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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Tentative FY 2021 Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on&n...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Weekly Update (May 15): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 15th Includes:

  • "Stay Home” Order Expires; Physical Distancing Still Encouraged
  • Guidance for Going Out in Public
  • Face Masks and Coverings
  • Testing
  • Returning to Work
  • Help Finding A Job
  • Additional Assistance
  • County Operations ...
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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

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PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Weekly Update (May 8): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Reopening
  • Testing
  • Job Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Assistance for Women and Children
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Emergencies
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Maricopa County Continues Restaurant Inspections During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (May 7, 2020) – The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department’s inspection of restaurants and other essential food operations has continued as normal with more than 900 inspections conducted each week since the executiv...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Board Approves Agreement With Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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On May 6, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a Use Management Agreement between the County and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) to develop and maintain a nature and wildlife conservation center at McDowell Mountain Regional Par...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Board Approves Spending Guidelines for CARES Act Funding

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending guidelines to disperse more than $398 million during 2020.  This money was distributed to Maricopa County by the U.S. Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

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May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • “Stay Home” Order Extended
  • Testing
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Families and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Job Assistance
  • Pets and COVID-19
  • Heat Relief
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Preparing to Expand Contact Tracing

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PHOENIX (April 23, 2020)— Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  In order to best monitor COVID-19 cases and community risk,  MCDP...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Unified Command Works to Secure More Personal Protective Equipment

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Maricopa County Unified Command has distributed more than half a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to date, but requests continue to pour in. During a press conference earlier today, the Unified Command updated its efforts to provide c...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis

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In this community, partnerships between government bodies, private industry, non-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and others play an important role in providing critical services to those in need, especially during an emergency. Maricopa Co...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Supporting Homeless Population During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (April 17, 2020) – Maricopa County Department of Human Services is leading a group of local agencies to develop a two-pronged approach to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic within the homeless community. Homelessness is a growing challenge...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Maricopa County COVID-19 data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations 

Community is encouraged to keep doing what we’re doing 

 

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Efforts in County Jails

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – With an average daily inmate population of approximately 7,500 individuals, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) is responsible for providing medical, d...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 10, 2020

PPE Donations Warehouse Update: Refugee Among Those Giving Back

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PHOENIX (April 10, 2020) – A man who received help from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) more than a decade ago after coming to the United States as a refugee is among those giving back to his community during the COVID-19...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 10, 2020

County Parks Provide Room to Roam This Holiday Weekend

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With the Easter holiday approaching, beautiful outdoor weather and the wildflowers and trees in full bloom, Maricopa County residents are looking forward to escaping to the great outdoors. Holiday weekends are among the busiest times for residents seeking...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Shelters Continue to Save Lives

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Phoenix, AZ – The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the generosity of the...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Social Distancing Efforts Appear to Be Working; Slower Rise in Hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows a slower rise in hospitalizations 

 

PHOENIX (April 8, 2019)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health data is showing that the number of...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Maricopa County Library District Providing Free Temporary Digital Library Cards

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) facilities remain closed until further notice, but County libraries are still providing critical services to the public, including digital learning opportunities. The health and safety of all...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Department of Public Health Releases Long Term Care Case Counts; Prioritizes PPE

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PHOENIX (April, 6, 2020) - Currently, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona is experiencing a supply problem acquiring Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. PPE is defined as surgical and N95 masks, surgical gowns and gloves, face shields and any other...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Unified Command Structure Formed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Phoenix – Maricopa County’s Department of Public Health and Emergency Management Department have created a unified command structure to streamline county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Teams from both departments have bee...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Weekly Update (April 3): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Maricopa Countys Regional Parks Update Park Operations

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department realizes that the community is seeking outdoor recreation opportunities where they can walk, hike, run, and bike while practicing safe social-distancing. To ensure park visitor and staff safety, the foll...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Maricopa County Opens PPE Donation Management Program

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PHOENIX (April 2, 2020) – Due to the severe supply chain disruption of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), those who serve the most vulnerable populations are at risk of running out of supplies. In response to this need, Maricopa County Departm...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Maricopa County Elections Department Closes Front Counters

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Candidate Filing and Election Services by Appointment Only

March 31, 2020 (Phoenix) – To align with the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Maricopa County Ele...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maricopa County Joint Information Center (JIC) has compiled a number of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social a...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries

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Phoenix - With the official declaration of a local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County set into a motion a series of operational changes including the opening of a Joint Information Center (JIC).  The JIC is being ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Maricopa County Adapts Operations to COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX— Maricopa County is making changes to business operations daily as the situation related to COVID-19 evolves. Essential government functions will continue as we move a large percentage of our employees to working from home. Please take n...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Professional Guidance and Difficult Decisions

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Members of the Board of Supervisors and County leadership receive vital information about the COVID-19 pandemic daily from dedicated professionals at our Department of Public Health.  One of the most steady and respected voices is that of Dr. Reb...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Maricopa County Chairman Signs Emergency Declaration

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March 18, 2020—PHOENIX— The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman signed a Proclamation of a Local Emergency in Maricopa County. This action will provide additional resources to assist the county with coordinating...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Changes for County Departments Issuing Permits

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Three Maricopa County departments that issue permits are altering operations starting on Wednesday, March 18 to continue serving customers while respecting the recommended guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 from the CDC, ADHS and Maricopa County Departm...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Statement from Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Today's Election

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Members of the Maricopa County Boarrd of Supervisors issued the following statement on the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election:

"Running an election—any election—is difficult. It requires good planning, rapid response t...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Maricopa County Emergency Operations Center Activated to Assist with COVID-19 Response

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – At 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020, Maricopa County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in handling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

There are three...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Board Adjusts Emergency Leave and Teleworking Policies for County Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – To address the impact of COVID-19 during this worldwide pandemic, and with the advice of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Board of Supervisors approved emergency exceptions to the county’s...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Changes to Voting Locations for Presidential Preference Election

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March 13, 2020 (Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors acted decisively today to protect both public health and voting rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding more “vote anywhere” locations, while en...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate ReleaseLive stream available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOFMXm8A1k or https://www.facebook.com/maricopacountyaz/

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal CountyThe case may signal community spre...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Career Center Opens in Glendale

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Maricopa County’s West Valley Career Center officially opened a new, more convenient location in Glendale to serve both job seekers and employers.  With more than 200 people moving to Maricopa County each day, the demand for high-qualit...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Maricopa County Holds Ribbon Cutting Event at Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility

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February 19, 2020—PHOENIX— Maricopa County is entering a new era of public safety, one with the promise of more efficiency for taxpayers and better outcomes for those who enter and exit the jail system. Today, county and municipal lead...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Eddie Cook Appointed Maricopa County Assessor

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In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Gilbert Town Councilman Eddie Cook as the next Maricopa County Assessor.

“Eddie Cook is a dedicated public servant who has proven he puts constituents, and not himself, first...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 13, 2020

County Supervisors Recognize League of Women Voters

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation this week recognizing February 14th, 2020 as "League of Women Voters Day" in Maricopa County. The recognition comes as the League celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Founded in 1920 w...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approve 229 Voting Locations

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To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

On Election Day, voters will have 229 v...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 11, 2020

225 Madison Project Nears Completion

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County staff have started to move into the 225 W. Madison Street building as the innovative, adaptive reuse project nears completion.  The former Madison Street jail has been transformed over the past two years into a modern office space for the ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Supervisor Gallardo Honored as Big Brother of the Year

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Phoenix – Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo is hoping his recent award from an Arizona non-profit will encourage more community members to mentor youth.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona recognized Gallardo as &ld...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Maricopa County Continues to Hold the Highest Bond Rating

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PHOENIX— January 27, 2020— Maricopa County continues to hold a AAA bond rating by the three major credit rating agencies for its continual economic growth and strong financial operation. The credit rating agency, Moody’s Inve...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Maricopa County Building Goes Blue for Human Trafficking Awareness

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Phoenix - The Maricopa County Administration Building will turn blue every night for the month of January in recognition of Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation on January 2nd and announced an awareness campaign th...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Board Of Supervisors Accepts Paul Petersen's Resignation

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors formally accepted the resignation of County Assessor Paul Petersen on Wednesday.

