COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PM Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassCFC307A1B8E84A14920096500EC95862"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href=""></a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div> & HS
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PM Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass404B1D522585402AA945BEBF53F5F979"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​ </span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Tuesday, January 19, 2021 </h3><p>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Thursday, January 21, 2021 </h3><p>Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Friday, January 22, 2021</h3><p>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href=""></a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href=""></a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href=""></a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href=""></a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank"></a></span></p></div> </html></div> & HS
Phoenix Distributes Thousands of Laptops to Local Schools 5:00:00 PM Distributes Thousands of Laptops to Local Schools<div class="ExternalClass44A6C10A341A40788A6D64D862FAA45C"><html> <p>To keep students connected and ready for distance learning, the city of Phoenix and School Connect have partnered to provide internet-enabled laptops to assist local schools in closing the technology gap. </p> <p>"The digital divide has only been amplified by the current COVID-19 crisis. It is more crucial than ever to provide our students, families and educators with the tools they need to continue learning, despite interruptions to traditional in-person schooling," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "With the distribution of approximately 10,000 devices, I'm proud the city has stepped up to make distanced learning more manageable, accessible and equitable."</p> <p>As the pandemic continues, the digital divide has become even more challenging for local school districts. One issue is that devices and laptops are often returned to schools damaged. The laptops provided by this partnership will help schools achieve and maintain a 1:1 student-to-device ratio for grades K-12. </p> <p>"School Connect and Scottsdale Bible Church are grateful to partner with the city to make it possible for students to have equitable access to online resources," said Tracey Beal, Executive Director, School Connect. "Every laptop purchased will enable the students to achieve academic success using the technology they need."  </p> <p>The Phoenix City Council approved $2 million in CARES Act funding and School Connect received a $1 million donation from Scottsdale Bible Church to purchase the devices. The laptops will become the property of the school districts who will be responsible for creating guidelines for issuing, maintaining and monitoring the student devices. </p> <p>Phoenix has implemented a variety of measures to help address the local digital divide, from providing <a href="/newsroom/housing/1406" target="_blank"><span lang="EN">devices to families and seniors</span></a> in local housing facilities to expanding <a href="/newsroom/information-technology-services/1551" target="_blank"><span lang="EN">mobile Wi-Fi access</span></a> in the community. <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>
Second Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 25 -31, 2021 Services1/20/2021 4:00:00 PM Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 25 -31, 2021<div class="ExternalClass4CF1F73555D345BF97EA2D56CAFF3E9D"><html> <p>Phoenix Water Services is kicking off 2021 with a focus on stormwater pollution prevention. The utility's second annual Stormwater Awareness Week is set for January 25 – 31, 2021. A <a href="" target="_blank">virtual workshop</a> is scheduled for Thursday, January 28 at noon to help spread awareness on the importance of stormwater pollution prevention. </p> <p>A number of Arizona cities and organizations will join Phoenix for this regional effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving stormwater quality for the environment and future generations.</p> <p>"Stormwater Awareness Week encourages communities to make smart choices when it comes to preserving the quality of stormwater in our desert city," said Mayor Gallego. “With our hotter than normal summers and the lack of rain, it is important to remember that stormwater doesn't get treated and flows directly to nearby washes and retention basins, making it imperative that we preserve our systems."</p> <p>Stormwater picks up pollutants as it flows over rooftops, gutters, parking lots, driveways, and other paved surfaces. That polluted stormwater can work its way into storm drains, and eventually to surface water and retention areas.</p> <p>Simple actions to reduce stormwater pollution include:</p> <ul> <li>Disposing trash, recyclables and chemicals properly like detergent, paint, medications, etc.</li> <li>Recycling motor oil and maintaining your vehicle to prevent leaks</li> <li>Cleaning up after your pet</li> <li>Using lawn-chemicals sparingly and always following manufacturer's directions</li> <li>Properly disposing leftover paint and household chemicals at a household hazardous waste event</li> <li>And please remember - only rain in the storm drain</li> </ul> <p>"Stormwater Awareness Week highlights issues about stormwater pollution that we don't often think about," said Interim Water Services Director Eric Froberg. “Everyone has an important role in stormwater pollution prevention. Having the opportunity to host a virtual workshop for our residents will go a long way to help educate our community." </p> <p>Phoenix Water Services is hosting a virtual workshop on Thursday, January 28 at noon. to discuss the City's Stormwater Management Program and our activities to reduce stormwater pollution. Please register <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to participate. </p> <p>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Department Stormwater Awareness Week and what you can do as an individual or business to prevent stormwater pollution, please visit <a href="/waterservices/envservices/stormwater-program" target="_blank"></a>.​​​<br></p> <p><br></p><p><strong>Media Contact: </strong></p><p>Victoria Welch</p><p>Public Information Specialist </p><p>602-262-5060<br></p><br></html></div> Dept
Arizona Living The Dream MLK Virtual Celebration 2021 9:00:00 PM Living The Dream MLK Virtual Celebration 2021<div class="ExternalClassA4D7381BFD27416B81F23E0699F32A7B"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">The 35th Annual AZ MLK Awards & Scholarship Celebration honors Valley residents for their lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just community. The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission recognizes the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement honoree and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream awardees. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional individuals who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights, and enhancing the dignity of all people. The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice. The 2021 Honorees are: • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Calvin C. Goode “Lifetime Achievement Award" Harry Garewal • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream Award" Carolyn Bristo Chatman Freddie Dobbins Jr. Angela R. Garmon Mel Hannah For more about the 2021 AZ MLK Committee activities, visit</span>​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>
