REMINDER: Face coverings are mandatory in Scottsdale. Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Maricopa County, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane has issued an emergency proclamation that requires people to cover their nose and mouth in most public areas.
Face coverings are required any time one is in a public setting or will be in contact with other individuals with whom they are not closely and frequently associated (such members of the same household). Face coverings are required at places including grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and bars, retail stores, special events and public transit.
Read questions and answers about how Scottsdale's mandatory face covering order applies to dining in restaurants, exercising, participating in team sports and other activities.
Are face covering required at multi-family living areas? Face coverings are required anywhere indoors that you may come into contact with people outside your household. In apartment and condo buildings, these areas include common areas, hallways, elevators and lobbies.
COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22. Here are the most recent numbers (June 22) for our county:
Total number of cases: 31,490; up 1,599 from yesterday
Total number of deaths: 603; up 1 from yesterday
Hospital admissions: 2,202; 7 percent increase
Intensive care admissions: 501; 2 percent increase
Masks work to slow the spread. Mounting scientific evidence points toward the effectiveness of covering one’s nose and mouth in slowing the spread of COVID-19. In one Texas A&M study, "Face Coverings Critical in Preventing Spread of COVID-19,” researchers estimated wearing face coverings prevented more than 66,000 infections in New York City in less than a month. Read about it in plain language or see the scientific research paper.
When to wear gloves. For the general public, the Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing gloves when you are cleaning or caring for someone who is sick. In most other situations, like running errands, wearing gloves is not necessary. Instead, practice everyday prevention like physical distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol and wearing a cloth face covering in public. Learn more.
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