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Statement from Councilwoman Pastor on Today’s Vote to Require Face Masks in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1354City Council District 46/19/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1354/Newsroom_Council_Statement_04.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor on Today’s Vote to Require Face Masks in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass0E8EB1D58C234DA18E6E6576E895D1B9"><html>​“Today my colleagues and I on the Phoenix City Council took an important step in addressing the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Arizona and Phoenix. Effective tomorrow morning at 6 a.m., face coverings will be required for all residents and visitors. <br><br>We must all continue to do everything we can to protect ourselves and others from this deadly disease. This vote is an important step to stop the spread and break the upward curve of COVID-19 cases."<br><br><strong>Details: </strong><br>Effective June 20, 2020 at 6 a.m. all persons 6 years old or older will be required to wear a face covering when outside their place of residence and shall wear the face covering whenever they are within six feet of another person who is not a member of their family or household with the following exceptions: <br><ul><li>for those who fall into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance for those who should not wear face coverings due to a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act; or<br></li><li>for children under 6 years old; or</li><li>for people whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a<br> face covering; or</li><li>for restaurant patrons while they are dining; or</li><li>for individuals exercising outdoors or while walking or exercising<br> with other people from the same household, if social distancing from others who are not your family members can be maintained; or</li><li>for engaging in organized group or team sports, exercise or other physical activities where it is not practicable or feasible to wear a mask or socially distance; or</li><li>in settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the receipt of dental services or medical treatments<br></li></ul><p>Guidelines for face coverings available: <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/cloth-face-coverings-what-you-need-to-know/" target="_blank">https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/cloth-face-coverings-what-you-need-to-know/</a>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><p>More information about the city's face covering requirement: Phoenix.gov<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Statement from Councilwoman Pastor on Today’s Vote to Fully Fund the Office of Accountability and Transparency https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1324City Council District 46/8/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1324/Newsroom_Council_Statement_04.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor on Today’s Vote to Fully Fund the Office of Accountability and Transparency <div class="ExternalClassF1A2C28F5F1E41409A794CE804E9433C"><html>“Today, my colleagues and I voted to fully fund the city's Office of Accountability and Transparency. This was a moment that required leadership, and today the majority of us came together to make a big step towards establishing a Civilian Review Board. <br><br>In my time serving District 4, I have been part of many opportunities sitting at this dais, where leadership was and is required. I have worked tirelessly and will continue to, so that the whole community can be safe. Change will come, and progress will happen.<br><br>I want to thank my colleagues on the Phoenix City Council for their leadership in taking this historic step. I also want to thank all of the peaceful protesters who have led from the streets and provided the momentum to fully fund the Office of Accountability and Transparency. Our work to heal our broken community can now truly begin. We are all human and we need humanity. I look forward to working with the entire community to continue to create positive change in our city. Black lives matter!"<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Statement from Councilwoman Laura Pastor on George Floyd https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1297City Council District 45/30/2020 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1297/Newsroom_Council_Statement_04.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Laura Pastor on George Floyd <div class="ExternalClass0A2BB2C0A52743728170772044CC8065"><html>​"My heart is broken over the killing of George Floyd. I hurt for his family, his friends, his community, the entire Black community and our country. Unfortunately, this is only one example of the many incidents that occur too frequently across our country. The only difference is that this incident was caught on video. <br><br>I hope that as a nation we can take a moment to seriously reflect on this tragedy, but more importantly, work at preventing the senseless killings of human beings. In his honor, and the countless others that have been killed, I will continue to support measures that bring accountability and oversight to the City of Phoenix so that all individuals can feel safe. "<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Saturday: Sonora Quest Laboratories to Host COVID-19 Testing Site in District 4 at Steele Indian School Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1281City Council District 45/28/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1281/Newsroom_Council_News_04.jpgSaturday: Sonora Quest Laboratories to Host COVID-19 Testing Site in District 4 at Steele Indian School Park<div class="ExternalClassD34047938AE14009876E5A3F4E99C5F3"><html> <strong>​​</strong> <div style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/district4site/MediaAssets/COVID%20Testing%20Blitz%20May%2030.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:353px;height:300px;" /></div><br> <strong>What:</strong> Sonora Quest will be offering COVID-19 testing to the general public for the shared goal of increasing COVID-19 testing statewide. Those who think they have been exposed to or could be infected with COVID-19 are encouraged to get tested. <br><br>The testing site will be in operation from 8 a.m. – 12 noon and is available via walkup and drive thru. The COVID-19 swab test will be offered.<br><br>Per the CDC guidance, please wear a mask or face covering when visiting the testing site. Bandannas or handmade masks are acceptable.<br><br><strong>Cost: </strong>Attendees should bring their insurance information. Uninsured patients will also be covered under the CARES program – with no anticipated out of pocket costs. <br><br><strong>RSVP:</strong> Space is limited to a maximum of 500 patients and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Sonora Quests encourages patients to fill out the testing form prior to arrival.<br><br><strong>Where: </strong>Steele Indian School Park 300 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85012<br><br><strong>Directions:</strong> Drive-thru participants should access Steele Indian School Park from the south entrance, located at 3rd Street/Indian School Road. Then drive north on 3rd St/Herrera Way, then follow the signs and guidance from Phoenix Police staff.<br><br>Walk-up participants are encouraged to head to the Park's Central Avenue/Farrington Dr. entrance and follow the signs and Phoenix Police guidance. If you must use public transportation to get testing, you are highly encouraged to wear a mask, avoid touching surfaces, bring sanitizer and wipes, and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing from others.