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Phoenix Wins PR World Gold Award for COVID-19 Response Effortshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1592Public Works (Trash and Recycling)10/28/2020 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1592/Newsroom_PublicWorks_013.jpgPhoenix Wins PR World Gold Award for COVID-19 Response Efforts<div class="ExternalClass017BDD1B5FD14BF4B98F310A55180353"><html> <p>​</p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The city of Phoenix recently was named the 2020 Gold Winner in the category of Best Government Response-Helping People and Businesses During COVID-19 by </span> <a href="https://prworldawards.com/" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Public Relations World Awards (PRWA).​</span> </a> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">This annual award recognizes outstanding work in agency and in-house public relations, corporate communications, and marketing and investor relations from around the world. Because of the pandemic, PRWA created new categories to honor the contributions of individuals, teams and organizations that have demonstrated creativity, resourcefulness and innovative thinking to assist the public in dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“The city of Phoenix responded quickly and efficiently to the COVID-19 pandemic. We stepped up to provide accessible, no-cost testing to every resident with help from community partners and local healthcare providers,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The city of Phoenix prioritizes the health and safety of every resident and I applaud the successful actions of every city employee who did--and continues to do--their part.”</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">In May, Phoenix partnered with several local healthcare providers to deliver </span> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">free drive-thru COVID-19 testing​</span> </a> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> at various city-owned parks. Even in the middle of Phoenix's summer season, the drive-thru sites were flocked by hundreds of vehicles, which confirmed the demand for free COVID-19 testing. Phoenix's drive-thru COVID-19 testing events captured the national media's attention. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">In August, city leaders saw an additional need to bring COVID-19 testing at no cost to the underserved communities of Phoenix. They conceptualized a mobile unit that could bring the testing to community members experiencing various challenges that prevent them from getting to a testing site--transportation, language barriers, health and personal reasons. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">A multi-departmental collaboration resulted in</span> <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1455" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van​</span> </a> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">, launched on Aug. 18, which currently is managed and operated by the city's medical partner, <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center​</a>. Phoenix Public Works' Fleet Services division procured the cargo van and customized it to the medical staff's needs, while Phoenix Communications Office designed the colorful wrap that makes the Van stand out. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“The pop-up testing locations and Mobile Testing Van provide easy access to free COVID-19 tests for the Phoenix community,” said Phoenix District 4 Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “I am so proud of the partnerships we have built with local medical providers, and the work of the Phoenix team to provide much needed testing and information to our residents.”</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Phoenix's submission focused on its efforts to provide COVID-19 testing to the community at no cost and its outreach strategy to inform the public about these testing opportunities. Phoenix's Public Works PR team and the Communications Office worked together to disseminate the information about the testing opportunities—the drive-thru sites and the Mobile Testing Van--using social media, traditional media, various listservs and e-newsletters. Additionally, an informational webpage with testing schedules was created, promotional videos about the testing events were produced and the teams coordinated a news conference and other media opportunities to interview the medical partners and city leaders regarding Phoenix's efforts. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The overall message was to urge everyone in the community to get tested at no cost to slow down or stop the spread of the virus and seek immediate medical attention if infected. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">To date, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 17,000 tests at 55 different locations since its launch in mid-August. For the drive-thru testing, 75 events have been held in city-owned parks, as well as schools and churches. The drive-thru tests have provided more than 12,000 tests to individuals ages 6 months and above. </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">A virtual awards ceremony will be held in early December. <br style=""></span> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksMedical nurses provide antibody test to patientPublic Works#COVID19 #PHX @MayorGallego @Pastor4Council #MaskUpPHXCOVID19, Coronavirus, COVID Testing, PR award, communications, public relationsYvette Roeder602-501-0620602-262-5099yvette.roeder@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/24/Yvette_Roeder.jpgTalkingTrashPHX

 

 

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 Security9/20/2021 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassFB79120DF51F4E3EAC5F328FEEBCCB3E"><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>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
Phoenix Celebrates 2nd Annual Thank a Water Hero Day on September 23https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2072Water Services9/20/2021 7:07:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2072/Newsroom_Water_058.jpgPhoenix Celebrates 2nd Annual Thank a Water Hero Day on September 23<div class="ExternalClass81F4EBBA98F14518AD8D4C342CCAF655"><html> <p>Phoenix Water will observe the second annual statewide campaign, Thank a Water Hero Day, on Sept. 23, 2021, to salute the heroic services water and wastewater professionals provide to the community. <br></p> <p>As millions of Americans continue to work remotely due to the ongoing pandemic, thousands of water employees in Phoenix and throughout Arizona leave their homes to carry out essential work that provides people with the most vital resource- water.  <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">  </span></p> <p>"Providing water and wastewater services to our community is a high priority in our desert community. We are taking this day to thank our essential workers who are part of the backbone of this city," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "They are work on the hottest summer days and through long overnight shifts; the work they do truly never stops. They deserve our recognition and appreciation today and every day." <br></p> <p>The Phoenix Water leadership team will visit many of the water and wastewater treatment plants, remote facilities, and meter yards to recognize and celebrate all employees during Thank a Water Hero Day. In addition, cities throughout the state are participating in the Thank a Water Hero Day celebration. <br></p> <p>"I could not be prouder of our Phoenix Water employees and their continued dedication during this unprecedented time. With the COVID pandemic altering our normal lives, I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead the more than 1,450 employees who never stop working to provide the essential lifeline to Phoenicians," said Water Services Director Troy Hayes. <br></p> <p>Join us in thanking our heroes on social media with the hashtags #ThankAWaterHero, #PhoenixWater, and #AZWaterHeroes.<br></p> <p>Media are invited to attend the various site visits.<br></p> <div>Media Contact: <br></div> <div>Athena Sanchez<br></div> <div>Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water <br></div> <div>Phone: (602)-621-0507</div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;"><strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong></a></div> <div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <br style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </div> <div>​Victoria Welch<br></div> <div>Public Information Specialist, Phoenix Water</div> <div>Phone: (602)262-5060</div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:victoria.welch@phoenix.gov">v<strong>ictoria.welch@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews

 

 

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