COVID-19
Facebook Live Small Business Event
Latest Efforts to Help Small Businesses

Thursday, April 9 | 5pm | Link to View

Join City Mayor Craig McFarland as he moderates an informative live discussion on important resources for local small businesses, with panelists:

  • Larry Rains, Casa Grande City Manager
  • Renee Louzon-Benn, President of Casa Grande Greater Chamber of Commerce
  • Terry Strain, Executive Vice President of Western State Bank

Topics Include :

  • CARES Act Overview
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans
  • Small Business Debt Relief Program
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • Emergency Economic Injury Grants
  • Small Business Evictions (AZ State Executive Order Overview)
Executive Order Updates
Small Business Evictions Halted

Governor Ducey has issued Executive Order 2020-21 halting evictions in the State for small businesses and nonprofits that are unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance on Essential Services

Governor Ducey issued additional guidance on his previous Executive Order clarifying businesses and operations deemed “essential.” Services like hair, nail and tanning salons along with public park amenities should have closed as of April 4.
Quarantining Out-of-State Travelers

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-24 to increase quarantine guidelines for out-of-state travelers entering Arizona. Anyone who travels to Arizona from an area with substantial community spread through any airport in the state must isolate or quarantine themselves upon arrival for 14 days.
Residential Healthcare Protection

Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-22 enhancing and reinforcing health protection in Arizona residential, nursing and related health care institutions. The order requires all staff to use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), implement symptom checks for those entering the facility and offer electronic communication for restricted visitation.
Enhanced Healthcare Reporting

Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-23 expanding healthcare reporting requirements on hospitals and health care providers to better track data needed to protect health care workers and patients and help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Repackage/Selling Groceries

Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-25 allowing Arizona restaurants to repackage and sell grocery items they have on hand, including items not normally packaged and labeled for resale.
Stay Informed
Community Resources
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You Are Not Alone ...

There is a great deal of unease and uncertainty surrounding the community today. Families, employees and businesses are all facing challenging decisions. Know that you are not alone. The Mayor, Council, City Leadership and Community Partners are working diligently to stay informed and are continuing to advocate for community needs to the state and federal branches. We remain resolute to help meet the evolving challenges for Casa Grande and have created City COVID-19 Response , Resident FAQs and Small Business Resources to help provide additional guidance. The Governor's Office has also created ArizonaTogether.org to help support families and businesses statewide.

With every challenge, there is opportunity. Please stay informed, engaged and ready to access the help that's out there. Together, we'll make it through! #LeanForwardCG

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311 Pinal County Info Line
3-1-1 Pinal County Info Line

Got questions? Feel free to also reach out to the Pinal County Information Line by dialing 3-1-1 for other general and workplace questions.
2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline

Community resources for families affected by COVID-19 are also available by visiting 211Arizona.org or dialing 2-1-1. Callers can talk to a live operator during business hours: Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wearing a Face Covering

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC  recent studies  show that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (asymptomatic) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (pre-symptomatic) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  

Please remember that the cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
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Home for Easter and Ramadan

Special family traditions surrounding Resurrection Day, Easter, Passover and Ramadan may look a little different this year.

COVID-19 prevention of community spread is paramount. It is important that families continue to practice physical and social distancing while also avoiding large gatherings.

Parks and trails will remain open for residents to enjoy, but picnicking and grilling will be prohibited.

Alternatives for celebrating at home can still be fun like d ecorating paper eggs and hanging them on the front door or windows (#CGEggHunt), streaming church services online, hosting a virtual Passover Seder dinner, scheduling virtual hangouts with family or friends or enjoying a household egg hunt in your backyard .
Healthy Tip
Social/Physical distancing helps to reduce virus spread and protect the most vulnerable population along with our own health. This also helps to reduce impact on our healthcare system and workforce. Let's lean forward together, Casa Grande, to help stop COVID-19 from spreading to our family and friends.

Please continue to follow all recommended guidelines issued by the   Centers for Disease Control Arizona Department of Health Services   and   Pinal County Public Health .

Stay Informed. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected!