Downtown Tempe Business & Employee Resources

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This page will be updated as news and resources are announced.

UPDATED: 3/31/2020

As of March 18, the City of Tempe is under a state of emergency. This may come with various proclamations and restrictions as things change within our community. As we all know, things can change quickly but we want to make sure we share resources that will help you as we all adjust to these rapid changes.

Our highest priority is the safety of Downtown Tempe visitors, residents, businesses, workers, and staff. We will continue to monitor the current situations facing our downtown area and community. Please review the resources below and will do our best to update you with any announcements, proclamations, and/or new resources.  



Please see the Employer sections below for updated resources. 

As of 5 p.m. on 3/31/2020, Governor Ducey has ordered a "Stay-at-Home" Order. All non-essential businesses are to close and people are to stay home and only leave their homes for groceries, medical care, work or other important needs. Please review Governor Ducey's List of Essential Businesses

Mayor Mark Mitchell has ordered all parks, amenities and factilites to close as of 6 a.m. on 3/30/2020. This excludes restrooms, water fountains, walking paths, golf courses, and open park spaces. Please review the Mayor's proclaimation


Please see the Employer sections below for updated resources. 


Please see the Employer sections below for updated resources. 


Please see the Employer and Employee sections below for updated resources. 


City of Tempe Coronavirus Update 


Arizona Governor Ducey's Executive Order 

The City of Tempe has announced the following measures as of March 19, 2020:

  • All bars, nightclubs, and breweries are to close by 8 p.m.
  • All theaters, comedy clubs, arcades, and other entertainment venues are to close by 8 p.m.
  • All gyms, fitness centers, and workout studios are to close by 1 p.m.
  • All restaurants are to move to curbside pick-up or delivery only.
  • All dining rooms will be closed until further notice.

Please review Mayor Mark Mitchell’s statement on the City's Website

In addition:

  • Whole Foods (Downtown Tempe) will be reducing hours: Elderly (60+) hours from 7 a.m.-8 a.m., general public hours from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey announced an executive order allowing restaurants to sell beer, wine, and spirituous liquor in sealed containers. For more information, please refer to




First: Follow the CDC's Guide for Businesses to ensure your taking all the necessary precautions. 

Government (SBA Loans, Federal & Local)
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
  • Visit the Tempe Chamber of Commerce for a list of resources for Tempe businesses during this pandemic.
  • Click HERE to view the Chamber's web conference: Small Business Disaster Assistance (SMA loan information).
Local First Arizona
Other (Non-profits, priviate companies, etc.)
Government (Federal & Local)
More Information (Who's Hiring, Secure Your Business & Food Donations)

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