Keeping informed will help you and your family stay healthy during the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On this page, you will find links to health, informational, economic, and educational resources to help people during this difficult time. After the resource list, there are links to my Coronovirus updates and videos about the state’s response to COVID-19 and to other news stories about the outbreak.
BTW, the photo is me in my outbreak gear. Back in 2013, Jim and his entire family got a horrendous flu. His mother and sister were even hospitalized. I was the only family member who came in contact with the infected and didn’t get it. Wearing a mask and gloves in the house, wiping down handles and surfaces repeatedly (as I took care of Jim and followed Jim around with disinfectant), and indoor social distancing saved me.
Please stay safe!
PRIMARY ARIZONA RESOURCES
ARIZONA TOGETHER, Governor Doug Ducey’s comprehensive COVID19 resource page.
COVID19 Testing Blitz, Sites for testing people who this they have been infected but may not have symptoms. Governor Ducey wants to test 30,000-60,000 Arizonans over the next few weeks. Check this link to find a location and to register.
ADHS Coronavirus Data Dashboard, Arizona Department of Health Services COVID19 data (updated daily)
TUCSON/PIMA LOCAL INFORMATION & UPDATES
Pima County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – includes a wealth of information from outbreak statistics to public health links for a variety of services, here.
City of Tucson COVID-19 Update page – includes executive orders, information on city services and more, go here.
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson.Com) Coronavirus Updates – includes daily and hourly “what we know” updates, go here.
Tucson Coronavirus Update Facebook Page (Managed by the Tucson Sentinel.com) – includes news updates from the Tucson Sentinel, mixed with group member comments and other links. This page is heavily moderated to protect the integrity of the information and the tone of the discourse. No hate speech, trolls, or fake news allowed, go here.
Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak, go here.
Arizona Department of Health Services – includes state related information about Coronavirus in Arizona, the daily outbreak statistics, and information on testing, go here.
Telephone hotline: 1-844-542-8201
Banner Health Systems Coronavirus Testing Information – to be screened for drive-through testing, go here.
Telephone hotline for testing: 1-844-549-1851
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – federal information on the COVID-19 crisis, symptoms, and science, go here.
HOUSING, FOOD AND NECESSITIES
Arizona Food Bank Network – This site has many links for people seeking help during the Coronavirus cirsis. It also has a directory of food banks in Arizona, go here.
AZ Department of Economic Security (DES) Services – DES has set up a specific COVID-19 page with information and phone numbers. Please note that information for unemployment insurance benefits are provided on this website.
These services include unemployment insurance benefits, services for the developmentally disabled, the Arizona early intervention program, cash, medical and nutrition assistance (food stamps), child case assistance, short-term crisis service and mortgage assistance, go here.
Health-e-Arizona PLUS – Online application for nutrition assistance (food stamps), Medicaid (AHCCCS) and cash assistance, go here.
Health-e-Arizona Hotline: 1-855-432-7587
Arizona 211 – Arizona 211 has compiled a great list of resources in one place. Individuals can either call 211 from their phone or browse their website, go here.
Information Hotline: 2-1-1
Community Action Agencies (CAA) – CAAs offer a wide variety of services including rental assistance and general casework, go here.
The Senior Help Line – The Senior Help Line is the top resource for Arizona’s seniors and elderly. The hotline operates 24/7 and has a great library of resources to pull from, go here.
24/7 Senior Hotline: 602-264-4357
Utilities and bill pay – Many utilities are offering assistance with bills including delayed shut offs for people who can’t afford to pay. You will need to call each specific company and inquire about what may be available to assist you.
SRP – https://www.srpnet.com/about/customer-assistance.aspx– 602-236-8888
APS – https://www.aps.com/en/About/Our-Company/Our-Commitment-to-Safety/COVID-19 – 602-371-7171
Eviction assistance – The Arizona Department of Housing offers limited eviction assistance in certain zip codes, please refer to this website for further information, go here.
EDUCATION INFORMATION AND FOOD SERVICES THROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Public Schools – The AZ Department of Education has guidance for parents and schools on their website, go here.
ld9 School Districts…
Tucson Unified School District, go here.
Flowing Wells Unified School District, go here .
Amphi Unified School District, go here.
Catalina Foothills School District, go here.
ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Wonderopolis – Children’s learning website created by Education Solutions for Families invites children to explore intriguing questions about the world around us, go here.
Camp Wonderpolis – offers interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments, go here.
National Center for Families Learning – free educational resources for families, go here.
Storyline Online – children’s stories read by famous people, a project of the Screen Actor’s Guild and the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), go here.
Go Noodle – physical activity and learning for children, go here.
Fordham Institute Resource for Learning from home, go here.
National Education Association Resources, go here.
Swing Education: 20 Online Learning Resources, go here.
Rep. PPH Updates & Videos Re: COVID-19
#Coronavirus Resources & Info: Keep Your Distance & Stay Healthy (video), March 25, 2020
Gloves & Hankies: Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic (video), February 26, 2020