Scottsdale Update - July 10, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 

Grants available for local business owners experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Maricopa County has partnered with the Arizona Community Foundation to offer grants of up to $10,000 to local small businesses and nonprofits. The U.S. Treasury provided Maricopa County with $399 million as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). About $23 million has been allocated to the small business/nonprofit grant program. Maricopa County for-profit businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 31. Learn more.  

COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22. Here are the most recent numbers (July 9) for our county:  

  • Total number of cases: 72,677; up 2,723 from yesterday 

  • Total number of deaths: 969; up 47 from yesterday 

  • Hospital admissions: 3,033; 4 percent of total number of cases  

  • Intensive care admissions: 654; 1 percent of total number of 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.  

CDC study suggests younger people also face severe cases of COVID-19. The risk of being admitted to a hospital, an intensive care unit or dying of COVID-19 increases with age, but a younger demographic across the United States is getting seriously ill, as well. A recent Centers for Disease Control study looking at underlying health conditions and risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 patients reported the median age for hospitalization was 48 years old, which may be younger than experts initially expected.   

This CDC video answers some commonly asked questions about daily life, social interaction, returning to work and more.  

Underlying conditions increase odds of hospitalization from COVID-19. National, state and county data show the same thing: People with underlying medical conditions are most likely to have serious illness due to COVID-19. That group makes up 60 percent of hospitalizations and 64 percent of deaths in Maricopa County. According to CDC’s case surveillance, hospitalizations are six times higher among patients with a reported underlying medical condition and deaths due to COVID-19 are 12 times higher among that group.  

Get the city’s COVID-19 information.

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Follow us on Twitter @ScottsdaleAZgov and Facebook fb.me/ScottsdaleAZgov for city COVID-19 updates and other city information.

The city Call Center is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.

Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov to access city services online.


IN OTHER NEWS

Public hours change at One Civic Center. Effective today (July 10), Scottsdale’s One Civic Center, 7447 E. Indian School Road, is closed to the public Fridays. New business hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays.  

  • Business Services. Any licensing, utility billing, tax audit and revenue recovery issues can be handled by phone or through email.  Fingerprinting for license applications is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday. We have suspended passport application processing in accordance with U.S. Department of State guidelines.  

Scottsdale Police provide debrief of Old Town riots and looting. The City Council directed the police department to produce a candid, accurate, detailed and public review of its response to the May 30 events. View the briefing here

You're never old enough to swim alone. Adults drown, too. In fact, more adults than kids drown in Arizona. Follow these tips to prevent drownings.  

July is Smart Irrigation Month. More than 65 percent of homeowners’ water use occurs outdoors. Be sure to check your irrigation system for leaks. Use the free guide, Find & Fix Leaks that are Draining Your Budget, to help you check both your home and your irrigation system.  

Summer's monsoon means less watering. The higher humidity during monsoon season means plants lose less water to evaporation and need less water than in hot, drier months. Get monthly watering adjustment reminders from the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association by texting “WhenToWater” to 33222.  

Knock, knock. Joke’s on you – if you don’t hurry and fill out your census form! Avoid a personal visit from a Census worker by filling out your census form now. Census workers will be hitting the streets starting in August.

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