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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of countless time-honored rituals. Maribel Alvarez in the School of Anthropology says creating new rituals can help ease the pain.
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 this year's county fairs canceled, 4-H agents, volunteers and UArizona Cooperative Extension employees across Arizona have come together to offer 4-H youth the opportunity to show off their projects virtually.
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.
UArizona researchers are testing wastewater across the country to trace coronavirus prevalence in communities and help public health officials better prepare for the future.
As COVID-19 continues to impact so many aspects of life, faculty in a range of disciplines are finding ways to use the global health crisis as a teachable moment in class.