The Grand Canyon Chamber is attending daily calls with Governor Ducey's office. If you have concerns that you want addressed please call Laura Chastain at 520-329-1889.
Here is what we announced today:
We talked with the state's largest electric utilities who will continue to provide electricity to homes and businesses. You can read more here. Please reach out to us if you have further questions.
We asked hospitals across the state to expand bed capacity by 50% by April 24th. You can read our EO here:
In our licencing Executive Order, boards will defer requirements to renew licenses that expire between March and September, unless the requirements can be completed online. The Order also prevents or limits the amount of online learning hours permitted to issue or renew a license, and states that boards and agencies will issue provisional licenses to applicants who have met all statutory requirements, but can't take the exam because it may not be provided online or remotely. There is a list of boards and agencies that this applies to listed in the EO, so please look that over.
Finally, we waived emissions testing for vehicle owners 65 and older to allow them to renew their vehicle registrations.
As a reminder, here is the AZDHS website where you can find updated information each morning on the number of confirmed cases in Arizona.
The Governor issued an Executive Order to expand telemedicine coverage for Arizonans, which will help people continue social distancing while accessing critical care and services.
Arizona requested changes to federal food assistance programs in Arizona that would allow for the purchase of hot meals
Yesterday, Arizona Together initiative was launched to support Arizonans. It will help connect individuals and businesses to resources, raise money for community organizations and provide information on volunteer opportunities. This can be found at ArizonaTogether.org. If you have questions about this, please contact me.
You can find all of the AZDHS updates here:
All of our Executive Orders are here, including the one we issued earlier today. Please familiarize yourself with it and then ask questions you might have.
Katie Fischer and I should be your main POC's for all Governor's office requests, and we will direct from there.
We have guidance from the Department of Liquor which is posted on the Department of Liquor website.
Our office will issue another two executive orders/rule changes. One ensuring that people whose employment has been affected by COVID 19 have access to unemployment and another changing our tax filing date to JULY to match what the feds did.
Schools are now closed until April 10th.
Finally, we have received several messages about "essential services" in a "shelter-in-place" scenario. Please note that at this time, this is not something the Governor is anticipating. That being said, we do recognize this situation is changing by the minute. We aren't actively soliciting requests, but we do recognize your very real concerns, as other states are doing this. If you would like to send these to our office, please send an email to me and cc Ryan Sabel, cc'd on this email.
Ryan is helping me log these requests. Also, please review the guidelines put out by the federal government. Additionally, I know that the Arizona Chamber of Commerce is asking for these recommendations. If your business doesn't fall in the guidelines, you can reach out to the Chamber as well. If you have questions about the EO's, I have some guidance. Otherwise, feel free to reach out to Katie or myself with questions.