At Experience Scottsdale, we empathize with everyone who has been impacted directly or indirectly by the COVID-19 virus. During this unprecedented time, the health and safety of our visitors and residents is of the utmost importance to us. We will continue to bring you the most up-to-date information and resources as they become available.
Arizona's Crisis Response
The Arizona Department of Health Services has classified the community spread of COVID-19 in Arizona as “widespread.” In response, Arizona’s governor has issued a “stay-at-home” order effective through April 30, 2020. Click to see the businesses deemed "essential" that can remain operational during this time.
Local Business & Event Closures
In keeping with recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many Scottsdale businesses, including some hotels and resorts and most attractions, restaurants, bars and retailers, have temporarily closed until April 30, 2020. Additionally, most Scottsdale events have been postponed or canceled.
If you are considering visiting any attractions, retailers or other establishments after that April 30 deadline, we recommend calling ahead to ensure they are open. The Scottsdale Tourist Information Center, located in Scottsdale Fashion Square (7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251) is closed until further notice.
I’m in Scottsdale Now – What Can I Do?
Many restaurants, which have been deemed essential, are offering take-out, delivery and curbside hours. Check out this list of Valley restaurants with those options.
Through April 30, 2020, people are limited to their time outside, but Scottsdale’s great outdoors can be explored for some daily exercise.
- Take a hike in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Preserve is open daily from sunrise to sunset and offers 225 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Access to the Preserve’s seven trailheads is free.
- Explore the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, a lush public space offering miles of biking and walking paths, and parks for humans pups.
- Hunt for signs of spring on a wildflower hike.
- Enjoy hiking at one of our area lakes and rivers.
- Stay fit with a run along one of the city’s scenic jogging routes.
Other essential businesses that can be enjoyed during this time, while keeping safe physical distance, include golf courses and farmers markets. Please consider calling ahead if you are planning a visit to ensure they are open.
I'm an Experience Scottsdale Member - What are My Resources?
- Arizona Together supports Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak, connecting individuals and businesses to resources, raising money for community organizations and providing information on volunteer opportunities.
- Local First provides links and information for small businesses, including relief funds for those in the service industry.
- U.S. Travel Association has information on what the CARES Act means for travel businesses and employees.
For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Arizona Department of Health Services
- Maricopa County Public Health
- City of Scottsdale
From all of us at Experience Scottsdale, we wish you and your families the best of health and look forward to welcoming you back to Scottsdale when the timing is right for you.