Aug 28 PCFYI: COVID resources, helping pets and volunteering virtually

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Newsletter 2

Aug. 28, 2020 - Vol. 5, No. 12

testing video

County continues to offer numerous free COVID testing options

Pima County is offering free COVID-19 testing at several locations across the county. Weekend appointments available with results expected within 72 hours. By Appointment Only. Go to for locations and information and get tested.


lit up courthouse

County celebrates 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women in the United States the right to vote, Pima County joined with local communities in the Forward into the Light campaign across the country in a celebration of this milestone of American democracy.

The Pima County Historic Courthouse was lit in purple and gold – the official colors of the suffrage movement - at sunset on Aug. 26 along with buildings and landmarks nationwide.


healthcare worker

Protect the ones you love – mask up!

Wearing a face mask isn’t comfortable, but it’s essential to slowing the spread of the virus in our community and protecting those who are most vulnerable. Cloth face coverings prevent those who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic from spreading the virus to others.

So, keep on wearing them. Face masks are our best tool to fight COVID-19. #MaskUpPimaCounty


Outdoor cafe

Partnership provides funding for outdoor cafes in downtown Tucson

A plethora of restaurants will soon be offering alfresco dining thanks to a new grant program made possible through a partnership between Pima County and the Downtown Tucson Partnership.

The new Outdoor Café Grant Program provides up to $5,000 to expand or enhance outdoor cafés.


road work

Board approves impact fee ordinance

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 17 approved a new Roadway Development Impact Fee ordinance, which will become effective Jan. 1, 2021.

The new ordinance was adopted in accordance with state law, which requires counties to update their development impact programs. The County last revised the impact fee ordinance in 2014.


pacc foster

You can still help PACC pets, even during the pandemic

People ask all the time how they can help the shelter pets at Pima Animal Care Center.

Staff members are offering six easy ways to pitch in, ranging from opening your heart to your home to your wallet.


food bank

Supervisors OK pandemic assistance

Pima County continues to expand its financial support to address an overwhelming need for those economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Supervisors, in a 5-0 vote on Aug. 17, approved nearly $5 million in allocations from the federal CARES Act to supplement existing funding for services and agencies through the Community & Workforce Development Department.


Pima Love Notes

Library program lets teens become virtual volunteers

Just because we're social distancing doesn't mean the Library isn't committed to offering teens the opportunity to volunteer and support others throughout the community.

Become a Library Virtual Volunteer and learn to work with other teens and librarian mentors on meaningful projects virtually, meeting online and working on volunteer projects from your home.