COVID19 Resources - Kelli Butler for Arizona

COVID19 Resources

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

 

HEALTH INFORMATION:

Arizona Department of Health Services - includes state related information about the illness and where to get a test.

https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

Hotline - 1-844-542-8201

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - federal information on the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

 


HOUSING, FOOD AND NECESSITIES:

AZ Department of Economic Security (DES) Services – DES has set up a specific COVID-19 page with information and phone numbers. Please note that information for unemployment insurance benefits are provided on this website.

These services include unemployment insurance benefits, services for the developmentally disabled, the Arizona early intervention program, cash, medical and nutrition assistance (food stamps), child case assistance, short-term crisis service and mortgage assistance.               

https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus

 

Health-e-Arizona PLUS – Online application for nutrition assistance (food stamps), Medicaid (AHCCCS) and cash assistance.

https://www.healthearizonaplus.gov/Default/Default.aspx#

Telephone assistance for the application - 1-855-432-7587

 

Arizona 211 – Arizona 211 has compiled a great list of resources in one place. Individuals can either call 211 from their phone or browse their website.

https://211arizona.org/

 

Community Action Agencies (CAA) – CAAs offer a wide variety of services including rental assistance and general casework.

https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/community-action-agencies

 

The Senior Help Line – The Senior Help Line is the top resource for Arizona’s seniors and elderly. The hotline operates 24/7 and has a great library of resources to pull from.

https://www.aaaphx.org/program-services/24-hour-senior-help-line/

24/7 Hotline Number - 602-264-4357

 

Food banks – This is a directory of food banks provided through the Arizona Food Bank Network.

http://www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/foodbank/

 

Utilities and bill pay – Many utilities are offering assistance with bills including delayed shut offs for people who can’t afford to pay. You will need to call each specific company and inquire about what may be available to assist you.

SRP - https://www.srpnet.com/about/customer-assistance.aspx- 602-236-8888

APS - https://www.aps.com/en/About/Our-Company/Our-Commitment-to-Safety/COVID-19 - 602-371-7171

 

Eviction assistance – The Arizona Department of Housing offers limited eviction assistance in certain zip codes, please refer to this website for further information.

https://housing.az.gov/general-public/eviction-prevention-assistance

 

Arizona landlord/tenant program – The landlord tenant program is provided through the City of Phoenix.

https://www.phoenix.gov/nsd/programs/landlord-tenant-counseling

 


EDUCATION INFORMATION AND FOOD SERVICES THROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Public Schools – The AZ Department of Education has guidance for parents and schools on their website.

https://www.azed.gov/communications/2020/03/10/guidance-to-schools-on-covid-19/

 

All public schools in District 28 are providing food services for any child under 18 years old. Please see specific district websites for details:

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 28 PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION:

Phoenix Union High School 

Glendale Unified School District

Paradise Valley Unified School District

Scottsdale Unified School District

Washington Elementary School District

Madison Elementary School District

Creighton School District

 


OTHER GOVERNMENT RESOURCES:

The Governor’s Office – For questions specific to what the Governor is doing or Governor’s executive orders, please refer them to the Governor’s website.

https://azgovernor.gov/

 

City of Phoenix - information about impacted services;

https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054

 

Small businesses in need of help – The Arizona Commerce Authority has set up a webpage with business specific resources.

https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/

 


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSE:

What is the federal government doing? – For any questions related to the federal government and any aid they may approve, please contact your Congressional members. Please note that until a bill passes at the federal level, agencies don’t know how it’ll affect benefits including social security, Medicaid and food stamps.

Arizona Senators:

Senator Sinema - https://www.sinema.senate.gov/

Senator McSally - https://www.mcsally.senate.gov/

 

U.S. Congressmen serving the Arizona State Legislative District 28 area:

Congressman Greg Stanton (CD9): https://stanton.house.gov/covid-19-resources

Congressman David Schweikert (CD6): https://schweikert.house.gov/novel-coronavirus-resources-and-information





ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

MVD, my driver’s license is expiring –Here is text from the MVD website:

“Driver License renewal requirements are extended six months from the expiration date for all Arizona driver licenses and driving permits that expire between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020.

For example, if a driver license expires on March 20, 2020, the new expiration date will be September 20, 2020.

Requirements to submit a medical clearance card for a commercial driver license are extended until September 1, 2020.”

Full text can be found here:

https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicle-services