m., the number of cases in Arizona was 235. Just after 10 a.m., the department updated the correct total to 234. 

9:17 a.m.

Arizona updated coronavirus numbers this morning. There are now 235 cases in the state. There are 139 cases in Maricopa County alone. Read the last information here.

7:16 a.m.

Banner Health now has a hotline for anyone who has questions about COVID-19/coronavirus symptoms. You can call 1-844-549-1851. A clinical team member can talk to you to determine if testing is appropriate. The hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday though Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. More information can be found here.

Sunday news

8:01 p.m

This week, the Arizona National Guard will activate more than 700 Arizona Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to support grocery stores and food banks with their diverse logistical needs during this state of emergency response to COVID-19. 

7:55 p.m

Coconino County officials have found evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. Community transmission happens when there are confirmed cases of coronavirus, and there is no source of infection in some cases and it cannot be directly traced back to a known exposure. Learn more about what this means here.

1 p.m.

Gov. Ducey announced a new coronavirus hotline partnered with 211 that will answer questions from Arizonans in both English and Spanish. Full story here.

12:30 p.m.

Coconino County said in a press release that without financial aid and supplies from state and federal governments, they will have to halt coronavirus testing next week. Read the full story here.

12 p.m.

Anthem Golf and Country Club sent an email to their members letting them know a member tested positive for coronavirus. Full story here.

9:03 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed there has now been a second death in Arizona and the state now has 152 cases. Full story here.

Saturday news

10:59 p.m.

Navajo Nation says the number of cases on the reservation has reached 26. It includes 18 cases from the Kayenta Service Unit, four from the Chinle Service Unit, three from the Tuba City Service Unit and one from the Crownpoint Service Unit. The "Stay at Home Order" is now in effect for the entire Navajo Nation, requiring resident to remain at home and all non-essential businesses to close.

8:05 p.m.

Coconino County adds two more positive cases for coronavirus, bringing its total to 13 and the state's total to 106.

5:31 p.m.

The Phoenix VA announced a veteran tested positive for the coronavirus at its facility in central Phoenix. The veterans is being cared for in respiratory isolation. More info here.

3:53 p.m.

City of Peoria announced it will close all City buildings, facilities, and public centers starting on March 22 at 7 a.m. City Council and Planning and Zoning Meetings will be conducted online. More information can be read here.

3:29 p.m.

Grand Canyon University in Phoenix is asking its students “to leave campus as soon as possible,” saying the “ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are changing by the minute.” Read GCU's full statement here.

1:45 p.m.

The Motor Vehicle Division will be requiring appointments will be required for any in-office services starting Monday (March 23). Walk-in customers will be directed to access services online or by phone, or if necessary, to make an appointment to return. 

Additionally, in compliance with Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order of March 19, expiration dates for customers whose license or permit expires between March 1 and Sept. 1 have been extended for six months

1:30 p.m.

Arizona has received a shipment of medical protective equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and those items will soon be delivered to county health departments to send out to local hospital and medical personnel. CLICK HERE to read the full story.

11:30 a.m.

Valley Metro is asking bus passengers to board using the door at the back of the bus to keep a safe distance between operators and their passengers. It also is closing the customer-service windows at transit centers starting Monday. CLICK HERE for everything you need to know. 

9:30 a.m.

Starbucks is closing its cafes due to coronavirus, with some exceptions. CLICK HERE for story.

9:01 a.m.

There are 104 cases of coronavirus in Arizona, according to new numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Friday news

8:07 p.m.

Coconino County is now reporting 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

7:34 p.m.

Maricopa County confirmed the first Arizona death from the novel coronavirus on Friday. Officials said it was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions. Read more about the developing story here.

5:01 p.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced an executive order that will make it easier to access unemployment benefits. It waives the one-week waiting period, waives the work search requirements and adds people who work at a business that is temporarily closed to those eligible for benefits, among other lifted restrictions. The executive order also extends the state income tax deadline to July 15, the same as the federal deadline.

4:09 p.m.

On Friday, Cochise County reported their first case of coronavirus.

3:23 p.m.

Governor Ducey has announced that all Arizona schools will remain closed until April 10. 

1:56 p.m.

Event organizers for Country Thunder have officially postponed the music festival over coronavirus concerns. Officials are working to arrange future dates for the festival in the coming weeks. Read more on the story and the impact this will have on fans here

10:39 a.m.

