On Sunday, March 29, 2020, at approximately 4 p.m., both eastbound and westbound travel on Broadway between Fremont Avenue and Campbell Avenue will shift to the south side of Broadway. This traffic shift will allow work crews to continue the underground utility work on the north side of Broadway between Euclid Avenue and Campbell Avenue.
During the current health crisis that is also affecting many people financially, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) says it is suspending service disconnections and late fees until further notice. The company is also helping customers with payment extensions or enrollment in short-term assistance and bill discount programs.
The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) is offering free Grab-and-Go Mobilized Meals across the city. The district will have 12 bus routes making stops at 113 locations between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each bus route will include stops at school bus bays and existing bus stops where free Grab-and-Go meals will be provided.
The City of Tucson is working with its partners to help people get to the places they need to go and minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Bird has temporarily suspended e-scooter operations in Tucson during this time. Razor is continuing operations and has deployed scooters near essential services to help people access grocery stores, pharmacies, and health facilities.
During the COVID-19 crisis, many grocery stores in Tucson have chosen to set aside special shopping times for seniors, the age group most vulnerable for contracting the coronavirus. You can find the latest list of participating stores here.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced over the weekend that a new statewide hotline will provide answers for coronavirus concerns in both English and Spanish. The COVID-19 Hotline is funded with $2 million provided by the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which prompted declarations of a public health emergency at both the state and federal levels, the March 24 Special Meeting of the Mayor and Tucson City Council will be conducted using measures to protect public health.
As COVID-19 continues to spread and leave some community members out of jobs or income, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is taking steps to help borrowers who are struggling to make mortgage payments due to coronavirus. Hardship forbearance is an option for those who are unable to make their monthly mortgage payments.
The Tucson Metro Chamber is providing resources for all community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you operate a small business in Tucson, Chamber's website offers you a list of financial, employee, and customer resources during this time.
You can also find resources on another website operated by the City of Tucson's Office of Economic Initiatives (ConnectTucson).
Need someone to talk to during these times? The Warm Line is a confidential, non-emergency phone line for residents in Southern Arizona who need to speak with someone. This free service offers access to peer support operators who have first-hand experience living with mental illness or substance use.
The Ward 2 office will be closed until April first or until further notice. This is being done not only for the well being of my staff, but for members of the public who come to our office. We’ve also closed our meeting rooms.
We know that many of you will still have questions about city services, so my staff if still on call. We will be checking messages on the main number, 791-4687. They will also be following up on any emails to Ward2@tucsonaz.gov as well as any emails to their individual accounts.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday issued a series of Executive Orders that included activating the National Guard to help grocery stores and food banks restock shelves in the face of heightened demand.