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ADOT shifts to virtual training for truck drivers in Mexico during pandemic

The training is part of a program that started in 2016 to help truck drivers avoid long, costly delays at the border.

Continued wall construction puts border residents on edge amid COVID-19 pandemic

Residents of small border communities say construction workers don't practice safe social distancing on or off the job

Sonoran coronavirus cases concentrated in border town San Luis Rio Colorado

The high number of cases is likely related to the town’s proximity to both Arizona and neighboring Baja California.

Sonora cracks down on harassment of health care workers

Health care workers in Sonora, like other places in the world, have faced harassment and attacks amid coronavirus panic.

As coronavirus spreads, Sonoran cities struggle without Arizona visitors

As the coronavirus spreads on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, tourist towns like Rocky Point are taking a huge hit.

Sonoran authorities will enforce strict stay-at-home order through April 30

Sonorans could be fined, forcibly returned to their homes or arrested if they are caught outside without one of six permitted reasons.

Sonora considers harsher measures to control coronavirus spread

Health experts proposed a list of new measures and sanctions amid a lack of compliance with existing stay-at-home orders.

Group suspends efforts to protect endangered vaquita during pandemic

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says it will resume operations to protect the small porpoise in the Gulf of California as soon as it's safe.

Mexico declares state of emergency as pandemic escalates

The government is extending the stay at home recommendation until April 30, insisting on hygiene and personal distancing.

Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.

Officials take temperatures of southbound border crossers in Nogales, Sonora

The U.S. has closed the border with Mexico to all "non-essential" travel, but Mexico has not yet broadly implemented similar restrictions.

Immigration attorneys, turned away without protective gear, call for detention center closures

Arizona attorneys say they can't find protective equipment required to visit clients, putting their cases in danger.

Sonoran governor declares health emergency, orders nonessential businesses closed

Gov. Claudia Pavlovich says essential activities include the supply of food, medicine, water, electricity and others will continue.

Mexico enters phase two of strategy against coronavirus

The plan includes closing schools until April 19, canceling events of more than 100 people.

Sonora maquila industry hopes strong COVID-19 measures ward off closures

A spokesperson says the industry is hoping anti-coronavirus measures can help keep Nogales' export manufacturing plants running.

Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe

The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.

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