COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/6/2021 11:35:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass22BC128372994CAEAB7790081AAD5DAA"><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="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</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: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></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> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a></p> <h3><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Face Coverings Remain in Effect Within Phoenix City Limits<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></h3> <p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Per the Declaration of the Phoenix City Council, Face Coverings are still required in public for most people within Phoenix city limits, and for all Public Transportation (airports and buses) and at all City of Phoenix properties. 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 / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occuring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf" target="_blank">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. Masks are still required at these events. <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/9/2021 5:05:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"></div> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Related:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services</h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img style="margin:5px;width:144px;" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_03.jpg" alt="Stationary Site" />Stationary Site <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Maryvale Park</strong> <br>4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Mondays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  <br> <em>(effective April 10, Friday testing changes to Saturday)</em> <br>Appointments recommended at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br>Offers PCR test with results within 24 hours. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #1" />Mobile Van #1 <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img style="margin:5px;width:144px;" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #2" />Mobile Van #2</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1739">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img style="margin:5px;width:144px;" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" alt="Walk-Up Sites" />Walk-Up/Drive-Up Sites</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours.</p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​​​<br></h2><h3>Friday, April 9, 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="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, April 10, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Lindo Park<br>2230 W. Roeser Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​</a><br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a><br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> South Mountain Community College<br>5050 S. 24th Street<br>7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> St. Jerome Catholic Church<br>19815 N. 35th Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br></p><h3>Monday, April 12, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br>502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy East, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p><h3>Tuesday, April 13, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Devonshire Community Center<br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><h3>Wednesday, April 14, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Dunbar Elementary<br>707 W. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ  85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><h3>Thursday, April 15, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​<br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 17, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Heard Elementary School<br>2301 W. Thomas Rd.. Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church<br>6531 N. 27th Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Sunnyslope Park<br>802 E. Vogel Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, April 19, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Faith North Preschool<br>910 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​​​​​<br></p><h3>Wednesday, April 21, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Capitol School<br>330 N. 16th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​</a></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 24, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Bethune School<br>1310 S. 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​​</a>​<br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a>​<br></p><p> <br> </p><h4 style="color:#777777;line-height:1.6;">Media Contact<br></h4><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Yvette Roeder <br>Cell:602-501-0620 <br>Email <a href="mailto:yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a><br></p></div> <br> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​​</span></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/9/2021 10:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/COVID-19-New_News_Image.jpgCity of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update<div class="ExternalClassF838DEE22E444FD39ABF76B6F5A406B5"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a href="/newssite/Documents/COVID19_Newsroom_Main_SP.pdf" target="_blank">Read this page in Spanish. Lea esta página​ en español (PDF)</a> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use Translate button to read in another language​​</em></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank"><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><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <h3> City Services and Facilities Currently Closed or Impacted</h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and program​s affected by Coronavirus precautionary measures​ can call<strong> (602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.<br></p> <ul> <li><p><strong>Alarms Detail </strong>– No walk-in customers accepted. Call (602) 534-0322 for questions about false alarm or permit inquires and payments. <strong><a href="/newsroom/police/1079" target="_blank">Read detailed Alarm impacted services statement​</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix Job​ Centers</strong> – Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Convention Center</strong> – All events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues (Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall) have been <a href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Protocol.