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District 2 COVID-19 & Other News

Board Allocates $399 Million for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Maricopa County is injecting nearly $400 million into the local economy to help combat COVID-19.  With yesterday's unanimous vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, there’s now a clearer picture of how individuals, families, businesses, and health care professionals will benefit from the federal CARES Act dollars. Read more here.

What You Can Do To Help Stop The Spread

The CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.   CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Read more here. Listen to our Director of Maricopa County Public Health provide an update on the rising case counts in the Valley.

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Staying home when you’re sick, staying six feet away from others in social settings, and practicing good hygiene are things everyone can do to slow the spread. 

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Testing Update


The Arizona Department of Health Services launched a new webpage showing where Arizonans can go for COVID-19 testing. Additional sites will be added on an ongoing basis. This list is not comprehensive, and sites interested in being listed can complete the form here

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Volunteering Opportunities

  • Get Involved Maricopa
    Volunteers from various backgrounds across the public health, healthcare and mental health spectrum are needed. Non-health community volunteers are also welcome. We are currently seeking medical professionals that are licensed paramedic or higher level as well as non-medical individuals that can assist in other duties. Other volunteer opportunities which are expanding during the response include a logistics team assisting with the pick-up of PPE, our COVID-19 call center team, and assisting a local fire department on low-acute calls to assist with the surge.
  • Arizona Together
    There are other ways to serve with your time and talents during the COVID-19 outbreak, from providing virtual support to delivering food and medication, even helping with daily tasks for people who live alone.
  • Local Food Banks
    In addition to cash and food donations, local food banks need volunteers. Locate the food bank nearest you and contact them directly to find out what opportunities are available.

Financial Assistance

  • Arizona@Work
    Search current job openings and find resources to help land your next job. Employers can get assistance to recruit, develop and retain the right employees for the job.
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
    Explore business resources, emergency loan assistance, unemployment benefits, and childcare support.
  • Arizona Department of Economic Security
    Apply for unemployment insurance, benefits and find other assistance programs and resources.
  • Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance
    Find out what options are available if you are experiencing a hardship and unable to pay your rent or are facing eviction.

Human Services: Head Start

Human Services

Maricopa County’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

Apply online >

Join the teaching team >


Survivable Space To Protect From Wildfire



With the recent wildfires, your house is more likely to withstand a wildfire if you create a survivable space around it using zones. It’s simple and it can save your home when a wildfire strikes. Define the survivable space around your house. Include detached garages, storage buildings, barns and other structures. Involve your neighbors in your plan, making the most of a community effort. You are the first and best line of defense for your home!  For more information read here >

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