Governor Ducey Addresses Uptick in COVID-19 Cases and Steps Being Taken Now that Hospitals Are Nearing Capacity.
"Stay vigilant, stay focused on staying safe," encouraged Governor Doug Ducey as his team addressed Arizona residents during a press conference, earlier today. "Let's refocus our efforts on social distancing, washing hands, wearing masks and staying home if you're sick... and get tested."(video)
Congress Approves Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed by voice-vote the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010). The new bill responds to complaints that the strict requirements on how employers spend the PPP funds disqualify them from obtaining the promised loan forgiveness, given the ongoing inability for many businesses to reopen. The bill is expected to be signed into law. (read more)
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. SHOP LOCAL!
As we continue to support each other through current challenges, we want to remind everyone that Casa Grande is open and ready for business. We encourage residents to visit this new website to learn not only which restaurants are open but to also check out local professional services, shopping, retail and healthcare centers that are currently available and receiving customers.
If you are a business that has not yet taken advantage of the complimentary marketing available through this website, we encourage you to visit the site and add your business.
How Banner Casa Grande Is Helping
City Mayor Craig McFarland and CEO Brian Kellar of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center discuss COVID-19 and our community. (video)
A small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. Based on the limited information available to date from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
[Still], it appears that this virus can spread from people to animals in some situations. Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people outside the household. If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.
Read FAQs from the CDC about COVID-19 and animals to learn more about how to protect your pets.
Ways You Can Help...
The City’s COME BACK S.M.A.R.T. initiative is applicable to everyone’s daily lives when shopping, working or engaging in recreational activities outside their homes. In order to reduce COVID-19 spread, the City highly encourages residents and businesses to:
S Shield your cough and sneeze
M Mask up when in Public
A Apart 6 feet
R Rinse and wash hands for 20 seconds
T Tidy your space with disinfectant/hand sanitizer
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 visiting211Arizona.orgor dialing 2-1-1. Callers can talk to a live operator during business hours: Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.