Scottsdale Update - June 16, 2020


What the data shows. Maricopa County Public Health continues to see an increase in cases. Public health experts expected a rise in cases with more people interacting in the community, but say that the rate at which cases are increasing is concerning.  

It’s important for everyone to remember that this is a disease that anyone can get.  

  • 9% of cases are 19 years old or younger
  • 47% of cases are people ages 20-44
  • 29% of cases are people ages 45-64 
  • 15% of cases are people over the age of 65  

We know the risk of serious illness is greater for adults over 65 and those with chronic medical conditions, but anyone can spread the disease and a positive case typically spreads the virus to two to three others. That’s why each of us needs to take protective measures to help slow the spread. Get more data. 

What you can do to help stop the spread.  

  • WHEN POSSIBLE - Avoid being in any setting with more than 10 people
  • ALWAYS - Keep at least six feet of distance from others when out in public 
  • WHEN POSSIBLE - Limit contact with those outside of our household, especially if you are in a high-risk group     
  • ALWAYS - Stay home when you are sick   
  • ALWAYS - Stay home as much as possible when a household member has tested positive for COVID-19 except to get essential medical care, prescriptions, and food
  • FREQUENTLY - Wash hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if unable to wash hands 
  • ALWAYS - Wear a mask or cloth face covering when going out in public 

Venturing out. There is increased community spread in Maricopa County. While many public places are open, you should consider limiting your social interactions to the extent possible. Ask yourself these five questions before leaving home. 

Contact tracing update. Maricopa County Public Health has been doing contact tracing and disease investigation since the first case of COVID-19 in our community in late January. The department continues to expand its capacity with additional staff and partnerships to conduct case investigations and contact tracing. Learn more. 


Get the city’s COVID-19 information.

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. to 5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.

Visit to access city services online.  


Tonight’s City Council meeting: final budget public hearing; council considers adoption. The city is holding tonight’s meeting (Tuesday, June 16) electronically starting at 5 p.m. Watch live on Cox cable channel 11, Century Link Channel 8001 or ScottsdaleAZ.govView the agenda. Submit comments regarding the budget (agenda items #23 and #24, and facilities districts) by writing or telephonically. Those wanting to comment by phone must submit this form no later than one hour prior to the start of the meeting. All other public comments should be submitted using the electronic written comment form.   

American Housing Month and the Census. Responses to the 2020 Census provide statistics and data for various resources from education to housing. American Housing Month highlights the variety of housing options available. Census results will help determine housing needs and resources. Federal funding can aid in Rural Rental Assistance Programs, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Community Development Block Grants and other housing programs. Your response can impact the next 10 years for our community. Fill out the form:  

Solid Waste team brings birthday surprise to pint-sized resident. Equipment Operator Gary Christy and Solid Waste Program Representative John Stumbaugh made a special birthday visit last week to a Scottsdale 3-year-old. Tyson Niesz and his sister, Taylor, are big fans of the city’s solid waste trucks. They were excited to see one up-close and learn how it operates. Gary also signed Tyson’s toy garbage truck, and Taylor told the news crews in attendance that she wants to be a mechanic one day. See photos of the birthday surprise on Facebook.   

Get the most out of your brush and bulk collection service. Put the right stuff - at the right time - in the right place. Please place your brush and bulk items in separate piles three feet apart. 

Landscape plants require more water with June's hot, dry heat. Get watering tip reminders once a month from the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association by texting “WhenToWater” to 33222.  

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