Scottsdale Update - March 26, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

Remember, a healthy Scottsdale starts with you. Stay home when you can, practice physical distancing and wash your hands frequently. Find downloadable graphics for social media and request a poster pack for your business or organization.

Governor rescinds executive orders – here’s what that means in Scottsdale. Gov. Ducey issued an executive order yesterday that rescinds his previous executive orders concerning the COVID-19 global pandemic. The governor’s order also preempts the countywide face covering order, and Scottsdale's local face covering requirement.

Face coverings will still be required inside the city’s municipal buildings and facilities, including libraries, One Civic Center and City Hall.

Businesses and establishments can put their own rules into place and refuse service to customers who do not follow them. The city encourages residents to stay informed about the level of spread of COVID-19, and to take advantage of opportunities to be vaccinated against the disease.

While the requirements are changing, the medical advice is not: we should all continue to do things to keep ourselves, our neighbors and our families healthy: mask up when you can’t keep your distance, avoid crowds and get vaccinated.

Learn more about the governor’s latest executive order here.


Maricopa County Public Health releases new vaccination data. As of yesterday, the data show:

  • More than one million Maricopa County residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That is more than 30 percent of all adult Maricopa County residents.

  • Almost 70 percent of those vaccinated in Maricopa County are 55 years or older.

  • 75 percent of adults 75+ have received at least one dose of vaccine.

  • 70 percent of adults 65-74 have received at least one dose of vaccine.

  • 44 percent of adults 55-64 have received at least one dose of vaccine.

View more data.

Do the current vaccines work on new variant strains? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other scientific partners are actively investigating the effectiveness of currently authorized vaccines against emerging variants. Studies suggest that antibodies generated by vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize and provide protection against these variants. Learn more.

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 fb.me/ScottsdaleAZgov 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 ScottsdaleAZ.gov to access city services online.


IN OTHER NEWS

Adaptive Services adjusts programs to accommodate people with disabilities. The pandemic has upended many of our lives. But none more so than people with disabilities and their caretakers. The city’s Adaptive Services staff worked fast and furious to devise alternatives when the lockdown forced in-person programming to halt. Staff needed to ensure their participants were not left behind. Learn how this team stepped up for our most vulnerable residents.

April is Valley Bike Month – pledge to make a difference. With Valley Bike Month just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about ways to get around on two wheels. Whether it’s to the grocery store, the park or to work, any cycling during April counts. Take the Valley Bike Month pledge before Wednesday, March 31, to be eligible to win gift cards. From the Valley Bike Month page, go to Challenges then select “Available Challenges.”

All aboard for Tents by the Tracks. Experience a night of fun and adventure while camping at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. We will offer a variety of activities suitable for all ages, including a full dinner, a movie, breakfast, and train and carousel rides. Hartley’s General Store will be open for ice cream and other treats. The event runs from 4 p.m.-8 a.m. April 10-11. Cost varies by space and number of people in your party. Learn more and register.

This week's traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.

 

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