WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick announced temporary changes to office operations for the AZ02 Washington, D.C. office and Arizona offices. The changes and updates include:
1. The physical location of the Washington, DC office will be closed until further notice, and starting today staff has begun teleworking. All meetings will be held virtually.
2. The Arizona offices in Tucson and Sierra Vista will remain open for now. Large group meetings will be rescheduled.
3. At the direction of the Sergeant-at-Arms the Capitol building is closed to tours beginning Friday, March 13.
4. Our website will continue to provide updates, public health announcements, and list local health contacts HERE.
5. Constituent service staff will continue to be available to open casework and help the community navigate federal agencies.
Out of an abundance of caution, Rep. Kirkpatrick departed for Arizona early this morning, she has no signs of illness but at the age of 70 and having severe asthma, she is at higher risk. She will continue to follow CDC’s preventative measures and be in Arizona to support her staff and constituents during this time.
“To assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19, our office is introducing new measures to limit social contact and follow the CDC’s recommendations,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick. “Communicating and serving constituents is our top priority, staff will continue to be available to answer questions and help the community navigate federal agencies. I’ll be in contact with local officials and do my best to help amplify public health announcements. Now more than ever, people should feel like they can lean on their congressional office to help educate and facilitate resources.
“I encourage all Arizonans to stay calm but take this public health threat seriously and continue following the guidelines of both the CDC and local public health officials.”