A Message from Congressman Schweikert
Below is the latest notice for our offices:
Our Scottsdale and Washington, D.C. Offices are available to assist constituents through phone calls and email.
We encourage constituents to submit casework requests online or leave a voicemail for our office at (480) 946-2411 with your name and telephone number so we can get back to you.
Decision Tools from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC):
Helpful Resources for Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance
- To apply for Unemployment Insurance: Arizona Department of Economic Security
- Arizona Together - Resources from Governor Doug Ducey for individuals, businesses, and more!
- Maricopa County Human Resources COVID-19 Response.
- Employee Paid Leave Resources.
- Employer Paid Leave Resources.
- Paid Leave Frequently Asked Questions & Answers.
- How Much Paid Leave Can Employees Take?
Helpful Resources for Arizona Businesses Affected by COVID-19
- Small Business Resources and Information from Congressman Schweikert - updated frequently.
- U.S. Treasury Paycheck Protection Program Information and Resources.
- SBA Paycheck Protection Program Information and Resources.
- City of Scottsdale Small Business Assistance Center.
- U.S. Small Business Administration Resources and Information.
- Information on the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program for Small and Mid-size Businesses.
Helpful Resources from the IRS
- Check the IRS website frequently for updates.
- IRS has the "Get Your Payment" tool available to track your Economic Impact Payment Status.
- If you did not file Direct Deposit information with the Get My Payment tool, you can expect your Economic Impact Payment on a prepaid debit card.
- Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here to receive Economic Impact Payment.
How to Help - Companies With Medical Supples, Equipment, and Services
Vendors and suppliers may register with the Arizona Procurement Portal should they wish to offer proposals of goods or services directly to the State of Arizona.
- The State of Arizona is asking those who share offers of key resources directly related to the COVID-19 response to do so through a questionnaire process. If you would like to submit your offer, please fill out the COVID-19 Response Offer Form.
- To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please email specifics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide details on what you are offering.
- If you are a private company that wants to provide a product related to COVID-19 response, email email@example.com.
- If you are a hospital or other company in need of medical supplies, contact your state Department of Public Health and/or Emergency Management.
Helpful Resources from Our Public Health Officials
Arizona Department of Health Services - (602) 542-1025.
Maricopa County Public Health - (602) 506-6900.
Coronavirus Tracker - Johns Hopkins University.
Helpful Resources from the Social Security Administration
- Social Security Administration Coronavirus webpage - (note, you can subscribe to receive alerts when page is updated).
- Phone numbers for SSA field offices - Or you can always call SSA’s 800 number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
- Inspected General Warns Public About Social Security Benefit Suspension Scam.
Helpful Resources from the State Department Regarding Travel
- The Department of State recommends that Americans traveling overseas register with their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov . By doing so, they can directly receive the latest alerts from the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest their location about the current COVID-19 situation there.
- Constituents with a COVID-19 virus-related emergency overseas can contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate or call the Department of State’s 24/7 assistance call center at 1-888-407-4747 (within the U.S. or Canada) or 1-202-501-4444 (from overseas). They should also consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and please see the CDC’s latest recommendations on what we can all do to reduce our risk of contracting COVID-19.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
Wear a face covering when leaving your home.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Stay up to date on vaccinations, including the influenza vaccine.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain at least six feet of distance from anyone exhibiting obvious symptoms.
Stay home when you are sick.
CDC recommends that people wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19.
5 Questions: Stanford scientists on COVID19 Face Masks
- How to best clean and disinfect your home right now.
- How to clean and disinfect your home when someone is sick.
- Cleaning and disinfecting your facility when someone is sick.
- Data Visualization from the CDC.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website has daily for updates on COVID-19 tests.
- Local Arizona COVID-19 Testing Locations
- CVS COVID-19 Testing Location Finder
- CDC provides recommendations on postponing or canceling travel. A list of destinations with travel notices is available here.
What is Congress doing?
Congress has passed critical legislation to provide federal funding to combat the virus. I voted in favor of all three emergency response packages. The first spending package will support our state and local health officials, provide essential research and development for a vaccine, and financial assistance for our local businesses. We are also in constant communication with the FDA and private sector to expedite the availability of testing. Arizona will receive close to $12 million in funding for COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Included in the spending package is a provision from my bill with Congressman Mike Thompson in the CONNECT for Health Act to provide the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the authority to ensure health care services are available through telehealth during a disaster or emergency.
The second spending package passed by the House helped to fund free testing for COVID-19, refundable tax credits for small businesses to help them pay for the wages for employees infected with COVID-19, food security, and support paid leave policies for those infected. There are still ongoing conversations for additional economic stimulus packages in Congress.
The third spending deal reached will protect Arizona’s workers, businesses, and economy. The stimulus package will provide immediate assistance to individuals out of work, resources for small businesses who had to close their door to help protect the health of our community, increased funding for our health care workers on the front lines, and provisions to help stimulate our economy.