Scottsdale Update- Sept. 8, 2020


Deadline today for Small Business Reimbursement Program. The city is awarding reimbursements to qualified businesses that have had to purchase necessary expenditures to continue to operate during the COVID19 pandemic. Under this program, supplies and equipment that are required for health and safety, and to increase protection within their Scottsdale-based company can be reimbursed. Deadline to apply is today, Tuesday Sept. 8. Apply here.

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: 135,725; up 17 from yesterday 
  • Total number of deaths: 3,090; up 2 from yesterday 
  • Hospital admissions: 14,162; 10 percent of total cases 
  • Intensive care admissions: 1,287; 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.

    A healthy Scottsdale starts with you. The success of our community in the battle against COVID-19 relies on the collective efforts of individual people and organizations. We’ve made it easy for you to spread the word with free, downloadable images and print material to show that you support a healthy Scottsdale. Request a free poster pack for your business or organization. 

    What if I test positive for COVID-19 antibodies? This means you likely had the virus at some point. Current studies suggest that COVID-19 antibodies provide at least some immunity. However, because COVID-19 is a novel virus, we don’t know if the antibodies make you immune from getting it again. The bottom line is, even if you have COVID-19 antibodies, you still need to take preventive measures to decrease the risk of getting (and spreading) the virus. Learn more about antibody testing.

    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.


    What's a few minutes out of your time? Take 10 minutes to impact the next 10 years. It’s your civic duty – and it’s how Scottsdale receives its fair share of federal funding for infrastructure, emergency response and community services.Make your voice count, do your part and complete your census today.

    Important information and dates for Scottsdale’s General Election. The two candidates for mayor are:

    • David "Dave" Ortega
    • Lisa Borowsky

    The six candidates for three City Council seats are:

    • Tammy Caputi
    • Tom Durham
    • Betty Janik
    • John Little
    • Becca Linnig
    • Guy Phillips

    Important dates:

    • Oct. 5 – Voter registration deadline 
    • Oct. 7 – Early ballots mailed, in-person voting available 
    • Oct. 23 – Last day to request a ballot in the mail 
    • Oct. 24 – Weekend voting available
    • Oct. 28 – Suggested last day to mail back your ballots. The county must receive your voted ballot by Tuesday, Nov. 3, regardless of the postmarked date. Consider delivery time when mailing. 
    • Nov. 3 – Election Day  

    Get details at Maricopa County Elections.  

    No need to over-seed for a winter lawn. Warm season grass – Bermuda – stores energy and becomes dormant in the winter, then uses its stored energy for spring regrowth. This cycle gets interrupted when a temporary winter lawn is installed and causes less vigorous spring regrowth. Skip overseeding and save water and maintenance costs. 

    Know before you throw. Household cleaners, swimming pool chemicals, paint, automotive fluids, batteries and electronics should not be placed in trash or recycling containers, or placed out for brush and bulk collection. These items may cause a reaction that can become toxic or combust. 

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

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