Scottsdale remains at high community transmission for the 14th straight week. The city’s COVID-19 case rate has decreased to 119.4 cases per 100,000 residents. High transmission is defined as greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people. For context, 119.4 cases per 100,000 means there were about 300 new cases over a seven-day period (Oct. 3). According to Maricopa County’s Vaccine Dashboard, 74.5 percent of eligible Scottsdale residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, and 68.9 percent are fully vaccinated.
CDC expands eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now offers recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. It also allows mixing vaccine brands for booster shots.
For individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initial series:
For people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those 18 and older who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
The city is hosting additional COVID-19 vaccine community pop-ups through early December. Scottsdale will continue to host free COVID-19 vaccination events Fridays Oct. 29; Nov. 12 and 26; and Dec. 10, at Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St.; and Mondays Nov. 1, 15 and 29; and Dec. 13, at Eldorado Park Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Road. Registration is not required, walk-ins are welcome. View the city’s events calendar for details and times.
The city’s COVID-19 page contains information about the city’s emergency orders, facilities and operations. Learn more here.
The city Call Center is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays to assist residents via phone – call 480-312-3111.
Mail back your voted ballot by tomorrow (Tuesday) for the Nov. 2 Special Election. The city will hold a Special Election by mail Tuesday, Nov. 2, regarding Proposition 463. This proposition asks voters to consider whether or not to ratify the “Scottsdale General Plan 2035.” Remember to mail back your voted ballot by Tuesday, Oct. 26, to ensure it gets counted before Nov. 2 ... the deadline for ballots to be received (NOT postmarked) by Maricopa County. You can also drop off your voted ballot at these locations between now and Election Day.
Listen to the music …the Scottsdale Concert Band performs free shows. The Scottsdale Concert Band plays a diverse repertoire ranging from timeless Big Band favorites, contemporary wind music andpatriotic. Concerts take place at various times and locations Wednesday, Oct. 27; Wednesday, Dec. 15; March 2022 (date tba); and Saturday, May 14, 2022. Get specific information.
Scottsdale Dia de Los Muertos seven-day celebration includes art and a concert. Celebrate the rich, ancient traditions of Dia de Los Muertos, commonly known as "Day of the Dead," by attending an interactive walk-through event from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, Thursday, Oct. 28, through Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Old Adobe Mission, 3817 N. Brown Ave. Admission is $15. Enjoy a free concert and entertainment from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Learn more. Watch this.
Scottsdale Career Center is hosting a hiring event Friday. A variety of employers will be onsite at Vista del Camino to hire people on the spot. The job fair takes place from 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Oct. 29, at the center, 7700 E. Roosevelt St. Come dressed for success with a resume in hand. We will accept walk-ins but prefer people to register for interviews at 480-312-0060 or VistaCareerCenter@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.
Participate in Arizona Hidden Heroes’ 5Kand Friendsgiving gathering. Arizona Hidden Heroes are family members who care for a disabled veteran. Lace up your running shoes Sunday, Nov. 7, to celebrate the hidden heroes in our communities by signing up to run/walk in their honor. In addition, plan to attend the Friendsgiving gathering, a family-fun day, military-caregiver and veteran resource fair, raffle and lunch at Vista del Camino Park. You do not have to participate in the 5K to attend Friendsgiving, and only one registration is needed per family. Learn more.
Veterans Day commemoration features future USS Arizona ship sponsor. Nikki Stratton, whose grandfather survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a crewmember aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39), will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Veterans Day commemoration in Scottsdale. Stratton is serving as the sponsor of the next USS Arizona (SSN-803), a Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine that will join the U.S. fleet upon completion. Scottsdale’s Veterans Day Commemoration takes place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. It is free and open to the public. Get more details.
Find out about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.