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.
Join 9-year-old Jamie as she shows you some fun things to do while you're at home. From training your dog, to doing math, you'll get some good tips to keep the boredom away.
For more fun activities to occupy your children, visit the City of Tucson's Kids Corner page.
Remember that it's census time. Please make sure to fill out the form. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials have come up with a list of common questions and answers:
I did not respond to the 2020 Census on April 1, 2020. Is it too late to participate?
Tucson Parks and Recreation is reminding the community to not gather in parks this Easter weekend. As a reminder, the City has temporarily closed all ramadas, gazebos, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, courts for basketball, bocce, tennis, and volleyball, as well as horseshoe pits and splash pads. People should refrain from large gatherings and picnics in the park.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and United States Attorney Michael Bailey announced yesterday, April 8, the formation of a joint federal, state, and local task force to combat coronavirus-related fraud in Arizona. The task force combines a dozen partners across the state to share information and better protect Arizona citizens.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors this week appointed Betty Villegas to fill the remainder of Richard Elías' term in District 5. That term expires in December.
Elías, who served as chairman of the board, passed away on March 28. Villegas is a Tucson native and a 23-year Pima County employee, who retired in 2018 as the County’s affordable housing director. She is not among those who filed to run in the 2020 election for the District 5 seat. Villegas assumes her duties immediately.
To help the public locate restaurants and food businesses offering takeout and/or delivery, Pima County has created Pima Eats, a website and Facebook page that links to area eateries and food take-out delivery directories. The sites also include safety tips, reminders, and precautions for take-out and drive-through food orders, food safety, and payment options.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday, April 8, announced the Arizona Department of Economic Security was awarded $9.8 million in federal funding for emergency food assistance to low-income individuals, including seniors. Of the funding, $7.34 million will be dedicated to purchasing food, and $2.5 million will be used to help maximize the coordination and ability of regional food banks to store and distribute the food.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has temporarily authorized Tucson restaurants to sell packaged food, fresh produce, paper goods, and cleaning supplies to customers without changes to current Certificates of Occupancy or business licenses. Consistent with the Governor's Executive Order issued yesterday, the policy will be assessed for renewal every two weeks.