Petersen’s resignation from office comes almost three months to the day after his arrest on numerous criminal charges in connection wi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Clint Hickman Elected Chairman of Board of Supervisors

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January 8, 2020 – PHOENIX – Clint Hickman, the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, says county government’s job in the coming year will be to make Maricopa County a place “where prosp...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Boards Sustains Suspension of Assessor Paul Petersen

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to sustain the 120-day suspension of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and recommended the County Attorney pursue removal of the Assessor for willful misconduct in office.

This vote comes after the Board ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Grant Helps Maricopa County Reduce Lead Poisoning Risk

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Maricopa County is working to decrease the number of children who get sick in their homes due to poisoning from lead-based paints.  The Board of Supervisors just approved $1.8 million in federal grant money to be administered by the Human Service...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Smart Region Effort Aims to Improve Quality of Life

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The country’s largest and most connected smart region won’t be in New York or Chicago.  It’s being built in Maricopa County, Arizona right now to improve quality of life and increase economic competitiveness.

Today th...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Partnership Addresses Doctor/Nurse Shortage

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Maricopa County and Creighton University are working together to address a major challenge to the region’s prosperity and well-being: the growing shortage of doctors and nurses.

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), backed b...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan

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Rural living has a place in the Maricopa County of the future.  That’s the takeaway from the Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan approved this week by the Board of Supervisors.

In addition to more than 20 cities and towns, Maricopa County is also h...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Board of Supervisors Appoints North Mesa Justice of the Peace

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Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new Justice of the Peace for the North Mesa Judicial Precinct. Kyle Jones comes to the job with plenty of experience serving Maricopa County Justice Courts.  He has served the North Mesa ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 5, 2019

New Affordable Housing in Tempe

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The newest affordable housing complex in Maricopa County is already transforming lives.

River at Eastline Village is a 56-unit affordable housing community at River Road and Apache Boulevard in Tempe located near light rail and bus routes.

Esperito Gonzalez...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Board Appoints Acting Administrator of Assessor’s Office

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed an acting administrator to oversee the Assessor’s Office.  Bill Wiley is an experienced leader with deep knowledge of Maricopa County.  He most recently served as Chief Eng...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Board of Supervisors Suspends Assessor Paul Petersen

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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place Assessor Paul Petersen on unpaid suspension for a period of 120 days pursuant to ARS 11-664.  According to the motion approved by the Board, "Mr. Petersen's failure to meaningfully oversee ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Board Approves Elections Operations Agreement

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On October 23, 2019, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new elections operations agreement, which outlines specific ways the Board of Supervisors and Recorder’s Office will share responsibilities for planning and exe...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 18, 2019

County Diversion Program Helps Seriously Mentally Ill Lower Risk to Return to Jail

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An innovative program to get low risk offenders with serious mental health needs out of the county jail system and connected with services is showing strong signs of success.

Maricopa County justice system stakeholders including Correctional Health Service...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Healthy Giving Campaign Kick-Off

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This week, community leaders came together to announce a new partnership and next steps for an important initiative helping fight homelessness in Maricopa County.

Thanks to a new partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, led by Phoenix Councilwoman ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Allister Adel Appointed Maricopa County Attorney

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For the first time in Maricopa County history, a woman will serve as the county’s chief prosecutor.  Allister Adel was sworn into office this morning after a unanimous vote of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, appointing her as ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 1, 2019

New County Attorney Could Be Appointed This Week

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – October 1, 2019 – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will look to appoint a new County Attorney this week, less than a month after officially accepting Bill Montgomery’s resignation.

Here is the timeline of events:

Tuesday, O...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 27, 2019

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Watch Chairman Gates and Supervisor Hickman’s message about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and, on average, one Arizonan will commit suicide every seven hours, accordin...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Maricopa County Unveils Redesigned Website, Focused on Resident Experience

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There’s a new and improved way to “get it done” with Maricopa County. The County’s redesigned website, Maricopa.gov, delivers an improved mobile experience, streamlined content and navigation, and a more effective search bar, powered by Google. The site s...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 18, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Just last year, there were at least 85 deaths as a result of domestic violence in Arizona. Approximately 60% of those happened in Maricopa County, according to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Maricopa County’s Board of ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 11, 2019

County Attorney Vacancy: Board Appoints Seven to Citizen Advisory Committee

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved members of a seven-person citizen committee that will screen applicants for the vacant county attorney position and make recommendations.  Committee members include community leaders, attorneys, a...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Board of Supervisors Outlines Process for Filling County Attorney Vacancy

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for County Attorney. Today the Board officially accepted the resignation of Bill Montgomery and set forth a process for filling the vacancy.

State law assigns the Board of Supervisors r...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 4, 2019

New Justice of the Peace Appointed

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PHOENIX – Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new Justice of the Peace for the McDowell Mountain Precinct.  Michele Reagan was chosen to fill a position that involves resolving criminal complaints and a variety of...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Award-Winning County Program Addresses Link Between HIV Suppression, Stable Housing

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There are more than 18,000 people in Arizona who have been diagnosed with HIV according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.  Montez Shelby is hoping to be one of the success stories, thanks to an award-winning Maricopa County program.

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Maricopa County Invests in Homelessness Solutions

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Connecting people to housing and jobs; watching out for families, youth, and the most vulnerable on our streets; helping people find stability and success upon release from jail. These are all part of a regional approach that is getting strong support and...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Maricopa County Named Among Nation's Top Digital Counties

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Maricopa County is being recognized as one of the best in the country at leveraging technology and data to serve residents.  The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) named Maricopa County among the w...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Board of Supervisors Looks to Appoint New Justice of the Peace

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for Justice of the Peace in the McDowell Mountain Precinct. Judge Michael Reagan, who has served in that position for more than 15 years, is retiring effective July 26, 2019.

The district encom...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Mandela Washington Fellows Visit Maricopa County

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Mandela Washington Fellows visited Maricopa County to learn about public management practices.

The 25 fellows are from 19 different African counties.

“These are the up and coming super stars from across Africa who have distinguished themselves in government...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Board of Supervisors Takes More Active Role in Maricopa County Elections

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took action to enhance the way county elections are run in the nation’s fastest-growing county.  The vote to approve the final, amended recommendations of a countywide election work group—following ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2020 Budget

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With a new decade on the horizon, the nation’s fastest-growing county is making smart investments to further position itself as an attractive, long-term home for families and businesses. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a final budget of...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Measurable Impact: Mosaic Program Helping Reduce Recidivism

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The Mosaic substance abuse program is having a measurable impact on Maricopa County’s moderate to high risk jail population.

New statistics show, in 2017, Mosaic participants had a recidivism rate approximately 20% below two control groups of county inmate...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Providing a Home to Homeless Youth

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Maricopa County partnered with Catholic Charities and Homeless Youth Connection to help buy and renovate a home that will serve as a safe place for homeless youth to stay while they’re connected to a host home. 

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Maricopa County receives 31 National Achievement Awards

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Maricopa County received 31 National Achievement Awards this year from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs that increase residents’ well-being and improve the use of technology to transform how we do business.

The award-winnin...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Six Students Recognized for Stormwater Artwork

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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors honored the winners of the 2019 Stormwater Pollution Awareness Poster Contest this week.

Stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution in the United States. In an effort to bring awareness to this pr...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Employee Eliminates Barriers to Connect with People, Receives Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award

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Maricopa County employee Michele Castañeda-Martinez has received the 2019 Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award.

Each year, the award is given to an employee who lives up to the example set by the former county manager, Tom Manos. This pe...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Donation Will Launch Pet Help Program

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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is launching a new program thanks to a private donation.

The Board of Supervisors have accepted a $45,000 donation from Cathy Rinaldi, a longtime Animal Care and Control volunteer. This donation will help launch Mari...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Elves Donate to Shelter Pets

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This week, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors accepted a donation of collars, toy, and treats from the East Side Elves valued at $7,371. 

The East Side Elves collected the items and made sure Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 17, 2018

Celebrating Maricopa Trail and Take A Hike Day

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Maricopa County celebrated a Maricopa Trail milestone and Take A Hike Day with free entry to regional parks November 17.

