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|Name||Service||Hours of Operation||Phone Number|
|211 Arizona||For general information about COVID-19, including news, testing, prevention, and cleaning guidelines||8 AM – 8 PM Daily||211
For TDD: 711 or 800-367-8939 (Arizona Relay – must dial 877-211-8661 when using Relay)
|Arizona COVID-19 Hotline||For you, a family member, or a patient, if you are a healthcare provider, to be screened over the phone to decide whether or not you should be tested||24/7||1-844-542-8502|
|Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center||General COVID-19 support||24/7||1-800-222-1222|
|Arizona Hunger Hotline||Find food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and others that distribute emergency food||Varies by site||Text FOOD, or COMIDA to 877-877 to find the nearest sites
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.||24/7||1-800-273-8255|
|Crisis Response Network||Free crisis support||24/7||1-800-631-1314
|Veterans Crisis Line||For veterans in crisis or concerned about one||24/7||Text 838-255
or 1-800-273-8255, press 1
The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Disinfecting the Home
- Free School Breakfasts and Lunches (All locations, unless otherwise noted in the details below, are distributing free meals to all children ages 18 and under and there are no income requirements, but children must be present at pick up.)
- Restaurants in Tucson are temporarily allowed to act as pop-up grocery stores, selling packaged food, fresh produce, paper goods and cleaning supplies.
- Tucson Neighborhood Food Pantry offers boxes of fruits and vegetables for an $8 donation each Saturday morning starting at 8 am until boxes run out. Location: 5707 E. 22nd St., Tucson.
- Tucson Food Pantries are available to assist those in need of food. Text FOOD, or COMIDA to 877-877 to find the nearest sites or call 602-528-3434 or 1-800-445-1914.
- Cox customers who qualify for low-cost service can now get a free month of its “Connect2Compete” service starting Monday, March 16. The service is $9.95/month after the first month.
- Comcast is opening all its Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Comcast has also expanded its “Internet Essentials” low-income internet package, for more info, visit https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19.
- The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) has compiled a guide to all of the local artists, musicians, museums, fitness studios, small businesses, performers and more who are livestreaming classes, workshops, performances and virtual experiences.
- Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK) provides free resources for both kids and parents while sheltering in place.
- Pima County Health Department has posted information on how to volunteer and what donations are being accepted.
- Resources for Healthcare Workers
- #ThisisTucson daily updates around the Tucson area for activities and services to help the community during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Family-friendly online activities and services in the Tucson area
- Tucson specific resources
- Resources for Families, Businesses, and Volunteers in Arizona