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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Applying Three Critical Outbreak Tactics

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PHOENIX (June 25, 2020)—Officials from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) detailed the three tactics that are currently most critical to addressing the increased spread of COVID-19 in Maricopa County.  

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

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

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The regulations create consistent minimum mask-wearing requirements across all jurisdictions while allowing cities and towns to set their own policies and regulations related to face coverings.

“We know thousands of people move through different ...

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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 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 14, 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: 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 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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Posted on: April 28, 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: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

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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Posted on: April 27, 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 23, 2020

Maricopa County Preparing to Expand Contact Tracing

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PHOENIX (April 23, 2020)— Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.  In order to best monitor COVID-19 cases and community risk,  MCDP...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Maricopa County Unified Command Works to Secure More Personal Protective Equipment

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Maricopa County Unified Command has distributed more than half a million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to date, but requests continue to pour in. During a press conference earlier today, the Unified Command updated its efforts to provide c...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Maricopa County and Community Partners Provide Resources to People in Crisis

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In this community, partnerships between government bodies, private industry, non-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and others play an important role in providing critical services to those in need, especially during an emergency. Maricopa Co...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Supporting Homeless Population During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (April 17, 2020) – Maricopa County Department of Human Services is leading a group of local agencies to develop a two-pronged approach to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic within the homeless community. Homelessness is a growing challenge...

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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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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Maricopa County COVID-19 data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows continued flattening of hospitalizations 

Community is encouraged to keep doing what we’re doing 

 

PHOENIX (April 15, 2020)—Maricopa County&nbs...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Efforts in County Jails

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – With an average daily inmate population of approximately 7,500 individuals, Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) is responsible for providing medical, d...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

PPE Donations Warehouse Update: Refugee Among Those Giving Back

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PHOENIX (April 10, 2020) – A man who received help from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) more than a decade ago after coming to the United States as a refugee is among those giving back to his community during the COVID-19...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

County Parks Provide Room to Roam This Holiday Weekend

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With the Easter holiday approaching, beautiful outdoor weather and the wildflowers and trees in full bloom, Maricopa County residents are looking forward to escaping to the great outdoors. Holiday weekends are among the busiest times for residents seeking...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Shelters Continue to Save Lives

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Phoenix, AZ – The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the generosity of the...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Social Distancing Efforts Appear to Be Working; Slower Rise in Hospitalizations

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Maricopa County data shows a slower rise in hospitalizations 

 

PHOENIX (April 8, 2019)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health data is showing that the number of...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Maricopa County Library District Providing Free Temporary Digital Library Cards

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) facilities remain closed until further notice, but County libraries are still providing critical services to the public, including digital learning opportunities. The health and safety of all...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Department of Public Health Releases Long Term Care Case Counts; Prioritizes PPE

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PHOENIX (April, 6, 2020) - Currently, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona is experiencing a supply problem acquiring Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. PPE is defined as surgical and N95 masks, surgical gowns and gloves, face shields and any other...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Unified Command Structure Formed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Phoenix – Maricopa County’s Department of Public Health and Emergency Management Department have created a unified command structure to streamline county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Teams from both departments have bee...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries

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Phoenix - With the official declaration of a local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County set into a motion a series of operational changes including the opening of a Joint Information Center (JIC).  The JIC is being ...

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