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Maricopa County Library Offers Curbside Book Pickup
Cardholders can reserve and pick up books, movies and more at North Valley Regional Library in Anthem (and other county libraries).
300+ Jobs Open in Phoenix to Make Respiratory Masks
Virtual job fairs to be held April 16, 23 & 30 for positions paying $14 to $15 per hour.
Unemployment Benefits Explained for Arizona Workers
Recent state and federal actions have expanded eligibility and benefit amounts for Arizona workers impacted by COVID-19.
Food Drive in Anthem Saturdays, April 11 & 18
Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical will be hosting a food drive to benefit local food banks. Drive by, drop off, stay safe.
Arizona Gets Federal Disaster Declaration
President Trump in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today approved Arizona’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the state.
Anthem Hires New CEO
John Bowman will start as Anthem Community Council’s new Community Executive Officer on May 26.
Gov. Ducey Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for Arizona
If approved, it would expand mental health care, provide grants to reduce the risk of loss of life or property during future emergencies, make available legal assistance to low-income Arizonans, and expand food assistance and other services.
Anthem Closes Sports Fields & Courts, Ramadas & Skate Park
Walking paths and green spaces remain open. Gated playgrounds at Community Park and Opportunity Way Park remain closed.
Arizona K-12 Public Schools Closed for Rest of the Semester
Schools are “schools to continue to provide educational opportunities to students to the best of their ability.” Teachers and staff will be paid.
MCSO Reports Case of COVID-19 at HQ
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says of its employees who works out of the Headquarters Building in Phoenix, has been diagnosed.
DVUSD Schools Start Home Learning March 30
The district outlines plans to jumpstart education while classrooms remain closed.
Arizona Now Has ‘Widespread Community Transmission of COVID-19’
With 508 cases of COVID-19 in 13 counties and 8 deaths, the state health department says “all Arizonans should expect that COVID-19 is circulating in their community.”
First Death in Arizona from COVID-19
The individual was a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions.
Intermittent I-17 & Ramp Closures Planned into Late March
Bridge projects at Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads will require ramp closures and upcoming full closures of the interstate in both directions.
Gov. Ducey Restricts Restaurant Dining, Calls on National Guard to Help Grocery Stores
National Guard to assist groceries and food banks restock, bars & restaurants limited to dine-out options in counties with COVID-19.
DVUSD Extends Spring Break Amid State Schools Closure
DVUSD Food & Nutrition will offer free grab-and-go school breakfasts and lunches to children ages 18 and under in our community beginning Monday, March 23.
Anthem Closes Community Center & Civic Building
Parks to remain open. Go Green event also canceled. Refunds will be issued for some program fees.
Phoenix Declares Emergency, Closes Bars & Restaurants (with Exceptions)
Phoenix bars to close by 8 p.m. tonight and all restaurants (or bars that serve food) are asked to shift to a take-out/delivery/drive-thru only model.
Anthem Days & Carnival Scrapped Over Coronavirus Concern
Amid uncertainty over the spread of COVID-19, Anthem Community Council cancels this year’s event and outlines other steps taken to reduce risk.
City of Phoenix Closes Libraries & Indoor Parks & Rec Facilities
All city libraries and indoor Parks and Recreation facilities will be temporarily closed starting March 16.