BCS 8th Grade Promotion – Parade & More 5/20/2020

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Dear Neighbors
Beaver Creek’s 8th Grade Promotion is tonight for 40 students.  Despite the current pandemic hardships, this may be one of the most memorable events for these honored community members.  School staff and parents have worked hard and creatively to make the promotion events heartwarming for the students, families and the community.
The events tonight may establish some new traditions which may be integrated with the older well-loved events of the past in the future.  Some new, some old, which may be what’s in the future for all of us.
This week the school has sponsored a photographic set up on the stage for families to utilize and video to be taken for the ceremonies.  Yesterday the school had a Zoom awards ceremony for the 8th Grade. Tonight promotion vehicles will line up at the school where students will receive their certificates.  The community parade starts at 6 PM.  The route is below and everyone is invited to come out and wave at the Class of 2020 going on to high school in the fall.
And there is more!  Parents have arranged to continue honoring the Class of 2020 at the new drive-in on Hwy 260 at the Coury roundabout exit next to Jones Ford.  Parents have arranged a slide show including each student who will be called up to receive two roses.
All the details and maps are below.  Don’t miss a special parade if you are available at that time.
Finding something to wave at the kids & their families
. . the calendar crew  
 CLASS OF 2020 Parade Directions & Route
 

CLASS OF 2020 Parent Sponsored After Promotion at The new Drive-In
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eNews 5/18/2020 – Lots of Info

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Dear Neighbors
Watch out for the wind today and especially tomorrow…predicted to be up to 31 MPH today and 37 MPH on Tuesday. No fires allowed per Copper Canyon Fire & Medical restrictions.
The Beaver Creek Library is back to their 6 day a week schedule which includes Saturdays. Service is still call ahead for curbside service. Open 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday and Saturday.
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club wishes to thank everyone who bid on the four-basket fundraiser. $400 was contributed for the scholarship fund.
Last Thursday was the first weekly Food Share in Beaver Creek. These will continue throughout the summer in addition to the Beaver Creek Food Bank at the Beaver Creek School the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. The Beaver Creek Kiwanis have purchased 60 whole frozen chickens for the boxes this Thursday which will again be a drive through at Beaver Creek School from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Thank you to Marlyn Van Keuren, YC District 2 Executive Assistant for making this happen, to the Salvation Army for making the delivery and to Manzanita Outreach for providing and packing the food. Volunteers at the site included Marlyn, Jodi Rooney (candidate in the upcoming District 2 election), Jessica Herrera, Roz Birdsall, Mark Holst, Bev Jackson (Cornville Community Association President), Beth Franklin (BC Librarian), and Janet Aniol.
****On Wednesday, May 20, Beaver Creek School’s 8th grade class will be doing a parade for their promotion. The parade will begin at BC School and follow a route that takes us down by the Lake Montezuma Village Square (see picture). The parade will begin at the school at 6 PM. Staff and Parents are hoping to get support from the community. Please come out and cheer on our 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school. Thank you in advance for your support in making what could have been a disappointment to our students into something memorable for them.
The Beaver Creek Community Association is working on a questionnaire for the six candidates for the office of Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor in order to give voters more information. If you would like to make a recommendation for a question, please email the calendar crew. The BCCA board meets today, further information is below.
Since all six of the above candidates are Republicans, the new supervisor will be elected in the Primary election on August 4. Information for registered Independents is below.
Wind in the forecast,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
 
Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election.
Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.
Monthly Meeting – Via Zoom
 Monday, May 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
Beaver Creek Community Association 
AGENDA
 
