Scottsdale Update - Aug. 7, 2020



Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane discusses the impact of COVID-19 on business with the Scottsdale Chamber’s President and CEO Mark Stanton. 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: 123,181; up 859 from yesterday 

  • Total number of deaths: 2,188; up 55 from yesterday

  • Hospital admissions: 9,462; 8 percent of total cases

  • Intensive care admissions: 1,028; 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.

Public health refines list of COVID-19 symptoms. Medical professionals continue to refine the list of symptoms associated with COVID-19. Before seeing a doctor, you may want to use the CDC’s symptom checker to help determine your likelihood of having the virus.

Can animal skin or fur carry the virus that causes COVID-19? Although medical professionals know certain bacteria and fungi can be carried on animal fur and hair, there is no evidence that viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to people from animal skin, fur or hair. However, because animals can sometimes carry other germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals, including washing hands before and after interacting with them.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is a condition that causes inflammation of the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. Health officials have not yet identified what causes this condition. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that many children with the syndrome were also diagnosed with COVID-19 or had been around someone who was. It can be serious, even deadly, but most children diagnosed with this condition recover with medical care. Learn more about what the CDC is doing to address this syndrome.

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.


Get Scottsdale’s preliminary primary election results. The Maricopa County Elections Office provided the city’s preliminary unofficial primary election results. Voters dropped off hundreds of ballots at polls Tuesday that remain to be counted. These early ballots take longer to verify and process, so final results will be forthcoming. In addition, anyone who did not have proper identification at the polls will have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, to present identification and have his or her provisional ballot counted. See Scottsdale’s latest election results here.

Know what's below before digging. 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.

Pandemic highlights importance of accurate census count. Testing for COVID-19. Emergency response. Hospital care. These services have become critical during our new pandemic reality. There is a simple way you can help make sure those services receive the federal funding they deserve. Complete the 2020 Census.

Community Assistance Office is soliciting proposals for funding. The city’s Community Assistance Office is soliciting proposals for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 for Community Development Block Grant dollars (CDBG). Qualifying organizations must be either tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be city of Scottsdale programs. Applications are available online. Deadline submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. Call Housing Supervisor Justin Boyd at 480-312-2479 for more information.

Help us spread the word that Scottsdale is open for business! The Shop Scottsdale campaign focuses on community education and awareness by underscoring the importance of shopping and supporting local, especially during these uncertain times. Small businesses make up more than 92 percent of the storefront and restaurant experiences in Scottsdale. For every $100 dollars you spend here, $43 stays in our community. Those dollars have the power to help reinvigorate our economy.

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

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