: The latest coverage and local resources regarding COVID-19 from the Arizona Public Media newsroom.
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Tucson and Rio Nuevo providing aid as federal help grinds to a halt
Zero-interest loans and grants are available for immediate needs.
Coronavirus relief payments start landing in Arizonans’ bank accounts
An estimated 80% of residents in the state will get a payment from the federal government.
Unemployment payments straining Arizona budget
Unemployment payments are up $21 million over the previous week.
Pima County launches new hotline, website to help displaced workers
Both aim to help people file for unemployment and get connected to job resources.
Local businesses adapt to pandemic-related restrictions
Plus, how the outbreak could continue to influence building designers and architects.
Economic resources for Arizonans impacted by coronavirus
Government agencies are working to help lessen the economic hit of COVID-19.
Despite new protections, situation for renters and landlords is uncertain
Tenant advocates and property owners say more needs to be done for people who can't make rent.
Arizona's first-time unemployment claims neared 130,000 last week
Data also show that total payments for the week topped $5.5 million, a nearly $2.3 million increase.
How Farmers Markets are surviving - and evolving - during the pandemic.
Also on Arizona Spotlight:The Arts Foundation makes emergency relief grants available to local artists; a conversation with food writer & former EMT Jane Stern; and a short story from Aurelie Sheehan.
Pima County road work continues
No "stay at home" order for those who pave and repair public roads.
Ducey orders barber shops, nail salons to close
The governor "clarified" his executive order following criticism.
Some Arizona businesses don't want to be on governor's 'essential' list
The list of industries considered to be "essential services" in Gov. Ducey's order has drawn widespread consternation.
Census going forward despite coronavirus delays
The 2020 census will count people where they lived April 1.
Pima County supervisors extend closures to April 10
Businesses won't face a criminal penalty but can now be fined for violating the closure order.
Fourth Avenue businesses feeling pinch of coronavirus-related closures
A discussion with North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association's Fred Ronstadt.
Tucson Metro Chamber on outreach for businesses impacted by COVID-19
A discussion with chamber president Amber Smith.
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