Public participation is appreciated. There is a 2-minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. We encourage people to use ZOOM to participate.
Call for Public Discussion Items not listed below. Discussion with residents.
President’s Update :
  1. Minutes for March & Financial Report: Request to accept donations toward Rollins Park upkeep from Mikki & Terry Weissinger and Dennis & Janet Aniol
  1. New Business.   Discussion and possible action on each
  • Cornville Community Association request for assistance in the P&Z process in reference to the Spring Creek Ranch proposal. From their president, Bev Jackson, If you could encourage your citizens to write a letter opposing Spring Creek Ranch that would be WONDERFUL.  The developers have been all over Sedona getting signatures on form letters and have almost 200!   Each household can submit one letter.  There are instructions for addressing on our website. www.cornvilleaz.org As soon as we know when this will be heard by the P&Z Commission, I will also share that date so that anyone who is willing to attend and support our fight against adding 2100 units (4200+ people) on less than 1% of the land occupied by the slightly less than 4000 people currently in our small community.”
  1. Old Business. Discussion and possible action on each
  • Rollins Park update
  • District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman wrote to ADOT in support of our quest to improve and reconstruct TI 293 on I-17 at McGuireville. He received the following response from the Division Director of Multimodal Planning, “I am in receipt of your email and have directed our planning team to add this project to our current call for projects. It will be added to the list of projects to be reviewed and evaluated for prioritization in the 2022 project priority list.”
  • 6 candidates for the District 2 Supervisor office. List of questions for candidate responses to help our votes make an informed decision.
  • Thank you letter to Supervisor Tom Thurman for his letter to ADOT on our behalf.
  • Thank you letter to Marlyn Van Keuren for her work in setting up a weekly food share for Beaver Creek.
 
 
Adjournment. The next meeting is at 3 PM on June 8, 2020 in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
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Food Boxes and Books, Covid Update 5/13/2020

Dear Neighbors
Food boxes are being delivered to Beaver Creek School for community pick up from 9:30 to 10:30 AM tomorrow (Thursday) thanks to Yavapai County Staff and coordination by Marlyn Van Keuren, District 2 Executive Assistant. It will be drive through with delivery to your vehicle. Yes, you may pick up for a friend, relative or neighbor. Just be prepared to give a name and number in the household for each box. Please call your neighbors who do not have Internet service and might not get this information. We do encourage neighbors to pick up and take care of the food for those who are at work and cannot make this time. If we should run out of food, we will take your name and get more on Friday.
The Beaver Creek Public Library (located next to BC School) is now open for curbside service from 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and form 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday. There will not be Saturday service for a while. Please call in or email your requests and arrange a pickup time. 928-567-4034. Registration for the Summer Reading Program for families ends on Friday. Detailed information is below. Please call 928-567-4034 for a registration form. There is a mailbox by the library door to receive registration forms.
The Yavapai County Community Health Service Update is below. Sadly, as of last weekend, Beaver Creek is no longer zero for confirmed COVID-19 cases. Free testing is again available at the Spectrum on Mingus. Last Saturday, one of our residents entered at 11:40 and exited after having been swabbed at 11:48 AM. There is also information regarding a rare but concerning threat to small children and a review of the drug Remdesivir.
Here is a link to the new Pandemic Unemployed Assistance for the self-employed, independent contractors and gig works. This just became available yesterday. https://pua.azdes.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
Enjoying the cooler weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
May 12 
th Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County reports 221 COVID-19 Cases, Additional Recoveries
Apache
744
Coconino
720
Cochise
43
Graham
20
Greenlee
2
Gila
19
La Paz
22
Maricopa
6,219
Mohave
207
Navajo
1,017
Pima
1,623
Pinal
636
Santa Cruz
51
Yavapai
221
Yuma
207
159,092 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with 11,736 positive cases and 562 deaths. Yavapai County has tested 5,320 residents (4,083 PCR tests, 1,237 antibody tests), 221 positives, 20 recovered, and deaths.  The YCCHS staff continue to critically assess test data. VVMC reports no hospitalizations from COVID-19, with 10 persons under investigation (PUI).  YRMC reports hospitalizations with COVID-19, PUIs on West Campus, on the East Campus.  The VA has no COVID-19 hospitalizations or PUIs.
New Developments in COVID-19:
Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome – Rare, but Concerning
The coronavirus has largely spared children. Most confirmed to be infected have had only mild symptoms, but pediatricians across the world have recently started to alert epidemiologists to cases of a new disease preliminarily named Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, which is likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parents need to be aware of this syndrome; however, they do not need to panic.
Symptoms can include fever, rash, reddish eyes, swollen lymph nodes and sharp abdominal pain. They do not usually include two common hallmarks of Covid-19: cough and shortness of breath.  The syndrome can bear some resemblance to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease, but as doctors learn more, they are emphasizing that the two conditions are not the same.
What is Remdesivir?  Remdesivir doesn’t cure coronavirus.  The experimental drug, which may speed up recovery from a COVID-19 infection, may be the best treatment we have against a virus that’s on a global rampage.  Late last week, the FDA authorized emergency use (AEU) of the antiviral drug, however no drugs are currently FDA-approved for treating COVID-19, and Remdesivir will still need formal approval. The move for AEU came on the heels of preliminary results from a clinical trial that found patients treated with Remdesivir had a 31 percent faster recovery than those who received a placebo. Average recovery was shortened to 11 days from 15 days, and the drug also slightly decreased the likelihood of dying from COVID-19.
Supply of Remdesivir is limited, and its currently reserved for the sickest COVID-19 patients – those with blood oxygen levels at or below 94 percent and who require supplemental oxygen.  The White House and FEMA have stepped in to help coordinate distribution.
·      For Yavapai County data and COVID-19 Resources for Re-Opening, www.yavapai.us/chs
·      The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103 M-F, 8-5.  Weekends, call 2-1-1.
Terri Farneti
Public Health Coordinator
Yavapai County Community Health Services
(928) 442-5596
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Food Update, Help Needed, Testing Blitz News 4/29/2020

