COVID-19 UPDATES

ARIZONA RESOURCES

On March 11, 2020, the Governor declared a State of Emergency in Arizona due to the COVID-19 outbreak. See Governor Ducey's Arizona Together website here. (En Español.)

The following organizations host pages regarding local, state and federal resources:

Apply for nutrition assistance (food stamps), Medicaid (AHCCCS) and

cash assistance at:

Health-e-Arizona PLUS

Telephone assistance available:

1-855-432-7587

United Way’s COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund can provide information about local agencies with available assistance: 866-211-9966

Do you qualify for rental 

assistance through the Arizona COVID Relief Program?

Take the Self-Assessment here.

Arizona Tax Day as been extended to July 15, 2020.

  • File for free here

The AZ Department of Education has guidance to schools and parents available here.

  • Interactive map of schools with grab-and-go meals available here; this is a list of sites at which meals are available

  • Information from the US Department of Education on providing services to children with disabilities is available here.

See Governor Ducey's Stay-at-Home Executive Order here.

  • All other executive orders are available here.​

  • Bars, Movie theaters, and indoor gyms/fitness clubs in counties with confirmed COVID-19 are closed until further notice. Restaurants and bars are permitted to sell food and alcohol for carry-out and delivery.

  • Non-essential and elective surgeries are postponed. 

  • Driver licenses that would have expired between March 1 and September 1, 2020 are extended for 6 months. 

  • Emission tests will be waived for one year for owners 65 and up 

The Arizona Food Bank Network is maintaining its resource page here for COVID-19. The page includes information about utilizing and supporting food banks, as well as school meals.

  • Individuals can locate a nearby foodbank here.

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Counsel hosts a page specific to the disability community. You can also view other resources below:

Administration for Community Living

Partners in Preparedness

Arizona 2-1-1 or relay line 520-775-1899 is another resource available to the disability community.

COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-542-8201

Seniors hard of hearing or deaf can text the Area Agency on Aging Senior Help Line at 520-775-1899.

AARP has multiple resources on their website available below:

The AZ Department of Health Services has a status page with information about cases in AZ, testing, and links to other resources.

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

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains a general COVID-19 information page, which includes links to other federal resources.

The CDC also has a one-page fact sheet with resources here.

And this page from the CDC includes information for households with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases, including information about disinfecting households

Mountain Park Health Center

The Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona has a help line for Tribal members: 1-800-552-9257.

  • The Indian Health Service also has a page with COVID-19 information, including FAQs about testing and funding.

The AZ Department of Economic Security is maintaining a page with general COVID-19 related services. It includes information about unemployment insurance, assistance programs including SNAP and TANF, and child care assistance.

 

Community Action Agencies can help Arizonans with the following:

  • utility or mortgage assistance

  • eviction or foreclosure prevention assistance

  • rental deposits

  • emergency shelter

 

DES is also maintaining several hotlines, including:

  • Family Assistance: 855-432-7587

  • Child Support: 800-882-4151

  • Unemployment: 602-364-2722

  • DES Mainline: 602-542-4791

Seniors in need of assistance getting groceries can call the Area Agency on Aging’s 24-Hour Senior Help Line at 602-264-HELP (602-264-4357) or toll free at 888-264-2258.

  • Those hard of hearing or deaf can text 520-775-1899

 

Several grocery chains—including Bashas, Food City, and AJ’s—have announced that they will be open between 5 am and 6 am only for customers 65 years and older.

Duet also has guidance and resource information available here for seniors and caregivers.

ordenes ejecutivas del Gobernador Ducey:

Agencias gubernarnamentales:

Oficina del Gobernador Ducey

Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona (ADHS)

 

Health-E-Arizona Plus

Centros Para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedade (CDC)

Departamento de Seguridad Economica (DES)

Organizaciones Comunitarias:

Bancos de Comida

  • Guía de Programas de las comidas  escolares

 

PUENTE Movement: El siguiente es un documento de recursos comunitarios con información sobre recursos médicos, comidas gratuitas para familias y niños, e información sobre citas de USCIS y centros de detención.

Clinicas Mountain Park

Aliento

Unidos US

Valle del Sol

Pequeños negocios

Small Business Association

Asociación para personas de la tercera edad (AARP)

Información Por y Para Personas con Discapacidades - y linea directa COVID-19: 1-844-542-8201

Recursos en Español

Arizona 2-1-1 has a page with a variety of individual, family, and business resources. Many of the resources listed below are also available through 2-1-1.

Call 877-211-8661 to access 211 

through video relay

  • Local First Arizona also has a page with business-related resources, including US Small Business Administration loan assistance.

BeConnected is available for

Arizona veterans to identify and 

contact resources.

Phone: 1-866-429-8387

Volunteer Health Professionals can access Advanced Registration here.

The AZ Department of Housing operates an eviction prevention pilot program. For information on the program as well as program contacts, please see this page.

The Landlord and Tenant Program can be found here.

 

Many utilities, including APS, SRP, Southwest Gas, City of Mesa utilities, Phoenix water, Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T have announced that they will not disconnect service and many have waived late fees. For specific information, reach out to these services directly.

  • APS announcement with contact information.

  • SRP information page with contacts.

  • TEP announcement, customer service is available at this number: 520-623-7711

  • Cox has implemented several changes to its residential service, including upgrading broadband speeds, waiving late fees related to the pandemic, and opening Wi-Fi hotspots. More information is available here.

Don't Forget: Important Contacts

Family Assistance: 855-432 7587

 Child Support: 800-882-4151

Unemployment: 602-364-2722 

DES Mainline: 602-542-4791

Area  Agency on Aging: Call 602-264-4357

or 888-264-2258, Text: 520-775-1899

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center: 1-844-542-8201.

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona: 1-800-552-9257

United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Fund: 866-211-9966

Stay involved!

The Arizona Commerce Committee hosts a page with business related resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

The federal Small Business Association will be providing disaster assistance to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is intended to provide low-interest working capital to small business suffering substantial economic injury.