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    Following the April 21 meeting of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry established a reopening Steering Committee called Pima County Back-to-Business (PCB2B) involving all sectors that were affected by the various Executive Orders and other  directives necessary to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Pima County. The Steering Committee is led by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and University of Arizona President Bobby Robbins.

    The Steering Committee and the other subcommittees helped the county establish a framework of hygiene and physical distancing standards for the business reopening process in a limited, phased manner. The Committees continue to assist and advise the County as needed as the struggle against the effects of the pandemic continue. 

    Pima County Ready For You

    Ready For You Badge - Click to visit websiteThe Pima County Health Department is dedicated to protecting the public health. As businesses reopen or resume more normal operations, it is imperative that they take measures to protect employees and the public from the spread of COVID-19. The County has adopted a set of minimum protective health and safety measures for restaurants, bars, fitness centers, and hotel and resort pools to follow. Participating businesses have pledged to adhere to these guidelines and are certified for compliance by the Pima County Health Department. Read the guidelines and search for businesses that have earned their “Ready for You” emblem at pimaready.com.

    Pima County CARES for Small Business Grant Program 

    Pima County has opened a grant program to assist small businesses that have faced difficulties during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The application process is open to small businesses in the unincorporated areas outside of the cities and towns. The application process opens Friday, Sept. 25. A memo from County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry about the grant program. Follow the link below for the Pima County CARES for Small Business Grant Program application and additional details. 

    Pima County PPE Business Assistance

    Pima County is offering free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to qualified local businesses that have fewer than 50 employees. Businesses will receive a pre-sorted allotment of PPE – which may include hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks – based on the number of employees. Click the link above to find more information on the program and a request form.

     

    Pima EatsOperating Guidance for Businesses and Events During the Pandemic

    Restaurants, Bars, Retail, Water Parks, Gyms and Theaters
    The State of Arizona and Pima County have established requirements for the operation of businesses and other establishments to protect the public and workers from the transmission of COVID-19. This page aggregates all of that information for easy reference by all types of businesses. 
    Events, Festivals, Expos and Celebrations
    Business, groups, nonprofits or other organizations seeking to host events, expos, celebrations or other activities involving more than 50 people in Pima County can find guidance for hosting such events on this page, and apply for permits as needed. 

    Steering Committee

    Subcommittees

    Road to Recovery

    The public is invited to submit feedback to the Road to Recovery Subcommittee about any of the guidance or other matters under review by this Committee.

    Expediting Government Regulation

    The public is invited to submit feedback to the Expediting Government Regulation Subcommittee about any of the guidance or other matters under review by this Committee. This subcommittee includes the Bars & Restaurants, Resorts, Pools & Spas, and the Attractions task forces.

    Business & Employee Health & Wellness

    The public is invited to submit feedback to the Business & Employee Health & Wellness Subcommittee about any of the guidance or other matters under review by this Committee.

    Community Updates

    The public is invited to submit feedback to the Community Updates Subcommittee about any of the guidance or other matters under review by this Committee.

    Faith-Based Community

    The public is invited to submit feedback to the Faith-Based Community Subcommittee about any of the guidance or other matters under review by this Committee.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    SOLD! Shoppers Program

    Pima County and the City of Tucson are SOLD on your success! That's why we have partnered with Hownd to bring you revenue and customers at no cost with our Shop Our Local Deals (SOLD) program.
    Learn more!

    PPE and Other Supplies

    Pima County has compiled a list of potential suppliers from whom community businesses may be able to purchase PPE such as gloves, masks and hand sanitizer.

    Back to School

    Back to School & Child Care

    The Pima County Health Department is assisting area schools with their back-to-school plans while our community continues to struggle with the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Get all the details, visit the Back to School Information and Resources page.
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