Dear Neighbors
Our District 2 Supervisor and his Executive Assistant have alerted us to a need for volunteer assistance in the Mayer area of this district.  Starting tomorrow AM, there will be Food Shares at three locations every other week.  If you would like to help with this drive by food distribution, please be at the Mayer Elementary School, 12568 E Main Street by 8 AM for an hour and a half to serve those who come for food.  Or meet at the Ranch House parking lot at 7 AM if you would like a ride or want to convoy together.  The food is from St Mary’s Food Bank and packed and delivered by Manzanita Outreach.  A typical food box is shown.  
 
More information and a COVID 19 update is below, again provided by District 2.  Several readers have asked about testing without a Dr referral.  At last that is available at the Blitz sites, see below.  Preregistration may be made online for the Spectrum locations which will test the next three Saturdays, link below.
 
If you receive SSI and have a child, there is a May 5 deadline to complete requirements to receive the $500 stimulus payment for the child this year.  See below.
 
Guidelines for Opening up America and sources of economic information are also below.  Please share the information with friends and neighbors.  
 
Beaver Creek is still fortunate in having no COVID positive cases in our zip code.  
Stay Safe but continue to be a community,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Good morning District 2,
We have posted information for the public on our website,  www.yavapai.us/District2 including testing locations and food banks on our interactive map. Please feel free to contact us via email at  District2@yavapai.us if you have any questions or leave a voicemail on our office phone 928-771-3393.
Yavapai County Community Health Services  reported that we now have 80 COVID-19 Cases 68,813 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with 7,202 positive cases and 304 deaths. Yavapai County has tested 2,321 residents, with 2,241 tests negative and 80 positives, recovered, and 2 deaths.  The Epidemiologist received two additional cases overnight.  VVMC reports hospitalization from COVID-19, and 13 persons under investigation (PUI) as of yesterday afternoon. YRMC reports 3 hospitalizations with COVID-19, with 11 PUIs on West Campus, on the East Campus. The VA reports no COVID-19 
hospitalizations or PIUs.
Tests
For the next three Saturdays, Spectrum Healthcare will be participating in the Arizona  Testing Blitz  at their 651 Mingus Avenue address in Cottonwood, and in Prescott at 990 Willow Creek Road from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Go to  www.azhealth.gov/TestingBlitz  to pre-register to be tested.
YRMC is also participating in the “Blitz” – Free COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Clinic in Prescott Valley on May 2nd 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  at YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Center, 3262 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, Arizona. Testing will take place in the YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Center parking lot. Please use the main entrance from Windsong Drive.
For both locations, no physician order is necessary. Please bring identification in the form of a driver’s license. People who present for testing should wear a mask if possible.   Restrictions on testing have relaxed, so getting a COVID-19 test is an accurate way to go.
Verde Valley Medical Drive-Thru Testing – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  There is a drive-up COVID-19 collection site at VVMC to collect specimens. The site will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Financial Information
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Small Business Bootcamp Webinars –  In this challenging time for Arizona’s small businesses, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has instituted Small Business Bootcamp webinars.  The Bootcamp will provide daily touchpoint sessions featuring expertise from community business leaders over the next several weeks to connect with mentors, learn strategies to help navigate this uncertain environment, and prepare for a strong re-entry once the state begins our economic recovery process.  If interested, please see the information at their website
Social Security Administration and Congressman O’Halleran’s Office, Judy Sulltrop –  Please share the attached resource guide on Economic Impact Payments. Also attached are talking points (in English and Spanish) you may use in assisting SSI benefit recipients.  You can also find this resource, and more information, on our
Please also pay special attention if you assist SSI recipients:
