Executive Order Delaying Expiration of Driver Licenses One Year

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

As Arizona continues to take proactive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ducey today issued an Executive Order deferring requirements to renew standard driver licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 by one year from their original expiration date. This action will minimize in-person visits to Arizona Motor Vehicle … [More]

Statewide Declaration of Emergency, Curfew through June 8

Rick McCartney

Governor Doug Ducey today issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight. The curfew is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and shall expire on Monday, June 8, at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended. “At the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement, I’m issuing a … [More]

Tempe Offers Free Expansion of Premises Permits for Qualified Businesses

City of Tempe

Starting this week, businesses can apply for an expansion of premises permit at no charge. This permit allows businesses to expand into the right of way, their parking lots or other spaces with the appropriate permissions. City staff is expediting review of these applications to ensure the safety of our community and first responders while providing businesses more room to … [More]

SBA Issues New Regulations for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration today published Women-Owned Small Business  Federal Contracting program regulations that will provide a free, online certification and eligibility application process for women-owned small businesses and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. The timeline for implementation of changes to SBA’s WOSB program has been … [More]

Phoenix Public Transit Department to Reduce Bus Service on May 4

Rick McCartney

As a result of the continued impacts of COVID-19, the city of Phoenix Public Transit Department will reduce bus service (see route list below) beginning May 4. The start of the service day will shift to: •    Monday - Friday 5 a.m. •    Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. The following service hours are temporarily eliminated: •    Monday - Thursday 11 p.m. to midnight •   … [More]

New Guidance on Elective Surgeries

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

With hospitals reporting increased availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) and bed capacity, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order removing restrictions on conducting elective surgeries for hospitals, health care facilities and providers that meet certain preparedness criteria. Under the new order, hospitals, dental offices and other health facilities can … [More]

POLICY CHANGE: FedEx Express International to Begin Temporary Surcharge

FedEx | March 31, 2020

FedEx is an essential business keeping commerce moving and delivering critical relief during the COVID-19 crisis. We are still delivering for you under state of emergency and shelter in place restrictions issued in various parts of the world. These restrictions are disrupting the global supply chain. Air cargo capacity is limited, and we’ve had to make adjustments so that … [More]

POLICY CHANGE: Travel ID Requirement Delayed to October 2021

Arizona MVD | March 26, 2020

The October 1 deadline for the new federal TSA REAL ID rules to take effect has been delayed ONE YEAR to October 1, 2021. As a result, MVD customers should postpone plans to get the AZ Travel ID. With this delay and the need to reduce customer traffic at MVD locations, all AZ Travel ID appointments have been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the ongoing … [More]

POLICY CHANGE: Electric Utility Relief Package

State of Arizona Office of the Governor | March 26, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey announced a cooperative agreement with the state’s largest electric utilities to continue to provide reliable electricity to homes, hospitals, and businesses while making sure that Arizona residents facing financial difficulties will have choice, assistance, and reliable access to electricity. Under the agreement, Arizona Public Service (APS), Salt River … [More]

POLICY CHANGE: MVD reminders: Office appointments required, license expirations extended

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division reminds customers that all MVD office visits require an appointment. Only services that have to be done in person are available. This does not apply to Authorized Third Party providers. To reduce the number of people who may require office visits, Gov. Doug Ducey last week issued an Executive Order extending the … [More]