Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Tucson Water will not disconnect potable water service for non-payment. Customers currently disconnected will have their water turned back on. Late fees will not be assessed, but customers will be responsible to pay for all water service received during this time.
Out of an abundance of caution and consistent with recommendations from federal, state, and local health officials surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Reid Park Zoo remains open at this time.
However, all presentations, as well as certain visitor amenities within the Zoo, are closed to limit traffic in high-touch areas and to reduce the number of guests gathering at one time in specific spaces. The Asian Lantern Festival remains open, but all performances are canceled.
The City of Tucson is actively working with local, state, and federal partners monitoring the presence of COVID-19 coronavirus in our region and implementing policies and actions that will supplement those being taken by other local jurisdictions to prevent the spread of the virus. As a part of this effort, Tucson Parks and Recreation will be taking the below steps to protect employees and the public.
Below is the statement that Mayor Romero released last night about the precautions that the City is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the latest updates, you can check the Pima County Health Department's Twitter feed or Facebook page.
I want to take a moment to share with you the actions that I am taking to address the serious public health risk that COVID-19 presents to our community.
The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives recently launched its independent website, ConnectTucson.com, which offers resources, tools, and analytics to attract and grow business in Southern Arizona. ConnectTucson.com is primed to assist businesses in all stages - starting up, moving to Tucson, and expanding.
As a part of the City's development impact fee program update, the Land Use Assumptions (LUA) and Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP) outlining growth projections and infrastructure needs will be considered for adoption next Tuesday, March 17, at the Mayor and Tucson City Council meeting. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
Tucson Water is asking for community input in developing a long-range plan for water resource management. Community events have been taking place to give the public a voice in the management of our water resources. The next one is Thursday, March 12, 5-7 p.m., at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market, Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento.
Tucson Parks and Recreation offers a program for youth 5-11 years old during spring break, March 16-20, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $25 for city residents and $31 for non-residents. Supervised activities include games, sports, social interaction, dance, art projects, and nutrition-based learning.
An InBetweeners Club for ages 12-15 is available at the Clements Center and Oury Center. See our list of Schoolzout Camps and information on how to register.
March 11-13, 2020
Grand Luxe Hotel, 1365 W Grant Road, Tucson
Wednesday, March 11
9 am - 2 pm - Veterans Resource Fair
Open to all veterans
Representatives from the City of Tucson and Pima County say there is no need to panic about COVID-19, which has not yet been confirmed in our community, but steps should be taken to help vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and medically frail, avoid contact with sick people and large crowds.