Maricopa County Justice Courts move to limit in-person business at 26 courthouses. CLICK HERE for what this means for you.

9:28 a.m.

Mexico and the U.S. are planning to sharply limit travel over their busy shared border as they try to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more as this story develops here. 

9:06 a.m.

There a total of 63 confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona, per the Arizona Department of Health Services.  

8:13 a.m.

Banner Health just announced no visitors at any locations, including outpatient locations. List of Arizona hospital restrictions here.

7:38 a.m.

Americans will have an additional three months to file their taxes amid the coronavirus pandemic, the US Treasury Secretary said on Friday. Full story here

 

7:13 a.m.

President Trump is expected to speak from the White House at 8:45 a.m. Watch live video on 3TV and online here. 

6:40 a.m. 

The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill that will allow students to finish the year at home if the coronavirus forces schools to stay closed beyond the initial two-week period that was mandated by the Arizona Department of Education. More information can be found here.

4:45 a.m.

Republicans who lead the Arizona House late Thursday rejected a bipartisan Arizona Senate budget package that included tens of millions of dollars of extra spending to prevent foreclosures and evictions and help small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis. CLICK HERE for full story.

Thursday news

11:20 p.m.

Coconino County confirms they have eight total cases of coronavirus, increasing the state total to 64.

10:45 p.m.

Navajo Nation confirms they have 14 total cases of coronavirus, bringing Arizona's total to at least 58. The Navajo Nation president has ordered a "shelter-in-place" quarantine for the Chilchinbeto community, which requires them to remain in their homes so slow spread of the virus.

7:56 p.m.

The Arizona House of Representatives adjourned without making a decision on a $50 million budget package that would bring economic relief to those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

7:11 p.m.

Santa Cruz County in southern Arizona said it has its first presumptive positive case of coronavirus. The person traveled to an area where the virus was transmitting through the community. No other information was available.

6:26 p.m.

Yavapai County confirmed its first presumptive positive case of coronavirus. The patient is from Sedona. The case is currently under investigation by Yavapai County Community Health Services, and contacts to the case are also being identified and contacted. More information here.

5:24 p.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey activated the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks with the high demand on supplies. His executive order stopped all elective surgeries and counties with confirmed cases of coronavirus must close bars, movie theaters and gyms. Restaurants can only provide take-out. More on this story here.

2:51 p.m.

PayPal evacuated its Chandler office after an employee had presumptive positive for the coronavirus. More info here.

1:05 p.m.

The US State Department on Thursday warned American citizens not to travel abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic, issuing its highest level travel alert. More information on the travel alert here. 

11:33 a.m.

Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell is ordering bars, recreational and entertainment venues to close starting tonight at 8 p.m. That also includes in-restaurant dining. Delivery and curbside pickup are still allowed. Click here for the full story.

10:33 a.m.

Coconino County has reported a second case of coronavirus. The testing was done by a partner lab, TGen. Click here for the latest information.

9:08 a.m.

There are now 44 coronavirus cases in Arizona, 22 in Maricopa County alone. Read latest information here. 

8:54 a.m.

The City of Surprise has declared a state of emergency. Click here for a full list of cities that have declared an emergency. 

8:19 a.m.

The Tempe Elementary School District will be distributing laptops for students to use during school closures. More information can be found here. 

7:39 a.m.

President Trump is expected to give an update on the coronavirus at 8 a.m. Watch live video here. 

7:37 a.m.

Desert Diamond join Phoenix-area casinos that have closed amid coronavirus concerns. Latest news about all casinos in Arizona here.

Wednesday news

8:42 p.m.

The Navajo Nation President Johnathan Nez announces that a third member of the Navajo Nation tested positive for coronavirus. 

6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, it was announced that two people from Luke Air Force Base have tested positive for coronavirus. Brigadier General Todd Canterbury, the 56th Fighter Wing Commander, said that the two individuals and their families have been quarantined ever since they showed symptoms. Read full story here.

5:50 p.m.:

Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino says it's temporarily closing its resort and casino started March 19 to April 2. The decision was reportedly made by the Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council. During this time reservations will be canceled and guests will get full refunds for hotel deposits. Dining and spa reservations have also been canceled. Those who have third-party reservations should contact the third party to cancel. 

5:46 p.m.:

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim'' Lane issues a state of emergency. "This declaration is the next step: It expands the city’s authority to take additional measures we may need as part of our ongoing response,” said Lane in the announcement. 

