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Hands-Free AZ Enforcement Begins January 1, 2021https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1683Police12/29/2020 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1683/handsfreeaz_itsagainstthelaw.pnghttps://youtu.be/jUY_XQrNm4cHands-Free AZ Enforcement Begins January 1, 2021<div class="ExternalClass7D99AAEC8F6B45FEABEB17C5B3CE8A8F"><html> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <img style="margin:5px;width:502px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/IMG_2665.JPG" /><br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.azleg.gov/ars/28/00914.htm">ARS Section 28-914​</a> – Use of portable wireless communication device while driving</span> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> ​ <br> <p>This new law is covered under ARS 28-914 & generally applies to portable wireless communication devices & stand-alone electronic devices, defined as follows:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Portable wireless communication device (PWCD) definition<br></p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>​A cell phone, portable telephone, text messaging device, personal digital assistant, stand-alone computer, GPS receiver, or any similar device that is used to initiate or receive communication, information, or data. </p> </li> <li> <p>It does not include.</p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>Radio<br></p> </li> <li> <p>CB<br></p> </li> <li> <p>CB hybrid</p> </li> <li> <p>Commercial 2-way radio communication device</p> </li> <li> <p>In-vehicle security, navigation or remote diagnostics system</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <li> <p>Stand-alone e​lectronic device (SAED)<br></p> </li> <ul> <li> <p>A portable device other than a PWCD that stores audio or video data files to be retrieved on demand by a user (e.g., Ipods).<br></p></li> </ul> </ul><div><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:middle;height:188px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_itsagainstthelaw.png" /><br></div><div><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:middle;height:186px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_itsokayto.png" /><br></div> <p></p> <p>Here are the specifics of ARS 28-914:  <br>Unless stopped for a red light or at a train crossing, it is unlawful to use a PWCD while:<br></p> <ul> <li>Driving on a street or highway if the driver is physically holding or supporting a portable wireless communication device with any part of the person's body<br></li> <ul> <li>​Unless used with an earpiece, headphone or worn on the wrist to conduct a voice-based communication<br></li> </ul> <li>Driving on a street or highway if the driver is physically holding or supporting an SAED<br></li> <li>Writes, sends or reads any text-based communication, including a text message, instant message, email, or internet data, on a PWCD or SAED<br></li></ul>Exemptions to ARS 29-914:<br><ul><li>Use of a PWCD or SAED while driving on a street or highway if such conduct is performed by using a voice-based communication system</li><ul><li>​This includes, through use of a PWCD or SAED, to direct the writing, sending, reading or other communicating of any text-based communication</li></ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of a PWCD or SAED while driving on a street or highway if such conduct is perform</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ed when used in hands-free mode for;</span></li></ul><ul dir="" class="" style=""><ul><li>Navigation</li><li>GPS</li><li>Obtaining motor vehicle information</li><li>Information related to driving a vehicle.</li></ul></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p>ARS 29-914 does NOT apply to:<br><ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Operators </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">of authorized emergency vehicle</span></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Law enforcement or probation vehicles while acting in an official capacity</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">FCC licensed operator of a radio frequency device other than a PWCD</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Operator of two-way radio private land mobile radio system in the scope of operator's duties and who is operating a fleet vehicle or who has a CDL</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of PWCD to report an emergency or illegal activity</span><br></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Use of PWCD that is affixed to the v</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">hicle to relay information as a part of the driver's duties to a dispatcher or a digital network or software service</span></li></ul><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:582px;vertical-align:text-bottom;height:188px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/handsfreeaz_violations.png" /><br><p></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice@phoenixpolice #handsfreeazHands Free AZPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security5/25/2022 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass57472D574E7C47DCA5CDA8CA12B4ACAF"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">General Inform​​ation</h2><h3>Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3><p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253" target="_blank"> As of Feb. 28, 2022, Maricopa County is at a medium risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees</a>.<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>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><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> ​ <h2>​COVID-19 T​​esting<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. A limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: The FDA has extended the shelf-life of iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests. <a target="_blank" href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news">Learn more and check the expiration date of your test.</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></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><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/">Family Tree Health Care​</a><br> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are also available at all <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations">17 Phoenix Library Locations​</a>. The tests will be available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.<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>Wednesday, May 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Paseo Highlands Park<br> 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br> 1:00 - 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><p><strong>Blitz Vendor #2.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Friday, May 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, 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><h3>Saturday, May 28, 2022<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 target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<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><p><strong>Blitz Vendor #2.</strong> United Nations Church <br> 5437 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, May 30, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<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, May 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> ​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
