Health Alert:   COVID-19 Transmission Level:   MODERATE   More information
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    Apr 29, 2021 - Goal is vaccinating communities with lower vaccination rates. 
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    Apr 28, 2021 - Young people can show off their video prowess and encourage vaccinations at the VaxTruthChallenge. 
    Apr 23, 2021 - Latest advisory reports decreasing COVID-19 cases, increasing vaccination rates, and information about how spectators can enjoy sporting events 
    Vaccination event 
    Apr 13, 2021 - Out of an abundance of caution, County is following guidance from the CDC and state. 
    Apr 13, 2021 - Hours of operation will change; site to close in May 
    Apr 07, 2021 - Pima County Health Department invites public to join April 8 panel discussion as part of National Public Health Week. 
    COVID-19 testing 
    Apr 05, 2021 - Registration opens April 9 
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    Apr 02, 2021 - Eligibility expansion begins Monday, April 5, at 8 a.m. 
    Drive Through Vaccination 
    Mar 26, 2021 - County recommends public still wear masks, keep distance.  
    Resident gets COVID-19 vaccine at drive-thru clinic 
    Mar 24, 2021 - 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 
    Mar 24, 2021 - If OK'd, vaccinations would improve vaccination rates of Hispanics, African Americans 
    COVID Vaccination 
    Mar 15, 2021 - A letter from the Health Department Director to long term care providers and community partners explains the eligibility expansion. 
    File: restaurant kitchen 
    Mar 11, 2021 - The new groups may begin to make appointments March 12 at 9 a.m.  
    Mar 05, 2021 - The latest Public Health Advisory covers updates, changes to recommendations, and more COVID-19 news. 
    Mar 05, 2021 - It's getting better, but we can't let our guard down.  
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    Mar 05, 2021 - Pima County Health Department has released a new Public Health Advisory, which includes plans to re-open County-owned facilities including parks and the Kino Sports Complex, for organized sports activities starting March 6. 
    Staff answering phones during COVID-19 pandemic 
    Mar 04, 2021 - Starting March 6, Pima County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center will change its operating hours on the weekends. 
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    Mar 04, 2021 - Pima County and Paradigm Laboratories will be closing the Downtown Tucson Testing Center on March 6 due to shifting testing needs throughout the County. 
    Mar 03, 2021 - Banner Health to consolidate vaccinations to Kino Stadium location 
    Feb 24, 2021 - The doses of the Moderna vaccine will be used as part of the County’s efforts to increase vaccination rates in marginalized and high risk communities through their mobile vaccination site program. 
    Drive-thru vaccine site with sign reading Pfizer dose #2 
    Feb 18, 2021 - As vaccine providers in Pima County await vaccine deliveries, more appointments are set to be postponed at County supported sites. 
    COVID Vaccine 
    Feb 17, 2021 - Weather-related shipping issues could temporarily postpone 2,800 appointments. 
    COVID Vaccine 
    Feb 16, 2021 - 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.  
    Feb 12, 2021 - First dose shots to be curtailed to ensure all 2nd shots given.  
    UA Walk-up Vaccination Clinic 
    Feb 10, 2021 - 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. 
    COVID-19 Vaccination 
    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.  
    COVID Testing 
    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.  
    Jan 14, 2021 - Banner-UMC Cancer Center also starting 1B Jan. 15 
    Jan 14, 2021 - Banner also operating vaccination center at UMC Cancer Center.  
    Dec 23, 2020 - In a single week, about 6,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered to residents of Pima County through Wednesday. 
    Dec 21, 2020 - December COVID-positive numbers greater than all other months combined.  
    Dec 18, 2020 - Pfizer allocation reduced for next week. 
    Night life 
    Dec 16, 2020 - Infection rates are soaring in Pima County. 
    Dec 16, 2020 - The outbreak will not affect department's ability to protect the public health.  
    Health care worker giving shot 
    Dec 14, 2020 - Health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities among first eligible recipients 
    Dec 11, 2020 - Health Department, Hospitals and Emergency Services agencies need your help.  
    Dec 07, 2020 - Recommendations will be updated and shared as new information becomes available.  
    COVID Testing 
    Dec 04, 2020 - With widespread transmission COVID-19 across Arizona, the Health Department announced Friday expanded free COVID-19 testing at several locations. 
    Board of Supervisors 
    Dec 04, 2020 - Actions at emergency meeting include mask mandate, emergency health advisory. 
    File: downtown Tucson 
    Nov 24, 2020 - Residents countywide should stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily through Dec. 31 due to substantial community spread of COVID-19. 
    cars lining up for drive-thru covid-19 testing 
    Nov 13, 2020 - Pima County Health Department, Pima Community College (PCC) and Arizona State University (ASU) are opening three new COVID-19 testing sites over the next few weeks.