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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: Oct. 23

Daily COVID-19 Updates

 October 23, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Assistance Programs
  • Mask Mandate
  • Key Message: Find a Testing Site
  • If You Test Positive
  • Public Transportation & Masks
  • How You Can Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
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Posted on: October 8, 2020

4 Million and Counting: County Gets PPE Where It's Needed Most

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Maricopa County Unified Command has stepped up to provide critical protection to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unified Command has now distributed more than four million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), including a si...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Board Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation today recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation is part of a long-running commitment by the Board to shed light on the issue and comes at a time when there are...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

November General Election Early Voting Begins October 7

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Early Voting begins October 7 for the November General Election. More than 2 million early ballots are on their way to voters, and in-person Vote Centers open today.

Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the November General Election, while focusi...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Board Allocates Additional CARES Act Funds for Individuals and Families

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is providing additional support to individuals, families, and businesses struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Board voted today to reallocate federal CARES Act dollars to support l...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Maricopa County Approves November General Election Plans

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Maricopa County is preparing for historic turnout, expanding voter access and implementing safety measures for the November General Election. County officials outlined their election plans at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting today, Septemb...

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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: August 19, 2020

County program provides nearly $1 million in rental assistance in first month

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Maricopa County’s new program to help people who are struggling to pay rent has produced promising results during its first month of operation. Since the County COVID Rental Assistance (CCRA) program launched on July 15, more than 300 households...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Maricopa County Expands Financial Assistance to Businesses, Non-Profits

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Phoenix –The Maricopa County Small Business Relief Program is entering a new phase, one that will enable more local businesses and non-profits (501(c)3) to get reimbursed for financial losses incurred during the pandemic.

“More than 300...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

All August Primary Ballots Counted in Maricopa County

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All ballots have been counted in Maricopa County for the August 4 Primary Election.

The breakdown:

  • 2,431,029 eligible voters
  • 860,704 ballots cast
  •  35.4% turnout

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Maricopa County Tallies Nearly All Ballots Today

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Maricopa County has counted nearly all ballots cast in the August Primary Election today.

There are 2,385 remaining ballots, which include those with signature issues and provisional ballots. The Elections Department has contacted all of those voters. Stat...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Maricopa County Vote Centers Are Open This Weekend

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Maricopa County voters who have an issue preventing them from voting in-person on Election Day can visit any of the Vote Centers open today, August 1 through Monday.

State law requires that a voter must provide identification and sign a statement attesting...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Public Health Advises Residents 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, families, businesses, and...

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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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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 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

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 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
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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 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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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 4, 2020

Maricopa County Considers Revised Election Model for Primary

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Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Maricopa County Elections Department is considering a revised election model for the August 4 Primary Election.

The proposed plan would move Maricopa County to an all Vote Center election model for the Primary Election, a...

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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: 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves 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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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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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Be Ballot Ready for 2020 Elections

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Maricopa County voters now have a new way to find out everything they need to know about elections in 2020: BeBallotReady.vote.

Voters can make changes to their voter information, find what upcoming elections they are eligible for, sign up for text alerts,...

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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 prosperity lasts and democracy flourishes.” &...

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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 19, 2019)...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Maricopa County Officials Approve Presidential Preference Election Plans

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The Maricopa County Elections Department is committed to the security, integrity and accessibility of elections. Today, in preparation for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the first Ele...

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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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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 the Board of Supervisors approve...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

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PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Media Availability: A doctor will be available from 1-3pm, call to schedule

Contact:   Jeanene Fowler, Public Health: jeanene.fowler@maricopa.gov, 602-722-1806

 

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu De...

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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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