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La Paz Regional Hospital offers telehealth during pandemic

La Paz Regional Hospital has developed a telehealth option for patients who do not want to visit a health provider in person, or who are quarantined during the current pandemic. Telehealth has emerged as a key solution for medicine worldwide in the last number of weeks. It allows people to book a virtual appointment using a device at home and …

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First COVID-19 related death in La Paz County

A first person in La Paz County has died after being infected by the coronavirus. The La Paz County Health Department was notified yesterday of the fourth positive case in the County. This individual was from the Quartzsite service district area and was admitted to a local hospital. The individual later died. This person was over the age of 65 …

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CRIT Attorney General hits back at Town of Parker over COVID-19 orders

The Attorney General of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Rebecca Loudbear, has hit back at the Town of Parker, calling the Town’s statements on the Tribes’ recent COVID-19 order “a complete misstatement”, exposing decades-old jurisdictional complexity. The Town of Parker is located within the CRIT reservation, so CRIT’s strict stay-at-home order does apply to Indians within the Town, according to …

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Timeline: COVID-19 in La Paz County

La Paz County, Arizona currently has 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19. April 8th: The individual named as the 4th case of COVID-19 dies in hospital. April 7th: The La Paz County Health Department is notified of an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Quartzsite service district, making two cases in that area and the 4th in the County. The service …

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County Attorney Rogers fires former Chief Deputy Karen Hobbs

La Paz County Attorney Tony Rogers has ended the employment of his former Chief Deputy, Karen Hobbs, who is alleging wrongful termination saying he fired her because she’s running against him in the election. Speaking to Parker Live on Monday, Hobbs said she got an email on Friday morning from Rogers saying, “Your help is no longer needed,” terminating her …

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3rd case of COVID-19 confirmed in La Paz County

UPDATE: Additional info. The third COVID-19 case in La Paz County was in the Quartzsite area, according to the Health Department. The person is in hospital outside the County. Close contacts have been advised to quarantine for 14 days. — A third individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in La Paz County. The case is currently under investigation by the La …

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School district answers questions

Parker Unified School District has answered parent questions relating to the COVID-19 closure, with topics including the continuation of the school nutrition program, distance learning and graduation. See their responses below. How long will school be closed? On March 30, 2020, the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has ordered all schools in the state closed through the end of the …

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Mineshaft rescue near Quartzsite

Two individuals were rescued from a mineshaft near Quartzsite, AZ after falling 35 feet, according to law enforcement. “An individual just outside of Quartzsite walked approximately 100 feet back into a mine shaft and then fell 35 feet straight down,” said La Paz County Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby. “Another person attempted to save them and was also stuck, unable to …

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Here’s what CRIT’s strict new resolution actually says

The Tribal Council of the Colorado River Indian Tribes has passed a strict new resolution in an effort to protect the large number of at-risk tribal members from exposure to the coronavirus. The unprecedented resolution includes strict stay-at-home orders, a curfew from 10pm until 5am, closure of all access to the Colorado River within the reservation, a ban on boating, …

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