To our valued patrons,
Tempe employees recognize that public health and safety is a top priority for the services we provide. We understand that the Novel Corona Virus also known as COVID-19 may be causing anxiety in your home and our community. The city is planning, talking and collaborating internally and externally, in case the virus spreads more widely in our area. City leaders are meeting and planning to determine the critical services and staffing levels that will be necessary to keep in place in the event that coronavirus begins to impact a significant number of city employees. Tempe is committed to continue providing critical city services to residents and businesses. Get the latest health tips and information on coronavirus cancellations and closures at tempe.gov/coronavirus
Tempe is also talking to external partners like the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Tempe schools, Valley Metro, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, ASU and more.
Community members can use this time to inform themselves with credible information and prepare their households and work plans. The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department webpage (www.tempe.gov/fire) has links to the Maricopa County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is important to stay calm and informed, while taking precautions to prevent the spread of infection:
- Wash your hands thoroughly or use an alcohol-based (at least 60 percent alcohol) hand sanitizer often.
- Do not touch your hands to your face, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.
- Wipe off hard surfaces at work and home with bleach wipes, alcohol wipes or other commercially available household cleaning solutions suitable for killing germs.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or in the elbow.
- Get a flu shot if you missed one earlier in the season. Many locations and doctors are still offering the flu vaccine.
If you are sick, do not go to public spaces. Follow your doctor’s guidance and adhere to CDC directions.