COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts Management & Homeland Security10/19/2021 4:00:00 PM Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass82BCD81C521C464CB36137A2A443A2B4"><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 href="" target="_blank"></a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">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 href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">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> </html></div> & HS
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events Management & Homeland Security10/19/2021 4:00:00 PM COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassB5040717F89544C6A2FAAAA1192D96DE"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href=""> seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Tuesday, October 19, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Wednesday, October 20, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Thursday, October 21, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Friday, October 22, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Emmett McLoughlin Community Training & Education Center<br> 1150 S. 7th Ave.. Phoenix, AZ 85007<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Saturday, October 23, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Monday, October 25, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Tuesday, October 26, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Uncle Sam's<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3217 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Wednesday, October 27, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> James Sandoval Preparatory High School/Epworth United Methodist Church<br> 4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85033<br>1:00  - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Thursday, October 28, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Friday, October 29, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><h3>Saturday, October 30, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Library<br> 3635 W Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href=""></a></p> ​<br></div> </html></div> & HS
New Online Art Map Now Available and Culture10/18/2021 5:00:00 PM Online Art Map Now Available<div class="ExternalClass14AC870A88DF4FEBA7D99BA8EE8BCEE0"><html> <div>​The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s new online Public Art Map is up and ready for self-guided tours. It features more than 200 major public art projects created throughout Phoenix by the city’s award-winning Public Art Program. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Each point on the map contains a description highlighting key information about the artist and project. The works range from pedestrian bridges, underpasses, streetscapes, community water facilities and canal projects to monumental indoor and outdoor sculptures, and artist-designed terrazzo floors and installations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Art is everywhere, and now Phoenix residents and visitors have the opportunity to explore the city’s public art collection,” said Mitch Menchaca, director of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. “They can visit these iconic pieces or learn about them without having to leave home. These pieces belong to the community, and we are thrilled to provide this kind of access and information to the public.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The map is available on the web, and via your mobile device. Find the public art near you at  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was established in 1985 to champion and sustain the City's arts and culture community to make Phoenix a great place to live, work, and visit. The Public Art Program was created to build a more beautiful and vibrant city.  Since its inception, it has created more than 200 major projects and become a national leader by involving artists with other design professionals to create a wide range of public buildings, spaces and infrastructure.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>
Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program FAQs Manager10/15/2021 6:45:00 PM Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program FAQs<div class="ExternalClass4470EBD40E2548F68D64DC22FFB81ED0"><html>​On September 21, 2021, the Phoenix City Council approved the allocation of $12 million for the Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program. This program will be utilizing American Rescue Plan Act dollars. As staff continues to develop the program, below are several Frequently Asked Questions that provides current information. As new information is available, it will be posted here. <br><br><strong>What is this program?</strong><br><br>On Sept. 21, 2021, Phoenix City Council approved allocating $12 million for the Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Pilot Program. Under this 12 month pilot program, 1,000 Phoenix families with children will be selected to receive a $1,000 stipend to use on household expenses, such as childcare, groceries, rent/utility bills, transportation, etc.<br><br><strong>Who is eligible for the program and how can I apply?</strong><br><br>There will be no application for the pilot program. Families with children who have applied for Emergency Rental Assistance, reside in city-owned public housing, or have a Section 8 voucher will be randomly selected via lottery system and will be asked to participate. Participants must live and remain living in the City of Phoenix during this program.<br><br><strong>How will participants receive the money each month?</strong> <br><br>Staff is currently working with vendors to provide a debit card to each participant. Funds will be loaded onto the card each month. <br><br><strong>Are there restrictions to what can be purchased with the debit card?</strong><br><br>There will be certain items that participants will be unable to purchase, such as alcohol, tobacco products, and lottery tickets.<br><br><strong>Will the purchases be tracked?</strong><br><br>Yes, purchases will be tracked for reporting purposes and to assist with the program evaluation. Staff is currently working to screen potential vendors that can provide a debit card solution with technology needed to ensure proper reporting and follows US Treasury guidance.<br><br>There will be no reporting on personal identification information for participants in the program.<br><br><strong>How is the City funding this program?</strong><br><br>The pilot program will be funded by American Rescue Plan Act federal dollars.<br><br><strong>When will participants be selected?</strong><br><br>Staff is currently exploring options for program administration and hope to start the program by January 2022. Staff is looking for ways to begin this program earlier if possible. <br><br>Updated information will be available on the City's homepage when available.<br><br></html></div> Manager
