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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Maricopa County Funds Additional COVID-Testing, Launches Testing Event Website

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Maricopa County is investing more federal CARES Act dollars in partnerships that will provide testing to underserved populations. The Board of Supervisors acted to double the amount of money allocated toward testing services—both for COVID-19 an...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Hires New Director

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An experienced veterinary professional and animal welfare advocate has been chosen to lead Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC).  Dr. Robyn Jaynes is the department’s new director.

“I’ve dedicated my entir...

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Office of Communications
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: July 15, 2020

County Program Could Help As Many As 6,000 Households With Rent

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Maricopa County is beginning a new rental assistance program for residents outside of the cities of Phoenix and Mesa who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.  The Human Services Department will administer the program, which will be funde...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Maricopa County Secures Additional Nighttime Heat Relief Location for Homeless

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Ahead of what could be the hottest weekend of the year so far, Maricopa County has secured a recently vacated building in downtown Phoenix to provide nighttime heat relief for people experiencing homelessness.  The County, working with its partne...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Maricopa County Small Business Grant Program Begins

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Phoenix - Maricopa County is providing relief to small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Supervisors approved $23 million in federal CARES Act funding for the grant program as many businesses struggle to stay open ...

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Office of Communications
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.  

Current data for ...

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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 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 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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Announces First Heat Deaths of 2020

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PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Sonia Singh, Maricopa County Public Health, 602-679-3098

Maricopa County Public Health Announces First Heat Deaths of 2020

PHOENIX (June 11, 2020) – After a relatively mild spring, Mari...

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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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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

Fire restrictions increased in Maricopa County’s regional parks

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department initiated its annual fire ban on May 11.  Now, the department is taking additional steps to protect park visitors and resources due to the extremely dry conditions.  Effective Monday, J...

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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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Office of Communications
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

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 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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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 7, 2020

Board Approves Agreement With Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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On May 6, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a Use Management Agreement between the County and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) to develop and maintain a nature and wildlife conservation center at McDowell Mountain Regional Par...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Maricopa County Continues Restaurant Inspections During COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX (May 7, 2020) – The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department’s inspection of restaurants and other essential food operations has continued as normal with more than 900 inspections conducted each week since the executiv...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Maricopa County’s regional parks set May 11 as the start date for annual fire ban

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Monday, May 11, 2020. “Given the abundance of rain we’ve received this year, we had a beautiful wildflower season in the parks. As temperatures be...

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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

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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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: 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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Office of Communications
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 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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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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 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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 10, 2020

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

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Weekly Update (April 3): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the State of Arizona is under a “Stay Home” order until April 30, 2020.  The Maricopa County Joint Information Cen...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Maricopa County Opens PPE Donation Management Program

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PHOENIX (April 2, 2020) – Due to the severe supply chain disruption of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), those who serve the most vulnerable populations are at risk of running out of supplies. In response to this need, Maricopa County Departm...

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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: March 27, 2020

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maricopa County Joint Information Center (JIC) has compiled a number of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social a...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Professional Guidance and Difficult Decisions

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Members of the Board of Supervisors and County leadership receive vital information about the COVID-19 pandemic daily from dedicated professionals at our Department of Public Health.  One of the most steady and respected voices is that of Dr. Reb...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Maricopa County Adapts Operations to COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX— Maricopa County is making changes to business operations daily as the situation related to COVID-19 evolves. Essential government functions will continue as we move a large percentage of our employees to working from home. Please take n...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death Due to COVID-19

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For Immediate Release: March 22, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568 (Text for quickest response)E-Mail: chris.minnick@azdhs.gov

Arizona Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death Due to COVID-19Take precautions and practi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19

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News Release

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568 (Text for quickest response)E-Mail: chris.minnick@azdhs.gov

Arizona Public Health Officials Confirm First Death Due to COVID-19Take precautions and practic...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Changes for County Departments Issuing Permits

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Three Maricopa County departments that issue permits are altering operations starting on Wednesday, March 18 to continue serving customers while respecting the recommended guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 from the CDC, ADHS and Maricopa County Departm...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Maricopa County Chairman Signs Emergency Declaration

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March 18, 2020—PHOENIX— The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman signed a Proclamation of a Local Emergency in Maricopa County. This action will provide additional resources to assist the county with coordinating...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Statement from Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Today's Election

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Members of the Maricopa County Boarrd of Supervisors issued the following statement on the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election:

"Running an election—any election—is difficult. It requires good planning, rapid response t...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Board Adjusts Emergency Leave and Teleworking Policies for County Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – To address the impact of COVID-19 during this worldwide pandemic, and with the advice of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Board of Supervisors approved emergency exceptions to the county’s...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Maricopa County Emergency Operations Center Activated to Assist with COVID-19 Response

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – At 10:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020, Maricopa County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in handling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

There are three...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Changes to Voting Locations for Presidential Preference Election

