City of Scottsdale, AZ

07/07/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/07/2020 15:10

Scottsdale Update - July 7, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22. Here are the most recent numbers (July 6) for our county:

  • Total number of cases: 64,686; up 2,693 from yesterday

  • Total number of deaths: 843; up 3 from yesterday

  • Hospital admissions: 2,821; 4 percent of total cases

  • Intensive care admissions: 624; 1 percent of total cases

If you are going out in public, you could be exposed or could be exposing others -- even if not showing symptoms. Stay home when you can, practice physical distancing, cover your nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently.

New COVID-19 dashboard easier to read data. The Maricopa County Public Health Department has a new data dashboard to better display trends and demographic information related to the spread of COVID-19.

City Council addresses measures to promote economic recovery. The COVID-19 pandemic created a significant hardship on many Scottsdale businesses. The city identified programs, ordinances and contracts applicable to businesses that have been substantially impacted by the pandemic. The City Council recently adopted an ordinance and resolution to allow temporary modifications or suspensions to the following programs:

  • Outdoor Patio License Agreements

  • In-Lieu Parking Agreements (Leases only)

  • Special Events & Business Extensions

  • Temporary Signage

What to do with your mask after you used it. Reusable cloth face coverings should be washed and machine dried after each use. Make sure the shape remains so they fit properly. Throw away disposable masks in the trash. Please don't litter.

Visiting friends and family who are at higher risk for severe illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer these tips for protecting those at higher risk.

City facility and service reopenings:

  • Adaptive Services plans to reopen Monday, July 27. The city will provide virtual programming and 'Rec 2 Go Bags' weekly. While closed, accommodation services will be offered for all Scottsdale programs. Learn more.

  • Scottsdale Trolley plans a phased return to service starting Monday, Aug. 3. The first phase will include service from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays on these routes:

    • 68th Street/Camelback Road(68CM)

    • Miller Road/Hayden Road (MLHD)

    • Mustang

    • Service on the Old Town (OLDT) route remains suspended until further notice.

Learn more.

Valley Metro service is still operating regularly. Please check its website for updates.

Get the city's COVID-19 information.

Scottsdale face covering Q and A

Follow us on Twitter @ScottsdaleAZgov and Facebook fb.me/ScottsdaleAZgov for city COVID-19 updates and other city information.

The city Call Center is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone - call 480-312-3111.

Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov < /a>to access city services online.

IN OTHER NEWS

Important primary election information. Scottsdale's Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election is the first step toward selecting a mayor and three City Council members in November.

Instead of one assigned polling location, voters will have more than 90 vote centers to choose from on Election Day. Vote centers will provide space for physical distancing and will use safety and cleaning measures.

To allow voters time to cast their ballots, polling locations will be open in phases before Election Day. For at least two weeks, up to 60 locations will be open, including in 23 malls and retail facilities across the county. The majority of the vote centers will offer extended hours, including weekends. Some are located near public transportation centers and bus routes.
Maricopa County Elections will post locations here when they are confirmed
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Important dates to remember:

  • July 8: Ballots mailed; in-person voting begins

  • July 24: Last day to request a ballot in the mail

  • July 25: Weekend in-person voting available

  • July 29: Last day to mail back your ballot

  • Aug. 4: Election day

Contact Maricopa County Elections for more information: Maricopa County Elections, 602-506-1511

Learn about the candidates and find more Scottsdale election information at Scottsdale.Vote.

Meet your mayor and city council candidates. The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosted forums recently so voters could learn more about Scottsdale mayor and city council candidates. Watch replays on Cox cable channel 11 or Century Link Channel 8001:

  • 2020 City Council Candidate Forum - Replays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; and 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Fridays.

  • 2020 Mayoral Candidate Forum - Replays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

  • View the forums on the chamber's YouTube channel

Scottsdale libraries are now fine free. However, the city will hold patrons accountable by blocking their library card accounts when an item is not returned. Blocking an account means that the cardholder cannot borrow any other items or use digital services. Overdue materials must be returned or paid for (if lost or damaged) to unblock the account. Items are charged as lost if they are not returned 10 days after their due date. Learn more.

Entire social media & eCommerce webinar series available for download. If you missed any of the Arizona Office of Tourism's webinars over the past few weeks, you can view them here: