KOLD Fact Finders

  KOLD News 13 answers your COVID-19 questions

On Friday, Jan. 22, Brook Wagner, Bud Foster, Shaley Sanders, and Megan McNeil hosted a live-virtual Q&A to get you the information needed.

  Fact Finders: Do I have to live/work in a county to receive a vaccine there?

  FACT FINDERS: Here’s how you can sign up online for COVID-19 vaccine

  FAST FINDERS: Out-of-state nurses arrive in biggest numbers yet

  FACT FINDERS: Can you mix and match vaccines?

  FACT FINDERS: How many COVID-19 vaccine doses will Arizona get this week?

FACT FINDERS: Should you get vaccinated when you have COVID-19?

Continued Coverage

  Fact Finders: Is the vaccine rollout slow in Arizona?

Fact Finders: Difficultly booking a vaccine appointment

  Fact Finders: Should pregnant or breast feeding women get COVID-19 vaccine?

  Fact Finders: Essential workers next up for vaccine

  Fact Finders: Can Canadian snowbirds get the vaccine faster in Arizona?

  Fact Finders: Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine and when?

  Fact Finders: How to volunteer with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The state health department says they're looking for volunteers as they roll out the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's how you can help.

Fact Finders: Can snowbirds get the COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona?

Can visitors from out-of-state or out of the country get the COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona? What if they got their first dose already somewhere else? We got answers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Fact Finders: What Arizona is doing about adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine

After reports of some allergic reactions to the vaccine in the UK, ADHS Director Dr. Christ addresses what actions Arizona is taking to help keep people safe.

  Fact Finders: Could the COVID-19 vaccine be required for medical workers or for kids to go to school?

Will Arizona mandate that the COVID-19 vaccine be part of the required childhood immunizations in order to attend school? The state health director addresses that issue and also if medical workers may be made to get the shot as well.

Fact Finders: Can you petition to get the COVID-19 vaccine sooner?

  Deadline approaching to remove campaign signs

Fact Finders: Selfie? Think Again. Rules for taking photos and videos at the polls

  Fact Finders: Will what you wear keep you from voting at the polls?

Fact Finders: My driver’s license is expired. Can I still use it to vote?

  Fact Finders: I voted early, but changed my mind. Can I vote at the polls?

  FACT FINDERS: My loved one passed away, will their vote still count?

The Pima County Recorder says they are tracking every ballot that comes through.

  FACT FINDERS: Arizona law allows workers paid time off to vote on Election Day

You or your employer may not be aware of this state law.

Reminder: 13-week extension of unemployment benefits available in Arizona

Eligible individuals who exhausted the 26 weeks of state benefits can request extra help through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.

  Fact Finders: Paper Towels vs. Air Dryers? Researchers look at hand-drying debate

University of Arizona researchers went through hundreds of studies on hand hygiene.

  Pima County not worried about supply of influenza vaccine

COVID-19 is about to meet influenza, and experts are worried about a “twindemic”, the overlapping epidemics of both the flu and the coronavirus.

  Do face shields stop the spread of COVID-19?

Researchers used a mannequin to test face shields, masks with valves and more.

  A “Twindemic:” State leaders, health professionals share concern as flu season, COVID-19 are set to collide

Health experts stress the importance of getting a flu shot this year.

Fact Finders: Can FedEx, UPS step in with mail-in ballots?

Reports: Sending your ballot through a private company could cause more issues.

Fact Finders: “Hundreds of thousands” of fraud claims flagged by AZDES

A man said he received a debit card form the Arizona Department of Economic Security. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Fact Finders: Are mail-sorting machines being removed from Tucson locations?

Customer concerned over rumor after stopping by a local post office.

  Fact Finders: New study finds neck gaiters may be worse than not wearing a mask

Researchers say some masks don't work at all to prevent the spread.

Fact Finders: Social media rumors regarding stamps on your mail-in ballot

Woman worried her vote won't count after seeing posts on Facebook.

  Inmates in Tucson stage peaceful walkout over COVID-19 concerns

Inmates at the Whetstone Unit in Tucson staged a peaceful walkout on Thursday evening. The demonstration stemmed from concerns about the spread of COVID-19 inside the facility.

  Fact Finders: Food safety precautions inside Arizona prisons

The department said gloves are worn by anyone preparing food, and each day after meals are served, a cleaning team comes in to deep-clean the kitchen and dining area.

  Fact Finders: COVID-19 slows down funerary process in Pima County

Pima County Medical Examiner offering help for hospitals, funeral homes dealing with a backlog.

  FACT FINDERS: What does ‘cohort’ mean in returning to school?

Schools will put students into groups and keep those groups consistent to narrow children’s exposure to COVID-19.

  Fact Finders: Eviction concerns under CARES Act a potential ‘tsunami of terror'

Researcher finds dozens of landlords may have violated federal law

Fact Finders: Pima County complaints process for masks, restaurants

The county has received hundreds of complaints regarding masks, social distancing and safety measures at businesses or restaurants.

  Fact Finders: UA researchers look at best (and worst) materials for masks

Study compared nontraditional, household items you may be using to make masks.

  Fact Finders: How secure is my vote-by-mail ballot?

IT staff works alongside the Pima County government’s IT staff to make sure security measures are in place and tested.

