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Stay Connected in Your Communitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/neighborhood-services/1092Neighborhood Services3/25/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1092/Community Connection - Coronavirus - Newsroom.pngStay Connected in Your Communities<div class="ExternalClass76C0CEC3DCE64A59BAFB8286116A3BA3"><html> <p>As the city continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) is sharing ways that you can stay connected with your friends and neighbors, while practicing responsible social distancing.<br></p> <p>“It is such a delicate balance to socially distance, while also supporting each other to ensure we all have what we need both physically and emotionally," NSD Director Spencer Self said.  “However, by practicing 'distant socializing,' you can do both. It's important that we work together to make sure that all of our neighbors stay connected and have what they need."<br></p> <p>Health officials continue to stress that by changing how we interact, we can help lessen the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19. That includes 'distant socializing,' and showing care and interaction by calling, texting, or using other means to reach out that minimize close personal contact. </p> <p>By thoughtfully planning your interactions, you can provide food, necessities and a regular check-in to members of your neighborhood. Individuals who are especially vulnerable to catching the coronavirus, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, may need some kind of assistance in this difficult time. Social distancing guidelines discourage actually going inside and visiting with them, but you can still check on them from a responsible distance.</p> <p>Phoenix's NSD is promoting ways to responsibly practice 'distant socializing' that adhere to CDC recommendations of distance while making sure that people check in on their neighbors, share what they can in supplies and spread kindness without spreading the virus.<br></p> <p>“The #PHXGreaterTogether social media posts will showcases ideas on how to keep your communities close while social distancing with distant socializing," Self said. “We hope people follow along on the NSD Facebook page @PhxNeighborhood so we can make sure all the residents in Phoenix have what they need in the uncertain times."​<br></p><p>The city of Phoenix has developed a list of resources available to residents and businesses for help. <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank">Visit the 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 href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>.​​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/nsdNewsneighborhood-servicesCoronavirus Community ConnectionNSD#Coronavirus #PHXGreaterTogether #6FeetApart #FlattentheCurve @phxneighborhoodCoronavirus, Neighborhoods, Community SupportTamra Ingersoll602-376-3981 602-534-6648​tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/54/Tamra_Ingersoll.jpg

 

 

City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/26/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/COVID-19-New_News_Image.jpgCity of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update<div class="ExternalClass555FD2375F524F51A726DCB902562C5B"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a target="_blank" href="/newssite/Documents/COVID19_Newsroom_Main_SP.pdf">Read this page in Spanish. Lea esta página​ en español (PDF)</a> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use Translate button to read in another language​​</em></p><h3><strong>Updated!</strong> Resources Page<br></h3><p>Looking for more resources? <a target="_blank" href="https://Phoenix.gov/Resources"><strong>Visit the Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources page</strong></a>. Residents w​ith questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call <strong>(602) 2​62-3111</strong> or e-mail <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​​ ​​​<br><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Downtown City Buildings Are Now Access<span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;"> b</span><span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;">y Appointment Only </span></h3><p></p><p><strong>Downtown City Buildings </strong><strong>By Appointment Only </strong>- In an effort to continue providing necessary city services, while protecting the health and safety of customers and employees in our facilities, the city of Phoenix is taking additional measures to limit foot traffic at the city’s downtown buildings. Beginning Monday, March 23, only people with appointments for service will have access to <strong>P​hoenix City Hall, the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, and the Public Transit Department administration building</strong>. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Read more about the changes</a>. You can also <a target="_blank" href="/Documents/CityServicesAppointmentContactList.pdf">download a contact list to make appointments (PDF)</a> for city services.​<br> <br></p><h3> City Services and Facilities Currently Closed or Impacted<br></h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and program​s affected by Coronavirus precautionary measures​ can call<strong> (602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.<br></p> <ul> <li><p><strong>Alarms Detail </strong>– No walk-in customers accepted. Call (602) 534-0322 for questions about false alarm or permit inquires and payments. <strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/1079">Read detailed Alarm impacted services statement​</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix Job​ Centers</strong> – Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Convention Center</strong> – All events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues (Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall) have been <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Protocol.aspx">postponed or rescheduled through May 10</a>. Visit your conference or event organizer’s website for event updates and rescheduled dates. No in-person or phone sales are being taken at the the Phoenix Convention Center Ticket Office at this time. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1064"><strong>Read detailed Convention Center impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Council Meetings </strong>– City Council meetings are currently <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/article/1047">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone.</p></li><li><p><strong>City Hall </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span>​ <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Services by appointment only</a></p></li><li><p><strong>City of Phoenix Retirees</strong> – The Phoenix Nationwide office is currently closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Customers can <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://checkappointments.net/appts/5jrQfKGEir#showModal">schedule a phone appointment </a>to avoid long hold times. Nationwide recomme​nds retirees contact their <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/pdf/NRM-9757AZ-PX.pdf?_ga=2.194075757.157521130.1584644955-2064238597.1584644955">local retirement representative​ </a>to​ address concerns or changes to their investment plan​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Community Meetings </strong>- Community meetings and outreach events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time.</p></li><li><p><strong>Education Programs</strong> <span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are cancelled.</p></li><li><p><strong>Family Service Centers </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p><strong>Fingerprinting</strong> - The City of Phoenix is tempor​​arily suspending fingerprinting services. If you need immediate fingerprinting please use a 3rd party vendor.</p></li><li><p><strong>Head Start</strong> - Home visits are suspended.​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Housing</strong> - <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/housing/1063"><strong>Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Human Resources</strong> – New recruitments and hiring processes will be limited to critical positions citywide; any job interviews will be conducted by video conference. In-person recruitment, selection processes, and new hire events will be temporarily postponed.</p></li><li><p><strong>Job Training Workshops</strong> – Workshops are <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/ced/1046">canceled this week</a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> – All Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/library/1044">are temporarily closed</a>. All programming is also suspended. Electronic resources are available online at  <a target="_blank" href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org">http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/library/1067"><strong>Read detailed Library impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Municipal Court </strong>– The Phoenix Municipal Court has taken <a target="_blank" href="/court/covid">many active steps and modifications </a>to its operations in response to COVID-19.</p></li><li><p><strong>Parks and Recreation</strong> – <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All playgrounds, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes located within city parks​ are closed​​.​ All restrooms located in city parks are closed. City parks will remain open normal posted hours for residents to enjoy green space, walking paths, dog parks, skate parks, and tennis and pickleball courts, while practicing social or physical distancing.​ Limited access ia available at Papago Park’s Hole in the Rock, Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Trailhead, Piestewa Peak Trailhead, and South Mountain Park’s Pima Canyon Trailhead and Dobbins Lookout. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All indoor recreation facilities are closed. All classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. Gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, which includes organizations that have a sports field reservation. Registration for lifeguard and aquatics staff training, and 2020 summer classes, programs and activities are postponed until further notice. The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended. Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and many city-owned facilities that are operated by partner organizations are also closed or have modified hours. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068"><strong>Read detailed Parks & Recreation impacted services statement (including refunds)</strong></a>  ​</p></li><li><p><strong>Planning and Development Department – </strong>Services will be offered online, by telephone or by appointment only. PDD inspection requests will follow modified practices. Staff has been redeployed to create Remote Customer Service Counters and will answer questions about development and zoning questions by phone or e-mail from your home or private workspace. <a target="_blank" href="/pdd/contact-us">Find a list of direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses for appropriate staff</a>​. If you're unsure who to contact or have general questions about services call (602) 262-7811 or <a target="_blank" href="mailto:ppd@phoenix.gov">email</a>. <a target="_blank" href="/pdd/project-tools">Online project tools</a> are available and <a target="_blank" href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review">new projects and resubmittals</a> can be done electronically. If you have paper plans currently in queue and need assistance to submit plans electronically, please contact the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or email​​. ​Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or <a target="_blank" href="mailto:epr.support@phoenix.gov">email​</a>​​. </p></li><li><p><strong>Property Management Unit </strong>– Only five people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. To facilitate the process, please come prepared with the <a target="_blank" href="/police/property-crimes/property-management-unit">Property Release Form</a> already completed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Police Public Records </strong>– Closed to in-person customers. Online and phone customers only. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 262-1885 or use the <a target="_blank" href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/">online portal</a>.</p></li><li><p><strong>Public Transit </strong>-  Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078"><strong>Read detailed Public Trans​it impacted services statement​</strong></a><strong>​</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> – All 15 city Senior Centers are closed. Senior Center members can coordinate in-home meal service with their Senior Center Manager​.</p></li><li><p><strong>Street Transportation</strong> - <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/streets/traffic-management">Right-of-Way Management is not processing any special event or block party permits</a> for events taking place through at least May 31. Guidance will be revised as needed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Vehicle Impounds</strong> – Closed to walk-in customers. Call (602) 495-2096 for more details.