Sept. 25 PCFYI: Voting safely, offering a welcome and staying healthy

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Newsletter 2

Sept. 25, 2020 - Vol. 5, No. 14


Students help create welcoming mural

The first thing asylum seekers now see at the Casa Alitas Welcome Center provides a little taste of home.

A multi-cultural tile mural was installed this week, brightening the exterior of the main entrance to the building on East Ajo Way, the culmination of a 13-month project that was a collaboration among Pima County, Catholic Community Services (which operates the shelter), and Las Artes Arts & Education Center.


Vote Safe banner

Campaign message: Vote Safe. Vote by Mail.

Pima County’s Vote Safe campaign is in full swing. In partnership with the Pima County Recorder's Office, Pima County has created the Vote Safe initiative to encourage everyone to vote by mail this election to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

At you will find information on how to register to vote, request a ballot by mail, check your registration status, and much more. Vote Safe. Vote by Mail.


covid testing

Stay healthy, Pima County

Cooler temps may finally be coming our way, but the change in weather doesn't mean we still should change our healthy habits, particularly with COVID-19 still actively spreading in the community. Here's what you can do to stay healthy:

  • Get tested at one of several free testing centers and pop-up sites.
  • Get a flu shot. Pima County is providing free flu shots to anybody in the community, regardless of insurance status.
  • Keep wearing your mask. Significant research shows that wearing a cloth face covering can provide protection to both the individuals wearing it as well as others around them.


census poster

Census deadline is Sept. 30

It’s not too late to complete the Census 2020 questionnaire.
The simple online questionnaire is available at through Sept. 30.

The information you provide helps reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. You can complete the Census 2020 survey by phone or by mail. Go to to take the survey and to get more information.


Emerge Center

Paint Pima Purple this October

Pima County is participating again in the Paint Pima Purple campaign, designed to raise awareness and help eradicate domestic abuse.

You can participate in a number of simple activities both at home and at work to help mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.



PACC plea: Calling all fosters

Pima Animal Care Center is looking for folks who can be "on call" when a foster is desperately needed.

PACC's intake-to-foster program is going strong, but still needs fosters on standby for a variety of types of needs. These folks would quickly take in pets that have been surrendered so that they won’t have to spend any time in the stressful shelter.



Find Hispanic Heritage Month resources through the Pima County Library

If you’re looking for ways to observe Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Pima County Public Library has got you covered.

Find resources on everything from cooking to teen fiction to borderlands resources.