COVID-19 Weekly County Update

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District 2 COVID-19 Update


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 Center (JIC) is compiling a weekly list of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social and emotional impacts of this declaration.  Residents are encouraged to visit for the most up-to-date information. For newly released information based on confirmed COVID-19 cases displayed by zip code go here.

Public Health

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I am grateful to those on the front lines helping to fight this pandemic, including our public health professionals in Maricopa County.  A lot of people paid tribute to them last week during National Public Health Week, but I encourage all of us to continue to express our appreciation in the weeks ahead as they help us navigate this challenging time in our community's history.

Data from Maricopa County Public Health shows a slower rise in hospitalizations due to COVID-19.  This is encouraging news and indicates social distancing measures are working.  However, public health officials urge the public to continue adhering to the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order.

Public Health has updated its website to include additional ways to get involved and find help during this pandemic.  You may also consider visiting (or you can dial 2-1-1).

Arizona Together

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As we work together through this COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to making sure Arizonans have access to the resources they need.  We’re in this together. Visit

  • Employment and financial assistance
  • Healthcare, mental health, well-being, and emergency services
  • Children
  • Community
  • Help for homeowners and renters
  • Food and meals
  • Internet, utilities, and wireless services

Job Assistance

Maricopa County provides support services for those who are unemployed through Arizona @ Work.  Career services are available by appointment only right now.  Job seekers are asked to complete this form.  If you have difficulty completing the form, you can visit or call the phone numbers below:

·         East Valley Residents: 602-372-9700

·         West Valley Residents: 602-372-4200

Get and Give Help

Maricopa County's Donation Warehouse

Do you have any personal protective equipment you don’t need? Donate it to the public health professionals who need it most. Public Health’s Donation Management Program is available to take your PPE at 1645 E. Roosevelt St, Phoenix AZ, 85006, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. So far, we have received more than 760 N95 Masks, 25,000 latex gloves of various types, and much more. Read about an individual who gave back to the community here


Unified Command Center

Unified Command Center

In my last update I mentioned Maricopa County established a unified command structure so public health professionals, emergency management personnel, communications professionals, and others can collaborate in a single location.  Under this structure, the role of incident commander is shared by Robert Rowley, director of the Department of Emergency Management, and Marcy Flanagan, director of the Department of Public Health. Among the objectives of this unified command: to conduct disease surveillance and investigation; to support county, local, tribal, and health care partners; and to provide critical information in a timely manner. Learn more here.

County Services Impacted by COVID-19

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Maricopa County cares about the health of our customers, employees and the community. We are encouraging customers to conduct their business online when possible.

You can find a list of county services and department operations that are being impacted by COVID-19, and what’s being done to provide the most optimal customer service given the circumstances. Learn more here.

Maricopa County Parks



The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department realizes that the community is seeking outdoor recreation opportunities where they can walk, hike, run, and bike while practicing safe social-distancing. To ensure park visitor and staff safety, the following operational changes have been implemented in all regional parks immediately. Read here.

animal care and control

If you are thinking about adopting a pet - now is the time with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order to stay home and train your new pet. Learn more at

The population at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) shelters is at its lowest level in recent memory as the organization continues to adjust operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the generosity of the Bissell Foundation and the overwhelming response of donors and the public, MCACC has dramatically reduced its shelter population by adopting out and finding foster placement for hundreds of dogs and cats.  This unprecedented reduction in sheltered animals has afforded Animal Care and Control the opportunity to empty one of its locations entirely in order to complete much-needed repairs in preparation for what could be a very busy summer.  Read more here.

Maricopa County Library District


The Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) facilities remain closed until further notice, but County libraries are still providing critical services to the public, including digital learning opportunities. The health and safety of all who enjoy libraries remains the top priority.

Digital access is available to Maricopa County residents that do not have a current library card. Temporary digital cards are available for the duration of library closures. Video tutorials are available to help new users connect, and staff are available for assistance via phone at 602-652-3000 or online at

Steve Chucri, District 2
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors


Globally: World Health Organization

Nationally: CDC

State: ADHS

Locally: Maricopa County Public Health


All information requests related to Maricopa County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be directed to the Joint Information Center using the email address