During these unprecedented times, finding answers can be difficult. We hope this information provides helpful resources, tips, and tools you can use now.
Are you a restaurant offering to-go, take-out or curbside pick up? Please share your menus, contact details, delivery info, and phone number with us. We have an ongoing list at the Official Visitor Center for locals and visitors alike. Please send your information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Thursday May 7, 10:00am with the CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association. Click here to register.
ABC15 has launched a "We're Open" campaign. Restaurants simply need to visit their website and tell their story: ABC15 We're Open.
Are you on social media? Share your to-go, take-out or curbside pick up information with the Experience Williams Facebook page.
The Arizona Restaurant Association is creating an all new website to promote restaurants around the state. Register yours today for free at: www.arizonarestaurantweek.com. They will also be promoting restaurants in a new effort: Arizona Take Out Week, launched this week (3/22)
KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST:
Kaibab National closes some recreation sites; visitors still welcome. Visit their website here for full details: Kaibab National Forest.
The Salvation Army has been on the front lines of major disasters around the globe for 120 years and is uniquely equipped to respond in times of crisis, so as the COVID-19 situation constantly changes, The Salvation Army continues to serve our neighbors in need in the Williams area with:
The Salvation Army in Williams operates out of the Hope for the World building at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 125. Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the office can be reached at 928-221-3577.
As goods are subject to availability, The Salvation Army is asking for the public’s help with donations of food, toilet paper, dental hygiene products, and, most importantly, monetary donations. Monetary donations give The Salvation Army the flexibility to meet the most urgent needs at any given time.
Those wishing to donate are asked to call The Salvation Army office at 928-221-3577 to set up an appointment, to lessen person-to-person contact.
MORTGAGE, RENT, INTERNET ACCESS, JOBS, and MORE:
Community information and referral services: a broad list of topics and links covered include; utility services- links to APS, health insurance and medical expenses, FMLA and more: 211arizona.org/covid-19/
Coconino County employment assistance, rental assistance, utility assistance, mortgage assistance and more. Call 928-679-7453, or visit: www.coconino.az.gov/2294/COVID-19-Information
Arizona Department of Economic Security has resources and tools for unemployment insurance, child care assistance and more: des.az.gov/services/coronavirus.
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services: links to the latest COVID-19 news, FAQ's, and more: ADHS.
Cash assistance through the Arizona Department of Economic Security: des.az.gov.
MEALS FOR STUDENTS:
The Williams Unified School District is offering FREE meals for students. Meals are distributed Monday-Thursday beginning, Monday, March 23. You are encouraged to pick up a breakfast and lunch per student each day during this difficult time. Locations: WEMS 10-11am; Shell Station Hwy 64 10:30-11:15am; Valle Travel Stop 11-11:45am; Parks School 10:45-11:30am. Drive-thru style.
Heritage Elementary School: (March 23-27) any child, enrolled or not at Heritage, can pick up a meal at the school between 7:30-10:30 Monday-Friday.
Starting March 30: they will be offering meals to enrolled students by delivery along modified van routes Monday-Friday 7:30-8:30 . Any child who needs a meal who isn't an enrolled student can pick them up from the school Monday-Friday 7:30-10:30. Enrolled students may also pick up from the school 8:30-10:30. They recommend anyone not enrolled please call the office (928-635-3998) so they can be sure to make extra for those kids.
Williams Food Pantry: located at 125 Third Street, Williams. Call 928-255-9277 or visit them Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm. Visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
Grand Canyon Food Pantry hours as of March 20: will be open Monday 9-11 a.m. and 5 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon-2 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday from 2-5 p.m. To get assistance, you can contact the food pantry at (207) 229-1228 or visit them during the posted hours at 87 Sunset Drive, Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023.
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance- Flagstaff: 201 E. Birch Avenue, #14, 928-779-7066. Services the Williams zip code. For a map and more information visit: azfoodbanks.org.
SCAMS TO BE AWARE OF:
The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis. In a memo to U.S. Attorneys, Attorney General Barr said, "The pandemic is dangerous enough without wrongdoers seeking to profit from public panic and this sort of conduct cannot be tolerated." Click here for more information.
CALL ON CONGRESS:
Tell members of congress how your business is being impacted by COVID-19. This helps future legislation aimed at relieving the travel and tourism industry in the future. Get started online at: p2a.co/gbHyHOL
U.S. Small Business Administration Federal Disaster Loans: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Businesses can apply for loans up to $2million online.
GOVERNOR UPDATES, PRESS CONFERENCES, COUNTY GUIDELINES and MORE:
Arizona Department of Health Services includes videos of the Governor's press conferences, state and county updates for infected counts, and more: ADHS.
Coconino County Rapid Response: click here for the page.
Coconino County Employment Assistance: click here for the page.
Coconino County COVID-19 page: click here for the full site.
Arizona Commerce Authority has additional resources for businesses, workforce and more. Click here for their website.
Local First AZ tools: small business loans, links to file unemployment, OSHA guidance and more. Click here for their website.