Scottsdale Update - Sept. 22, 2021



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

Scottsdale is hosting a free walk-in vaccination pop-up event Thursday. Those eligible who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine or need their second dose can attend this event from 2:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at 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 – and a limited number of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We will host a follow-up event Thursday, Oct. 14, for those needing the second dose. This site is conveniently located next to the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, and next to Coronado High School. Ages 12-17 can be vaccinated with a signed parental consent form or parental accompaniment. Call 480-312-3111 for more information. 

Foreign travelers who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated before boarding a flight will be able to fly to the United States starting in early November. The federal government has restricted foreign travel to the United States from a group of European countries, Iran and China for more than a year – those restrictions are being lifted for fully vaccinated travelers, who also will need to show proof of a negative test for the coronavirus within three days before coming to the United States. Unvaccinated Americans overseas aiming to travel home will have to clear stricter testing requirements. They will need to test negative for the coronavirus one day before traveling to the United States and will need to be tested again after arriving. Read the current policy

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 (formerly Money Magazine) has included Scottsdale on its 2021 list of Best Places to Live. From superb suburbs to quaint small towns, the publication’s 35th annual list highlights the places where job growth is rising, home prices are affordable and the quality of life shines. The publication called Scottsdale a “booming, business-friendly city that welcomes visitors from around the world for events like the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and its Parada Del Sol, an annual parade featuring live music and dance followed by a block party. Where there’s this much activity, there are also job prospects. Scottsdale ranked in the top 10 on our list for job gains over the last five years with 14 percent growth. It shows no sign of slowing down, with another 14 percent job growth expected through 2025.” It ranked Scottsdale No. 9, and we are the only city in Arizona to make the list

Scottsdale voters will weigh-in on city’s future blueprint in November election. A plan defining Scottsdale’s goals for growth, development, character, mobility and a variety of other community aspects will go to voters Tuesday, Nov. 2. Proposition 463 asks voters to consider whether to ratify or not ratify the Scottsdale General Plan 2035, adopted by the Scottsdale City Council in June. This Scottsdale election will be conducted completely via mail. Every registered voter will be sent a ballot with a postage-paid return envelope.  

The last day to register to vote in the special election is Monday, Oct. 4. An election informational pamphlet will be mailed to each household with a registered voter in late September and ballots will be mailed in early October. Learn more.  

Learn how to reduce your risk of falling. One in four older adults will fall this year, which can be a life-changing, if not life-threatening event. Scottsdale Fire Department encourages you to have a “Home Safe Homefree visit to identify ways to prevent falls and keep you in your home safer longer. Attend a free webinar to get safety tips at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Register.   

Know a person or business that embodies Scottsdale's Spirit? Scottsdale's Neighborhood Advisory Commission invites you to nominate those that strengthen and build Scottsdale's community through their commitment to and involvement in neighborhoods. Nominations are open through Dec. 31. Learn about last year's winners.  

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

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