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  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Archived News

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    May 15, 2020 - Fentanyl is extremely potent, frequently leading to accidental overdose. (Read more.) 
    bike racks 
    May 14, 2020 - Beginning Monday, May 18, many Pima County Public Libraries will reopen for public use. The Libraries plan to open to public at 10 a.m. (Read more.) 
    Kid at pool 
    May 13, 2020 - Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation will not yet open pools and splash pads, despite the lifting of restrictions announced today by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. (read more
    Shooter at range 
    May 13, 2020 - Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation will open two of its shooting range facilities this Saturday, May 16. (Read more.) 
    Food service workers 
    May 11, 2020 - The Pima County Health Department has sent all restaurants and other facilities with on-premises dining 17 protective measures they should adopt for dine-in services during the pandemic. Read more
    Food service workers 
    May 11, 2020 - World View has pivoted its operations to become a Cinderella of sorts, creating isolation gowns for Pima County healthcare workers. Read more. 
    dog food 
    May 07, 2020 - Animal shelter to hand out 1-gallon bags of pet food for families impacted by COVID-19. Read more
    CDC file: Coronavirus 
    Apr 29, 2020 - The design of the COVID-19 newsrooms, in English and Spanish, have changed to make it easier to navigate and find myriad information about COVID-19 mitigation and management. 
    Dr. Theresa Cullen 
    Apr 29, 2020 - Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry today announced the hiring of Dr. Theresa Cullen as the new County Public Health Director, effective June 1. Read more.  
    Kids playing 
    Apr 27, 2020 - Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation has postponed registration for summer programs at seven of its community centers. Read more. 
    Healthcare facility 
    Apr 25, 2020 - Data shines light on early cases of COVID-19 in Pima County. Read more.  
    Eckstrom Library 
    Apr 24, 2020 - All 26 branches of the Pima County Library are closed, but the free WIFI remains on. Read more.  
    Sahuarita Food Bank 
    Apr 22, 2020 - $315,000 will go to support, sustain and expand local food security programs. Read more. 
    FIle: kitchen 
    Apr 22, 2020 - The Community Action Agency adds staff to serve those seeking aid from the COVID-19 Rental Eviction Assistance Program. 
    Pima Works 
    Apr 22, 2020 - Policy change for relief checks that impacts those receiving Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income, others 
    File: Joel D. Valdez Library 
    Apr 20, 2020 - Library staffer stand ready to offer help with digital services, research, recommendations and much more. 
    File: Pima County dome 
    Apr 17, 2020 - The Pima County Workforce Investment Board met virtually for the first time Friday, with an emphasis on changes to community services programs in the past month and planning for an economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    File: Pima County One-Stop 
    Apr 16, 2020 - The Pima County Dislocated Worker Hotline seeks to help with more than just guidance with Arizona unemployment benefits. 
    File: laptop 
    Apr 15, 2020 - The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) last week distributed more than $26.9 million in Unemployment Insurance after a record number of Arizonans applied for unemployment benefits related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
    Wick Communications Logo 
    Apr 14, 2020 - The parent company of the Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun has established a $500,000 community grant program to assist locally-owned businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses may apply for a dollar-for-dollar advertising/marketing matching grant ranging from $200 to $10,000.  
    File: Tucson skyline 
    Apr 14, 2020 - Locally operated small businesses can apply online through April 17 for a temporary funding assistance program approved by the Rio Nuevo District Board. 
    File: Gov. Doug Ducey 
    Apr 14, 2020 - Governor Doug Ducey asked leaders from Arizona’s lodging and business communities to provide their feedback on a plan for economic recovery. 
    File: Historic County Courthhouse 
    Apr 14, 2020 - Many programs and services have been postponed or cancelled as part of the continuing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
    File: medical equipment 
    Apr 13, 2020 - New DHS Map reveals where concentrations of people who tested positive live – not necessarily where someone is at higher risk of coming in contact with the virus.  
    Tucson Shops Tucson 
    Apr 13, 2020 - Small businesses need our help, and you can help by checking out the Tucson Shops Tucson marketplace that went live this week. Buy now. Gift later. Shop local.  
