Mayor Lane's statement about crowds in Old Town. The images from Old Town Scottsdale this weekend are disturbing, and frankly show a real lack of common sense and civic responsibility. Businesses and their patrons need to realize that individually we each play an absolute part in our own personal hygiene, distancing and health courtesies, and each of us also plays a significant part in our city’s health, both physically and economically. Read more.
More city buildings, amenities open. Club SAR Fitness Center reopened today. However, the basketball court is closed, and we will not offer fitness classes. Hours are 6-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Learn more about Club SAR.
In addition, the police department opened its buildings today. The Scottsdale Police and Fire Headquarters, 8401 E. Indian School, is open by appointment only. Call 480-312-5000 to schedule. The district station lobbies are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, except holidays.
- McKellips District – 7601 E. McKellips Road, 480-312-3701
- Downtown District – 3700 N. 75th St., 480-312-2716
- Via Linda District – 9065 E. Via Linda Road, 480-312-5025
- Foothills District – 20363 N. Pima Road, 480-312-8800
Staff has made changes in the lobbies to ensure proper physical distancing and extra sanitizing. The city continues to encourage residents to do business online when available. You can report a crime online here.
County launches text message outreach to positive COVID-19 cases. Maricopa County residents who test positive for COVID-19 can expect a text message that will share three things:
- A link to a secure form that will request information and provide infection control guidance
- A phone number to a hotline with medical professionals who can answer questions
- A webpage where residents can verify the text, phone number and link
Within a few days of the text notification, a disease investigator will call to conduct an interview to learn more and provide additional guidance. The interviewer will ask about interactions with others so that contact tracers can follow up with those who may have potentially been exposed. Learn more.
What does the CDC say about the virus’ ability to survive on surfaces?
Since the onset of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has warned that it may be possible to contract the illness by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching one’s own mouth, nose or eyes.
While this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, it’s still a risk, and the CDC recommends we routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Here are the most effective way to avoid the virus: stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of illness; wash or sanitize your hands frequently; stay six feet away from others wherever possible; cover your nose and mouth when you can’t keep your distance; and clean surfaces you touch frequently.
Get the city’s COVID-19 information.
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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
National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning. Expect dangerous temperatures of up to 113 degrees between Wednesday, May 27, and Saturday, May 30. Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn how to identify heat related illnesses and how to avoid them. Also, please leave your dogs indoors. Temperatures above 90 degrees can quickly turn deadly for your dog. In addition, you can be charged under state law with a felony for animal cruelty.
Watch mayoral and city council candidate forums. Ahead of the Aug. 4 primary election, the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Coalition for Today and Tomorrow and Scottsdale Leadership are hosting two “Meet the Candidates” forums. The mayoral candidate forum will be Wednesday, May 27, and the council candidate forum will be Wednesday, June 3. Both air from noon-1:30 p.m. The forums will provide candidates the opportunity to share their positions on issues of critical importance to the community. Watch live on Cox cable channel 11, Century Link Channel 8001 or ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search "live stream."
We all count! Kids, parents and grandparents – the U.S. Census Bureau wants to count everyone in your household. No matter how many generations live in your home, make sure you include everyone on your 2020 Census form. Learn more.
Get social media savvy by attending free ecommerce webinars. The Arizona Office of Tourism offers a free series of “Google My Business” webinars. The next session, “Google Ads Webinar,” will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27. Learn how to set up a Google ads account; create different ad types within the platform, including search, display and g-mail ads; and measure ad success. Webinars start at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Register for this and the remaining webinars by clicking the links below.
Fight the bite … from mosquitoes. Help eliminate and prevent mosquitoes from breeding by following these simple tips.