“Phase 1 of the Maricopa Trail is now complete.  This is a huge achievement for our Parks Department and a cause wor...

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Office of Communications

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Ozone High Pollution Advisory, today, Tuesday. May 26, 2020

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Alternate Link:http://www.cleanairmakemore.com

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News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Shelter Lost and Found Team expands hours, staff

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s (MCACC) Lost and Found Team has expanded its hours and added members in an ongoing effort to reunite even more stray animals with their owners.

“The goal of our agency has always been keeping pe...

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Animal Care & Control COVID-19
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Shelters Continue To Save Lives

The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Due to the generosity of the Bissell Pet Foundatio...

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Animal Care & Control COVID-19

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2020

What to do if you find outside kittens

It’s kitten season again! If you spot kittens outside, please leave them be – their mother is probablysearching for food and will likely return. The kittens’ best chance for survival is to remain with theirmother. However, if...

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Animal Care & Control General Updates

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Spring 2020 Newsletter

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Topics in this issue include:

  • Passing the Gavel
  • Are You Ballot Ready?
  • Elections Tour with AZ Legislators
  • Flood Control District Tour
  • Public Health Update
  • District Events

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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 1
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Data Center Expansion

Topics in this newsletter include:

  • Furry Friends Help Kids Read at Maricopa County Library
  • Widening of I-17
  • New Maricopa.gov Website
  • Clearing Obstacles 
  • County Attorney Vacancy Update
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness
  • County ...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 1
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Summer 2019 Newsletter

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Topics include:

  • K-9 Office Retired
  • Meet Supervisor Sellers
  • Maricopa County Transportation Tax
  • Maricopa County’s Early Education Program
  • "Fight the Bight"
  • Storm preparation and recovery tips
  • Maricopa County Department of Transportation
  • District...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 1

News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2020

May 19th COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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COVID-19 County Update

This Weekly Update Provides Information on the Following:

  • Stay Healthy, Return Smarter & Stronger
  • Reopening the Arizona Economy
  • Maricopa County Adopts Tentative 2021 Budget
  • Contact Tracing
  • What Guidance Does Public Health Provide to C...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: May 13, 2020

May 12th COVID-19 Weekly County Update

Environmental Services Update

COVID-19 County Update

This Weekly Update Provides Information on the Following:

  • Resources for Food Service Establishments
  • CARES Act Funding for Maricopa County
  • Thank You To Those On The Frontlines
  • Testing Update
  • Emergency Rooms Are Safe
  • Resources Available For ...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Board Approves Agreement With Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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On May 6, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a Use Management Agreement between the County and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) to develop and maintain a nature and wildlife conservation center at McDowell Mountain Regional Par...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: May 5, 2020

May 5th COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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COVID-19 County Update

This Weekly Update Provides Information on the Following:

  • Updated Guidance for AZ Retail Businesses & Dine-in Restaurants
  • Testing
  • AmSafe Donates Surgical Gowns
  • Heat Resources
  • Maricopa County Parks
  • Pipeline AZ
  • Find Out What’s H...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: April 30, 2020

April 30 COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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COVID-19 County Update

This Weekly Update Provides Information on the Following:

  • Testing Update
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Update on Personal Protective Equipment
  • Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis
  • Elective Surgeries Res...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: April 21, 2020

April 21 COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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COVID-19 County Update

This Weekly Update Provides Information on the Following:

  • Light Az Blue
  • Zip Code Data
  • Why Staying Six Feet Away Is So Important
  • Flattening the Curve
  • What To Do If You Are Sick?
  • Long Term Care Facilities & COVID-19 Risk
  • Reducing Risk Amo...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: April 14, 2020

April 14 COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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COVID-19 County Update

This Weekly Update Provides Information on the Following:

  • Public Health 
  • Arizona Together: Resources for Residents
  • Job Assistance
  • How to Get & Give Help
  • Donation Warehouse for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Unified Comman...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: April 7, 2020

April 7 COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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COVID-19 County Update

This Weekly Update Provides Information on the Following:

  • Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries
  • Donation Center Open
  • A Message from Public Health
  • Mask Recommendations
  • Guidance for Seniors
  • Long Term...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 District 2 Update

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COVID-19 County Update

The March 24th Newsletter Provides Information on the Following:

  • Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected
  • Who Is Most At Risk For Getting COVID-19?
  • If You Are Sick
  • County Agencies at Work 
  • Trusted Sources
  • Questions

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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Our Maricopa County Public Health Department is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and sharing information as soon as it is available.

View the Maricopa County Public Health Department’s updates here >

Older adults and people who ha...

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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: March 4, 2020

January 2020 Newsletter

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January 2020 Newsletter

The District January Update Includes Information On:

  • Being Ballot Ready
  • Maricopa County Election Bills
  • Maricopa County Holds Highest Bond Rating
  • AZ Census 2020
  • Varying Abilities Initiative
  • Rio Verde Community
  • Fountain Hills Rotary Club
  • Huma...
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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Board of Supervisors Looks to Appoint New Justice of the Peace

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for Justice of the Peace in the McDowell Mountain Precinct. Judge Michael Reagan, who has served in that position for more than 15 years, is retiring effective July 26, 2019.

The district encom...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Supervisor Chucri Appointed Honorary Consul to Estonia

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Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri has found a new way to serve his community and country. His latest endeavor involves a new title: Mr. Chucri is Arizona’s Honorary Consul to the Republic of Estonia.

“I come from a family of immig...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: June 13, 2019

June Update

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The June update includes information on the: 

  • Tenative FY 2020 Budget Approved
  • Arbor Day
  • McDowell Mountain Regional Park
  • GPEC Executive Mission
  • Marc Community Resources & Partners in Recovery
  • Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility
  • Register for our ...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: March 6, 2019

April Update

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The April update includes information on the: 

  • FAA sets workshops on noisy flight path changes
  • Breakfast on the Farm
  • Reigning Grace Ranch
  • Hawes Trail Alliance
  • National County Government Month

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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: March 6, 2019

March Update

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The March update includes information on the: 

  • Passing of the Gavel
  • Announcement of the New District 1 Supervisor
  • ASU Partnership
  • First Place Press Conference
  • PETCO Donation
  • AZ Air National Guard
  • Arizona Heart Foundation
  • Chandler Chamber of Commerce
  • Maric...
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Additional Info... Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: December 14, 2018

2018 Year in Review

2018 Projects included:

  1. Creating a Healthier Urban Environment
  2. More Job Connections
  3. Regional Leadership on Homelessness
  4. Good Governance

Read the newsletter to see my year in review infographic.

Read my article for project details.

Watch my year in review video.

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Grant Money to Help At-Risk Populations in Maricopa County

PHOENIX, Ariz. – November 29, 2018 – The collaboration between Maricopa County and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) continues this year with Board approval of another round of grants from SRPMIC.  More th...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Maricopa County, ASU Partner to Combat Urban Heat, Improve Air Quality

The $2.99 million grant is for three years and will help get the Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Initiative at Arizona State University off the ground.

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved a grant to the ASU Foundation for a...

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Board of Supervisors, District 2
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Summer Newsletter

Topics in this issue include:

  • Animal Shelter Update
  • What We Can Do About the Heat
  • St. Mary's Community Kitchen

View the Monthly Update.

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Board of Supervisors, District 2

News Flash

Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Updates, County Response, and Online Resources

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COVID-19 Updates, County Response, and Online Resources

The March 25th Newsletter Includes the Following:

  • Message from Supervisor Gates
  • COVID-19 Demographics
  • COVID-19 Hotline
  • Maricopa County Efforts Regarding COVID-19 
  • Ways to Volunteer and Donate Supp...
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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

The March 18 Newsletter includes information on the following:

  • Gates’ Video Regarding COVID-19
  • Emergency Declaration
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Find a Maricopa County Contact

Read the Full Newsletter >

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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: March 16, 2020

MC Libraries Closed & Democratic Presidential Preference Election

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Maricopa County Libraries Closed & Democratic Presidential Preference Election

The March 16 Newsletter includes information on the following:

  • Maricopa County Library Closures
  • Democratic Presidential Preference Election
  • COVID-19 Information
  • District 3 Event...
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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 and Election Impacts

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District COVID-19 and Elections information

The March 13 Newsletter includes information on the following:

  • Elections Information
  • COVID-19
  • Democratic PPE and Election Information
  • Maricopa County Contacts

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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Maricopa County Named Among Nation's Top Digital Counties

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Maricopa County is being recognized as one of the best in the country at leveraging technology and data to serve residents.  The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) named Maricopa County among the w...

