As our community continues to navigate this crisis, I just wanted to remind you that my staff is still working remotely as the office is closed until further notice. We will do our best to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Small businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus can apply online for a low-interest federal disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Pima Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering free help to complete the loan application.
The Pima County One-Stop Career Center is operating a special hotline to help people who are now unemployed because of COVID-19. The hotline, (520) 724-5735, is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Spanish-speaking staff is available to help. You can leave a message if the call goes to voicemail, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Multiple businesses and organizations in Tucson are getting creative to ensure everyone in the community has access to food during this time.
An evolving list is available that includes information about free food assistance, discounted meals, food pickup, senior citizen accommodations, and even how you can help serve those in need and support local businesses and food producers during this time.
The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives (ConnectTucson) is conducting an online survey for business owners to see how the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic is affecting their businesses and the community as a whole. The aggregate results of the 10-minute survey will be used to inform local and state elected officials, government agencies, and others of the economic and human impact of COVID-19 in Tucson.
A 54-year-old woman died from coronavirus early this week, making her the first fatal case in Pima County. The family is sharing its story and urging the community to take this pandemic seriously, wanting the death to "mean something and help show Tucson what is happening and the severity of it.”
The woman's symptoms began with a fever and quickly developed into back pain and then into trouble breathing. No one else in the family has developed any symptoms, but the woman’s children and husband are now under quarantine for at least 14 days from her death.
It’s more important than ever to support our local business owners, while we all try to navigate through this hard time. Here is a list of local businesses located right here in Ward 4.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday voted to urge Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to issue an Executive Order to force stricter actions to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in our state, including the issuance of a shelter-in-place order, which would direct the closure of non-essential operations throughout Arizona.
Mayor and Council also endorsed Tucson Mayor Regina Romero's March 17 declaration of a local emergency and her use of emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order on Tuesday, March 24, postponing evictions for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This order will be in place for 120 days and will assist those who are quarantined during this time or facing economic hardships.
Call the City Service Impacts Hotline, (520) 791-2540, with questions about how City business is being conducted during this community emergency. Call takers are available for both English and Spanish speakers.
To stay up to date on the latest City updates, visit the City's COVID-19 website. You will find video messages, current number of cases/deaths in the state and Pima County, City department information, resources for parents, senior citizens, business owners, and much more.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has flagged mental health as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. City parks remain open.
If you're following guidelines to stay at home and need some companionship, Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is asking you to foster a pet. Last April, PACC took in 1,600 pets, so the shelter is preparing now for the kitten and puppy season ahead.
The City of Tucson’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is inviting the public to provide comments on updates to the City’s Development Impact Fee Report Tuesday, April 21, at the Mayor and Council regular meeting.