Scottsdale Update - Aug. 11, 2020


Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the arts with Scottsdale Arts CEO Gerd Wuestermann. Watch here

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: 125,527; up 303 from yesterday 

  • Total number of deaths: 2,270; up 2 from yesterday 

  • Hospital admissions: 13,040; 10 percent of total cases 

  • Intensive care admissions: 1,068; 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. 

Can the virus spread through treated drinking water? Currently, there is no evidence the virus can be spread to people through treated drinking water. COVID-19 is spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. Water treatment plants use filters and disinfectants to remove and kill germs, and the Environmental Protection Agency regulates plants to ensure that treated water is safe to drink. Learn more.  

Am I considered a close contact even if I was wearing a face covering? Yes, if you were within six feet of someone who was infectious with COVID-19 for more than 10 minutes, you are considered a close contact—mask or no mask. While cloth face coverings do provide protection to the person wearing the mask, it is not as good as staying at least six feet away. Cloth face coverings are more efficient at reducing spread from the person wearing the mask. Learn more.

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 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 to access city services online.


Final primary election results expected tonight. The Maricopa County Elections Office is expected to provide the city’s final primary election results after 5 p.m. tonight. View current results here

Stop the knock! Census takers will soon begin visiting households that have not responded to the 2020 Census. Stop the knock at your door by responding today. Complete the 2020 Census.  

Learn about and comment on the Bell Road Sports Complex. Participate in a virtual public meeting on the Bell Road Sports Complex which will be located on Bell Road just west of 94th Street. The facility will include six full-sized multi-use sports fields, parking, lights, restrooms, a plaza, a walking path and a maintenance facility. Voters approved this project in the 2019 bond election. Participate by visiting the website and clicking on the “Virtual Public Meeting” by Aug. 31. Your comments will be considered as the project team develops proposed facility plans.

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

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