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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Board of Supervisors Takes More Active Role in Maricopa County Elections

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took action to enhance the way county elections are run in the nation’s fastest-growing county.  The vote to approve the final, amended recommendations of a countywide election work group—following ...

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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2020 Budget

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With a new decade on the horizon, the nation’s fastest-growing county is making smart investments to further position itself as an attractive, long-term home for families and businesses. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a final budget of $2.57 bil...

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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Maricopa County receives 31 National Achievement Awards

NACo Announcement

Maricopa County received 31 National Achievement Awards this year from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs that increase residents’ well-being and improve the use of technology to transform how we do business.

The award-winnin...

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Board of Supervisors, District 3
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Donation Will Launch Pet Help Program

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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is launching a new program thanks to a private donation.

The Board of Supervisors have accepted a $45,000 donation from Cathy Rinaldi, a longtime Animal Care and Control volunteer. This donation will help launch Mari...

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Board of Supervisors, District 3

News Flash

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Clint Hickman Elected Chairman of Board of Supervisors

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January 8, 2020 – PHOENIX – Clint Hickman, the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, says county government’s job in the coming year will be to make Maricopa County a place “where prosperity lasts and democracy flourishes.” &...

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Board of Supervisors, District 4
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Buckeye Hills Regional Park Gets Energized

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After years of operating on solar power and diesel generators, Buckeye Hills Regional Park, a Maricopa County regional park located in the far west valley, has been energized! In 2016, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation and Facilities Management Dep...

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Learn More Board of Supervisors, District 4
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Board of Supervisors Takes More Active Role in Maricopa County Elections

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took action to enhance the way county elections are run in the nation’s fastest-growing county.  The vote to approve the final, amended recommendations of a countywide election work group—following ...

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Board of Supervisors, District 4
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2020 Budget

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With a new decade on the horizon, the nation’s fastest-growing county is making smart investments to further position itself as an attractive, long-term home for families and businesses. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a final budget of $2.57 bil...

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Board of Supervisors, District 4

News Flash

Posted on: February 4, 2020

Supervisor Gallardo Honored as Big Brother of the Year

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Phoenix – Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo is hoping his recent award from an Arizona non-profit will encourage more community members to mentor youth.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona recognized Gallardo as &ld...

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Board of Supervisors, District 5
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Buckeye Hills Regional Park Gets Energized

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After years of operating on solar power and diesel generators, Buckeye Hills Regional Park, a Maricopa County regional park located in the far west valley, has been energized! In 2016, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation and Facilities Management Dep...

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Learn More Board of Supervisors, District 5
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Board of Supervisors Takes More Active Role in Maricopa County Elections

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took action to enhance the way county elections are run in the nation’s fastest-growing county.  The vote to approve the final, amended recommendations of a countywide election work group—following ...

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Board of Supervisors, District 5
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2020 Budget

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With a new decade on the horizon, the nation’s fastest-growing county is making smart investments to further position itself as an attractive, long-term home for families and businesses. Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a final budget of $2.57 bil...

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Board of Supervisors, District 5

News Flash

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Board of Supervisors Outlines Process for Filling County Attorney Vacancy

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for County Attorney. Today the Board officially accepted the resignation of Bill Montgomery and set forth a process for filling the vacancy.

State law assigns the Board of Supervisors responsibility for appointing a new county attorney in the case of a vacancy. The process for making that appointment is not defined by state law but was agreed upon today by a unanimous vote of the Board. The pr...

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Clerk of the Board Special Announcements

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Efforts in County Jails

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – With an average daily inmate population of approximately 7,500 individuals, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) is responsible for providing medical, d...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Shelters Continue to Save Lives

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Phoenix, AZ – The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the generosity of the...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Maricopa County Library District Providing Free Temporary Digital Library Cards

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) facilities remain closed until further notice, but County libraries are still providing critical services to the public, including digital learning opportunities. The health and safety of all...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: April 10, 2020

County Parks Provide Room to Roam This Holiday Weekend

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With the Easter holiday approaching, beautiful outdoor weather and the wildflowers and trees in full bloom, Maricopa County residents are looking forward to escaping to the great outdoors. Holiday weekends are among the busiest times for residents seeking...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Maricopa County Elections Department Closes Front Counters

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Candidate Filing and Election Services by Appointment Only

March 31, 2020 (Phoenix) – To align with the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Maricopa County Ele...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Maricopa Countys Regional Parks Update Park Operations

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department realizes that the community is seeking outdoor recreation opportunities where they can walk, hike, run, and bike while practicing safe social-distancing. To ensure park visitor and staff safety, the foll...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maricopa County Joint Information Center (JIC) has compiled a number of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social a...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Changes for County Departments Issuing Permits

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Three Maricopa County departments that issue permits are altering operations starting on Wednesday, March 18 to continue serving customers while respecting the recommended guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 from the CDC, ADHS and Maricopa County Departm...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Maricopa County Chairman Signs Emergency Declaration

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March 18, 2020—PHOENIX— The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman signed a Proclamation of a Local Emergency in Maricopa County. This action will provide additional resources to assist the county with coordinating...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Professional Guidance and Difficult Decisions

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Members of the Board of Supervisors and County leadership receive vital information about the COVID-19 pandemic daily from dedicated professionals at our Department of Public Health.  One of the most steady and respected voices is that of Dr. Reb...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Maricopa County Adapts Operations to COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX— Maricopa County is making changes to business operations daily as the situation related to COVID-19 evolves. Essential government functions will continue as we move a large percentage of our employees to working from home. Please take n...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries

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Phoenix - With the official declaration of a local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County set into a motion a series of operational changes including the opening of a Joint Information Center (JIC).  The JIC is being ...

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COVID-19 County Operational Updates

News Flash

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 26

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 26, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Reopening Guidance for Individuals & Businesses
  • County Services Impacted
  • Continued Success Depends On You
  • Hospitalization Epi Curve
  • It’s Not Just About Distance
  • When to S...
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View the Full Update Here> Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 22

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 22, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Public Health Will Begin Contacting Positive Cases Via Text Message
  • County Services Impacted
  • How To Be Safe In Public Places This Holiday Weekend
  • If You’re Planning To Visi...
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View the Full Update Here> Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 21

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 21, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Arizona Reopening Guidance
  • County Services Impacted
  • Update On Plans To Test Residents Of Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Calling All COVID-19 Testing Contractors
  • State Testing Data
  • Expansion...
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View the Full Update Here> Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 20th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 20th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Arizona Continues Reopening
  • County Services Impacted
  • How Will CARES Act Money Be Spent?
  • Hospitalization Rates Fall
  • Long-Term Care Facility Cases And Testing
  • Skill-Building For Job Se...
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View the Full Update > Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 19th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 19th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • "Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger” Order in Effect
  • What to Consider Before Your Next Outing, Errand, Date Night, or Activity.
  • Guidance on Travel
  • Guidanc...
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View the Full Update > Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 18th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 18th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Maricopa County Approves Tentative FY 2021 Budget
  • COVID-19 Can Spread Quickly.  Keep Doing Your Part To Protect Your Health And The Health Of At-Risk Individuals.
  • Decidin...
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View the Full Update > Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 15th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 15th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • “Stay Home” Order Expires Today. New Executive Order Takes Effect Tomorrow.
  • COVID-19 Can Spread Quickly.  Keep Doing Your Part To Protect Your Health...
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View the Full Update > Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 14th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 14th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Contact Tracing Effort
  • Maricopa County is Working to Expand Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Personal Protective Equipment in Long-Ter...
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View the Full Update > Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 12th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 12th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • AZ "Stay Home" Order Will Expire on Friday
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Just released: Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase of Arizona Recovery
  • Keep Your Distance Eve...
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View the Full Update > Daily COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May11th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 11th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Stay-at-Home Order in Effect; Dine-in Services Resume
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Restaurant Safety: How Maricopa County Plays a Role in Protecting Public Health
  • Updated Reso...
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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 8th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 8th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Stay-at-Home Order in Effect Through May 15
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: 
  • Maricopa County Provides In-Person And Virtual Job Assistance
  • U...
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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 7th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 7th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Stay-at-Home Order in Effect Through May 15
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: County Inspections Ensure Restaurants Are Safe
  • Resources for Food Servic...
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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 6th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 6th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Maricopa County Accepts $398 Million in CARES Act Funding
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: If You Need Help, There Are Services Available To You
  • Goin...
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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 5th

