COVID-19 Updates

By PRT Staff The Patagonia Regional Times is aware that in this unprecedented environment our readers are looking for up-to-date and reliable information regarding the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our commitment to bring you relevant and important local news you need, the PRT will update this page bi-weekly as we receive new information. Save […]

County Has 3000 Test Kits Left

By Aisha Sander Aug. 4, 2020 Santa Cruz County procured 5000 COVID-19 PCR test kits for the testing blitzes in Nogales, Rio Rico and Patagonia of which close to 2000 were used. The county administered 930 tests in Nogales, 776 tests in Rio Rico and 209 tests in Patagonia. Jeff Terrell, the Director of Environmental […]

Contact Tracing in SCC

By Aisha Sander July 30, 2020 Contact tracing is one of the most important components of the public health response to COVID-19. For decades before the current crisis, tracers were tracking exposures during the HIV epidemic, for sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and for other highly contagious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). One of the most […]