Scottsdale Update - June 5, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 

A statement for the community. Scottsdale joins our nation in expressing outrage over the senseless death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis, and our compassion and support for his family and those left behind. With the officers responsible for his death being criminally charged, it is our hope that healing can now begin. Read the entire statement. 

As a precaution, Scottsdale Police placed traffic restrictions throughout Old Town in preparation for protests. The restrictions will remain until Monday June 8, but are subject to change. Get details. 

REMINDER: Statewide curfew in effect 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through Monday, June 8. Earlier this week, the governor issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a curfew from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through Monday, June 8, unless further extended. Curfew exemptions include individuals traveling directly to and from work; attending religious services; commercial trucking and delivery services; obtaining food; caring for a family member, friend, or animal; patronizing or operating private businesses; seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances; and travel for any of the above services. Read the full declaration here

With the curfew in effect, the following Scottsdale facilities will close to the public earlier than normal through Sunday, June 7: 

More Scottsdale city buildings and facilities reopen to the public. We have modified our spaces, offerings and policies to comply with relevant guidelines. Guests are strongly encouraged to follow all social distancing protocols when they visit. 

Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov to access city services online. The city call center is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.  

  • WestWorld reopens with new distancing protocols: There are new distance and safety precautions in place, including added space between stall and recreation vehicle reservations. Equidome seating is limited to a maximum of four people allowed to sit near one another. We will provide gloves and masks, and we have movable no-touch hand sanitizer stations.
  • Scottsdale Public Libraries: Effective Monday, June 8, Civic Center and Mustang library buildings open with limited service from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 
  • No in-library programming will take place.
  • Civic Center Library offers curbside pickup.
  • Drive up windows at Appaloosa, Arabian and Mustang libraries are open for limited services. 

Visit ScottsdaleLibrary.org/COVID19 for details. 

  • Paiute Neighborhood Center and Family Resource Center: Effective Monday, June 8, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays by appointment only. 
  • Vista del Camino: Effective Monday, June 8, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays 
  • Appointments are required for social services and career center services
  • The hydration station is open
  • Vista del Camino Food Bank is open by appointment to distribute food boxes and for emergency assistance – call 480-312-2323 to schedule. 

Learn more about buildings and services openings. 

Even with these changes, a healthy Scottsdale starts with you. Stay home of you are sick or have any symptoms of illness, practice good hand hygiene, stay at least six feet from others, cover your nose and mouth when you can’t keep your distance, and clean/sanitize items and surfaces you touch frequently.  

City Court expands technology use to keep social distance and increase access to justice. Litigants have an alternative way to resolve their cases without being onsite. The court introduced several audio/visual tools including Facetime, Microsoft Teams, Skype and teleconferencing technology to allow litigants and victims to appear remotely. The court also uses video/audio appearances for civil traffic hearings. Learn more

Get the city’s COVID-19 information.

Follow us on Twitter @ScottsdaleAZgov and Facebook fb.me/ScottsdaleAZgov 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 ScottsdaleAZ.gov to access city services online. 

IN OTHER NEWS 

Donate nonperishables at emergency food drive to benefit Vista del Camino’s Food Bank. Drive-thru and drop-off bins will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, at the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, 7025 E. Osborn Road; and the Shepherd of the Desert Church, 9590 E. Shea Blvd. Immediate needs include bottled water, tuna pouches, individual peanut butter pouches, boxed meals like Hamburger Helper and dental hygiene products. Monetary donations are welcome and can be made at scottsdalecommunitypartners.org/donate/ or to Scottsdale Community Partners at 7700 E. Roosevelt St., Suite #107, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. 

Meet your mayor and city council candidates. The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hosted forums recently so voters could learn more about Scottsdale mayor and city council candidates. Watch replays on Cox cable channel 11 or Century Link Channel 8001: 

  • 2020 City Council Candidate Forum - Replays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; and 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Fridays.
  • 2020 Mayoral Candidate Forum - Replays at 2, 7 and 11 a.m.; 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays. 

Come to your census. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for you and our community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and other resources based on census data. Complete your census form today! 

Blood donations come with COVID-19 antibody testing. Donate blood at city sites, and Vitalant will test for the coronavirus antibody. You’ll receive results within two weeks. Two mobile blood donation vans will be available from 8 a.m.- noon Thursday, June 11, at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.; and from 8 a.m.- noon Monday, June 29, at the North Corp Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador. To schedule your appointment, visit bloodhero.com, click on the “locate a blood drive” link and use sponsor code: corpblood.  

Monsoons are upon us; be prepared. Monsoon season is set to start June 15.  Prepare now so you know what actions you should take when a major storm rolls in. Learn how now.  

Firefighters assisted with the Ocotillo Brush Fire. Scottsdale Fire was in Cave Creek over the weekend, lending to the effort to contain the 980-acre fire, which forced the evacuation of residents. Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale and Guadalupe Fire Departments, as well as Rural Metro, Daisy Mountain Fire and the Arizona Fire Authority worked to contain the blaze. Wildfires continue to be a threat. Create a 30-foot defensible space around your home to help firefighters protect you from wildfire. Search “Wildfire Readiness” at ScottsdaleAZ.gov for more tips.  

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