5:28 p.m.:

The first presumptive positive case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Coconino County.  

5:15 p.m.:

Arizona's Family has put together a list of over 50 restaurants who have deals for drive-thru, pick up or delivery. Click here for the latest deals. 

3:16 p.m.:

Several more cities have declared a state of emergency. Litchfield Park and Tempe have just been added to the list. See ALL CITIES impacted here. 

2:15 p.m. 

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives an update on the coronavirus pandemic response in the state at 2:45 p.m. Watch live video here or on 3TV.

1:45 p.m.

Simon Property Group, the parent company of Arizona Mills Mall announced they are closing all their locations including Arizona Mills and Phoenix Premium Outlets starting at 7 p.m. on March 18.

1:29 p.m.: 

The Senate has approved a House-passed coronavirus relief package that includes provisions for free testing for COVID-19 and paid emergency leave, clearing the measure for President Donald Trump's signature. Click here for more information.

1:15 p.m.:

Stocks are closing sharply lower as fears of a prolonged coronavirus-induced recession take hold. Latest from Wall Street here.

11:45 a.m.:

An employee who worked at the Cincinnati Reds spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the ballclub announced Wednesday. CLICK HERE for full story.

10:53 a.m.: 

Show Low becomes the ninth city if Arizona to declare a state of emergency due to coronavirus concerns. Click here for a list of all Phoenix-area cities impacted.

10:22 a.m. 

President Trump announced a suspension of foreclosures and evictions through April because of the virus outbreak. A growing number of Americans face losing jobs and missing rent and mortgage payments. Click here to read the full story

9:14 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health Services now says there are 27 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

8:21 a.m.

The White House is expected to give an update on coronavirus response at 8:30 a.m. Watch live video here or on 3TV.

7:30 a.m.

Banner announces that no visitors will be allowed at its hospitals starting tomorrow (Thursday, March 19). There are two exceptions -- pediatric patients and moms in labor may each have one person. Click here to read the full story

7 a.m.

* The City of Tempe is set to hold a meeting this morning regarding a possible state of emergency declaration. 

* Stocks open down again amid concerns of the impact of the coronavirus on the economy.

1 a.m.

Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort announced closures of their casinos and hotels that begin today at 4 a.m. and last until March 31. They have joined Gila River Hotels and Casinos in closing. Desert Diamond Casino in the west Valley is still open. Click here to read the full story.

Tuesday News

11 p.m.

El Mirage and Pinetop-lakeside join other Arizona cities in declaring a state of emergency

8:36 p.m. 

Navajo Nation announces a second coronavirus case-- bringing the state total to 21.

4 p.m.

The Phoenix Zoo announced Tuesday that it would be closing to the public until further notice amid coronavirus concerns. The closure is effective Wednesday, March 18. Read full story HERE.

1:33 p.m.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego posted a video on Twitter, in which she explained her decision on declaring the state of emergency. Watch the video below.

12:49 p.m.: 

Tweet from Mayor Gallego: "Based on input from healthcare professionals, business leaders,& community members, PHX is declaring a state of emergency forcing immediate closure of bars & moving restaurants to delivery/take-out/drive-thru only starting 8PM tonight. @cityoftucson joins"

11:09 a.m.:

There are now 20 confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services released the new numbers just after 11 a.m. Overnight, there were a total of three new cases which would have brought the total to 21. However, one previous presumptive case was ruled out in Maricopa County. Click here for the latest information. 

10:46 a.m.:

The Navajo County Public Health Department announced on Tuesday morning that a Navajo County resident has been diagnosed with coronavirus. The Navajo County Public Health Services District is investigating the case and checking any close contacts that may have been exposed. 

10:36 a.m.:

The Arizona Department of Health now "strongly recommends" dining establishments in areas of community spread (Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties) to discourage dine-in traffic and provide pick up and drive-thru. If dine-in options are provided, social distancing measures should be implemented. More on this soon.

10:00 a.m.:

The White House was asking Congress on Tuesday to approve a sweeping emergency stimulus package to help businesses and taxpayers cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to watch the full video.

9:13 a.m.:

There have been no new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The Arizona Department of Health Services updated the number of people tested on Tuesday morning. A total of 200 people have been tested in Arizona. 

8:36 a.m.:

The Coconino County Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that drive-up coronavirus swab testing is now available at Fort Tuthill County Park. 

7:54 a.m.:

The White House is expected to give an update on coronavirus response at 8:30 a.m. Watch live video here or on 3TV.

