Timeline for Reopening:

May 1: hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to resume elective surgeries if they can demonstrate adequate capacity.

May 4: non-essential retailers may begin offering goods for sale through delivery, curbside pickup or appointment, as long as they implement public health protections and follow CDC guidelines.

May 8: salons and barbershops can reopen, and retailers may fully reopen their stores to customers. All businesses must limit occupancy, adhere to social distancing, and uphold safety and sanitation protocols.

May 11: restaurants can begin dine-in service with limited occupancy, social distancing, sanitation protocols, in addition to checking employees for COVID-19 symptoms before their shifts.

May 13: gyms, pools and spas can reopen with restrictions in place.

May 15: professional sports leagues can restart without spectators; Stay At Home order in Arizona officially ends, replaced by new guidance for the next stage of economic recovery.

Arizona State Guidance For Reopening: Restaurants | Barbers & Cosmetologists | Retail Establishments | Pools | Gyms & Fitness Providers | Spas | Places of Worship

Reopening checklists for businesses

Small business help

A number of government, nonprofit and business organizations have compiled detailed lists of resources.

Loans + Grants to Help Small Businesses

List of resources and relief programs compiled by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership

City of Phoenix

Comprehensive guide to everything COVID-19 related — from testing to housing services

Arizona Together

Statewide array of resources launched by Gov. Doug Ducey

Local First Arizona

Loans, grants, legal aid, unemployment benefits + more

Employment opportunities

Here are some resources to help those who’ve been laid off, furloughed or whose hours have been cut.


Employment Resources for Downtown Hospitality Workers

Relief grants, legal advice, assistance with electric bills and more

Arizona Office of Tourism

Immediate employment opportunities for displaced hospitality workers

Hiring Companies in Arizona During COVID-19

List of 200+ companies hiring right now compiled by BestCompaniesAZ

Ways to support the community

Ideas, resources and suggestions for making a difference during the COVID-19 crisis — most don’t require you to leave your home.

Shops and Services Open for Business

Online sales, delivery, promotions or gift cards

DTPHX Takeout + Delivery Guide

Your favorite downtown restaurants offering takeout and delivery

Here’s What Nonprofits Need Now and How You Can Help

Nonprofits are on the front lines of this crisis and need help


How to Support Phoenix Arts and Culture Nonprofits

Many have been impacted by closures, canceled programming and fundraising events

Phoenix Community Alliance Advocacy Alerts

As the business membership and advocacy affiliate of Downtown Phoenix Inc., PCA is undertaking crucial policy work at the city, state, and federal levels to help small businesses, nonprofits and those most impacted by COVID-19. Here’s what our committees are working on.

Fact Sheets About COVID-19

Updated safety recommendations, business requirements, FAQs, and general guidelines everyone in the community needs to follow.