Scottsdale Update - Aug. 27, 2021


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

Scottsdale remains at high community transmission. The city’s COVID-19 case rate has increased to 232.5 cases per 100,000 residents, placing Scottsdale in high community transmission (greater than 100 cases per 100,000) for the sixth straight week. For context, 232.5 cases per 100,000 means there were between 560 and 605 new cases over that seven-day period.  

Meanwhile, vaccination rates continue to rise slightly. 72.3 percent of eligible (12 and older) Scottsdale residents have received at least the first dose (up from 71.6 percent a week ago), while 65.8 percent are fully vaccinated (up from 65.2 percent).  

Unvaccinated people are 29 times as likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which looked at infections among more than 43,000 people from May through most of July, puts a clear number on something public health officials around the country have been broadcasting for months: People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 drastically lower their chances of suffering any serious symptoms from the virus. 

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.


Scottsdale seeks input for Transportation Action Plan. How can the city improve traffic flow, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and transit options over the next 10 years? These and other key questions are being evaluated as Scottsdale drafts its 2021 Transportation Action Plan, which will guide the city’s transportation priorities, investments and programs over the next decade. 

As part of the process, the city is seeking input from Scottsdale residents, business owners and people who work in the city. Providing input is easy – visit and search “TAP” to find a link to the online questionnaire along with links to supporting material and information. Read more

Loop 101 improvement project prompts weekend closure. The Arizona Department of Transportation is widening and improving Loop 101 from Interstate 17 in Phoenix to Pima Road in Scottsdale. The westbound Loop 101 will be closed from Scottsdale Road to 56th Street from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30. The closure includes all westbound ramps. Detour on Pinnacle Peak or Bell roads. Traffic can re-enter westbound Loop 101 at 56th Street. To learn more about the project and upcoming traffic restrictions, please visit ADOT’s project webpage, where you can also subscribe to project alerts. 

Scottsdale Stadium slated to host 2022 Pac-12 Baseball Championship. Scottsdale has partnered with the Pac-12 and The Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission to create the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament, featuring the top eight conference teams playing in a double-elimination tournament May 25-29, 2022, at Scottsdale Stadium. The partnership agreement runs through 2024, bringing years of exciting baseball to Scottsdale. Learn more

Sept. 1 is “Second Responders Day of Appreciation.” Second responders provide support to people in the wake of a crisis, including assistance with access to safe shelter and housing, employment, food and other community resources.    

These professionals and many others in the community work to help residents get back on their feet and put their lives back together after a crisis.  They have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure people connect to the resources they need to survive and to thrive.  Let’s thank them for all they do to support the community. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds to meet these local heroes.   

New Valley Metro app features real-time bus tracking. The recently-released Valley Metro Plan & Track transit rider app includes real-time bus and rail tracking, service alerts and step-by-step navigation, among other features. The introduction of the new app is part of an overall fare modernization project at Valley Metro. In 2022, mobile ticketing will be available through the app, and there are plans to add additional helpful features over the next few years. The new app replaces Ridekick, which will no longer be available after Aug. 31. Contact Valley Metro with questions or for more information.  

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. 

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

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