Governor Doug Ducey Announces New Guidance for Arizona...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Governor Doug Announces New Guidance for Arizona

This afternoon Governor Doug Ducey announced the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order will expire on May 15th. The new guidance to ‘Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger’ includes guidance for individuals, businesses and employers as a gradual process in coming weeks.

Governor Ducey stated, “This does not mean a return to normal. This is the next step forward on the way out of this pandemic.”

In addition, guidance was provided for fitness centers/gymspools, and spas, which can resume tomorrow, May 13. Major league sports can resume on May 15 with limited reopening, no fans and adherence to CDC guidance.

Recap of the press conference includes:
  • Vulnerable individuals should remain at home
  • All business and services to follow CDC guidance, implement protocols
  • Continue to encourage telework whenever possible
  • Continue to physically distance
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Schools remain closed
  • In-person visitations to nursing homes prohibited
For the full recap of the Governor’s announcement, click here
Chamber Updates
EVCCA Releases Third COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

On Friday, the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance released the findings from the third survey of a series to determine the status of funding and rent relief options. Through this survey, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, along with other EVCCA members, can better support its member base and community by advocating for the immediate and long-term needs of said demographics. 

Based on the data and feedback received in regards to loans and funding, below are a few of the items identified:
  • While 60% said they had applied for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), only 9% stated they were approved. 
  • 74% applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, and only 25% were approved.
To view the published report, visit the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus resource page or download here. 
US Chamber Webinar Now On-Demand

Earlier today, Jennings Imel with the US Chamber of Commerce held an informational webinar in partnership with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. During this 30-minute webinar, Jennings discussed items such as the CARES Act and second round of PPP Loans, along with answering questions from attendees. Click to watch the recorded version and access the pairing slides. 
State of the District with Congressman Greg Stanton
Live Broadcast Event

On Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. the Tempe Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the District, a Federal Update with the 9th District US Congressman Greg Stanton.

This year's event, will be an interactive live broadcast with Congressman Greg Stanton who will provide a comprehensive update on federal issues affecting our district, state, and country. Register today!
Local and National News
City of Tempe Invites Community to Weigh In on Orbit Route Change

On May 19 at 5:30 pm, the City of Tempe will be hosting a virtual meeting to discuss the potential change to the Orbit Earth route to connect with new employment, residential and activity centers along Rio Salado Parkway and Rural Road. Click here for information on how you can join the City's Webex meeting. 

To view a PDF version of this map click here. 
Helpful Business Resources
8 Tips to Reengage Employees Back Into The Workplace 

As we all begin our migration back into the workplace it is important to expect a re-adjustment period. With the help of our partners at Markitors, we asked eight business executives for suggestions on how to reengage employees back into the workplace. 

Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty

Last week, our partners at Grow with Google held a Small Business Livestream to help individuals manage their business remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how to update critical business information online to keep customers informed, host virtual meetings and events, and access documents from anywhere. 
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