<br><br>To complete the testing form and for more information please visit, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sonoraquest.com/phxtestingblitz">sonoraquest.com/phxtestingblitz</a>.   <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Statement from Mayor Gallego and Councilwoman Pastor on Tomorrow’s Testing Site at Steele Indian School Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1269City Council District 45/22/2020 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1269/Newsroom_Council_Statement_04.jpgStatement from Mayor Gallego and Councilwoman Pastor on Tomorrow’s Testing Site at Steele Indian School Park<div class="ExternalClass68DC748F676548DE82B04630BC59D652"><html>​“Accessible COVID-19 testing for all residents, including those who rely on public transit is a top priority for us. Saturday's testing site at Steele Indian School Park is centrally located in District 4, and while not a conventional space to use, is accessible to those who use public transportation, and do not have access to a vehicle. The park is directly off of the light rail and bus routes and provides enough space to safely social distance.<br><br>We want to thank city staff and our partners at Sonora Quest Laboratories for bringing what we hope is the first of many innovative and accessible testing sites to​ Phoenix residents."<br><br><em>If you are planning on using public transit to attend this event, please make sure you are following CDC guidelines and protecting yourself and those around you. </em><br><br><strong>Details on tomorrow's testing site: </strong><br><br><strong>What:</strong> Sonora Quest will be offering COVID-19 testing to the general public for the shared goal of increasing COVID-19 testing statewide. Those who think they have been exposed to or could be infected with COVID-19 are encouraged to get tested. <br><br>The testing site will be in operation from 8 a.m. – 12 noon and is available via walkup and drive thru. The COVID-19 swab test will be offered. Per the CDC guidance, please wear a mask or face covering when visiting the testing site. Bandannas or handmade masks are acceptable.<br><br><strong>Cost</strong>: Attendees should bring their insurance information. Uninsured patients will also be covered under the CARES program – with no anticipated out of pocket costs. <br><br><strong>RSVP:</strong>  Space is limited to a maximum of 500 patients and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Sonora Quests encourages patients to fill out the testing form prior to arrival.<br><br><strong>Where:</strong> Steele Indian School Park 300 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85012<br><br><strong>Directions: </strong>Drive-thru participants should access Steele Indian School Park from the south entrance, located at 3rd Street/Indian School Road. Then drive north on 3rd St/Herrera Way, then follow the signs and guidance from Phoenix Police staff. <br><br>Walk-up participants are encouraged to take the Valley Metro Rail (light rail) and stop at Indian School/Central Avenue; head to the Park's Central Avenue/Farrington Dr. entrance and follow the signs and Phoenix Police guidance.<br><br>Appointments can be scheduled for 15-minute window intervals for when to arrive, please note based on demand there may be a wait even with a scheduled appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 602-685-5876. To complete the testing form and for more information please visit, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sonoraquest.com/phxtestingblitz">www.sonoraquest.com/phxtestingblitz</a>.   <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor | Dr. Deepak Chopra Specialhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1216City Council District 44/29/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/7uCClATLx5MOn Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor | Dr. Deepak Chopra Special<div class="ExternalClassBCCD0A72A52B4ADB9BA73EAA35ED4F8D"><html> <p> <span dir="auto">On this very special edition of On Location, the Councilwoman is joined by the world-renowned Dr. Deepak Chopra, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner, and Dr. Vershalee Shukla and Dr. Pablo Prichard from the Vincere Cancer Center to discuss the practice of grounding for first responders. Recently, Councilwoman Pastor in partnership with Dr. Deepak Chopra, distributed grounding equipment to all Phoenix Fire and Police stations citywide. Grounding equipment, including mats and chairs, will assist Phoenix’s </span> <a dir="auto" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23FirstResponders" spellcheck="false" target="_blank">#FirstResponders</a> <span dir="auto"> during this challenging time. The practice of </span> <a dir="auto" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Grounding" spellcheck="false" target="_blank">#Grounding</a> <span dir="auto">, created by Dr. </span> <a dir="auto" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23DeepakChopra" spellcheck="false" target="_blank">#DeepakChopra</a> <span dir="auto"> helps to reduce physical inflammation, stress and anxiety, improves sleep and energy levels, and helps enhance focus. </span> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Domestic Violence Help! | Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1219City Council District 44/24/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/lgIX0qXkR44Domestic Violence Help! | Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass6AB7A0CD401C4EAA814B5BD828F03A41"><html> <p>​Domestic Violence is one of the most widespread and dangerous health and safety challenges in our community today. Domestic Violence Help! Is a community initiative designed to share hotline and website information so victims of domestic abuse can move forward as survivors. For more information, visit: Phoenix.gov/DomesticViolence.</p> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Statement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fighthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1076City Council District 43/20/2020 1:45:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1076/Newsroom_Council_Statement_04.jpgStatement from Councilwoman Pastor, Vice Mayor Guardado, Councilman Nowakowski and Councilmember Garcia on Next Steps in Coronavirus Fight<div class="ExternalClass3E132B62B27D4A7FBC4580C14D47527E"><html> <p>​​"Yesterday we spoke with leaders from the county, state and federal government to voice our concerns on statewide measures to flatten the curve and ensure direct funding to cities. Today, we finally saw significant action at a statewide level. </p> <p>Now we focus our attention to ensure our first responders have the necessary sanitary supplies to keep them safe during this pandemic. Our bus drivers must have safeguards in place to stay healthy and protected, passengers must have the space to social distance, and all our city employees need to feel supported and safe.</p> <p>We've made strides with the implementation of small business loans, strategic closures and cutbacks, but we need more. </p> <p>In a time of emergency, we must ensure all residents are taken care of. The nine members of this Council, who were elected by the diverse, resilient people of Phoenix need to make decisions together, now more than ever.</p> <p>As a city, we will prevail, but we must work together and focus on the most vulnerable."<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><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>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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