Thank a Water Hero Day | Phoenix Water Services 7:00:00 PM a Water Hero Day | Phoenix Water Services<div class="ExternalClass60A849DE478843DA92BEE7DEC4044D02"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <span style="color:rgb(3, 3, 3);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;letter-spacing:0.2px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);">Phoenix Water celebrated the second annual statewide campaign, Thank a Water Hero Day, on Sept. 23, 2021, to salute the heroic services water and wastewater professionals provide to the community. As millions of Americans continue to work remotely due to the ongoing pandemic, thousands of water employees in Phoenix and throughout Arizona leave their homes to carry out essential work that provides people with the most vital resource- water.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​</p> </html></div>
City of Phoenix Begins Vaccination Incentive Program Works (Trash and Recycling)10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM of Phoenix Begins Vaccination Incentive Program<div class="ExternalClassEACFFFA88E674035805817ED0A29370D"><html> <p> ​The city of Phoenix will offer vaccine incentives after the City Council approved a pilot program to increase vaccination rates in underserved communities.   <br><br> The city,  partnering with its clinical health care vendors, began offering 100 dollar gift cards to individuals who become fully vaccinated through city sponsored vaccination events.<br><br> A  full course of the vaccination has been shown to be extremely effective at preventing individuals from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.​ Residents who receive the full course of vaccinations through a city of Phoenix vaccination site are eligible to receive a 100 dollar gift card from a local grocery store or gas station.      <br><br> The city of Phoenix Public Works Department manages the Mobile COVID-19 vans and hosts testing and vaccination event across Phoenix. To see upcoming locations that are part of the Vaccination Incentive Program​, visit <a href="" target="_blank">​</a>. <br></p> </html></div> Works
New City Manager Announces First Appointment, Names Lori Bays Assistant City Manager Manager10/8/2021 6:15:00 PM City Manager Announces First Appointment, Names Lori Bays Assistant City Manager<div class="ExternalClass6696B9102B3B48E0816C588758CAAA41"><html>​In his first move as the new Phoenix City Manager, Jeff Barton announced this week the appointment of Lori Bays as his Assistant City Manager, the number two position in the City Manager's Office. <br><br>In this role, Bays will oversee several departments in the fifth largest city in the nation and help manage the more than 14,000 city employees. She has been the city's Chief Human Resources Officer for the last four years. <br><br>“Lori has devoted her entire career to partnering with individuals, families, and organizations to build healthier communities," said Barton. “From her instrumental role in managing the city's efforts surrounding COVID-19 to her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the city, Lori is a proven visionary leader." <br><br>Bays' background includes nearly 25 years of both public and private sectors work, including executive leadership roles at city, county, and state levels. Prior to her role with the city of Phoenix, Bays oversaw all county operations and a $1.3 billion operating budget as the Chief Administrative Officer for Salt Lake County. She has also held Health and Human Services leadership roles with San Diego County and the State of Utah.  <br><br>“From building a program to provide high quality preschool to families in need to my work on the city's racial equity training, I've been fortunate to lead teams where we made a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve," said Bays. “I look forward to partnering with the Mayor and City Council as we address important issues for the residents of Phoenix." <br><br>Bays holds a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She begins her new role on October 11.<br></html></div> Manager
Celebrate Urban Wildlife Conservation Day & Sustainability10/8/2021 4:00:00 PM Urban Wildlife Conservation Day<div class="ExternalClass3AE321EB4AA64257BCB2E80C5A161354"><html> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has <a target="_blank" href="/oepsite/Documents/2021%20Urban%20Wildlife%20Conservation%20Day.pdf">declared October 9, 2021 as Urban Wildlife Conservation Day​</a> for the city of Phoenix. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating Urban Wildlife Conservation Day and take part in the 1st annual Walk for the Wild. It's happening on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Rio Salado Restoration Area, at 2439 S. Central Ave.</p> <p>This will kick off Walk for the Wild Week with an in-person celebration of our local urban wildlife. There will be:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>3k walk on a paved path<br></p> </li> <li> <p>Audubon native plant sale<br></p> </li> <li> <p>Milkweed for monarchs planting</p> </li> <li> <p>Native seed giveaway</p> </li> <li> <p>Bird education</p> </li> <li> <p>Partner booths</p> </li> </ul> <p>Bring water with you, but water fountains and restrooms will be available. While this event is outdoors, masks and social distancing are recommended.<br></p> <p>​Check out this <a target="_blank" href="/oepsite/Documents/Urban%20Wildlife%20Event%202021.pdf">flyer</a> for more information or register <a target="_blank" href="">here</a>.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>

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