  • Note the May 5th deadline-and the important necessary steps-for SSI recipients who did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return and who have a child to receive $500 economic impact payments now for their children.
  • How SSI recipients can and cannot receive these $500 economic impact payments now.
  • Missing the May 5 deadline will require the SSI recipient to wait until next year to file a tax year 2020 tax return to get those $500 payments.
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Marlyn Van Keuren
Executive Assistant
Supervisor Thomas Thurman
Yavapai County is sad to announce we have another death to report. 
 
The Yavapai County senior citizen who had underlying health conditions passed away on Monday, April 27.  YCCHS Director, Leslie Horton shared “My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends who are mourning this loss, and I wish them strength and peace during this difficult time.
This is another reminder to all of us to do what we can to protect our families, friends, and communities by following the recommendations that are created to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and future losses like this.  We all must do our part to protect those who are most vulnerable to this illness.”
From the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts.
These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. ·
All Vulnerable Individuals should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.
·     All individuals,
when in public, (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), should maximize physical distance from others. Social settings of more than 10 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided unless precautionary measures are observed.
·     Avoid
Socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing (e.g., receptions, trade shows)
Minimize unnecessary travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel.
The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center Thanks Yavapai College Aerospace Program
We would like to thank Yavapai College for the generous donation of face shields produced by the Aerospace Program staff.  First responders and frontline healthcare workers thank you too.
Thank you Judy Sulltrop (Office of Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)  AND Mayor German for sending the attached  DEMA update and information below.
 
Governor’s Office Updates:
  • The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is launching a new initiative – a Small Business Bootcamp & Resource Collective. The program will be a statewide initiative designed to help Arizona small businesses emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.
    • The Bootcamp will provide daily touchpoint sessions featuring expertise from community business leaders over the next several weeks to connect with mentors, learn strategies to help navigate this uncertain environment, and prepare for a strong re-entry once the state begins our economic recovery process.
    • Each session occurs daily from 9 – 10 a.m.
    • Tomorrow: Sources of Quick Cash. Register HERE.
    • Wednesday: Engaging with your Banker and Considering Alternative Sources of Funding. Register HERE.
  • Turf Paradise Race Course owner Jerry Simms has personally donated $1 million to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund; Turf Paradise also recently donated $25,000 worth of food to St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • HERE is a policy primer released today about Expanding Testing in Arizona
  • As a reminder: The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act signed into law last week extends funding for PPP. Small businesses should apply ASAP. View the participating lenders in Arizona HERE.
ADHS Updates:
  • ADHS continues to work to enhance testing within Arizona and participated on calls with the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Saturday and with Governor Ducey on a White House call this morning.
  • Today, ADHS, in partnership with Governor Ducey,  announced the Arizona Testing Blitz, a three-day event to increase COVID-19 testing in Arizona on May 2, May 9, and May 16. Partners for this event currently include Banner Health and Walgreens, although the list is expected to grow over the coming days. An up to date list of participating sites will be available at www.azhealth.gov/testingblitz.
  • Additional information about the process to resume elective surgeries per Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-32 is now posted online, including the exemption request form. We will share FAQs as they are available.
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eNews 4/10/2020

