The AZ COVID-19 Consortium, a private sector collaborative of Phoenix-based companies, each holding an intervention to combat the spread of coronavirus, have come together by combining their ingenuity and solution-driven passion to serve to test a comprehensive solution to slow and stop the spread of coronavirus.  The Consortium prioritized their initial efforts in partnership with hard hit marginalized community spaces and businesses.

This private sector consortium of Valley businesses was developed to fortify selected locations and demonstrate how technology and innovation will allow a safer return to daily life. The consortium will host its inaugural showcase and roundtable discussion on Thursday, August 20.  The multiple-location event will highlight the Consortium’s collective donations of expertise and products and services accompanied by CDC guidelines and local and state requirements.  Highlights of the showcase will include environmental improvements and discussions of reopening preparedness from both employees and patrons where collaborative interventions were delivered.

Showcase partner sites include the Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65, Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles’ and the Mesa Sheraton at Wrigleyville, where the roundtable discussion following the media tour to present findings will be held.  Participants are invited to join in person in the hotel’s specially cleaned, treated, and disinfected ballroom, with social distance accommodations made, or online.

The showcase will begin at 8 a.m. with a tour of the American Legion Post 65 (1624 E. Broadway Rd.) and move to Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles’ (1220 South Central Ave.) at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at the Mesa Sheraton at Wrigleyville ( 860 N. Riverview).

Consortium partners include AMSAFEHeroZona FoundationNoral Clean TechnologiesYellowBirdPantheon EnterprisesTintoria Piana U.S.Squire Patton Boggs and US POWER AZ PPE.  Location partner participants include the Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles’ and Power Hotel Group.

For more information about the AZ COVID 19 Consortium or to RSVP for the Showcase and Roundtable Discussion, e-mail