VIDEO: Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Christ, Maj. Gen. McGuire Share COVID-19 Updates

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Director Major General Michael T. McGuire and Steward Health Care Arizona Regional President Damon Brown today held a briefing to share updates on COVID-19. The Governor announced the reopening of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix with 339 … [More]

Arizona Gives Day Raises over $5 Million for Arizona Nonprofits

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Arizonans showed the depths of their generosity and selflessness by donating nearly $5 million to the state’s nonprofit organizations during Arizona Gives Day 2020 - even at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the state’s economy and putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Last year, the event raised $3.6 million. Hosted by the Alliance of … [More]

Easter Holiday Weekend Restrictions for City of Phoenix Parks

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community about temporary restrictions that will be in place at city parks during the upcoming Easter holiday weekend. The following policy will be in effect Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12: Parks will be open for residents to enjoy walking paths and green space only Restrooms will be closed … [More]

Domestic Violence Services Needed Now More than Ever

A New Leaf

With the community in crisis, and many Arizonans forced to stay in their homes, victims of domestic violence are facing harrowing circumstances. To help alleviate the concerns of a rise in violence, A New Leaf’s Domestic Violence programs are operating and actively working to provide hotline access, shelter, and legal assistance to residents of Maricopa County. “With so many … [More]

Reopening of St. Luke’s Medical Center for Possible Overflow

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced the reopening of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix with 339 ICU high-acuity beds, with flexibility for other uses if needed. The additional beds were secured with the help of the Arizona Department of Health Services, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Arizona health care leaders and will serve as overflow capacity for hospitals statewide, if … [More]

Scottsdale Arts Launches Virtual Arts Experiences

Scottsdale Arts

In response to the closures of its facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottsdale Arts has launched a series of new virtual arts programming via its website, ScottsdaleArts.org, and the websites for its four branches. Recognizing that many of its patrons and other arts lovers are now spending more time using web-based platforms to view paintings, listen to music, … [More]

Arizona Ranks High in Increased Unemployment

WalletHub

With the U.S. experiencing an extremely high number of initial unemployment claims, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus, along with accompanying videos. To identify which states have experienced the largest unemployment increases, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia … [More]

‘Good Samaritan’ Protections to Frontline Workers Ordered

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order to help boost medical staffing levels and provide certainty and liability protections to health care professionals serving on the front lines. The order provides protections to health care professionals treating patients during the COVID-19 health emergency, while also protecting patients against negligence or reckless … [More]

Local CFO Co. Unveils Plan to Support Businesses during Pandemic

B2B CFO

As business owners grapple with the new reality of a COVID-19 crisis-stricken economy, B2B CFO, a national firm dedicated to providing management advisory services to privately held companies and headquartered in Mesa, is stepping up to fill a much needed void with information regarding cash flow strategies and best practices during the crisis. Between forced closures, HR … [More]

Online SNAP Purchases Okayed through Amazon and Walmart for Arizonans

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizonans currently receiving food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use benefits for online food purchases with currently-authorized SNAP online retailers, Walmart and Amazon. This change will help limit social interaction for Arizona’s most vulnerable while ensuring SNAP recipients … [More]