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During the period of COVID-19, many people are in need of additional assistance. There are so many resources available including small business loan programs, Prescott Valley and Prescott Chambers who wish to find how to best aid businesses. For the resident, there are insurance and job assistance as well as non-profit and school-based meal programs. Here is a quick access directory with information on the many different programs offered for you, a resident of Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley and beyond!

Directory for Take-Out, Deliveries & Specials

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Small Business Directory for Take-Out, Deliveries, and Specials now available. Links restaurants, home services and more which remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. READ MORE

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CARES Act for Small Businesses – Loans and Grants Now Available for Small Business, Self-Employes and Gig Workers

The CARES Act tasks the Small Business Administration with overseeing the distribution of millions of dollars in loans and grants to help small businesses survive the pandemic. READ MORE

A Message from Mayor Palguta

Prescott Valley Mayor Kell Palguta’s April 1st update to township residents regarding the COVID-19 virus and community concerns. The video addresses several key topics residents should know. READ MORE

A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – April 15th

In his daily address, Mayor Mengarelli covers several important topics concerning the City of Prescott and residents. READ MORE

Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Reaches out to Business Community

Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce survey for the local business community designed to help understand what’s needed to get through. READ MORE

Prescott Chamber of Commerce – How can they help small business?

Prescott Chamber

Prescott Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from small businesses on what they’re doing to get products or services to customers in a safe manner during the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE

Prescott Area Costco and Your Commonly Asked Questions

Prescott Costco updates store hours, customer density, and purchasing limits in the face of COVID-19. READ MORE

Prescott Area Sprouts Updates and Info

A video message from Sprouts Chief Operating Officer, store hours, safety precautions, purchase limits.  READ MORE.

Natural Grocers Announces Steps to Ensure Health and Well-being of Staff/Customers

Natural Grocers has announced updated company-wide policies as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the communities which it serves. READ MORE

How Trader Joe’s is Caring for Crew Members and Customers

Trader Joe’s made a statement of how they are caring for their customers and the employees for their stores offering adjusted hours, additional paid sick time, and more. READ MORE

A Message From Safeway/Albertsons to Customers

Safeway-Albertsons is taking measures to ensure the safety, service, and well-being of employees and customers alike. READ MORE

Walmart is Here for You: How they are Responding to COVID-19

Walmart is taking multiple steps to ensure the safety and health of customers and employees alike. From contact-free checkout and store pick up to adjusted hours and cleaning procedures, Walmart is doing its part during the Coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE

Fry’s Food Stores is Taking Steps for Community and Staff

Fry’s Food Stores is working hard to look out for the well-being of customers and employees through adjusted hours, offering separate shopping for senior citizens and more. READ MORE

Prescott Farmers Market Working to Aid Community

Prescott Farmers Market continues to work with the community by providing a list of food sources for those in need due to COVID-19 displacement. School lunches and food banks will continue to serve the community. READ MORE

Prescott Farmers Market: Offering Alternative Shopping Options


Prescott Farmers Market is offering an alternative way to shop; get your local and organic products while maintaining your health and safety. READ MORE

PUSD To Offer Laptop Check-out Program to Students Starting April 1st

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Prescott Unified School District will begin checking out Chromebooks to students who do not have devices at home. READ MORE

A Message from PUSD Superintendent, Joe Howard

Prescott Unified School District Superintendent, Joe Howard took a few minutes to report updates and details regarding the district and plans in action for learning. READ MORE

PUSD Providing Meals for All Children 18 & Under

Prescott Unified School District food service is providing meals for ALL children 18 and under at several locations. Meal pick up is available at 8:00 am and 11:30 am. READ MORE

HUSD Free Breakfast and Lunch Program

The Humboldt Unified School District provides free pre-packaged breakfast and lunch meals to all children who are 18 years and younger. Meal service will be offered from 11:30 am-1:00 pm Monday through Friday. READ MORE

Chino Valley Unified School District Expanded Meal Services

Chino Valley Unified School District announced that they are expanding their breakfast/lunch meal service to multiple locations. Participants are asked to take a short survey to ensure enough food at each location. READ MORE

Prescott Valley Public Library is Getting Creative

While the Prescott Valley Public Library is closed to the public because of COVID-19, Library staff is working harder than ever to provide information and entertainment to community members of all ages. READ MORE

Prescott Public Library Says – We’re Here for You!

The Ask a Librarian staff is happily awaiting your phone calls and emails. They can help you get started in using the electronic resources as well as offering several Stay Connected programs for youth. READ MORE

Calling All Modern Day Rosies!

With the shortage of masks in the U.S., many people have resorted to making their own masks to share with others while still more are stepping up to make approved masks to donate to healthcare workers, essential workers, and at-risk individuals. READ MORE

Introducing: El Gato Community Gives

El Gato Azul opens “Gato Community Gives” to provide no-cost meals to individuals and small families during the COVID-19 crisis. Financial donations to help sustain the program are welcome. READ MORE

The Community Supports Gato Community Gives

Through social media requests, Gato Community Gives recieved donations from the community allowing the program to provide close to 8,000 no-cost meals to individuals, families, and non-profits. Gato Community Gives is now reaching out to families of PUSD who are in need and looking for continued support. READ MORE

American Legion Post 140 Offers Assistance

Members of the American Legion Post 140 reaches out to the community to offer aid to those in need. They are stretching beyond their normal service to Veterans to include elderly, quarantined, disabled, and more. READ MORE & Talking Glass Media Can Help Your Business is the region’s #1 good news website, generating millions of page views on its website and reaching millions on its social media platforms annually. Contact Us and let’s do this together.

