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Mayor Gallego, Council Members Approve Strategic Plan for Federal Relief Dollars https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/1944Mayor's Office6/9/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1944/Newsroom_Mayor_Statement.jpgMayor Gallego, Council Members Approve Strategic Plan for Federal Relief Dollars <div class="ExternalClass70035FFE42FB415E8F0F55BF98650C89"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">M</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council have approved a robust strategic plan for how to spend $198 million in federal ARPA assistance funds.</span></p> <p>“This plan takes care of our residents, from the youngest to the most senior," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Businesses are still hurting from the effects of the COVID recession. We will help them get back on their feet. Older adults will be able to receive healthy food and dementia care, and children will have access to technology to help them learn and activities to keep them engaged after school." The plan, approved during last night's meeting of the Phoenix City Council, also prioritized <strong><em>jobs/workforce development, small business assistance, vaccination, education and assistance for vulnerable people. </em></strong></p> <p>ARPA, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in March. The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan distributes federal monies to states, tribes and cities to help lessen the damage done over the previous year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Phoenix will ultimately receive approximately $396 million over the next two years, delivered in two equal allocations. <br><br></p> <p>The council's work today focused on the first $198 million allocation Phoenix received in May. Highlights include: </p> <ul> <li> <strong>JOBS</strong>. Members of our communities lost jobs when businesses shut down or closed because of the covid-caused slowdown. Council approved <strong>$10 million</strong> for workforce training, as well as 'wrap-around' services – like childcare – that will remove barriers for job seekers. </li> <li> <strong>SMALL AND MICRO BUSINESSES. </strong>More than <strong>$8 million</strong> will go to assist businesses still struggling from the after-effects of pandemic shutdowns and slowdowns. Another <strong>$2.75 million</strong> will be used to stabilize arts and culture organizations, so they can resume sustainable operations. Many businesses are ready to re-engage but can't find the employees they need. An additional <strong>$2 million</strong> will help these small operations find, train, and retain employees. </li> <li> <strong>VACCINATION.</strong> While vaccination numbers are increasing, there are still two-thirds of the people in Maricopa County who have not yet received their shots. The strategic plan envisions investing $5 million in education, outreach and incentives to encourage vaccine uptake. Funds will also be used <strong>to convert mobile testing vans to mobile vaccination vans</strong> that can reach those who may not be able to easily drive to a vaccination site or who have trouble taking time off from work. </li> <li> <strong>EDUCATION. </strong>Parents and students alike experienced sustained stress in 2020 as they tried to cope with online classes and the reality that our students were falling behind in their studies. The Mayor and council members agreed to set aside <strong>$28.8 million</strong> for youth sports, education and after-school programs. That includes broader availability of wireless networks, expansion of early childhood education programs, College Depot programs that prepare teens for a college career, early literacy tutoring, sports league grants and parks after-school programs – all strategies intended to help kids make up for lost time and bring their education back on-track.</li> <li> <strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ASSISTANCE FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. </strong> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">A total of $28 million is intended to help struggling families with utilities, rent and mortgage. Another $31.5 million will go to assist individuals, families and military veterans experiencing homelessness, mental health care assistance, and heat respite facilities.</span> </li> </ul> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span> <br style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“The decisions we made today put money where it matters," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Although some sectors of the economy are booming, we still have small business owners hanging on by a thread, employees who lost their jobs and are trying to get back into the workforce, and kids who have fallen too far behind in school – not to mention arts communities that have been at a standstill, and veterans who are on the verge of homelessness. By offering targeted help to these groups, we give them a better opportunity for success and, in turn, improve the recovery outlook for our entire city." </span> <br>​<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeStatement Mayor's OfficeMari Bourbon505-670-9415602-261-8823mari.bourbon@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/91/Mari_Bourbon.jpgMayorGallego

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/17/2021 6:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassE6030152508348C3BA5441021D239BDB"><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 href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">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: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Mask Mandate Eliminated for Those Fully Vaccinated<br></h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information. 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. ​</a>Starting June 17, f<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>ace coverings and physical distancing protocols are no longer required in city facilities for those who are fully vaccinated. ​(<strong>Note:</strong> The airport and public transit is still covered by the Federal mask mandate.)​​ </p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a></span><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">C</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">alvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">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 href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">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 / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occurring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a target="_blank" href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/17/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassB1431F47DBEC47A680A0068EB99D4C61"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <h2>COVID-19 Vaccination Event</h2> <h3>Tuesday, June 22, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Walgreens Mobile Clinic.</strong> Christown Spectrum Mall<br> 15th Ave. & Montebello Ave., Phoenix AZ 85015<br> 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.<br> Walk-ups welcome. No Appointments necessary. No ID or insurance are required.<br><br></p> <h2>COVID-19 Testing</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. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a><br></p> <p><strong>Mobile Van #1:</strong> <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2:</strong> <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><p><br></p> <h3>Thursday, June 17, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Frys's Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> <h3>Friday, June 18, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> <h3>Saturday, June 19, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> John F. Long Family Services Center<br> 3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> <h3>Monday, June 21, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry's Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> <h3>Tuesday, June 22, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br><br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> <h3>Wednesday, June 23, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Acacia Library 750 E. Townley Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> <h3>Thursday, June 24, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Devonshire Community Center<br> 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> <h3>Friday, June 25, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: https://vincerecancer.com </p> <h3>Saturday, June 26, 2021</h3> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a><p></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cielito Park<br> 3402 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, June 28, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Brunson Lee Elementary<br> 1350 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, June 29, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, June 30, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Caeser Chavez Library<br> 3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Public Library Is Expanding Hours!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1956Library6/17/2021 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1956/Newsroom_Library_Restoration-InBuildingVisits.jpgPhoenix Public Library Is Expanding Hours!<div class="ExternalClass38C3B3BAD859448DA513C3A30B1A4623"><html> <p>Beginning Monday, June 21st Phoenix Public Library will be suspending curbside service and returning to all in-building service at 16 of its locations with new, expanded hours (South Mountain Community Library remains closed at this time).  Come visit your favorite library location during our expanded Summer schedule to browse the shelves, pick up a hold, check out a laptop or WiFi hotspot, use a computer or convert your eCard to a full-service library card.  Phoenix Public Library's new, expanded in-building service hours are:  </p><p><strong>Burton Barr:</strong></p><p>   Mon, Fri, Sat                 9 a.m to 5 p.m.</p><p>   Tues, Wed, Thur           9 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p><p>   Sun                                 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p><strong>Agave, Cesar Chavez, Cholla, Desert Broom, Ironwood, Juniper, Mesquite, Palo Verde, Saguaro, Yucca:</strong></p><p>   Mon, Fri, Sat                 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>   Tue, Wed, Thur            9 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p><p><strong>Acacia, Century, Desert Sage, Harmon, Ocotillo</strong>:</p><p>   Mon, Fri, Sat                 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>   Tue, Wed, Thur             10 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p><p>​Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people, go to the City of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">Phoenix Newsroom</a> Page for details. To keep up to date on all of the latest Phoenix Public Library developments, please visit our website at <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.<br></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNews

 

 

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