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According to a news release from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's office Friday today, the state has secured a new agreement with Honeywell to produce more than 6 million N95 masks for the state of Arizona over the next 12 months.

By Staff report April 5, 2020
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46 COVID-19 cases in Yavapai County; 14 in Verde Valley
Arizona sees biggest single-day gains in COVID-19 over weekend

The COVID-19 virus infected Arizonans at unprecedented rates over the weekend with the state now reporting 2,269 confirmed cases.

By Dan Engler April 5, 2020
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COVID-19 results to Verde Valley: two-day turnaround typical
Molecular tests go to labs in Tempe, Flagstaff

Test-result turnaround times for COVID-19 have improved over the past few weeks, a Northern Arizona Healthcare official said Thursday. NAH’s chief quality officer, John Mougin, said turnaround from local laboratories has improved over the course of the month of March.

By Jason W. Brooks April 4, 2020
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As of Saturday, there have been 2,019 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 52 deaths reported in Arizona.

By Staff Report April 4, 2020
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich says it's up to Gov. Doug Ducey to make the first decision on whether to let initiative circulators gather signatures online despite a state law to the contrary.

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Conceding there's no way to operate them safely, Gov. Doug Ducey today ordered the shuttering of barbers, beauty parlors, nail salons and spas.

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1,769 COVID-19 cases in Arizona with 41 deaths
41 confirmed cases in Yavapai County; 13 in Verde Valley

There are now 1,769 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona, including 171 new cases in the past 24 hours.

By Dan Engler April 3, 2020
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The most popular hiking trails in the Sedona area are being closed in response to the large number of people hiking during the coronavirus crisis.

By Vyto Starinskas April 3, 2020
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Verde Valley Medical Center currently treating three in-house COVID-19 patients
Northern Arizona Healthcare now provides COVID-19 updates daily on website

As of 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood has three in-house COVID-19 patients who have tested positive, with another seven positive tests pending.

By Bill Helm April 2, 2020
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There are now 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Yavapai County, the county’s Community Health Services office reported Thursday afternoon.

By Dan Engler April 2, 2020
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Through April 30, the Town of Camp Verde will extend the limit of services to the public first enacted on March 18.

By Bill Helm April 2, 2020
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Arizonans hoping to avoid contracting COVID-19 won't be able to get their hands on an experimental drug, at least not legally here in the state.

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A change in operations by the Arizona Department of Corrections could have a considerable impact on how county jails, including those in Yavapai County, conduct some business involving defendants and convicts in the weeks and months ahead.

By Jason W. Brooks April 2, 2020
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The Old Town Mission has seen a steady increase of clients during the last couple of weeks since the pandemic began, according to Executive Director Kelly Wilson.

By Vyto Starinskas April 2, 2020
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Groups trying to put measures on the November ballot are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to let them gather the remaining signatures they need online.

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In the Spirit of Rosie the Riveter, a group of Cottonwood women are sewing hospital gowns and masks for doctors, nurses and staff at the Verde Valley Medical Center.

By Vyto Starinskas April 2, 2020
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Editor’s Note: The Arizona Department of Health Services has not updated testing data in the past 24 hours. The report below only details new caseload information.

By Dan Engler April 2, 2020
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Northern Arizona Healthcare Thursday announced a change in its COVID-19 sample collection dates.

April 2, 2020
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Behind the national, state and local news conferences and public health updates on the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is a lot of confusion, misunderstanding and even some conspiracy theories.

By Nanci Hutson, Special to The Verde Independent April 2, 2020
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Empty store shelves symbolize the frustrations and fears of the COVID-19 pandemic, with toilet paper, rice, beans and water in scant supply and purchasing limits imposed so more customers have a chance to buy such staples.

By Dzevida Sadikovic, Cronkite News April 1, 2020
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There are now 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Verde Valley and 31 total in Yavapai County, according to the Wednesday afternoon update from Yavapai County Community Health Services.

April 1, 2020
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The stay-at-home order issued this week by Gov. Doug Ducey has left some Arizonans asking what they can -- and cannot -- legally do.

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In the latest of what has been a flurry of executive orders, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday directed that veterinarians may now use "telemedicine'' to diagnose and treat animals the same way that medical doctors now use telephone and computer hookups to deal with their two-legged clients. And the reason for it is the same as the others: COVID-19.

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Television and radio broadcasters from around Arizona are joining together to air a town hall conversation with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday night, April 2, 2020. The broadcast will be aired live on this page at 6 p.m.

By Staff Report April 1, 2020
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“We started planning this a week ago when people said they were a bit skittish,” Carrie McCarter, the center’s treasurer, said about closing the center because of restrictions connected to the coronavirus. “When (the lunch crowd) dropped off to six or seven, we know the handwriting was on the wall.”

By Bill Helm April 1, 2020
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City and town governments are adjusting to Gov. Doug Ducey’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” executive order, signed Monday.

By Jason W. Brooks April 1, 2020
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Restaurants in the Verde Valley are struggling with ways to provide takeout food and how to keep customers and staff safe during the coronavirus crisis.

By Vyto Starinskas April 1, 2020
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On March 16, the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a public alert aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

By Miranda Cyr Cronkite News April 1, 2020
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Arizona lawmakers joined local and tribal officials Tuesday calling on the Interior Department to reverse its “reckless” decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch Cronkite News April 1, 2020
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Gov. Doug Ducey’s statewide stay-at-home order doesn’t go far enough to stop Arizonans from leaving their homes, some other elected officials say.

By Luis Zambrano and Christopher Howley Cronkite News April 1, 2020

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