COVID-19 Resources and Important Notices

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  • Effective close of business Tuesday, March 31, Arizonans shall limit their time away from their place of residence or property, except:
    • To conduct or participate in essential activities, and/or;
    • For employment, to volunteer or participate in essential functions; or
    • To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services;
    • And for employment if as a sole proprietor or family owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.
  • Essential businesses that remain open shall implement rules and procedures that facilitate physical distancing and spacing of individuals of at least 6 feet.
    • Businesses, operations, and activities deemed essential by the state were clarified here.
  • Arizonans are encouraged to improve social connectedness, resiliency, and help-seeking behavior.
  • Arizona schools state-wide are closed through the end of the school year.
  • All restaurants are required to provide dine-out options only.
  • All bars, movie theaters, and gyms are required to close.
  • All elective surgeries are halted in the state of Arizona.
  • If someone in your family has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • All mass gatherings of 10 or more people must be canceled or postponed.

State Resources: Arizona Commerce Authority has information for employers and small businesses: and (en Español)

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2020 Tax Season Update

  • Federal Tax Deadline: July 15, 2020.
  • Arizona State Tax Deadline: July 15, 2020. Extension of tax filing deadline does not affect Arizona’s charitable contributions. Donations to qualifying nonprofits for Arizona tax credits must still be made by April 15.

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