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Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/21/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassC28C666601ED4A2F8A858B0E52290B0A"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">General Inform​​ation</h2><h3>Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3><p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253"> As of Aug. 31, 2022, Maricopa County is at a low risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees</a>.<br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br>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><p></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> ​ <h2>​COVID-19 T​​esting<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. A limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: The FDA has extended the shelf-life of iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests. <a href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news" target="_blank">Learn more and check the expiration date of your test.</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></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><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/" target="_blank">Family Tree Health Care​</a><br> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are also available at all <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">17 Phoenix Library Locations​</a>. The tests will be available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.<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 search</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>More Dates Coming Soon<br>​<br><br></h3></div> </html></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 Security4/19/2022 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/COVID-19-New_News_Image.jpgCity of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update<div class="ExternalClass7395E7048F2C45809D819160E47AEEBB"><p> <em>Use Translate button to read in another language</em></p><p> <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><h3> City Services and Facilities<br></h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and programs 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">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p><ul><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) restarted on May 10, 2021. Visit your conference or event organizer's website for event updates and rescheduled dates.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>City Council Meetings </strong> — City Council meetings are currently <a href="/newsroom/article/1047" target="_blank">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone. A hybrid model will be starting soon.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>City Hall </strong> — <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. Nationwide recommends 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">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.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Education Programs</strong> — Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are canceled.<br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Fingerprinting</strong> — The City of Phoenix is temporarily 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> — <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">canceled this week</a></p></li><li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> — All Phoenix Public Library locations are open for in-building services and in-person programs. Curbside service is not being offered at this time. Please visit <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">PhoenixPublicLibrary.org/locations</a> for hours and location details. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and resources on <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">PhoenixPublicLibrary.org</a> are available 24/7.</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> — Visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/parks" target="_blank">Parks website for current information</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 & Services</strong> — <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/1990"><strong>Learn more.</strong></a><br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Public Transit </strong> — <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"> <strong>Read current Public Transit services statement</strong></a><strong></strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> — All 15 Senior Centers are now open for in-person programming. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, Senior Centers will remain at half capacity with a reservation process in place that offers daily morning and afternoon sessions. Face masks and temperature checks will be required to enter the facilities. For now, congregate meals will not be offered on-site, but reservations for home delivered frozen meals are available, upon request. Transportation assistance is available through the Senior Shuttle Program: call your local senior center if you would like to register for this service. For more information on how to join a center or what to expect, please call (602) 262-7379 or visit: phoenix.gov/HumanServices. </p></li><li><p> <strong>Street Transportation</strong> — <a href="/streets/traffic-management" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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 suspended.<br></p></li></ul><h3>City Services Still in Operation</h3><ul><li><p> <strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Airport Operation</strong> — Face coverings are still required at Airports.</p></li><li><p> <strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations</strong> — <strong> <a href="/newsroom/article/1133" target="_blank">Lobby Hours have been modified</a></strong></p><strong> </strong></li><strong> <li><p> <strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks</strong>/p> </p></li> </strong></ul><strong> <ul><li><p> <strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong> — Visit <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank"> <strong>Valley Metro website</strong></a> 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><br></p></li><li><p> <strong>Street Maintenance</strong></p></li><li><p> <strong>Water and Wastewater</strong><a href="/newsroom/water-services/1070" target="_blank"></a></p></li></ul> <h3> <br>City Services Still Available Online:</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> <a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart" target="_blank">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a></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="/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">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>. <br></p>​</strong></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security3/6/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassA2F10CBECAB84214A1C0557A0942109E"><html> <div class="ExternalClass7CE57C60EC854B0EA40760C726AF473D"> <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 COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<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. 