This page is designed to provide our community access to the latest information and resources in one convenient location to be up to date and prepared for the coronavirus, COVID-19. We are not health experts - the information and guidance for public health, found on this page, comes from our local, state, and federal public health experts and their departments web pages. The information and guidance is changing rapidly! Please check the web pages regularly for updated information.
Voluntary COVID-19 Testing for City Employees, COT Employee Household Family Member, and Contract Employee Testing Now Available
All City of Tucson employees, their household family members, and contract employees can now be voluntarily tested for COVID-19 through our contracted medical providers (Employees, their household family members, and contract employees who use contracted providers will incur no out-of-pocket expense).
Click this link to learn more.
CITY OF TUCSON RESOURCE LINE
The City Service Impacts Hotline, (520) 791-2540, is active now. Please call with questions about how City business is being conducted during this community emergency. Call takers are available for both English and Spanish speakers.
If you have questions about your business, please call the City's Small Business Assistance Line at (520) 837-4100. The Economic Initiatives team is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or submit questions and comments any time using the Small Business Assistance Form.
EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND PROCLAMATIONS
On June 29, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey signs executive order 2020-43 "Pausing of Arizona's Reopening, Slowing the Spread of COVID-19" creating new State-wide restrictions on public gatherings and the operations of certain businesses. Follow this link to learn more.
On June 18, 2020 Mayor Regina Romero signs Proclamation Declaring Continuing Emergency and Declaring Regulations and Advisories Necessary for Public Safety and Protection of Life and to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
On June 8, 2020 Mayor Regina Romero signs Proclamation Declaring Continuing Emergency
On May 4, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey signs executive order reporting by Nursing Care Institutions, Residential Care Institutions, [CF-IIDs and DDcMedical Group Homes To Residents and Families Regarding COVID-19 Executive Order
Governor Ducey announced a new statewide hotline that will provide answers for coronavirus concerns in both English and Spanish. The hotline is administered by 2-1-1 Arizona and the Crisis Response Network and will offer a place to answer questions and concerns from Arizona residents about COVID-19. The line will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona. More information can also be found at 211arizona.org/covid-19
We Are One / Somos Uno Resiliency Business Loan Program
The We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund managed by the Business Development Finance Corportation (BDFC) has zero percent loans available for Tucson small businesses. Since the loan program rolled out in April, more than $300,000 of the $1 million authorized by the Tucson Mayor and City Council to assist local small businesses has been awarded.
The remainder of the funds will be allocated for direct loans to businesses that are minority-, women-, veteran-, or disability-owned and/or located in low-to-moderate income areas. To be eligible for the Tucson Resiliency Loan Funds, a business must be located within the Tucson city limits and have a valid City of Tucson business license or be registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission in good standing.
The deadline to apply is midnight, Tuesday, May 26. For more information on these loan programs, go to the websites linked above or contact the City of Tucson Small Business Hotline at (520) 837-4100