Phoenix Municipal Court to Require the Wearing of Masks

Phoenix Municipal Court

To provide guidance and direction in transitioning all Arizona courts back to full operations from the COVID-19 public health emergency declared in March 2020 by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Supreme Court, the governing authority of all Arizona courts, has issued Administrative Order 2020-079.  The order directs all Arizona courts to implement plans to prevent all, … [More]

Phoenix-Based Bank Donates $150,000 to AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Western Alliance Bank has donated $150,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, supporting Arizona’s medical professionals and families in need. The fund has received more than $8.2 million in donations, which will be used to help mitigate the medical and economic impact of COVID-19 in Arizona. “Arizona’s business community continues to step up to provide aid where it’s … [More]

Manufacturers Unveil Industry COVID-19 Shared Practices

Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, released a new collection of emerging strategies and operational practices that leading manufacturers of all sizes are implementing to keep their employees safe and facilities operating. The MLC’s “New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19” brings together the best … [More]

Phoenix Grants $14M for Small and Micro Businesses and Restaurants

City of Phoenix

The city of Phoenix is helping its small businesses, microbusinesses and restaurants to the tune of $14 million. With a new round of grants, the mayor and council are directing a portion of the city’s federal CARES Act funding into the hands of struggling Phoenix businesses through the Phoenix Small Business Resiliency Grants Program. The Resiliency grants include a second … [More]

HVAC Systems Can Help Protect You, Your Employees and Your Customers

by Allison Sakara

The World Health Organization has determined that environmental factors such as poor indoor air quality, poor water quality and noise pollution are detrimental to the overall health of the world’s population. The CDC Interim Guidance to Businesses and Employers recommends all businesses “increase the amount of air exchanges in the common work areas and other rooms employees … [More]

COVID-19 STORIES: Local Fashion Designers Design Solution for PPE Shortage

by Angela Johnson

In mid-March of 2020, as businesses began to shut down and the PPE shortage became the nation’s biggest concern, FABRIC began its transformation from fashion incubator to PPE manufacturer. Two months in, and FABRIC has made more than 20,000 reusable isolation gowns for Arizona’s large and small healthcare facilities and is only just beginning. FABRIC, which stands for the … [More]

Consumer Study on Tech Services during COVID-19 Pandemic

TechSee

TechSee, a global leader in Computer Vision AI-enabled visual assistance, has published the results of a U.S. study on consumer expectations of technical support and technician visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results indicate that while most still expect their providers to resolve service and equipment issues as quickly and effectively as before the pandemic (57 … [More]

Survey Says Employers Are Ready to Re-Open Offices, but Recognize Challenges Lay Ahead

OperationsInc

States across the nation are lifting stay at home orders and allowing offices to reopen their doors. But are employers ready to bring their employees back to an office environment? OperationsInc, one of the largest human resources consulting firms in the nation, recently conducted an independent survey which found that two-thirds of employers plan to reopen their offices on … [More]

Med-Spa Reopens with New Protocols to Protect All

Derma Health Skin & Laser

Derma Health Skin & Laser opened its doors at three Valley locations (Chandler, North Phoenix and Gilbert) Saturday, May 16 and welcomed employees back to work while keeping the public’s safety its first priority. On the day of a patient’s appointment, customers are required to wear face masks in common areas like the lobby. A limited supply of face masks for patients are … [More]

Workplace Changes Survey Says ‘No Major Impact’

Quantum Workplace

For the past six weeks since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak nationwide, Quantum Workplace tracked several key workplace measures since both employees and employers have been addressing and dealing with three massive workplace changes: 1) the need for employee safety; 2) a workplace that went remote overnight; and, 3) the economic aftermath of the great lockdown. This survey … [More]