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The 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125Parks and Recreation10/30/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2125/Newsroom_ELP _2021.pngThe 34th Edition of the APS Electric Light Parade Returns this Holiday Season<div class="ExternalClass35EBAD5DF86949AF9915BB2358ACFAED"><html> <p>The lights and sounds of the APS Electric Light Parade are returning this holiday season! APS and the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us for a night of community and celebration. Entrants will interpret the theme of “Peace on Earth," and are sure to light up the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 4, with their visually stunning displays!</p> <p> The <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.50742408820838%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14" target="_blank">2.3 mi. parade route​</a> starts at Central Ave. and Montebello Ave., travels south to Central Ave. and Camelback Rd., heads east along Camelback Rd. to 7th St., and continues south along 7th St. to its conclusion at Indian School Rd. The first parade entries will begin at 7 p.m. and take approximately 60 minutes to reach the end. It is strongly recommended that attendees arrive several hours in advance of the start of the parade. </p> <p> To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, multiple COVID-19 mitigation strategies have been implemented this year which includes reduced entries, reduced entry occupants, and the elimination of the preparade viewing event traditionally held the evening before the parade.  Additionally, it is strongly encouraged to social distance when possible, and wear masks.  If you or a loved one is feeling sick, please stay home and consider enjoying the parade telecast from the comfort of your home. </p> <p><strong>Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year's parade:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Ave., just south of Camelback Rd.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/weather">weather forecast</a> and dress accordingly.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.</p> </li> <li> <p>Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.</p> </li> <li> <p>Parking is available on city streets around the parade route and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.</p> </li> <li> <p>Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.</p> </li> <li> <p>Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.</p> </li> <li> <p>Road closures and restrictions affect all parade areas hours before the event; come early and expect delays.</p> </li> <li> <p>Check out the parade route at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix Parks and Recreation - APS Electric Light Parade</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p> <br><strong>Parade Broadcast Schedule:</strong><br></p> <ul> <li> <p>ABC15 will broadcast the parade Sunday, December 5th and Saturday, December 25th.</p> </li> <li> <p>PHXTV will air the parade throughout the month of December.</p> </li> <li> <p>The parade will be available for view on the <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">APS Electric Light Parade website</a>.<br></p> </li> </ul> <p> <br> <strong>Production and Sponsors</strong> </p> <p>APS Electric Light Parade is produced and coordinated by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. This year's parade is made possible thanks to the support of many sponsors and partners, including <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Community/In-the-Community">APS</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://nphx.org/">North Phoenix Baptist Church</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.mlb.com/dbacks">Arizona Diamondbacks</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azcardinals.com/">Arizona Cardinals</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.nba.com/suns/">Phoenix Suns</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://fiestabowl.org/">Fiesta Bowl</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ibew387.com/">IBEW Local 387</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://pollackinvestments.com/">Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.abc15.com/">ABC15 Arizona</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://kez999.iheart.com/">99.9 KEZ</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aps.com/en/About/Our-Company/Energy-Resources/Nuclear-generation">Palo Verde Generating Station</a>.<br><br>For more parade information, visit <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">phoenix.gov/elp</a> or email the parade team at <a target="_blank" href="mailto:elp@phoenix.gov">elp@phoenix.gov</a><br><br><strong>Follow us:</strong><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks/">facebook.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks">twitter.com/phoenixparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/phxparks">Instagram/phxparks</a><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz">youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationAPS Electric Light ParadeParks & Rec #phxlightparadeparade, event, holiday, christmas, electric light parade, elpJames Ritter602-309-7305602-261-8645james.ritter@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/69/James_Ritter.jpgPhoenixParksThe 34th annual APS Electric Light Parade returns Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/6/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass338F88FE3FA1471784BF7CFB3E530DE1"><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 Security12/7/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassDA1383887E1C46B49BF3BF3019E3E2DF"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></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> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">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 target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ <h3>Tuesday, December 7, 2021<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> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, December 8, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> La Pradera Park<br>6830 N. 39th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004<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, December 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, 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><h3>Friday, December 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<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, December 11, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<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> Tillman Middle School<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4309 E. Belleview Street, 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>Monday, December 13, 2021<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> 7:015 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> Desert Sage Library<br> 7602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<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, December 14, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Ironwood Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4333 E Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85048<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, December 15, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Adam Diaz Senior Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4115 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85019<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> ​​ <br>​<br>​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
City of Phoenix Vaccine Mandate Pausedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2162City Manager12/7/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2162/Newsroom_Vaccine_Bottles.jpgCity of Phoenix Vaccine Mandate Paused<div class="ExternalClass80C6373E36D04EF2BDC3A9E18EA4C696"><p> The city of Phoenix Tuesday announced it has paused plans to implement a federal mandate requiring all city employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This decision comes after a series of legal challenges and a ruling Tuesday from a federal judge in Georgia which temporarily halts the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors nationwide.<br></p><p>“As we've faced the COVID-19 pandemic, employee safety and maintaining essential city services have been our priority. In meeting those demands, the one constant has been our ability to be flexible. Today's decision further reflects that flexibility," said City Manager Jeff Barton. “Since we first were alerted that city employees would be subject to the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/09/executive-order-on-ensuring-adequate-covid-safety-protocols-for-federal-contractors/">Presidential Executive Order​</a> mandating the vaccine for federal contractors, we have promised to monitor legal challenges and adjust accordingly. While I continue believe the vaccination is the best defense against COVID-19, we owe it to our employees to allow the legal process to play out."<br></p><p>Last month it was announced that because the city of Phoenix is a Federal contractor, the COVID-19 vaccine would be required for all employees by January 18, 2022 as outlined in Presidential Executive Order 14042. While there has not been a final legal decision, any implementation within the city is on hold pending the outcome of the court cases.<br></p><p>Although the implementation of the vaccine requirement is on hold, employee safety remains a top priority. The city offers free COVID vaccines, booster shots, and testing options to employees and their families.<br></p> ​<br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews

 

 

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