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 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><br></p> <h3>New Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3> <p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253"> As of Feb. 28, 2022, Maricopa County is at a medium risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees working in departments other than Aviation and Public Transit, as those departments must continue to adhere to other federal requirements.​</a></p> <h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3> <p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p> <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> <p></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> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Phoenix Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353Emergency Management & Homeland Security2/27/2022 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1353/Newsroom_Mask.jpgPhoenix Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions<div class="ExternalClass43B4527584D44234AC9C355F049FDA9F"><html> <p><strong><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Feb. 28, 2022 Update: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253">The City Council has updated the Face Covering rules. Please read updated information.</a>​</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></strong></p><p> <strong>May 19, 2021 Update: </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917"><strong>The City Council has updated the Face Covering rules. Please read updated information.</strong></a><br></p> <br> <p> <a target="_blank"> <strong>Related</strong>: Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. Visit the information page.</a><br></p> <p> <strong>The remainder of the information on this page was valid before May 19, 2021.</strong> <br> </p> <p>May 13 2021 Update:<em> On May 13, the <em style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html" target="_blank" style="font-size:13.3333px;">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> </em>adjusted it's recommendations for mask wearing for those who are fully vaccinated. The June 19, 2020 </em><a href="/newssite/Documents/Mayor%27s%20Declaration_06-19-20.pdf" target="_blank"><em>Declaration of the Phoenix City Council</em></a><em> requiring face coverings in public for most people within city limits remains in effect. Changing or rescinding the mandate requires a vote by Phoenix City Council. The mandate uses </em><a href="https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/cloth-face-coverings-what-you-need-to-know/" target="_blank"><em>Arizona Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance</em></a><em> </em><em>guidance stating that masks should be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The mask mandate within the City of Phoenix will remain in place until such time as the Council votes to terminate or amend the declaration.​ </em><br><br>​Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Arizona, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the City Council issued a declaration in June 2020 requiring people to cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence and unable to physically distance.<br><br><strong> </strong>The declaration went into effec​​t on Saturday, Jun​e 20, 2020 at 6 a.m. and requires every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over [amended by County Order], shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence and within six feet of another person who is not a member of their family or household. <br><br><strong> </strong>Any business whose employees cannot observe physical distancing, must require face coverings; including those that interact with the public. Businesses also have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering. <a target="_blank" href="/newssite/Documents/MaskUp%20-%20Poster%20FINAL.pdf">Here are some suggested signs that can be used in Phoenix businesses. ​</a><br><br><strong> </strong>This requirement was enacted on Friday, June 19, 2020, by the city of <a target="_blank" href="/newssite/Documents/Mayor%27s%20Declaration_06-19-20.pdf">Phoenix Mayor and City Council by a declaration​</a> necessary to public safety and welfare, in particular to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. </p> <h2>Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) </h2><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong>May 19, 2021 Update: </strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917"><strong>The City Council has updated the Face Covering rules. Please read updated information.</strong></a>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p> </p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">What is the impact of the Governor's new Executive Order on mask mandates?<br></h3><p>The Declaration by the Phoenix City Council remains in effect until such time as the Council votes to modify or terminate it. That has not happened. The original Declaration states the Council has determined the mask mandate is necessary to preserve the peace and order of the City of Phoenix, and to protect life and/or property and to promote and preserve public safety and welfare, in particular to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and provide essential protections to Phoenix residents, including but not limited to those who are most vulnerable to infection, while still preserving the availability of essential services. The Governor's Executive Order reinforces the ongoing state of emergency related to the spread of COVID-19.</p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">What are private businesses impacted?<br></h3><p>As noted in the original declaration, businesses have the right to refuse service to customers for failure to comply with the city-wide mask mandate as long as the individual does not qualify for exceptions under the mandate.  Private businesses within city limits are not exempt from the mask requirement.<br></p><h3>​What is considered a face covering?</h3><p>A face covering is considered any type of fabric or cloth that can safely cover your nose and mouth. These can be store-bought (mask, scarf or bandana) or home-made using traditional fabrics used for clothing and other materials (cotton, poly-blends, etc.) A face covering must cover the nose and mouth. Learn more about face coverings and how to wear them. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/diy-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf">CDC Cloth Face Covering PDF</a> English<br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/fs-Important-information-cloth-face-covering-esp.pdf">CDC Revestimiento facial de tela PDF</a> Spanish<br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html">CDC How To Wear Your Face Covering PDF</a> English<br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/cloth-face-covering_SP.pdf">CDC Cómo Usar su Cubierta Facial​ PDF</a> Spanish<br></p><h3> Who is required to wear a face covering?