Herald/Review Media has received multiple requests for local COVID-19 resources.
On Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey launched a statewide COVID-19 hotline to be used as a resource for Arizonans. The hotline costs $2 million and is being funded by the Arizona Department of Economic Security. The public can call 2-1-1 with any COVID-19 questions and concerns they have.
“As we continue to combat COVID-19 in Arizona, we want to ensure the public has access to resources needed to stay safe and healthy,” said Gov. Ducey in a press release. “With this hotline launch, Arizonans can get important COVID-19-related information in English and Spanish by simply dialing 2-1-1.”
Senior store hours
With grocery stores still catching up with the demand of certain products and food items, hours have been adjusted to give workers time to stock shelves. In an effort to help all community members get what they need in order to stay home for this extended amount of time, local grocery stores are dedicating time to senior citizens, ages 65 and older, pregnant women and people with underlying health issues. Below are the stores and their “senior hours.”
• Walmart: Tuesdays, 6-7 a.m.
• Target: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m.
• Fry’s: Monday through Thursday, 6-7 a.m.
• Safeway: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 a.m.
• Dollar General is not reserving the first hour but asks the public to allow seniors and those with disabilities the opportunity to shop first when their stores open at 8 a.m.
Just because restaurants have closed their doors and dining rooms doesn’t mean they’re not serving customers and the community. Many restaurants have changed their business models and are providing meals via take-out, delivery or curbside pick-up. Reach out to your favorite restaurant to see how they are serving food and staying open.