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 5th, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Salons and Dine-In Restaurants Allowed to Reopen
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: If You Need Help, There Are Services Available To You
  • Food Assistan...
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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 2nd

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 2nd, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • New Announcements from Governor Ducey
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Assistance for Retailers Able to Reopen This Week
  • Donations
  • Donating PPE
  • Find He...
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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 1st

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 1st, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • "Stay Home" Order In Effect
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: There Will Likely Be An Uptick In Positive Cases.  Here’s ...
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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 30

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 30, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • "Stay Home" Order In Effect
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Physical Distancing Measures Working; Cases Likely Peaked in mid-April&n...
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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 29

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 29, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • "Stay Home" Order Extended in AZ
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Update from Governor
  • Rental Assistance
  • Meals for Kids
  • How to Support Local...
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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 28

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 28, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • “Stay Home” Order in Effect Until April 30, Unless Extended
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: How We’re Finding Safer ...
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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 27

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 27, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • COVID-19 Testing Blitz Announced
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Help Is Just a Phone Call Away
  • Job Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Excessive Heat
  • Race ...
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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 24

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 24, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Updated AZ Data Dashboard Includes More Detailed Information
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Why The Next Steps May Be Gradual
  • One United Message
  • Wh...
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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 23

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 23, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • COVID-19 Testing Guidelines Expanded in AZ
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Contact Tracing Explained
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Update
  • Info...
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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 22

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 22, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • "Stay Home" Order Remains in Effect 
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: We’re In This for Each Other
  • Long Term Care Facil...
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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 21

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 21, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • White House Guidelines for Reopening Economies 
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Three Important Considerations Before Relaxing Social Dis...
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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 20

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 20, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Stay at Home Order 
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Maricopa County Provides Resources for People in Crisis
  • Crisis Response Network
  • Resourc...
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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 17

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 17, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Stay at Home Order 
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Outreach effort to those experiencing homelessness.
  • Reducing Risk Among the Most Vulne...
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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 16

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 16, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • AZ Data on Hospital Beds & Ventilators
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: 
  • Why Staying 6 Feet Away From Others Is so Important
  • What is Pub...
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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 15

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 15, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Flattening Hospitalization Rates Continue 
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: What New Hospitalization Data Means for COVID-19 in Maricopa C...
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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 14

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 14, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Additional COVID-19 Data Released from Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: We All (Still) Have A Role To Play in...
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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 13

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 13, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Additional COVID-19 Data Released from Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Press Conference: Maricopa County is Taking Proactive Measures Again...
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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update - April 10

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 10, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Stay at Home Order
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Regional parks outline limits
  • Social Distancing in Nature
  • Get Help, Give Help
  • Giving Comes Full Circle
  • County Agencies at Work
  • Trus...
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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update - April 9

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 9, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • Data on Slower Rise in Hospitalizations
  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Key Messaging: Social distancing is working, but we can’t stop now.
  • Testing Updates
  • Econ...
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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update - April 8

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 8, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Governor issues 4 new orders
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Social Distancing Efforts Appear to be Working to Slow the Spread of COVID-19.
  • Q&A of the Day: How long will we need ...
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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update - April 7

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 7, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Long-Term Care Facility Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Q&A of the Day: How Important is Testing for COVID-19?
  • Recovery Rates
  • PPE Donations
  • County Agencies at Work
  • Trusted Sou...
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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update - April 6

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 6, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • County Forms Unified Command Structure
  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Unified Command Structure Press Conference
  • Strategic National Stockpile Update
  • Long-Term Care Facility
  • Mask Recom...
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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update - April 3

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 3, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • Stay-at-Home Order & School Closure
  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Q&A of the Day: How Many Maricopa County Cases Versus Hospitalizations and Deaths?
  • Mental Health Check
  • Shar...
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Posted on: April 2, 2020

April 2 - Daily COVID-19 Update

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 2, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall
  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Q&A of the Day: How Can I Get Double Protection from COVID-19?
  • Testing Update
  • Donation Center Opens
  • Shareable Resources
  • Tr...
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Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 1 - Daily COVID-19 Update

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 1, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • Stay-at-Home Order & Schools Closure
  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Maricopa County Public Health Guidance for Businesses
  • Q&A of the Day: What happens if you test positive f...
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Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31 - Daily COVID-19 Updates

Maricopa County Daily COVID-19 Updates

The March 31, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • Stay-at-Home Order
  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Maricopa County Regional Parks Update on Park Operations
  • Q&A of the Day: What does the stay-at-home order mean?
  • Recent News Rel...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 30 - Daily COVID-19 Updates

Maricopa County Daily COVID-19 Updates

The March 30, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • AZ Schools Closed
  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • The Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance Program
  • Q&A of the Day: Who Is Most At Risk of Getting COVID-19?
  • Recent News Releases
  • C...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27 - Daily COVID-19 Updates

Maricopa County Daily COVID-19 Updates

The March 27, 2020 Update Includes:

 

  • Widespread Community Spread 
  • Maricopa County COVID-19 Cases
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Q&A of the Day:  When Should I See a Doctor?
  • Recent News Releases
  • County Agencies at Work
  • Shareable ...
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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Maricopa County Considers Revised Election Model for Primary

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Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Maricopa County Elections Department is considering a revised election model for the August 4 Primary Election.

The proposed plan would move Maricopa County to an all Vote Center election model for the Primary Election, a...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Maricopa County Election Equipment Certified for Presidential Preference Election

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Maricopa County’s voting equipment and programs are accurate and ready to use in the Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

The Arizona Secretary of State tested and certified the central count and precinct-based tabulators and programs fo...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves 229 Voting Locations

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To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

On Election Day, voters will have 229 v...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Be Ballot Ready for 2020 Elections

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Maricopa County voters now have a new way to find out everything they need to know about elections in 2020: BeBallotReady.vote.

Voters can make changes to their voter information, find what upcoming elections they are eligible for, sign up for text alerts,...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Maricopa County Officials Approve Presidential Preference Election Plans

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The Maricopa County Elections Department is committed to the security, integrity and accessibility of elections. Today, in preparation for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the first Ele...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

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PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Maricopa County Continues Restaurant Inspections During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (May 7, 2020) – The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department’s inspection of restaurants and other essential food operations has continued as normal with more than 900 inspections conducted each week since the executiv...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Preparing to Expand Contact Tracing

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PHOENIX (April 23, 2020)— Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  In order to best monitor COVID-19 cases and community risk,  MCDP...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Maricopa County COVID-19 data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations 

Community is encouraged to keep doing what we’re doing 

 

PHOENIX (April 15, 2020)—Maricopa County&nbs...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Social Distancing Efforts Appear to Be Working; Slower Rise in Hospitalizations

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Social Distancing Efforts Appear to be Working to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Maricopa County data shows a slower rise in hospitalizations 

 

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Maricopa County Opens PPE Donation Management Program

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PHOENIX (April 2, 2020) – Due to the severe supply chain disruption of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), those who serve the most vulnerable populations are at risk of running out of supplies. In response to this need, Maricopa County Departm...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Maricopa County Chairman Signs Emergency Declaration

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March 18, 2020—PHOENIX— The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman signed a Proclamation of a Local Emergency in Maricopa County. This action will provide additional resources to assist the county with coordinating...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Maricopa County Emergency Operations Center Activated to Assist with COVID-19 Response

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – At 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020, Maricopa County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in handling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

There are three...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate ReleaseLive stream available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOFMXm8A1k or https://www.facebook.com/maricopacountyaz/

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal CountyThe case may signal community spre...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa County

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NEWS RELEASE 

Media Contacts:Case questions: Sonia Singh (MCDPH), Mobile: 602-679-3098Lab questions: Chris J. Minnick (ADHS), Mobile: 480-772-1568

Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Confirms One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Maricopa County Holds Ribbon Cutting Event at Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility

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February 19, 2020—PHOENIX— Maricopa County is entering a new era of public safety, one with the promise of more efficiency for taxpayers and better outcomes for those who enter and exit the jail system. Today, county and municipal lead...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Eddie Cook Appointed Maricopa County Assessor

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In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Gilbert Town Councilman Eddie Cook as the next Maricopa County Assessor.