Dear Neighbors
Yes, there will be a food bank at Beaver Creek School tomorrow, Saturday, morning from 7:45 AM to 9 AM.  This time it will be a drive through at the front of the school.  There are generally fruit & veggies, meat, bread, and what ever St Mary’s Food Bank has for us.  Any one is welcome to participate.
On another note, the Yavapai County District 2 website has links and information on about everything that you would want to know about COVID-19 information, health services, county services, Arizona services, the Governor’s executive orders, etc.  Please scroll down because links from several days ago may be the ones that are useful for your needs or information.  http://www.yavapai.us/district2  
Big POBs (Pats on Back) and many thank you’s to Supervisor Thurman and his executive assistant Marlyn Van Keuren for their continuous hard work to keep us all up to date.  They do it almost daily.  And an additional thank you to Marlyn who drove around District 2, which is huge, on March 31 delivering gloves to those of us who are packing and distributing food from food banks.  We    her.
ready to go get food,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Good Afternoon, (April 9)
Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.
DISTRICT 2 UPDATE 
from Marlyn Van Keuren
  1. Press Release from the National Prescott Forest Service – guidelines for preventing the spread while enjoying the outdoors. See attached Responsible Recreation.
  2. Reminder from our Mayor Justice Court, that the courts are still open. Thank you Judge Rummer for your service.
  3. MAYOR’S VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING – For the Faith Based Community and Mental Health – The City of Prescott will hold a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Friday, April 10 from 1 -2:30 p.m. to discuss mental health services available for citizens, and resources offered by the faith-based community, via Zoom.   The panel of speakers includes Leslie Horton with YCCHS, April Rhodes, Spectrum; Bert Ijams, Meals on Wheels; Carole Benedict, US Vets; Jessi Hans, Coalition for Compassion & Justice; and Jason Price with Prescott Pastors Coalition.  To participate, join the Zoom meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/380013448, or Dial 1-253-215-8782.  Meeting ID: 380 013 448.
  4. Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizonans currently receiving food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to 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. See email for full Press Release.
  5. New Executive Order singed today to help boost medical staffing levels and provide certainty and liability protections to health care professionals serving on the front lines. The order provides protections to health care professionals treating patients during the COVID-19 health emergency, while also protecting patients against negligence or reckless misconduct. For more Go to Link on District 2 web page http://www.yavapai.us/district2  for all the Executive Orders.
  6. Yavapai County Business Assistance & Displaced Employees Community Forum
    April 14, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm (via Zoom)
In an effort to support Yavapai County Businesses and displaced workers navigate through the difficulties they are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis, this webinar will touch on the following items:
NACOG  – Unemployment & other resources for workers
SBDC – Overview of SBA loan programs available
ARIZONA@WORK - Jobs available & unemployment assistance
REDC – Online Job Fair
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YCCHS Briefing 4/7/2020

