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Phoenix Public Transit and Region Promotes Social Distancing on Buseshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1078Public Transit4/8/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1078/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngPhoenix Public Transit and Region Promotes Social Distancing on Buses<div class="ExternalClass1DED07F4D44E4E9382EB1C9CF52D5B65"><html> <p> <strong>​</strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><strong>​ </strong><br><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"><em>U</em></span><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"><em>se Translate button to read in another language​ </em></span></p><p>As a result of the continued impacts of COVID-19, the city of Phoenix Public Transit Department will reduce bus service beginning May 4. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1161" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more information on service reductions. </p><p><strong>Effective Monday, April 13, Limited Seating on All Bus Routes </strong></p><p>Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. These measures were approved by the <a target="_blank" href="/publictransitsite/Documents/Local%20Emergency%20Declaration_Public%20Transit.pdf">Phoenix City Council</a> on April 6 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of all community members.  </p><p>Passenger limits will be as follows, with exceptions for wheelchair and mobility aid users as needed:</p><ul><li>Maximum of five (5) passengers on smaller neighborhood circulator vehicles (ALEX, MARY, SMART routes)</li><li>Maximum of ten (10) passengers on a regular 40-foot bus</li><li>Maximum of fifteen (15) passengers on a 60-foot articulated (bendy type) bus</li></ul><p>Should vehicle capacity be reached, bus operators may not allow additional boardings until additional capacity becomes available. In such cases, passengers may need to wait for the next bus. <br><br>The city of Phoenix and Valley Metro, who also operates bus services in the metro area, are coordinating a regional effort to further educate riders on social distancing while on board public transportation. The signage that will be added to buses will be consistent for passengers across this region.<br><br>Passengers are encouraged to plan additional travel time, as these measures may impact their trip. </p><p>Passengers are also reminded to use public transit only for necessary trips. We ask everyone to continue to practice social distancing while riding, including:</p><ul><li>boarding using the rear doors, </li><li>visually showing fare to the driver, </li><li>staying at least six feet apart while waiting at bus stops and </li><li>in accordance with CDC guidance, wearing a cloth mask covering their nose and mouth. </li></ul><p>Recognizing there is currently a lower demand, public transit is nonetheless a critical service for many essential service workers in our communities. We are working to ensure that those who depend on transit are able to continue using our system and get to their destinations safely.<br><br>We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during these times. <br><strong></strong></p><strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Light Rail Schedule Adjustments </strong><strong>Effective April 11, 2020 Until Further Notice </strong><br>Beginning Saturday, April 11, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/service-impacts-due-covid-19">light rail </a>will be on the same schedule Monday-Saturday, 15-minute frequency 4 a.m-6 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same. Local bus, circulators, and paratransit continue to operate on regular schedules.<br><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><strong>Express and RAPID Bus Service Schedules Reduced Due to COVID-19 <strong>Effective April 6, 2020 Until Further Notice </strong></strong></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Express and RAPID commuter bus route schedules will continuie to operate on a reduced schedule, and will operate fewer trips each weekday morning and evening. Riders should check <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/service-impacts-due-covid-19">valleymetro.org</a> for trip planning. This is a proactive step to maintain local bus route service for those who fully rely on public transit for critical trips.<br><br>There has been less demand for commuter trips, and we are reallocating our skilled workforce of operators, supervisors and maintenance workers to focus on our local bus routes at this time. <br><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Phoenix Transit Centers Effective March 23, 2020 Until Further Notice </strong><br>Customer service windows at the following Phoenix transit centers will remain closed until further notice: </p><ul><li>Central Station (Central Avenue and Van Buren Street)</li><li>Ed Pastor (Central Avenue and Broadway Road)</li><li>Sunnyslope (3rd Street and Dunlap Avenue)</li><li>Metrocenter (Metrocenter Mall)</li></ul><p>Various options for purchasing fares remain available to passengers, such as ticket vending machines located throughout light rail platforms, at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/where-to-buy">participating retailers</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/online-fare-purchase">online</a>.<br><br>For an appointment to reclaim lost and found items, please call (602) 534-5053 between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.<br><br>Access to Public Transit Department offices at 302 N. First Ave. including the Business and Workforce Development Center (across from Central Station), will be by appointment only. To make an appointment with Public Transit, email pubtrans@phoenix.gov, or call (602) 262-7242. <br><br>To make an appointment at the Workforce Development Center email phoenix.business.center@phoenix.gov, or call 602-256-3147.</p><p>For general transit-related information, please contact Valley Metro customer service at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/valley-metro-customer-service-during-covid-19">valleymetro.org</a> or call (602) 253-5000 or TTY (602) 251-2039 between 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays or 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays or you can email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:csr@valleymetro.org">csr@valleymetro.org</a>. <br></p><p>Click here to view <a target="_blank" href="/publictransitsite/Documents/Local%20Emergency%20Declaration_Public%20Transit.pdf"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Local Emergency Declaration</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>We will continue to update riders and community members on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/our-response-coronavirus"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">valleymetro.org</font></span></a> and social media. Twitter: @valleymetro @PhoenixMetroBus<br></p><p>Thank you for your patience and stay safe. <br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services​</strong></a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit Impacted Services UpdatePublic Transit@ValleyMetro @PhoenixMetroBus @CityofPhoenixAZ #CoronavirusPublic Transit changes, Lightrail service change, bus service change, public transportation changes, City of Phoenix, FAQs, Virus information, Phoenix city changes, Phoenix service changes, Phoenix closures, City of Phoenix coronavirus updateBrenda Yanez602-571-5895602-261-8254brenda.yanez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/28/Brenda_Yanez.jpgAthena Sanchez602-261-8392athena.sanchez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/82/Athena_Sanchez.jpgPhoenixMetroBus