“Eddie Cook is a dedicated public servant who has proven he puts constituents, and not himself, first...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Watch LIVE: Appointment of County Assessor

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Watch the Board of Supervisors Special Meeting on Appointment of County Assessor Live.

View in full screen on our YouTube channel>>

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves 229 Voting Locations

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To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

On Election Day, voters will have 229 v...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Get the latest updates on Novel Coronavirus

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We know many people have questions about 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Maricopa.gov/Coronavirus is a source you can trust for reliable information from Maricopa County Public Health, CDC, and other trusted partners, which includes details about the virus specif...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Board Approves Spending Guidelines for CARES Act Funding

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending guidelines to disperse more than $398 million during 2020.  This money was distributed to Maricopa County by the U.S. Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief a...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

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May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • “Stay Home” Order Extended
  • Testing
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Families and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Job Assistance
  • Pets and COVID-19
  • Heat Relief
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Unified Command Works to Secure More Personal Protective Equipment

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Maricopa County Unified Command has distributed more than half a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to date, but requests continue to pour in. During a press conference earlier today, the Unified Command updated its efforts to provide c...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis

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In this community, partnerships between government bodies, private industry, non-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and others play an important role in providing critical services to those in need, especially during an emergency. Maricopa Co...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Supporting Homeless Population During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (April 17, 2020) – Maricopa County Department of Human Services is leading a group of local agencies to develop a two-pronged approach to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic within the homeless community. Homelessness is a growing challenge...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Efforts in County Jails

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – With an average daily inmate population of approximately 7,500 individuals, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) is responsible for providing medical, d...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

County Parks Provide Room to Roam This Holiday Weekend

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With the Easter holiday approaching, beautiful outdoor weather and the wildflowers and trees in full bloom, Maricopa County residents are looking forward to escaping to the great outdoors. Holiday weekends are among the busiest times for residents seeking...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Shelters Continue to Save Lives

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Phoenix, AZ – The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the generosity of the...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Department of Public Health Releases Long Term Care Case Counts; Prioritizes PPE

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PHOENIX (April, 6, 2020) - Currently, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona is experiencing a supply problem acquiring Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. PPE is defined as surgical and N95 masks, surgical gowns and gloves, face shields and any other...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Unified Command Structure Formed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Phoenix – Maricopa County’s Department of Public Health and Emergency Management Department have created a unified command structure to streamline county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Teams from both departments have bee...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Weekly Update (April 3): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Maricopa County Elections Department Closes Front Counters

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Candidate Filing and Election Services by Appointment Only

March 31, 2020 (Phoenix) – To align with the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Maricopa County Ele...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maricopa County Joint Information Center (JIC) has compiled a number of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries

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Phoenix - With the official declaration of a local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County set into a motion a series of operational changes including the opening of a Joint Information Center (JIC).  The JIC is being ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Professional Guidance and Difficult Decisions

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Members of the Board of Supervisors and County leadership receive vital information about the COVID-19 pandemic daily from dedicated professionals at our Department of Public Health.  One of the most steady and respected voices is that of Dr. Reb...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Maricopa County Emergency Operations Center Activated to Assist with COVID-19 Response

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – At 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020, Maricopa County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in handling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Board Adjusts Emergency Leave and Teleworking Policies for County Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – To address the impact of COVID-19 during this worldwide pandemic, and with the advice of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Board of Supervisors approved emergency exceptions to the county’s...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Career Center Opens in Glendale

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Maricopa County’s West Valley Career Center officially opened a new, more convenient location in Glendale to serve both job seekers and employers.  With more than 200 people moving to Maricopa County each day, the demand for high-qualit...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Statement from Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Today's Election

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Members of the Maricopa County Boarrd of Supervisors issued the following statement on the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election:

"Running an election—any election—is difficult. It requires good planning, rapid response t...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Changes to Voting Locations for Presidential Preference Election

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March 13, 2020 (Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors acted decisively today to protect both public health and voting rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding more “vote anywhere” locations, while en...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Maricopa County Election Equipment Certified for Presidential Preference Election

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Maricopa County’s voting equipment and programs are accurate and ready to use in the Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

The Arizona Secretary of State tested and certified the central count and precinct-based tabulators and programs for...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

County Supervisors Recognize League of Women Voters

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation this week recognizing February 14th, 2020 as "League of Women Voters Day" in Maricopa County. The recognition comes as the League celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Maricopa County Continues to Hold the Highest Bond Rating

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PHOENIX— January 27, 2020— Maricopa County continues to hold a AAA bond rating by the three major credit rating agencies for its continual economic growth and strong financial operation. The credit rating agency, Moody’s Inve...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

225 Madison Project Nears Completion

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County staff have started to move into the 225 W. Madison Street building as the innovative, adaptive reuse project nears completion.  The former Madison Street jail has been transformed over the past two years into a modern office space for the ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Maricopa County Building Goes Blue for Human Trafficking Awareness

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Phoenix - The Maricopa County Administration Building will turn blue every night for the month of January in recognition of Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation on January 2nd and announced an awareness campaign th...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 26

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 26, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Reopening Guidance for Individuals & Businesses
  • County Services Impacted
  • Continued Success Depends On You
  • Hospitalization Epi Curve
  • It’s Not Just About Distance
  • When to S...
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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 21

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The May 21, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Arizona Reopening Guidance
  • County Services Impacted
  • Update On Plans To Test Residents Of Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Calling All COVID-19 Testing Contractors
  • State Testing Data
  • Expansion...
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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Tentative FY 2021 Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on&n...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 30

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 30, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • "Stay Home" Order In Effect
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: Physical Distancing Measures Working; Cases Likely Peaked in mid-April&n...
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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Maricopa Countys Regional Parks Update Park Operations

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department realizes that the community is seeking outdoor recreation opportunities where they can walk, hike, run, and bike while practicing safe social-distancing. To ensure park visitor and staff safety, the foll...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Maricopa County Adapts Operations to COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX— Maricopa County is making changes to business operations daily as the situation related to COVID-19 evolves. Essential government functions will continue as we move a large percentage of our employees to working from home. Please take n...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19

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For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568 (Text for quickest response)E-Mail: chris.minnick@azdhs.gov

Arizona Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19Take precautions and practic...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Career Center Opens in Glendale

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Maricopa County’s West Valley Career Center officially opened a new, more convenient location in Glendale to serve both job seekers and employers.  With more than 200 people moving to Maricopa County each day, the demand for high-qualit...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Eddie Cook Appointed Maricopa County Assessor

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In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Gilbert Town Councilman Eddie Cook as the next Maricopa County Assessor.