7:25 a.m.:

Many Phoenix-area restaurants and businesses are either modifying their schedules or closing to help stop the spread of coronavirus. For list of businesses, click here. For the complete list of restaurants, click here.


Monday News

10:30 p.m.

Maricopa County courts have cancelled jury selection through March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

9 p.m.

Flagstaff restricts food/drink services and closes entertainment businesses.

7:09 p.m.

Mesa decides to suspend utility shut-offs for those with delinquent accounts during the coronavirus pandemic. They will still receive a delinquent notice in the mail but their electricity, gas or water won't be turned off.

5:57 p.m.

The Diocese of Phoenix suspends all weekday and Sunday Masses and ask all public gatherings be canceled. More info here.

4:37 p.m.:

The City of Avondale has announced the cancellation of sports leagues, programs, and events.

4:34 p.m.:

Scottsdale Fashion Week is postponed until September 24-27. The event will still feature the same venues as originally planned.

3:46 p.m.:

Relentless Beats, producers of Phoenix Lights Music Festival, have made the decision to postpone Phoenix Lights Music Festival until October 2 and 3, later this year. Organizers say they will do what they can to keep as much of the existing lineup intact as possible.

3:20 p.m.:

Arizona's Presidential Preference Election will proceed as planned on Tuesday, according to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. Read the full story here.

2:15 p.m.:

Arizona State University is extending its online classes through the end of the spring semester due to the coronavirus threat. Read the full story here

1:17 p.m.: 

Dow dives 13%, worst drop in three decades, as fears deepen that coronavirus will throw global economy into recession. For more information, click here

12:29 p.m.:

During a press conference at the White House. President Donald Trump encourages all Americans to avoid groups of more than 10 to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Click here to read the full story.

11:48 a.m.:

Restaurant chain Pei Wei announces they will be closing their dine-in seating until further notice. They said Takeout and delivery options will be available at all locations from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

MLB announces they are pushing back their opening day to mid-May at earliest, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Click here to read the full story.

10:22 a.m.:

The Arizona Interscholastic Association says they are not postponing or canceling spring sports championships at this time. In the statement, the organization said they “keep all processes in place for postseason tournaments. If the spring championship season extends for any period of time, the AIA will be ready to conduct tournaments in their entirety.”

9:08 a.m.: 

There are several new cases of the coronavirus in Arizona. There is now a total of 18 in the state. There are six confirmed cases from the commercial laboratory and 12 Arizona State Public Health. 

8:40 a.m.:

The City of Scottsdale is suspending all after school programs. Click here for more information.


8:36 a.m.:

The City of Surprise is canceling or postponing all city-sponsored events until May 10. Click here for more information. 


7:17 a.m.:

If you're looking for resources for your child while school is out, Arizona's Family has dedicated a page to help you. 


 

6:33 a.m.:

Election officials in Arizona say they’ll be prepared for Democrats to vote in their party’s presidential primary Tuesday despite the unprecedented cloud of a global pandemic and pleas by public health officials to avoid unnecessary social interactions. To read more on this story, click here.


Sunday News

11:04 p.m.:

Tempe city leaders have decided to close all city facilities effective March 16 through March 27 in an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus. This includes the following locations: 

  • Tempe Public Library
  • Kiwanis Recreation Center
  • Escalante Community Center
  • North Tempe Multi-Generational Center
  • Westside Multi-Generational Center
  • Tempe Center for the Arts
  • Pyle Adult Recreation Center
  • Cahill Senior Center
  • Tempe History Museum
  • Edna Vihel Arts Center
  • All Tempe historic properties

9:07 p.m.:

The Arizona State University Foundation announced late Sunday night that organizers have decided to postpone Sun Devil Giving Day. Officials said in light of the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has placed on the university, the difficult decision was made as to not distract people from their highest personal and professional priorities. A foundation spokesperson said more information will be made available at a future date.

8:02 p.m.:

Medieval Times announced a temporary closure of their Arizona location beginning Monday, March 16, lasting through Tuesday, March 31, as recommended by state officials. In a statement, Medieval Times President, Perico Montaner said the decision to temporarily close comes down to their conscience and goodwill toward their team members, guests, and community.

7:45 p.m.:

The City of Phoenix has announced beginning Monday morning, all city libraries, indoor parks, and recreation facilities will be temporarily closed until further notice. The added measures are being taken based on the new recommendations from health experts, including the CDC and state leaders.