Dear Neighbors
From the previous YCCHS briefing: 
Yavapai County has experienced its first confirmed COVID-19 death.
The Yavapai County resident passed away on Saturday, April 4th. YCCHS Director, Leslie Horton shared “My heart is with the family, friends and neighbors as they grieve this loss. This sadness is shared by our entire county as we work together to do what we can to keep each other safe during this difficult time.
This is a reminder to all of us to do what we can to protect our families, friends, and communities by following the guidelines that are created to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and future tragedies like this. We all must do our part to protect those who are most vulnerable to this illness.”
Want to Help? A big way people can help is by donating any surgical masks, N95 respirators, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies they have. To donate these items to the Yavapai County EOC, please call 771-3321 or email josh.goldman@yavapai.us.
. . . . . the calendar crew  
April 7 
th Morning Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County stands at 57 Cases – No Additional Cases

Apache
28
Coconino
179
Cochise
9
Graham
2
Greenlee
1
Gila
3
La Paz
3
Maricopa
1,495
Mohave
23
Navajo
222
Pima
415
Pinal
120
Santa Cruz
5
Yavapai
57
Yuma
13
There have been 2,575 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 73 deaths reported in Arizona.  To date, 33,375 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19. 1,232 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with 1,175 tests being negative (95%).  There are now 57 cases in Yavapai County; 11 in Prescott, 10 in Prescott Valley, 9 in Sedona, 13 Other-Quad-Cities, 7 Cottonwood, 6 Other- Verde; unknown; 18 seniors 65+, 34 adults 18-64; 5 minors (0-17); 25 males, 32 females.  VVMC reports 1 hospitalization from COVID-19, with 6 persons under investigation.  YRMC reported 3 hospitalizations with COVID-19, with 11 persons under investigation on West Campus, 3 on the East Campus. Both hospitals report meeting the 50% capacity increase mandated by the Governor.
  • Yavapai Emergency Operations PPE Donations – see www.yavapai.us/chs
  • YCCHS limiting immunization appointments except for infant or respiratory vaccines.  771-3122.
  • Yavapai County WIC offers all services online or by phone to existing or new clients – call 771-3138.
  • The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103
  • COVID-19 information en español
How do I get infected with COVID-19?
Viral droplets transmitted from an infected person’s cough or sneeze enter through your nose, mouth or eyes – the usual entry points for respiratory viruses. Even if they don’t cough or sneeze directly on you, you may get the virus if you touch something an infected person recently touched and then touch your face, nose, mouth or eyes.  From there, it travels to the back of your nasal passages and to the mucous membranes in the back of your throat. That’s the place where symptoms – such as a sore throat and dry cough-often start.  Then the virus spreads down the airway passages to the lungs. When the lungs’ membranes become inflamed, it’s harder for them to work properly. In addition to causing problems in the lungs, the virus may also cause nausea, diarrhea or indigestion if it infects cells in the gastrointestinal system.
It can take as few as two or as many as 14 days after being exposed to the COVID-19 for the first symptom to develop. The first symptom of COVID-19 is usually a fever. Then come respiratory symptoms, like a dry cough and shortness of breath, that often turn into pneumonia.  The worst cases often lead to respiratory failure, which could result in death.
For Employment & Financial Assistance and More:
https://arizonatogether.org/ and en español: https://arizonatogether.org/es/
For more information, see www.yavapai.us/chs
Terri Farneti
Public Health Coordinator
Yavapai County Community Health Services
(928) 442-5596
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AZ Business Webinar 4/7/2020

AZ Businesses, if you miss this webinar but are interested, please go to the registration site for further information on upcoming information and previous content.
Arizona Commerce Authority will present the second webinar in their COVID-19 series
Workforce Continuity & Strategy
TODAY: TUESDAY APRIL 7TH @ 2PM

This informational sessions is designed to provide guidance, tools and resources to all of Arizona’s businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The Arizona Commerce Authority will join experts from the Small Business Administration, their Office of Economic Opportunity team, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security to discuss how to:

  • Avoid employee furloughs and strategize alternative options
  • Navigate the Payroll Protection Program and the impact on your cash flow by rehiring your previously laid-off employees
  • Address federal and state guidelines on reduced work hours due to COVID-19 and UI eligibility
  • Connect with the Department of Economic Security and Office of Economic Opportunity to support employees
 
Click Here to Register for the Webinar: https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/webinars/
  •  confirmation email with the Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If the confirmation email is not received, please email events@azcommerce.com.
Please visit Azcommerce.com/covid-19 and Arizonatogether.org for more information.
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Books!

