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    Pima Eats HomepageHealthcare and community partner resourcesCDC HomepageAZDEMA COVID-19 DashboardThe Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults.

    Pima Eats - an online resource designed to help you find food takeout and/or delivery, and better understand safety guidelines.

    Information, updates and contact information for the County's healthcare and community partners.

    News, guidance and resources from the nation's leading public health agency. More here...

    See a graphical breakdown of the latest numbers in Arizona from the state Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.

    Get the statewide picture of the outbreak, including updated data and the latest guidance on the Stay-at-Home order and business and facility closures.

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    The County’s Back To Business Steering Committee is reviewing these criteria and determining the statuses necessary to do the first phase of business openings similar to the below. This document will be revised as federal and state guidance and executive orders and directives are revised, and as revised by the Back To Business Steering Committee: *

    PHASE 1:

    What the Public sees:

    • Schools remain closed
    • Visitor restrictions continue at healthcare facilities
    • Elective outpatient surgeries resume
    • Large venues (restaurants, churches, theatres, sporting venues) begin to operate with appropriate physical distancing
    • Gyms reopen with physical distancing and enhanced sanitation
    • Bars remain closed


    • All medically vulnerable people continue to stay home
    • All physical distancing measures remain in place
    • No groups >10
    • Resumption of some non-essential travel


    • Phased return to work with physical distancing
    • Common areas remain closed
    • Telework continues
    • Medically vulnerable workers telework or stay home
    * For all phases of the recovery, the public should continue good prevention practices:

    • Stay home if sick
    • Wash hands with soap and water/hand sanitizer
    • Avoid touching face
    • Sneeze/cough into a tissue or elbow.
    • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces
    • Strongly consider using face coverings while in public
    • Continue physical distancing and use protective equipment
    • Temperature /wellness checks at entrances to public buildings and workplaces
    • Sanitization and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas
    • Limitations on business travel

    ECAP Steering Committee

    The organizing body of the Employees Care About Pima County (ECAP) program sets the direction of the appeal program, promotes its activities and administers and manages the annual employee participation drive in coordination with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Members come from nearly a dozen County departments large and small. ECAP is the largest and most generous program of its kind in Southern Arizona.
    Ray Velez, Chair
    Facilities Management
    Phone: 520-724-4489
    Email: Ray.Velez@Pima.Gov
    Ray Velez

    Judy Cooper
    Judy Cooper, Co-Vice Chair
    Phone: 520-724-3727
    Email: Judy.Cooper@pima.gov

    Daniel Davis, Co-Vice Chair
    Clerk of the Board
    Phone: 520-351-8455
    Email: Daniel.Davis@pima.gov
    Daniel Davis

    Joanna Dinan
    Joanna Dinan, Co-Vice Chair
    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
    Phone: 520-724-5363
    Email: Joanna.Dinan@Pima.Gov

    Judy Moses, Secretary
    Public Library
    Phone: 520-594-5602
    Email: Judy.Moses@pima.gov
    Judy Moses

    Andrea Altamirano
    Andrea Altamirano
    Phone: 520-724-7926
    Email: andrea.altamirano@pima.gov

    Bonnie Bazata
    Community and Workforce Development
    Phone: 520-724-3704
    Email: Bonnie.Bazata@pima.gov
    Bonnie Bazata

    Evelyn Gonzales
    Evelyn Gonzales
    Fleet Services
    Phone: 520-724-2618
    Email: Evelyn.Gonzales@pima.gov

    Magda Murtey
    Phone: 520-724-6366
    Email: Magda.Murtey@pima.gov
    Magda Murtey

    Monica Robinson
    Monica Robinson
    Phone: 520-724-2854
    Email: Monica.Robinson@pima.gov

    Linda Volkerink
    Information Technology
    Phone: 520-724-7984
    Email: Linda.Volkerink@pima.gov
    Linda Volkerink

    Coronavirus Pandemic Response Resources

    The statewide workforce development network helps businesses of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs maintains a list of employers with immediate job openings.

    Paycheck Protection Program

    Created as part of the federal government's CARES Act to provide emergency assistance for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the PPP oversees $350 billion in fully-guaranteed federal loans intended to help small businesses keep workers employed. Find out more.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently issued a guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan under the PPP and the Arizona Small Business Association developed an easy-to-understand cheat sheet for firms seeking guidance on funding opportunities.

    Pima County also maintains a list of SBA lenders in Arizona.

    Other Community Resources

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    A federal program that provides benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency

    Pima County Community Action Agency
    Assistance with rent, utilities and other basic needs for low-income individuals and families. Phone: 520-724-2667.

    A national non-profit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers. 

    Business Resources

    Pima County Rapid Response Program
    The Department of Community Services, Employment and Training offers assistance to businesses facing layoffs. Email: BusinessServices@pima.gov | Phone: 520-724-3684.

    AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund

    This program provides financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Arizona. Currently, efforts focus on meeting the immediate need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline medical personnel; non-profit organizations that support the most vulnerable Arizonans through food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence facilities, and other services; and efforts to provide low-income students with technology enabling them to transition to online learning.

    Organizations that wish to apply for funding may do so through the Governor's Office.

    Arizona Commerce Authority
    Information and resources related to workforce investment, business financial support, housing, supply chain and logistics, and other areas important to the business community.

    U.S. Small Business Administration
    Information on accessing the SBA's Disaster Assistance Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.
    Visit Tucson
    Updates from the regional tourism organization.

    Downtown Tucson Partnership
    Safety information, news and general updates for businesses, employees and visitors in downtown Tucson.

    Connect Tucson
    Economic development and opportunity information from the City of Tucson.

    Tucson International Airport
    Safety and security information for travelers, airline industry employees and the public.

    Restaurant Industry Resources

    A resource designed to help public to locate restaurants and food businesses offering takeout and/or delivery, understand the food safety measures in place, and know what to expect when dining "out."

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Information and resources available to industry members and consumers on COVID-19 and food safety.

    Arizona Daily Star
    A searchable database of Tucson-area restaurants providing services during local state of emergency declarations. 

    Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation
    Resources for restaurants and food service industry workers.

    COVID-19 Health Information

    For more information about Pima County’s COVID-19 response, visit Pima.gov/covid19.