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We’re in this together, Tempe

We’re in this together, Tempe.  

The Tempe Tourism Office wants to do everything that we can to support our local businesses and provide COVID-19 updates for both locals and visitors. Please visit the City of Tempe website for frequently updated COVID-19 resources and information for locals and visitors.

March 25, 2021: Governor Ducey issued a press release and Executive Order announcing that Arizona businesses can resume normal operations, effective immediately. This includes: hotels and resorts, restaurants and bars, fitness centers, pools, waterparks/tubing, movie theaters and attractions. 

For the latest news, information and resources on Tempe’s coronavirus response visit the City of Tempe website.

Tempe Updates

Mask Guidelines in Tempe: Please note that while mask regulations have been lifted in the state of Arizona, private businesses can still require masks to be worn in their facilities. Please check individual businesses websites for more information on their specific mask policy. If you have questions, check individual websites or social media channels or call before you visit. Federal law also requires face coverings on all public transit.

Visit the Office of the Governor’s website for more information about what is currently happening in Arizona in relation to COVID-19.

Outdoor activities in Tempe to get outside safely

If you’re in Tempe and you’re looking for safe things to do that help you stay within the CDC guidelines, visit our blog about outdoor activities.  

Here are a few things that you can do to help the Tempe community

Support local restaurants:

Tempe restaurants can really use your support right now. Our blog lists places where you can order delivery or curbside pick-up from a local restaurant. Contact restaurants individually for specific information about their protocols and safety measures for guests.

Support local retailers and artists:

Many of Tempe’s local retail stores and distilleries are also working hard to serve customers in a new way right now. There are also many local artists, and artists who would have sold their wares at the spring Tempe Festival of the Arts, who could really use your support. Read our blog to learn how you can help local merchants and artists.

COVID-19 information regarding events: 

The Tempe Tourism Office is currently updating the Event section of our website to indicate the events that have been cancelled and the businesses with reduced hours or temporary closures. Or check out our blog which provides Tempe and the Phoenix area’s most popular event status updates. If you are planning to visit a Tempe business, please contact them ahead of time to confirm their hours of operation.  

Traveling to Tempe

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport does require all employees and members of the public entering public airport facilities, including the terminals, the Rental Car Center, the PHX Sky Train®, and Airport buses to wear a face covering. For more health information, visit their website.

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Arizona Department of Health Services 

Arizona Office of Tourism 

U.S. Travel Association 

City of Tempe COVID-19 updates 

Maricopa County Public Health 

Toni Smith
Written Toni Smith

An Arizona native, Toni Smith loves to dine out, conquer hiking trails, go to concerts and survive hot yoga classes. She has also never met a dog she didn’t love instantly. She lives in Tempe with her husband and daughter.