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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Delta Variant Increases COVID-19 Risk in Maricopa County

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 12:30pm-2:00pm on Friday, July 9. Call to schedule. Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

There is new evidence that the more-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 i...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Board, County Attorneys Get National Honor for Elections Work

Elections Recognition

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the County Attorney's Office are getting national recognition for their role in overseeing and ensuring free and fair elections in 2020. 

At today’s board meeting, the National Association of C...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Jack Sellers Elected Chairman of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

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January 6, 2021 – PHOENIX – Jack Sellers, the newly-elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, says he’s focused on building a brighter future for Maricopa County.?

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“Over the last year, I have watched as our whole nation has be...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Maricopa County Registered Apprenticeship Program Ranked #1

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When it comes to connecting job seekers to paid apprenticeships, no one does it better than Maricopa County.  The U.S. Department of Labor ranks Maricopa County #1 in the United States for the number of people placed into registered apprenticeshi...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Maricopa County Announces Results of COVID-19 Antibody Project

Serosurvey Results

"Serosurvey” estimates that approximately one in 10 Maricopa County residents have been infected with COVID-19 

 

PHOENIX (November 16, 2020) — Results from a serosurvey conducted ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maricopa County Encourages Flu Shots In October, Provides Free Vaccine Events Across Region

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Maricopa County is asking residents to get their flu vaccine within the next three weeks. Getting vaccinated by the end of October ensures you are protected for the entire flu season, even if the flu starts circulating earlier than normal. 

“Now i...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Maricopa County Announces COVID-19 Antibody Project

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“Serosurvey” will estimate how much of Maricopa County’s population has been infected with COVID-19 

PHOENIX (September 2, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is embarking on an investi...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

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

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Operating budgets cut by 2%; tax rate unchanged  

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 discretionary spending unrel...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 22

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Tax Rate Will Be Set in August 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its FY 2021 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 22.? The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: June 3

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The June 3, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • “Return Stronger” order remains in effect
  • County Services Impacted
  • 4 Safeguarding Tips For Reopening
  • Mental Health Resources
  • A Few Words From Public Health On The ...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Building Permits Increase Despite COVID-19 Economic Fallout

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There’s not a lot of good economic news out there these days, but data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.? Building permit?submissions?are?up s...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: May 27

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The May 27, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Maricopa County Unified Command Updates Residents
  • County Services Impacted
  • Which COVID-19 Protective MeasuresAre Most Effective? 
  • Reopening Protections for Businesses
  • Persona...
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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

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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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 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: August 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of Aug 16

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Week of Aug 16, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Flood Emergency in Gila Bend
  • Monsoon 2021
  • Vaccines Save Lives: A Personal Story
  • Vaccines Work Against Delta
  • Update on Case Trends
  • School Outbreaks
  • News Bites
  • Pets & Places

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Maricopa County Elected Leaders Call for End to Senate/Cyber Ninja Election Audit

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READ THE COUNTY’S LETTER TO SENATOR FANN

READ THE TECHNICAL DOCUMENT REFUTING FALSE CLAIMS

At a special public meeting today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a written response to allegations made by Arizona Senate President Ka...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Maricopa County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

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Campaign will give people who are on the fence about getting vaccinated info & resources

Maricopa County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Campaign will give people who are on the fence about getting vaccinated info & resources Maricopa County is ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of May 24th

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Get the latest information on COVID-19 cases reported in Maricopa County, testing, vaccine eligibility for ages 12 and older, vaccination events, how you can help inform new solutions to community problems and support those impacted by the pandemic.

