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.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is creating a new fund to help small businesses and the community get relief from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
The 25-cent convenience fee charged to users of the City of Tucson’s GoTucson Parking mobile app when they purchase time at parking meters in the Downtown, 4th Avenue, and Main Gate/University areas will be waived through May 31, 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.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero joined other mayors of Southern Arizona and the chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors in releasing a public service announcement urging Arizonans not to congregate at public parks during upcoming Easter and Passover celebrations.
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.