Scottsdale Update - April 23, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22, 2020. Review the latest numbers here

Remember, a healthy Scottsdale starts with you. Stay home when you can, practice physical distancing and wash your hands frequently. Find downloadable graphics for social media and request a poster pack for your business or organization.  

Volunteer and get vaccinated at WestWorld. A large-scale vaccination distribution site is open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at WestWorld. The site offers 3,000-4,000 daily appointments to the public.  

About 140 volunteers per day are needed to work alongside Cigna’s health care professionals. Volunteers will get breakfast, lunch and snacks. In addition, those who haven’t received the vaccine and would like to, can get it at the end of their shift. This site is administering the Pfizer vaccine. Schedule your volunteer shift here

Companies can support vaccine efforts with “Business Partner for a Day/Week Program” at WestWorld site. Support efforts to get not only your employees vaccinated, but the Arizona community at-large. Your company can bring up to 50 non-clinical volunteers per day to support this vaccine site.  

Important information: 

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 

  • Two shifts are available: 6 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Food and beverage will be provided during shift. 

  • Most volunteer positions require standing the majority of the shift. 

Those interested can contact Cigna Community Engagement Lead Michele Berg at 480-809-5945. 

More than 1.1 million county residents are fully vaccinated. A quarter of Maricopa County is fully vaccinated with either two doses of Pfizer/Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. The biggest growth over the past week is those 54 and younger and 80 percent of adults 75 and older getting the vaccine. Nearly 78 percent of adults 65-74 are vaccinated with at least one dose. In Scottsdale, 62.5 percent of eligible people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. View updated vaccine data

How long will the vaccine protect me from COVID-19? Ongoing clinical trials are evaluating the duration of protection from the COVID-19 vaccines. Some initial studies have shown COVID-19 vaccines to be effective for at least six months, but it’s likely to last longer. At this time, the need for annual vaccination is unknown. Learn more

Help is available for those wanting the vaccine. No matter who you are, where you live or how well you are able to get around, the county wants to make sure you can get a vaccine if you want one. Call 1-844-542-8201

Si usted desea asistencia en español, marque al 2-1-1 y luego 271 de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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

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

Scottsdale adopts anti-discrimination ordinance. The Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance, which prohibits discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The ordinance represents the city's commitment to anti-discrimination and fair treatment of residents, visitors and employees in the Scottsdale community, and the City Council’s support and value for diversity and inclusiveness. 

The ordinance provides a clear and comprehensive mandate for the prevention of discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, and city services, programs and activities. The ordinance provides a mechanism for responding to complaints and violators are subject to civil prosecution. The ordinance goes into effect May 20. Read the ordinance and learn more

Bus route changes start Monday. Beginning Monday, April 26, riders traveling from Phoenix to Scottsdale Community College will no longer need to transfer to the trolley to complete their trip. Bus route 50, which runs primarily along Camelback Road, will be extended to the college. The following additional transit route changes will also take effect Monday: 

  • The 68th/Camelback trolley route ends south of Camelback Road on Goldwater Boulevard. 

  • Bus route 50 will remain on Chaparral Road between Granite Reef Road and 86th Street rather than traveling to Montebello Avenue. 

  • The Old Town Trolley remains indefinitely suspended. 

New routes can be viewed on our updated transfer map

All trolley routes will continue to run every 20 minutes between approximately 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., weekdays only. Request a brochure with new routes and schedules by calling 480-312-7250 or emailing Jennifer Banks.  

Federal law continues to require transit riders to wear face coverings on buses and trolleys and at transit stops.  

Learn more about these changes.  

Help Valley Metro by taking a brief survey on COVID-19 response. Valley Metro needs your feedback on how it responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate spread. This survey is a follow-up to the Rider Recovery survey from June 2020Take the survey through Sunday, May 9.  

Summer class registration starts Monday! Registration for Parks and Recreation summer classes begins at 8 a.m. Monday, April 26, for residents and 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, for non-residents. Summer programs take place during June, July and August. These include tennis lessons and leaguesswim lessonswater exercise classesyouth activitiesadult programs and more. Health protocols will be in place for all programs, and they may include physical distancing, mask requirements and temperature checks. Browse all our offerings online and register via the city's ActiveNet page

“Riots, Racism and Reconciliation” – understanding our shared experiences. Join us for a virtual dialogue hosted by the Scottsdale Human Relations Commission at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. This conversation will review the 2020 Scottsdale riot, local media coverage involving hate crimes and solicit audience stories and conversation so we can better understand these important shared experiences as we continue working toward a Scottsdale for all people. This discussion, moderated by Dr. Joel Martin, will feature content from a TedTalk by Baratunde Thurston to help us explore and better understand the racialized experiences people may have. Register here

Veg out Saturdays at the Old Town Farmers Market. The market features more than 100 local growers and specialty food producers. Find a variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, seasonal specialties, flowers, natural meats and free-range eggs from Arizona growers. You’ll also find cheese, freshly baked artisan breads, jams, tamales, and so much more. The market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through May, in the public parking lot at 3806 N. Brown Ave.  

This week's traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list

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