Scottsdale Update - June 29, 2021


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

Get vaccinated July 6 at Paiute Neighborhood Center. The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines will be available to the public from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, 6535 E. Osborn Road. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Need help with registration? Call Paiute at 480-312-2529.

Case counts increase in Scottsdale; so do vaccination rates. According to the latest data from Maricopa County, COVID-19 cases increased to 35.7 cases per 100,000 residents in Scottsdale during the week of June 6. This is an increase of 9.7 cases (up 37 percent) per 100,000 residents since the prior week. Scottsdale remains at the level of moderate community spread. Protect yourself and others.  

Vaccinations continue to rise based on Maricopa County’s dashboard. Just over 62 percent of Scottsdale residents have received at least the first dose, while 56.2 percent have been fully vaccinated. Scottsdale still has the highest vaccination rates of the major Valley cities. 

Stay safe this holiday weekend. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discourages travel for those who have not been fully vaccinated. Avoid crowded places or parties if you haven't gotten your shot just yet. Find out where to get vaccinated here.

Vaccines protect against fast spreading Delta variant. You may have heard that the Delta variant of COVID-19 illness has made its way to Arizona. Maricopa County Public Health Medical Director of Disease Control Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine wants to make sure people who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine yet know that being fully vaccinated provides protection against COVID-19 variants, including the more contagious Delta variant. To get full protection against any strains, you need to get fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose series, or two weeks after receiving a one-dose regiment.  

The COVID-19 vaccine is available at no cost at many pharmacies, medical providers and pop-up events for anyone in the county age 12 and older. Find a vaccine

Rely on facts and get your vaccine questions answered

U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada remain restricted to travel through July 21. The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that travel to both countries is restricted to nonessential to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel restrictions by destination

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 city offers free sandbags if your property is a flood risk. Both sand and bags are available 24 hours a day for Scottsdale residents on a first-come, first-served basis at these locations:  

  • Parking lot of District 1 Police Headquarters, 7601 E. McKellips Road 

  • Near the city's north Corporation Yard, 9379 E. San Salvador 

  • Solid Waste Transfer Station, 8417 E. Union Hills Drive 

Shovels and bags will be provided by the city, but residents are required to fill their own bags. All the supplies and equipment -- sand, bags and shovels -- are located in large roll-off refuse containers at each site.  

  • There is a limit of 10 bags per household. 

  • Sandbags are most effective when placed in front of entry points 

  • Fill the bags one-half to two-thirds full. The bag should lie fairly flat when filled.  

While sandbags have been a traditional emergency flood control measure, newer techniques and products are available–and are often more convenient to use and easier to obtain. If your property experiences seasonal flooding, you will find many alternatives to sandbags: water barriers, water diverters, and flood diversion tubes are available through local hardware stores and online retailers.

Get more monsoon safety tips and information.

Sister Cities celebrates Canada Day with art and photography exchange. The public is invited to celebrate one of Scottsdale’s Sister Cities, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. The exhibit showcases a glimpse into the lives of our Canadian friends as they emerge from winter with renewed appreciation for gathering, understanding, goodwill and artistic expression. Register.   

City announces July 4 events, activities and general information. Most city offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day (Fourth of July). There is no change in garbage or recycling collection. 

Here’s more important information: 

Preserve closes early July 4. To reduce the threat of wildfire, Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at noon Sunday, July 4. All trailheads into the preserve will have "closed" signs posted. Scottsdale police and staff will patrol the area to advise visitors about the closure and fire threat. Violating the closure is a misdemeanor punishable by up to four months in jail and a $750 fine. 

The preserve will re-open around 5 a.m. Monday, July 5. Pinnacle Peak Park, 26802 N. 102nd Way, will be open from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. July 4. For more information about the park, contact staff at 480-312-0990. 

Public swimming pool schedules 

  • Cactus (lap swim only) – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

  • Chaparral – Closed 

  • McDowell Mountain Ranch and Eldorado waterparks (includes lap swim): 1-5:30 p.m. 

Get details

Subaru Presents Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld. This event returns for the eighth year, from 5-10 p.m. Sunday, July 4. The patriotic celebration of family fun takes place in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of the North Hall at WestWorld, giving rise to the slogan “Be Red, White & COOL.” Scottsdale 4th features a delicious backyard barbecue buffet-style menu; live patriotic music; snow and a giant slide to keep the kids cool; face painters; balloon artists; and more. There are a variety of ticket packages from which to choose. Learn more

Fireworks restrictions in place. Although use of some consumer fireworks is permitted by state law in Scottsdale this holiday, their use in and near many sensitive desert areas remains illegal and violators are subject to substantial fines. 

Use of fireworks is prohibited in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Pinnacle Peak Park and all properties located within 1 mile of these fragile desert lands. The use of fireworks is also prohibited on all publicly owned properties, which include but are not limited to, city buildings, city parking lots, city parks, public schools and city streets. Violation of these restrictions is a civil offense punishable by citations and fines. Get more information about firework restrictions and safety tips.  

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.  

Multi-family community residents can participate in recycling. The city has seven recycle drop-off locations available 24/7:

  • Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center, 2301 N. Miller Road 

  • Indian School Park & Tennis Center, 4175 N. Hayden Road 

  • North Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador Drive 

  • Scottsdale Ranch Park, 10336 E Via Linda 

  • Scottsdale Fire Dept Station 9, 14970 N. 78th Way 

  • Horizon Park, 15444 N 100th St. 

  • Scottsdale Fire Dept Station 10, 16701 N. 100th

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


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