Mayor Regina Romero announces new policies to deal with Coronavirus

Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 21:55:02-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The City of Tucson is implementing some new procedures to deal with the possibilty that COVID-19 will spread in Southern Arizona.


Mayor Regina Romero announced Thursday, Tucson Water will no longer shut off people's service or charge fees for late payments.

City sponsored events and meetings which involve the public are suspended. The Mayor also recommends that any gathering of more than 50 people be postponed.

The city will not issue permits for events with attendance of more than 50 people.

All business-related travel that would take employees out of the city is also suspended.

Board, committee, and commission meetings are suspended for the time being.

The City of Tucson is asking everyone to make payments online if possible. Any employee who has to take payments in person will now be wearing gloves.

Those who work for the city could be allowed to telecommute to work, and anyone without vacation or comp time will be allotted 13 days of paid leave.

They are also allowing employees to take Family Medical Leave to take care of sick relatives.