Scottsdale Update - Oct. 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

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: 141,987; up 333 from yesterday  

  • Total number of deaths: 3,401; up 6 from yesterday  

  • Hospital admissions: 14,469; 10 percent of total cases  

  • Intensive care admissions: 1,367; 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.

Know before you go … COVID-19 testing. Getting a COVID-19 test can bring some peace of mind before you head back to the office or visit family members. Consider stopping by a free testing site. 

Check out the COVID-19 symptom checker. Is it the flu? COVID-19? Allergies? Take a look at this symptom checker (look for the box on the right side of the screen). Simply answer a few questions and the symptom checker will reveal the likelihood that you have COVID-19. If you are advised to isolate, use this home isolation decision maker tool to determine how long you need to do so.

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

Follow us on Twitter @ScottsdaleAZgov and Facebook fb.me/ScottsdaleAZgov 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 ScottsdaleAZ.gov to access city services online.


In Other News

Celebrate Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month. On Oct. 3, 1994, the Scottsdale City Council formally dedicated the first lands for the preserve. The “Day One” preserve was 4.5 square miles consisting of three parcels of city-owned land. Today, this permanently protected, sustainable desert habitat encompasses 47 square miles … about one-third of Scottsdale’s land area. Learn more about the preserveWatch this video.

Western Spirit: Museum of the West reopens with limited hours and safety measures. The museum, 3830 N. Marshall Way, is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Visitors older than 2, volunteers and staff are required to wear face coverings. Those unable to wear face coverings due to medical conditions will be required to wear a face shield. Learn more about the museum and exhibits.

Last chance to respond to the Census. The Secretary of Commerce has announced a target date of Monday, Oct. 5, to conclude the 2020 Census self-response and field data collection operations. This is your final chance to shape Scottsdale’s future for years to come! If you haven’t yet, please respond to the 2020 Census here

Monday is the last day to register to vote for November election. Residents must be registered to vote by Monday, Oct. 5, to be qualified to vote in the city of Scottsdale General Election. Maricopa County will begin mailing ballots Wednesday, Oct. 7. Visit BeBallotReady.Vote to find out if you're registered and what’s on your ballot.

Qualified city electors who are not on the county’s Permanent Early Voting List (check status here) may apply for an early ballot for the General Election here.

For the November General Election, Scottsdale voters will be able to cast their ballots at any Maricopa County Vote Center. Locations will be open from Oct. 7-Nov. 3, including some nights and weekends. Find out where to vote in person or just drop off your voted early ballotGet Scottsdale candidate information.

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Get kitchen fire prevention tips.

American City and County names Scottsdale as the sixth greenest city in the U.S. in 2020. A career research firm compared 99 cities based on their walkability, car ownership, commute length, tons of waste per person and parkland per 1,000 people. See the top 10 greenest cities.

It's a fine time to visit a garden! Scottsdale's 5-acre Xeriscape Garden contains unique Arizona-friendly plants throughout its landscaping. Enjoy the cooler weather, see beautiful fall-bloomers and take the self-guided tour to learn about plant care. The garden is on the southeast corner of Hayden and McDonald roads.

Take control of your irrigation timer. Adjust your irrigation controller to match the weather and save water. Get monthly watering adjustment reminders from the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association by texting "WhenToWater" to 33222.

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

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