Fact Finders: Do businesses, restaurants have to share COVID-19 cases with you?

The Pima County Health Department shares requirements in reporting cases.

Fact Finders: Will a COVID-19 liability waiver hold up in court?

Business owners could be asking for a signature before service during the coronavirus.

Fact Finders: Three things a liability waiver needs to have

Legal experts say more businesses may be thinking about liability waivers when reopening during the coronavirus.

  Fact Finders: Will hand sanitizer, masks hold up in your hot car?

Fire experts weigh in on warnings about hand sanitizer exploding in a hot car.

  Fact Finders: More businesses may add liability waivers. Do customers have to sign?

Requirement for gym or physical activity may now be 'new normal' for range of businesses amid COVID-19

  Fact Finders: I don’t feel comfortable keeping my travel plans with COVID-19. Can I get a refund?

The BBB says COVID-19 doesn't exactly cancel a contract or agreement.

  Fact Finders: COVID-19 impacts on Tucson UPS workers, deliveries

An increase in packages & staffing changes could be slowing down your delivery.

  Towns loosen restrictions so Arizona restaurants can expand seating to comply with social distancing

The professor said outdoor dining is showing to be safer than any indoor plan.

Fact Finders: Businesses at a higher risk to claims related to COVID-19

Lawyer talks liability lawsuits that businesses could face.

  Fact Finders: Can a customer prove they caught COVID-19 at a particular business?

Lawyer talks liability as businesses start to reopen in Arizona.

Fact Finders Update: A deceased relative received a stimulus payment. Here’s to how to return it

New guidance on how to return an incorrect stimulus payment to the IRS.

  Fact Finders: Businesses need a plan to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Businesses need to have a plan in place for employees and customers as they return during the spread of COVID-19.

Fact Finders: Employers dealing with workers making more on unemployment

With the increase in the weekly amount of unemployment compensation, employers may find employees not wanting to return to work.

  Fact Finders: Understanding new labor and employment laws when reopening

Owners need to understand how the new laws work to avoid claims for violating them.

Fact Finders: What to do if COVID-19 relief check doesn’t include money for dependents

Learn more about the relief check ar IRS.gov.

Fact Finders: Reopening your business? What employers need to know to stay out of legal trouble

Legal expert says there is a risk for employers in deciding who to bring back.

  Fact Finders: How to return a stimulus payment sent to a dead relative

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said families need to return the money.

  Fact Finders: Calls increase to Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center

Health experts say the current lifestyle for many is a "perfect storm" for potential of accidental poisonings.

Fact Finders: COVID-19 and funerals

There is currently no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of COVID-19.

  Fact Finders: New guidelines to protect your pets during coronavirus outbreak

The CDC recommends social distancing, avoiding contact with pets if sick.

  Fact Finders: Is intimacy during the coronavirus outbreak safe?

Health experts weigh in on social distancing while staying home with a partner.

KOLD News 13 COVID-19 Fact Finders: Submit your questions, we will get you the answers

The KOLD News 13 COVID-19 Fact Finders team is here to answer your questions.

Fact Finders: Employee rights during COVID-19 spread

Following the Families First Coronavirus Response Act guidelines.

Fact Finders: Tracking recovered COVID-19 cases in Pima County

Health department hoping for aggressive contact tracing soon.

  FACT FINDERS: COVID-19 and Food Safety

Our Fact Finders team received a question about food safety and COVID-19.

  FACT FINDERS: How long does the coronavirus live on different items, surfaces?

While studies show the virus can live for several hours, the CDC says transmission to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented.

Fact Finders: Does a landlord have to tell you about a neighbor’s positive case?

Do tenants or residents have any legal obligations in reporting positive cases?

FACT FINDERS: How Reliable are a COVID-19 tests?

If you or a loved one tests positive for COVID-19, it is almost certainly correct.

  Fact Finders: Do ibuprofen and other common medications make COVID-19 symptoms worse?

“The idea that Ibuprofen causes harm is very far overblown right now on social media."

  Mt. Lemmon General Store & Gift Shop receives loan, hopes to keep employees on payroll

The store has seen a 74 percent decline in sales.

  Fact Finders: Does wearing contact lenses increase your risk of catching COVID-19?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology shares suggestions to keep you healthy.

FACT FINDERS: Small Business Administration says its approved $3B in loans in Arizona

The SBA has approved more than one million loans nationwide.

COVID-19 Fact Finders: Answering Your Questions

We highlighted common questions from you and answered them with information from the Center for Disease Control.

  Fact Finders: Small Business Administration explains how loan advance will work

The Small Business Administration is notifying applicants of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan of how the $10,000 advance will work.

  Fact Finders: Can a single symptom lead to a positive COVID-19 case?

Health experts say some people who test positive for the virus won't show any symptoms.

  FACT FINDERS: CARES Act waives required minimum distributions for 2020

Even though the CARES Act waives RMDs this year, you can still make a withdrawal if you need to.

  FACT FINDERS: The CARES Act allows no-penalty withdrawals from retirement accounts

A provision in the CARES Act allows investors to take penalty-free distributions from IRAs and qualified retirement plans up to $100,000.

  Fact Finders: Can my pet get coronavirus?

CDC: If you are sick with COVID-19, you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.