6:13 p.m.:

SRP has decided to temporarily stop disconnection for non-payment for all customers and waive late fees during the pandemic. "The decision was made in light of the coronavirus outbreak to ease the potential economic burden on customers." 

5:38 p.m.:

The 20th Anniversary of the Phoenix Film Festival scheduled to be held March 26 to April 5 was postponed. For passholders and those who have purchased tickets, the festival will be in touch with them directly soon to explain next steps. Anyone with questions can contact the festival here

5:16 p.m.:

After the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Graham County, its health services department strongly advised residents to limit social contact.  

3:58 p.m.:

Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announce the closure of Arizona schools state-wide. 

1:28 p.m.:

With many schools closing due to the coronavirus outbreak, Valley school districts are working on plans to make sure children don't starve during this outbreak. To see which schools are offering free meals, click here.

12:01 p.m.

The Arizona Education Association says they are calling for students to remain home from schools "until education leaders and state policymakers can present a detailed plan of support that assures students will be returning to safe classrooms and healthy school site."

12:00 p.m.

Pan American Charter Schools announced they will be closing for schools for two weeks due to the coronavirus.

The Fountain Hills Unified School District says they will now close all schools and the transportation bus barn beginning Monday, March 16th for one week.

11:00 a.m. 

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone says that MCSO will suspend access into their jail facilities for volunteer or supplemental services. Penzone said the directive will not affect access for court ordered interactions or legal obligations.

10:30 a.m.:

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego says that the city has halted all financial evictions from city-owned housing during the coronavirus outbreak. 

9:45 a.m.:

The Laveen School District announced they are cancelling classes beginning on Mar. 16.

9:25 a.m.:

The Pima County Health Department announced there was a third presumptive positive case of coronavirus in the county. The latest case is is an older adult currently recovering in an area hospital.

9:20 a.m.:

All Saints’ Episcopal Day School in Central Phoenix announced Friday that remote learning would start March 16. They are expecting to return to campus on Mar. 30, but may change due to the outbreak.

9:00 a.m.: 

The Arizona Department of Health Services released their latest numbers for sunday with no changes. The coronavirus state cases remains at 12. 

 

8:55 a.m.:

BASIS Charter Schools sent a note to parents and students that they will be closed starting on Monday, March 16. The district says they will immediately prepare their schools for distance learning and plan for online learning to begin on Tuesday, March 17.

8:45 a.m.:

The Creighton School District said that all of their schools will be closed following their spring break.


Saturday News

11:13 p.m.:

Mesa Public Schools said campuses will be closed on Mar. 16 for now. "At this time, we do not know how long students will not be reporting to school," said the Dr. Pete Lesar, the interim superintendent. 

8:15 p.m.:

University of Arizona announces that as of Mar. 14 classes will be online for the rest of the semester. 

8:00 p.m.:

Liberty Elementary School District is closing until April 3. The will be conducting classes online.

7:00 p.m.:

Retail Stores have modified hours to allow employees to clean and stock products.

Safeway / Albertsons – Stores will close an hour earlier and open an hour later than regularly posted hours. Store hours vary by location, so check with your local store.

Walmart – Starting March 15, Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.   

Bashas’ – Effective Sunday, March 15th, Bashas’ store hours are temporarily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

5:33 p.m.:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) will be opening day camps at three of its Valley branch locations on Monday, March 16 to serve community needs. 

5:30 p.m.:

The Buckeye Elementary School District is extending spring break until Mar. 20 as well. Another board meeting will be scheduled soon.

4:38 p.m.:

J.O. Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley is extending spring break through Mar. 20, at a minimum. "The closure of our schools may create hardship for some of our students, families and staff," the district said. 

4:30 p.m.:

The Havasupai Tribal Council has passed Resolution No. 10-20 which will suspend tourism from March 16-April 14, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Tourists that are already in Supai will be allowed to remain in the Canyon through Monday, March 16. At that time, all tourists will need to vacate the Canyon.

2:45 p.m.:

Lakeshore Music, Inc., announced that its Mar 21 concert, featuring Hot Club of San Francisco, as well as its April 25 concert, featuring Cuban jazz pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa, have been canceled.

1:41 p.m.:

City of Mesa’s Museum Discovery Day on Mar. 15 is being postponed to a future date. All three Arts and Culture Department museums will remain open normal hours for now.

