Scottsdale Update - Oct. 7, 2021


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

Back to the basics. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors whenever you can’t maintain physical distance of six feet or more. Scottsdale is in high transmission which is defined as greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people. The latest date shows our COVID-19 case rate is 156.9 cases per 100,000 residents. For context, 156.9 cases per 100,000 means there were about 390 new cases over a seven-day period. Find a vaccine or attend the Thursday, Oct. 14, free walk-in pop-up event (see below for details). 

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 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 National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9). This year's theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” Learn the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirp, you must take action. Learn more at  

Civic Center renovations begin Oct. 18; fencing surrounding area goes up Monday. The $27.3 million project approved by Scottsdale voters in the 2019 Bond Election begins Oct. 18. Scottsdale City Hall, Civic Center Library, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and surrounding businesses will remain open. However, for safety purposes, a construction fence will be installed around the project perimeter Monday, Oct. 11. The area will be fully-closed to pedestrian traffic for about four months as crews salvage trees, install waterlines and complete demolition. Learn more by reading the project fact sheet or visiting the Civic Center improvements webpage. Additional details on the area’s relocated and temporarily-stored public art can be found at Scottsdale Public Art.  

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 North Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador. Items accepted include computer, office and entertainment equipment.  

City seeks input on Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan & Zoning Ordinance updates. On Aug. 24, the City Council initiated:

  • A non-major General Plan amendment to update the Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan (Case 5-GP-2021)

  • A text amendment to the city’s Zoning Ordinance for the Downtown (D), Downtown Overlay (DO), and Planned Block Development (PBD) zoning districts – and other affected sections of the ordinance – as well as the Downtown Infill Incentive District (Cases 1-TA-2021 and 1-II-2010#3) 

Register and participate in an open house. We will offer additional participation opportunities as updates progress through the public comment and hearing processes. We will post draft updates for your review. Stay engaged and learn more.   

Provide comments on draft amendments to the Public Safety Plan Ordinance. On Sept. 10, 2013, the Scottsdale City Council approved a Public Safety Plan Ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the general health, safety and welfare of our community by requiring certain types of businesses to file, follow and keep current a public safety plan. The ordinance also requires mandatory training for security personnel.  

On Aug. 26, the City Council initiated an update to the ordinance. You can review the draft ordinance amendments and provide comments by Nov. 30, to the Scottsdale Police Department’s Public Information Office at

Watch the new episode of “Veterans AZ” honoring Gold Star Families. Gold Star Families provide honor, hope and healing to those grieving any military loss through active duty service in the United States Armed Forces. When loved ones serve, members of their families almost always shoulder part of that burden … whether it's a spouse raising a family alone while a servicemember is deployed, or the parents who worry while a child enters into harm's way. Watch and learn more

Family Resource Center provides free services to support families, parents, caregivers and their young children. Located at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, the resource center offers guidance and support for families with children up to age 5. Learn more about the Scottsdale Family Resource Center.  

Eldorado Community Center restarts open-gym. The community center has a full basketball court that is available for drop-in and volleyball play. A membership is required for drop-in use and costs $5 annually. Learn more

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


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