Scottsdale Update - Jan. 19, 2021


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

CDC: More spread, more cases, more deaths. The virus is spreading faster than ever. People can be spreading COVID-19 in our community before they even know they’re sick. This is a contagious virus and even people who think they’re being careful can get or spread the disease. As the county works to provide COVID-19 vaccines to as many people as possible in Maricopa County, please do your part in slowing the spread of the virus and reducing the burden on our healthcare system, which is overwhelmed. who are overwhelmed right now.

Remember, a healthy Scottsdale starts with you. Stay home when you can, practice physical distancing, cover your nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently. Find downloadable graphics for social media and request a poster pack for your business or organization.

There’s not enough vaccine now to meet the demand. Getting the vaccine to all county residents who want it is Maricopa County Public Health’s priority. If you’re not able to find an appointment, that’s the primary reason why. The county has allocated approximately 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Maricopa County. To vaccinate everyone in Phases 1A and 1B, it would need an estimated one million doses -- not including adults age 65-74, who account for 400,000 people in Maricopa County.

The more vaccine it receives, the more appointments and locations it will make available. Please be patient as the county works with federal, state and local partners to meet this important community need.

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

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.


Last day to recycle your Christmas tree at collection sites. Yellow collection bins are available through today at various city locations to dispose of your Christmas tree. We don't accept artificial trees, stands or ornaments. Single-family home residents can place Christmas trees in their green waste pile, separated from bulk trash, for collection on their scheduled brush/bulk service week.

Scottsdale community survey available for all residents. The National Community Survey allows residents to rate their overall quality of life and provide specific feedback about municipal services, public safety, customer service and their level of participation in community events and activities. In November and December, the survey went to 1,700 randomly selected Scottsdale households. This random sample will provide results that are representative of the entire community within a known margin of error. The city is now making the online survey available to every resident. Feedback provided through these surveys will help the city and City Council prioritize initiatives, services and programs. Participate here.

Make a resolution to start saving water – Try these winter watering tips. Water your landscape less frequently during the winter. Dormant Bermuda grass needs water only about every 30 days. If you planted rye grass in the fall, it requires water about once every two weeks. Watering less means it might be harder to spot leaks, so follow this handy checklist to perform a mini irrigation check.

This week's traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.

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