Your Southern AZ COVID-19 PM Update for Friday, June 5: What We've Covered Today

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Here are the stories we covered for you today, and a few stories you may have missed from this past week.

  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona surpassed 24,000 as of Friday, June 5, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. That's a single-day jump of more than 1,500 cases.
  • While international conventions outlaw the US from using chemical agents in warfare, we still use them on our own citizens. In response to a wave of national riots and police tear-gassing, Banner Health’s Poison and Drug Information Center recently shared a list of safety tips if the public is exposed to these riot control agents.
  • A new Trump appointee to the United States’ foreign aid agency In her June 5 video address to the community, has a history of online posts denouncing liberal democracy and has said that the country is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda.”
  • In her June 5 video address to the community, Pima County Health Department Director Theresa Cullen had a simple message for anyone planning to attend this Saturday’s rally at the University of Arizona: Don’t forget about COVID-19.
And just in case you missed it this past week:
  • If you're looking for something to do tomorrow with the kids, Marana's Splash Pads will be opening at 10 a.m.
  • If there’s a hole in your heart yearning for live music, look no further than The Gaslight Music Hall’s upcoming drive-in concerts—tickets for which are still available now.
  • This week's Skinny delves into appointed U.S. Sen. Martha McSally's campaign tailspin, but if you need more evidence, here's a new Fox News poll that hit yesterday after our deadline.
  • A candlelight vigil was held in memory of George Floyd here in Tucson.
  • SAACA canceled its summer events and is cautiously moving forward with some of its fall and winter happenings.

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