Weekly COVID-19 Update - April 30, 2020

Published Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:30pm

Employee Update

April 30, 2020

We asked Dr. Gonzales to share his vision for Maricopa 2.0 and what the future looks like for our System.

Watch the Q&A here >

Updates from our System

Small Business Development Center

The Maricopa SBDC continues to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. SBDC is currently accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans and encourages all small business owners to apply for assistance.

Find a number of small business resources here >

Last Chance for Open Enrollment

Eligible employees have until Friday, May 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. to ensure all benefit elections are made and submitted.

Need help navigating HCM?

Find the Quick Reference Guide here >

Have further questions or need assistance?

Contact MCCCD Benefits here >

Governing Board Work Session

Missed yesterday's virtual work session? All members of the Maricopa community can view previous Governing Board meetings and the latest virtual work sessions on the Governing Board’s YouTube Channel.

View the April 28th Work Session here >

From the Colleges

Phoenix College uses innovative ways to make a difference in the lives of our medical professionals. Learn how the college 3D printed protective masks for frontline workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Read the full story from Phoenix College here >


Emotional Wellness

Achieving emotional balance can lay the foundation for total body well-being. Learn how you can prioritize your emotional wellness during these unprecedented times.

Read the full article 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.

Susan Stovall

GateWay Community College

“Life can be easier if we plan for the worst, hope for the best, and if it's somewhere in the middle, dance and be happy!”

Kimberly Golis

Glendale Community College

“For years technology has been blamed for keeping us apart and replacing human interaction but now it's technology that's keeping up together.”

Becky Bradley

Scottsdale Community College

"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Maya Angelou

Debbie Holexa

Mesa Community College

"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." - Mary Oliver

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