Phoenix Launches Second Mobile Testing Vanhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/1739Public Works (Trash and Recycling)2/2/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1739/Newsroom_PublicWorks_016.jpgPhoenix Launches Second Mobile Testing Van<div class="ExternalClass93564EBA1A9E4D8BBDBEA79F7ABD3BFB"><html> ​The city of Phoenix launched its second COVID-19 mobile testing van (Van #2) Tuesday with an announcement from Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and the city's medical partner in this new endeavor, <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/">Premier Labs Solutions</a>. The announcement of Van #2 was held at Cielito Park, on North 35th and West Campbell avenues, the location of Van #2's first official day of operations.<br><br> Like Van #1, this new unit will offer COVID-19 antigen testing with rapid results, as well as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing with results emailed to the individual in 1-2 days for added assurance. There are no out-of-pocket-costs for individuals, with or without medical insurance. Van #2 will operate three days a week—Monday OR Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday—from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.<br><br> While Van #1's goal is to make COVID-19 testing accessible to Phoenix's underserved communities, Van #2 will focus on bringing accessible testing to areas in the city considered to be “hot spots,” or areas that are showing a higher incidence of reported COVID-19 cases. <br><br> “People throughout the city need to be able to access convenient testing, especially those people who rely on public transportation. Van #2, with its focus on area hot spots, will help us deliver on that promise,” said Mayor Gallego. “These free tests will make it easier for residents to keep their families healthy and safe.”<br><br> <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/">Premier Lab Solutions,</a> a local Phoenix company that delivers convenient lab testing services to various businesses and organizations nationwide, will manage the daily operations of Van #2, administer COVID-19 tests to the community, as well as disseminate results to individuals. In determining locations for Van #2, Premier Lab Solutions will work closely with city of Phoenix staff and Mayor and Council Offices to determine where the “hot spots" are in the city. <br><br> “I am proud of the partnership we have built with Premier Lab Solutions, a local company who has the expertise, knowledgeable and trained staff, and resources to provide efficient and reliable COVID-19 testing to our community,” said District 2 Councilman Jim Waring. “I am grateful for this collaboration and thank them for their service to our residents.”<br><br>Van #2 is a slightly larger van – a 2020 Ford T-350 Transit, customized by the Phoenix Public Works Department's Fleet Management division with an externally mounted generator, A/C unit, refrigerator, USB ports, a foldable work desk and service windows. <br><br> <strong>Other City-supported Accessible COVID19 Tests </strong> <br><br> During today's event, Mayor Gallego also mentioned the launch of a new, city-supported COVID-19 testing service at a fixed site beginning the week of Feb. 8. The static site will be at Maryvale Park, 4420 N. 51st Ave. and will operate three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tests will be administered by the city's existing medical partner, <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a>, and will offer rapid PCR tests to community members at no out-of-pocket-cost. <br><br> Other testing services supported by the city include:<br> <ul dir="" style=""> <li> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.xprescheck.com/">ExpresCheck</a> at Sky Harbor International Airport, which offers three types of COVID-19 tests to travelers-- a PCR test, a blood antibody test and a Rapid Abbott ID test with results while you wait. </li> <li>Drive-thru testing services, implemented in late May 2020, which are offered on the weekends at various locations in Phoenix. Testing is administered by city partners, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19/">Equality Health Foundation ​</a>and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">Family Tree Healthcare</a><br></li> <li>Mobile Testing Van #1, launched in mid-August 2020, which offers antigen and antibody tests with rapid results. Testing is admiistered by Vincere Cancer Center. <br></li> </ul> <div>Testing services are available to members of the community at no out-of-pocket-cost. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> The best way to find a complete and updated list of COVID-19 testing services, locations and times is to visit <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting">phoenix.gov/COVIDtesting</a><br><br> <p>All testing services offered by the city are supplemented by the CARES Act Relief Funds. <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksMayor announces second mobile testing vanPublic Works#COVID19test #pandemic #stopthespread #MaskUpAZ #MaskupPHXCOVID19 testing, Coronavirus testingYvette Roeder602-501-0620602-262-5099yvette.roeder@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/24/Yvette_Roeder.jpgTalkingTrashPHX



