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Phoenix City Council Approves Staff Recommendation on Solid Waste Rate Increase Based on Community Feedback https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/931Public Works (Trash and Recycling)2/11/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/931/Newsroom_PublicWorks_200B.jpgPhoenix City Council Approves Staff Recommendation on Solid Waste Rate Increase Based on Community Feedback <div class="ExternalClass9DAB4B94106240D5A4A7D04C0CD9ACB7"><html> <p> The Phoenix City Council approved an increase to the current monthly residential solid waste rate of $26.80.   </p> <p>The increase will be phased in over two years, which means, residential customers will notice an additional $3.75 in their April 2020 bill and then another increase of $3.25 in January 2021, bringing the monthly rate to $33.80. </p> <p>The decision to approve the increase in the solid waste monthly rate was based on feedback gathered by Phoenix Public Works staff, who implemented a community outreach strategy during the months of December 2019 and January 2020. </p> <p>Public Works staff hosted 13 community meetings in every Council district, as well as attended numerous neighborhood association and Block Watch meetings to give presentations. Staff also engaged with solid waste customers and residents at the transfer stations and at various community events. The goal was to promote a dedicated public education webpage filled with information, videos and FAQs about solid waste services and rates, and encourage the Phoenix community to take the online survey to gather feedback. </p> <p>The results of the survey, which was available online and as hard copies in Spanish and English, revealed that nearly 60% of the respondents were in favor of maintaining the current level of service they receive for an additional $6.40 per month; and more than 60% preferred the rate increase to be phased in over two years. Ninety percent were satisfied with the city's delivery of its solid waste services, indicative of the department's focus on providing excellent customer service.</p> <p>The survey results indicated the top three solid waste services valued most by customers are: 1) weekly trash service; 2) weekly recycling service; and 3) quarterly bulk trash service, and 90% value recycling and other waste diversion. </p> <p>During the two months of community outreach, Public Works staff received more than 5,800 surveys and garnered 11,000 unique views on its dedicated informational webpage, phoenix.gov/trashandrecycle. </p> <p>During the City Council meeting, staff also recommended to increase the Refuse Tipping Fee. The current tipping fee of $38.25 is what third party customers pay to dispose waste at the city's transfer station and eventually, the landfill. Like the residential solid waste rate, that rate has remained unchanged for 11 years.</p> <p>The first increase on the Refuse Tipping Fee will be an additional $3.75 effective FY2019-20; the second increase will be an additional $2 effective FY2021-22; the third increase will be an additional $1 effective FY2023-24. </p> <p>Phoenix has a goal to achieve a 40% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020 through its Reimagine Phoenix initiative.  Phoenix presently has a 36% waste diversion rate and will continue its educational outreach, recycling and other waste diversion programs to achieve its goal. ​</p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksSolid waste truckPublic Works#ReinaginePHX #recycling #trash #solidwastePhoenix, sustainability, RecyclingYvette Roeder602-501-0620602-262-5099 yvette.roeder@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/24/Yvette_Roeder.jpgTalkingTrashPHX

 

 

City of Phoenix Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/6/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/Coronavirus_Impact.pngCity of Phoenix Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClassB33F3D7516C8473490EF0224CCF10710"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a href="/newssite/Documents/COVID19_Newsroom_Main_SP.pdf" target="_blank">Read this page in Spanish. Lea esta página​ en español (PDF)</a> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use Translate button to read in another language​​</em></p><h3><strong>Updated!</strong> Resources Page<br></h3><p>Looking for more resources? <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank"><strong>Visit the Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources page</strong></a>. Residents w​ith questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call <strong>(602) 2​62-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​​ ​​​<br><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Downtown City Buildings Are Now Access<span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;"> b</span><span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;">y Appointment Only </span></h3><p></p><p><strong>Downtown City Buildings </strong><strong>By Appointment Only </strong>- In an effort to continue providing necessary city services, while protecting the health and safety of customers and employees in our facilities, the city of Phoenix is taking additional measures to limit foot traffic at the city’s downtown buildings. Beginning Monday, March 23, only people with appointments for service will have access to <strong>P​hoenix City Hall, the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, and the Public Transit Department administration building</strong>. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Read more about the changes</a>. You can also <a href="/Documents/CityServicesAppointmentContactList.pdf" target="_blank">download a contact list to make appointments (PDF)</a> for city services.​<br> <br></p><h3> City Services and Facilities Currently Closed or Impacted<br></h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and program​s affected by Coronavirus precautionary measures​ can call<strong> (602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.<br></p> <ul> <li><p><strong>Alarms Detail </strong>– No walk-in customers accepted. Call (602) 534-0322 for questions about false alarm or permit inquires and payments. <strong><a href="/newsroom/police/1079" target="_blank">Read detailed Alarm impacted services statement​</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix Job​ Centers</strong> – Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Convention Center</strong> – All events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues (Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall) have been <a href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Protocol.