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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-hsCoronavirus InformationEM & HS#ReadyPHX #PublicHealth #MaricopaHealthy @AZDHSPublic Health, Coronavirus, OSHEM, COVID-19, CDCTamra Ingersoll602-376-3981 602-534-6648​tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/866/Tamra_Ingersoll.jpgCityofPhoenixAZ

 

 

Burton Barr Central Library To Host Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Jun. 20https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/3137Library6/18/2024 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3137/Newsroom_Libraries_001.jpgBurton Barr Central Library To Host Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Jun. 20<div class="ExternalClass649E9591A9114228A5007BF2C91AA8F8"><html> <p> Join us on the 5th Floor of Burton Barr Central Library to celebrate the <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/12295942" target="_blank">Summer Solstice </a>on Thursday, June 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  </p> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Welcome the first day of summer and the longest day of the year while witnessing the architectural magic of Burton Barr Central Library. Observe the moment when man-made engineering combines with the power of the sun to reveal the moment of solstice. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Since 1995, it’s been a tradition to welcome guests at Burton Barr Central Library on this special day. Residents leave in awe of the light and community that shines through this building. This year, Phoenix Public Library celebrates milestone markers such as the 90th anniversary of Arizona Room, the 15th anniversary of College Depot, and adding new amenities such as the Bookmobile to our catalog of cornerstone public resources.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>What to Know: </strong>This year’s commemorative Summer Solstice prints will pay homage to James McClintock and Dorothy McClintock, whose donation made the Arizona Room possible. We will also have special John Milton prints to celebrate the <a href="/newsroom/library/3099" target="_blank">historic treasure recently discovered in the Rare Book Room​</a> and Friends of the Phoenix Public Library will have t-shirts for sale.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Activities: </strong>Head to <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/12387838" target="_blank">MACH1 to celebrate the Summer Solstice​</a> to create your own solstice sun catcher! Using collaged tissue paper, we'll learn all about light and color and create fun sunlight-catching art pieces for you to hang up on your window at home. This is a walk-in program for children of all ages and their families.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Music will begin at 11:30 a.m. The solstice presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m.</span> </div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNews
Safety Considerations While Driving During Monsoon Stormshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3136Police6/18/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3136/Newsroom Graphic Monsoon.pngSafety Considerations While Driving During Monsoon Storms<div class="ExternalClassF0D2DF5C7CA74A50B93D8B9ADA5F273A"><html> <p>​Stay safe before, during and after the storm hits. Inclement weather forms rapidly during our monsoon season and presents a dangerous driving conditions for all valley drivers.</p> <p>With the monsoon season upon us, heavy rains, strong winds, and flash flooding will be experienced by many Phoenicians. The Phoenix Police Department would like to remind our community of a few safety tips before, during and after monsoon storms. </p> <p>Before leaving check: <br></p> <ul> <li>Gas is topped off</li> <li>Windshield wipers are good</li> <li>Major components in your car are working</li> <li>Recent weather reports</li> <li>Your travel route and secondary routes</li> </ul> <p></p> <p>If you find yourself driving DURING a monsoon storm don't panic and follow the 1-2-3's<br></p> <ol> <li>Slow down and pull into the nearest parking lot or residential street </li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Turn your lights off</span> </li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Wait out the storm</span> </li> </ol> <p></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> </p> <p>If you are on the freeway and cannot exit to find a parking lot:<br></p> <ol> <li>Pull off to the far-right side of road and turn you lights off<br></li> <li>Set parking brakes and keep feet off the pedals<br></li> <li>Wait out the storm <br></li> </ol>After the storm: <br><ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Have a towel and water bottle to clean your windows. This will provide a better view for your drive home. </span></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Driving after a haboob storm take your time, the roads will be covered with objects left over from the wind such as down trees, power lines and pooled up water areas.</span></li></ul></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Phoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3134Parks and Recreation6/17/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3134/Fabulous-Phoenix-Fourth.jpgPhoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024<div class="ExternalClass244F2B2B1D674A099D86B80625E51D18"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the return of its annual fireworks events, Fabulous Phoenix 4th, Light up the Sky and After Dark in the Park. <br></p> <p>Fabulous Phoenix 4th takes place at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Road) on Thursday July 4, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</p> <p>Light Up the Sky occurs on Wednesday, July 3, 2024,  from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  at American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3600 N. 51st Ave.  </p> <p>After Dark in the Park takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Deer Valley Park, 1 9602 N. 19th Ave. Fireworks being at 8:45 p.m.</p><p>The 36th Annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th features one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest with more than 7,800 aerial effects. This free, non-alcoholic family event attracts thousands of attendees.</p> <p>The event will include a spectacular fireworks display with plenty of food, music, and games for all ages. We look forward to seeing you all at Fabulous Phoenix 4th!</p> <p> <b>Know Before You Go<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Please note on July 3, the entire park will be closed for event load-in until 6:00 p.m. event time on July 4.</span> </p> <p> <b>Is there an admission fee?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Admission is FREE! Vendors will be selling a variety of items, including food and beverage, arts and crafts, and promotional items. </span> <em style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ATMs will NOT be available for this year's event, please plan accordingly.</em> </p> <p> <b>How do I get to the event?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Fabulous Phoenix 4th is held at Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd St. and Indian School Rd. There is no vehicle entrance and no public parking at the event. There are three pedestrian entrances: Central Ave. and Glenrosa Ave., 3rd St. and Indian School Rd., and 7th St. just north of Turney Ave.</span> </p> <p>Learn more about road closures for the event on the <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4/know-before-you-go" target="_blank"><strong>Know Before You Go</strong></a> site.<br> <br><b>What should I definitely bring?<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Lots of cold water! Though water will be available for purchase at the event, having an ample supply of water will help ensure that you stay hydrated. Also, it's suggested that you bring shade. Personal shade devices are allowed and encouraged, however, at sunset all standing shade devices must be lowered and safely put away.</span></p> <p> <b>What items can I NOT bring?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Items you cannot bring include drones, alcohol, fold-out tables, personal fireworks, barbecue grills, glass bottles, pets (service animals are permitted), laser pointers, skateboards, inline skates and kites. Fishing is prohibited during the event.</span> </p> <p>For more tips and information, visit our <a href="/parks/special-events/fabphx4" target="_blank"><strong>Fabulous Phoenix 4th website</strong></a>. For recorded event information call 602 534 FEST (3378).<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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