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">postponed or rescheduled through May 10</a>. Visit your conference or event organizer’s website for event updates and rescheduled dates. No in-person or phone sales are being taken at the the Phoenix Convention Center Ticket Office at this time. <a href="/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1064" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Convention Center impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Council Meetings </strong>– City Council meetings are currently <a href="/newsroom/article/1047" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone.</p></li><li><p><strong>City Hall </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span>​ <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Services by appointment only</a></p></li><li><p><strong>City of Phoenix Retirees</strong> – The Phoenix Nationwide office is currently closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Customers can <a href="https://checkappointments.net/appts/5jrQfKGEir#showModal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">schedule a phone appointment </a>to avoid long hold times. Nationwide recomme​nds retirees contact their <a href="https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/pdf/NRM-9757AZ-PX.pdf?_ga=2.194075757.157521130.1584644955-2064238597.1584644955" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">local retirement representative​ </a>to​ address concerns or changes to their investment plan​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Community Meetings </strong>- Community meetings and outreach events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time.</p></li><li><p><strong>Education Programs</strong> <span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are canceled.</p></li><li><p><strong>Family Service Centers </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p><strong>Fingerprinting</strong> - The City of Phoenix is tempor​​arily suspending fingerprinting services. If you need immediate fingerprinting please use a 3rd party vendor.</p></li><li><p><strong>Head Start</strong> - Home visits are suspended.​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Housing</strong> - <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/housing/1063" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Human Resources</strong> – New recruitments and hiring processes will be limited to critical positions citywide; any job interviews will be conducted by video conference. In-person recruitment, selection processes, and new hire events will be temporarily postponed.</p></li><li><p><strong>Job Training Workshops</strong> – Workshops are <a href="/newsroom/ced/1046" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">canceled this week</a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> – <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 the first group of eight (8) Phoenix Public Library locations will be restoring customers’ ability to access select library services through In-Building Visits. The remaining eight (8) locations, in two groupings, will restore access to select library services through In-Building Visits on Monday, May 3 and Monday, May 17, 2021 respectively. In-Building visits will require a 45-minute reservation (advance reservations are available as are accommodations for day-of drop-ins), face coverings and social distancing. Phoenix Public Library will continue to offer Curbside Service, downloadable eResources, book drops, and a calendar of virtual programs (excluding South Mountain Community Library). Visit Phoenix Public Library’s <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visits" target="_blank">In-Building Visits</a> and <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/curbside-service" target="_blank">Curbside Service</a> pages for specific schedules, hours of operation and complete details. <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>Municipal Court </strong>– The Phoenix Municipal Court has taken <a href="/court/covid" target="_blank">many active steps and modifications </a>to its operations in response to COVID-19.</p></li><li><p><strong>Parks and Recreation</strong> – See Parks current information at <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068</span></a><span lang="EN"></span></p></li><li><p><strong>Planning and Development Department – </strong>Services will be offered online, by telephone or by appointment only. PDD inspection requests will follow modified practices. Staff has been redeployed to create Remote Customer Service Counters and will answer questions about development and zoning questions by phone or e-mail from your home or private workspace. <a href="/pdd/contact-us" target="_blank">Find a list of direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses for appropriate staff</a>​. If you're unsure who to contact or have general questions about services call (602) 262-7811 or <a href="mailto:ppd@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. <a href="/pdd/project-tools" target="_blank">Online project tools</a> are available and <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review" target="_blank">new projects and resubmittals</a> can be done electronically. If you have paper plans currently in queue and need assistance to submit plans electronically, please contact the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or email​​. ​Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or <a href="mailto:epr.support@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email​</a>​​. </p></li><li><p><strong>Property Management Unit </strong>– Only five people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. To facilitate the process, please come prepared with the <a href="/police/property-crimes/property-management-unit" target="_blank">Property Release Form</a> already completed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Police Public Records </strong>– Closed to in-person customers. Online and phone customers only. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 262-1885 or use the <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">online portal</a>.