Several community providers are participating in the Arizona Testing Blitz for COVID-19, as part of an effort from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS). Policies and procedures for patient criteria, billing, and preregistration requirements vary by site, and many tests are free.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and the Pima County Health Department are urging people to wear masks when around others in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not necessarily for your protection, but to keep others safe. People can spread COVID-19 before they ever show symptoms, or even if they show no symptoms at all.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) Gift Card Incentive Program continues with another round of bonus gift cards this week. Round 8 begins tomorrow, May 22, at noon, with support from Holualoa Companies.
This round will bring gift card sales up to $280,000. Under the program, people buy a gift card worth $35 for only $25. That $10 bonus incentive is made possible through the support of a sponsor. Money is infused directly into the downtown businesses within days of the sale.
I will be hosting 2020 Ward 4 Summer Virtual Town Hall Series. You will have a chance to hear from Tucson Police Department Chief Magnus, Tucson Fire Department Chief Ryan, Tucson Parks and Recreation Director Brent Dennis, and Tucson Department of Transportation & Mobility Director Diana Alarcon. Mark your calendars for:
* June 24th - Tucson Police Department/Tucson Fire Department
As more of our services and customer interactions have moved online, Planning and Development Services is working to improve our website and make it easier for the public to access information they need.
You may have seen some small changes already - we have tried to make it easier for customers to find information on how to appy for a permit, submit their application online, and schedule an inspection.
We want future changes to our website to be based on YOU and your needs.
A recent statewide award to the City of Tucson recognizes the hard work of many teams throughout the City, including (but not limited to) HR, parks, safety, procurement, training, and public safety.
The elephant care team at Reid Park Zoo says baby elephant Mapenzi, now referred to as Penzi, has an energy level that is "off the charts," and she loves exploring her habitat at full speed. In the video, you can see her play with water, wallow in the mud, and run around.
Join the team from Tucson Parks and Recreation for a swim lesson on teaching your child how to enter and exit the water, submerging his or her head, and transitioning from front to back when floating.
Watch the video and catch a new tip every week during the month of May.
Crews are scheduled to improve traffic signal heads at the intersection of Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way tomorrow, May 21, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. These upgrades will accommodate flashing yellow left-turn arrows at the intersection.
The Southern Arizona Green Business Alliance (SAZGBA) is accepting applications to become certified as a Green Leader. A checklist provides local and non-local businesses with an entry point to learn about, evaluate, and adopt cost-saving sustainability practices. Upon completion, businesses will receive an individualized virtual consultation, personalized recommendations, marketing promotion, and recognition for their leadership.
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows at the intersection of Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way.
Work at the intersection will take place from about 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is again partnering with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead EMS Week activities to recognize Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers.
The curb travel lane on northbound Euclid Avenue, both north and south of Broadway, will be closed to travel beginning tomorrow, May 20, at approximately 6 a.m.
This travel lane closure will be in place for about 30 days, 24 hours a day, so that crews can construct new underground storm drains as part of the Broadway-Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Improvement Project. This project is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.
Tucson's Reid Park Zoo remains closed due to COVID-19 concerns, but management is planning a way to reopen once it's safe enough to do so. Part of the planning process is a community survey to see what will make people feel safe about returning.
The short survey asks Zoo visitors how they feel about social distancing, face coverings, health screenings upon entry, gloves, hand sanitizer, digital interactions, waiting until a coronavirus vaccine is developed, and more.
Are you still looking for things to do safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum hosts "Discover the Desert-Online!" for kids and adults. Learn alongside the museum's expert educators and scientists, with topics such as Musical Mantis Storytime, Sips with Scientists, and Drawing Desert Life.