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">postponed or rescheduled through May 10</a>. Visit your conference or event organizer’s website for event updates and rescheduled dates. No in-person or phone sales are being taken at the the Phoenix Convention Center Ticket Office at this time. <a href="/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1064" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Convention Center impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Council Meetings </strong>– City Council meetings are currently <a href="/newsroom/article/1047" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone.</p></li><li><p><strong>City Hall </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span>​ <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Services by appointment only</a></p></li><li><p><strong>City of Phoenix Retirees</strong> – The Phoenix Nationwide office is currently closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Customers can <a href="https://checkappointments.net/appts/5jrQfKGEir#showModal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">schedule a phone appointment </a>to avoid long hold times. Nationwide recomme​nds retirees contact their <a href="https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/pdf/NRM-9757AZ-PX.pdf?_ga=2.194075757.157521130.1584644955-2064238597.1584644955" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">local retirement representative​ </a>to​ address concerns or changes to their investment plan​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Community Meetings </strong>- Community meetings and outreach events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time.</p></li><li><p><strong>Education Programs</strong> <span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are cancelled.</p></li><li><p><strong>Family Service Centers </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p><strong>Fingerprinting</strong> - The City of Phoenix is tempor​​arily suspending fingerprinting services. If you need immediate fingerprinting please use a 3rd party vendor.</p></li><li><p><strong>Head Start</strong> - Home visits are suspended.​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Housing</strong> - <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/housing/1063" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Human Resources</strong> – New recruitments and hiring processes will be limited to critical positions citywide; any job interviews will be conducted by video conference. In-person recruitment, selection processes, and new hire events will be temporarily postponed.</p></li><li><p><strong>Job Training Workshops</strong> – Workshops are <a href="/newsroom/ced/1046" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">canceled this week</a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> – All Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops <a href="/newsroom/library/1044" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">are temporarily closed</a>. All programming is also suspended. Electronic resources are available online at  <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org" target="_blank">http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>. <a href="/newsroom/library/1067" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Library impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Municipal Court</strong> – Trials are being <a href="/newsroom/article/1049" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">continued or cancelled</a>.</p></li><li><p><strong>Parks and Recreation</strong> – <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All playgrounds, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes located within city parks​ are closed​​.​ All restrooms located in city parks are closed. City parks will remain open normal posted hours for residents to enjoy green space, walking paths, dog parks, skate parks, and tennis and pickleball courts, while practicing social or physical distancing.​ Limited access ia available at Papago Park’s Hole in the Rock, Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Trailhead, Piestewa Peak Trailhead, and South Mountain Park’s Pima Canyon Trailhead and Dobbins Lookout. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All indoor recreation facilities are closed. All classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. Gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, which includes organizations that have a sports field reservation. Registration for lifeguard and aquatics staff training, and 2020 summer classes, programs and activities are postponed until further notice. The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended. Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and many city-owned facilities that are operated by partner organizations are also closed or have modified hours. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Read detailed Parks & Recreation impacted services statement (including refunds)</a>  ​</p></li><li><p><strong>Planning and Development Department – </strong>Services will be offered online, by telephone or by appointment only. PDD inspection requests will follow modified practices. Staff has been redeployed to create Remote Customer Service Counters and will answer questions about development and zoning questions by phone or e-mail from your home or private workspace. <a href="/pdd/contact-us" target="_blank">Find a list of direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses for appropriate staff</a>​. If you're unsure who to contact or have general questions about services call (602) 262-7811 or <a href="mailto:ppd@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. <a href="/pdd/project-tools" target="_blank">Online project tools</a> are available and <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review" target="_blank">new projects and resubmittals</a> can be done electronically. If you have paper plans currently in queue and need assistance to submit plans electronically, please contact the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or email​​. ​Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or <a href="mailto:epr.support@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email​</a>​​. </p></li><li><p><strong>Property Management Unit </strong>– Only five people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. To facilitate the process, please come prepared with the <a href="/police/property-crimes/property-management-unit" target="_blank">Property Release Form</a> already completed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Police Public Records </strong>– Closed to in-person customers. Online and phone customers only. