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    Latest Public Health Advisory requests business and individuals stay the course to prevent COVID-19 spike
    On Mar. 26, 2021, the Pima County Health Department released a new Public Health Advisory, seeking to encourage businesses and residents to continue their use of face masks, social distancing, and other tools to prevent COVID-19. On March 25, Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order 2021-06 removed limitations on businesses and the ability for local governments to impose or up hold mask requirements. More.

    Supervisors ask Governor Ducey to reconsider FEMA vaccination POD denial
    The Pima County Board of Supervisors March 24 voted unanimously to approve a Resolution asking Gov. Doug Ducey to reconsider denying permission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to set up COVID-19 vaccination PODs in Pima County that would fully vaccinate up to 200,000 people. More.

    County expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, determined by age and risk
    Starting Thursday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m., Pima County will expand current COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include three major groups based on three criteria: age, risk and work. More

    Board approves $8 million for rent and utility assistance program
    PIMA COUNTY March 15, 2021 – The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $8 million for the Eviction Prevention/Emergency Rent and Utility Relief Program. More.

    County allocates up to $2 million for emergency eviction legal defense
    PIMA COUNTY March 15, 2021 – The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to designate up to $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to support legal services for residents facing eviction. More.

    County expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to frontline workers and those age 55 and older
    PIMA COUNTY March 11, 2021 – On March 12 at 9 a.m., Pima County will expand the current vaccine eligibility throughout the County to include Frontline Essential Workers and people age 55 and older. The change keeps the County aligned with the Arizona Department of Health Services’ hybrid vaccine distribution guidance. More.

    County Public Health Doctors: Pandemic is not over, keep up protections against COVID

    Pima County, March 5, 2021 - Joint statement from Pima County Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francisco Garcia and County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen about the need to remain vigilant and protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19: “Today, we updated our Public Health Advisory and relaxed some of the protective practices we have recommended to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 in our County. The community transmission of the virus has fallen from High to Substantial, which means the voluntary curfew is no longer necessary and we can increase the size of gatherings from 10 or fewer to 25 or fewer.  We’re also reopening our parks to organized sports use, but with limitations to prevent the spread of the virus. Our case counts are falling and our vaccination rates are rising." More.

    County issues updated Public Health Advisory, cautiously relaxing some COVID-19 prevention policies
    Pima County, March 5, 2021 - On March 5, 2021, the Pima County Health Department released an updated Public Health Advisory covering numerous COVID-19 response related topics. The advisory comes as yet another category on the Pima County’s COVID-19 Progress Report moved into the improved “Progress” category. More.

    WHAT'S OUR WATER FUTURE? Virtual Program Open to Everyone
    Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
    This timely topic will provide a thoughtful, science-based introduction to water issues, both local and state-wide, to help citizens understand the debates about water policy in Arizona that lie ahead. Our speakers are well-known in the water policy world and skilled at explaining these issues. NO COST but REGISTRATION is  REQUESTED The program also will be live streamed on Facebook.com/lwvgreatertucson.

    County announces new weekend hours for COVID vaccine call center

    Starting March 6, Pima County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center will change its operating hours on the weekends. The line, (520) 222-0119, will be answered on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. More.


    COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration expands to 65 and up Thursday, February 18
    Pima County, Feb 17, 2021 - The Pima County Health Department announced today that pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination appointments will expand at County-supported sites to people over 65 beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 18. To pre-register, anyone in the eligible phases can follow the steps on the Department’s vaccine registration page. Read more.

    Guidance on Unemployment Benefits Identity Theft
    Feb 17, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) advises taxpayers who receive a Form 1099-G from the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) for unemployment benefits they did not receive to contact the Arizona Department of Economic Security(link is external) for a corrected form. Read more.

    Pima County welcomes state to vaccination effort in Pima County
    Pima County, Feb 10, 2021 - Pima County is thrilled to learn the state Department of Emergency and Military Affairs will be expanding a County vaccination site at the University of Arizona, increasing vaccine delivery capacity in the County and in Southern Arizona. Read more.

    People older than 70 in Pima County can start getting vaccinated Feb. 8
    Pima County, Feb 04, 2021 - The Pima County Health Department today announced that it will expand the 1B priority COVID-19 vaccination group to people over 70 years old. They can start today registering for appointments beginning on Feb. 8 on the Department’s vaccine registration page. Read more.

    Statement about TCC vaccinations
    You currently must be an educator, in protective services, or older than 75 to get vaccinated at the TCC. However, because the line has gotten so long today, Feb. 4, at the TCC, the County is allowing people over 70 who are already in line to get vaccinated. Anyone between the ages of 65 and 69 will instead be asked to register for a vaccine appointment that will become available when that priority group opens. Read more.

    Pima County COVID-19 testing study makes headlines in national epidemiological journal
    Pima County, Jan. 27, 2021 - A Pima County-based study of a potentially promising COVID-19 screening method appears as a featured entry in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a prestigious national medical journal published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.

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    Supervisor Matt Heinz

    Pima County, Arizona
    District 2
    33 N. Stone Ave., 11th Floor
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone : (520) 724-2702
    Email: district2@pima.gov


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