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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 Security1/13/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass1B76E839BD0245AB8CF97BE37A0DB9F1"><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 COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<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. 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 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>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><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><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> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/13/2022 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass5BAA13593F70474C9F3A313A216AC854"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><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 href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Thursday, January 13, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> <strong style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 14, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> <strong style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 15, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> First Institutional Baptist Church<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1141 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Mariposa Park<br> 3203 W. Morten Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong>​<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, January 17, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Margaret Hance Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 67 W. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003<br> 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 18, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 19, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Palo Verde Library<br> 4402 N. 51st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 20, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 21, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 22, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Join Us to Celebrate the 2022 Regional Unity Walkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/276Equal Opportunity1/13/2022 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/276/Newsroom_EOD_018.jpgJoin Us to Celebrate the 2022 Regional Unity Walk<div class="ExternalClassF58DFA00B26944C3AB17E11E8261C7FA"><html> <p>​In honor of the 19th Annual Regional Unity Walk, the cities of Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe are coming together to celebrate this year's “Unity Walk: Strengthening Connections," from Jan. 4-31, 2022.<br></p> <p>Each city has contributed to a calendar of signature events, festivals, performances and more for the community to experience throughout January 2022. Most of the offerings are accessible without going indoors, so it’s a safe activity to enjoy as a family outing, date night or even to escape your neighborhood to explore a nearby city.</p> <p> ​View the<a href="https://regional-unity-walk-tempegov.hub.arcgis.com/" target="_blank"> <strong>calendar of events</strong></a> for a month full of options located in each one of the participating cities. </p> <p>Learn more about the 2022 Regional Unity Walk in this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZZvBmr_c_U" target="_blank"><strong>video message </strong></a>featuring Valley mayors. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews

 

 

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