COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security9/23/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass5FBC9769AF154323B90903D5392FFAAC"><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="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">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 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>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security9/23/2021 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass5AA48D8CE0E848C99F51599E56A9DAF1"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" 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="https://vincerecancer.com/" 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="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" 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="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Thursday, September 23, 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 href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, September 24, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, September 25, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Palo Verde Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4402 N 51st Ave., Phoenix AZ 85031<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, September 27, 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 href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert West Community Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6501 Virgina Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, September 28, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, September 29, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7602 W Enancto Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85035<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, September 30, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> ​ ​ ​<br>​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Critical Incident Briefing: September 10, 2021 7th Avenue and Willetta Streethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2080Police9/24/2021 10:03:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/CJV3YUqEuuICritical Incident Briefing: September 10, 2021 7th Avenue and Willetta Street<div class="ExternalClass1FB58C88A1744D05BCB6F52B856D3DB3"><html> <p></p>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised. <br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to a death investigation that occurred after a man was detained by police on September 10, 2021, near 7th Avenue and Willetta Street.<br><br>The incident began when Phoenix police received multiple reports of a male walking naked in the street. <br><br>The man in this incident was later identified as 28-year-old Jessee Rickman. <br><br> “…he was in the, the median, like the middle lane, uh, just walking down the street completely naked," reported one 9-1-1 caller. <br><br>When officers first arrived, they saw the Rickman in the middle of the road, naked, appearing upset, and making non-sensical statements.  Additional officers were called to the scene. <br><br>Officers tried to detain Rickman in order to move him out of the roadway. He resisted, resulting in a struggle and him going to the ground. During the struggle, Rickman kicked officers and hissed at them. It took officers about three minutes to place Rickman in handcuffs.<br><br>Rickman's legs were secured with a RIPP restraint which was linked to his handcuffs and a spit hood was also placed on his head.  A RIPP restraint is a device used to secure the legs of an individual to minimize their ability to kick. A spit hood is a mesh cloth material that prevents a person from spitting on others while still allowing them to breath. <br><br>He was then put on his side, in what is known as the recover position, while officers on scene requested the assistance from the Phoenix Fire Department. <br><br>Rickman was moved to a seated position on the sidewalk while waiting for paramedics. When Phoenix Fire Paramedics arrived, they began evaluating Rickman. About 10 minutes into the evaluation, an officer realized that Rickman had lost consciousness. Phoenix Fire began lifesaving measures and transported Rickman to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased. <br><br>The officers involved in this incident are assigned to the Mountain View and Central City Precincts. They range from 23-50 years of age and have between two and 17 years of service with the Phoenix Police Department. <br><br>There were no injuries to officers or other community members.<br> <br>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. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. Therefore, you may 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></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Hispanic Heritage Month | Phoenix Public Libraryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2081PHXTV9/24/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/k6CzuZ492AMHispanic Heritage Month | Phoenix Public Library<div class="ExternalClass6856100C5FE041CF97743A3AF8C176C2"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The city of Phoenix is proud to help celebrate and highlight Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out all the opportunities at Phoenix Public Library for you to read, watch, listen and learn about the great achievements made by the Hispanic community in Phoenix, Arizona and around the world.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtvPHXTV
Phoenix Plays Host to the Migrating Monarch Butterflyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2079Environment & Sustainability9/24/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/bA-Bwp822U0Phoenix Plays Host to the Migrating Monarch Butterfly<div class="ExternalClassA9E95BF8EBAF484293067887336F52EE"><html> <p>Right now, these creatures are making their way through Phoenix. September is also the perfect time to start thinking about what native plants you could place on your patio, balcony or plant in your yard to provide essential habitat resources for this key pollinator species. </p> <p>The western population of the monarch butterfly has declined by 99% over the last 25 years, much of that due to habitat loss and pesticide use.</p> <p>Consider planting native milkweed and native nectar plants to support the monarch butterfly. <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego's <a target="_blank" href="/oepsite/Documents/Mayor%27s%20Monarch%20Proclamation.pdf">Planting for Monarchs Month Proclamation​</a>.<br></p> <p>Learn more and find links to other resources at <a href="/oep/monarch" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/oep/monarch​</a>. ​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideoenvironmental-programsEnvironment
