Our coronavirus resource guide has ways to find and get help in Tucson
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Our coronavirus resource guide has ways to find and get help in Tucson

From the April's Tucson-area coronavirus coverage: 1,200+ Pima County cases, stay-home order extended series
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An employee stocks what rice is left on an empty shelf at Grantstone Supermarket in Tucson, on March 23. 

Whether you need help paying the rent, getting groceries or keeping the kids busy, the Arizona Daily Star's resource guide — updated daily — is here to help.

WONDERING WHAT HAS REOPENED?

Tucson churches are in no rush to open, and when they do they're planning a long list of measures aimed at keeping parishioners safe.

Tucson restaurants cook up creative solutions to raise revenue to make up revenue declines related to COVID-19.

Tucson Speedway will reopen Saturday as part of an Armed Forces Weekend Memorial Day Doubleheader.

 • The VA hospital in Tucson is gradually reopening its campus for nonurgent, in-person appointments and elective procedures since the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Tuesday.

• Desert Diamond Casinos said on its website Monday, May 18, that it intends to stay closed through the end of the month, minimally. Meanwhile, Casino del Sol pushed back a May 21 opening announced last week to May 28.

• Delayed, modified, canceled: Here's the latest on Tucson’s Little Leagues amid the coronavirus pandemic.

• Some developed recreation sites in the Coronado National Forest will reopen today and be open for the Memorial Day weekend.

• The Pima County Board of Supervisors amends regulations for a wide swath of businesses reopening during the pandemic.

• Tucson's Roman Catholic churches can begin opening at the end of the month, but with safety protocols in place.

• Most Arizona theaters not ready to reopen until summer begins.

• UA Athletic Director Dave Heeke 'realistic and optimistic' that Wildcats will play football this season.

• Some Tucson gyms jumped at chance to reopen under new virus rules.

• New county guidelines target virus spread at reopened gyms and restaurants.

Casino del Sol set to reopen next week with new safety modifications.

Tumamoc Hill reopens May 25, but visitors are asked to follow new guidelines.

Tucson's libraries re-opening, but patrons must wear masks, have temperature checks.

• Tucson venues plan tentative new dates for big shows.

• Tucson hairstylists, barbers reopen and put an end to DIY "coronacuts."

• Nearly two months after closing, a Tucson area mall reopened.

IF YOU WONDER IF HELP IS ON THE WAY

Unemployment checks finally going out to Arizona independent, gig workers.

• Use this calculator to determine your share of the federal government's stimulus package.

Paula Sanford sews masks for hospital workers and the community at Cathey's Sewing and Vacuum in Tucson. 

IF YOU NEED A MASK

  • Students in the Fashion Design Program at Pima Community College are making face masks to raise funds for the program after its largest fundraiser of the year — the FashionArte 2020 spring runway show — was canceled due to coronavirus. A student-made mask comes with each $25 donation to the fashion program. Find more information here or call 520-206-4646.
  • Here are others ways to make, buy or find a cloth face mask in Tucson.

IF YOU'RE FEELING ILL

IF YOU'RE TRYING TO SAVE YOUR BUSINESS

       • Small businesses in Tucson can still get direct no-interest loans through a city of Tucson program, but time is running out as the application deadline is looming.

IF YOU'VE LOST YOUR JOB — FOR GOOD OR FOR NOW

IF YOU WORK FOR A TUCSON NONPROFIT

  • Tucson organizations that support women and girls are being offered the chance to win a $500 grant through the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona.
  • The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona launched a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, offering grants to non-profit organizations that had to cancel fundraising events due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Felicia’s Farm, 3761 E. River Road, has vegetables and eggs to share with nonprofits that work with low-income families with children. The farm donates about 700 pounds of produce and 170 dozen eggs a week. Contact Cathy Lolwing at 520-396-0015. To donate money, go to feliciasfarm.org

Victoria Quintero, 5, holds her sign as her mother, Vanessa, waves to the teachers and administrators from John E. White Elementary School and Pistor Middle School during a Car Parade through the neighborhood on March 27. 

IF YOU HAVE TO WORK AND NEED CHILDCARE

IF YOU CAN'T PAY YOUR BILLS

IF YOU NEED FOOD

IF YOU'RE NERVOUS ABOUT GROCERY SHOPPING

Spc. Gabriel Molina, of the Arizona National Guard, fills bags with food items on an assembly line at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on March 26.

IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT RESTAURANTS

IF YOU NEED HELP COPING

IF YOU DON'T HAVE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AT HOME

  • Cox is offering customers who qualify for low-cost service a free month of the “Connect2Compete” package. Thereafter, the cost is $9.95 per month. For more information, go here.
  • Comcast has expanded its “Internet Essentials” low-income internet package, offering 60 days of free service, with a cost of $9.95 per month thereafter. For more information, go to internetessentials.com. Comcast has also opened all of its Xfininty WiFi hotspots for free. For a map of hotspots, go to wifi.xfinity.com.

IF YOU'RE A PARENT

Marina Cornelius, owner of Floor Polish Dance + Fitness, teaches her Cardio Party-O class via Periscope to her students on March 20, 2020.  

IF YOU WANT TO EXERCISE AT HOME

IF YOU NEED AN ARTS AND CULTURE FIX

IF YOU NEED CLEANING AND DISINFECTING SUPPLIES

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DAILY LIFE DURING THE CRISIS

IF YOU HAVE CABIN FEVER

IF YOU WANT TO HELP

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