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. Bars, gyms, and other specific venues stated in the proclamation where groups of people congregate are directed to be closed through the end of the month.”

The emergency declaration also closes all counters and lobbies in City buildings, including City Hall and Tucson City Council Ward offices, while continuing services and operations electronically. There will be no interruption in trash, recycling, landfill, or water services. All evictions on City-owned public housing will be suspended through the end of April, and there will be no water shutoffs through the end of April.

For more information about City services in the wake of counter closures, you can call the City Services Impact Hotline at (520) 791-2540.