City of Scottsdale Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
City of Scottsdale COVID-19 Update
They also recommend that older people and those with serious underlying health conditions stay home and away from other people.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is maintaining updated statewide COVID-19 statistics on their website – check there for updates.
City of Scottsdale Status
Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has issued a declaration of emergency in Scottsdale as part of the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
The latest information on City of Scottsdale services, facilities, programs and meetings is provided below.
Essential city services such as solid waste collection, water, police and fire remain fully operational. Staff in these areas are taking steps recommended by public health experts to keep things clean and prevent the spread of virus.
If you need to do business with the city, chances are you can do it online – search at ScottsdaleAZ.gov or find a complete listing of services here.
The three most popular online services are:
Scottsdale’s call center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each business day – call 480-312-3111 for assistance.
Scottsdale trolley service on all routes is suspended beginning Wednesday, March 25. Valley Metro service remains on a regular schedule, but riders are encouraged to continue to check the Valley Metro website for updates.
Scottsdale’s Drinking Water
The U.S. EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. Scottsdale Water, like all municipal water suppliers, uses chlorine disinfection, which is extremely effective in removing and killing pathogens and viruses, including COVID-19.
Scottsdale’s annual Water Quality Reports, are available on our Drinking Water web page.
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, all city buildings except the City Court, Granite Reef Senior Center, and Vista del Camino Food Bank will be closed to the public as Scottsdale scales its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Scottsdale City Court has suspended jury trials, continued many cases and encourages the public to access services online. However, the court must remain open for certain services. People should contact the court prior coming in person at 480-312-2442 or email court@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.
The Granite Reef Senior Center is closed for general use; however, it will be open for the sole purpose of distributing meals for those enrolled in the city’s senior nutrition programs.
The city’s outdoor parks and trails remain open – however, residents using those amenities should observe the social distancing guidelines recommended by public health authorities.
With the March 16 guidance from federal, state and county public health departments restricting events or social gatherings larger than 10 people, the City of Scottsdale is cancelling all special events being held by the city or at a city facility for the next eight weeks.
This includes AZ Bike Week and other events at WestWorld.
We appreciate event producers and the public who understand that difficult steps are necessary in the ongoing effort to limit the spread of coronavirus in our community.
Scottsdale recreation classes and programs
Recreation programs and classes that were in session are cancelled. Pro-rated refunds for remaining classes will be given to participants.
Scottsdale will still allow registration for upcoming recreation spring programs taking place after April 6, with refunds given in the event that these programs are cancelled.
Boards and Commissions
Most City of Scottsdale Board and Commission meetings are cancelled at least through the end of March unless the public body has a specific business or statutory need to meet.
In cases where the board or commission needs to meet, remote participation is encouraged.
Public comment will be taken via email. Check ScottsdaleAZ.gov search “boards and commissions” for information and schedules specific to different city boards and commissions.
Business Relief Resources
What can I do?
Common practices for staying healthy and preventing the spread of viruses are the most important messages right now – these apply to city employees, and we are encouraging the public to do the same:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
Early information about COVID-19 suggests that older adults and people withserious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and weakened immune systems (such as cancer patients and organ transplant recipients) are at higher risk for severe illness and should take extra precautions.
Access city resources online or via telephone
While the city remains open for business during regular hours, for those who would rather, many city services can be accessed online and via telephone.
- Report problems and request services via Scottsdale EZ – our online service request portal.
- Use the search bar on this site (ScottsdaleAZ.gov) to find services and information.
- Not sure who to call? Dial 480-312-3111 during business hours and city staff can help.
Where can I find credible information?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the lead agency nationally.
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