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Tucson Metro Chamber Offers Resources for Small Businesses

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).

Paul's Note - March 20, 2020

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 as well as any emails to their individual accounts.

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.


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