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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: August 3

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The August 3, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Mask mandate in effect for Maricopa Count
  • Primary Election Voting Locations
  • Key Message: 
  • Primary Elections Participation Hits Record High
  • Vote Center’s Safety Pr...
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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Maricopa County Vote Centers Are Open This Weekend

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Maricopa County voters who have an issue preventing them from voting in-person on Election Day can visit any of the Vote Centers open today, August 1 through Monday.

State law requires that a voter must provide identification and sign a statement attesting...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Maricopa County Funds Additional COVID-Testing, Launches Testing Event Website

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Maricopa County is investing more federal CARES Act dollars in partnerships that will provide testing to underserved populations. The Board of Supervisors acted to double the amount of money allocated toward testing services—both for COVID-19 an...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Maricopa County Now Offering Virtual Inspections for Some Permits

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Maricopa County is now offering a faster way to get certain home renovation projects inspected.  The Planning and Development Department just rolled out virtual inspections for the following permits:

“We want responsible development to c...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

County Program Could Help As Many As 6,000 Households With Rent

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Maricopa County is beginning a new rental assistance program for residents outside of the cities of Phoenix and Mesa who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.  The Human Services Department will administer the program, which will be funde...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Maricopa County Secures Additional Nighttime Heat Relief Location for Homeless

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Ahead of what could be the hottest weekend of the year so far, Maricopa County has secured a recently vacated building in downtown Phoenix to provide nighttime heat relief for people experiencing homelessness.  The County, working with its partne...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Maricopa County Small Business Grant Program Begins

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Phoenix - Maricopa County is providing relief to small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Supervisors approved $23 million in federal CARES Act funding for the grant program as many businesses struggle to stay open ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Applying Three Critical Outbreak Tactics

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PHOENIX (June 25, 2020)—Officials from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) detailed the three tactics that are currently most critical to addressing the increased spread of COVID-19 in Maricopa County.  

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Maricopa County Approves August Primary Election Plans

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Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the August Primary Election, while focusing on the health and safety of voters and poll workers, according to the Primary Election plans approved by county officials today.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the r...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Public Health Advises Residents How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Maricopa County Public Health Reminds Residents That They Have a Role to Play in Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 

Strongly recommends that all residents wear masks in public settings 

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Board Allocates $399 Million for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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Maricopa County is injecting nearly $400 million into the local economy to help combat COVID-19.  With today’s unanimous vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, there’s now a clearer picture of how individuals, families, businesses, and...

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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 4, 2020

Correctional Health Services and MCSO Respond to a Rise in COVID-19 Cases in County Jails

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Phoenix - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are tracking and responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases inside jail facilities.

Since May 30th, confirmed cases rose from six to 30.  This represent...

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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 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 

 

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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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