Scottsdale Update - July 16, 2021


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

COVID-19 cases decrease and vaccination rates rise. According to the Maricopa County Schools Dashboard, Scottsdale’s cases per 100,000 residents decreased to 53.9 cases per 100,000 residents for the week of June 27. Scottsdale is now in a second straight week of substantial community transmission, after seven consecutive weeks in moderate community transmission. For context, 53.9 cases per 100,000 means that there are about 140 new cases within the population of Scottsdale over that seven-day period. All other major cities in the Valley saw significant increases in their case rates. 

Based on Maricopa County’s Vaccine Dashboard, vaccinations continue to rise slightly. Nearly 64 percent of Scottsdale residents received at least the first dose, while 58.3 percent have been fully vaccinated – a 1 percent increase from last week. Scottsdale still has the highest vaccination rates of the major Valley cities and is above the state and national rates as well. We saw the biggest increase in vaccination rates this week since the beginning of June. 

Let’s continue building a community of immunity. Do you or someone you know need a COVID-19 vaccination? Here’s where to go

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.


The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through tomorrow. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between noon-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.   

Summer nights at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). Plan a night out at SMoCA. Invite family, friends or come solo! It’s now open until 7 p.m. Thursdays; plus it's free admission on that night. Learn more

Enjoy ArtWalk year-round. From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday, Old Town galleries open their doors to collector and casual patrons alike to enjoy featured artists, a cultural environment and refreshments. Get details

Fire Department seeks wreath donations for Sept. 11 commemoration. The city is hosting a 9/11 Memorial Tribute, Sept. 3-12, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Fire Department is asking individuals, businesses and service organizations to donate wreaths to honor the day. Email for more information. The tribute also includes a mini-museum featuring a three-story National Unity Flag; 9/11 photos and videos; and replicas of the Twin Towers, Pentagon, plane wing and a large metal flag. Memorial cards of all those who lost their lives in the attack will adorn the replicas. Scottsdale resident Lisa Vella created and donated the cards. Ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. More events will be announced as Sept. 11 approaches. 

There is still time to join Scottsdale Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Be sure your students return to school well-prepared by having them participate in this program. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” It runs through Aug. 1 and is available for all ages. Sign up, log minutes reading and earn prizes. 

Thinkzilla Consulting Group is a company that works to support minority owned businesses and entrepreneurs by expanding resources and knowledge to provide equitable opportunity. Anuncia is a med-tech company originally from Massachusetts. Both companies will be moving into SkySong. Learn more about doing business in Scottsdale

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


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