Jan. 14 PCFYI: Finding jobs, donating blood and getting Green with the Geek

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Newsletter 2

Jan. 14, 2022 - Volume 7, No. 1

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Health officials offer advice
on COVID isolation, quarantines

Have you tested positive for COVID but aren’t sure of your next steps? Or perhaps your child has been exposed?

Lately, questions seem to outpace answers, which is why the Health Department, using guidance from the CDC, is helping you sort through it all.


job fair

County/city job fair draws hundreds
of applicants

About 700 job-seekers attended a joint Pima County and City of Tucson employment fair held Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Kino Event Center. The turnout pleased county and city organizers as they attempt to fill hundreds of local government positions amid low unemployment and a tight labor market across the country.

Throughout the day Tuesday a steady flow of job-seekers made their way into and out of the event center. Some were unemployed and seeking to rejoin the workforce, but many more were people who already have jobs and were looking for something better.


blood drive

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations; County drive is Jan. 25-26

The Red Cross has declared its first national blood crisis, prompting the agency to encourage anyone who is able to donate blood. 

In Pima County, you can schedule an appointment at any time by calling the American Red Cross at 800-733-2767 or texting “BLOODAPP” to 90999 on your mobile device.

You also can donate Jan. 25-26 in the basement of the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave.

Schedule an appointment for that drive, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., by calling the Red Cross at 800-733-2767, or ReCharde Johnson of the Pima County Health Department at 520-486-7499.


art contest

District 5 seeks entries for youth
art contest

District 5 is asking its residents to create a work of art reflecting why they love their westside and midtown community. Anyone who is a senior in high school or younger has until Jan. 31 to submit a work of art.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation and winners will receive additional prizes.

“We would love to see District 5 through the eyes of our young people,” said District 5 Supervisor Adelita Grijalva.


tire recycling

County residents may recycle five vehicle tires for free

Turn old tires into football fields. Or soccer fields. Or any other field that is rubber-based.

County residents may take their vehicle tires to be recycled for free to the Pima County Waste Tire Collection facility at 5301 W. Ina Road. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The facility is operated by Crumb Rubber Manufacturers (CRM), which transports tires from Pima County to their facility in Mesa for recycling.  



Assessor’s Office shares information on exemption programs

For the next two months, staff with the Pima County Assessor's Office will be accepting applications for property tax exemption programs for widows/widowers and disabled residents.

For those who qualify, these programs can reduce the taxable limited assessed value of their property, which may lower their overall property tax bill.     


Green Geek

Got questions? Ask Pima County’s Green Geek

It’s a new year and clearly many of you have renewed your commitment to recycling. We’ve had a number of questions come in on the intricacies of recycling from several readers.

For guidance, let’s Ask the Green Geek.

Pima County FYI has a monthly column featuring questions and answers on all things green. Our own Green Geek gets assistance on answering your questions from the experts in Pima County's Office of Sustainability and Conservation. Send your questions to fyinewsletter@pima.gov and look for the column the second Friday of each month.


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Log on, then head over to PACC before you adopt

Looking to adopt your new best friend from the Pima Animal Care Center? We suggest a little research before you drive over.

Did you know PACC often has some really helpful background information on the pet you may wish to adopt? “Good with dogs,” “Likes to snuggle,” “Good with kids” or “Couch Potato!” are just some of the descriptors we apply to pets.

And all pets have a $0 adoption fee right now.


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Library teams up to help Afghan refugees in Tucson

Pima County Public Library's Welcome to America Team is partnering with the Tucson Afghan Community (TAC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to collect items for Afghan refugees in Tucson. The drive runs through Feb. 10 with 14 libraries participating.

Requested items include household cleaning supplies, small electric appliances, personal hygiene items and essentials for newborns. Find a complete list here.