Dear Neighbors
“This is an email from our Beaver Creek Librarians about finding books to read that are out in the little lending libraries within our Rimrock/Lake Montezuma/McGuireville community.  These are the ones that were originally sponsored by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  Folks visiting the little libraries should gather items wearing kitchen dishwashing gloves or other gloves, place them in bags and quarantine the items for 3 days, then put on gloves again and wipe the items off with lysol sprayed on a paper towel or disinfecting wipes containing alcohol.  We are quarantining books in the library in this way.”
from Stuart, Lora and Beth -The Beaver Creek Librarians miss our patrons and remind everyone to ‘social distance, wash hands and stay healthy!’.”
The Beaver Creek Adult Center library is open from 9 AM to Noon, Monday through Friday.  Gloves and wipes are available to use and anyone is welcome to borrow books or movies.
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Little Lending Libraries Beaver Creek Area   As of 6/2017
Rimrock: Intersection of Towers Dr. and Goldmine Rd.
                Steward: Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
                Builder: Mike Schmitz
    
Lake Montezuma: 3700 block, Montezuma Ave.
               Stewards: Ron and Darla Melcher
              Builder: Mike Schmitz
 
                                 4100 block, Pine Dr.
                 Stewards: Kenn and Lora Trout
                Builder: Mike Schmitz
 
                                 4000 block, Yuma Circle
                 Steward: Louise Fitzgerald
                 Builder: Randy
 
                                 4200 Block, E. Shade Rd. (The Haven)
                Steward: Annie Jackson
                Builder: Mike Schmitz
 
McGuireville: Feed Store
                 Steward: Gary Savage
 
Friends of Beaver Creek Library encourages placing little lending libraries throughout our community. Want more info? Talk to FBCL Board members and/or visit
www.LittleFreeLibary.org.                                 
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YC Health Services Update 4/1/2020

Dear Neighbors

Yavapai County has 31 Cases of COVID-19; First Minor
. . . . . the calendar crew  
For Immediate Release
4/1/2020 3:52 PM
For further information, contact: Terri Farneti, Public Health Coordinator
928.442.5596
April 1st Afternoon Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County has 31 Cases of COVID-19; First Minor
21,058 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19.   619 residents have been tested in Yavapai County, with  591 tests being negative. We now have  31 positive cases in Yavapai County , 19 residents in the Quad-Cities area, and  12 in the Verde Valley area have been affected; 13 seniors 65+, 17 adults 18-64; 1 minor. 17 males, 14 females.  YRMC has reported 2 of the 3 patients hospitalized have been discharged, so only 1 remains in the hospital. The YCCHS Epidemiologist will be following up with the released patients as they recover at home.
·       COVID-19 is widespread in Arizona.  Everyone should assume COVID-19 is in their community.
·       The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103
·       COVID-19 Hotline call 2-1-1 from 8 to 8 p.m. each day of the week
·       COVID-19 information en español   and Governor’s site:  https://arizonatogether.org/es
Governor Ducey’s Executive Order – Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected through 4/30
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order is in effect requiring residents to stay home unless they have an urgent need to go out for specific allowable purposes – such as grocery shopping, trips to the pharmacy or the bank, and to periodically exercise at a space of six feet apart from others.  The Attorney General has stated law enforcement’s goal is to educate and inform, however by state statute this order can be enforced, with an opportunity to comply.   Here’s the link to the Executive Order.
COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night at 6:00 p.m.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has announced plans for a statewide town hall meeting that will air on all the state’s television stations.  It will be an hour-long conversation about the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no live audience at the town hall. However, members of the public can submit “virtual questions” in advance through local television and media outlets across the state.
City of Prescott is hosting a Small Business Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 3 @ 1:00 p.m.
Mayor Mengarelli will host a virtual “Town Hall Meeting” for Prescott’s small business owners from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. via Zoom.  This meeting will give local business owners the opportunity to receive updates from representatives of local government, the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center, Northern Arizona Council of Governments, and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Participants can ask questions regarding the Governor’s Executive Orders.  Go to  www.prescott.az-gov/city-management/communications/covid-19 for the details.
Today is Census Day:   Make sure you and your family are counted!  https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/census-day.html
For up-to-date information, visit our website:   www.yavapai.us/chs .
Bryan Thomas
Crime Prevention Specialist
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
255 E. Gurley St. Prescott,  AZ 86301
(928) 777-7223

