COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 17
Arizona Department of Health Services — includes state related information about the illness and where to get a test.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – federal information on the COVID-19 crisis.
HOUSING, FOOD & 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.
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.
24/7 Hotline Number: 602-264-4357
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 Customer Assistance: 602-236-8888
• APS COVID-19 Information: 602-371-7171
EDUCATION INFORMATION & FOOD SERVICES THROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
All public schools in District 17 are providing food services for any child under 18 years old. Please see specific district websites for details.
OTHER GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
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.
U.S. Congressmen serving the Arizona State Legislative District 17 area:
• Congressman Greg Stanton (CD9)
• Congressman Andy Biggs (CD5)
• Senator Sinema
• Senator McSally
What to do if your driver’s license is expiring – Here is text from the Motor Vehicle Services 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.”