Lifting restrictions, hiking trails, helping dogs

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Newsletter 2

March 26, 2021 - Vol. 6, No. 6

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Pima County officials disagree with governor lifting COVID-19 mitigation measures

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today barred Pima County from requiring everyone in Pima County wear a face mask when in close proximity to others in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He also is preventing Pima County from limiting gatherings of people where social distancing can’t be maintained, or requiring businesses, such as restaurants, bars, theaters, and gyms, to follow mitigation measures that limit occupancy and increase sanitation.



Take the trail less traveled by

As the weather warms up, many of us are getting ready to lace up our hiking boots and head for the trails.

But the more congested a trail is, the harder it is to hike safely. And given that interest in hiking has surged since the pandemic began, many popular trails have been nearly overwhelmed with people, making it difficult to social distance.

Luckily, some County trails gurus have some suggestions.


Bruno the dog

Find out how to help dogs like Bruno

When Bruno was surrendered to Pima Animal Care Center to be euthanized Bruno was in rough shape. But after our vets and clinic checked him out, they realized this boy had a lot of life left in him.

Now, a year after his stint in foster care and ultimate adoption, Bruno is happy and as healthy as can be. Find out how you can help pups like Bruno.



Notice of Value letters hitting mailboxes

Pima County Assessor Sue Droubie is asking property owners to review their Notice of Value letters ahead of the April 20 appeal deadline.

The Notices, which went out last month, are the first step in determining your 2022 property taxes. If you have questions, contact the Assessor’s Office at (520) 724-8630 or e-mail the office at

Assessor’s Office staff will be holding events at local libraries for the next few weeks to talk to property owners in person.


Xuan Zhou

How a visit turned into a career with the County Library

Xuan Zhou fell in love with Tucson and the Pima County Public Library when she visited from Canada back in 2018. That flirtation has turned into a permanent affair now that Zhou is working at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

She recounted her story in the March 21 issue of the Arizona Daily Star.


One Stop

Be ready as the economy re-emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic

The Pima County One-Stop Career Center is here to help move you forward through the recovery, whether you need training, job leads, employability skills classes, individualized career planning or connections to support services. Get started by calling the One-Stop’s hotline number at 520-724-5735.

One-Stop’s workforce development specialists are ready to connect you with the tools you need for quality jobs, including those in hot industries such as health care, trades, logistics and automated industrial technologies.


In Case You Missed It

The Pima County Health Department has been at the forefront of the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and national media and health professionals are taking notice.