Scottsdale Update - June 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 

Statewide curfew in effect 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Monday, June 8. Earlier this week, the governor issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a curfew from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through Monday, June 8, unless further extended. Curfew exemptions include individuals traveling directly to and from work; attending religious services; commercial trucking and delivery services; obtaining food; caring for a family member, friend, or animal; patronizing or operating private businesses; seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances; and travel for any of the above services. Read the full declaration here

Some city facilities to close early this week. With a statewide curfew in effect, the following Scottsdale facilities will close to the public earlier than normal through Sunday, June 7: 

Scottsdale’s city buildings and facilities reopen to the public in phases. We have modified our spaces, offerings and policies to comply with relevant guidelines. Guests are strongly encouraged to follow all social distancing protocols when they visit. 

Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov to access city services online. The city call center is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.  

  • Essential city services such as solid waste collection, water, police and fire are fully operational. Staff in these areas are taking steps recommended by public health experts to keep things clean and prevent the spread of virus.

  • Scottsdale City Hall is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 

  • City Council, Boards and Commissions: Board and Commission meetings are canceled temporarily unless the public body has a specific business or statutory need to meet. 

In cases where the City Council, board or commission needs to meet, remote meeting technology may be used. Or the meeting may be held in the City Hall Kiva but it will be closed to the public in accordance with county, state and national public health recommendations. 

Board and commission meeting public comment can be made via the public comment form on the individual Board and Commission pages.   

City Council meeting pubic comment can be made from the link at the top of the City Council agenda document for each meeting. Search ScottsdaleAZ.gov, “boards and commission” for information and schedules specific to different city boards and commissions. 

Check the City Council agenda page for City Council meeting information and agendas. 

Council, board and commission meetings will still be broadcast on Scottsdale Video Network and streamed live on ScottsdaleAZ.gov

  • Scottsdale Airport is open. The Aviation Business Center meeting rooms are once again available. New policies are in place in consideration of COVID-19. Learn more

  • Scottsdale City Court is open. Please contact the court prior coming in-person at 480-312-2442 or email Court@ScottsdaleAZ.gov 

People entering the courthouse must wear a face mask, complete a temperature check and notify the court of any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or suspected exposures. 

Scottsdale City Court offers most court proceedings and services via video, over the phone and online. Jury trials are suspended through June. 

Scottsdale Public Libraries: Effective Monday, June 8, Civic Center and Mustang library buildings open with limited service from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 

  • No in-library programming will take place.
  • Civic Center Library offers curbside pickup.
  • Drive up windows at Appaloosa, Arabian and Mustang libraries are open for limited services. 

Visit ScottsdaleLibrary.org/COVID19 for details. 

  • Paiute Neighborhood Center and Family Resource Center: Effective Monday, June 8, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays by appointment only. 
  • Vista del Camino: Effective Monday, June 8, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays 
  • Appointments are required for social services and career center services
  • The hydration station is open
  • Vista del Camino Food Bank is open by appointment to distribute food boxes and for emergency assistance – call 480-312-2323 to schedule. 

Learn more about buildings and services openings. 

Even with these changes, a healthy Scottsdale starts with you. Stay home of you are sick or have any symptoms of illness, practice good hand hygiene, stay at least six feet from others, cover your nose and mouth when you can’t keep your distance, and clean/sanitize items and surfaces you touch frequently. 

Get the city’s COVID-19 information.

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 to access city services online. 

IN OTHER NEWS 

High ozone pollution advisory extended through tomorrow. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has extended the high ozone pollution advisory through Wednesday, June 3. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between 2-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.  

Meet your City Council candidates at a forum Wednesday. Ahead of the Aug. 4 primary election, the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum. It runs from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. Watch live on Cox cable channel 11, Century Link Channel 8001 or ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search "live stream."  

Watch replays of this and the Mayor Candidate Forum that was held earlier this week. Here’s the schedule: 

  • 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. 

Donate nonperishables at emergency food drive to benefit Vista del Camino’s Food Bank. Drive through and drop off bins will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, at the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, 7025 E. Osborn Road; and the Shepherd of the Desert Church, 9590 E. Shea Blvd. Immediate needs include bottled water, tuna pouches, individual peanut butter pouches, boxed meals like Hamburger Helper and dental hygiene products. Monetary donations are welcome and can be made at scottsdalecommunitypartners.org/donate/ or to Scottsdale Community Partners at 7700 E. Roosevelt St., Suite #107, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. 

New roads. New sidewalks. New ways to get from here to there. The 2020 Census will define funding decisions that shape our community. You can easily and conveniently fill out your 2020 Census form online. Learn more about how to complete your census and pave the way for a better Scottsdale. Complete the Census now.  

“Green” commercial and multifamily projects on the rise. Building “green” encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants. Scottsdale’s new green building projects include the Canopy Hotel (Old Town), Vitri Apartments (Scottsdale Quarter), Gramercy Safari Apartments (Old Town), DC Hotel (Old Town), Springhill Suites Hotel (Papago Plaza), Papago Broadstone Marketplace Apartments (Papago Plaza), Caesars Republic Hotel (Scottsdale Fashion Square) and the Palmeraie mixed-use development (Scottsdale and Indian Bend). Get details: 2019 Green Building and Solar Trends Report (PDF)  

Concrete doesn't grow! Turn on your irrigation system and look for sprinkler heads that spray walls or sidewalks instead of your lawn. Be sure to check for broken or missing drip emitters. Learn more and stop draining your budget by getting step-by-step instructions on how to find and fix leaks.  

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