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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Resources and Information for Maricopa County Residents

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Maricopa County remains under the official declaration of a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maricopa County Joint Information Center (JIC) has compiled a number of resources for County residents to manage the physical, economic, social a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Maricopa County Opens Joint Information Center to Respond to COVID-19 Inquiries

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Phoenix - With the official declaration of a local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Maricopa County set into a motion a series of operational changes including the opening of a Joint Information Center (JIC).  The JIC is being ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Maricopa County Adapts Operations to COVID-19 Pandemic

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PHOENIX— Maricopa County is making changes to business operations daily as the situation related to COVID-19 evolves. Essential government functions will continue as we move a large percentage of our employees to working from home. Please take n...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Maricopa County’s Regional Parks Experiencing Overcrowding

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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department realizes that the community is seeking places to visit given the closure of local entertainment facilities and retail centers; however, this is placing high-volume and crowding in the regional parks. If ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Maricopa County Chairman Signs Emergency Declaration

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March 18, 2020—PHOENIX— The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman signed a Proclamation of a Local Emergency in Maricopa County. This action will provide additional resources to assist the county with coordinating...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Statement from Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Today's Election

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Members of the Maricopa County Boarrd of Supervisors issued the following statement on the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election:

"Running an election—any election—is difficult. It requires good planning, rapid response t...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Changes for County Departments Issuing Permits

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Three Maricopa County departments that issue permits are altering operations starting on Wednesday, March 18 to continue serving customers while respecting the recommended guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 from the CDC, ADHS and Maricopa County Departm...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Board Adjusts Emergency Leave and Teleworking Policies for County Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 16, 2020 (Phoenix) – To address the impact of COVID-19 during this worldwide pandemic, and with the advice of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Board of Supervisors approved emergency exceptions to the county’s...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Changes to Voting Locations for Presidential Preference Election

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March 13, 2020 (Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors acted decisively today to protect both public health and voting rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding more “vote anywhere” locations, while en...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Career Center Opens in Glendale

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Maricopa County’s West Valley Career Center officially opened a new, more convenient location in Glendale to serve both job seekers and employers.  With more than 200 people moving to Maricopa County each day, the demand for high-qualit...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Maricopa County Holds Ribbon Cutting Event at Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility

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February 19, 2020—PHOENIX— Maricopa County is entering a new era of public safety, one with the promise of more efficiency for taxpayers and better outcomes for those who enter and exit the jail system. Today, county and municipal lead...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Board of Supervisors Votes to Intervene in Elections Case

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Maricopa County leaders want a seat at the table if they’re asked to implement a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling regarding out-of-precinct voting. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to request the County be allowed to ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves 229 Voting Locations

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To reduce wait times and improve the voter experience, the Maricopa County Elections Department is more than tripling the number of voting locations for the March 17, 2020 Democratic Presidential Preference Election.

On Election Day, voters will have 229 v...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

225 Madison Project Nears Completion

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County staff have started to move into the 225 W. Madison Street building as the innovative, adaptive reuse project nears completion.  The former Madison Street jail has been transformed over the past two years into a modern office space for the ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Be Ballot Ready for 2020 Elections

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Maricopa County voters now have a new way to find out everything they need to know about elections in 2020: BeBallotReady.vote.

Voters can make changes to their voter information, find what upcoming elections they are eligible for, sign up for text alerts,...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Clint Hickman Elected Chairman of Board of Supervisors

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January 8, 2020 – PHOENIX – Clint Hickman, the newly-elected Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, says county government’s job in the coming year will be to make Maricopa County a place “where prosperity lasts and democracy flourishes.” &...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Mumps is on the Rise in Maricopa County; Providers Asked to Work with Public Health to Stop Outbreak

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PRESS RELEASE—For immediate release

Contact: Sonia Singh, Public Health: sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, (602) 679-3098

 

Mumps is on the rise in Maricopa County

Providers are asked to work with Public Health to stop the outbreak

PHOENIX (December 19, 2019)...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Maricopa County Officials Approve Presidential Preference Election Plans

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The Maricopa County Elections Department is committed to the security, integrity and accessibility of elections. Today, in preparation for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the first Ele...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Grant Helps Maricopa County Reduce Lead Poisoning Risk

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Maricopa County is working to decrease the number of children who get sick in their homes due to poisoning from lead-based paints.  The Board of Supervisors just approved $1.8 million in federal grant money to be administered by the Human Service...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Smart Region Effort Aims to Improve Quality of Life

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The country’s largest and most connected smart region won’t be in New York or Chicago.  It’s being built in Maricopa County, Arizona right now to improve quality of life and increase economic competitiveness.

Today the Board of Supervisors approve...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu Death

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Contact:   Jeanene Fowler, Public Health: jeanene.fowler@maricopa.gov, 602-722-1806

 

Maricopa County Confirms Pediatric Flu De...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan

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Rural living has a place in the Maricopa County of the future.  That’s the takeaway from the Daisy Mountain/New River Area Plan approved this week by the Board of Supervisors.

In addition to more than 20 cities and towns, Maricopa County is also h...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Board of Supervisors Appoints North Mesa Justice of the Peace

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Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed a new Justice of the Peace for the North Mesa Judicial Precinct. Kyle Jones comes to the job with plenty of experience serving Maricopa County Justice Courts.  He has served the North Mesa ...

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