Redistricting Message from Supervisor Donna G. Michaels, Ph.D.
The Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) will be making decisions about Arizonans’ future voting districts. Voting districts determine what district a resident will vote in for representation in the United States Congress and the Arizona State Legislature. Redistricting is necessary as it reviews any population changes from the last ten years, based on Census data, and creates districts of equal population. | Preamble and Position
The CDC Encourages Parents to Help Protect Your Child and Your Family
The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized by the FDA and the CDC for emergency use for children 12 years of age and older. Some parents have already made plans for their adolescents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Understandably, some parents want more information before their children receive a vaccine. The CDC encourages parents with questionsto talk to your child’s healthcare provider or your family doctor to learn more about the vaccine. | May 14 Update
Guardrail Construction and Improvements in Cornville and Prescott
Arizona Highway Safety Specialists, Inc., in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing guardrail construction and improvements on Cornville Road in the Cornville area and Iron Springs Road in the Prescott area. Construction will begin May 3, 2021, and continue through June 14, 2021. | PRESS RELEASE
Chip Seal Roadwork in Various Areas of Yavapai County
Please be advised that Cactus Asphalt, in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing chip seal and fog seal operations on various roads and neighborhoods in Yavapai County. The areas include Village of Oak Creek, Verde Village, Seligman, Prescott Country Club, Prescott Valley, Prescott South West, Prescott, Groom Creek, Granite Gardens, Diamond Valley, Cottonwood, Cornville, and Cordes Lakes. | PRESS RELEASE
FDA and CDC Lift the Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined thatthe recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson& Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume. “After recommending a pause out of an abundance of caution, we join our federal partners in encouraging everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 with the vaccine available to you,” ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ said. “Arizonans can be confident that all COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use, including the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, have undergone a thorough review for safety and efficacy. The federal review will continue on all of the vaccines as more people are vaccinated.” | April 26 Update
April 23rd Update
Since taking office, I have worked hard to make sure you have ample opportunities to get the #COVID19 vaccine. That includes working with Spectrum Healthcare and helping them find the right sites for their mobile vaccination events. Each POD event gets more Yavapai County residents #vaccinated against #COVID19. | April 23 Update
State-Run POD in Flagstaff open to All AZ Residents with Pfizer Vaccine
The state-run point of dispensing (POD) launched Monday at NAU's University Union Fieldhouse. This indoor vaccination site will operate seven days a week from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments can be made by visiting https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov or calling 1-844-542-8201. Both have resources available in English and Spanish. Walk-ins are welcome, as well. | April 23 Update
Over 61,500 Yavapai County Residents Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19
Arizona overall has administered close to 4.5 million doses of vaccine, with over 1.9 million people fully vaccinated. Over 85,000 Yavapai County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine or 36.7% of the population. At this time, first dose appointments can only be made through pharmacies, second dose appointments will continue at the Spectrum Healthcare Vaccine Stations and YRMC points of dispensing (PODs) through May 15th. For a list of pharmacies offering the vaccine, visit the vaccine information page at: https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccine-Appointments. For assistance with making appointments, call the Yavapai County Phone Bank 928-442-5103. April 19 Update
Yavapai County remains in Moderate Transmission of COVID-19
Arizona is averaging 636 new COVID-19 cases per day, a drop of 21 percent from the March numbers. Another sign of good news: Arizona’s seven-day case rate per 100,000 people ranked 46th Friday among all states and territories, after ranking first and second for much of January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker. April 8 Update
Your Yavapai County District 3 Update: Jerome Slide Mitigation Project Underway
At the heart of my commitment to District 3 is constituent service; helping the residents of the district access the services you need to improve quality of life and ensure the well-being and safety of our community. One example of helping our residents is a Department of Public Works project taking place in the town of Jerome along Jerome-Perkinsville Road. | April 6 Update
American Rescue Plan Fact Sheet
March 17, 2021 - The White House released this American Rescue Plan fact sheet about the impacts in Arizona as well as the Plan's impact on health care costs and coverage, including examples of cost savings. View the American Rescue Plan for Arizona.
How to Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Spring
March 30, 2021 - A little more than one in six people in the United States or 15.6% of the population have been fully immunized. Arizona has administered over 3.3 million doses of vaccine, with 29.1% of the population receiving at least one dose of vaccine - Yavapai County is at 29.3%. Federal guidance on post-vaccination is still emerging, but at this point it has been deemed that fully vaccinated people can safely gather with other fully vaccinated people inside without masks is encouraging.
It hasn’t been determined how long the protection given by the existing COVID-19 vaccines lasts, or whether the vaccinated can still transmit the virus to the unvaccinated. Data so far suggests that these vaccines provide meaningful protection against more transmissible variants of the virus, but measures like wearing a mask and keeping a distance from others in public places will remain crucial to stop their spread in the first place. | PBS News “How to Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Summer"