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 262-1885 or use the <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">online portal</a>.</p></li><li><p><strong>Public Transit - </strong>Express and RAPID bus service scheduled are reduced. Public Transit Centers are closed.<strong> </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Trans​it impacted services statement​</strong></a><strong>​</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> – All 15 city Senior Centers are closed. Senior Center members can coordinate in-home meal service with their Senior Center Manager​.</p></li><li><p><strong>Street Transportation</strong> - <a href="/streets/traffic-management" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Right-of-Way Management is not processing any special event or block party permits</a> for events taking place through at least May 4. Guidance will be revised as needed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Vehicle Impounds</strong> – Closed to walk-in customers. Call (602) 495-2096 for more details.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>VITA</strong> – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program services are suspended.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>Volunteer Programs</strong> – All city volunteer programs, with the exception of critical public safety programs, are being suspended for the next two weeks.</p></li> </ul><h3><br>City Services Still in Operation<br></h3><ul><li><p><strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>A</strong><strong><strong>i</strong>rport Operation</strong><strong>s</strong> – Some European and Canadian impacts. <a href="/newsroom/aviation/1066" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Airport impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks </strong>– <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank"><strong>Read more detailed information about outdoor Parks and Recreation facilities that are open</strong></a> and <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank"><strong>Learn about responsible social distancing when visiting a park or trail</strong></a></p></li></ul><ul><li><p><strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong>– Visit <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Valley Metro website</a> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>for current trip schedules. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Transit impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Trash and Recycling Services</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1071" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Works impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Street Maintenance</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/1069" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Streets impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Water and Wastewater</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/water-services/1070" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Water Department impacted services statement</strong>​</a>​</p></li></ul><h3><br>City Services Still Available O​nline:</h3><p>The city is also continuing to provide access to a variety of online services.</p><ul><li><p><a href="/pdd/onlineservices/inspectrequest" target="_blank">Building Inspections</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://Phoenix.gov/PHXTV" target="_blank">PHXTV Streaming</a> – Watch City Council meetings and regular programming </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=billdocuments" target="_blank">City Services Bills</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/mayorcouncil" target="_blank">Contact Mayor & City Council Members</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/law/victims" target="_blank">Crime Victim Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/eod" target="_blank">Equal Opportunity Department Case Management</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.planenoise.com/copad/q3qH4u/" target="_blank">Flight Path Noise</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" target="_blank">Fraud Reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=graffiti" target="_blank">Graffiti Removal Requests​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/housing" target="_blank">Housing Programs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">Library Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/nsd" target="_blank">Neighborhood Services Programs</a> – While staff is not currently attending community meetings, services can still be requested via email and phone.</p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=phxcares" target="_blank">Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. about Homelessness reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/payonline" target="_blank">PHX Pay Online</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">Police Public Records Requests</a></p></li><li><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart" target="_blank">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=fenceindisrepair" target="_blank">Report Fence in Disrepair</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=illegalsign" target="_blank">Report Illegal Signs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=inoperablevehicle" target="_blank">Report Inoperable Vehicles​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=litter" target="_blank">Report Litter + Debris​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=nondustproofparking" target="_blank">Report Non-Dust-Proof Parking​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/police/policereport" target="_blank">Report Non-Emergency Crime</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/pdd/non-permitted-construction" target="_blank">Report Non-Permitted Construction</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=outsidestorage" target="_blank">Report Outside Storage​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=other" target="_blank">Report Property Violations</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/traffic-signal-issues" target="_blank">Report Traffic Signal Issue</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=unsecuredstructure" target="_blank">Report Unsecured