Scottsdale Update - Aug. 4, 2020



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: 120,123; up 625 from yesterday
  • Total number of deaths: 2,034; up 7 from yesterday
  • Hospital admissions: 7,327; 6 percent of total cases
  • Intensive care admissions: 996; 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.

Why are more COVID-19 deaths being reported if daily case counts are decreasing? Hospitalizations and deaths typically lag behind reported cases by a few weeks. Many people who pass away from COVID-19 spend time in the hospital first. Our peak in cases seems to have happened in early July, meaning we are seeing more deaths being reported now. Some of these deaths are recent; others may have happened days or even weeks ago. Watch this video to 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.


Polls are open until 7 p.m. today. About 60 vote centers are open, including ones in malls and retail facilities across the county. If you never mailed your mail-in ballot, you can drop it off at one of these sites. Find out where.

Today’s primary election is the first step toward selecting a mayor and three City Council members. Learn about the candidates; find more Scottsdale election information; and get election results after 8 p.m. tonight at Scottsdale.Vote.

Contact Maricopa County Elections for more information: Maricopa County Elections602-506-1511

Trolley service resumes with added precautions. Physical distancing protocols and cleaning procedures have been established to protect the health of riders and operators. Service is available from 6 a.m.- 7 p.m. weekdays on the 68th Street/Camelback Road 68CM), Miller/Hayden roads (MLHD) and the Mustang (MSTG) routes. The Old Town (OLDT) route service remains suspended. Learn more.

Know what's below before digging. Tuesday, Aug. 11, is National 811 Day – the perfect day to remind yourself to always check before you dig. Have you ever wondered about the different colored markings on roads or in yards? They're a sign that a contractor or homeowner put safety first and identified utility lines prior to excavation. Call 811 or go to E-Stake to request a utility line locate at least two working days prior to digging.

Come to your census so we get our fair share! Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. But census data isn’t just about money. The city uses census data to plan services and projects, including where to place facilities like fire stations, parks and community centers. Fill out your form today.

Join the 9/11 Day commemoration project and pledge to do something good. Sept. 11 is “National Day of Service,” and we challenge you to pledge to make a difference in our community. Help turn a day of tragedy into a day of unity and doing good. Participate by taking a photo with your pledge on a piece of paper and include the hashtags #IWILL #WECARE.Email them to or text them to Public Information Officer Lori Schmidt at 480-272-1710. We will share your stories on social media starting Monday, Sept. 7.

Hone your workout routine with Club SAR @ Home. Club SAR ;staff will guide you through a variety of fitness routines you can do at home. Try yoga, Barre, dynamic stretching, strength training or kickboxing. Watch at 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Cox channels 11 and 1011(HD), and Century Link channel 8001. Find out what else is showing in August.

Two fall events slated to move forward. Canal Convergence, an annual free public art event in Old Town, will take place each evening Nov. 6-15. However, the event will be presented differently than in years past with a focus on the health and safety of the public. Canal Convergence will still feature large-scale art installations, but instead of featuring them all along the Scottsdale Waterfront, they will be installed at multiple locations throughout Scottsdale. More information will be coming soon.

In addition, Scottsdazzle will return for a fifth year. Scottsdazzle is a monthlong holiday celebration that occurs throughout Old Town Scottsdale from late November through December. This year’s holiday festivities will likely look a little different than previous years. The city is working on programming events and décor that will spread the same merriment and cheer as years past, while adhering to federal, state and CDC safety guidelines. More information will be available soon.

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

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