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June 5, 2020

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COVID Heroes: Employees put the pedal to the treadle to make face coverings

Some County employees are putting their sewing skills to good use, stitching hundreds of face coverings for friends and strangers alike to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One such seamstress is Assistant County Administrator Wendy Petersen, who has found her sewing skills are in high demand. Two more work for Wastewater, a mother/daughter duo who have crafted more than 600 masks for nurses, police and many others.


UHS students

Student artwork helps bring life to County cemetery

On a bright Saturday morning, a few high school students met in a dusty corner of the cemetery.

The four University High School (UHS) students were there to answer the call from Pima County Medical Examiner Greg Hess, who wanted to find a way to bring some beauty and dignity to the final resting place of hundreds of individuals.


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Library employees' efforts a testament to their community

When Pima County Public Library closed its doors to the public on March 18, dozens of staff jumped at the opportunity to provide much-needed support to other Pima County departments.

Community Relations Manager Holly Schaffer recently shared their stories for the Urban Libraries Council website.


Chuck Huckelberry

County face coverings available

County Administration has ordered 10,000 face coverings for use by County employees and visitors.

Contact County Communications at 724-3312 or email Communications to request masks. They may be picked up from the fifth floor of the Administration East Building, 130 W. Congress, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Well done!

Kudos to dog rescuers, NRPR workers and the county sheriff

Each issue, eScoop would like to give a shout-out to employees and departments who have earned special recognition. We want to hear about colleagues who have earned kudos on the job as well as those being recognized for their work or volunteerism outside the office.

This issue, you’ll hear about County employees rescuing a stray pup, some national recognition for the Pima County sheriff and kudos to two Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation employees for keeping our parks clean.


Board chairman issues statement on racial unrest

Supervisor Ramón Valadez, chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, posted a statement on social media May 30 in response to the death of George Floyd, whose death has led to widespread protests again police violence across the country.


Dec 1998 Scoop

What’s The Scoop?

Remember when Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt came to Tucson to congratulate the County on its implementation of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan? The Board of Supervisors had just held a special meeting to pass and adopt a resolution to uphold the endangered species act through regional multi-species habitat conservation planning.

We wrote about it in the December 1998 issue of The Scoop, the predecessor of today’s eScoop employee newsletter. We’ll profile a different front page is each issue of our current eScoop.


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Consider commuting options amidst COVID-19

It is a tough decision these days – do we travel to work on the bus, carpool, bike, walk or drive alone for work commutes? The Pima County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are experts in dealing with COVID-19 and continue to provide guidance for our daily routines. The Department of Environmental Quality also has some options for you to consider.


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COVID-19 Employee Resources

Our top priority is to keep County employees safe and healthy. You play a vital role in delivering important services to County constituents.

Please bookmark this page of employee resources and information related to COVID-19. Among the items updated since our last issue of eScoop:

  • Telecommuting FAQs (5/27);
  • Employee Request for Review of Telecommute Denial form (5/27/20);
  • Questions 38 and 39 have been added to the Return to Work FAQs (5/21/20);
  • Questions 12 and 19 have been updated in the Return to Work FAQs (5/20/20); and
  • Telecommute Attestation form has been revised (5/18/20).
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