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Posted on: April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline Available for Spanish Speakers

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (Apr. 14, 2021) – Spanish-speaking members of the community now have a new resource available to help book vaccine appointments as the result of a partnership with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and Arizon...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

1.3 Million Maricopa County Residents Vaccinated in 5 Months

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 7, 2021) -- Less than five months after Maricopa County received its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, more than 1.3 million Maricopa County residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This figu...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

26,036 Essential Education Workers Vaccinated in Maricopa County

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 6, 2021) After providing more than 54,000 vaccinations for K–12 educators, school staff and childcare workers in a span of just ten weeks, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has concluded its ta...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Mask Regulation No Longer in Effect in Maricopa County

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The countywide mask regulation approved by the Board of Supervisors in June 2020 is no longer in effect.  When Governor Ducey signed Executive Order 2021-06 on March 25, 2021, it nullified Maricopa County’s mask mandate so it is no long...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Maricopa County Expands Rent and Utility Assistance

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With the CDC eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of the month, Maricopa County is providing a new way for individuals and families to get help with rent or utility payments.  Today, the County began accepting applications for the federal...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Planning and Development Department Relocating

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The Maricopa County Planning and Development Department will soon have a new home alongside other county services in the heart of downtown Phoenix.  Planning and Development is relocating to a new physical location while offering more online opti...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Maricopa County to Start Vaccinating Frontline Essential Workers

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

PHOENIX (March 11, 2021)--In an effort to vaccinate frontline essential workers, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has partnered with Safeway/Albertsons and the Phoenix Union High School District to host a vaccination event using Johnson...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Maricopa County Releases Details of Essential Worker Vaccine Eligibility

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As part of its plan to vaccinate frontline or public-facing essential workers, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will begin distributing Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine this week.  

Vaccine prioritization for essential work...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Maricopa County Wins Outstanding Innovations in Elections Award

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March 4, 2021 (Phoenix) —The Maricopa County Elections Department is being nationally recognized for its innovative Vote Center wait time feature, providing voters a convenient way to search and find Vote Centers online.

The U.S. Election Assista...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Maricopa County Election Forensic Audit Results Released

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February 23, 2021 (Phoenix) – Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit, according to reports by two federally certified Voting Sy...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Board Seeks Applicants for West McDowell Precinct Constable

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of West McDowell Justice Precinct Constable. Constable Rudy Santa Cruz has retired, leaving the office vacant. 

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Maricopa County Library District Expands Technology & Internet Access Opportunities Wi-Fi Hotspots

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Feb. 16 – Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) is expanding its Wi-Fi Hotspot and Chromebook lending program to all 18 of its libraries—a service that had previously been available at just four of its branches. Thanks to CARES...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Board Seeks Applicants for Ironwood Precinct Constable

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Ironwood Justice Precinct Constable.  Constable Billy Jo Spurlock passed away last fall leaving the office vacant.

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Maricopa County To Expand Vaccination Eligibility to Adults 65 And Older

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With more than 44 percent of people 75 and older now having received at least one vaccine dose, Maricopa County is excited to expand vaccine eligibility to adults 65 and older in all vaccine locations starting Monday, February 15. This decision is in alig...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Board of Supervisors Certifies Maricopa County Election Results

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On November 20, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors canvassed the 2020 General Election, certifying that the results are accurate and provided a full accounting of all the ballots cast in the election.In the midst of a pandemic, more than 2 million, ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Board of Supervisors Approves Extensive Audit of Elections Equipment

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to authorize a forensic audit of ballot tabulation equipment used in the 2020 elections. The audit is the culmination of a year-long effort by Maricopa County to ensure the accuracy of the f...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

2020 Elections Fact Sheet

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Transparency, accuracy and accountability are paramount to Maricopa County and its Elections Department.   In September, the Elections Department met with the chairs of all three county political parties to outline important election dates and ar...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Jack Sellers Elected Chairman of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

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January 6, 2021 – PHOENIX – Jack Sellers, the newly-elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, says he’s focused on building a brighter future for Maricopa County.


