Scottsdale Update - May 11, 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

WestWorld vaccination site hours change. The Arizona Department of Health Services and Cigna are reducing the hours at the WestWorld vaccination site. New hours will be: 

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 15 

  • 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, May 17  

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, May 18-22 

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, May 24-29 

The facility is closed Sundays and on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.  

This adjustment in hours is subject to change, up or down, based on the needs in the community, including the anticipated Emergency Use Approval (EUA) of the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and older.

A limited number of volunteers are needed. Sign up for a shiftSchedule a vaccine here or walk in

How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family. COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it’s normal for people to have questions about them. The sheer amount of information—and misinformation—about COVID-19 vaccines can be overwhelming to anyone. You can help by listening without judgment and identifying the root of their concerns. Acknowledge their emotions so they know they have been heard. Ask open-ended questions to explore their concerns, ask permission to share information, and help them find their own reason to get vaccinated. 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

City continues to seek input on the Scottsdale General Plan 2035 Update. The community, the Planning Commission and City Council are reviewing the latest version of the draft plan. Future public hearings that discuss the draft plan include: 

  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 – Planning Commission Recommendation Hearing 

  • 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 - City Council Possible Adoption Hearing 

Should the City Council adopt the draft plan, it would then need to be ratified by the city’s voters at a citywide election. Comment on the latest City Council draft and learn more about the update process.  

High ozone pollution advisory issued through Friday. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through Friday, May 14. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between noon-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.    

Support Spring Arizona Restaurant Week, May 21-30. Arizona Restaurant Week showcases local chefs and their culinary achievements with special menus and dining experiences at participating restaurants. Each eatery is featuring a three-course, prix-fixe menu ranging from $33 to $44 per person.  

Case information is a click away with Scottsdale City Court’s online chat feature. Scottsdale City Court recently began offering an online chat feature, which allows users to receive case information and have their questions answered by a live court clerk, right from their computer or mobile device. Visitors to the site will see a new “live chat” icon in the bottom righthand corner of the screen. After answering a few quick prompts, users are directed to the relevant webpages or connected with a clerk, during regular business hours. 

Since the pandemic, court staff have focused on expanding virtual services, and now offer virtual civil traffic hearings, online appointment scheduling and the ability to remotely obtain an order of protection. The site also allows people to file a motion online, look up a case, make a payment and request defensive driving school and other services. 

Commemorate Economic Development Week through Saturday. The focus of this weeklong campaign is to build awareness around the practice of economic development. Scottsdale’s staff is celebrating the hard work local businesses do as we all continue recovering from the pandemic. We support the growth of industries in Scottsdale, encourage job creation and position Scottsdale as a destination for business expansion to help support our local economy. Learn more about the city’s Economic Development Department

Is your toilet running? Then you’d better catch it! Jokes aside, toilet leaks are the most common indoor leak. To find this sneaky, sometimes silent leak, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 15 minutes. If color appears in the bowl, you have a leak. Learn more by reading "Find & Fix Leaks that are Draining your Budget."  

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

 

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