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The first phase of testing will include 3,000 health care workers and first responders in Pima County, as well as 1,500 members of the general public.
Researchers are racing to collect atmospheric and other data, which they can use to determine the extent of the impact of the virus on environmental health.
AZCOVIDTXT will allow people to report the health and wellness condition in their household on a weekly basis through brief surveys on their mobile phones.
Dr. Joe Gerald, an associate professor of public health, helped inform Arizona policymakers during the early stages of the pandemic with weekly reports that identified how COVID-19 was affecting Arizona what the future might bring.
The University of Arizona will provide antibody testing for the state of Arizona, beginning with 250,000 health care workers and first responders.
The newly formed Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union, or ACGU, which includes UArizona virus expert Michael Worobey, will use genomic sequencing to track the new coronavirus.
In response to shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff are designing and manufacturing face shields, intubation hoods, respirators and more.
Students in the College of Medicine – Tucson are screening the local homeless population for COVID-19 symptoms, while also providing meals and supportive care.
With the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control advising people to wear cloth masks in public settings, some UArizona fashion students are sharing their ideas for homemade masks. The fashion minors used materials ranging from hair ties to reusable shopping bags.
UArizona Health Sciences shipped 250 COVID-19 sample collection kits to the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, which has been particularly hard hit by the new coronavirus.