12:34 p.m.:

A two-week closure was placed for St. Francis Xavier. It will include a break from all school activities and events. "As we continue to provide updates we will look at each activity independently and communicate what the plan will be moving forward for each."

10:47 a.m.: 

Turf Paradise announced it's ending its season immediately due to the Coronavirus, and "to assist Arizona in slowing the spread of the illness." Live racing will resume in October. 

9:55 a.m.:

The Maricopa County Public Health announced there was a fourth presumptive positive case of coronavirus in the county. The latest case is a woman in her 30’s, who is isolated and recovering at home.

9:00 a.m.:

The Phoenix Elementary School District #1 announced Friday night their schools will be closed for at least one week, effective Monday, March 16. 

9:00 a.m.:

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced a first positive case was reported in Graham County. The Pima Unified School District say that students at Pima Elementary School were possibly exposed to the virus after a staff member, who had been exposed to Coronavirus was tested positive. Click here for more information

8:30 a.m.:

The Pat Tillman Foundation announced that Pat’s Run 2020 is going virtual on Saturday, April 18. Instead of gathering in Tempe, the organization is encouraging the public to run 4.2 miles individually. Click here for more information. 


Friday News

10:24 p.m.: 

In effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in its community, Pendergast Elementary School District closed until further notice. 

9:38 p.m.: 

One of the two presumptive positive coronavirus cases in Pima County was discovered to be a Pima Unified School District employee.

8:25 p.m.:

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry announced that visitation at all state prison complexes will be suspended for 30 days, effective immediately. 

8:21 p.m.:

It was announced that students in the Agua Fria Union High School District will not be going to classes starting Monday, Mar. 16. This will continue possibly until Mar. 27. 

7:24 p.m.: 

Balsz School District said it was necessary for its institutions to close for at least a week. The shutdown should be from Mar. 16 to Mar. 20. The closures may go for longer. 

7:22 p.m.: 

Scottsdale Unified School District is closed to students and the public, starting Monday, Mar. 16. It should stay closed until at least Friday, Mar. 27 as well.

7:02 p.m.: 

Tolleson Union High School District won't have classes for the next two weeks. The shutdown starts Monday, Mar. 16, and should end by Mar. 27. 

6:38 p.m.:

For the health and safety of its community, the Littleton Elementary School District is canceling classes from now until Mar. 20.

5:50 p.m.:

Although no coronavirus cases were reported in its community, Gilbert Public School District is closing its educational institutions. "Therefore, as of Tuesday, March 17, all GPS schools will be closed until further notice to support statewide and national efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19," the district said in a statement.

5:28 p.m.:

Litchfield Elementary School District decided to close due to the virus impact. "Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all Litchfield schools and departments will be closed until further notice," the district said in a statement. 

5:16 p.m.:

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is temporarily closing, effective March 14 and lasting through March 31. Updates on the closure can be found on the museum's website.

5:12 p.m.:

The Phoenix Union High School District also confirmed on Friday that schools will be closing. The schools will be closed for at least one week. However, the closures could be extended. 

3:43 p.m.:

The Isaac School District stated that it would close all of its schools as of Monday, March 16 for two weeks, reopening on Monday, March 30. 

3:40 p.m.:

The Roosevelt School District No. 66 Facebook page stated that all Roosevelt schools "would be closed until further notice beginning March 16, 2020."

3:26 p.m.:

Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale announced on Friday it will be closing. While it has not seen any positive COVID-19 cases, the hotel will shut down starting on March 15 at 2 p.m. It plans to re-open on April 2. Read more here.

1:55 p.m.: 

The 32nd annual Chandler Ostrich Festival has been postponed. The City of Chandler and organizers said they will work together to find an alternative date for the festival. It's the first time ever the event has been postponed. View statement here.

1:41 p.m.:

Organizers have postponed the 40th annual Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade. It was originally scheduled for April 4-5. The events will be rescheduled for the fall of 2020, with new dates to be announced soon. Read the statement from the organization here.

1:20 p.m.:

American Leadership Academy said it's extending its spring break through March 20 due to the coronavirus.

12:12 p.m.:

The Post Malone concert scheduled for Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix was postponed. Fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets for the rescheduled dates.

12:07 p.m.:

The Judicial Branch of Arizona says prospective jurors who are sick or experiencing symptoms can call the Jury Office at 602-506-5879 to discuss postponing service. Click here for more information.

11:40 a.m.:

The Madison School District posted its "decision to extend Spring Break beyond next week and have school remain closed until further notice" to its website late Friday morning. 