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March 13, 2020 (Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors acted decisively today to protect both public health and voting rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding more “vote anywhere” locations, while en...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate ReleaseLive stream available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOFMXm8A1k or https://www.facebook.com/maricopacountyaz/

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal CountyThe case may signal community spre...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal County

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate ReleaseLive stream available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOFMXm8A1k or https://www.facebook.com/maricopacountyaz/

Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Pinal CountyThe case may signal community spre...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Career Center Opens in Glendale

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Maricopa County’s West Valley Career Center officially opened a new, more convenient location in Glendale to serve both job seekers and employers.  With more than 200 people moving to Maricopa County each day, the demand for high-qualit...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa County

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NEWS RELEASE 

Media Contacts:Case questions: Sonia Singh (MCDPH), Mobile: 602-679-3098Lab questions: Chris J. Minnick (ADHS), Mobile: 480-772-1568

Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Confirms One Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maricopa...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Maricopa County Holds Ribbon Cutting Event at Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility

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February 19, 2020—PHOENIX— Maricopa County is entering a new era of public safety, one with the promise of more efficiency for taxpayers and better outcomes for those who enter and exit the jail system. Today, county and municipal lead...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Eddie Cook Appointed Maricopa County Assessor

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In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Gilbert Town Councilman Eddie Cook as the next Maricopa County Assessor.

“Eddie Cook is a dedicated public servant who has proven he puts constituents, and not himself, first...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 13, 2020

County Supervisors Recognize League of Women Voters

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation this week recognizing February 14th, 2020 as "League of Women Voters Day" in Maricopa County. The recognition comes as the League celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Founded in 1920 w...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 11, 2020

225 Madison Project Nears Completion

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County staff have started to move into the 225 W. Madison Street building as the innovative, adaptive reuse project nears completion.  The former Madison Street jail has been transformed over the past two years into a modern office space for the ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approve 229 Voting Locations

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To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

On Election Day, voters will have 229 v...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Supervisor Gallardo Honored as Big Brother of the Year

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Phoenix – Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo is hoping his recent award from an Arizona non-profit will encourage more community members to mentor youth.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona recognized Gallardo as &ld...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Maricopa County Continues to Hold the Highest Bond Rating

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PHOENIX— January 27, 2020— Maricopa County continues to hold a AAA bond rating by the three major credit rating agencies for its continual economic growth and strong financial operation. The credit rating agency, Moody’s Inve...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 26, 2020

Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona

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NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release Jan. 26, 2020Media Contact: Chris J. MinnickMobile: 480-772-1568

Public Health Agencies Confirm 2019 Novel Coronavirus Case in Arizona

The Case is a Maricopa County Resident who Recently Returned from Wuhan, China...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Maricopa County Building Goes Blue for Human Trafficking Awareness

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Phoenix - The Maricopa County Administration Building will turn blue every night for the month of January in recognition of Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation on January 2nd and announced an awareness campaign th...

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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: January 8, 2020

Clint Hickman Elected Chairman of Board of Supervisors

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January 8, 2020 – PHOENIX – Clint Hickman, the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, says county government’s job in the coming year will be to make Maricopa County a place “where prosp...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Boards Sustains Suspension of Assessor Paul Petersen

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to sustain the 120-day suspension of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and recommended the County Attorney pursue removal of the Assessor for willful misconduct in office.

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Mumps is on the Rise in Maricopa County; Providers Asked to Work with Public Health to Stop Outbreak

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PRESS RELEASE—For immediate release

Contact: Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, (602) 679-3098

 

Mumps is on the rise in Maricopa County

Providers are asked to work with Public Health to stop the outbreak

PHOENIX (December...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Grant Helps Maricopa County Reduce Lead Poisoning Risk

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Maricopa County is working to decrease the number of children who get sick in their homes due to poisoning from lead-based paints.  The Board of Supervisors just approved $1.8 million in federal grant money to be administered by the Human Service...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Smart Region Effort Aims to Improve Quality of Life

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The country’s largest and most connected smart region won’t be in New York or Chicago.  It’s being built in Maricopa County, Arizona right now to improve quality of life and increase economic competitiveness.

Today th...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

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PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Contact:   Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

 

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

Officials ask Maricopa County residents to get their flu shot to hel...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Partnership Addresses Doctor/Nurse Shortage

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Maricopa County and Creighton University are working together to address a major challenge to the region’s prosperity and well-being: the growing shortage of doctors and nurses.

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), backed b...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan

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Rural living has a place in the Maricopa County of the future.  That’s the takeaway from the Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan approved this week by the Board of Supervisors.

In addition to more than 20 cities and towns, Maricopa County is also h...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Board of Supervisors Appoints North Mesa Justice of the Peace

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Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new Justice of the Peace for the North Mesa Judicial Precinct. Kyle Jones comes to the job with plenty of experience serving Maricopa County Justice Courts.  He has served the North Mesa ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 5, 2019

New Affordable Housing in Tempe

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The newest affordable housing complex in Maricopa County is already transforming lives.

