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.
City of Tucson cashier locations are closed for in-person payments of utility services statements, business fees/licenses, permits, tax collections, and other items, but you can still pay online.
Utility services payments may be dropped off at one of five City of Tucson dropboxes. All other payments should be mailed to City of Tucson, (ATTN: name of department), P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, AZ 85726-7210.
The Arizona Department of Education’s Health and Nutrition Services team is working with district and charter leaders on steps they can take to ensure that schools who qualify offer food in a similar manner as the Summer Food Service Programs in non-congregate settings and/or work with nonprofit organizations to fill the gaps.
The Tucson Convention Center (TCC) has issued the following statement in relation COVID-19 and ticket sales: "The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. Following the recommendations of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and the City of Tucson Executive Leadership Team, the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office is closed to the public through the end of March."
In place of the canceled Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association will conduct a Virtual Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair on Facebook, Friday-Sunday, March 20-22. Approximately 250 national artists and Fourth Avenue merchants will have their products available online.
All HCD Offices are now closed to the Public. We do have staff answering phones and emails. Public Housing residensts may call their housing office with questions and/or concerns.
Main HCD phone number: 520-791-4171
The City of Tucson’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities will be closed to the public effective immediately. The 1st Saturday collection event originally scheduled for April 4, at the Eastside Service Center at 7575 E Speedway Blvd. has been canceled in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
These actions are being taken as a precaution to protect the public and personnel.
With the COVID 19 pandemic, the Ward 5 Council Office will be closed for public access and for public meetings for the foreseeable future. In order for the safety of the Ward 5 Council Office staff they will be working online. They will continue to monitor emails and phone messages and can be reached at (520) 791-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you and be safe and be healthy.
As of today, March 17, all City recreation centers and aquatics facilities are closed through the end of March. All aquatic, youth, SchoolzOut Camps, and senior programming are also canceled.
All leisure classes scheduled to begin on March 22 will be delayed by a week and will begin March 29. There will be no classes held on Monday, March 30, due to the César Chávez holiday. The leisure class sessions will be extended by one week to accommodate this change.
In an effort to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus, Tucson City Court, the Tucson City Prosecutor, and the Tucson City Public Defender have implemented measures to allow people to postpone their City Court appearances.
If you have an upcoming court date and want to postpone, please contact your attorney, the Public Defender's Office, or Tucson City Court depending on your circumstances. More information and phone numbers can be found by following the above link.
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which have prompted declarations of a public health emergency at both the state and federal levels, tonight's (March 17) meeting of the Mayor and Tucson City Council will be conducted using measures to protect public health.