Thanks for doing your part!
As downtown businesses begin to safely and responsibly reopen, it's important to continue practicing the several health & safety guidelines that have become a part of our daily lives. Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is committed to creating and maintaining a vibrant, safe and welcoming downtown. DTP in partnership with downtown restaurants, retail and cultural institutions are taking extra steps to ensure businesses and public spaces are clean and safe for the community. Below you'll find what you can do to safely visit and support your favorite local businesses.
On behalf of downtown restaurants and retailers, we can't thank you enough for the support you've given to our community during these uncertain times. Welcome back, we missed you!
Stay Home If You're Not Feeling Well
First and foremost, if you're not feeling 100%, it's best that you stay home to protect others from not only the potential spread of COVID-19, but any other seasonal sicknesses that may be going around. Take the CDC's Coronavirus self-checker tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and medical care.
Both Pima County and the City of Tucson are offering free COVID-19 testing at locations throughout the city.
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Don't miss your shot to stop COVID-19! Pima County currently operates COVID-19 vaccine points of distribution (PODs) at Tucson Medical Center (TMC), Kino South, and the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). The University of Arizona vaccination site has transitioned into a POD run by the state of Arizona. The CDC and the State of Arizona developed guidelines to help determine priority groups for vaccination until there is enough vaccine for everybody who wants a vaccine.
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Please follow the Pima County Mask Mandate requiring the wearing face coverings in public if 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. The rule is still in effect and applies to everyone over the age of 5. Please consider wearing your mask or face covering when you're walking downtown on sidewalks, waiting in a common areas for a table, not actively eating or drinking at your table, and in situations where 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. Please be patient and understanding with service workers who are working hard to maintain a safe environment for all.
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From the CDC: Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household.
To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
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In partnership with Pima County and the Ready for You program, the Downtown Tucson Partnership has deployed 30 hand sanitizer stations throughout downtown. The touchless units provide another layer of safety for downtown employees, residents and visitors. Please remember to wash your hands frequently and sanitize when you need a quick refresh!
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