“Eddie Cook is a dedicated public servant who has proven he puts constituents, and not himself, first...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approve 229 Voting Locations

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To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

On Election Day, voters will have 229 v...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Get the latest updates on Novel Coronavirus

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We know many people have questions about 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Maricopa.gov/Coronavirus is a source you can trust for reliable information from Maricopa County Public Health, CDC, and other trusted partners, which includes details about the virus specif...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Clint Hickman Elected Chairman of Board of Supervisors

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January 8, 2020 – PHOENIX – Clint Hickman, the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, says county government’s job in the coming year will be to make Maricopa County a place “where prosp...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 16

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 16, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • AZ Data on Hospital Beds & Ventilators
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: 
  • Why Staying 6 Feet Away From Others Is so Important
  • What is Pub...
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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: April 15

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 15, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Flattening Hospitalization Rates Continue 
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Today’s Key Message: What New Hospitalization Data Means for COVID-19 in Maricopa C...
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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update - April 13

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The April 13, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Additional COVID-19 Data Released from Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Maricopa County Services Impacted
  • Press Conference: Maricopa County is Taking Proactive Measures Again...
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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Social Distancing Efforts Appear to Be Working; Slower Rise in Hospitalizations

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Social Distancing Efforts Appear to be Working to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Maricopa County data shows a slower rise in hospitalizations 

 

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Maricopa County Emergency Operations Center Activated to Assist with COVID-19 Response

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – At 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020, Maricopa County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in handling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County

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Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal CountyThe case may signal community spre...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa County

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Media Contacts:Case questions: Sonia Singh (MCDPH), Mobile: 602-679-3098Lab questions: Chris J. Minnick (ADHS), Mobile: 480-772-1568

Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Confirms One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Eddie Cook Appointed Maricopa County Assessor

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In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Gilbert Town Councilman Eddie Cook as the next Maricopa County Assessor.

“Eddie Cook is a dedicated public servant who has proven he puts constituents, and not himself, first...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Get the latest updates on Novel Coronavirus

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We know many people have questions about 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Maricopa.gov/Coronavirus is a source you can trust for reliable information from Maricopa County Public Health, CDC, and other trusted partners, which includes details about the virus specif...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Board Of Supervisors Accepts Paul Petersen's Resignation

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors formally accepted the resignation of County Assessor Paul Petersen on Wednesday.

Petersen’s resignation from office comes almost three months to the day after his arrest on numerous criminal charges in connection wi...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Boards Sustains Suspension of Assessor Paul Petersen

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to sustain the 120-day suspension of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and recommended the County Attorney pursue removal of the Assessor for willful misconduct in office.

This vote comes after the Board ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Partnership Addresses Doctor/Nurse Shortage

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Maricopa County and Creighton University are working together to address a major challenge to the region’s prosperity and well-being: the growing shortage of doctors and nurses.

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), backed by the Boar...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Board Appoints Acting Administrator of Assessor’s Office

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed an acting administrator to oversee the Assessor’s Office.  Bill Wiley is an experienced leader with deep knowledge of Maricopa County.  He most recently served as Chief Eng...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Board of Supervisors Suspends Assessor Paul Petersen

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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place Assessor Paul Petersen on unpaid suspension for a period of 120 days pursuant to ARS 11-664.  According to the motion approved by the Board, "Mr. Petersen's failure to meaningfully oversee ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Allister Adel Appointed Maricopa County Attorney

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For the first time in Maricopa County history, a woman will serve as the county’s chief prosecutor.  Allister Adel was sworn into office this morning after a unanimous vote of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, appointing her as ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Tentative FY 2021 Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on&n...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Weekly Update (May 15): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 15th Includes:

  • "Stay Home” Order Expires; Physical Distancing Still Encouraged
  • Guidance for Going Out in Public
  • Face Masks and Coverings
  • Testing
  • Returning to Work
  • Help Finding A Job
  • Additional Assistance
  • County Operations ...
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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

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PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Maricopa County Continues Restaurant Inspections During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (May 7, 2020) – The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department’s inspection of restaurants and other essential food operations has continued as normal with more than 900 inspections conducted each week since the executiv...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Board Approves Spending Guidelines for CARES Act Funding

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending guidelines to disperse more than $398 million during 2020.  This money was distributed to Maricopa County by the U.S. Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Maricopa County Considers Revised Election Model for Primary

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Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Maricopa County Elections Department is considering a revised election model for the August 4 Primary Election.

The proposed plan would move Maricopa County to an all Vote Center election model for the Primary Election, a...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

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May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • “Stay Home” Order Extended
  • Testing
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Families and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Job Assistance
  • Pets and COVID-19
  • Heat Relief
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Preparing to Expand Contact Tracing

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PHOENIX (April 23, 2020)— Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  In order to best monitor COVID-19 cases and community risk,  MCDP...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Unified Command Works to Secure More Personal Protective Equipment

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Maricopa County Unified Command has distributed more than half a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to date, but requests continue to pour in. During a press conference earlier today, the Unified Command updated its efforts to provide c...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis

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In this community, partnerships between government bodies, private industry, non-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and others play an important role in providing critical services to those in need, especially during an emergency. Maricopa Co...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Supporting Homeless Population During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (April 17, 2020) – Maricopa County Department of Human Services is leading a group of local agencies to develop a two-pronged approach to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic within the homeless community. Homelessness is a growing challenge...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Maricopa County COVID-19 data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations 

Community is encouraged to keep doing what we’re doing 

 

PHOENIX (April 15, 2020)—Maricopa County&nbs...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Efforts in County Jails

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – With an average daily inmate population of approximately 7,500 individuals, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) is responsible for providing medical, d...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

PPE Donations Warehouse Update: Refugee Among Those Giving Back

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PHOENIX (April 10, 2020) – A man who received help from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) more than a decade ago after coming to the United States as a refugee is among those giving back to his community during the COVID-19...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

County Parks Provide Room to Roam This Holiday Weekend

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With the Easter holiday approaching, beautiful outdoor weather and the wildflowers and trees in full bloom, Maricopa County residents are looking forward to escaping to the great outdoors. Holiday weekends are among the busiest times for residents seeking...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Shelters Continue to Save Lives

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Phoenix, AZ – The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the generosity of the...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Social Distancing Efforts Appear to Be Working; Slower Rise in Hospitalizations

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Social Distancing Efforts Appear to be Working to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Maricopa County data shows a slower rise in hospitalizations 

 

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Department of Public Health Releases Long Term Care Case Counts; Prioritizes PPE

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PHOENIX (April, 6, 2020) - Currently, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona is experiencing a supply problem acquiring Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. PPE is defined as surgical and N95 masks, surgical gowns and gloves, face shields and any other...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Unified Command Structure Formed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Phoenix – Maricopa County’s Department of Public Health and Emergency Management Department have created a unified command structure to streamline county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Teams from both departments have bee...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Weekly Update (April 3): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Maricopa County Opens PPE Donation Management Program

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PHOENIX (April 2, 2020) – Due to the severe supply chain disruption of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), those who serve the most vulnerable populations are at risk of running out of supplies. In response to this need, Maricopa County Departm...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maricopa County Joint Information Center (JIC) has compiled a number of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries

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Phoenix - With the official declaration of a local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County set into a motion a series of operational changes including the opening of a Joint Information Center (JIC).  The JIC is being ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Maricopa County Adapts Operations to COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX— Maricopa County is making changes to business operations daily as the situation related to COVID-19 evolves. Essential government functions will continue as we move a large percentage of our employees to working from home. Please take n...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Maricopa County Chairman Signs Emergency Declaration

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March 18, 2020—PHOENIX— The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman signed a Proclamation of a Local Emergency in Maricopa County. This action will provide additional resources to assist the county with coordinating...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Statement from Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Today's Election

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Members of the Maricopa County Boarrd of Supervisors issued the following statement on the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election:

"Running an election—any election—is difficult. It requires good planning, rapid response t...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Changes for County Departments Issuing Permits

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Three Maricopa County departments that issue permits are altering operations starting on Wednesday, March 18 to continue serving customers while respecting the recommended guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 from the CDC, ADHS and Maricopa County Departm...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Board Adjusts Emergency Leave and Teleworking Policies for County Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – To address the impact of COVID-19 during this worldwide pandemic, and with the advice of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Board of Supervisors approved emergency exceptions to the county’s...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Changes to Voting Locations for Presidential Preference Election

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March 13, 2020 (Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors acted decisively today to protect both public health and voting rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding more “vote anywhere” locations, while en...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Career Center Opens in Glendale

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Maricopa County’s West Valley Career Center officially opened a new, more convenient location in Glendale to serve both job seekers and employers.  With more than 200 people moving to Maricopa County each day, the demand for high-qualit...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Maricopa County Holds Ribbon Cutting Event at Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility

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February 19, 2020—PHOENIX— Maricopa County is entering a new era of public safety, one with the promise of more efficiency for taxpayers and better outcomes for those who enter and exit the jail system. Today, county and municipal lead...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves 229 Voting Locations

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To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

On Election Day, voters will have 229 v...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

225 Madison Project Nears Completion

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County staff have started to move into the 225 W. Madison Street building as the innovative, adaptive reuse project nears completion.  The former Madison Street jail has been transformed over the past two years into a modern office space for the ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Be Ballot Ready for 2020 Elections

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Maricopa County voters now have a new way to find out everything they need to know about elections in 2020: BeBallotReady.vote.