</h3><p>All people in the city of Phoenix, ages 6 and older, shall have possession of a face covering described in the <a target="_blank" href="https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/cloth-face-coverings-what-you-need-to-know/">Arizona Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance issued on May 21, 2020</a>. This guidance says people are to use them when away from their homes and whenever they are within six feet of another person who is not a member of their family or household.<br></p><h3> Who are exempt from wearing a face covering?</h3> <ul> <li><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Those with a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Children under two years old [ amended by County Order].<br></li> <li>People whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering.<br></li> <li>Restaurant patrons while they are eating and/or drinking.<br></li> <li>Individuals exercising outdoors or while walking or exercising with other people from the same household, if physical distancing of 6 feet from others who are not your family members can be maintained.<br></li> <li>People engaging in organized group or team sports, exercise or other physical activities where it is not practicable or feasible to wear a mask or physically distance.<br></li> <li>People 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.</li> </ul> <h3> Do I need to wear a face covering when I am exercising?</h3><p>No, persons exercising outdoors, or while walking or exercising with other persons of the same household, as long as physical distancing of 6 feet from others is maintained do not have to wear a face covering. People are not expected to wear a mask while swimming. Physical distancing should be adhered to as much as possible in pool settings.</p> <p>Persons exercising indoors must wear a face covering when it is difficult or impossible to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet. <br></p><h3> I work outsi​de, do I need to wear a mask?     </h3> <p>People working outside while following CDC guidelines and adhering to physical distancing of 6 feet do not need to wear the mask.​</p> <h3> What do I do if I go out to eat?   </h3> <strong></strong> <ul> <li>Restaurant patrons do not have to wear a mask when they are eating or drinking at their table or seating area.<br></li> <li>Restaurants should be making every effort to provide physical distancing  of 6 feet in their seating areas.<br></li> <li>Restaurant staff must be wearing masks. </li> </ul> <h3> I had COVID-19 but am recovered, so do l need to wear a face covering?   </h3> <p>Yes. The medical community is unclear at this time if having recovered from COVID-19 provides future immunity. </p><h3> How will this requirement be enforced?     </h3> <p>We intend to lead with education and providing information to the community.  </p> <ul> <li>Officers will work to educate the public on this order and when possible will have masks on hand to provide to people who do not have one.<br></li> <li>Upon complaint, available officers will share information with residents who are not in compliance with the order.  This will include CDC guidelines suggesting wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain. ​</li> </ul> <p>​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong>See Impacted Services Updates</strong> ​</a>to learn what's impacted or closed and what's still operating with city ​services and facilities.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Statushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management7/28/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1917/Newsroom_Virus_Coverings_Update.pngMasks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status<div class="ExternalClass008ED0DAA61D4AA39E328794A8B51D51"><html> <p><strong>July 28, 2021 update:</strong> Based on updated CDC guidance regarding indoor masking in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, effective Monday, August 2, 2021,​ face coverings and physical distancing protocols will again be instituted in all city facilities. This policy change applies to employees, contractors and customers or visitors to city facilities. As decided previously by the Phoenix City Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. (<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) </p><p><br></p><p> <em>June 17, 2021 update below.</em></p><p><strong></strong>Face coverings and physical distancing protocols will no longer be required <strong>in city facilities for those who are fully vaccinated</strong>. Those who are not fully vaccinated are still asked to follow these mitigation protocols. This move is in accordance with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html">CDC guidance</a> and applies to both indoor and outdoor work spaces. This policy change applies to employees, contractors and customers or visitors to city facilities. (<strong>Note:</strong> The airport and public transit is still covered by the Federal mask mandate.)​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p><em>Original story below.​</em><br></p> <p>The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to amend its nearly year long mask mandate to align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.<br><br>The change means those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks when in both indoor and outdoor public places throughout the city of Phoenix. Masks will still be required at the airport and on public transportation.   <br>​<br>The vote amends the June 20, 2020 Declaration of the Phoenix City Council Regarding Face Coverings. Wednesday's vote changes the declaration to comply with the May 16, 2021 CDC guidance. The changes take effect immediately.<br><br>Last week the CDC announced those who are fully vaccinated can resume activities as they did prior to the pandemic. This includes activities with family members and traveling within the US without getting tested beforehand or needing to self-quarantining upon returning.<br><br>The Council vote also aligns the city with future CDC guidelines without the need for an additional council vote. Moving forward, the City's Declaration Regarding the Wearing of Face Coverings will automatically be adjusted in accordance with current CDC guidance, as it is issued, regarding the wearing of face coverings.<br><br>Business, government sites and workplaces are still free to decide if they want to implement their own mask requirements. The CDC continues to recommend those experiencing COVID-19 symptom get tested and stay home and away from others.<br></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">See previous Face Coverings information</a>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Education and Informationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/866Emergency Management & Homeland Security3/13/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/866/Newsroom_OSHEM_0008.