Phoenix IN FLUX Kicks Off with Film Screening and Culture1/19/2021 4:00:00 PM IN FLUX Kicks Off with Film Screening<div class="ExternalClass30CFB08C3C1947ABBE3502230E9F805B"><html>Phoenix IN FLUX kicks off with a January 22 film screening of The Story of Our Journey. The 51-minute video was created by clarinetist Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, composer Dylan Findley and Their Story is Our Story, an international refugee advocacy organization. The film combines an original musical score and electronic media with interviews of refugees detailing their journeys to America. <a href="/arts/influx" target="_blank">Premiering on the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture website</a>, the performance airs at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 and will be available through 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.<br><br>The video is inspired by the accounts of refugees who fled life-threatening situations in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Honduras to find safety in Europe and the United States. Through interviews provided by Their Story Is Our Story, the refugees describe their travels across deserts, mountains, forests, and political borders.<br>​<br>Dylan Findley is a prolific, award-winning composer who describes his music as kaleidoscopic. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Csaba Jevtic-Somlai has performed internationally, touring both as a soloist and with a full-scale orchestra. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts from ASU and currently directs band and string orchestras at two Phoenix public elementary schools. The Story of Our Journey was commissioned by the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program.<br><br>This is the first in a series of six IN FLUX performances by Arizona artists and teams. Other featured performers will include the Central AZ Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society, the team of dancer Nicole L. Olson and ceramic artist Patricia Sannit, Katharine Leigh Simpson, Erin V. Sotak, and the artist collective Whistling Moon. To ensure public safety, most of the events will be presented online. The <a href="/arts/influx" target="_blank">city's In FLUX web page</a> will provide ongoing updates and information about the projects and their schedules.<br><br>IN FLUX is a collaboration with Artlink and five other Valley cities, including Peoria, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe and Glendale.<br><br>The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture manages an award-winning public art program, invests nearly $1 million annually in grants to nonprofit arts organizations, oversees eight cultural facilities, including the Gallery @ City Hall, promotes arts learning for youth and professional development opportunities for individual artists, and participates in national studies and research to make a strong case for the arts and demonstrate their economic, social, practical, and educational benefits.<br><br></html></div>
City of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice and Features1/13/2021 11:30:00 PM of Phoenix Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice <div class="ExternalClass35598A8725214EE69C4C0F2C9D5FD283"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.<br></p> <p>Here's how city services are affected:<br></p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste:</strong> Trash and recycling will be collected as usual.  There will be no change in collection day.  Please place your trash and recycling containers 4 feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.<br></p> <p> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Transfer Stations will be closed.<br></p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> Bus and light rail are operating on a weekday service schedule. No RAPID or Express bus service. Customer Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service windows at transit centers are closed. Visit <a href="" target="_blank"> <strong></strong></a><strong> </strong>for more information. <br></p> <p> <strong>Library: </strong>All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed. Phoenix Public Library book drops remain available with the exception of South Mountain Community Library.   Customers may access library resources 24/7 by visiting<strong> </strong> <a href="" target="_blank"> <strong></strong></a><strong>   </strong><br></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters:</strong> All <a href="/streets/parking-meters" target="_blank"> <strong>parking meters </strong></a>are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>-30-</strong> </span> </p> <p> <br> </p> ​<br></html></div>NewsarticleArticle
Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 27th Avenue and Orangewood Avenue 9:40:00 PM Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 27th Avenue and Orangewood Avenue <div class="ExternalClass6070AB16084449DE9044805BCEB62DAC"><html> <p>​​​The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video which includes information, audio, video and pictures related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred on December 28, 2020, in the area of 27th Ave. and Orangewood Ave.<br><br>This incident started at approximately 8:45 p.m., when a woman called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend was in the patio of her apartment and was refusing to leave. The caller also informed the 911 operator that he had been violent in the past with her and that he was causing problems for her.  <br><br>The caller identified the man as 30-year-old, Jordan Crawford. <br><br>The officers arrived and the suspect was no longer at the apartment and they began to look for the Crawford.<br><br>Within minutes, Crawford was found walking through an open area of the apartment complex. An officer called out to Crawford to detain him but Crawford did not stop and told the officer that he had a gun as he placed his right hand behind his rear waistband area.<br><br>Crawford and the officer continued to talk and walk through the complex. The officer told Crawford to show him his hands, which he refused and continued to walk backwards from officers. The interaction between the officers and Crawford continued onto 27th Avenue. <br><br>Vehicle traffic stopped just missing Crawford as he crossed the street. Officers were able to contain him as he reached the east sidewalk. Once he got to the sidewalk Crawford stopped and leaned forward and began to yell with his hand behind his back. He began to count down and when he got to one, he swiftly pulled his hand from his back and the officers reacted to the threat. <br><br>Officers deployed less lethal munition to safely approach Crawford in an effort to administer first aid. <br><br>During the investigation a weapon was not recovered. <br><br>The five officers involved in this incident are all assigned to the Cactus park precinct. There were no injuries to officers or any other community members.<br><br>This incident is the subject of both an internal and a criminal investigation, which will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.<br><br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This is why you see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case. <br><br>Please be advised, the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br></p> </html></div>





Face Coverings Required Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass8DE6AF03F13B43BAB7648EA69C9E912F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>News 8:18:55 PM2/28/2021 8:18:55 PM

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