    Apr 13, 2020 - Jobs are for workers who can assist with disaster relief. 
    File: Grocery store 
    Apr 13, 2020 - Here is a resource about changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    Pima County One-Stop 
    Apr 13, 2020 - A handy guide on how to get started and changes to benefits that you need to know. 
    TCC exercise class 
    Apr 09, 2020 - Tucson Cancer Conquerors group will hold online exercise classes through Facebook Live and Zoom. 
    File: Shooting sports 
    Apr 03, 2020 - Closures take effect April 6. 
    File: WIC program staffers 
    Apr 03, 2020 - Layoffs and business closures that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic likely mean more people are WIC-eligible. 
    File: table of food 
    Apr 02, 2020 - Almost two-thirds of the County’s 2,500 restaurants and bars are locally owned. 
    File: Food Bank volunteers 
    Mar 31, 2020 - The website, pima.gov/COVID19Volunteer directs volunteers to the Arizona Emergency System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals. Individuals with medical training are particularly in demand. 
    File: Pima County dome 
    Mar 31, 2020 - In compliance with Gov. Doug Ducey’s March 30 Stay Home Executive Order, the County today implemented its plan to reduce its workforce to those essential for critical operations and for the COVID-19 response. 
    File: Abrams Public Health Center 
    Mar 29, 2020 - The man suffered from underlying conditions that put him at high risk 
    File: COVID Virus 
    Mar 28, 2020 - Limited information released to protect privacy, family 
    File: Construction 
    Mar 27, 2020 - Website addresses economic disruption caused by COVID-19 
    File: Coronavirus  
    Mar 27, 2020 - Latest cases are man and woman, both in their 80s. 
    File: park ramada 
    Mar 27, 2020 - Closure will be effective March 30. 
    File: Telephone 
    Mar 26, 2020 - Workforce development specialists will refer job-seekers to open employment listings and provide guidance on navigating the unemployment insurance application process. 
    COVID-19 closeup 
    Mar 26, 2020 - Person was a man in his 70s with other health conditions that may have put him at higher risk. 
    File: Board of Supervisors 
    Mar 26, 2020 - Action follows March 19 order limiting all restaurants in the unincorporated County to delivery or take-out service, and closed numerous types of businesses, including bars, bowling alleys, yoga studios, and gyms. 
    CDC: COVID under microscope 
    Mar 23, 2020 - Health officials urge community to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus. 
    File: Doctor and patient 
    Mar 22, 2020 - Total is effective March 22. 
    File: job fair 
    Mar 21, 2020 - The Pima County One-Stop Career Center is ramping up its response to laid-off employees and business owners seeking workers in the wake of workforce changes due to local and state actions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
    COVID-19 under microscope 
    Mar 20, 2020 - The new case is a woman in her 60s who is isolating and not hospitalized. 
    File: The Loop 
    Mar 20, 2020 - NRPR-operated natural resource parks, urban parks and river parks, and associated facilities are expected to remain open 
    File: Coronavirus  
    Mar 19, 2020 - Visit our COVID-19 webpage for the latest news. 
    Stock photo: Piggy Bank 
    Mar 19, 2020 - The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.  
    File: food 
    Mar 19, 2020 - Action in effect at 8 p.m., March 19.  
    File: Library stacks 
    Mar 17, 2020 - All public library branches and bookdrops closed March 17 based on recommendations by the Arizona Library Association as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. 
    Hand washing 
    Mar 16, 2020 - Four (4) COVID-19 Cases in Pima County 
    Election Day 
    Mar 16, 2020 - The Presidential Preference Election, to be held March 17 by Arizona’s Democratic Party, will have a reduced number of polling places by law. Read more
    File: Bob England, M.D. 
    Mar 15, 2020 - Case is the first case confirmed by a private testing lab.  
    File: Coronavirus  
    Mar 13, 2020 - Officials are investigating a case currently receiving care at a local hospital  
    File: Bob England, M.D. 
    Mar 09, 2020 - The resident recently returned from a trip where the virus had become widespread.