Local Closings and Transportation Update 3/30/2020

Dear Neighbors
Posted by Keith Leaman
Today our governor announced that public and charter school districts would remain closed through the end of the semester. He also announced a statewide Stay-at-Home executive order which will be in effect at least through April 30. Essential services for groceries and medicine are exempt from this. Restaurants may continue to offer take out. Many other services that are transportation related, social or medical service related, infrastructure and/or production related are also exempt. He recommends enjoying the outdoors at a safe social distance from others. This order goes into effect Tuesday at 5 PM.
This week we are fortunate to still have three local restaurants offering cooked meals for take-out: Robbie’s, 592-9191, El Patio, 592-0340, and Thai Garden, 592-9117. X Marks the Spot still has fresh food available, 567-4225. Our auto services, three gas stations w/minimarts, and Dollar stores remain open. Montezuma Dental is open for emergencies only. Canyon Medical is offering telemed and phone appointments and considering other. Please practice distancing at these venues while helping some of our small businesses stay afloat.
Yavapai Apache Transit, Cottonwood Area Transit and Beaver Creek Transit are all still running. CAT services are free during the COVID-19 outbreak, YAT is $1.25, and BC Transit is free although donations are gratefully accepted. BC Transit provides rides throughout the Verde Valley for food, medical and banking. Seniors and those with disabilities have priority and we take others as driver availability permits. We p/u prescriptions from area pharmacies, p/u orders from Walmart, and both deliver food bags and drive residents to food banks.
BCT is driving every Tuesday and Friday late afternoon to the Food Share in Camp Verde with rider pickups starting at 3:30 PM or will gladly p/u and deliver a food bag for those who have no transportation or need to stay home. First come first served, 301-2749. Multiple vehicles can be sent. The free local shuttle runs every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM stopping near the YAT signs. Beaver Creek Transit will also take local residents who need a lift to the nearest YAT stop during the week.
 And how’s the Census going? So far only 25% of Arizona households have completed it. “Everyone can complete the Census at https://my2020census.gov/. Ten Questions, Ten Minutes. Completely Confidential and 100% Secure.” Although self-response has been extended to August 14, please get it done now. No need to wait.
Important resources:
  • Beth Franklin, 928-567-4034, Beaver Creek Library Coordinator, recommends trying out Ancestry for an interesting project while you are at home. Yavapai County Free Library District has made this program free to the public. Find it at www.ycfld.org .
  • Karin Ward, Beaver Creek School Superintendent, forwards that Suddenlink is offering to provide free Internet services for students for 60 days at locations that it serves. Families can call 1-800-251-7313 to talk to a representative. It should take about 5-7 days to establish the connection.
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Food Share Pick Up Information
 
Bread of Life Food Share: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30 PM to 6 PM at 51 E Holloman St, Camp Verde. This is a drive-thru service. Please use the entry route across from ACE Hardware. A map is below.
Cancelled Monday, 3/23: The Bread of Life Pop Up Food Share is from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 3705 E Beaver Creek Rd, in Rimrock behind the Rimrock Post Office.
7th Day Adventist Church Food Bank: Every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to Noon at 1406 N Boothill Dr in Camp Verde.
Kiwanis Clothes Closet Food Share: Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in front of shop at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.
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