Scottsdale Update - Oct. 28, 2021


COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22, 2020. Review the latest numbers here.  

The city is hosting additional COVID-19 vaccination locations through early December. Scottsdale will continue to host these free COVID-19 vaccination events: 

  • Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St.: 10a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays Oct. 29; Nov. 12 and 26; and Dec. 10. 

  • Eldorado Park Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Road: 1:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays Nov. 1, 15* and 29; and Dec. 13.  

*Nov. 15 event runs 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Registration is not required, walk-ins are welcome. Visit our COVID-19 page and select Scottsdale Vaccine POD for more information.

 Have a COVID-19 safe Halloween. Trick-or-treating has the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s green light this Halloween if you follow a few simple guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Be outdoors. Open air and physical distancing help prevent infection.  

  • Wear a mask if you can't physically distance.  

  • Stay in smaller groups. This reduces the risk of community spread.  

  • Get a COVID-19 test before you go. 

Get more COVID-19 Halloween safety tips here. See general Halloween safety tips under “Other News.” 

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 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.


It’s too late to mail back your voted ballot - take it to a drop-off location to be sure your vote is counted. 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.” Drop off your voted ballot at these locations between now and Election Day.  

Keep your ghouls and boys safe when trick-or-treating Sunday, Oct. 31. Follow these tips for before, during and after

Podsdale Episode 14: Haunted Scottsdale. Halloween is only days away, so Citizen Advisor Bruce Wall joined host Holly Walter on location at the Community Design Studio to share stories of the building's spooky past. Could Scottsdale's first town marshal, Hurley Pruitt, be haunting the halls or is it someone else? Listen for yourself and decide!  

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. 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 moreWatch this.  

Scottsdale Career Center is hosting a hiring event tomorrow. 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  

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park captures “Outstanding Special Event” award. The Arizona Parks and Recreation Association recognized the park for creating “Tents by the Tracks,” a new, one-of-a-kind event. Families struggled to find safe events in a COVID-19-dominated environment. But this event provided campers with an outdoor experience where they could safely distance themselves from other families. Staff and attendees followed government regulations and safety protocols. Activities included a movie under the stars, lawn games, unlimited rides on the carousel and train, and tours of the train shed. Learn about the park

Watch Scottsdale’s latest Fast Five video. It’s time to vote in Scottsdale’s Special Election, everyone is invited to the city’s Veteran’s Day Commemoration, and the city adds more Covid-19 vaccine pop-ups. These are just a few of the things happening in Scottsdale that you need to know from this episode of Fast Five

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


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