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Stay Informed About COVID-19

The City of Tucson has created and maintains a COVID-19 website that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.

Rio Nuevo Offers Economic Relief Assistance Program

The Rio Nuevo board recently approved a $2.5 million stimulus package to provide funding assistance to locally operated small businesses within the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will assist in providing funds for employee payroll, rent, utilities, and other hardships small businesses may be experiencing during this crisis.

Tucson Water Continues Delivery of Safe and Secure Water

Tucson Water assures customers that their water is safe and that they can continue to use and drink water from their taps as usual. There is no need for people to hoard bottled water from stores.

Coronavirus has not been found in properly disinfected drinking water. Tucson Water uses sodium hypochlorite as a standard disinfectant for its water supply, which has been shown to be effective against viruses and bacteria.

Department of Transportation and Mobility Awarded Safety Grant

The Federal Highway Administration’s Highway Safety Improvement Program recently awarded $7.8 million in funding to the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility to help significantly reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.

Projects include five miles of new street lighting, 10 pedestrian HAWK signals, and traffic signal upgrades at 62 intersections. Design work on the projects are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2022, with the improvements slated to begin the following fall.

Paul's Note, April 10th, 2020

It might be hard to remember with everything else going on, but it is census month. Filling out the census is crucial for our community. Every person that doesn’t fill out the census means a loss of $1,979 for our region, according to the Pima Association of Governments.

Health Care Workforce Housing Available During Pandemic

In an effort to overcome the spread of COVID-19 through effective social distancing, reduced rate housing, Airbnbs, and hotels in Southern Arizona are available. The spaces apply to front line health care workers and emergency medical staff who are in direct contact with COVID-19 patients and plan to self-quarantine for the safety of their loved ones.

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