The City of Nogales is taking action to assist local businesses affected by COVID-19. At the direction of the City Manager, Nogales Police hand-delivered Small Business Emergency Loan Flyers to 88 local businesses. US Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which allocates nearly $350 Billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payrolls during this emergency. Local businesses may visit the US Chamber of Commerce for more information. A copy of the flyer will be made available on the City’s COVID-19 website, under the heading Business Resources. Other forms of disaster relief may be available for qualifying small businesses, and small business owners are encouraged to visit www.SBA.gov for additional information and relevant guidance.
The City of Nogales is reminding residents of the facts of Governor’s Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-18, Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Physical Distancing to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission. In keeping with the Governor’s Executive Order, Nogales Police will not cite residents just for being out of their homes or request justification of travel, as such citations or requests would be in direct violation of the Executive Order. In addition, there is no curfew imposed as a result of the Governor’s order. The City continues to encourage residents to adopt social distancing practices and to care for each other during this crisis. The City is encouraging residents to read the News Release from Governor Ducey’s Office, which is available in both English and Spanish, in order to have factual information about the Executive Order.