Downtown Tucson Partnership’s ‘Purple People’ test negative for COVID-19

Downtown Tucson Partnership’s Clean and Safe Team are COVID-19-free after undergoing tests provided by El Rio Health, the organization announced Tuesday.

All 23 members of the group were tested last Thursday. The team, affectionately known as the “Purple People,” provide security and maintenance services to the Business Improvement District downtown. The group also acts as ambassadors to local businesses and visitors. During COVID-19, the team has also worked to remind people of social distancing procedures and educate homeless individuals abou available resources.