Scottsdale Update - Oct. 6, 2020


A clarification on today’s City Council Work Study Session. We are aware of information circulating online indicating the City Council will vote today on a local mask ordinance -- this is not true. The council's 4 p.m. meeting is a work study session -- City Council cannot take action at a work study session; the discussion is for information only. Should the council decide to pursue a local mask ordinance, that would have to be placed on an agenda for action at a future City Council meeting.  

View the Work Study Session Agenda.  

Read Work Study Session material.  

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: 143,734; up 505 from yesterday   

  • Total number of deaths: 3,429; up 5 from yesterday   

  • Hospital admissions: 12,513; 9 percent of total cases   

  • Intensive care admissions: 1,384; 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.

The Maricopa County “serosurvey” team reached its goal last week. The county will estimate what percentage of people in the Valley were likely infected with COVID-19 based on a representative sample from 169 households, using CDC methods. It will take about one month to analyze the data. Learn more

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.

In Other News

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell will retire Dec. 1. Chief Rodbell has served the citizens of Scottsdale for nearly 19 years. Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson expressed his appreciation and gratitude for Chief Rodbell and his years of dedicated service to the community. “As an internationally-recognized leader in community partnerships and law enforcement, Chief Rodbell is leaving a true legacy of excellence in policing. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors, and he will be greatly missed." Read more

Be fit for fall. Free community flu shot events are occurring daily throughout the Valley. Flu shots are recommended for those 6 months of age and older and can take up 2 weeks to take effect. Get yours today! 

Keep up with the count. Residents have more time to respond to the 2020 Census. The new deadline is Oct. 31. 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.  

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.   

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 Wednesday, Oct. 7-Nov. 3, including some nights and weekends. Find out where to vote in person or just drop off your voted early ballot. Get Scottsdale candidate information.    

It’s National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” To recognize the week, Scottsdale Fire Department is participating in the Arizona Burn Foundation cooking challenge to help raise funds to support burn prevention and fire safety. Fire Engineer Chris Hauser made a delicious Thai Basil Chicken dish. Support and vote for our first responders through Oct. 17. Voting is open October 4-17. All proceeds gathered by this competition fund Arizona Burn Foundation's prevention programs.   

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

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