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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Delta Variant Increases COVID-19 Risk in Maricopa County

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 12:30pm-2:00pm on Friday, July 9. Call to schedule. Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

There is new evidence that the more-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 i...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Volunteers Give 94,360 Hours to Assist During Pandemic

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Maricopa County Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 Efforts Valued at $2.9M

Since December 2020, volunteers in Maricopa County’s Medical Reserve Corps have donated 94,360 hours of their time to assist in the effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These hou...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Board, County Attorneys Get National Honor for Elections Work

Elections Recognition

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the County Attorney's Office are getting national recognition for their role in overseeing and ensuring free and fair elections in 2020. 

At today’s board meeting, the National Association of C...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Residents, Staff at Long-Term Care Facilities Prioritized During Maricopa County COVID-19 Response

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Residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities and the staff that work to support their daily needs have been a priority for vaccination efforts by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). To date, 844 facilities have enrolled ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Maricopa County Offers Safe Indoor Spaces

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (Apr. 23, 2021) – With temperatures already soaring well into the 90s, plans have been activated to transition people experiencing homelessness from the temporary Safe Outdoor Space, located at 12th Avenue and Jefferson Street, to safe, coo...

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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 Arizona’s 2-1-1 ...

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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 targeted Points-of-Dis...

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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 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 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 Assistance Commis...

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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 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 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: 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 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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“Over the last year, I have watched as our whole nation has be...

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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: 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: November 3, 2020

Maricopa County General Election Results Posted

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Unofficial results are now posted for the November General Election.Early tallies show 1,487,624 voters cast a ballot. This represents about 57.32 percent of total eligible voters, which is the highest number of early ballots ever released on Election Nig...

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Posted on: October 29, 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 beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 through Monday at 5 p.m. 

State law requires that a voter must provide identificat...

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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

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 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

During a pandemic, more Maricopa County voters participated in the 2020 ...

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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: 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 

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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.

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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 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

Correctional Health Update

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

More Beds. Safer Outdoor Space.

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: May 17, 2021

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate, Invests in Public Health

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After helping the nation’s fastest-growing county weather a pandemic and a year of financial uncertainty, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is putting money in people’s pockets while also making investments to ensure a better future.&n...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Maricopa County Elected Leaders Call for End to Senate/Cyber Ninja Election Audit

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READ THE COUNTY’S LETTER TO SENATOR FANN

READ THE TECHNICAL DOCUMENT REFUTING FALSE CLAIMS

At a special public meeting today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a written response to allegations made by Arizona Senate President Ka...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Senior Receives New Air Conditioning Unit in Midst of Summer Heat

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Maricopa County Human Services, Area Agency on Aging Partnership Benefits Local Seniors

Just in time for the soaring summer temperatures, a local senior is thankful for her new air conditioning unit provided to her at no cost through the collaboration betw...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Maricopa County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

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Campaign will give people who are on the fence about getting vaccinated info & resources

Maricopa County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Campaign will give people who are on the fence about getting vaccinated info & resources Maricopa County is ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Maricopa County Wins 56 National Achievement Awards

NACo 2021 Achievement Award Winners

Over the past year, Maricopa County employees worked tirelessly to connect residents to the information and services that save lives, support families, and strengthen democracy. Now, the nation’s fastest-growing county is being recognized with dozens of n...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of May 24th

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Get the latest information on COVID-19 cases reported in Maricopa County, testing, vaccine eligibility for ages 12 and older, vaccination events, how you can help inform new solutions to community problems and support those impacted by the pandemic.

Week of May 25, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Ages 12+ Eligible for Pfizer Vaccine
  • Highlight: Protecting Kids
  • Vaccination Events
  • Sharing the Facts
  • We Need More Of Our Community Vaccinated
  • New Animal Care & ...
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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 21

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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 2022 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 21.? The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Maricopa County Public Health Seeking Resident Input on COVID-19 Impacts

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Input on COVID-19 Impacts; Data to be Used to Establish Funding Priorities

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 10, 2021) – A new survey from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) asks Maricopa County residents ages 12 and up how COVID-19 has impac...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

New Cooled Sleeping Spaces Offer Relief from Soaring Heat

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Maricopa County Human Services Collaborates with St. Vincent de Paul Providing Heat Relief to the Unhoused Population

A newly expanded collaboration between the Maricopa County Human Services Department and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers 200 add...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Maricopa County Adds New Level of Detail to Vaccination Data

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ZIP code data now includes demographics for better understanding of communities with lower vaccination rates

Maricopa County has now added demographic detail to their ZIP code-level vaccination data. This will help the county and its partners identify in f...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate, Invests in Public Health

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Final FY 2022 budget includes funds for pandemic response and future infrastructure

After helping the nation’s fastest-growing county weather a pandemic and a year of financial uncertainty, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is putting mone...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Maricopa County Outlines Priorities for American Rescue Plan Dollars

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Maricopa County is using a new influx of federal funds to bring services and stability to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

When the Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2022 budget, they also approved spending priori...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Maricopa County Secures New Tabulation Equipment for Upcoming Elections

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With the November 2021 elections fast approaching, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has obtained new election equipment to replace what the Arizona Senate subpoenaed and turned over to uncertified contractors. This comes after the Arizona Secretar...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Maricopa County Launches “Just the Facts” Website to Combat Misinformation

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July 23, 2021 (Phoenix) — There’s a new to way to get facts about Maricopa County elections. The Maricopa County Elections Department launched JustTheFacts.Vote today to address questions and misconceptions about the 2020 General Election as well...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of July 26

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The Delta variant is continuing to spread in Maricopa County and 12% of all COVID-19 tests are now coming back positive. Half-measures are not enough.

Week of July 26, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Back to School Help
  • Wet Weekend Wrap Up
  • An Easier Way to Find A Vaccine Appointment
  • Get Election Facts
  • Pet of the Week
  • Place of the Week
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