City of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2357City Manager5/25/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2357/_Newsroom_CityHall_2022.jpgCity of Phoenix Memorial Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClass0D3075E9D60D4B89AD53D376EA1EDCD6"><html> <p> ​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Here's how City services are affected:​</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Solid Waste Collection</strong>:</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Trash and recycling will be collected as usual. There will be no change in collection day. Please always place your trash and recycling containers four feet apart at the curb by 5:30 a.m.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> </span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The 27th Avenue and North Gateway</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Transfer Stations</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Library:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Monday, May 30. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/ eResources are available 24/7. Visit </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more details.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parking Meters:</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> All</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/streets/parking-meters"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">parking meters </span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities</strong></span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>:</strong> City of Phoenix Community Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/parks"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Parks</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> and </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">trails</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> are open for their regular hours – please review </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/trails"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</span> </span></a><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">safety guidelines before visiting a trail.</span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande"><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Pueblo Grande Museum</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will be closed on Monday, May 30.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><strong>Public Transit:</strong></span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">On Monday, May 30, Valley Metro will operate on a Sunday schedule. There will be no RAPID and </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">E</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">xpress bus service. Customer Service </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">will be closed</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> Metrocenter, Sunnyslope, Ed Pastor and Central Station transit centers also will be closed.</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Visit</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">valleymetro.org</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> for more information.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews
Phoenix Sky Harbor Offers Eight Travel Tips to Help You Travel this Memorial Day Weekendhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2355Aviation5/25/2022 3:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2355/newsroom_aviation_084.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor Offers Eight Travel Tips to Help You Travel this Memorial Day Weekend<div class="ExternalClass1DA97C1E9E9441B0900B78EAE1EA804D"><html> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <em>​Read through our helpful travel tips to avoid any last-minute hiccups</em> </span> <br style="font-size:17.3333px;"> <br>PHOENIX – This summer, the travel season rebounds as industry experts predict more Americans will travel this summer than at any time since the start of the pandemic. <br><br>Passenger counts continue to increase across the nation as people begin leisurely traveling again. And with the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Phoenix Sky Harbor is expecting to see an increase in passengers, nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.<br> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:133px;vertical-align:baseline;" class="" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/Passenger%20View_Media.jpg" /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Travelers can expect continued <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/health-information" target="_blank">safety protocols</a>. Though masks are no longer mandated for travel, the CDC recommends mask-wearing while traveling. Phoenix Sky Harbor will have face coverings and other PPE items are available for purchase at airport shops and PPE vending machines. Hand-sanitizing stations are still available and other contactless processes will still be followed.<br> <br>Here are a few tips from <strong><em>America's Friendliest Airport</em>® </strong>to help ease the stress of passengers returning to the sky. <br><br><ul><li><strong>Tip #1 – Pack a face covering and other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand sanitizer. </strong>The Federal Mask Mandate has been lifted; however, the CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks while flying to ensure the safety and well-being of the traveling public, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Some airlines may still require travelers to wear a mask. Check with your airline for specific requirements.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #2 – Traveling internationally? Check your destination's entry requirements. </strong>Some destinations may require a negative COVID-19 test for entry. COVID-19 testing is offered pre-security in Terminal 4 at Treat. The U.S. still also requires a negative test when returning on an international flight. Be sure to check with your airline and destination for specific information.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #3– Reserve your parking in advance. </strong>Enjoy the convenience of <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation/parking" target="_blank">Sky Harbor Discount Parking</a> and save money while reserving your spot at any of our parking facilities.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #4 – Double-check what's in your bags. </strong>Make sure to look through your bags and review the <a href="http://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring" target="_blank">TSA Prohibited Items List</a> the night before your flight.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #5 – Check the flight status with the airline before coming to the airport to catch a flight or to pick-up/drop-off loved ones. </strong>Flight status can be checked on the airline's website or at skyharbor.com.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #6 – Give yourself extra time. Arrive early and check security wait times online. </strong>If you are traveling domestically, arrive two hours before your flight, three hours if you are traveling internationally. Travelers can also check current TSA security checkpoint wait times on the homepage of <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a> and on the flight information screens in the Airport once they arrive. Traveling in Terminal 4? You can use any security checkpoint to access your gate.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #7 – Reduce your time in the security checkpoint line. </strong>Our PHX RESERVE program allows you to save your space and reduce the wait. Make a reservation up to three days before your flight departs. You'll be provided with a time to enter a designated checkpoint lane where you'll begin the standard security process. This program is open to travelers of any airline, though if you have TSA PreCheck, it's recommended you use the TSA PreCheck Program. <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/beforetraveling/security" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #8 – Reserve your rental car in advance. </strong>No matter where you are traveling, it's always a good idea to reserve your rental car in advance as vehicles may be limited for walk-up customers.</li></ul><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport</em>®</strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews

 

 

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