</p></li><li><p><strong>Public Transit </strong>-  Passengers are required to wear face coverings while riding transit in Phoenix to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Trans​it impacted services statement​</strong></a><strong>​</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> – All 15 city Senior Centers are closed. Senior Center members can coordinate in-home meal service with their Senior Center Manager​.</p></li><li><p><strong>Street Transportation</strong> - <a href="/streets/traffic-management" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Right-of-Way Management is not processing any special event or block party permits</a> for events taking place through at least May 31. Guidance will be revised as needed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Vehicle Impounds</strong> – Closed to walk-in customers. Call (602) 495-2096 for more details.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>VITA</strong> – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program services are suspended.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>Volunteer Programs</strong> – All city volunteer programs, with the exception of critical public safety programs, are being suspended for the next two weeks.</p></li> </ul><h3><br>City Services Still in Operation<br></h3><ul><li><p><strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>A</strong><strong><strong>i</strong>rport Operation</strong><strong>s</strong> – Some European and Canadian impacts. <a href="/newsroom/aviation/1066" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Airport impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong> – </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><strong><a href="/newsroom/article/1133" target="_blank">Lobby Hours have been modified</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks </strong>– <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank"><strong>Read more detailed information about outdoor Parks and Recreation facilities that are open</strong></a> and <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank"><strong>Learn about responsible social distancing when visiting a park or trail</strong></a></p></li></ul><ul><li><p><strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong>– Visit <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"><strong>Valley Metro website</strong></a> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>for current trip schedules. Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service will continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same on light rail. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Transit impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Trash and Recycling Services</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1071" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Works impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Street Maintenance</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/1069" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Streets impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Water and Wastewater</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/water-services/1070" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Water Department impacted services statement</strong>​</a>​</p></li></ul><h3><br>City Services Still Available O​nline:</h3><p>The city is also continuing to provide access to a variety of online services.</p><ul><li><p><a href="/pdd/onlineservices/inspectrequest" target="_blank">Building Inspections</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://Phoenix.gov/PHXTV" target="_blank">PHXTV Streaming</a> – Watch City Council meetings and regular programming </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=billdocuments" target="_blank">City Services Bills</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/mayorcouncil" target="_blank">Contact Mayor & City Council Members</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/law/victims" target="_blank">Crime Victim Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/eod" target="_blank">Equal Opportunity Department Case Management</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.planenoise.com/copad/q3qH4u/" target="_blank">Flight Path Noise</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" target="_blank">Fraud Reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=graffiti" target="_blank">Graffiti Removal Requests​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/housing" target="_blank">Housing Programs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">Library Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/nsd" target="_blank">Neighborhood Services Programs</a> – While staff is not currently attending community meetings, services can still be requested via email and phone.</p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=phxcares" target="_blank">Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. about Homelessness reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/payonline" target="_blank">PHX Pay Online</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">Police Public Records Requests</a></p></li><li><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart" target="_blank">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=fenceindisrepair" target="_blank">Report Fence in Disrepair</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=illegalsign" target="_blank">Report Illegal Signs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=inoperablevehicle" target="_blank">Report Inoperable Vehicles​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=litter" target="_blank">Report Litter + Debris​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=nondustproofparking" target="_blank">Report Non-Dust-Proof Parking​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/police/policereport" target="_blank">Report Non-Emergency Crime</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/pdd/non-permitted-construction" target="_blank">Report Non-Permitted Construction</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=outsidestorage" target="_blank">Report Outside Storage​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=other" target="_blank">Report Property Violations</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/traffic-signal-issues" target="_blank">Report Traffic Signal Issue</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=unsecuredstructure" target="_blank">Report Unsecured Structures</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices/contact/water-services-administration" target="_blank">Report Water Leak</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=weedsordeadplants" target="_blank">Report Weeds or Dead Plants</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=solidwastecontainer" target="_blank">Request Trash, Recycle or Green Organics Container</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/roll-off-rental" target="_blank">Roll-Off Rentals</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/residential-recycling" target="_blank">Solid Waste Diversion Programs</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=sstwaterservice" target="_blank">Start/Stop/Transfer Water Services or Trash</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/neighborhood-traffic-programs-services/street-light-information/street-light-repair" target="_blank">Street Light Repair Requests</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=streetmaintenance" target="_blank">Street Maintenance​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">Public Transit Services</a> – Transit still operating. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Transit Centers are closed.</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/designmgmt/utility-coordination/permits/utility-permit-application" target="_blank">Utility Permit</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices" target="_blank">Water Services</a></p></li></ul><p><strong>Looking for more resources?</strong> Visit the <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank">Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources Page</a>. Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​ </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
SBA Opens Grants for 'Shuttered Venue Operators'https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1848Community and Economic Development4/8/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1848/NEWSROOM_CED_210013.jpgSBA Opens Grants for 'Shuttered Venue Operators'<div class="ExternalClass2956C360A9B34234A5CCD3DF42CF3BE0"><html> <p>Help is here with $16.2 billion for venues, theatres, and more <br></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.sba.gov" target="_blank">U.S. Small Business Administration</a> officially opened the <a href="https://www.svograntportal.sba.gov/s/" target="_blank">Shuttered Venue Operators Grant</a> application portal on April 8, 2021, for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief, as those eligible entities are some of the first that had to shutter their doors a year ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  </p> <p>“Concerts, plays, dance performances, movie premieres, museum exhibits – these are the lifeblood of culture and community, and often the anchor for travel, tourism and neighborhood food and retail stores. We know that for the stage and venue operators across the nation that help make this culture happen, the pandemic has been devastating. Too many have been forced to lower the final curtain on their businesses. Today, with more than $16.2 billion available through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants, help is here,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “The SBA is committed to moving as quickly as possible to deliver this vital funding effectively and equitably - ensuring relief goes to those venue operators whose revenues have been most impacted by the pandemic.”  <br></p> <p>The SVOG program was appropriated more than $16.2 billion for grants via the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and the American Rescue Plan Act [congress.gov]. Of these funds, at least $2 billion is reserved for eligible SVOG applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue up to a maximum amount of $10 million for a single grant.  <br></p> <p>The SBA is accepting SVOG applications on a first-in, first-out basis and allocating applicants to respective priority periods as it receives applications. The first 14 days of SVOG awards, which are expected to begin in late April, will be dedicated to entities that suffered a 90% or greater revenue loss between April and December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second 14 days (days 15-28) will include entities that suffered a 70% or greater revenue loss between April and December 2020. Following those periods, SVOG awards will include entities that suffered a 25% or greater revenue loss between one quarter of 2019 and the corresponding quarter of 2020. <br></p> <p>​The SBA has posted a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNWsgR9ESUs" target="_blank">national informational webinar</a> to highlight the application process for potential eligible entities. The agency also provided recurrent program updates and information via <a href="https://www.sba.gov/document/support-faq-regarding-shuttered-venue-operators-grant-svog" target="_blank">frequently asked questions</a>, additional <a href="https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant#section-header-13" target="_blank">video tutorials</a>, an <a href="https://www.sba.gov/document/support-shuttered-venue-operators-grant-preliminary-application-checklist" target="_blank">application checklist</a>, and <a href="https://www.sba.gov/document/support-shuttered-venue-operators-grant-eligibility-requirements" target="_blank">eligibility requirements</a> [sba.gov] through SBA’s dedicated <a href="https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant" target="_blank">SVOG website</a> - www.sba.gov/svogrant [sba.gov] - and targeted outreach to potential applicants.  <br></p> <p>As the SBA built the SVOG program from the ground up, it worked closely with its federal partners, including those dedicated to the affected industries such as the National Endowment for the Arts and Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Congressional authors in analyzing the legislation and Congress’ intent. The agency also consulted industry partners, such as the National Independent Venue Association, National Association of Theatre Owners, National Independent Talent Organization, Performing Arts Alliance, Broadway League, American Alliance of Museums and the Associations of Art Museum Directors, Children’s Museums, Science and Technology Centers, and Zoos & Aquariums. The SBA’s collaboration with these organizations has been vital to SBA’s understanding of and guidance for potential SVOG applicants and the agency looks forward to their continued partnership during the launch of the program.  <br></p> <p>In addition, SBA’s resource partners, including SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers, are available to provide entities with individual guidance on their applications. Applicants can find a local resource partner via SBA’s website at <a href="https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance" target="_blank">SBA Local Assistance</a> or via a <a href="https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/find" target="_blank">zip code</a> at www.sba.gov/localassistance [sba.gov]. (Per federal grant program guidelines that the same and equal information needs to be provided to each applicant, SBA’s team members are limited on responses they can provide to individual, specific questions regarding SVOG eligibility, potential grant amount, or other detailed information.) <br></p> <p>More information is available from <a href="https://sba.gov" target="_blank">SBA.gov</a>​.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Public Library To Resume Limited In-Building Visitshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1847Library4/8/2021 1:45:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1847/Newsroom_Library_Restoration-InBuildingVisits.jpgPhoenix Public Library To Resume Limited In-Building Visits<div class="ExternalClassDE084724CA6A4EE0862F14D3730836AE"><html> <p></p> <p>Today, on a 9-0 vote, Phoenix Mayor Gallego and Phoenix City Council approved Phoenix Public Library's plan to restore in-building visits. Restoration of in-building visits will roll out in three separate library location groupings with the first group of eight (8) – Burton Barr Central Library, Agave Library, Desert Broom Library, Cesar Chavez Library, Cholla Library, Ironwood Library, Mesquite Library and Palo Verde Library – offering in-building visits beginning Monday, April 19<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>All in-building visits will require a 45-minute reservation, face coverings and social distancing. Beginning Friday, April 16, 2021 advance reservations can be made at select locations up to three (3) days prior via <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> or through the Library's Call Center at 602-262-4636. Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 drop-in customers may request a reservation at the door as available. Each facility's occupancy allowance will have a designated number dedicated to accommodating drop-in customers.<br></p> <p>Customers making a reservation will be able to access services inside a library facility such as:</p> <ul> <li>use a computer or the internet<br></li> <li>browse the library collection</li> <li>use a printer, scanner, or copier</li> <li>pick up holds</li> <li>check out materials</li> <li>check out a laptop and/or WiFi hotspot</li> </ul> <p>​The second and third library location groups will continue with the current <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/curbside-service" target="_blank">Curbside Service</a> and hours until they transition to the In-Building visits service model (Monday, May 3<sup>rd</sup> and then Monday, May 17<sup>th</sup> respectively). Specific schedules, hours of operation and complete details will be updated regularly on <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.</p> <p> <br></p> <p style="text-align:center;">###<br></p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
​Paid Summer Internships Looking for Youth and Young Adult Candidates Nowhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1845Community and Economic Development4/6/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1845/NEWSROOM_CED_210003.jpg​Paid Summer Internships Looking for Youth and Young Adult Candidates Now<div class="ExternalClass1F32C1ED2FAB4D11894D8982E3316C61"><html> <p>Paid employment opportunities are now open for youth and young adults located within the city through the Phoenix Youth RISE Summer Youth Employment program.  Interested youth and young adults looking to gain real-world work experience with employers in the city of Phoenix can apply online at <a title="HR Department Websitre" href="/hr" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/hr" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/HR</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"><em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom</em><br></p><p>As an intern, the work experience helps participating employers use skills to complete lagging projects, jump-start new ones or catch up on work that may have been set aside during the long days of the pandemic. </p> <p>“It’s heartening to see summer job opportunities returning for our young people with the Phoenix Youth RISE program for 2021,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “For businesses, this is a unique chance to mentor and guide our workforce of the future, which is critically important to the continued growth and success of our city." </p> <p>Phoenix Youth RISE covers 80 summer intern hours for four weeks through the months of June and July. The program connects employers with youth and young adults who have undergone skills training and work-readiness preparing them to work up to 20 hours per week.</p> <p>There are still opportunities for employers to offer internships through the program. The city pays all training and wage costs for employers.</p> <p>More information is available by emailing <a href="mailto:PWCYouthPrograms@Phoenix.gov?subject=Query about Phoenix Youth RISE:" data-cke-saved-href="mailto:PWCYouthPrograms@Phoenix.gov?subject=Query about Phoenix Youth RISE:" target="_blank">PWCYouthPrograms@Phoenix.gov</a> or visiting <a title="Arizona@Work website" href="https://www.arizonaatwork.com/phoenix" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.arizonaatwork.com/phoenix" target="_blank">ARIZONAatWORK.com/Phoenix</a>. Download a flyer from <a title="Youth rise flyer" href="https://www.arizonaatwork.com/Phoenix/Youth" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.arizonaatwork.com/Phoenix/Youth" target="_blank">Phoenix Youth RISE</a>.<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Before the Badge: Cmdr. Ed DeCastro, Middle School Teacherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1844Police4/5/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/tCsjJMJfFEQBefore the Badge: Cmdr. Ed DeCastro, Middle School Teacher<div class="ExternalClass2FAFC844163047CB9F9BC0EAF1ECB360"><html> <p> <em>Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE&source=gmail&ust=1617723891922000&usg=AFQjCNFl3fX2poTfusd4nc53rwI8L74O2A"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ is profiling some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today.