River at Eastline Village is a 56-unit affordable housing community at River Road and Apache Boulevard in Tempe located near light rail and bus routes.

Esperito Gonzalez...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Board Appoints Acting Administrator of Assessor’s Office

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed an acting administrator to oversee the Assessor’s Office.  Bill Wiley is an experienced leader with deep knowledge of Maricopa County.  He most recently served as Chief Eng...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Board of Supervisors Suspends Assessor Paul Petersen

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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place Assessor Paul Petersen on unpaid suspension for a period of 120 days pursuant to ARS 11-664.  According to the motion approved by the Board, "Mr. Petersen's failure to meaningfully oversee ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Board Approves Elections Operations Agreement

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On October 23, 2019, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new elections operations agreement, which outlines specific ways the Board of Supervisors and Recorder’s Office will share responsibilities for planning and exe...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 18, 2019

County Diversion Program Helps Seriously Mentally Ill Lower Risk to Return to Jail

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An innovative program to get low risk offenders with serious mental health needs out of the county jail system and connected with services is showing strong signs of success.

Maricopa County justice system stakeholders including Correctional Health Service...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Healthy Giving Campaign Kick-Off

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This week, community leaders came together to announce a new partnership and next steps for an important initiative helping fight homelessness in Maricopa County.

Thanks to a new partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, led by Phoenix Councilwoman ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Allister Adel Appointed Maricopa County Attorney

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For the first time in Maricopa County history, a woman will serve as the county’s chief prosecutor.  Allister Adel was sworn into office this morning after a unanimous vote of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, appointing her as ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: October 1, 2019

New County Attorney Could Be Appointed This Week

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – October 1, 2019 – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will look to appoint a new County Attorney this week, less than a month after officially accepting Bill Montgomery’s resignation.

Here is the timeline of events:

Tuesday, O...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 27, 2019

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Watch Chairman Gates and Supervisor Hickman’s message about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and, on average, one Arizonan will commit suicide every seven hours, accordin...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Maricopa County Unveils Redesigned Website, Focused on Resident Experience

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There’s a new and improved way to “get it done” with Maricopa County. The County’s redesigned website, Maricopa.gov, delivers an improved mobile experience, streamlined content and navigation, and a more effective search bar, powered by Google. The site s...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 18, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Just last year, there were at least 85 deaths as a result of domestic violence in Arizona. Approximately 60% of those happened in Maricopa County, according to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Maricopa County’s Board of ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 11, 2019

FREE Emergency Preparedness & Wellness Expo on Sept. 21

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Jhoana Molina, Public Health: (602) 722-0509Media B-Roll available at http://bit.ly/2019ExpoVideos  

PHOENIX (September 11, 2019) – Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Building Brid...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 11, 2019

County Attorney Vacancy: Board Appoints Seven to Citizen Advisory Committee

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved members of a seven-person citizen committee that will screen applicants for the vacant county attorney position and make recommendations.  Committee members include community leaders, attorneys, a...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Board of Supervisors Outlines Process for Filling County Attorney Vacancy

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for County Attorney. Today the Board officially accepted the resignation of Bill Montgomery and set forth a process for filling the vacancy.

State law assigns the Board of Supervisors r...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 4, 2019

New Justice of the Peace Appointed

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PHOENIX – Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new Justice of the Peace for the McDowell Mountain Precinct.  Michele Reagan was chosen to fill a position that involves resolving criminal complaints and a variety of...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 26, 2019

UPDATE: Additional Sites Added Where Individuals May Have been Exposed to Measles in Maricopa County

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MEDIA UPDATE FROM FRIDAY

Additional Sites Added Where Individuals May Have been Exposed to Measles in Maricopa County

PHOENIX (Aug. 26, 2019) – Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services are continuing to...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Measles Exposure Linked to World Hip Hop Dance Championship; Watch for Symptoms until Sept 2

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Please contact: Sonia Singh, Public Health: 602-679-3098

PHOENIX (Aug. 23, 2019) – Today, Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services learned that a teenage international traveler competing in the World H...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Award-Winning County Program Addresses Link Between HIV Suppression, Stable Housing

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There are more than 18,000 people in Arizona who have been diagnosed with HIV according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.  Montez Shelby is hoping to be one of the success stories, thanks to an award-winning Maricopa County program.

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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

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: 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: 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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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Elves Donate to Shelter Pets

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This week, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors accepted a donation of collars, toy, and treats from the East Side Elves valued at $7,371. 

The East Side Elves collected the items and made sure Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: November 17, 2018

Celebrating Maricopa Trail and Take A Hike Day

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Maricopa County celebrated a Maricopa Trail milestone and Take A Hike Day with free entry to regional parks November 17.

“Phase 1 of the Maricopa Trail is now complete.  This is a huge achievement for our Parks Department and a cause wor...

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Office of Communications