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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-hsFace Coverings Are RequiredEM & HS#COVID19 #Coronavirus #FaceCoverings #CityofPhoenixAZ#COVID19, #Coronavirus, #FaceCoveringsTamra Ingersoll602-376-3981602-534-6648tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/12/Tamra_Ingersoll.jpgMichael Hammett, Int. 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​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recyclinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2637Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/27/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2637/Newsroom_PWD_MRF floor.jpg​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recycling<div class="ExternalClassFF63C90DC98F485C9B8158A87EBB5337"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">With <a target="_blank" href="/pio/superbowl">Super Bowl LVII</a> less than a month away, the City of Phoenix stands ready to achieve its goal of hosting the greenest Super Bowl events yet. By diverting 92% of waste produced at downtown Super Bowl activities away from the landfill, Phoenix would meet (and exceed) the EPA’s definition of a Zero Waste event.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Recycling is one of the main waste diversion methods. While the Public Works Department collects and sorts recyclables in Phoenix, partners like <a target="_blank" href="https://www.directpackinc.com/">Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI)</a> take it from there, bringing plastics all the way through the remanufacturing process to become new food packaging items once again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We don’t want recycling to be a mystery,” said Phoenix Public Works Director Joe Giudice. “We want every Phoenix resident to know what happens to the things they recycle – not only how they get sorted in our Materials Recovery Facility, but also where they go after that, how our partners like Direct Pack process them, and what the recycled items turn into. A transparent process can help people feel more fulfilled as they put items in their blue bins.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Each year, Phoenix processes recyclables from 400,000 households, including some material from other valley cities. All those items are taken to the Materials Recovery Center (MRF) where workers pre-sort items by pulling out things that shouldn’t be there (plastic bags and cords, for example). Disc screens then sort flat items (paper and cardboard) away from 3-dimensional items like cans, bottles, and plastic containers. From there, plastics are further separated from aluminum and glass.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Of the seven different kinds of plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a clear, lightweight plastic commonly used for beverage bottles and berry, bakery, and sandwich packaging – is the most recycled worldwide.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“PET plastics are some of the most easily recycled plastics out there,” said Phoenix Public Works Deputy Director Eduardo Rodriguez. “That’s why it’s so important to get things like water bottles and plastic containers in the recycle bin. They can be recycled over and over again in many different forms.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">That’s where DPI comes in. In 2022 alone, DPI purchased 8.1 million pounds of PET from the City of Phoenix and took it to Direct Pack Recycling in Mexicali, Mexico. There the material is sorted, chopped, and washed multiple times before it is put back into the production of new food packaging again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"With our newest recycling and recovery facility located only a few hours away from Phoenix, we can trace and recover all PET plastic collected in the area with a very low carbon footprint,” said Craig Snedden, president of Direct Pack, Inc. “This transparency is important, so you know that what you put in the recycling bin actually gets recycled and reused. The packaging you put in the recycling bin today can come back as your sandwich or berry packaging a month from now.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix’s partnership with DPI not only diverts 21 million pieces of thermoformed packaging away from the landfill each year, but it also brings those items through the full, circular business model of the recycling process.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Recycling plastic bottles and containers is one of the major ways we’ll reach our Zero Waste goals for Super Bowl LVII,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Having a partner like Direct Pack to buy and remanufacture the plastics we sort at our City of Phoenix facilities is essential to diverting waste away from the landfill.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">To learn more about the sorting and remanufacturing processes of plastic recyclables, watch the virtual facility tours <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">here</a> or fill out a <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zero-waste/signup">Zero Waste request form​</a> to schedule a free tour of the MRF.</span></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews
Volunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2635Water Services1/26/2023 4:58:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2635/Wrangler_NR_BecomeAWranglerb.pngVolunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program <div class="ExternalClass21C10981A79B4FD69DCEF3DF0B29C5BB"><html> <div>Phoenix Water is asking community members to donate their time to help others learn about the importance of water conservation.  <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The continued Colorado River water shortage is a stark reminder of how important it is for everyone to reduce their water use. The innovative Water Wrangler program will teach people about water and empower them to share their knowledge with others. It is an excellent opportunity for community-minded people looking to be a positive influence. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Water Wrangler program includes a 12-hour training program that spans four sessions and covers Water 101, Utility Operations, Water Resources and Conservation, and Outreach Education. After completing Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute, participants receive a Certificate of Participation and a shirt. In addition, they will get opportunities to serve as community representatives at local events, public meetings, and City of Phoenix programs. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Periods of drought are common in the desert southwest, sometimes enduring for decades. To be part of the solution, community members must adapt to the desert lifestyle and do their part to be water smart. Through information sharing and community engagement, the Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute will activate water conservation for the benefit of everyone in our community.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To apply, <a href="/waterservices/waterwrangler" target="_blank"><strong>submit an online application</strong></a> by Jan. 31 for the virtual training.  </div> <div> </div> <div>These are the requirements to participate:  <br></div> <div> <ul> <li>Volunteers who are at least 18 years or older<br></li> <li>A high school graduate/GED equivalent, or higher</li> <li>An excellent communicator  </li> <li>Able to fully complete pre-service, required training</li> <li>Comfortable with public speaking, familiar with community development, and experienced in collaborating across diverse groups</li> <li>Creative, responsible, flexible, and self-motivated </li> <li>Passionate about learning and promoting water conservation and sustainability in our desert city<br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Virtual via WebEx (or another digital platform).<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Trainings are on Thursday evenings starting February 16 to March 9. Volunteer opportunities range across weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Deadline:</strong> Registration for the Spring 2023 cohort is now open until January 31, 2023. All four training sessions are required to complete the program.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Apply:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/waterwrangler"><strong>phoenix.gov/waterwrangler</strong></a>  <br></div> <div>  </div> <div>Media Contact:   <br></div> <div>Angela Serda  </div> <div>Public Information Specialist   </div> <div>Cell: (623) 499-8919 (call or text)  </div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong>  </strong></div> <div>   <br></div> <div>Volunteer Program Contact:   <br></div> <div>Emilie Brown<br></div> <div>Water Resource Specialist </div> <div>Phone: 602-495-5653</div> <div>Email:  <a target="_blank" href="mailto:emilie.brown@phoenix.gov"><strong>emilie.brown@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews
​Phoenix Launches Shared Micromobility Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2634Street Transportation1/20/2023 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2634/micromobility program launch event.jpg​Phoenix Launches Shared Micromobility Program<div class="ExternalClassC0D0AEAFFF0C4D0D9EB0D1149FF93540"><html> <p>​​The City of Phoenix launched its permanent Shared Micromobility Program on Friday by hosting a special event in downtown with vendors Lime and Spin. The vendors showcased their inventory of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes to downtown stakeholders and the media.<br></p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. On December 14, 2022, City Council authorized the Street Transportation Department to finalize an agreement with Lime and Spin to be the official vendors when the pilot program ended. The permanent program began Friday, and starts ahead of​​ an influx of visitors who will enjoy festivities scheduled to be held in downtown in February in conjunction with Super Bowl LVII.<br></p> <p>Each vendor is permitted to deploy as many as 1,500 vehicles within the program boundary area, with at least 20 percent being a mix of e-bikes and traditional pedal bikes. The micromobility​ vehicles will be available to operate from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. daily. <br></p> <p>The vendors will offer options for individuals with disabilities, as well as reduced rates for those living on low income or who receive government assistance. Additionally, the city has designated some areas as Equity Zones, where historical disinvestment has resulted in a lack of transportation and economic opportunity. The vendors will be required to deploy 30 percent of their fleet within Equity Zones. Discounted rates will also automatically apply for trips beginning in Equity Zones.</p> <p>Learn more about the Shared Micromobility Program and view a program boundary and Equity Zones map by visiting <a target="_blank" href="/streets/scooters">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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Super Bowl Info Pagehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=20https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/20/Ad_Box_SuperBowl2.jpgSuper Bowl Info Page<div class="ExternalClassDABDA3F1FC3849B6BCF471D476F7DE2B"><html>Resources for Super Bowl LVII in 2023.<br></html></div>Newshttps://phoenix.gov/superbowl11/4/2022 7:47:31 PM2/13/2023 7:47:31 PM

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