A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – October 14th

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Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona.

Here is the update for October 12, 2020
Here are the metrics for businesses to fully reopen. As you know, restaurants, bars, gyms, and other businesses are still operating at reduced occupancy. The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) indicates that the Business Reopening Status for Yavapai is MODERATE. Here are three metrics that the State is using to determine when to fully reopen restaurants, bars, gyms, and others that are still under occupancy restrictions. Here is the latest available data, for the week of September 20th
  • Cases per 100,000 in Yavapai County is at 24. The benchmark for full reopening of businesses is less than 10 cases per 100,000 for two consecutive weeks. This benchmark has not yet been met.
  • Yavapai County’s percent positivity is at 2.2%. The benchmark is less than 5% for two consecutive weeks, so the benchmark has been met.
  • Hospital visit for COVID-like illness is at 2.3 %. The benchmark is less than 5% for two consecutive weeks, so the benchmark has also been met.
All three benchmarks need to be met for Businesses to reopen. These metrics can be found on the AZDHS website. The link can be found inside this post.
2. As of October 12, Yavapai County has tested 46,244 residents, with 2,709 positive cases, and 85 deaths. This represents a total of 9 new cases in Prescott since Thursday. Currently, Countywide there are a total of 10 hospitalizations. You can find this information and more at yavapai.us/chs
3. Don’t forget to vote! All registered voters are eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election. If you requested an Automatic Ballot-by-Mail they were mailed on Wednesday, October 7th, I already received mine.
Voters may vote early in-person at the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office located at 1015 Fair St. in Prescott. Proper identification is now required.
The last day to request an Early Ballot be mailed to you is Friday, October 23, 2020. Please visit yavapai.us/GoVote to request a one-time early ballot or call 928-771-3248.

Community Health Center of Yavapai hosts Women’s Health Day on Oct. 20th

• YAVAPAI COUNTY – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Community Health Center of Yavapai (CHCY) will be hosting Women’s Health Day on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Cottonwood clinics.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have adapted by staying home as much as possible, changing their daily behaviors, and in many cases, canceling their plans. However, according to healthcare professionals, one activity you should not postpone or neglect is getting your routine cancer screenings.
The goal of screening is to catch cancers early, and early-stage cancers are not only easier to treat than later-stage cancer, but the chance of survival is much higher.
That is why CHCY has dedicated a full day for women to complete their annual exams at all three of their locations. Services include Clinical Breast Exams, Mammogram Referral, Pelvic Exam/Pap Test, Flu Shots, Blood Pressure Test, and Colorectal Cancer Screening.

• City Seeks Participants for 2020 Veterans Day Parade

The City of Prescott is excited to announce that the 2020 Veterans Day Parade will be held in Downtown Prescott on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:30 am on the stage at the intersection of Cortez St. and Union St., with the parade beginning at 11:00 am.
While we anticipate some changes to the event due to COVID-19 concerns, we believe they will be a part of new changes that we all have been learning to adapt to. Social distancing and mask will be highly recommended.
This year’s parade theme is: Honoring the Military Family: Courage – Strength – Sacrifice. The City of Prescott is inviting parade entrants from the community to compete in seven categories this year. Each entry category will have a first palace winner and all entries will compete for a Best overall award. The categories are:
  • Fraternal or Military Organizations
  • Motorized Groups
  • Music
  • Marching Units
  • Hospital Entries by Veterans
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Commercial / Business
There is no fee to enter, and application forms and rules can be found on the Recreation Services section of the City website, under the Programs and Special Events tab, or entering this link in your web browser: www.prescott-az.gov/…/programs…/special-events/ Individuals, businesses, and groups interested in participating in the parade are asked to return your entry form no later than October 26, 2020, to assure proper staging and information prior to the event. Please direct questions or completed applications to Michelle Stacy-Schroeder, Recreation Services Manager, at 928-777-1552.

