Tucson City Court instituted operational changes on March 20 to protect the staff and public and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. There will be limited in-person access at the Court building until further notice. People seeking injunctions or appearing for related hearings are allowed in the building, but attendance is limited to counsel, court staff, law enforcement, and interpreters.
With Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey extending the school closures to the end of the school year, Sunnyside Unified School District has a plan to help students receive meals and Wi-Fi during this time. Buses are delivering grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to students at select locations. Meals are handed out from 7:30-10 a.m.
The City of Tucson will observe César Chávez Day next Monday, March 30. All City offices, except for emergency services, will be closed.
Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. The Los Reales Landfill will be open, but it is not accepting cash due to the spread of COVID-19. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling services delayed by one day next week.
The City of Tucson's Office of Economic Initiatives (ConnectTucson) is inviting local businesses to join a second free webinar to hear the latest on unemployment benefits, tips for entrepreneurs, ways to stay connected, and access to more free business support.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors yesterday, March 26, voted to extend restrictions for some businesses in unincorporated Pima County to April 10 as part of the board’s effort to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in the community.
Using its emergency powers on March 19, the board ordered all restaurants in unincorporated Pima County to stop on-premises dining and closed numerous types of businesses, including bars, bowling alleys, yoga studios, and gyms.
In the midst of COVID-19, people are running out of toilet paper and resorting to other alternatives that could hurt the sewer system. Pima County Wastewater officials say they are starting to see items that can clog pipes and the community's sewer system.
Items that are labeled flushable or disposable can even cause a problem. Flushing items other than toilet paper could cost homeowners a hefty plumbing bill or even damage water pumps that will end up costing taxpayers to have them repaired. Only flush toilet paper down the toilet. Throw all other items in the trash.
During this difficult time, the City of Tucson wants you to know that parks are open and you are encouraged to get outdoors. Watch the video below to learn more about the CDC guidelines and how to stay safe.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, many people are finding themselves in quarantine in order to most effectively practice social distancing.
There are plenty of ways to keep the whole family from going stir-crazy. New "boredom buster" ideas from Kids Corner are posted daily.
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.