Bi-weekly COVID-19 Update - April 21, 2020

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:00pm

Employee Update

April 21, 2020

Today, Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales shares an important update for our System.

Listen to the audio message here >

Updates from our System

HR Policy and Process Updates

As we continue to respond to COVID-19 there are several policies and processes that have been updated to ensure we are responding to employee’s needs.

View the Bereavement Leave Policy Amendment here >

View the Bereavement Leave Policy Amendment FAQs here >

Governing Board Work Session

The Maricopa community is welcome to view/or listen to the Governing Board Work Session on Tuesday, April 28 beginning at 4:00 pm.

To attend the virtual meeting:
Follow this link, enter your name, and email address and select “Join by browser.” Please follow the onscreen instructions to view the event.

To join solely by audio conference:
By phone, simply dial: +1-408-418-9388 followed by the meeting access code 261 412 830 # #.

Benefits Open Enrollment

Open enrollment continues now through Friday, May 1, 2020. During this period, eligible employees have the opportunity to enhance their benefit plan.

View the Benefits Open Enrollment Booklet here >

View the Benefits Health Vendors Live Webinar Series here >


Maricopa Wellness is proud to present a new and ongoing series that will focus on the eight dimensions of wellness. Today we kick off the #YouMatter series with Physical Wellness.

Read the full article and learn how to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine here >

A Moment of Positivity

Collectively, we are always looking for ways to keep our community together. No matter what you are feeling, here’s to hoping these short quotes of inspiration from our colleagues help brighten your day.

Kevin Bilder

Academic & Student Affairs

"Even though we have been faced with unprecedented challenges, we have demonstrated our ability to come together and accomplish extraordinary things. We continue to support and inspire each other, so we can support our students and our communities. Every day, we are writing history and all of us are heroes in this story.”

Colette Nichols

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

“Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.” - Indra Nooyi

Trina Hillery

Mesa Community College

“Be Careful, not Fearful”

Have words of encouragement or an inspirational quote you’d like to share? Send them to us here.

Local and National Resources

Arizona Department of Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maricopa County Public Health

Arizona Together