Scottsdale Update - Sept. 15, 2020


COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22. Here are the most recent numbers for our county:

  • Total number of cases: 137,317; up 89 from yesterday 

  • Total number of deaths: 3,151; no change from yesterday 

  • Hospital admissions: 14,277; 10 percent of total cases 

  • Intensive care admissions: 1,309; 1 percent of total cases 

If you are going out in public, you could be exposed or could be exposing others -- even if not showing symptoms. Stay home when you can, practice physical distancing, cover your nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently.

Does everyone who gets COVID-19 make antibodies? Most people who are infected by the virus make antibodies within days to weeks of infection. However, some individuals, such as those with depressed immune systems,may not make antibodies after they are infected. Learn more.

The city’s COVID-19 page contains information about the city’s emergency orders, facilities and operations. Learn more here.

These questions and answers help clarify face covering requirements in Scottsdale.

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.


Let’s get our fair share. Fill out your Census form. Arizona has seen major growth over the last ten years, and we’re on track for more. The census matters to Arizona and has an impact our daily lives - the roads we drive on, access to health care, school lunch programs, even our political representation. The Census is our once-in-a-decade opportunity to shape the next ten years. Respond here.

High ozone pollution advisory in effect for Wednesday and Thursday. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 17. Those with respiratory sensitivities such as asthma and COPD are advised to use caution between noon-6 p.m. if and when outdoors.

Scottsdale Library offers “Grab and Go Book Bundles.” Do you miss browsing our books and movies? We'll do the browsing for you! Pre-selected bundles are now available for checkout at the drive-thru windows, curbside and inside Civic Center and Mustang libraries. Each bundle includes an assortment of up to 10 books or movies, curated with a specific genre or age group in mind. Learn more at Grab & Go Book Bundles.

Virtual programs offer variety of fun, learning opportunities. Visit Scottsdale Library’s online calendar for more details on how to view or participate in virtual programs. The selection includes: Family Storytimes; Full STEAM Ahead: Making Ice Cream; parenting classes; and crafty programs for adults. Get a list and register.

Arizona Restaurant Week dishes up delicious delights Sept. 18-27. Arizona Restaurant Week provides food lovers the chance to enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table. Dine in or take out. Learn what restaurants are participating and how they’ll be keeping you safe during the pandemic.

Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.


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