• Please note that the 60 Day Comment Period has begun for the proposed annexation of Arizona Eco Development (AED) in the Granite Dells. The comment period is open until November 14. In order to email a comment, go the Prescott-AZ.Gov, and click on Arizona Eco Development from the home page.
Public comments can be sent by regular mail to City of Prescott Community Development Department, Planning Unit, 201 South Cortez, Prescott, AZ 86303; or by email to one of the following (please use these address options to sort comments according to project):

•Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) Announces Scheduled Community Flu Clinics

The YCCHS Nurse Supervisor, Sally Slater, works with the Board of Supervisors to schedule community flu clinics in their districts to meet the residents where they live each year. Public Health Nurses will be following all CDC guidelines for the safety of everyone receiving a vaccine, and masks will be required.
The Arizona Department of Health Services rolled out a flu shot campaign “Roll Up Your Sleeve” in hopes of upping vaccinations and lowering the risk of strain on hospital systems as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The campaign encourages people — especially health care workers, families with young children, college students and vulnerable adults — to get the flu shot as soon as possible.
Flu season typically hits its peak between January and March, but state leaders have put an extra emphasis on the vaccination because of COVID-19’s ongoing impact. About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection. Flu vaccines will not protect against flu-like illnesses caused by non-influenza viruses.
The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older, especially people at high-risk for flu-related complications, get a yearly flu vaccine “preferably by the end of October.” Those at high-risk include: Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old; Adults 65 years of age and older; Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum); and Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
If you have questions about whether you should get a flu vaccine, consult your healthcare provider.
DATE: Wednesday, September 30
TIME: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Village of Oak Creek Association, 690 Bell Rock Boulevard, Village of Oak Creek
DATE: Friday, October 2
TIME: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
LOCATION: Mayer Recreation Center Drive-through Clinic, 10001 S. Miami, Mayer
DATE: Monday, October 5
TIME: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
LOCATION: Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott
DATE: Wednesday, October 7
TIME: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Verde Village, 4855 E. Broken Saddle Drive, Cottonwood
DATE: Friday, October 9
TIME: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
LOCATION: Skull Valley Historical Society, 3150 Old Skull Valley Road, Skull Valley
DATE: Wednesday, October 14
TIME: 10:00 am-Noon
LOCATION: Congress Fire Dept, 26733 Santa Fe Road, Congress
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Yarnell Regional Community Center, 22302 S Highway 89, Yarnell
DATE: Friday, October 16
TIME: 11:00 am–2:00 pm
LOCATION: Foothills Bible Church 8530 S. Walden Blvd, Wilhoit
TIME: 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
LOCATION: Beaver Creek School Drive-Through Clinic 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock
DATE: Wednesday, October 28
TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm
LOCATION: Seligman Public Library 54170 N Floyd Street, Seligman
TIME: 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
LOCATION: Ash Fork Public Library 450 Lewis Avenue, Ash Fork
If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card. If it is not convenient to make one of these events please call 928-771-3122 to make an appointment at one of our three locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, or Cottonwood.

Prescott Police Support Breast Cancer Awareness During Month of October.

The month of October is breast cancer awareness month and the Prescott Police Department will kick-off our third annual “Pink Patch Project” beginning October 1st. All proceeds raised will go directly to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Breast Care Center to support early detection efforts, palliative care, cutting-edge treatment, and comfort care for patients in our community.
This will be the third year our department will help to support this cause. We will be changing our uniform patches pink. The 2020 patch design is new allowing you to add to your collection.
While we are unable to host as many events as we did last year, we invite our community to show why we are Prescott Strong and purchase a patch for such an amazing cause.
We will have the newly designed pink patch on sale at several locations during the month of October. The patches are available for a $5.00 donation at the Prescott Police Department, Prescott City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and both YRMC gift shops in Prescott and Prescott Valley.

We will continue to provide further updates on social media:

Important Information Regarding COVID-19

Here are some numbers and websites provided by the County.

• The Yavapai County Information Hotline is 928-442-5103.
• The State COVID hotline is still up; dial 211.
• Go to Yavapai.us/chs for the daily updates for Yavapai County.
• Go to AZDHS.gov for statewide information and statistics.
• For mental health information and services: justicementalhealth.com
• For employment & financial assistance and more: arizonatogether.org/ and en español: arizonatogether.org/es/

That’s all I have for you today.
God bless you, and God bless Prescott.

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