PHX Sky Harbor Hosts Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshophttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2778Aviation6/9/2023 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2778/T17_7206- Media.jpgPHX Sky Harbor Hosts Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop<div class="ExternalClass856CB36871034D7F9667C04A4A4417CD"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The summer travel seaso</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">n is in full swing, and many are already making travel plans for the busy end of the year holi</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">day season. However, for </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">an estimated seven million people in the United States experiencing dementia* </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">thinking about travel or planning a future getaway can be overwhelming.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport strives to provide the best customer experience to all passengers that pass through the terminals. America's Friendliest Airport® adopted a dementia-friendly initiative in 2021 that added special programing for those traveling with dementia.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">In addition, the Customer Service team at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be hosting a two-hour workshop in July to help passengers with dementia and their care providers plan and learn how to navigate a busy airport.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop will bring together representatives from the airport, airlines, and TSA to share information and tips while answering questions from family members of those with dementia and care providers.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing the resources available to help from the curb, through </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">the airport and to the reserved seat on the plane, can make it easy to see how many see traveling as a stressful and scary situation," said PHX's Superintendent of Customer Service, Misty Cisneros-Contreras. “Being prepared can make the experience less intimidating for both care providers and their loved ones. We are excited that our Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop adds another layer to the programming already offered to ensure these unique customers have a positive traveling experience."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">12 p.m. Those interested in learning more or wishing to attend the workshop can email </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="mailto:skyharbor@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">skyharbor@phoenix.gov</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">. Include the subject line Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Registration. Seating is limited.  ​</span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
Public Input Sought on Draft Police Policies - Updated Draft Use of Forcehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2776Police6/8/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2776/PUBLIC INPUT WANTED NEWSROOM.pngPublic Input Sought on Draft Police Policies - Updated Draft Use of Force<div class="ExternalClass0098CD6B7DFE4E2891C96DD3F5C2C820"><html> <p> ​In <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/2623">January</a>, the Phoenix Police Department requested input from the community and employees on a new draft Use of Force policy. A careful review of the input and comments were done, and an updated draft has been written with policies consistent with national best practices. <br></p> <p> “After releasing a draft of a new Use of Force policy in January, we received significant input and comments from both employees and the public,” shared Interim Chief Michael Sullivan. “I want to thank those of you who gave input and took the time to express concerns and suggestions.” <br></p> <p> That input resulted in 44 substantive changes that emphasize the concepts of using time, distance and cover, various de-escalation techniques and force application standards. A copy of the updated draft Use of Force policy is available for <a target="_blank" href="https://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree/documents/2604289">review now</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> In addition, public input is being sought on three additional draft policies including; Force Response Options, Reporting and Administrative Review and Duty to Intervene. Those three draft policies can be reviewed and commented on by clicking on this<a target="_blank" href="https://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree/documents/2604289"> link​</a>. Public input will be taken until June 23, 2023.<br></p> <p> Both the updated draft Use of Force policy and the three additional draft policies are available in both English and Spanish for review.  </p> <p> “As part of the department’s ongoing commitment to transparency, we will continue to seek both employee and public input involving major policy revisions,” said Chief Sullivan. <br></p> <p> Once the policy is finalized, police employees will begin training before the new policy goes into effect in early 2024. <br></p> <p>​ The department would like to thank our community for lending their voice to this process and the continued partnership in building a safer Phoenix. <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Nominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity6/7/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_032.jpgNominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass15DB1C4A15044A19ACD2D66FB0A91738"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.).</p> <p>The event honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.</p> <p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Non-profit, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <p>Nominations need to be submitted <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.</p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews



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