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In the early days of the pandemic Coconino County recruited more than a dozen students from Northern Arizona University to work as contact tracers. Melinda Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in NAU’s Interdisciplinary Health program, was part of the monitoring team that follows up with people who have come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Smith about how the work could be emotionally difficult… and also become politicized over time.


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A new study finds that at least 11 people infected with COVID-19 traveled to Arizona and passed the disease to others.

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Americans continue to grapple with isolation, job loss, and uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Health experts say that’s taking a toll on mental wellness. KNAU’s Angela Gervasi reports.

 


 

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Navajo Nation health officials Monday reported five new known cases of COVID-19 and no new recent deaths from the virus.

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has received good and bad marks for his response to the coronavirus crisis.

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