The team at Visit Phoenix is committed to helping our members, stakeholders and the entire Greater Phoenix community during the COVID-19 outbreak. We understand the significant health crisis that is occurring, and also see how that has impacted the travel and tourism industry here at home.
On March 30, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order for all Arizonans to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. This order expired on May 15, 2020. On May 12, Gov. Ducey issued the "Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger" executive order to support the community as we reignite the economy. We continue to monitor the situation; meeting [through technology] daily to discuss the ever-changing news, gathering information from our partners and responding as quickly as we can to questions we’re receiving from clients and the media. To help, we’ve compiled these resources to support your needs.
Visit Phoenix has partnered with Hello Merch, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Local First Arizona, Arizona Small Business Association and local-based Another Round, Another Rally to offer direct support to our friends struggling within the Greater Phoenix hospitality community.
The “Together, We Rise” t-shirt series is available for purchase. All proceeds go straight to the Emergency Relief Fund with Another Round, Another Rally and will support Greater Phoenix-based applicants. Know someone laid off from a restaurant, bar, or hotel food and beverage during this crisis? Applications are now available for financial support!
Share this with everyone you know – the more items sold, the more we can help our Greater Phoenix friends who have been affected by the impact of COVID-19 closures. Also, if you would like to donate directly to Another Round, Another Rally, you can do so on their website.
As many Phoenicians continue to work remotely and stay home, Visit Phoenix wanted to do our part to encourage safe and healthy exploration and discovery. Here are some blog posts to share with your friends, families or local partners:
The Arizona Office of Tourism is partnering with the Arizona Commerce Authority Office of Economic Opportunity to connect our displaced hospitality workforce with industries that are urgently hiring during the COVID-19 crisis. Go here for information and please share with your HR Directors and displaced employees as soon as possible.
Access online Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits resources, report your weekly claim, and information about benefits.
Login to the Arizona Job Connection website to create your online resume and search thousands of job openings throughout the state. Search from home, your mobile device, or in an ARIZONA@WORK resource room near you. Our ARIZONA@WORK workforce specialists are available to assist you with registering on Arizona Job Connection and to help you search for jobs.
On March 30, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order for all Arizonans to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order will take effect from March 31 - May 15, 2020, and directs Arizonans to limit their time away from home. Gov. Ducey previously issued an Executive Order listing essential businesses and operations, which remains in place. We urge you to continually review Gov. Ducey’s website for additional updates.
Addionally, you can find business and resident resources for the City of Phoenix here. The City of Phoenix’s website for the latest information on executive orders and declarations pertaining to COVID-19.
For information regarding workforce, financial support for business, community efforts, housing information and more, please visit the Arizona Commerce Authority website.
Arizona Small Business Association is working directly with the Governor’s office to assist with the Economic Disaster Recovery Loan, and has compiled a list of resources for employees and employers.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is updating their website regularly to keep locals and businesses informed of any state-wide changes.
Valley Metro, Greater Phoenix's public transportation agency, uses a regularly scheduled cleaning process for transit fleet and public spaces. They have enhanced the cleaning and disinfecting regimens on public transit, and are regularly updating their website with up-to-date information.
The Arizona Together initiative brings together the growing list of resources and information being offered by state agencies and community partners. Individuals who register to volunteer through the ArizonaTogether.org website will be connected with organizations across the state seeking community assistance.
The Good Food Finder is Local First Arizona’s free online directory for finding, sourcing, and connecting all the players in local food. Farmers, processors, restaurants, chefs, farmers markets, and consumers all utilize the directory to find and get in touch with Arizona’s freshest local food.
Helping Hands can assist in locating help for high-risk individuals and volunteer opportunities for those who are healthy and able to provide assistance.
U.S. Travel Association has created a helpful resource for businesses interested in the CARES Act Relief. The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families. This page includes a guide for eligibility and links to specific local opportunities for businesses affected by the closures.
Meetings Mean Business has also prepared resources for meeting planners planning during this outbreak.
The World Heath Organization (WHO) is maintaining news and updates on the outbreak.
For additional information, please reach out to Megan Trummel, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to print these signs to display if you now have modified hours or you are shifting to takeout and/or delivery.