Scottsdale Update - Aug. 24, 2021


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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration grants full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This full approval affirms that the vaccine meets the FDA’s high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality. In addition to full approval for those age 18 and older, the vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), for 12-15-year-olds, and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. Read the FDA’s announcement.

Maricopa County school districts offer take-home COVID-19 tests.

  • Schools may give students who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms a take-home Binax COVID-19 test.
  • Parents may also request tests for other people living in the same home as students who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Student test results should be immediately reported to school officials.
  • Other household members who test positive should report test results to their healthcare provider.
  • The best way to protect your family from COVID-19 and the Delta variant is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Find a vaccine
  • Find a COVID-19 testing location

Watch a demonstration on how to use the test.

Not vaccinated yet? Here’s how to prepare. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick even after you have had COVID-19.

Learn more

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

Follow us on Twitter @ScottsdaleAZgov and 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.


Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issues high ozone pollution advisory through Friday. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between noon-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.

Take precautions: Dry, hot weather returning to the Valley with 110 degrees likely Thursday. Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn how to identify and prevent heat stress. Vista del Camino serves as a hydration station, as do other locations throughout Maricopa County.

Enjoy “Coffee with a Cop” Thursday. Residents can enjoy free coffee and conversation with Scottsdale’s finest from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Whataburger, 7134 E. Thomas Road.

Attend the 9/11 20th anniversary commemoration. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Tribute Sept. 3-12 during business hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday). The ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Individual photo cards of those who died in the attacks will be displayed on props resembling the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and a plane wing. First responders and other public safety staff who were lost on 9/11 will have their photos showcased on a large metal flag, which has been displayed the past five years at Fire Station 609 at Scottsdale Airport. Call the Fire Department at 480-312-8000 for more information.

Get property information. This customer service tool allows users to immediately obtain property information 24/7. Users can immediately access zoning information, access an interactive map, connect with the County Assessor, and search for associated development cases, plan reviews, and permits for a property. Further, the app allows users to request more custom information, such as site-specific setbacks, land uses and information regarding signage. View the instructional video online.

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

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