April 23 PCFYI: Vaccinations made easier, traffic made smoother

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Newsletter 2

April 23, 2021 - Volume 6, No. 8

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Getting your COVID-19 vaccine is easier than ever

Gone are the days of waiting to be in the right “bracket” in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine. All people 16 and up are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Pima County has made it much easier to get a vaccine appointment by partnering with community groups, offering night and weekend vaccination events and smoothing out the registration process.


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New traffic system will help get you there quickly, safely

Does it seem like you always get stopped at the same red light even when there’s no cross traffic? The Pima County Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to put an end to that annoyance. 

DOT has implemented a new traffic monitoring system that will mean fewer stops when you drive down major arterial roadways, reduce delays, and get you where you’re going faster and more safely.


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Vaccination, graduation, celebration: Health Department helping schools get there

Last year, high school graduates didn’t get to walk across a stage or celebrate with their friends, missing out on one of the most important milestones of their young lives.

The Pima County Health Department hopes this year can be a bit more traditional, which is why they are bringing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to high schools to reach anyone age 18 or older. Students, staff, and parents can get vaccinated on campus, where they already spend much of their day. Hours vary, with some locations offering after-school opportunities, some during school hours, and some a combination of both.



Summer internship beckons students with green thumbs

Young plant enthusiasts will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty growing plants for Pima County Public Works projects this summer.

The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society (TCSS) is offering an eight-week summer internship to two students, along with a $2,000 scholarship. Interns will work at the Pima County Native Plant Nursery, located at the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation main facility and home to more than 20,000 plants.


Eastside Recorder's Office

Eastside Recorder’s Office reopens

The Pima County Recorder’s Eastside office will reopen April 26 with limited staff and services. Hours at the Recorder's Office, 6920 E. Broadway Blvd., will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

During a very dangerous time as Covid-19 cases surged in Pima County, the Recorder’s Office made the difficult decision to close the Eastside office for the protection of their staff and customers, said County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly.



Mural at Kirk-Bear Canyon is a colorful ode to libraries

An artist and craftsman who has brought murals to life across Tucson now has his work gracing the walls of Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona selected Joe Pagac to create the 800-square-foot mural, which was funded by the Friends of the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.