Voters can make changes to their voter information, find what upcoming elections they are eligible for, sign up for text alerts,...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Clint Hickman Elected Chairman of Board of Supervisors

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January 8, 2020 – PHOENIX – Clint Hickman, the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, says county government’s job in the coming year will be to make Maricopa County a place “where prosperity lasts and democracy flourishes.” &...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Mumps is on the Rise in Maricopa County; Providers Asked to Work with Public Health to Stop Outbreak

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PRESS RELEASE—For immediate release

Contact: Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, (602) 679-3098

 

Mumps is on the rise in Maricopa County

Providers are asked to work with Public Health to stop the outbreak

PHOENIX (December 19, 2019)...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Maricopa County Officials Approve Presidential Preference Election Plans

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The Maricopa County Elections Department is committed to the security, integrity and accessibility of elections. Today, in preparation for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the first Ele...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Grant Helps Maricopa County Reduce Lead Poisoning Risk

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Maricopa County is working to decrease the number of children who get sick in their homes due to poisoning from lead-based paints.  The Board of Supervisors just approved $1.8 million in federal grant money to be administered by the Human Service...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Smart Region Effort Aims to Improve Quality of Life

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The country’s largest and most connected smart region won’t be in New York or Chicago.  It’s being built in Maricopa County, Arizona right now to improve quality of life and increase economic competitiveness.

Today the Board of Supervisors approve...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

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PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Media Availability: A doctor will be available from 1-3pm, call to schedule

Contact:   Jeanene Fowler, Public Health: jeanene.fowler@maricopa.gov, 602-722-1806

 

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan

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Rural living has a place in the Maricopa County of the future.  That’s the takeaway from the Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan approved this week by the Board of Supervisors.

In addition to more than 20 cities and towns, Maricopa County is also h...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Board of Supervisors Appoints North Mesa Justice of the Peace

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Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new Justice of the Peace for the North Mesa Judicial Precinct. Kyle Jones comes to the job with plenty of experience serving Maricopa County Justice Courts.  He has served the North Mesa ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Board Approves Agreement With Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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On May 6, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a Use Management Agreement between the County and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) to develop and maintain a nature and wildlife conservation center at McDowell Mountain Regional Par...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Maricopa County’s regional parks set May 11 as the start date for annual fire ban

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Monday, May 11, 2020. “Given the abundance of rain we’ve received this year, we had a beautiful wildflower season in the parks. As temperatures be...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

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There are no Competition Impracticable procurements under consideration by Maricopa County at this time.

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

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There are no Sole Source procurements under consideration by Maricopa County at this time.

Procurement: Sole Source

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death Due to COVID-19

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For Immediate Release: March 22, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568 (Text for quickest response)E-Mail: chris.minnick@azdhs.gov

Arizona Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death Due to COVID-19Take precautions and practi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19

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For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568 (Text for quickest response)E-Mail: chris.minnick@azdhs.gov

Arizona Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19Take precautions and practic...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate ReleaseLive stream available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOFMXm8A1k or https://www.facebook.com/maricopacountyaz/

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal CountyThe case may signal community spre...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa County

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NEWS RELEASE 

Media Contacts:Case questions: Sonia Singh (MCDPH), Mobile: 602-679-3098Lab questions: Chris J. Minnick (ADHS), Mobile: 480-772-1568

Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Confirms One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa...

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Posted on: January 26, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release Jan. 26, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568

Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona

The Case is a Maricopa County Resident who Recently Returned from Wuhan, China...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Mumps is on the Rise in Maricopa County; Providers Asked to Work with Public Health to Stop Outbreak

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PRESS RELEASE—For immediate release

Contact: Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, (602) 679-3098

 

Mumps is on the rise in Maricopa County

Providers are asked to work with Public Health to stop the outbreak

PHOENIX (December...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

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PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Contact:   Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

 

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

Officials ask Maricopa County residents to get their flu shot to hel...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

FREE Emergency Preparedness & Wellness Expo on Sept. 21

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Jhoana Molina, Public Health: (602) 722-0509Media B-Roll available at http://bit.ly/2019ExpoVideos  

PHOENIX (September 11, 2019) – Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Building Brid...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

UPDATE: Additional Sites Added Where Individuals May Have been Exposed to Measles in Maricopa County

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MEDIA UPDATE FROM FRIDAY

Additional Sites Added Where Individuals May Have been Exposed to Measles in Maricopa County

PHOENIX (Aug. 26, 2019) – Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services are continuing to...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Measles Exposure Linked to World Hip Hop Dance Championship; Watch for Symptoms until Sept 2

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Please contact: Sonia Singh, Public Health: 602-679-3098

PHOENIX (Aug. 23, 2019) – Today, Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services learned that a teenage international traveler competing in the World H...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

MCDPH Has Identified Hepatitis A Exposure at Genghis Grill Restaurant in Tempe Marketplace

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PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate ReleaseDr. Sunenshine will be available for interviews today from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Please call to schedule.

Media Contact: Sonia Charry, Maricopa County Public Health, 602-679-3098

Maricopa County Public Heal...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

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PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Preparing to Expand Contact Tracing

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PHOENIX (April 23, 2020)— Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  In order to best monitor COVID-19 cases and community risk,  MCDP...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

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May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Unified Command Works to Secure More Personal Protective Equipment

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Maricopa County Unified Command has distributed more than half a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to date, but requests continue to pour in. During a press conference earlier today, the Unified Command updated its efforts to provide c...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Maricopa County COVID-19 data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations 

Community is encouraged to keep doing what we’re doing 

 

PHOENIX (April 15, 2020)—Maricopa County&nbs...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis

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In this community, partnerships between government bodies, private industry, non-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and others play an important role in providing critical services to those in need, especially during an emergency. Maricopa Co...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Supporting Homeless Population During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (April 17, 2020) – Maricopa County Department of Human Services is leading a group of local agencies to develop a two-pronged approach to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic within the homeless community. Homelessness is a growing challenge...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Efforts in County Jails

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – With an average daily inmate population of approximately 7,500 individuals, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) is responsible for providing medical, d...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

County Parks Provide Room to Roam This Holiday Weekend

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With the Easter holiday approaching, beautiful outdoor weather and the wildflowers and trees in full bloom, Maricopa County residents are looking forward to escaping to the great outdoors. Holiday weekends are among the busiest times for residents seeking...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Shelters Continue to Save Lives

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Phoenix, AZ – The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the generosity of the...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Social Distancing Efforts Appear to Be Working; Slower Rise in Hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows a slower rise in hospitalizations 

 

PHOENIX (April 8, 2019)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health data is showing that the number of...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Maricopa County Library District Providing Free Temporary Digital Library Cards

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) facilities remain closed until further notice, but County libraries are still providing critical services to the public, including digital learning opportunities. The health and safety of all...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Department of Public Health Releases Long Term Care Case Counts; Prioritizes PPE

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PHOENIX (April, 6, 2020) - Currently, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona is experiencing a supply problem acquiring Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. PPE is defined as surgical and N95 masks, surgical gowns and gloves, face shields and any other...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries

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Phoenix - With the official declaration of a local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County set into a motion a series of operational changes including the opening of a Joint Information Center (JIC).  The JIC is being ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Unified Command Structure Formed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Phoenix – Maricopa County’s Department of Public Health and Emergency Management Department have created a unified command structure to streamline county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Teams from both departments have bee...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

PPE Donations Warehouse Update: Refugee Among Those Giving Back

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PHOENIX (April 10, 2020) – A man who received help from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) more than a decade ago after coming to the United States as a refugee is among those giving back to his community during the COVID-19...

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