Embry-Riddle Offers Free Online Courses for K-12 Students

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides free online course offerings to children aged 8-17 who can no longer attend school due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  READ MORE

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona to Open Prescott Club for Essential Services Families

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona will temporarily serve families who work in essential services sectors of the community including healthcare, telecommunications, information technology systems, defense and more. READ MORE

Grants and Scholarships Available for Musicians and Artists

Recently several grant and scholarship applications have become available for artists and musicians. READ MORE

Governor Ducey and State Child Care Leaders Announce Launch of Child Care for COVID-19 Frontline Workers

Governor Doug Ducey announced the official launch of Arizona Enrichment Centers starting Monday, April 6 to offer childcare for the children of first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector workers, including child safety workers. READ MORE

Small Business Administration Approves Loans for Arizona Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Arizona’s Small Business Administration (SBA) offers help to small businesses via the Economic Injury Disaster Loan due to the COVID-19 virus impact. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that can’t be paid. READ MORE

NACOG and ARIZONA@WORK to Provide Assistance to Workforce

The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) Economic/Work Force Development Division (EWD) can provide assistance for unemployed citizens because of the economic changes due to COVID-19. READ MORE

Need a Job?  REDC Online Job Fair

Many businesses in Yavapai County are hiring. Visit the REDC website to see an up to date listing of jobs available in your area. READ MORE

CAFMA Providing Alternate Service to Permit and Plans Services

CAFMA has put in place processes to assist the public in completing Fire Authority business in the most efficient way possible. All departments will be available via telephone and email. READ MORE.

Yavapai County Now Offering Remote Building Inspections via Streaming Video

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Now, homeowners and contractors can have many common building inspections performed by streaming video using their personal electronic devices such as a tablet or a cell phone. READ MORE.

Arizona Serve Partners with People Who Care to Help Homebound Adults

People Who Care teams up with Arizona Serve to help area adults who are homebound and in need of non-medical assistance. READ MORE

Prescott Meals on Wheels Alters Daily Service Model

Prescott Meals on Wheels is changing their daily service model to a once a week “Hot+5” meal delivery and also offering a pick-up lunch option with online ordering. READ MORE

A MUST WATCH: Understanding COVID-19: Flattening the Curve

PBS video explains the reasoning behind the COVID-19 pandemic terms “flattening the curve” and “exponential growth.” READ MORE

New Order Allows Telemedicine for Pets and Animals


In an effort to support COVID-19 “stay home” measures, pets and animals in Arizona can now be examined by their veterinarians through telemedicine, under a new Executive Order issued by Governor Doug Ducey. READ MORE

Governor Ducey Announces Arizona Together Initiative, Linking Arizonans to Resources During COVID-19

Governor Ducey launched the Arizona Together initiative to support Arizonans during COVID-19, connecting individuals and businesses to resources, raising money for community organizations and providing information on volunteer opportunities. READ MORE

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation to Expand Access to Unemployment Benefits

Governor Ducey signed S.B. 1694 expanding access to unemployment benefits to Arizonans affected by COVID-19 by waiving certain Arizona Department of Economic Security eligibility requirements. READ MORE

Governor Ducey Announces Launch of 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline

Arizona COVID-19 Hotline provides resources for Arizonans with concerns over the outbreak. Dial 2-1-1 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. READ MORE

Governor Ducey Announced New Dollars for Rental Assistance

Governor Ducey announced $5 in new funding to help Arizonans struggling to make rent due to COVID-19. READ MORE

Governor Ducey Announces New Steps to Protect Families and Small Businesses from Foreclosure

Governor Doug Ducey today announced a cooperative agreement with the state’s banks to protect small businesses and families from eviction and foreclosure. READ MORE

Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Halting Evictions for Small Businesses and Nonprofit

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Governor Doug Ducey issues an Executive Order halting evictions in the state for small businesses and nonprofits that are unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Governor Ducey Announced 90-Day Fee Relief for Restaurants, Bars Impacted by COVID-19

To provide additional assistance to restaurants and bars facing loss due to COVID-19, Governor Ducey announced the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will defer the payment of liquor licensing fees by 90 days. READ MORE

New Assistance Available to Support Arizona Small Business

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Arizona small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 have limited time to benefit from important benefits passed along with the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  READ MORE

Prescott’s Mayor Mengarelli Hosting Virtual Town Hall Meeting

In the City of Prescott’s ongoing efforts to support our local community during the COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday, April 17, Mayor Mengarelli will host a virtual “Town Hall Meeting” to discuss mental health services available for citizens. READ MORE

Local Webinars This Week

Several upcoming webinars are being offered for local businesses and people who are working from home. READ MORE

A Letter to Customers from APS Chief Operating Officer

APS Chief Operating Officer, Daniel Froetscher, sends a message to customers to address concerns during COVID-19. READ MORE

Yavapai County Free Library District Branches Provide Online Options

Access thousands of books and audio books online. READ MORE.

The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Library has instituted a digital Library Card

The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Library has instituted a digital library card that can be used to access the Libby app, which provides access to the library’s e-books and e-Audiobooks. READ MORE.

Resources for Individuals, Businesses, and Non-profits Impacted by COVID-19 in Flagstaff

The City of Flagstaff has prepared a list of resources for individuals, businesses, and non-profits who have been affected by COVID-19. READ MORE

Sedona’s Resource Directory for Business, Community Members

To help both community members and businesses find critical resources during these times, the city of Sedona has compiled two lists. One for people looking for community resources like food, shelter, and economic relief. The second for businesses looking for resources and assistance including loans and employee needs. READ MORE

City of Sedona Offers Three Ways to Help with Wastewater Bills

The city of Sedona understands and recognizes residents and businesses may be struggling to pay wastewater bills and is offering alternatives. READ MORE

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