Aug. 7 eScoop: Masking, testing, schooling, screening

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Aug. 7, 2020

PACC rep

Thanks for your #MaskUpPimaCounty photos

We asked and you delivered! Thanks to all the County departments who shared photos of employees taking part in our #MaskUpPImaCounty campaign. 

The Health Department is already seeing early data that suggests the County and City's mask requirements are making a dent in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the region.

Check out these videos from the Health Department and Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation on what they did to promote the campaign.


covid testing

Free COVID testing available

As a reminder, employees may use up to one hour of regular work hours to get free COVID-19 testing, which the County is offering at three sites around Tucson and several mobile sites expected to be added in the coming weeks.

Appointments generally do not take longer than 15 minutes and you can usually expect results within 72 hours. Sites are at the Kino Event Center, Ellie Towne Center and Udall Center.


Old Main

Employees can get 20 percent off enrollment in UofA's Community Classroom

Deadline is Aug. 17 to register for online courses through the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Community Classroom.

Topics range from professional development to cultural immersion to lifelong learning.


tres rios

Well Done!

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 employees assisting in large and small ways on COVID testing, some national recognition for Wastewater Reclamation and our Public Libraries and a Pima County visitor who has found solace on The Loop.



Healthy Happenings: Teledoc visits, mammography screenings and more

This issue features five reasons why you should use your Teledoc membership, the schedule of mammography screenings for August, and the importance of getting the right care, especially during the pandemic.



Workplace safety begins with the commute

No matter what mode of travel you choose to get to work, taking safety precautions will help lower your COVID-19 risk and help protect co-workers and household members.

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control recommended driving alone, using active modes of transportation (bike and walk), or carpooling with household members when feasible. For some, public transit is still the most viable option.


Procurement staff

PACC’s pets get big assist from Procurement

The Pima County Procurement Department provided comfort and care to our furry friends through its Ben’s Bells program in July.

Taking to heart the theme of “How do we show kindness to the Earth and its creatures,” Procurement dedicated its monthly Ben’s Bells campaign to assisting with the needs of the Pima Animal Care Center.



New courses in the works from Training and Development team

The Human Resources’ Training and Development team is creating new online courses and continuously improving them to further enhance employees' professional development and mandatory compliance training experiences.

In the coming weeks, Training and Development will roll out its first course, “Elections Activity Laws and Policies.” 


Library assistant

Library offers personalized reading recommendations

Are you bummed that you can't browse the stacks at your local library and run your fingers over titles until you land on something worthwhile? We may not have an app for that, but we do have an assistant.

The Library's Personal Reading Assistants will help you find exactly what you're looking for.


blood drive

Blood Drive is Aug. 13-14

The County's next blood drive is Thursday and Friday, Aug. 13-14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., Basement Room C. All blood types are needed.

Masks will be required. You can earn 5 Healthy Lifestyle Activity Points for donating by completing the Community Volunteer/Participation Form. For more information, visit the Community Events webpage or contact Employee Wellness at

Register with the American Red Cross at 800-733-2767 or with Blood Drive Coordinator Lisa Matthews at 724-4425. You also may sign up online with Sponsor Code PCDT.