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District 2 COVID-19 Update & Other News

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Statewide Declaration of Emergency

Executive Order

Governor Doug Ducey issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, putting in place a curfew that is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and shall expire on Monday, June 8, at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended.

Read the Governor's Emergency Declaration here.

Ocotillo Fire Update



Our office closely monitored the Ocotillo Fire near the Town of Cave Creek and we are glad to report the Ocotillo Fire is now 100% contained.  Our hearts go out to the residents and businesses affected by this fire.  We thank the hard work of the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale and Guadalupe Fire Departments, Rural Metro, Daisy Mountain Fire and Arizona Fire Authority who worked to contain the large brush fire along with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management, and the Town of Cave Creek who assisted in monitoring and evacuation efforts. For up to date information from the Arizona State Forestry click here.

COVID-19 Update

The Maricopa County Joint Information Center continues to provide the community with updated information about the county's response to the pandemic.  You can find press releases, daily and weekly COVID-19 updates, and other resources on our county news page.

Summer Camp Guidance

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Many parents are considering summer camps for their kids.  Click here to watch guidance on summer camp protocols from Maricopa County Public Health.

Roadmap for Reopening Schools



The Arizona Department of Education released specific plans and guidelines for reopening public schools at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.  Schools have been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here from Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Court Changes

Superior Court

Protective masks are now required for everyone entering Superior Court, Justice Courts, Adult Probation, or Juvenile Probation facilities in Maricopa County. The mask requirement was part of a directive from Arizona Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel and applies to court buildings throughout the state. 

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Text-Message Outreach Now Available for Positive COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Testing


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 spread of disease. Read the press release here.

Anyone seeking testing should contact their healthcare provider or visit azhealth.gov/TestingBlitz for upcoming testing dates and locations.

Interested In Becoming A Public Health Volunteer?


At the beginning of the Arizona COVID-19 outbreak, the Maricopa County Public Health Department volunteer group would take over 400 calls a day from residents and provide them with resources and answers to their questions. Watch the video here or for more information on how to volunteer visit here.

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 substantially year-over-year, with a greater percentage of these being completed online.  Read more here.

Job Assistance

job assistance

Approximately 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the start of the pandemic.  Maricopa County provides support services for those who are unemployed through Arizona @ Work.  Career services are available online and in person, by appointment.  Job seekers are asked to complete this form.  If you have difficulty completing the form, you can visit www.azjobconnection.gov or call the phone numbers below:

Unemployment insurance claims are handled at the state level, not through any department of Maricopa County.  Visit the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s website for more details, or find additional advice for how to apply at arizonatogether.org

Maricopa County Library Summer Reading Program



Maricopa County Reads is the award-winning online summer reading program provided by the Maricopa County Library District to all public libraries within Maricopa County.

Our County Reads program will begin on June 1 and go through August 1, 2020. For more information about this reading program and to register, visit Maricopa Reads.

Steve Chucri, District 2
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors


Nationally: CDC

State: ADHS

Locally: Maricopa County Public Health


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