City Announcement
Casa Grande City Hall Building
City Council Meeting Canceled
The regularly scheduled City Council meeting for Monday, April 20 has been cancelled d ue to the limited number of action items scheduled and the City's continuing efforts to comply with federal, state and local recommendations to limit gatherings. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020.

Learn more about your City Council, Boards and Commissions .
Ways to Support Casa Grande Small Businesses
Mayor Craig McFarland and Council Member Matt Herman
Executive Updates
Governor Announces Antibody Tests For Health Care Professionals, First Responders

Governor Doug Ducey has announced a partnership between the State of Arizona and the University of Arizona to provide antibody tests for 250,000 health care professionals and first responders who are on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19.

The University of Arizona will administer the antibody tests to check for antibodies through an individual’s blood sample to determine if they were exposed to COVID-19, had the virus and recovered. The state and university are working together to quickly get approval from the federal government to move forward with the testing. ( read more )
100 Additional Ventilators On Their Way to Arizona

Ventilators will be shipped to the State’s staging area and will be deployed to critical need areas, including tribal nations in Arizona... ( read more )
New Order Allows Certain Prescription Refills w/o Doctor

Pharmacists can dispense emergency refills of maintenance medications for a 90-day supply, plus additional 90-day supply if needed.... ( read more )
New “Good Samaritan” Order Protects Frontline Workers

The Governor has issued an Executive Order to help boost medical staffing levels and provide certainty and liability protections to health care professionals serving on the front lines... (read more)
SNAP Recipients Can Now Purchase Food Online

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can now use benefits for online food purchases with currently-authorized SNAP online retailers, Walmart and Amazon. This change will help limit social interaction for Arizona’s most vulnerable while ensuring SNAP recipients receive needed food assistance... ( read more )
Community Resources
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Unemployment Insurance Benefits FAQs
by Arizona Department of Economic Security

Q: Will workers impacted by COVID-19 qualify for unemployment benefits?
A: Most likely. DES encourages the following individuals impacted by COVID-19 to apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits:

  • Individuals whose employer has permanently or temporarily ceased or drastically reduced operations due to COVID-19 resulting in a reduction of wages;

  • Individuals who, due to requirements that the individual be quarantined, are separated from employment and do not have any available paid leave even if the individual has an expectation of returning to work after the quarantine is over;

  • Individuals who leave employment due to a risk of exposure or infection and are a member of a population that is particularly susceptible to COVID-19;

  • Individuals who leave employment to care for a family member who has been infected with COVID-19;

  • Individuals who for any other scenario are separated from work for reasons related to COVID-19.

NOTE: DES is now working with a private sector call center to expand hours into Sunday. This will begin April 26 (tentatively). Sunday hours will be from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.


Remember, with every challenge, there is opportunity. Please stay informed, engaged and ready to access the help that's out there. Together, we'll make it through! # LeanForwardCG
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Beware of Scams!

There has been a large spike in the amount of SPAM/SCAM e-mails related to COVID-19 and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Economic Impact Payments (EIP).
Please be mindful of any e-mails claiming to have important COVID-19 information or those claiming they can “accelerate” the release of EIP money.
The IRS has a very specific site intended to help you:
The important thing to remember and look for is the .gov domain. Generally, any official government correspondence over the Internet will be attached to a .gov domain.
County Launches Resource Site

Pinal County has launched Pinal Works , a one-stop-shop resource library for businesses and citizens who experience economic hardship during this challenging time.

For individuals, this site can assist with:
  • Unemployment Insurance Assistance
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Resume and Interview Preparation
  • Career Coaching
  • Reemployment Assistance

For businesses. it can assist with:
  • Layoff Aversion
  • Immediate Assistance for Affected Employees
  • Addressing Modified Workforce Demands
  • Connections to Additional Resources
  • Real-time Labor Market Information

Please visit to learn more .
Paycheck Protection & Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs On Hold

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has processed more than 14 years’ worth of loans in less than 14 days. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is saving millions of jobs and helping America’s small businesses make it through this challenging time. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program is also providing much-needed relief to sustain businesses and their employees.

By law, the SBA will not be able to issue new loan approvals once the programs experience a lapse in appropriations, which is currently the case. SBA and the United States Treasury are now urging Congress to appropriate additional funds for the PPP which will allow them, once again, to process loan applications, issue loan numbers and protect millions more paychecks.

The high demand seen underscores the need for hardworking Americans to have access to relief as soon as possible. SBA wants every eligible small business to participate and get the resources they need.

Due to limited appropriations funding, the application portal for the EIDL–COVID-19 assistance program (EIDL loans and EIDL Advances ) is temporarily closed. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

SBA is processing EIDL applications as quickly as possible and will provide those whose applications are approved with loans that will cover the business’s short-term working capital needs. This is in addition to the EIDL Advance that small businesses and non-profits are eligible to receive as a result of the CARES Act .
Stay Informed
311 Pinal County Info Line
3-1-1 Pinal County Info Line

Got questions? Feel free to also reach out to the Pinal County Information Line by dialing 3-1-1 for other general and workplace questions.
2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline

Community resources for families affected by COVID-19 are also available by visiting or dialing 2-1-1. Callers can talk to a live operator during business hours: Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Healthy Tip
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General Myths About Alcohol and COVID-19

Myth | Consuming alcohol destroys the virus that causes COVID-19.
Fact | Consuming alcohol will not destroy the virus, and its consumption is likely to increase the health risks if a person becomes infected with the virus. Alcohol (at a concentration of at least 60% by volume) works as a disinfectant on your skin, but it has no such effect within your system when ingested.

Myth | Drinking strong alcohol kills the virus in the inhaled air.
Fact | Consumption of alcohol will not kill the virus in the inhaled air; it will not disinfect your mouth and throat; and it will not give you any kind of protection against COVID-19.

Myth | Alcohol (beer, wine, distilled spirits or herbal alcohol) stimulates immunity and resistance to the virus.
Fact | Alcohol has a deleterious effect on your immune system and will not stimulate immunity and virus resistance.


Let's lean forward together, Casa Grande, to help stop COVID-19 from spreading to our family and friends. Please continue to follow all recommended guidelines issued by the   Centers for Disease Control Arizona Department of Health Services   and   Pinal County Public Health .

Stay Informed. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected!