The Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) is reopening the City of Tucson's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program with new hours until it is safe to reopen at full capacity. The program has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arizona just passed the 101,000 mark in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, with 3,352 new cases reported today, July 6, and another boom is expected soon after 4th of July activities. The total number of 101,441 cases includes people who have recovered.
Of that number, 9,873 cases are in Pima County. There have now been 1,810 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona, and 282 of those occurred in Pima County.
If you lost your pet over the 4th of July weekend, call Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) immediately at (520) 724-7222 to file a lost pet report. You can also look through the list of pets that have been brought to the shelter.
Stray pets are held for three days and then become the property of PACC and are available for adoption, foster, or rescue.
Penzi, Reid Park Zoo's baby elephant, is now 3 months old and weighs 452 pounds. Overcoming stomach issues early in life, Penzi has discovered new food and is interacting more with her herd.
Brent Davis, who is a friend and once served as your Ward 2 councilperson, posted on Facebook this week that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He is doing okay: asymptomatic and quarantining at home. I’m glad for that, but I know it could be a whole lot worse.
In case you needed another reminder, Coronavirus is serious and real. Limit your time out of the house. If you must be out in public, wear a mask and practice distancing. And, if you have any symptoms, stay home. As I said a couple of weeks ago, this is not only for your safety, but the safety of others.
The Pima County Recorder Offices will be open for extended hours to accommodate last-minute voter registration on Monday, July 6, 2020. July 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the August 4, 2020, Primary Election.
All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed Friday, July 3, for Independence Day. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be affected tomorrow. The Los Reales Landfill will be open Friday and Saturday.
With more than 3,333 new coronavirus cases reported today, July 2, the statewide total now stands at 87,425, with 8,577 of those in Pima County, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. The total includes people who have recovered from COVID-19. There have now been 1,757 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona, and 280 of those occurred in Pima County.
The City of Tucson is postponing this year’s annual “A” Mountain Fireworks celebration that was scheduled for July 4. The decision was made due to the risk of increased community spread of COVID-19 and the extreme fire danger in the region as evidenced by the ongoing battle with the Bighorn Fire.
A news release will be issued and announcements made via the City’s website and social media platforms when the event is rescheduled.
As COVID-19 cases keep rising in Arizona, physical distancing is still the smart way to spend the holiday weekend. If you plan to swim, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance while enjoying the pool to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
With the monsoon getting an active start in Tucson yesterday, July 1, the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is helping people prepare for the summer rainy season by offering free sandbags.