Scottsdale Update - July 28, 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 for our county:

  • Total number of cases: 109,190; up 1,178 from yesterday

  • Total number of deaths: 1,734; up 4 from yesterday

  • Hospital admissions: 4,434; 4 percent of total cases

  • Intensive care admissions: 907; 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.

Vista del Camino social services launches COVID-19 crisis rental assistance program. Applicants must live in Scottsdale, meet income eligibility and have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Households can receive flat payments of $1,500 to assist with up to three months of rent for a maximum benefit of $4,500. Scottsdale hopes to serve more than 500 households for a total of $2.3 million during the program’s first six months. The city’s Federal CARES Act money is funding the program. Learn how to get assistance by calling Vista del Camino at 480-312-2323.

Scottsdale launches Arts and Culture Coronavirus Grant Program. The Scottsdale City Council has approved $1.5 million from the city’s Federal CARES Act funding to help nonprofit arts and culture organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grant funding will support arts and culture programming and safe, alternative facility reopenings. Scottsdale Arts will manage the funding. Since 1987, Scottsdale Arts has advised and managed the city’s arts and cultural programs through a private-public partnership. Learn more.

A “Healthy Scottsdale Starts with You.” We've made it easy for you to spread the word with free, downloadable images & print material to show that you support a healthy Scottsdale. Request a free poster pack for your business or organization here.

Take a break for mental and emotional health. This is a stressful time. It’s normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed, but other emotions may surface as well. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about and your community stronger. Follow these tips.

The city’s COVID-19 page contains information about the city’s emergency orders, facilities and operations. Learn more here.

These questions and answers help clarify face covering requirements in Scottsdale.

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.-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 continues through Friday The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through Friday, July 31. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between 2-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.

Thanks to the community’s generous donations, Scottsdale provided more than 760 students with back-to-school supplies. This year's event featured COVID-19 protocols for a safe and seamless drive-thru distribution. Participants in kindergarten through 12th grade received a meal and a backpack filled with dental hygiene kits, school supplies, socks and underwear, a gift card for clothing and a Sketchers shoe voucher. An additional 34 preschoolers received backpacks with school supplies, and 48 children up to five years old received early childhood kits. Scottsdale Community Partners, Scottsdale Unified School District, Police Officers of Scottsdale Association, Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health and First Things First served as program partners.

In-person voting is available. To allow voters time to cast ballots, about 60 vote centers are open, including ones in malls and retail facilities across the county. Find out where you can vote.

If you’re doing a mail-in ballot, remember that the county must receive back your voted ballot by Tuesday, Aug. 4, regardless of the postmarked date. Consider delivery time when mailing.

Scottsdale’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election is the first step toward selecting a mayor and three City Council members in November. Learn about the candidates and find more Scottsdale election information at Scottsdale.Vote.

Contact Maricopa County Elections for more information: Maricopa County Elections602-506-1511

Scottsdale military families can shape our future for the next decade. Support your country and your community by responding to the 2020 Census -- online, or by phone or mail. Respond today.

Know before you throw. Hazardous chemicals may cause a reaction when mixed with other solid waste material in a garbage truck. They can become toxic or combust, jeopardizing the health and safety of our drivers and the public. Household cleaners, swimming pool chemicals, paint, automotive fluids, batteries and electronics should not be placed in trash or recycling containers, or placed out for brush and bulk collection. Learn how to properly dispose of hazardous materials in your home and help keep Scottsdale safe.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s Fraesfield Trailhead wins design award. Metal Architecture recently presented the winners of the 2020 Metal Architecture Design Awards. The trailhead was specifically cited for its use of natural metals. This year's winners showcase exciting uses of metal that take design to the top of the class. Metal Architecture is the leading authority on the use of metal in the architectural applications and building design, educating architects, design professionals and engineers engaged in new construction, retrofit, renovation and modernization of buildings. Learn more.

Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list here.

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