Scottsdale Update - Oct. 4, 2021


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

Arizona passes 20,000 known COVID-19 deaths. As of Oct. 1, Arizona COVID-19 cases increased by 3,642 to a total of 1,097,225. The state reported 55 new known deaths, bringing the death total to 20,039 -- 11,493 of those were reported in Maricopa County.

Scottsdale is hosting a free follow-up walk-in vaccination pop-up event. Those needing a vaccine or who received their first dose Sept. 23 at our pop-up event can get their second dose from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the same location – Eldorado Park Community Center, 2311 N. Miller Road. We are partnering with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health who will be administering the Pfizer vaccine – which is approved for ages 12 and older. Call 480-312-3111 or visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has renewed its guidance ahead of the holidays. Most is similar to last year, recommending that large gatherings be done via video conference, if possible, and urging people to gather outdoors where possible. Learn more on staying safe during the holidays

Some people experience post-COVID health conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. These post-COVID conditions also may be known as long COVID, long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, long-term effects of COVID or chronic COVID.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to learn more about short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19, who gets them and why. Learn more on staying safe during the holidays

The best way to prevent post-COVID conditions is to prevent COVID-19 illness. For people who are eligible, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible is the best way to prevent getting COVID-19 and can also help protect those around you. Find a vaccine or attend Scottsdale’s pop-event Oct. 14 (see details above). 

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.


Today is the last day to register to vote for the city's November 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,” adopted by the Scottsdale City Council this summer. If you're not already registered to vote, you can do so here

Scottsdale's Parks and Recreation’s dedication to water conservation pays off. For more than 20 years, the city has created innovative programs and practices that routinely see the city's park system use 15 percent less water than its annual allotment. The result is a savings of more than 3 billion gallons of water over that time. This savings has created a substantial positive impact to Scottsdale's water management portfolio that puts the city in a better position to manage the current drought.  

Scottsdale officially declared Stage 1 of its Drought Management Plan Aug. 17, supporting the Colorado River Tier 1 shortage recently announced by the Bureau of Reclamation that will take effect Jan. 1, 2022. As the public is being asked to conserve, the city is modeling actions … and the Parks and Recreation Department is front and center. Learn how it’s doing its part

Sign up for the free Water 101 webinar. Learn where Scottsdale gets its drinking water supply, how drought and the Colorado River shortage affect our city and how we’re planning for the long-term.  Sign up for this free webinar which starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Scottsdale’s Water Policy Manager Gretchen Baumgardner will host the program.  

Scottsdale libraries expand in-person hours. Arabian Library, which had been closed to the public except for drive-thru service, has opened its doors with a modified schedule. Additionally, Civic Center Library is open seven days a week. Mustang Library continues its current schedule, and Appaloosa Library provides branch access through the Pony Express technology, as well as drive-thru service. Visit the library's website for the most up-to-date information. 

Nearly 910 people registered for library cards since the “Get Carded” campaign kicked off Sept. 1. Our goal is to register 2,000 people by Nov. 30. Share the love by encouraging your family, friends and neighbors to register for a library card. We’re hosting raffle drawings and an exclusive library cardholder event during the campaign. Get your library card today

Halloween Spook-Track-Ula runs Oct. 8-31 at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Stop in for a spell as the Paradise & Pacific Railroad transforms into a haunted park of fun for this family-friendly event. Reserve your time slot and buy tickets ($15 per person).  

Plug into Electronics Recycling Collection Day, Saturday. Scottsdale residents can recycle unwanted electronics from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the city's Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador. Items accepted include computer, office and entertainment equipment.   

Register your kids for fall break camp. Students in grades first-sixth can participate in fun and engaging recreational activities including crafts, sports, games and more. The program runs Oct. 11-15 at Horizon and Mountain View community centers. Cost is $125 for the week. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Parents need to provide lunch and drinks for their kids. Register.  

Not too early to think about holiday giving -- "Scottsdale Shares" program assists with holiday donations. Scottsdale Shares provides one point of contact for residents, businesses and organizations seeking to assist those in need through donations or volunteer activities. 

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


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