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Senior Centers Still Providing Crucial Services Despite Temporary Closureshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/1126Human Services4/9/2020 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1126/Newsroom_HSD_0011.jpghttps://youtu.be/8WFtl_ciSV0Senior Centers Still Providing Crucial Services Despite Temporary Closures<div class="ExternalClassB5D0F058F1D349F0B083E7FF8BA68AAD"><html> <p></p><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the city has taken proactive measures to help stop the spread by promoting social distancing by through suspending programs and closing some of its facilities. </span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Because older adults are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or because of underlying medical conditions, all 15 Phoenix senior centers have been temporarily closed. However, the health and well-being of Phoenix senior residents continues to be a top priority. </span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Nearly 6,000 seniors rely on the connectivity and services of our senior centers,” Human Services Department (HSD) Deputy Director Susan Hallett explains. “While the importance of social distancing is crucial in stopping the spread and keeping Phoenix healthy, supporting our seniors to ensure they have what the need physically and emotionally is equally important.” </span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Although the centers may be temporarily closed, HSD staff is hard at work behind the scenes making sure that senior residents in Phoenix have access to food and familiar staff to help them through these trying times. </span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Each week, senior center members that were receiving meals on-site at the centers have frozen meals, fruit and milk delivered to the front door of their homes by Selrico Services Inc., a city food vendor. </span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Ramon Torres has been a senior center participant for more than a decade. He said although he greatly misses his friends at the center, the meal service is helping him make it through this rough time. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/human-services/1126">Watch as PHXTV shows how the home delivery food service is being provided to Phoenix seniors. </a></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Additionally, staff at all 15 Phoenix senior centers are keeping in contact with members weekly to make sure they are emotionally supported, by calling members who were registered at each site. The extra effort has drawn praise from participants, who appreciate the connection. One member, Inge Fleischer, took a moment to share her thanks and thoughts with her center staff. </span></div><blockquote style="font-size:13.3333px;margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><em>“Thank you so much for reaching out to me during this difficult time.  I am still doing well, have been isolated for the past few weeks and so is my family.  We are strictly abiding by the rules and it seems to work.  I was able to run to Fry's for food and toilet paper once or twice and straight back home.  At least I have food here in isolation.  Watching the news every day makes me thankful to be alive and I am very happy to be retired at this time.  I feel for all the people who have lost their jobs during this pandemic and no work is to be found.  Not to mention all the people who have lost their loved ones to the virus.  It is a tragedy. I am so thankful to have met you and for the Senior Center.  It helps to put a smile on my face to feel that someone really cares about us oldies.  You are Amazing!!!! I wish you and your family the Best of Health and I look forward to the day when we can all meet again at the Senior Center.”</em></span></blockquote><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:13.3333px;"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The city of Phoenix has developed a list of resources available to residents and businesses for help. Visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources">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 target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​</span></div>​ <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideohuman-servicesHS#Coronavirus #PHXSeniorCenters #PHXSeniorsSenior Center, Mesa, Coronavirus #COVID-19Tamra Ingersoll602-376-3981 602-534-6648​tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/54/Tamra_Ingersoll.jpgPHXHumanService

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassCFC307A1B8E84A14920096500EC95862"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a 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 Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</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. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </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> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass404B1D522585402AA945BEBF53F5F979"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​ </span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><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></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Tuesday, January 19, 2021 </h3><p>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 21, 2021 </h3><p>Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 22, 2021</h3><p>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a></span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Distributes Thousands of Laptops to Local Schoolshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/education/1715Education1/20/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1715/Newsroom_Education_013.jpgPhoenix Distributes Thousands of Laptops to Local Schools<div class="ExternalClass44A6C10A341A40788A6D64D862FAA45C"><html> <p>To keep students connected and ready for distance learning, the city of Phoenix and School Connect have partnered to provide internet-enabled laptops to assist local schools in closing the technology gap. </p> <p>"The digital divide has only been amplified by the current COVID-19 crisis. It is more crucial than ever to provide our students, families and educators with the tools they need to continue learning, despite interruptions to traditional in-person schooling," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "With the distribution of approximately 10,000 devices, I'm proud the city has stepped up to make distanced learning more manageable, accessible and equitable."</p> <p>As the pandemic continues, the digital divide has become even more challenging for local school districts. One issue is that devices and laptops are often returned to schools damaged. The laptops provided by this partnership will help schools achieve and maintain a 1:1 student-to-device ratio for grades K-12. </p> <p>"School Connect and Scottsdale Bible Church are grateful to partner with the city to make it possible for students to have equitable access to online resources," said Tracey Beal, Executive Director, School Connect. "Every laptop purchased will enable the students to achieve academic success using the technology they need."  </p> <p>The Phoenix City Council approved $2 million in CARES Act funding and School Connect received a $1 million donation from Scottsdale Bible Church to purchase the devices. The laptops will become the property of the school districts who will be responsible for creating guidelines for issuing, maintaining and monitoring the student devices. </p> <p>Phoenix has implemented a variety of measures to help address the local digital divide, from providing <a href="/newsroom/housing/1406" target="_blank"><span lang="EN">devices to families and seniors</span></a> in local housing facilities to expanding <a href="/newsroom/information-technology-services/1551" target="_blank"><span lang="EN">mobile Wi-Fi access</span></a> in the community. <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/educationNews

 

 

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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="ExternalClass8DE6AF03F13B43BAB7648EA69C9E912F"><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 PM2/28/2021 8:18:55 PM

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