Last Week for PHXbizGrants Small Business COVID Relief Assistance

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The last day for Phoenix small businesses to apply for up to $15,000 in Covid-19 relief grants is Friday, April 15. The application portal will close at 5:00 p.m. PHXbizGrants are available for small businesses in Phoenix to help offset costs and losses incurred from the pandemic. Eligible businesses have 25 or fewer employees and under $3 million in annual revenue. They … [More]

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Ends after Two Years

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey is terminating the state’s COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency based on the state reaching thresholds established by the Arizona Department of Health Services that show the virus is no longer as widespread as it once was. The termination takes effect immediately, and follows the recent signing of Senate Bill 1309, providing an extension of temporary … [More]

Phoenix-Based Blood Services Provider Begins Testing All Blood Donations for COVID-19 Antibodies

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When people donate lifesaving blood through Vitalant they can learn if they have antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 and find out if their plasma can be used to help COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems. For a limited time, all donations will be tested and results will be available in donors' online accounts about two weeks later. “Many … [More]

Declined for EIDL? SBA Has Updated Deadline

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced updated guidance for those small businesses that have already applied for the Targeted EIDL Advance program, received a decline, and are interested in applying for reevaluation. Specifically, the following updated guidance is being provided: Current Targeted EIDL Advance applicants: Those interested in being … [More]

Micro and Small Business Grants Up to $15K Now Available for Phoenix Businesses

City of Phoenix

Small business resiliency grants up to $15,000 are available beginning this week for Phoenix businesses through the PHXbizGrants program. An allocation of $8 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 by the Phoenix City Council created a program helping micro and small businesses with the pandemic’s economic impact. The PHXbizGrants application portal is now … [More]

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available to Everyone 18 and Older

Arizona Department of Health Services

Expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to everyone 18 and older is welcome news as the holiday season nears in Arizona. Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today recommended booster doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for all adults who are at least six months past their second … [More]

Boosters Authorized for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services is welcoming a federal government decision authorizing booster shots from any of the three COVID-19 vaccines now available. “Booster doses are safe, free, highly effective, and widely available around Arizona,” said Don Herrington, the department’s interim director. “If you are eligible for a booster, we recommend you take advantage … [More]

Complimentary COVID-19 In October at Multiple Locations Valleywide

Easy Testing

Easy Testing is announcing their continued partnership with Maricopa County to offer free COVID-19 testing for the Maricopa community at the following locations and dates: LAVEEN, AZ WHERE: Laveen Education Center ADDRESS: 5001 W Dobbins Rd #9733, Laveen Village, AZ 85339 DAYS: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday TIMES: 10am – 1pm DEER VALLEY, AZ WHERE: … [More]

SBA Announces Plan to Open Supplemental Grants for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applicants 

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is announcing a call to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applicants seeking economic aid for live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues. New applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, August 20, 2021. The SVOG program has so far awarded $8.4 billion in grants to more than 10,800 … [More]

Arizonans Helping Researchers Better Understand COVID-19

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A new antibody testing study examining samples originally collected through the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in five states earlier than initially reported. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University led the study that analyzed more than 24,000 stored blood samples contributed between Jan. 2 and March 18, … [More]

Staffing Shortage Causing Loss of Sales for Some Small Businesses, Says Survey

NFIB

The NFIB Research Center released its latest COVID-19 survey today on how the pandemic has affected small businesses. This is the 18th survey in the series and included in this edition is an update on SBA small business programs, sales levels, staffing shortage, and more. “Small businesses are making adjustments to their hiring practices to attract qualified … [More]

Governor Ducey Rescinds 25 Pandemic-Related Executive Orders

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Governor Doug Ducey today is rescinding 25 Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic following action by the Arizona Legislature to codify into law many of the policies enacted by the Executive Orders to protect against excessive mandates, including mask usage in schools and prohibiting vaccine passports. “Throughout the pandemic, we took action to protect Arizonans … [More]

More Than 3 Million Arizonans Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Arizona Department of Health Services

More than 3 million Arizonans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, another milestone as the state increases its protection against the coronavirus, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced today. “Millions now have the full benefit of these safe, highly effective, free, and widely available vaccines,” Governor Doug Ducey said. “I encourage every … [More]

CDC Report Ranks Arizona First for COVID-19 Vaccination in Smaller Rural Counties

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona ranks ahead of every other state for its percentage of adults vaccinated against COVID-19 in smaller rural counties, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that 59% of those 18 and older in Navajo, Apache, Gila, Santa Cruz, Graham, La Paz, and Greenlee counties had … [More]

SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The … [More]

SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, the American Rescue Plan, … [More]

ADHS Recommends Pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced it is recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in the use of the vaccine based on six reported U.S. cases, out … [More]

Health Co. Now Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations at Mesa Community College

Embry Health

Embry Health will provide COVID-19 Vaccinations starting April 8th at Mesa Community College located at 1833 W. Southern Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202. Embry Health will provide Moderna vaccinations for those over 18 years old who work and live in Maricopa County between 8AM–8PM. Please come prepared with a face mask, driver's license, insurance card, and documentation of … [More]

Phoenix Reaffirms Mask Mandate

City of Phoenix

After consideration and review with legal counsel, the City of Phoenix has determined the June 19, 2020 Declaration of the Phoenix City Council requiring face coverings in public for most people within city limits remains in effect. The mandate follows Arizona Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance and is in accordance with current Centers for Disease Control … [More]

State Farm Stadium Vaccination Site Moving into Gila River Arena

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona’s largest vaccination site at State Farm Stadium, described as a “national model” by President Biden, will transition to an indoor site at Gila River Arena in Glendale on Friday, April 23 as temperatures heat up in Arizona. Home to the Arizona Cardinals, the State Farm Stadium site has administered more than 632,000 doses since … [More]

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