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>VITA</strong> – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program services are suspended.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>Volunteer Programs</strong> – All city volunteer programs, with the exception of critical public safety programs, are being suspended for the next two weeks.</p></li> </ul><h3><br>City Services Still in Operation<br></h3><ul><li><p><strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>A</strong><strong><strong>i</strong>rport Operation</strong><strong>s</strong> – Some European and Canadian impacts. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/aviation/1066"><strong>Read detailed Airport impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong> – </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/article/1133">Lobby Hours have been modified</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks </strong>– <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068"><strong>Read more detailed information about outdoor Parks and Recreation facilities that are open</strong></a> and <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082"><strong>Learn about responsible social distancing when visiting a park or trail</strong></a></p></li></ul><ul><li><p><strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong>– Visit <a data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/"><strong>Valley Metro website</strong></a> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>for current trip schedules. Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service will continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same on light rail. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078"><strong>Read detailed Public Transit impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Trash and Recycling Services</strong> – <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1071"><strong>Read detailed Public Works impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Street Maintenance</strong> – <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/1069"><strong>Read detailed Streets impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Water and Wastewater</strong> – <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/water-services/1070"><strong>Read detailed Water Department impacted services statement</strong>​</a>​</p></li></ul><h3><br>City Services Still Available O​nline:</h3><p>The city is also continuing to provide access to a variety of online services.</p><ul><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/pdd/onlineservices/inspectrequest">Building Inspections</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://Phoenix.gov/PHXTV">PHXTV Streaming</a> – Watch City Council meetings and regular programming </p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=billdocuments">City Services Bills</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/mayorcouncil">Contact Mayor & City Council Members</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/law/victims">Crime Victim Services</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/eod">Equal Opportunity Department Case Management</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.planenoise.com/copad/q3qH4u/">Flight Path Noise</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/auditor/fraud-reporting">Fraud Reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=graffiti">Graffiti Removal Requests​</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/housing">Housing Programs</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">Library Services</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/nsd">Neighborhood Services Programs</a> – While staff is not currently attending community meetings, services can still be requested via email and phone.</p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=phxcares">Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. about Homelessness reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/payonline">PHX Pay Online</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/">Police Public Records Requests</a></p></li><li><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=fenceindisrepair">Report Fence in Disrepair</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=illegalsign">Report Illegal Signs</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=inoperablevehicle">Report Inoperable Vehicles​</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=litter">Report Litter + Debris​</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=nondustproofparking">Report Non-Dust-Proof Parking​</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/police/policereport">Report Non-Emergency Crime</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/pdd/non-permitted-construction">Report Non-Permitted Construction</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=outsidestorage">Report Outside Storage​</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=other">Report Property Violations</a> </p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/streets/traffic-signal-issues">Report Traffic Signal Issue</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=unsecuredstructure">Report Unsecured Structures</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/contact/water-services-administration">Report Water Leak</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=weedsordeadplants">Report Weeds or Dead Plants</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=solidwastecontainer">Request Trash, Recycle or Green Organics Container</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/roll-off-rental">Roll-Off Rentals</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/residential-recycling">Solid Waste Diversion Programs</a> </p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=sstwaterservice">Start/Stop/Transfer Water Services or Trash</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/streets/neighborhood-traffic-programs-services/street-light-information/street-light-repair">Street Light Repair Requests</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=streetmaintenance">Street Maintenance​</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/publictransit">Public Transit Services</a> – Transit still operating. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078"><strong>Transit Centers are closed.