Scottsdale Update - July 6, 2021


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

Summer means travel. Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travel Planner for state, local, tribal and territorial government restrictions before traveling. 

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.


Scottsdale is partnering with Arizona State University to identify strategies for a cooler city. ASU is conducting a series of assessments that will aid in prioritizing programs and policies to provide a better understanding of current risks and vulnerabilities facing Scottsdale, and strategies to address heat challenges.  

In May, the university’s team used a mobile weather station called MaRTy to measure Mean Radiant Temperature (MRT). The station quantifies the heat load on the human body and gauges how someone may experience heat in a few city locations, including Old Town, the Waterfront, the Airpark Promenade and Skysong.   

Project updates will be posted on the city’s Sustainable Scottsdale webpage as available. Learn more

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory for Wednesday and Thursday. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between 2-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.  

Mayor declares July 2021 “Phoenix Suns Month” in Scottsdale. The Phoenix Suns are headed to the NBA finals tonight for the first time since 1993 and the third time in their history. “This season, the Suns have helped to increase community spirit and pride as we galvanize around their hard-fought bid to be basketball’s next world champions,” said Mayor David D. Ortega. “I encourage everyone to ‘Rally the Valley’ for our Suns as they battle to bring the trophy home.” Suns have remained a professional sport staple in the Phoenix metro region and have also made an impact in the community with their philanthropy off the court. Read the proclamation here

Back to School program needs your donations. Many students heading back to school in the fall need new clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, backpacks and school supplies. Learn how you can donate these items or money

Show us your talent, teens! Record and submit your talent July 3-13 via social media under the #ScottsdaleLibraryTalent. Or send your unlisted YouTube links to Scottsdale Library's Teen Advisory Board will vote for a winner July 22! 

In-person card games start today at senior centers. Register for days and times to play your favorite games such as mahjong, scrabble and bridge. Two time blocks are available daily, with a maximum of 16 people per block - or four tables of four. Reserve your spot through our online reservation system or by calling the centers: 

  • Granite Reef Senior Center: 480-312-1700
    8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 

  • Via Linda Senior Center: 480-312-5810
    8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday 

Billiards is opening Tuesday, as well. Get more information and register

Performing arts single seat tickets available. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents a brand-new season filled with concerts and performances for everyone in the family … from classical music, Broadway greats, and all-ages theatre to laugh-out-loud comedy. View the calendar and buy tickets

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




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