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Education and Information<div class="ExternalClassCBDC7F323D2C497CB646067FFC06D82B"><html> <div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The city of Phoenix continues to monitor and update protocols to safeguard residents from the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix's Water Services has suspended water shutoffs. Services will be temporarily restored to households disconnected due to unpaid bills to ensure residents can adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for frequent hand-washing. Customers will be responsible to pay for the water services delivered during this time. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">On Wednesday, Mar. 11, Governor Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency in Arizona surrounding increased concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The declaration allows the state to use emergency funding and it also gives state health officials authority to procure needed medical supplies with the expectation of more cases. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The city of Phoenix wants to remind residents that understanding the facts and maintaining good hygiene practices are the best way to safeguard from any of the season's viruses. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Over the weekend, two Canadian passengers who flew on WestJet from Phoenix to Toronto on February 28, 2020 have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Canadian Health Officials. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/aviation/1022">Learn more on the self-imposed protocols in place at Phoenix Sky Harbor</a>.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Additionally, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/1023">Phoenix Public Library outlined the vigilance staff is taking to maintain the cleanliness of facilities and programs</a> following the precautions issued by county, state and federal officials. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues also implemented all precautions issued by county, state and federal officials. A full list of the protocols implemented to safeguard guests can be seen at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/">phoenixconventioncenter.com</a>. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Because older adults are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or because of an underlying medical condition, so it is especially important to take actions to reduce risk of exposure. </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">​</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">All 15 Phoenix Senior Centers have implemented precautions and protocols recommended by </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">county and state health officials to keep our older residents safe as they participate in events and activities at the senior centers. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“In any health emergency situation, the most important thing to remember is educating yourself with factual information from reputable sources is key in staying healthy," Phoenix's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Brent Olson said.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Arizona health and public safety agencies across the state are working together and are disseminating information on the virus, how it spreads, and how to protect yourself and family from the virus. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">To learn more, visit the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Frequently Asked Questions page at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html">cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html​</a>.</span></div><br></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Get Connected with Community Emergency Notification System (CENS)https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/846Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/22/2020 12:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/846/Newsroom_OSHEM_006.jpgGet Connected with Community Emergency Notification System (CENS)<div class="ExternalClass1BF6CAC084FB45679D427412BDD0BDA7"><html> ​CENS, or Reverse 9-1-1®, is the Community Emergency Notification System. The system rapidly notifies people in an area affected by an emergency by sending a recorded message through the telephone system. CENS uses the 9-1-1 database to find phone numbers for those who are in the affected area that is determined by the circle or area drawn on the CENS map. CENS then sends a prerecorded message to the telephone numbers in the defined area.<br><br> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> Cell and Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones are not in the 911 database. You can register your cell or VoIP phone with the CENS system. You will only receive CENS notifications based on the address you provide for your cell and or VoIP phone.​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br>Residents wishing to register their cell phones or VoIP phones in the CENS program must do so through the self registration link on the website at: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.911alertsyou.com/">www.911alertsyou.com</a>. Registrations completed by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time will be added to the CENS system overnight.​<br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Preparing for Winter Rainhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/717Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/23/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/717/Newsroom_OSHEM_005.jpgPreparing for Winter Rain<div class="ExternalClassD9603037D5B843E988B0E4AE53D39049"><html> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">​Phoenix has experienced a wet start to the cooler months. With the national weather service predicting more storms through the winter, city of Phoenix wants to remind homeowners and businesses of the resources available to help. </span></p><p>Phoenix's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OSHEM) posts weather warning and tips to safeguard on the city's webpage at Phoenix.gov/update. Sand will only be available when there is a definite need and will be dispatched to areas impacted by the storm. When the sand distribution is activated a list of locations will appear on this page. Supplies are limited. You must bring your own bags and shovels. <br></p><p>However, ​OSHEM recommends using reusable flood barriers. Most home improvement stores offer the inexpensive reusable barriers that save time and money that would otherwise be spent buying, stacking and getting rid of sandbags.  <br></p><p>There is also simple flood prevention maintenance that can be done before the storms to make sure your home is ready for the winter rains. Clean out roof drains or scuppers to prevent accumulation of rain water on the roof which can cause a roof damage. Clean out drywells on your property so there is safe place for the water to collect.  Repair landscaping to ensure water will run away from your building. ​  <br> <br> <br><br> <br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS

 

 

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