Membership

Members & Affiliates Information

Welcome to the SAAA Member area! This section is dedicated to the COVID-19 resources conveyed during our recent webinars with industry professionals.  Please feel free to download the information on this page and share with attraction management. Our goal at the SAAA is to assist all members to reopen when they feel the time is right.  This resource page will be updated on a regular basis, so please come back often.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA ATTRACTIONS
UPDATED COVID-19 RELAUNCH RESOURCE PAGE*

August, 2020

U.S. Travel and SAAA New Resources

Arizona Department of Public Health New Guidelines

July 24, 2020

THE LATEST UPDATES FROM STATE OF ARIZONA & Pima County (As of July 14, 2020)

 

Pima County Businesses are Ready for You

The Pima County Health Department is working with restaurants, resorts, and many others to ensure they are Ready For You. Our Consumer Health and Food Safety inspectors verify that these establishments are following the County’s COVID-19 health and safety protective measures required by the Board of Supervisors Proclamation May 21. Learn more by clicking here.

 

 

Reopening Guidance: Considerations for the Attractions Industry

Developed in partnership with attractions members and operators from around the world, as well as
health-related guidance from government agencies and medical professionals, IAAPA’s “Reopening
Guidance: Considerations for the Attractions Industry” outlines principles and approaches to
consider for reopening once local government officials in your area remove “stay-at-home” orders,
allow non-essential businesses to reopen, and say it’s safe for citizens to move around their
community.

1st Edition
2nd Edition

July 2, 2020

Through SAAA’s association with IAAPA and the membership list of qualified industry experts, a series of videos on helping attraction reopen are available for you to view.  They can be found at http://attractionpros.com/covid-19-video-series/.

July 1, 2020

The Pima County Health Department today launched a substantial media campaign to help educate the public about how to find restaurants, pools and attractions that meet the Department’s COVID-19 operating requirements. The program, called Ready For You, is tied to the Board of Supervisors May 21 Proclamation establishing COVID-19 protective measure requirements for restaurants, visitor attractions, and pools operated by resorts, hotels, fitness centers and gyms. Be sure to visit the new website https://pimaready.com/ for the newest information.

June 17, 2020, AZ Governor’s Office updated some of the guidelines for businesses. They are located below:

The City of Tucson mayor amended her executive order requiring everyone to wear “face coverings” in public. Pima County will most likely on June 19, mandate the use of “face coverings” as well.  Most attractions nationwide have already included a mandate for both employees and attraction visitors to wear appropriate masks while enjoying the facility. Some exceptions with folks in these attraction plans, due to medical conditions, do not have to wear as face coverings but are made aware of the increased risks. As the guidelines are subject to change, please be sure you are viewing the latest.  For Pima County you can always via the latest info regarding COVID-19 and related information on pima.gov/covid19.

June 11, 2020, SAAA conducted another in our series of educational webinars on “Developing a Relaunch Plan for Your Attraction. The resources and video from the webinar are located below.

May 7, 2020, the Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance conducted a webinar on sharing information from attraction professionals on “Developing a Plan to Relaunch Your Attraction”. An audio and video recording were done. Video is available as well below. Many excellent ideas were communicated during the webinar.  Most of the “best practice” links are located below.

Since most attractions have some kind of food & beverage with outdoor seating and generally have retail shop(s), I have provided those “Best Practice” recommendations from the state of Arizona and Pima County’s most recent recommendations from the B2B task committee as well as other resources from the webinars. Tthe SAAA encourages you to reach out to any of the individuals who were on the webinar panel. Additionally, we would appreciate if you would share any resources with the group as they become available through info@tucsonattractions.com. As always, any questions, please direct them to Tom Moulton at tmoulton@tucsonattractions.com.  We are here to assist.  Thank you!

SAAA Webinars of Reopening Plans

THE LATEST UPDATES FROM STATE OF ARIZONA (As of June 17, 2020)


BEST PRACTICES PLANS

GENERAL RESOURCES

  • PPE Equipment Opportunity 

Tucson Safety Medical: Gerald Long, 745-8500
Williams & Associates: Kola Janoff, 628-7267

Pima County One-Stop Resource B2B site
https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=569983

*Resource pages included as informational only to assist the SAAA membership. Any questions please contact either the speaker or author of the document or the SAAA. As of June 17, 2020

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The SAAA has membership meetings on the second Thursday of the month. All meetings begin at 8:30am unless otherwise specified. Here is a list of the upcoming meetings:

  • July 22-24 Virtual AZ Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Registration is Free this year for all SAAA members
  • June 11, 2020  Webinar featuring Jason Freeman, Six Flags Corporation VP of Safety on Reopening your Attraction, 8:30am – 10:00am
  • May 7, 2020 Webinar featuring various industry experts on Reopening your attraction.
  • April 9, 2020
  • March 12, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • January 16, 2020 Annual Meeting at Casino Del Sol

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