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/20/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassC427E45B82DA409890321AD3DF52C0D3"><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></p> <h3><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Face Coverings Remain in Effect Within Phoenix City Limits<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></h3> <p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Per the Declaration of the Phoenix City Council, Face Coverings are still required in public for most people within Phoenix city limits, and for all Public Transportation (airports and buses) and at all City of Phoenix properties. Learn more.</a> <br> </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 occuring 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. Masks are still required at these events. <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 Security4/20/2021 4:30:00 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="ExternalClass6738B311697743558B57467D8D912D1E"><html> <div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"></div> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Related:</strong> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services</h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Stationary Site" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_03.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Stationary Site <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Maryvale Park</strong> <br>4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Mondays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  <br><em>(effective April 10, Friday testing changes to Saturday)</em> <br>Appointments recommended at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br>Offers PCR test with results within 24 hours. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #1" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1455" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #2" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1739" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Walk-Up Sites" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up/Drive-Up Sites</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours.</p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​​​<br></h2><h3>Tuesday, April 20, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<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, April 21, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Capitol School<br>330 N. 16th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​</a><br></p><h3>Thursday, April 22, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>4230 W. McDowell Road, 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, April 23, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, AZ 85020<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 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 24, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Western Star Park<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></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Bethune School<br>1310 S. 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​​</a>​<br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, April 26 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Desert West Park and Sports Complex<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<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>Tuesday, April 27, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17642 N 40th St., 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>Thursday, April 29, 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 target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 30, 2021 </h3><p> <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 target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com​</a>​</p><p> <br>​<br></p><h4 style="color:#777777;line-height:1.6;">Media Contact<br></h4><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Yvette Roeder <br>Cell:602-501-0620 <br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a><br></p></div> <br> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​​​​</span></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Before the Badge: Officer Rob Sandoval, Collegiate Rowerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1856Police4/19/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/cJPus-SWBfEBefore the Badge: Officer Rob Sandoval, Collegiate Rower<div class="ExternalClassC5123105AC9F496E8079C73F8C801AD1"><html> <p> <em>​Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE&source=gmail&ust=1613752091217000&usg=AFQjCNGIEVIVAqYthuWPRs0lXSby2j5Eig" target="_blank" href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ is profiling some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today. </em><br></p> <p>Any team sport that is going to be successful requires teamwork from each and every member. Community Action Officer Rob Sandoval will tell you that is certainly true in the sport of rowing. He knows firsthand from his years on the University of Notre Dame men's rowing team. <br></p> <p>"If someone lifts their oar a little bit high on one side, it changes the set of the boat and it doesn't go as fast," Officer Sandoval explained of rowing. "If we're not hitting in the water and driving through at the same time, the boat won't go as fast. So, in order to be as fast as you can as a team, everyone has to do their job."​<br></p> <p>While on the Notre Dame team, Sandoval sat eight seat in the boat. That is the seat closest to the coxswain, also known as the stroke. He rowed while working toward two degrees  —  one in government and international studies, and one in economics. <br></p> <p>"I was looking at originally going into maybe politics or wall street — some kind of business," Officer Sandoval explained. "And I decided I didn't want to do either of those. I kind of wanted to do something that I felt like was making more of a difference in people's day-to-day lives."<br></p> <p>Shortly after his graduation, news that his mom had cancer brought him back to Phoenix. He hopped around a few opportunities in the following several years, before applying to the Phoenix Police Department. He began the academy in 2005. <br></p> <p>"So my first four-and-a-half years were in the Maryvale Precinct," Officer Sandoval said. "I was on just one of the regular patrol squads for a little bit. Then I went to be a field training officer where we helped train the new officers straight out of the academy."<br></p> <p>He has also worked as a detective in family investigations and domestic violence, and now is a community action officer. From the boat to the badge, he says there is a similarity through it all. <br></p> <p>"Not everyone always has the same job," Officer Sandoval explained. "But you all have to work together as one unit in order to be the best that you can to achieve whatever goal you're going after at that time, whether it was making a boat go fast or it's keeping citizens safe."<br></p> <p>Officer Sandoval has kept up with rowing, starting a team at Phoenix Police — a club sport that competes against other police and fire departments, encouraging regular exercise for strength building and mental health, and fostering that team mentality.​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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