The licenses are potentially worth millions of dollars. They were established under a 2020 ballot measure’s provision that ensured there would be licenses for “people from communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of previous marijuana laws.”
Twenty-six licenses will go to people who have been disproportionally affected by marijuana laws. The state department of health services says they have received over 1,500 applications.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has decided to update the state's COVID-19 data on a weekly basis following a decline in cases and hospitalizations.
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Friday reported 3,707 new cases of COVID-19 and 63 additional deaths. Over 18,000 deaths from the virus have now been reported.
The state’s pandemic totals rose to 998,164 cases and 18,661 deaths, according to the Department of Health Service’s coronavirus dashboard.
The City of Tempe received $1 million to help a wastewater program, which helps track COVID-19 activity in the area.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ will leave her position on August 27 for a leadership role with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
June 28 is the final day for vaccinations at Gila River Arena in Glendale. Dr. Cara Christ, the director for the Arizona Department of Health Services, speaks to FOX 10's Troy Hayden and Renee Nelson on the closure of the last state-run vaccine site.
Officials with the Arizona Department of Health Services say people will no longer need an appointment to get vaccinated at state-run sites in various major cities within the state.
The Arizona Department of Health is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and local health departments to investigate 298 confirmed vaccine breakthrough cases in the state.
Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, speaks to FOX 10's Troy Hayden as over a million people have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Arizona.
"I apologize for any frustration that you’ve encountered," Ducey said. "This has been a bumpy time. The demand has been so great for this vaccine from so many of our Arizonans."
The U.S. hit a record for the number of vaccines administered in a single day over the weekend, but not everyone has easy access to a shot. Here in Arizona, officials are working to reach some of the most hard-hit communities. FOX 10's Ty Brennan reports.
A Phoenix woman grew concerned after a man knocked on her door attempting to register her for a COVID-19 vaccine. FOX 10 looked into it and it was confirmed to be an effort by the state's health department.
The vaccine, which was endorsed by an FDA expert panel on Feb. 26, could be a game-changer in Arizona's COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
The YMCA is teaming up with Uber and the Arizona Department of Health Services to provide free transportation to seniors who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule a ride, call 602-212-6088 or email email@example.com.
Arizona's top doctor, Dr. Cara Christ, touched on the state's efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, Feb. 12.
Arizona health officials hold a news conference to mark the opening of the new COVID-19 vaccine site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
The second state-run site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will open on Feb. 1. It will be open during daytime hours.
Recreational marijuana sales can start as early as this week and on Jan. 19, the Arizona Department of Health Services opened up applications for dispensaries to get licensed.