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Pinal County is a county where people need to wear masks. I had the COVID-19 virus. I am still recovering. You guys are not following the rules. These people need to wear a mask. I got the … more
In 1983, Ronald Reagan was president, Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, TV viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of M*A*S*H*, and Maria Maskell joined Arizona Public Service. more
After reading your letter in the Independent on Nov. 28, 2020, I just have one thing to say — ”Mr. Megee, mind your own business.” There is no reason whatsoever to wear a mask … more
Florence is staying with the status quo when it comes to masks and social distancing in fighting COVID-19.Vice Mayor John Anderson proposed making masks a requirement for everyone in public spaces. more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey refused Wednesday to impose new restrictions or mandates on individuals even as his own health chief warned of an increasing number of Arizonans becoming infected with COVID-19. more
PHOENIX (AP) — With Arizona reporting a daily average of 1,900 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, Gov. Doug Ducey has urged residents to be careful amid the surging coronavirus outbreak. more
In reply to the comment by Paul Playford (“Too many ignore mask mandates,” Daily Independent, Oct. 12, 2020), we have to agree with him and his wife regarding the lack of people wearing … more
Herman Cain caught the virus at Trump’s Tulsa rally and died. Four people from Trump’s Minnesota rally caught the virus, three are in the hospital, one on a ventilator. And Trump’s … more
My fellow Americans, Amazon has a product that zaps the COVID-19 virus, the cold virus, and even the flu virus! It keeps the virus that floats in the air like dust from entering your body, and … more
Rolling back mask and distancing mandates now will reverse gains in slowing the spread. Banner Health, Arizona’s largest health care system, is strongly opposed to any decision or consideration … more
Banner Health is banking mask mandates and continued social distancing as a way to  slow the spread of COVID-19, and says rolling back mandates could reverse the state's progress. Banner, the … more
I would like the opportunity to respond to recent the letter by Kathleen O’Brien-Lawrence (“Merchants, masks, money madness,” Daily Independent, Sept. 14, 2020). First, there … more
In his recent article (“Mask up to protect lives, protect economy,” Daily Independent, Sept. 8, 2020), Dr. Richard Strand quoted a estimate of 30,000 to 40,000 lives that could be saved … more
I want to remind us all that the COVID-19 pandemic, despite some recent improvements, is most definitely not yet over. more
I am one of many retired RNs living in Sun City West, and like Joe Vogel, respiratory therapist of 25 years (“People do not want to catch COVID-19”) and the rest of my colleagues, we … more
As Maricopa County Department of Public Health and its partners continue their work to fight the spread of COVID-19, residents are reminded that they have an important role to play in slowing the … more
Arizona does not currently have an Executive Order or law requiring individuals to wear face masks in public; however, the governor’s Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger Executive Order (2020-36), effective May 16, 2020, requires businesses that are reopening to take specific precautions including: “providing necessary protective equipment.” more
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today announced the state has secured a new agreement with Honeywell to produce more than six million N95 masks for the state of Arizona over the next 12 months. Upon … more
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