On Wendesday, Jan. 20, Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson granted businesses a preliminarily injunction to remain open past 10 p.m. In a statement, the Pima County Board of Supervisors said they’ll be appealing the ruling.
Right now, nearly 206,000 Arizonans are relying on the CARES Act unemployment benefits to sustain themselves. However, those benefits are set to expire on Saturday, Dec. 26, leaving thousands like Brian Penny in limbo.
The Navajo Nation is experiencing a high rate of daily COVID-19 cases leading to an additional three-week lockdown. As of Monday, the reservation had more than 18,000 confirmed cases with ICU beds at 100% capacity.
Despite the CDC advising everyone to stay home this holiday season, thousands are still traveling by airfare. Airport officials estimate that about 80,000 people will travel through Tucson from Nov. 21st through Nov. 30th.