11:38 a.m.:

The Tempe Unified High School District said it will be closed to students starting Monday, March 16. All school activities are canceled, as well. Click here for more TUHSD information.

11:10 a.m.:

The Madison School District has decided to extend spring breaking and have schools remain closed until further notice. More information about this particular school district can be found here. 

10:47 a.m.:

Great Hearts Academies said it would be extending spring break, but hopes to have classes resume on Mar. 23.

10:44 a.m.:

As fears surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue to grow, people are stocking up on supplies. Here in the Phoenix area, we’re seeing massive lines at Costco. 

9:22 a.m.

President Donald Trump is likely to make an emergency declaration on Friday afternoon, a move that would free up more federal resources to combat coronavirus, according to CNN.

READ: Trump is likely to make an emergency declaration on Friday afternoon

9:01 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Health just released new coronavirus numbers. There are still 9 cases in the state. 143 people have been tested and 40 tests are pending results. 

8:24 a.m.:

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally says the Trump administration “has taken the right steps to protect Americans” from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Watch her full interview on "Good Morning Arizona" in the link below. 

7:30 a.m.:

The Arizona Aloha Festival in Tempe has been cancelled. The City of Tempe has cancelled all city-permitted events due to "health concerns regarding the coronavirus."


7:27 a.m.: 

Luke Days Airshow has been cancelled due to growing concerns about coronavirus. The show was scheduled at Luke Air Force base on March 21 -22. 


Thursday News

10:58 p.m.: 

Tempe Elementary School District said in a tweet that all Tempe elementary schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16. Students will not return from spring break until further notice.

8:14 p.m.:

Osborn School District released a letter saying they will be closing schools temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The letter stated that it's not a matter of if this virus will spread, it’s a matter of when, and that the district "wanted to take proactive measures" to ensure families remain healthy. 

8:13 p.m.:

Kyrene School District announced to its community that it will be closed until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. 

6:53 p.m.:

Cartwright School District in west Phoenix announced on Thursday it is closing all its schools until further notice.

"We understand this will cause great inconvenience but we stand with officials in our commitment to stop the coronavirus spread. We believe this proactive measure will keep our families safe. As you already know, during spring break we are disinfecting all schools and district facilities and we will continue to use sanitary methods to keep our school community safe," said district superintendent Dr. LeeAnn-Aguilar Lawlor in a statement. There is more info on their website.

6:16 p.m.:

Universal Studios Hollywood have announced they will be temporarily closing on March 14 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

5:34 p.m.:

Disney closes Walt Disney World, its flagship theme park resort in Orlando, Florida, because of the global pandemic. The company also announced the closure of Disneyland Paris and the suspension of all new departures with the Disney Cruise Line.The virus, which has spread worldwide, has now shuttered the gates of all eleven Disney theme parks across North America, Europe and Asia.

4:10 p.m.:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it is suspending all public gatherings due to coronavirus concerns.

3:55 p.m.:

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said during a phone call with school superintendents statewide on Thursday afternoon she is recommending schools remain open for the time being, despite fears of the coronavirus spreading.

3:15 p.m.: 

Grand Canyon University is moving to online classes, starting March 23. This comes minutes after Northern Arizona University made the same decision. Arizona State University and University of Arizona made those decisions on Wednesday. 


2:55 p.m.:

ALL schools in Alhambra Elementary District to close schools on March 16 due to coronavirus. There are no known cases in the district right now.

2:45 p.m.: 

Northern Arizona University will transition to online instruction.

The school announced on Thursday afternoon that online instruction will move digitally for at least two weeks, starting Monday, March 23.


1:43 p.m.:

Disneyland and California Adventure are closing until at least the end of the month.


1:23 p.m.:

The NCAA cancels the remaining winter and spring championships, including the Division I men's and women's basketball tournament.

1:10 p.m.: 

The Dow lost more than 2,300 points, or 10% on Thursday alone. 

12:20 p.m.: 

2020 MLB Opening Day to be delayed by at least two weeks due to coronavirus. Spring training games have immediately stopped. 

11:33 a.m.:

There are several events that have been impacted by the coronavirus. A list of Arizona-related closures can be found in the link below. 


11:28 a.m.:

Major League Baseball is expected to announce the cancellation of the remainder of the spring training schedules in both Arizona and Florida, according to ESPN. The start of the regular season is also expected to be postponed. 

 

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