Travelers hoping to enjoy time away from home and indulge in a vacation destination that comes with warm weather, intriguing desert landscapes, and city center fun have long found everything they’re looking for in Scottsdale, Arizona. This vibrant and welcoming city is loved for its many spas, golf courses, exciting trails, and architecture. While the appeal of a trip to Scottsdale remains firmly in place, the arrival of COVID-19 has seen travelers putting their plans on hold in the name of health and safety.
Very much in line with Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order asking all residents of Arizona to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. Lane issued a declaration of emergency in response to the pandemic as of March 18, 2020. This declaration empowers the City Manager to take necessary steps moving forward to protect Scottsdale citizens as more is learned and understood about COVID-19. At this time, essential city services such as those related to waste management, police and fire protection as well as health care are fully functional. All city-based events have been canceled while city libraries, pools and recreation centers are also currently closed to the public to prevent the spread of the disease. As of March 25, 2020, the Scottsdale Trolley had suspended all services on all routes.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
Residents in Scottsdale are being encouraged to follow the regulations, tips, and guidelines currently put in place by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because it is assumed the virus moves as an airborne illness, staying at home as much as possible is highly advised. Taking time to wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap is essential to stopping the spread of germs and if travel outside of the house is essential, it’s important to wear a face mask. The guidelines in place keep protecting the most vulnerable top of mind. Those groups at this point include individuals over the age of 65 and those with underlying health conditions. Avoiding handshakes and close contact is a strong first step in slowing the spread to these at-risk groups.
Future Forward Travel
At Parsons Villas, we have our eyes on the horizon and can’t wait to welcome our guests back when the time is right. At that time, we’ll continue our commitment to providing visitors to Scottsdale with rental accommodations that are luxurious, comfortable, and conveniently located near all of the fun you can’t wait to enjoy. Until then, stay safe and healthy!