Federal Funds Approved to Support Phoenix Familieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2077City Manager9/22/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2077/Newsroom_Default_01.jpgFederal Funds Approved to Support Phoenix Families<div class="ExternalClass5D6808CA67D04215851EAC052DFF794A"><html> <p></p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The Phoenix City Council approved spending millions of dollars in America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support training and education programs, support for mental health services and a new vaccination incentive for underserved communities.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“My goal is to get people into jobs – it is one of the most effective things we can do to get families back on their feet," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “By also ensuring these families and individuals receive wrap-around services – like childcare, training, and direct assistance – we increase the chances that the gains they're able to make now will become permanent. This is a transformative moment in the history of our community."  </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br>T</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">he funds were originally approved back in June as part of the city's $198 million ARPA Strat</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">egic Plan. The Council wanted specific information on the following programs before moving forward.<br></span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Workforce Wraparound Tuition/Apprentice Program Proposal</strong><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The Council approved $8.5 million to offer free training and education to residents who have been impacted by the pandemic in the hardest hit industries of hospitality, food service, retail, and families with young children. The program would offer short-term and long-term training in fields such as bioscience, healthcare, construction, and IT. Participants enrolled in training will receive a monthly stipend to assist with emergency expenses such as transportation and childcare. </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Additionally, the Council approved $1.5 million to partner a community-based organization to expand workforce services with a focus on families with young children. The organization will target families not enrolled at a Maricopa Community College. </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Homelessness and Mental Health Program Proposal</strong><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">One of the Council priorities is supporting the community with more mental health services. The Council approved spending $9 million in APRA funds to provide more healthcare providers specifically focused on mental health, substance abuse, and other services that address physical health. This includes community-based outreach teams to connect residents to these services. This will include screening for Medicaid (AHCCCS) eligibility and assistance in applying. </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">They also will allocate $1.5 million for those experiencing homelessness along the Salt River Project (SRP) canals and other areas throughout the City. This includes increased services for individuals in these areas as well as pilot project to train and pay individuals experiencing homelessness to conduct beautification projects and landscaping duties.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Program Proposal</strong><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The pandemic exacerbated structural inequalities and disproportionately impacted low-income communities and people of color. The Council approved $12 million to support Phoenix families as follows:</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><ul><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">Pr</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">ovide 1,000 families with children a $1,000 stipend for 12 months.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Eligible households include Emergency Rental Assistance applicants, residents of City-owned public housing properties, and Section 8 voucher holders. Selection will be via lottery system. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">​</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Staff is currently researching options to provide debit cards to participants. This will allow simplified tracking and reporting of expenditures.<br style=""></span></li><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The City is currently exploring options with vendors to administer the program.<br style=""></span></li></ul><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Vaccines Incentive</strong><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix was one of the first municipal organizations to offer COVID-19 mobile testing vans to underserved communities. In August, those vans began offering vaccinations as well. To further encourage vaccinations in underserved communities, the Council approved a pilot program to use ARPA funds to give up to 1,000 $100 gift cards and donated items such as food boxes or backpacks for residents in certain communities get fully vaccinated. If the program has a significant impact on vaccine rates during the pilot, Council could decide to expand the program.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">ARPA Spending</strong><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">As of August 31, the city has spent nearly $1 million of the ARPA funding, which includes Phoenix Resilient Food System programs, Office of Arts and Culture programs, transit summer heat respite, community COVID-19 testing, and the Summer Heat Respite Program.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">All ARPA programs are set to move forward by early next year. Several departments will be returning to City Council this fall for contract authority or additional spending authority.</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">You can track ARPA spending on the city's new </span><a target="_blank" href="https://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/9tz_vAiwC"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) website</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">.</span><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Meet Chewie The TikTok Star - Phoenix Petshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2076PHXTV9/21/2021 8:20:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/MEXpJAqRHaoMeet Chewie The TikTok Star - Phoenix Pets<div class="ExternalClass7367D2D0C2B34C369430E221EC241F1F"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">In this edition of </span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">#PHXPets</span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">, meet local Phoenix </span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">#TikTok</span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;"> dog Chewie whose following continues to grow and learn how to make your pet an </span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">#influencer</span><span style="color:rgb(13, 13, 13);font-family:roboto, noto, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">. </span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtvPHXTV
Phoenix Adds Vaccines To City Testing Locations https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2075PHXTV9/21/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/a84Qewc6_XoPhoenix Adds Vaccines To City Testing Locations <div class="ExternalClass17CCFC5E83924007806767D564339B50"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Mayor Gallego announces the addition of vaccination services to city COVID-19 testing events including the two mobile vans. The two COVID-19 vans have provided COVID-19 testing including a rapid test at nearly 360 locations across Phoenix with no out-of-pocket cost to residents. The city has been doing COVID-19 testing using the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Now the city has allocated American Rescue Plan Act funds to add vaccinations to the city testing events. <br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtvPHXTV

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