Week of May 25, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Ages 12+ Eligible for Pfizer Vaccine
  • Highlight: Protecting Kids
  • Vaccination Events
  • Sharing the Facts
  • We Need More Of Our Community Vaccinated
  • New Animal Care & ...
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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 21

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Tax Rate Will Be Set in August 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its FY 2022 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 21.? The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Maricopa County Public Health Seeking Resident Input on COVID-19 Impacts

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Input on COVID-19 Impacts; Data to be Used to Establish Funding Priorities

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 10, 2021) – A new survey from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) asks Maricopa County residents ages 12 and up how COVID-19 has impacted them a...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate, Invests in Public Health

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Final FY 2022 budget includes funds for pandemic response and future infrastructure

After helping the nation’s fastest-growing county weather a pandemic and a year of financial uncertainty, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is putting mone...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Maricopa County Outlines Priorities for American Rescue Plan Dollars

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Maricopa County is using a new influx of federal funds to bring services and stability to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

When the Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2022 budget, they also approved spending priori...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Maricopa County Secures New Tabulation Equipment for Upcoming Elections

Elections Equipment

With the November 2021 elections fast approaching, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has obtained new election equipment to replace what the Arizona Senate subpoenaed and turned over to uncertified contractors. This comes after the Arizona Secretar...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Maricopa County Launches “Just the Facts” Website to Combat Misinformation

Election Facts

July 23, 2021 (Phoenix) — There’s a new to way to get facts about Maricopa County elections. The Maricopa County Elections Department launched JustTheFacts.Vote today to address questions and misconceptions about the 2020 General Election as well...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Chairman Declares Local Emergency After Gila Bend Flooding

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At 9:33 a.m. on August 14th, 2021, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Jack Sellers, declared a Local Emergency for Maricopa County. The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Ope...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

New Maricopa County Dashboard Shows How American Rescue Plan Money Is Being Spent

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Members of the public have a new way to see how Maricopa County is using federal funds to bring services and stability to residents, families and businesses impacted by the pandemic. The Board of Supervisors approved spending priorities for $435 million i...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Board Reaches Agreement With Senate Over Subpoenas

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Tonight, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Arizona State Senate that keeps county routers and other sensitive materials out of the hands of the Senate’s contractor, Cyber Ninjas.  The agreement also...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Maricopa County Invests $15M to Bring Domestic Violence Support Services into Community

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark $15 million investment in domestic violence support services for Maricopa County residents. The fund...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Maricopa County Plans Formal Response to Senate’s Election Review

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September 28, 2021 (Phoenix) — With the Senate’s review of Maricopa County’s elections complete, the County today announced it will provide a comprehensive technical report in the coming weeks.

“It took the Cyber Nin...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Board Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation today recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation comes as the Board makes new investments to support survivors.

“The last 18 months have had a dramatic negative ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Board of Supervisors Seeks Applicants to Replace Outgoing District 2 Supervisor

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will seek applicants for appointment to District 2 Supervisor starting next week. Today the Board accepted the resignation of current District 2 Supervisor Steve Chucri who plans to vacate the position on November ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

East Animal Shelter Construction Contract Approved

Animal Care & Control East Valley Shelter Plans

Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a construction contract to build a new animal care shelter in the East Valley. The County has set aside $36 million to build a new, modern shelter space in the City of Mesa at Baseline Road and Lewi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Maricopa County Awards $16 Million to Valleywise Health to Expand Mental Health Services

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today awarded $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to Valleywise Health to expand mental health care services in the nation’s fastest-growing county. It’s part of the Board&...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

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City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022

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Avondale, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Construction is now underway on a project that will bring n...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of Nov. 22

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Latest developments including the pediatric vaccine and booster shot availability for all adults provide hope as we see high COVID-19 cases heading into the holidays. Learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones this holiday season.

Week of Nov. 21, 2021

  • COVID-19 Cases High Heading Into the Holidays
  • 5-11 Year-Olds Can Now Get Their COVID-19 Shot
  • Booster Shots Are Now Available for Anyone 18+
  • Tips for Safer Holiday Gathering
  • Stay Home If You're Sick
  • Adoptable Pets
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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Board of Supervisors Finalizes Interview List for District 2 Supervisor

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will interview seven of the 22 applicants for the position of District 2 Supervisor. They will meet in executive session on Friday, December 3, 2021 to conduct those interviews with:

Thomas Galvin

Christopher Glover

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