Aug. 14 PCFYI: Masking up, testing more, geeking out

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Newsletter 2

Aug. 14, 2020 - Volume 5, No. 11

Mask up

Community members share their reasons for masking 

We've been asking everyone to spread the word, not the virus, and wear a face mask to combat the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask is one of the simplest, most effective ways to slow the virus, but everyone needs to do it!

The folks in this video told us why they wear a mask. Please share who you wear your mask for. Visit to download the "I wear a mask for..." poster and share your selfie on social media using the hashtag #MaskUpPimaCounty


Covid testing

Numerous free COVID testing sites available to residents

Through partnerships with Arizona State University, the City of Tucson, and Paradigm Labs, Pima County has opened three sites offering FREE COVID-19 testing. These sites offer the “PCR” test that can let you know if you have an active COVID-19 infection and may be able to spread the disease to others.

In addition, through Aug. 19 the County is partnering with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to offer free drive-thru testing centers across the County. To avoid longer waits, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.


Flood Control book

New booklet chronicles Flood Control District’s 40-year history

You can’t control the weather, but you can work with it. That’s what the Pima County Regional Flood Control District has been doing since its inception in 1978.

The recently completed booklet, “History of the Pima County Regional Flood Control District,” navigates the history of the County’s ongoing efforts to protect the lives and property of residents from floods.


Green Geek logo

Got questions? Ask Pima County's Green Geek.

Need some options for safely cleaning paint brushes and rollers? Worried about those "pandemic pounds" you may have put on and looking for healthy alternatives to sugar? Or are you curious about how to cut down on all those paper towels you're using?

Ask the Green Geek.

You can send your questions about all things green to And look for the column the second Friday of each month.


census dog

Still time to complete your 2020 Census

Have you seen the U.S. Census takers in your neighborhood conducting the questionnaire door-to-door?

Census workers took to the streets this month to assist those who have not yet responded to the decennial count.

You can still complete the Census 2020 survey online, by phone or by mail.


Dusenberry River Library

Dusenberry-River Library reopens for limited service

Beginning Aug. 10, Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Rd., began offering limited services Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Though the building itself remains closed due to the pandemic, patrons can still pick up holds near the front entrance, check out "book bundles," and get assistance from staff for printing, making copies and sending faxes.


pet food distribution

During COVID crisis, pet owners need help too

Almost no one in the community has escaped the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including pet owners.

Pima Animal Care Center is helping in several ways, particularly for those facing economic hardship.