Tempe continues to test wastewater for COVID-19

It began during the opioid epidemic as a way to track the dangerous drug, but during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tempe transitioned a program to tracking COVID in the city's wastewater system. The city is still doing that, even as the most acute phases of the pandemic came and went.

Tucson father convicted in clash over school COVID-19 mandates

In September 2021, cellphone video showed Kelly Walker and two other men in the doorway of an office at Mesquite Elementary School. They stated they would make a "citizen’s arrest" of the principal. Walker was upset his child would have to isolate and miss a school field trip because of possible exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Judge tosses Arizona suit over limits on COVID-19 relief funds

A judge has dismissed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s demands that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools that don’t have mask requirements or that close due to outbreaks.

Families now deciding if they want to get their kids the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Young families like the Thorstesens have some decisions to make regarding the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for infants and toddlers. Dr. Andrew Carroll has the pediatric doses of Pfizer and is ready to administer them in his Chandler office. He says it’s important to get the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to protect the child and other family members.