</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/streets/designmgmt/utility-coordination/permits/utility-permit-application">Utility Permit</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/waterservices">Water Services</a></p></li></ul><p><strong>Looking for more resources?</strong> 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 data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​ </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Look Before You Lock: Mother Shares Tragic Story as Temperatures Rise https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1277Police5/27/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/ZbDo0DDjgBULook Before You Lock: Mother Shares Tragic Story as Temperatures Rise <div class="ExternalClassA057C2436A2448D89FDCFB09747337DC"><html> <div> <div>​On a 100 degree day in Phoenix, AZ, the inside of a car gets up to 119 degrees within 10 minutes. Give it 30 minutes, and the inside of that car is up to 134 degrees. These are conditions that, just last year, took the lives of 53 children.</div><div> <br></div><div>Dawn Peabody is the mother of a child lost to heatstroke.<br></div><div> <br></div><div>"She was funny, loving," Dawn reminisced about her daughter, Maya. "There was no stranger to Maya. She'd run up to people and hug them all the time in restaurants. I was constantly having to remind her no, you stay with us."<br></div><div> </div><div>At just two years old, Maya loved life. But that life was cut short when she tragically died from a heatstroke after being left in the back of a car.</div><div> </div><div>"If I can prevent one parent, one family, one child going through the pain my husband and I have gone through, it's worth reopening that scar," Dawn said.</div><div> </div><div>In October of 2008, Dawn Peabody's in-laws were visiting Phoenix. After a family breakfast, Dawn went on to work. She normally took Maya with her. But because family was in town, Maya went with her husband.</div><div> </div><div>The family got home and, out of their usual routine, forgot that Maya was in the car. By the time they got back to her, it was too late.</div><div> </div><div>"People think that this is usually abuse or neglect," Dawn explained. "And this is not. A majority of these accidents are what I call misremembers. People thought they dropped their child off in day care or change in routine."</div><div> </div><div>Heatstroke is a leading cause of non-crash related fatalities for children. And it's not just kids. Pets are at risk, too. Dawn offers simple tips to ensure this does not happen to you.</div><div> </div><div>"Look before you lock," Dawn explained. "Just open that backseat every time. Another recommendation I give is to take a stuffed animal that has become now a tool, not a toy. So when the child is not in the vehicle, the stuffed animal goes in the back seat. But when the child is in the vehicle, the stuffed animal goes up front with you. So you have that extra visual reminder. Another one I recommend, too, is taking your left shoe and putting it in the backseat with baby. You're not going to go far in Arizona without a left shoe on."</div><div> </div><div>If you come across a car with a child or pet that appears to be in distress, Arizona State Law allows citizens — ​after calling police —​ to break the window of the vehicle. Dawn and others also are working with law makers to make it mandatory that every vehicle has a sensor in the back of cars.</div><div> </div><div>"Right now my vehicle will tell me I'm low on gas," Dawn said. "It turns off my air bag if I have the wrong weight in the front seat. It will tell me if my windshield wiper fluid is low. My car will tell me not only that my tires are low, but which tire. But if I accidentally leave my child in the back seat, all it does is act as an oven. It does nothing to prevent that child's death."​​</div><div> </div><div>Learn more at ​<a target="_blank" href="https://www.kidsandcars.org/">KidsandCars.org​</a>. <br></div></div></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Phoenix Water Extending the Life of N95 and Surgical Masks for Staff to Reuse https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1275Water Services5/27/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1275/Newsroom_Water_037.jpgPhoenix Water Extending the Life of N95 and Surgical Masks for Staff to Reuse <div class="ExternalClass71A28A7F2A624ECA9A7B433C9357054C"><html>As the need for N95 and surgical masks continue to rise, equipment in the Phoenix Water Services water quality laboratory is being used to disinfect masks and eliminate any SARS-CoV-2 with Ultraviolet (UV) light. The UV light disinfects the masks without destroying them, which allows staff to reuse them. <br><br>"Our staff working at the Pay Station locations come in contact with residents throughout the day, and they must have the proper PPE. Utilizing equipment we already have in-house, to preserve the PPE and still be in accordance with CDC recommendations goes a long way," said Jennifer Calles, Deputy Water Services Director, in charge of the laboratory. According to the <a href="https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-validates-decontamination-methods-re-use-n95-respirators" target="_blank">National Institutes of Health</a>, UV light, dry heat, and ethyl alcohol can also be used to sanitize masks.<br><br>Phoenix Water utilizes UV light as a part of its daily functions and created a process to properly sanitize the masks and ensure that all safety regulations are being followed. Staff used biological indicators to test the effectiveness of the UV lights. If nothing grows on the biological indicators, the team would know that the masks had been sanitized.<br><br>Phoenix Water staff take extra precautions before, during, and after the process including wearing PPE, and cleaning and disinfecting the work surfaces. The mask owner is responsible for adequately labeling the mask with their name. They then place the dirty mask in a paper bag, also labeled with their name, folded over, and stapled shut. The bag goes into a sealed container, or bin, labeled as "Dirty Masks" and includes the division's name where the staff works. The container is submitted to ESD to be sanitized. The container is also cleaned with disinfectant once emptied and returned. An inventory list is kept of all the masks owners inside the "Dirty Mask" bin and inside the "Clean Mask" bin. <br><br>Once all the masks and containers have been sanitized, the entire room is sanitized with the same UV light. The whole process takes a couple of hours and can be done as often as needed. <br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews

 

 

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