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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Maricopa County Registered Apprenticeship Program Ranked #1

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When it comes to connecting job seekers to paid apprenticeships, no one does it better than Maricopa County.  The U.S. Department of Labor ranks Maricopa County #1 in the United States for the number of people placed into registered apprenticeshi...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Maricopa County Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health received its first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning.  Four boxes holding approximately 18,000 doses arrived at a Public Health facility.  Approved by the FDA with an Emerge...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Board of Supervisors Responds to Legislative Subpoenas

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The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to direct its attorneys to respond to the subpoenas issued by the Arizona Legislature by filing a complaint in Superior Court (read the complaint). The two subpoenas ‘command’ the Board to turn ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Maricopa County Activates COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

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PHOENIX (December 16, 2020) -- For the next several weeks, three letters will be at the center of COVID-19 vaccination efforts: POD. 

A Point of Dispensing (POD) site is a location where designated populations can obtain critical emergency supplie...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Board Approves Additional Funds for COVID-19 Response

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved funding to continue the County’s COVID-19 Public Health and Human Services response.  The funding will support not only emergency public health efforts, but also economic recovery in the form ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Board Votes to Intervene in Election Case

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Phoenix - The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to intervene in the Ward v. Jackson litigation to facilitate the court’s process and defend the integrity and accuracy of the county election.  Supervisor Steve Gallardo, Distri...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Board of Supervisors Certifies Maricopa County Election Results

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On November 20, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors canvassed the 2020 General Election, certifying that the results are accurate and provided a full accounting of all the ballots cast in the election.In the midst of a pandemic, more than 2 million, ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Maricopa County Announces Results of COVID-19 Antibody Project

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"Serosurvey” estimates that approximately one in 10 Maricopa County residents have been infected with COVID-19 

 

PHOENIX (November 16, 2020) — Results from a serosurvey conducted ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Board Members Release Letter to Voters

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The following letter was sent to Maricopa County voters following the 2020 General Election.  You can also read it here.

November 4, 2020 

Dear Maricopa County voters, 

As members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, we are...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Board Aims to Narrow Digital Divide for Students with Almost $7 Million

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Federal dollars will purchase hot spots for school districts

At a time when technology is more important than ever to student learning, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is acting to make sure more schools have strong internet connections. The Board...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Flu Event Attendees: "I don't want to get sick again."

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Jenny German is not taking any chances with the flu this year.

"I don't want to get sick again like I did last year."

German says she caught the flu, then spread it to loved ones.  So, when she heard Maricopa County Department of...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Maricopa County Makes It Easy to Find COVID-19 Relief Programs

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Maricopa County is making it easier for residents to find COVID-19 relief assistance with Take Care, a collection of programs designed to help keep people and businesses healthy during the pandemic.

The programs, funded by the CARES Act, include:

Free COVID...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Board Seeks Applicants for Ironwood Precinct Constable

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Ironwood Justice Precinct Constable.  Constable Billy Jo Spurlock passed away recently leaving the office vacant.

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maricopa County Encourages Flu Shots In October, Provides Free Vaccine Events Across Region

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Maricopa County is asking residents to get their flu vaccine within the next three weeks. Getting vaccinated by the end of October ensures you are protected for the entire flu season, even if the flu starts circulating earlier than normal. 

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Maricopa County Announces COVID-19 Antibody Project

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“Serosurvey” will estimate how much of Maricopa County’s population has been infected with COVID-19 

PHOENIX (September 2, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is embarking on an investi...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Maricopa County Now Offering Virtual Inspections for Some Permits

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Maricopa County is now offering a faster way to get certain home renovation projects inspected.  The Planning and Development Department just rolled out virtual inspections for the following permits:

“We want responsible development to c...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Maricopa County Approves August Primary Election Plans

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Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the August Primary Election, while focusing on the health and safety of voters and poll workers, according to the Primary Election plans approved by county officials today.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the r...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2021 Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Operating budgets cut by 2%; tax rate unchanged  

Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on discretionary spending unrel...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Board Approves Mask Regulations Due to Community Spread of COVID-19

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Update:  The Board of Supervisors passed amendments to these regulations on 6/26/2020 in the definitions and exemptions sections of the proclamation.  You can see the newest version here.

