Updated: April 4, 2020 at 8:37 p.m.

Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is taking all health and safety precautions during this time. Our priority is the health and well being of downtown residents, employees, and visitors. As the COVID-19 threat rapidly evolves, it is important that our downtown community is aware of changes pertaining to health and hygiene, along with changes in hours and operation of businesses, performing arts, cultural institutions, public offices, and public transportation. In an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and minimize the long-term disruption of downtown activities, we encourage members of the community to follow the guidance of health and government officials.

We have compiled information and resources to help keep you informed.

Here are the measures we’re taking to protect our staff and community:

  • All administrative staff are required to work from home, and we are advising high-risk employees to stay home. Our offices are currently closed to the public.
  • We have temporarily suspended programming in Jácome Plaza.
  • We have created a COVID-19 resource page on our website with new information daily and quick links to resources.
  • We have created a COVID-19 infographic for use by and distribution to downtown businesses.
  • We are sending frequent updates to our stakeholders. Visit our Updates section on our homepage for recent mailings.
  • We are polling downtown businesses to find out if they are open or closed, if they are providing special offers, gift certificates, online shopping and/or have delivery capabilities. We will promote this information through several new webpages. We are also promoting through our social media ( Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn ) and looking to partner with other local organizations to boost downtown’s reach to locals.
  • Our maintenance and safety staff continue to be on the streets of downtown 24/7 maintaining a heightened level of sanitation and safety for all while maintaining social distancing. All staff is required to wear gloves and are using hospital grade disinfectant on all trash receptacles and hand washing stations.

 

Latest Updates:

April 3, 2020 – Governor Doug Ducey’s office released additional guidance on essential services and recreational activities. If not already closed, the following services shall cease operations no later than 5 p.m. on April 4, 2020: Barbers, Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Nail Salons and Aesthetic Salons, Tanning salons, Tattoo parlors, Spas and Massage parlors. Click here for more information.

March 30, 2020 – The latest Executive Order issued today by Governor Doug Ducey follows new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and comes at the recommendation of public health officials who are tracking data specific to Arizona. The Governor’s order promotes increased physical distancing, while encouraging social connectedness among citizens. It takes place at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, March 31, 2020. Click here for the news release from Governor Doug Ducey’s Office. Click here for the full Executive Order.

March 27, 2020 – Mayor Romero Announces new City of Tucson Actions to Slow the Spread of COVID-19.The proclamation orders businesses not deemed “essential,” as defined by Governor Ducey’s Executive Order issued on Monday, to close effective 8 am Saturday, March 28th, and to remain closed through April 17th, at which time the Mayor will consider whether an extension of the order is necessary. Click here for the full proclamation. View our recent mailing for an executive summary.

March 24, 2020 – Mayor Romero joins Arizona Mayors in letter to Governor Ducey requesting statewide direction on “Non-essential” functions. The letter follows a new executive order issued yesterday by Governor Ducey defining what are to be considered “essential” functions, businesses, and operations.  Click here for the Letter from Mayor Regina Romero.

March 22, 2020 – Governor Doug Ducey announced the launch of a new statewide COVID-19 Hotline. The line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached  by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona. Click here to visit 211Arizona.org.

March 19, 2020 – Governor Doug Ducey announced additional mitigation strategies to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona. Click here for more details.

March 19, 2020 – Pima County Board of Supervisors Pass Emergency Declaration Affecting Bars, Restaurants and other Businesses. Click here for more details.

March 17, 2020 – The City of Tucson has taken the following measures: Mayor Romero made the following statement declaring a local emergency and announcing a new set of actions the City of Tucson will be 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.” Click here for the media release from the Mayor’s office. Click here for the full Proclamation

 

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is now available to take COVID-19 calls from Arizona providers and the general public: 1-844-542-8201

211 Arizona is now available to take COVID-19 calls (English and Spanish) and will provide important information to the public. The line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached while an individual is located in Arizona: 2-1-1

 

Resources:

Pima County and City of Tucson

Pima County Health Department Updates

Pima County Health Daily Video Updates

City of Tucson COVID-19 Updates

Mayor Regina Romero’s Video Messages & Updates

 

State of Arizona

2-1-1 Arizona COVID-19 Hotline (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week while in AZ) | 211Arizona.org

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

Arizona Together Resources

 

National and Worldwide

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

 

Travelers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for travelers and travel related industries

Visit Tucson Information and Resources for Travelers

 

Small Businesses and Restaurants

Downtown Tucson Partnership urges all businesses and restaurants to display information that encourages people to follow good hygiene practices to keep the community safe. A printable flyer from the CDC is available for download in English and Spanish.

Marketing

Downtown Businesses: Update the status of your Business with DTP | Add your business to our online gift card sale listing

Download the Prevent the Spread infographic for your website, email communications and social media

Download the Prevent the Spread infographic sized for your Instagram Stories

Facebook for Business: Business Resource Hub

Yelp: COVID-19 Response and Support for Local Businesses

Cox Media Webinar: Marketing Your Business in a Time of Crisis

Startup Tucson: Startup Market – Add Your Product or Service

Financial

Tucson Metro Chamber: COVID-19 News and Resources

City of Tucson, Office of Economic Initiatives: Connect Tucson COVID-19 Resources | Small Business Hotline at (520) 837-4100

Community Investment Corporation (CIC): COVID-19 Response

U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Rio Nuevo District: Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Process Assistance

U.S. Chamber: Coronavirus resource page

Local First Arizona: Committed to Arizona Businesses resources

Facebook: Small Business Grants Program

GoFundMe: Small Business Relief Initiative and Fund

Safe Workplaces

DTP & TPD: Keeping Your Business Safe and Financially Sound During the COVID-19 Crisis

CDC’s Guidelines on Keeping Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations Clean

OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor | Wages, Hours and Leave:

 

Residents

CDC – What To Do If You Are Sick

CDC – Protect Your Home

CDC – Protect Your Family

Mayor Regina Romero’s Video Messages & Updates

The City of Tucson Service Impacts Hotline – (520) 791-2540

Pima Works | Community Services, Employment and Training (CSET), One-Stop Career Center | Dislocated worker hotline – (520) 724-5735

Now Hiring #C19AZ | Find a job with Arizona employers hiring now and resources to help you navigate career change in this time of uncertainty.

2-1-1 Arizona COVID-19 Hotline – The line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day of the week and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 while an individual is located in Arizona.

Pima County Animal Care Center: Area shelters urge pet owners to make plans

 

 

Performing Arts and Cultural Institution Closures

These downtown museums, performing arts venues, libraries and cultural institutions are closed or have postponed events until further notice. Visit their websites for the most up-to-date information. Visit How You Can Help to support several of these nonprofits.

Arizona Theatre Company

Armory Park Center

Children’s Museum Tucson

Fox Tucson Theatre

Pima County Public Library | Joel D. Valdez Main Library

Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum

Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

St. Augutine Cathedral | Diocese of Tucson

The Rialto Theatre

Tucson Convention Center

Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

 

If you have additional information regarding event cancellations, changes in business hours or closures, or other specifics that would be helpful to the downtown community, please email us at info@downtowntucson.org.