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July 17, 2020

COVID testing

Employees can get free COVID test at Kino Event Center

Employees may use up to one hour of regular work hours to get free COVID-19 testing, which the County is offering at the Kino Event Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way. Testing will be by appointment only. The Pima County Health Department and Paradigm Laboratories began offering the free COVID-19 tests July 13.


Wendy Burroughs

Happy Trails for nature lover and educator Burroughs

Wendy Burroughs, who spent 18 years introducing children and adults to all of nature’s wonders as part of NRPR’s Environmental Education Program, has retired.

Launching what's now known as the Living River of Words Program and bringing nature to life with the traveling Living With Urban Wildlife trailer are among Burroughs' many accomplishments.


Employee Resource Center answers many COVID questions

An employee has a headache and nausea, but no other COVID symptoms. What should her supervisor tell her?

Another has a family friend with whom he spent time who has now tested positive. Does he have to quarantine?

These questions, and many more, are addressed on Human Resources’ Employee Resources page. Every entry has a date next to it so employees and supervisors will know when items have been updated.




Our fight against COVID-19 is far from over, but together we can get through it. Wearing a face mask is one of the simplest, most effective ways to slow the spread of the virus, but everyone needs to do their part.

That’s why we’re asking you to mask up and take to social media to share who you mask for.

Print the “I Wear A Face Mask For” color poster, fill in the blank and share an image of yourself wearing your mask on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or TikTok using the hashtag #MaskUpPimaCounty. Be sure to print the poster in color!


COVID testing

Health Department still wants your COVID stories

The Pima County Health Department is working hard to educate people on how they can prevent -- or at least slow -- the spread of COVID-19. To do that, they need some first-person accounts from employees or their families who have been directly affected by COVID-19.

Email the Communications Office if you or someone you know is willing to be part of the campaign.


MS Teams

Information Technology offering Microsoft Teams training

The Information Technology Department (ITD) can train you to chat, make audio and video calls, conduct meetings, save and collaborate on files and much more as part of its deployment of Microsoft Teams. Check out the online courses and training resources.


mammography screenings

Healthy Happenings: Save money, get mammography screenings

This issue of Be Well's Health Happenings offers 20 summer savings tips as well as a schedule for mobile mammography screenings offered at several locations Aug. 24-28.

Make appointments through Assured Imaging or call 888-233-6121.



Please complete the employee ethics survey

The Human Resources’ Training and Development Team wants employee input identifying what ethical behavior means for Pima County.

This will help the team design applicable and relevant training that will shape the County's workplace culture to create a more diverse, unified, and inclusive workforce.

Please take the survey any time before July 22.


June 1989 Scoop

What’s The Scoop?

Remember when the Board of Supervisors honored the 1988-89 University of Arizona men's basketball team for their 29-4 finish? 

The Cats were the Number 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but were upset in the Sweet 16 by the Runnin' Rebels of UNLV.

We wrote about it in the June 1989 issue of The Scoop, the predecessor of today's eScoop.

We’ll profile a different front page is each issue of our current eScoop.


seed library

Let the Seed Library help you plant a pandemic garden.

Bleach wipes and toilet paper may be in short supply, but seeds aren't, at least not at the Pima County Public LIbrary's Seed Library.

The seed library is stocked with seasonal varieties to help you plant your perfect pandemic garden.


mystery photo

Mystery Photo

Where was I taken?

Send your best guess to Be sure to put Mystery Photo in the subject line.

Our last Mystery Photo only had one correct guess. Find out where it was taken and who guessed correctly.