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Phoenix Launches COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van to Reach Underserved Communitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1455Public Works (Trash and Recycling)11/30/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1455/Newsroom_PublicWorks_009.jpgPhoenix Launches COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van to Reach Underserved Communities<div class="ExternalClass92ED194F1D1C4BF2BF8D3F650BD68491"><html> <p>​</p>The city of Phoenix, in partnership with local healthcare company <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">Vincere Cancer Center</a>, will officially launch its new mobile COVID-19 testing van on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the U-haul parking lot located 2727 N. Central Ave. The testing van provides easy access to COVID-19 tests at no out-of-pocket costs to the Phoenix community and is the first of its kind in Arizona. <br><br>The mobile testing van offers two different types of COVID-19 testing--a viral test and an antibody test. The viral test involves a nasal swab while the antibody test involves drawing a small amount of blood through a fingerstick. Depending on the test administered, results may be available within 15 minutes or 2-10 days.  <br><br>This new endeavor is one of Phoenix's many efforts to help stop the spread of the virus through early detection, immediate quarantine, and medical care for those who have contracted the virus. <br><br>“The city of Phoenix is excited to launch Arizona's first mobile COVID-19 testing van. The mobile van will provide much needed testing for the community in a more accessible, quick, and efficient manner. I am proud of our city staff for working hard to bring this type of innovation to the Valley," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This is a huge step forward in our fight against COVID-19 and we will continue to adapt to the needs of our residents to help stop the spread."<br><br>The mobile testing van is a 2020 Ford T-250 Transit, and customized with: a foldable workstation, refrigerator, shelving, a generator with 120v outlets and USB ports and a roof-mounted air condition unit.  An electric awning will be installed by the end of August. The colorful custom vehicle wrap was designed with “friendly community" in mind and a reminder for everyone who sees it to wear protective face coverings.  <br><br>“The mobile testing van will provide easy access to COVID-19 tests at no cost to the patient, straight to their doorstep or business front," said District 4 Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “I am so proud of the partnership we have built with Vincere Cancer Center. I thank them and the city staff from multiple departments who made this van possible." <br><br>The medical staff of Vincere Cancer Center will fully manage the operations of the van, <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting">scheduling of testing appointments</a>, scheduling of site locations, administering of the different COVID-19 tests and dissemination of results. Board-certified oncologist, Vershalee Shukla, MD, and former Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at John C. Lincoln, Pablo Prichard, MD, are co-founders of Vincere. <br><br>Although Vincere focuses on cancer treatments, their bi-lingual medical staff are well-qualified and well-equipped to administer COVID-19 tests. Vincere is one of the few medical facilities in the state to obtain the antigen and antibody test kits that yield quick results,  particularly the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.fda.gov/media/137887/download">Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA)​</a>, which provides automated and objective results in about 15 minutes. <br><br>“Testing is crucial to control the spread of COVID-19 and even more so in underserved neighborhoods with our most vulnerable citizens—not just those without health care or without the financial means, but also those who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, etc." said Dr. Shukla. “We are so grateful to the city of Phoenix for taking the next steps that make COVID-19 testing a priority, and Vincere Cancer Center is privileged to offer testing with rapid results. We believe this will soon become a gold standard in preventing the spread of COVID-19," added Dr. Prichard.  <br><br>Phoenix's mobile COVID-19 testing van was made possible through the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund. It will operate 5 days a week (except Wednesdays and Sundays) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locations of the testing van will vary, with priority given to underserved communities and struggling small businesses in Phoenix. Individuals interested in getting a COVID-19 test are required to pre-register online and make an appointment. For those with insurance, insurance will be ​processed with no charge to the patient​. Testing costs for those without insurance will be covered by the CARES Act funds. <br><br><p>For COVID-19 testing van locations and dates, and to make an appointment, please visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting</a>. </p><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksCOVID19 Testing Van with colorful charactersPublic Works#COVID19 #Coronavirus #MobileTesting #MaskUpPHXCOVID Testing, Mobile Testing, Free TestingTamra Ingersoll602-376-3981602-534-6648tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/12/Tamra_Ingersoll.jpgYvette Roeder602-501-0620602-262-5099yvette.roeder@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/24/Yvette_Roeder.jpgTalkingTrashPHXPHX COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van coming to Phoenix neighborhoods

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security9/14/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassEC903EAA2D734CA697F421C7EAED368C"><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 target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">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 target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">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 href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">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 target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">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 Security9/16/2021 1:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass06FBD73878184E2AA45F1C77674E03E9"><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>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Thursday, September 16, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th St., 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><h3>Friday, September 17, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> John F. Long Family Services Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<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, September 18, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<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> Desert Sage Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><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><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p><h3>Monday, September 20, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Isaac Middle School<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 3402 W. McDowell Road. Phoenix<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> James Sandoval Preparatory High School/Epworth United Methodist Church<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85033<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, September 21, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Uncle Sam's<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 3217 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028<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, September 22, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Reposo Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E Alta Vista Road, Phoenix AZ 85042<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, September 23, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<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, September 24, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. 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>Saturday, September 25, 2021<br></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 href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Palo Verde Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4402 N 51st Ave., Phoenix AZ 85031<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, September 27, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<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> Desert West Community Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6501 Virgina Ave., 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, September 28, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> 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, September 29, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7602 W Enancto Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85035<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, September 30, 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> ​ ​ ​<br>​<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Composite Sketch Helps Identify Sexual Assault Suspecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2065Police9/17/2021 12:33:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2065/Suspect Arrest Newsroom.pngComposite Sketch Helps Identify Sexual Assault Suspect<div class="ExternalClass3679A3EEB88E4C7196B0D121B6C0838E"><html> ​A heads-up Phoenix police crime analyst and good old-fashioned police work helped identify and arrest a sexual assault suspect less than 48 hours after the attack. <br><br> On September 13, 2021, just after 7:30 a.m., Phoenix officers responded to the canal bank in the area of 200 East Las Palmaritas Drive. When officers got there, they contacted a woman who reported that she had been attacked and sexually assaulted by an unknown male, who fled the area prior to police arrival.  <br><br> Detectives, patrol officers and civilian analysists immediately began working relentlessly on this case. The victim was able to assist a forensic artist in creating a sketch to circulate to the public. As part of that investigation, a crime analyst took the initiative to compare the sketch, being readied for release, to recent booking photos. The analyst not only recognized a similarity between the sketch and a recently arrested suspect, but the analyst noticed the shirt the suspect was wearing in the booking photo, matched the descrption of the shirt the sexual assault victim provided to detectives. <br><br> That suspect was arrested for a misdemeanor assault for an incident that took place the morning after the canal attack. The second assault occurred, on September 14, 2021, at about 6 a.m., in the area of 7th Avenue and Campbell Avenue. The victim from that incident was walking on 7th Avenue when an adult male assaulted and tackled the victim to the ground. Two Good Samaritans intervened and restrained the male suspect until police arrived. That suspect, Charles Torbeck Jn Michely was arrested and booked into Maricopa County Jail for one count of assault.<br><br> While pursuing the similarity between the sketch and Michely, detectives learned that Michely was wearing a GPS ankle monitor.  Data from that monitor placed him in the area of the canal sexual assault, and the victim in that case was able to identify Michely in a photographic lineup, as the man who attacked her.<br><br> <p>Additional booking charges were added to Michely including attempted murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews

 

 

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