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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Delta Variant Increases COVID-19 Risk in Maricopa County

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 12:30pm-2:00pm on Friday, July 9. Call to schedule. Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

There is new evidence that the more-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 i...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Maricopa County Adds New Level of Detail to Vaccination Data

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ZIP code data now includes demographics for better understanding of communities with lower vaccination rates

Maricopa County has now added demographic detail to their ZIP code-level vaccination data. This will help the county and its partners identify in f...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Maricopa County Reports First Heat Death of 2021

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The first heat death of 2021 in Maricopa County has been confirmed in a male older adult. This comes as Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) releases the 2020 heat report, with a record high of 323 heat-related deaths in 2020. This is 62% h...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline Available for Spanish Speakers

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (Apr. 14, 2021) – Spanish-speaking members of the community now have a new resource available to help book vaccine appointments as the result of a partnership with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and Arizona’s 2-1-1 ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2021

26,036 Essential Education Workers Vaccinated in Maricopa County

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 6, 2021) After providing more than 54,000 vaccinations for K–12 educators, school staff and childcare workers in a span of just ten weeks, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has concluded its targeted Points-of-Dis...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Maricopa County to Start Vaccinating Frontline Essential Workers

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

PHOENIX (March 11, 2021)--In an effort to vaccinate frontline essential workers, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has partnered with Safeway/Albertsons and the Phoenix Union High School District to host a vaccination event using Johnson...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Maricopa County Releases Details of Essential Worker Vaccine Eligibility

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As part of its plan to vaccinate frontline or public-facing essential workers, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) will begin distributing Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine this week.  

Vaccine prioritization for essential work...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Public Health Statement on Unused Vaccine Doses

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Maricopa County Public Health?administers?approximately?100,000 vaccines every year in our community. As subject matter experts in vaccine delivery, it?is?our priority and mission to make sure vaccine is delivered safely. COVID vaccine is no different.??&...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Free and Almost-Free Health & Social Services for Residents Affected by COVID-19 via FindHelpPHX.org

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Phoenix, Arizona, [October 6, 2020] – Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announces the launch of its revamped Find Help Phoenix website at www.FindHelpPHX.org to help county residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic easily access the fr...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Board Approves Mask Regulations Due to Community Spread of COVID-19

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Update:  The Board of Supervisors passed amendments to these regulations on 6/26/2020 in the definitions and exemptions sections of the proclamation.  You can see the newest version here.

In light of the rapid growth in positive COVID-19 ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

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PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

Investigation and Contact Tracing

PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Maricopa County Jails

Correctional Health Update

May 1, 2020 - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received the first positive test for COVID-19 of someone in custody in a jail facility.

The individual was arrested on April 26th. During the in...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Public Health COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Maricopa County Parks Taking Preventive Actions to Protect Visitors

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Maricopa County’s parks, trails, and open spaces provide spaces for respite, health, and wellness. However the temporary closures of local gyms, entertainment services, and recreational opportunities has made open space parks and trails some of ...

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