</em> <br> </p> <p>The leader of the Phoenix Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau hasn't always had his eye on policework. In fact, he started his professional career as a teacher. <br></p> <p>Born in Florida, Commander Ed DeCastro grew up in MIami, and went to Florida State to get his bachelors in math education. A couple years after college, he moved his life to Phoenix. </p> <p>"I legitimately just wanted to move," Commander DeCastro recalled. "I had no job or anything. So I came out here and I figured oh I'm a teacher, I'll get a job easily. And it actually worked out."<br></p> <p>In 1996, Decastro started at Isaac Middle School as a sixth grade, bilingual science and math teacher. He went on to spend four years there, teaching and helping with extracurricular activities like student council and softball. <br></p> <p>But around the fourth year of teaching, he said he became disheartened with the job. That is when a chance friendship developed. <br></p> <p>"The school resource officer at the time, Steve Scott, we became good friends," the commander said. "And so we would go out to lunch, and talk, and I was kind of venting about how I was feeling. And he said, 'you know what, I think you'd be a really good cop.'"<br></p> <p>The very next day, DeCastro said Officer Scott had a Phoenix Police officer application on his desk. Three months later, Decastro had his date to go to the academy, and resigned from teaching.  <br></p> <p>"I wanted to be a teacher because I wanted to, I wanted to help the community, I wanted to help kids," DeCastro explained. "My thought process was, well this is just a different way to help the community."<br></p> <p>Since graduating from the academy, DeCastro has moved his way up the ranks to commander of the department's Violent Crimes Bureau, where he deals with all violent crime in Phoenix. One might not immediately see the connection between teaching and policing, but Commander DeCastro said his career before the badge taught him skills that help him lead this bureau today. <br></p> <p>​"You have to be organized," Commander DeCastro said of the similarity between jobs. "You have to kind of know what you're going into and how to do things. Otherwise, it becomes way too overwhelming. You definitely have to be flexible. So, things change here quickly, so you have to be able to adjust. And then just being creative. I think sometimes we get so stuck in the box of 'this is how we've always done it, and we're not going to change,' that sometimes, having a different perspective and just giving something new a try, and seeing how it works, is a better idea than just because that's how we've always done it."<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
City, PLEA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Facilitating Police Transparency & Accountabilityhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/1843City Manager4/2/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1843/Newsroom_PhxBirdPolice_01.pngCity, PLEA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Facilitating Police Transparency & Accountability<div class="ExternalClass12F2CA6998D0464893EC43E3CD9A78A9"><html> ​The city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that includes several reforms designed to provide greater transparency and accountability and foster trust between police and the community.<br><br>The tentative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and PLEA will be presented to the Mayor and Phoenix City Council for approval in the<a href="/cityclerksite/City%20Council%20Meeting%20Files/4-7-21%20Formal%20Agenda%20-%20Final.pdf" target="_blank"> April 7 Council meeting​</a>.<br><br>The MOU addresses several community concerns including keeping officers' disciplinary history accessible to police department supervisors and the public, removing barriers in misconduct investigations and ensuring the rights of civilian oversight committees to investigate officers.<br><br>The specific changes include the following:<br><ul><li>Removal of language warning a citizen about possible criminal charges if they file a false complaint against a police officer. The language has the effect of potentially discouraging residents from alerting the city about police officer conduct.</li><li>The Chief of Police now has discretion to take immediate action, setting a pre-termination meeting for an officer involved in a job-related felony crime.  The new contract eliminates any waiting period allowing the chief to take swift and decisive disciplinary action as appropriate for the situation.</li><li>Clarifies language that explicitly allows non-police city of Phoenix investigators, such as a civilian oversight committee to investigate officers. </li><li>Employees will no longer be allowed to use vacation time in lieu of a suspension.</li><li>Removes language that provides police employees identified as a witness in a case the ability to meet with the union prior to an interview with investigators.</li><li>The new contract outlines 10 categories of past discipline which cannot be removed from consideration as supervisors assign progressive discipline, transfers and promotions.  Discipline related to these categories will remain available for consideration for the full length of an employee's career:  </li><ul><li>Abusive or threatening attitude, language, or conduct towards fellow employees  </li><li>Accepting fees or gifts which would lead toward favoritism or the appearance of favoritism or a conflict of interest</li><li>Intentionally falsifying records or documents</li><li>Stealing </li><li>Alcohol or illegal drug use on the job</li><li>Violation of city anti-harassment or anti-discrimination policies</li><li>City Ethics Policy violations</li><li>Dishonesty</li><li>Felony crime </li><li>Class 3 violation of use of force</li></ul><li>Update current language on purging/inactivating files to accurately reflect that the official Human Resources file is not purged.</li><li>PLEA will no longer have a representative on the grievance committee when an officer files a grievance.  Instead, a representative from another union will join two management representatives on the committee to ensure an impartial review.</li></ul>The proposed contract also includes a salary increase for officers consistent with the increase provided to other non-sworn labor group and city employees in the fiscal 2021-22 budget.<br><br>If approved by the council, the new MOU and the pay increase would take effect with the new fiscal year on July 1.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager

 

 

 

 

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