Scottsdale Update - May 25, 2021


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

More residents need to get vaccinated. Maricopa County Public Health data as of May 19, show 1.5 million Maricopa County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fewer than half of us, about 41 percent, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. With hundreds of new COVID-19 cases still being reported each day, it’s clear we don’t have enough people vaccinated to stop the spread. If you want to get vaccinated but are planning to wait, please don’t delay. Getting the vaccine now protects you, your family and your friends from serious illness. Find a vaccine.  

Things to remember if you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend. You will be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations this holiday weekend.  

The CDC will continue to update guidance and policies as the science emerges and more people are vaccinated. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested within three days of their flight (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months) and should still get tested three-five days after a trip. Read the CDC Federal Mask Requirement. 

Reminder: Anyone 12 and older is eligible for vaccinations at WestWorld. Minors must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or authorized adult. This adult is required to sign a consent and attestation form at the time of the appointment. Walk-ins are accepted, but registering in advance will get you through even quicker. The WestWorld vaccination site is open: 

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays 

  • The facility is closed Sundays and Mondays.  

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.


City offices closed Monday for Memorial Day. Most city offices will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. Your garbage and recycling collection will not be affected. Place your items where your trash/recycling is typically picked up by 5 a.m. the morning of your collection or the evening before. 

Provide input on Scottsdale Civic Center rebuild. This project will revamp portions of Scottsdale Civic Center as the community’s signature special event and public gathering space. In November 2019 Scottsdale voters approved two bond questions, which included funding to replace aging infrastructure and create public and event spaces in the Civic Center area. 

While there is a great deal of lush landscaping, public art and open space in the Civic Center area, they are showing their age, including outdated restrooms, oversized fountains, and other structural and electrical deficiencies. Proposed improvements are based on the community outreach and Civic Center Municipal Use Master Plan the City Council approved in 2018.  

To provide input and learn more, visit the project website by Friday, June 11. Click on the “Virtual Public Meeting” link, watch and listen to the presentations, then submit your comments. 

Adaptive Services hosts monthly summer events. Adaptive Services provides comprehensive programs for those with disabilities that promote inclusive community participation. Check out these summer activities:

  • Get social at the Friday, June 18, Ice Cream Social at the Adaptive Services Center. Register so we can plan for enough ice cream!  

  • We will be holding a Self Care Soiree in July. Learn about dental hygiene, skin care, nail care, shaving, body odor and more. Don't wait to register as spots are limited. 

  • Attend August’s Movie and S'mores night, which will be showing The Sandlot inside the cool air-conditioned center. Make sure to register as spots are limited. 

Residents invited to participate in library’s Summer Reading Program. Make sure your students return to school well-prepared by having them participate in this program. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” It runs from June 1-Aug. 1 and is available for all ages. Sign up, log minutes reading and earn prizes. 

June Days Summer Spectacular is a monthlong series of events to celebrate the beginning of summer. In addition to city-produced signature events, Old Town Scottsdale businesses, retailers, restaurants and galleries are getting into the spirit with special activities and deals of their own. From crafting workshops to sunrise yoga and bike-ride scavenger hunts to movie nights, June Days events will allow participants to exercise their mind, body and soul. June Days also will mark the summer solstice with a dedication for the new Solstice Park, which includes the Soleri Bridge & Plaza. The June 20 event features snow cones, live music and more. Learn more.  

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

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