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Special Edition: July 10, 2020

healthcare worker

Health Department wants to hear your COVID stories

The Pima County Health Department has worked diligently over the past several months to educate people on the preventative measures they should take to slow the spread of COVID-19. Sadly, the virus continues to run rampant in our community.

Folks need to wear face masks and take the recommendations to heart because people really are getting sick.

This virus knows no bounds and is affecting people of all ages – maybe it’s even hit home for some of you. As an additional plea to the community, the Health Department is looking for volunteers who would be willing to share their personal COVID-19 stories as part of a public service announcement media campaign that shows COVID-19 is real and it is impacting people we know and love.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in participating in this media campaign, please contact Marcia Zamorano at for more details. Your stories would be used in TV, cable, radio and social media advertising to help convince skeptical people that wearing face masks help slow the spread of COVID-19.


love notes

Virus causes separation, but Pima Love Notes project connects

A card. A message. A hand-colored picture. Words of motivation, inspiration.

The goal of the Pima Love Notes project is simple yet significant.

“We want to send a smile,” says Cecilia Nguyen.

Nguyen is the volunteer coordinator with the Pima County Emergency Operations Center amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The targets of those smiles are people in long-term care and assisted-living facilities who are isolated from friends and family due to health restrictions because of the coronavirus. You can help send those smiles.


BOS members wearing face masks

Remember: Masks are mandated

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry on June 11 created an Administrative Procedure mandating that all employees wear cloth face masks in all County facilities, specifically in lobbies, common areas and elevators; in areas where physical distancing isn't possible; and where there is no protective barrier.

Each County department should supply cloth masks to their employees and disposable masks to members of the public. Request masks from Spencer Graves at

By the end of July, the County expects to have a new supply of cloth face masks with the Pima County logo available to all employees. Look for details in eScoop when the order arrives.