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Wear a mask everyone!

Banner Photo: Chairman Ramon Valazez, left, and Clerk of the Board Julie Castaneda listen to seven people who spoke before the emergency meeting on Dec. 4, 2020. 

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COVID vaccines available for young children

Dr. Theresa Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, talks about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children under five on Monday, June 20. (Pima County)
Dr. Theresa Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, talks about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children under five on Monday, June 20. (Pima County)

Reporter Mary Glen Hatcher shares comments Pima County County Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen made during a news briefing Monday about the importance of vaccinating a new part of the population to limit the spread of the virus and the emergence of other variants.

Pima County offers free COVID-19 shots for all age groups at the following static locations:

  • Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. County Club Rd.
  • Theresa Lee Health Center, 1493 W. Commerce Court, 520-724-7900
  • North Clinic, 3550 N. 1st Ave., 520-724-2880
  • East Clinic, 6920 E. Broadway Blvd., 520-724-9650

What are your thoughts on COVID vaccines becoming available for babies, toddlers and preschoolers?

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COVID-19 case rate on the rise

Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley announced its COVID-related closure through 2021 in December. (Green Valley News)
Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley announced its COVID-related closure through 2021 in December. (Green Valley News)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has elevated Pima County to a “medium” COVID-19 community level.

According to CDC data, as of June 11, Pima County’s COVID-19 case rate was up about 11% from the previous week.

The Green Valley News details recommendations from the CDC for county residents who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness.

Screenshot of the “medium” COVID-19 community level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from
Screenshot of the “medium” COVID-19 community level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from cdc.gov (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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County ends mask mandate

In a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors passed a measure to end a mask requirement in county buildings beginning March 11. In a separate 3-2 vote, the board also approved another measure to bring back in-person board meetings starting March 15.

Mary Glen Hatcher details the decisions that gained majority approval due to the decreasing number of new COVID infections and hospital admissions of COVID patients in the county.

Here is the most current COVID-19 data for Pima County.

According to revised metrics from the CDC, Pima County is currently at the medium level of COVID-19 transmission. 

Here is a graphic with recommendations from the CDC that apply to the medium level. The left side has guidance on individual and household level prevention behaviors, and the right side has community-level prevention strategies (as recommended by state or local authorities):

Reflect on how the pandemic has affected your daily life and outlook for the future. Will life ever be the same as it was before the pandemic, or in some ways, has the pandemic forever changed you?