In light of the rapid growth in positive COVID-19 ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Maricopa County Receives 32 National Achievement Awards

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever the important role local governments play in the health and safety of their communities.  Now, Maricopa County—the nation’s fastest-growing and 4th largest county—i...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Public Health Advises Residents on How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Maricopa County Public Health Reminds Residents That They Have a Role to Play in Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 

Strongly recommends that all residents wear masks in public settings 

 PHOENIX (June 10, 2...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Board Allocates $399 Million for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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Maricopa County is injecting nearly $400 million into the local economy to help combat COVID-19.  With today’s unanimous vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, there’s now a clearer picture of how individuals, famil...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 22

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Tax Rate Will Be Set in August 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its FY 2021 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 22.  The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Correctional Health Services and MCSO Respond to a Rise in COVID-19 Cases in County Jails

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Phoenix - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are tracking and responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases inside jail facilities.

Since May 30th, confirmed cases rose from six to 30.  This represent...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Weekly Update (May 29): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 29 Includes:

  • Most Effective Protections Against COVID-19
  • Guidance for High-Risk Individuals And Those Who Are Sick
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptom List
  • Testing
  • Plans for Schools
  • Summer Camp Considerations
  • Travel
  • Excessive Heat and Your Health
  • Jo...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Building Permits Increase Despite COVID-19 Economic Fallout

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There’s not a lot of good economic news out there these days, but data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.  Building permit submissions are up s...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Tentative FY 2021 Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on&n...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Weekly Update (May 15): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 15th Includes:

  • "Stay Home” Order Expires; Physical Distancing Still Encouraged
  • Guidance for Going Out in Public
  • Face Masks and Coverings
  • Testing
  • Returning to Work
  • Help Finding A Job
  • Additional Assistance
  • County Operations ...
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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

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PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Weekly Update (May 8): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Reopening
  • Testing
  • Job Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Assistance for Women and Children
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Emergencies
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Board Approves Spending Guidelines for CARES Act Funding

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending guidelines to disperse more than $398 million during 2020.  This money was distributed to Maricopa County by the U.S. Treasury as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

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May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Weekly Update (April 10): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • “Stay Home” Order Extended
  • Testing
  • Updated COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Families and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Job Assistance
  • Pets and COVID-19
  • Heat Relief
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Maricopa Countys Regional Parks Update Park Operations

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department realizes that the community is seeking outdoor recreation opportunities where they can walk, hike, run, and bike while practicing safe social-distancing. To ensure park visitor and staff safety, the foll...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Maricopa County Elections Department Closes Front Counters

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Candidate Filing and Election Services by Appointment Only

March 31, 2020 (Phoenix) – To align with the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Maricopa County Ele...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Board Of Supervisors Accepts Paul Petersen's Resignation

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors formally accepted the resignation of County Assessor Paul Petersen on Wednesday.

Petersen’s resignation from office comes almost three months to the day after his arrest on numerous criminal charges in connection wi...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Maricopa County Invests in Homelessness Solutions

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Connecting people to housing and jobs; watching out for families, youth, and the most vulnerable on our streets; helping people find stability and success upon release from jail. These are all part of a regional approach that is getting strong support and...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Maricopa County receives 31 National Achievement Awards

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Maricopa County received 31 National Achievement Awards this year from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs that increase residents’ well-being and improve the use of technology to transform how we do business.

The award-winnin...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Six Students Recognized for Stormwater Artwork

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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors honored the winners of the 2019 Stormwater Pollution Awareness Poster Contest this week.

Stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution in the United States. In an effort to bring awareness to this pr...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Employee Eliminates Barriers to Connect with People, Receives Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award

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Maricopa County employee Michele Castañeda-Martinez has received the 2019 Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award.

Each year, the award is given to an employee who lives up to the example set by the former county manager, Tom Manos. This pe...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Donation Will Launch Pet Help Program

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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is launching a new program thanks to a private donation.

The Board of Supervisors have accepted a $45,000 donation from Cathy Rinaldi, a longtime Animal Care and Control volunteer. This donation will help launch Mari...

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