Structures</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices/contact/water-services-administration" target="_blank">Report Water Leak</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=weedsordeadplants" target="_blank">Report Weeds or Dead Plants</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=solidwastecontainer" target="_blank">Request Trash, Recycle or Green Organics Container</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/roll-off-rental" target="_blank">Roll-Off Rentals</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/residential-recycling" target="_blank">Solid Waste Diversion Programs</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=sstwaterservice" target="_blank">Start/Stop/Transfer Water Services or Trash</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/neighborhood-traffic-programs-services/street-light-information/street-light-repair" target="_blank">Street Light Repair Requests</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=streetmaintenance" target="_blank">Street Maintenance​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">Public Transit Services</a> – Transit still operating. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Transit Centers are closed.</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/designmgmt/utility-coordination/permits/utility-permit-application" target="_blank">Utility Permit</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices" target="_blank">Water Services</a></p></li></ul><p><strong>Looking for more resources?</strong> Visit the <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank">Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources Page</a>. Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​ </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Storytimes Online Receive Positive Reviews https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/1120Library4/6/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1120/Newsroom_Library_Gretchen Storytimes2.jpgStorytimes Online Receive Positive Reviews <div class="ExternalClassF6880547E3CC4F11BA514D9998E011DA"><html> <p>​Phoenix Public Library's Storytimes Online With Gretchen are big hit with parents and children.  These interactive video programs include play, singing, and dancing.  Storytimes build vocabulary, important prereading and motor skills in young children. Since launching just over two weeks ago the program has been viewed over 2500 times.  </p> <p> <a href="https://twitter.com/RAKmagazine" target="_blank"> <strong>Raising Arizona Kids</strong> </a> recommends it to their subscribers, calling Storytime with Gretchen, “terrific—a joy to watch." </p> <p>Library customer Zaida Dedolph posted, “Just want to give a shoutout to Gretchen at <a href="https://twitter.com/PhxLibrary/" target="_blank">@PhxLibrary</a>. Your YouTube videos have gotten my toddler through some tough times this week."</p> <p>Currently there are seven video sessions posted on the Phoenix Public Library <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_2mHW_Gw4wzZ6fqFw-FxGLzq9EIRMc1q" target="_blank">site</a> with more being added every week. Phoenix Public Library is dedicated to bringing you quality programs and resources during this unprecedented time. Check out all our online resources at phoenixpubliclibrary.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/phxlibrary, follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary and “like us" on Facebook  <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">at f</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">acebook.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">com/</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">phoenixpubliclibrary</span></p> <p> <em>​Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirst.org</em> </p> <p> <em> </em> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNews
Restrooms in Phoenix Parks Closed Until Further Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1119Parks and Recreation 4/4/2020 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1119/playground sign.jpgRestrooms in Phoenix Parks Closed Until Further Notice<div class="ExternalClass779B394A31EF42709F52254F664F67E8"><html> <p>​In response to concerns related to the coronavirus, effective Saturday, April 4 at 5 p.m. and until further notice, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will temporarily close all restrooms located in its public parks. The decision was made after receiving additional guidance Friday from Governor Doug <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd30848">Ducey</span></span> regarding essential services and recreational activities.</p><p>This adds restrooms to the already in effect list of closed city park amenities that do not allow for recommended physical distancing or proper hygiene. Those amenities include playgrounds, picnic tables, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd50040">ramadas</span></span>, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes. </p> <p>Detailed information about the city's parks and their amenities is available by visiting <a href="/parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. Being outdoors is important for health and wellness, and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to get outside, get exercise and practice responsible physical distancing. The department will continue to work with the community to manage this public health emergency, and asks that residents follow these guidelines:</p> <ul><li>Refrain from using parks or trails if they are exhibiting symptoms</li><li>Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails</li><li>Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains</li><li>While on trails, warn other users of their presence as they pass, and step aside to let others pass</li><li>Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times</li><li>Observe CDC minimum recommended social or physical distancing of six feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.</li><li>Consult their local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up-to-date recommendations on park and trail use</li></ul> <p>For additional information about local response to the coronavirus, visit the <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5302/Public-Health" target="_blank">Maricopa County Department of Public Health</a> and the <a href="https://www.azdhs.gov/" target="_blank">Arizona Department of Health Services</a> websites.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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