COVID-19 Visit Tucson Updates
COVID-19: INFORMATION & RESOURCES FOR TRAVELERS
Visit Tucson is committed to providing visitors with accurate information about traveling to our city safely. We are working with the City of Tucson and the Pima County Health department, Tucson Airport Authority, Tucson Convention Center and local hotels, resorts and tourism-related businesses to provide updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on travel to Tucson.
As travel directives and guidelines are changing rapidly, it is important to regularly check the following official resources for the latest updates:
Advice for Visitors Who Believe They May Have Contracted COVID-19
- Download the TMC Now app at www.tmcaz.com/tmc-now. The TMC Now (Tucson Medical Center) app (both Apple and Google apps available) gives customers 24/7 access to consultations with Arizona physicians via phone, video or mobile app visits. Use code “Spring20” to reduce the consultation cost to $20.
- Visit local urgent care facilities instead of going to hospitals. Check in online to lessen waits.
- Do not go to the emergency rooms at local hospitals unless you need emergency room care.
- Read the COVID-19 testing criteria at www.pima.gov/covid19.
- Call 1-800-222-1222. It is the Arizona poison and drug information hotline that is now serving also as a temporary COVID-19 hotline.
- Pima County Health Department: www.pima.gov/covid19
- City of Tucson: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/manager/covid-19-updates
- Town of Oro Valley: https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/covid19
- Town of Marana: https://www.maranaaz.gov/news-covid19-response
- Town of Sahuarita: https://sahuaritaaz.gov/871/COVID-19-Updates-Information
- State-level guidance and resources from the Arizona Department of Health Services: https://www.azdhs.gov/
- U.S. Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov/covid19
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Tucson Metro Chamber: https://tucsonchamber.org/covid19/
- Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce: https://orovalleychamber.com/blog-page/
- Downtown Tucson Partnership: https://www.downtowntucson.org/covid-19/
- Fourth Avenue Merchants Association: https://fourthavenue.org/news/
- Main Gate Square: https://www.maingatesquare.com/covid-19-updates/
- Rio Nuevo: https://rionuevo.org/
- Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: https://www.tucsonhispanicchamber.org/
- Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce: https://www.greenvalleysahuarita.com/
- Marana Chamber of Commerce: https://www.maranachamber.com/
- Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance: https://tucsonattractions.com/
- Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance: https://www.saaca.org/covid-19.html
Meetings & Travel Industry Resources
- Meeting Professionals International: www.mpi.org/tools/coronavirus
- Professional Conference Management Association: www.pcma.org/coronavirus-business-events-professionals-need-to-know-faq/
- US Travel Association: www.ustravel.org/coronavirus
- Technical information regarding event cancellations and hotel contracts, etc. from Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International: https://global.hsmai.org/insights/coronavirus-resources/
- International Festivals & Events Association: https://conta.cc/3d6bLja
The Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center (https://visitsouthernarizona.com/), 115 N. Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, was temporarily closed March 15, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.
Update on Restaurants, Bars, and Other Businesses Where People Congregate
As of March 19, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 all restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, retail food facilities, and other similar businesses and establishments in the City of Tucson, unincorporated Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley, and the Town of Marana are temporarily prohibited from serving food and beverages for consumption on premises. Restaurants are able to remain open for business but are limited to delivery, drive-thru, and takeout services.
Tucson Mayor, Regina Romero said in a statement, “I want to reiterate that food being served by our restaurants is safe. It is the congregation of individuals in a dine-in setting that is unsafe."
Other businesses in the City of Tucson, unincorporated Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley, and the Town of Marana that are required to temporarily close include:
- Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other similar businesses and establishments offering alcoholic beverages or spirituous liquor for consumption on-premises. Retail beer, wine, and spirits are still available for to-go purchase.
- Theaters, cinemas, and indoor and outdoor performance venues.
- Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, yoga and barre studios, and other similar facilities.
- Bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing or jumping/bouncing facilities, skating rinks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
Pharmacies, grocery stores, banks and businesses providing other essential services will remain open.
Please refer to the resources listed above for continuing updates.