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Downtown Tucson Partnership, Park Tucson Partner to Support Restaurants, Businesses

The Downtown Tucson Partnership has posted a list of food and drink establishments offering pickup and/or delivery. To make it more convenient for customers, Park Tucson has set up free 15-minute designated parking spots throughout downtown for visitors ordering takeout.

The web page also features links to online shopping, fitness and wellness locations, and a list of organizations that people can donate to during the restrictions caused by coronavirus concerns.

Webinar Scheduled for ‘Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19 for Small Businesses’

The City of Tucson's Office of Economic Initiatives (ConnectTucson) is inviting local businesses to join a free webinar to showcase local resource partners that can assist with access to capital, relief programs, and best practices during this challenging time.

The webinar takes place next Monday, March 23, from 3-4 p.m. Please register at this link. You can also follow the ConnectTucson link for COVID-19 resources.

Reduced Service and Operations at City Court

To protect the staff and public and to reduce the spread of the  COVID-19 coronavirus, Tucson City Court is instituting operational changes. Starting tomorrow, March 20, 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.

Sun Tran, Sun Link Make Operational Adjustments

To protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Sun Tran has closed its Special Services Office until March 31. Normal bus schedules continue, but passengers are asked to observe safe social distancing of at least six feet away from each other when possible, and only use the rear door to enter and exit the bus. Non-ambulatory passengers who need a lift can board at the front of the bus.

Landfill No Longer Accepting Cash

As part of the City of Tucson's efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) will no longer accept cash payments at the Los Reales Landfill until further notice. Credit cards, debit cards, checks, or rechargeable cash cards will be accepted as payment.

Household Hazardous Waste collection is suspended and will not be available until further notice. There will be no interruption in trash, recycling, or Brush and Bulky Plus.

Tucson Convention Center Donates Food to Gospel Rescue Mission

During the past few weeks, the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) has been working closely with event planners and event organizers monitoring the latest development regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. Due to the impacts of the pandemic, which prompted event postponement, the TCC identified perishable food and beverage items it could donate.

Mayor Romero Declares Local Emergency

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero made the following statement yesterday, March 17, declaring a local emergency and announcing a new set of actions the City of Tucson is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and preserve public health: “This morning, after consulting with business stakeholders, the City Attorney, and City Manager, I have made the determination that it is in the best interest of maintaining public health to suspend dine-in services in restaurants and food courts, and transition to delivery/pick-up only services.

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