April 6: 4 coronavirus stories Chandler, Gilbert readers need to know

People across the state are stepping in to make masks for health care workers. (Courtesy Mask Making for Arizona Healthcare Workers)
People across the state are stepping in to make masks for health care workers. (Courtesy Mask Making for Arizona Healthcare Workers)

People across the state are stepping in to make masks for health care workers. (Courtesy Mask Making for Arizona Healthcare Workers)

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the Gilbert and Chandler areas below.

TIMELINE: How COVID-19 has impacted Arizona since the first case was reported

This timeline outlines how the coronavirus has affected Arizona since the first case in the state was reported just over two months ago.

Chandler woman starts statewide Facebook group to make masks for Arizona health care workers

In an effort to assist with the nationwide shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment, a Chandler resident created a Facebook group for mask makers across Arizona.



SanTan Brewing Co. to recycle beer, create medical-grade hand sanitizer

Chandler’s San Tan Brewing Co. is one of many breweries and distilleries across the country that have shifted to producing hand sanitizer as traditional retailers struggle to keep disinfecting products stocked. The brewery will use 16,000 gallons of beer originally slated for distribution to produce medical-grade sanitizer.

Coronavirus impedes potential Gilbert candidates’ efforts to gather signatures

In Gilbert, where candidates for town elections must garner 1,000 signatures to secure a spot on the ballot, the petitioning process has been impeded by stay-at-home orders and facility closures that limit in-person interactions.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.

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The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves tentative budget, adds $29.98 million in state-provided COVID-19 relief to original budget

Chandler City Council voted May 28 to approve the city's tentative budget and tentative capital improvement program.

Mayor Jenn Daniels, shown here addressing the audience at the 2020 Digital State of the Town, has issued a new emergency declaration for Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Back-to-school scenarios, road closures: News from Gilbert, Chandler

Read some of Community Impact Newspaper’s latest coverage of Gilbert and Chandler.

Home improvement industry sees boost during coronavirus

Home improvement industries saw an increase in business while people were spending more time at home, business owners saw.

Chandler City Council has ratified an emergency declaration to reduce liquor license renewal fees and to push back their due date by three months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the burden it has placed on restaurants and bars. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler reduces fees, delays due date for city's liquor licenses

Chandler City Council has ratified an emergency declaration to reduce liquor license renewal fees and to push back their due date by three months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the burden it has placed on restaurants and bars.

Compass Christian Church, a Chandler-based church, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which distributes surplus food to local communities in need. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Local church seeking Chandler families in need to receive free food boxes

Compass Christian Church, a Chandler-based church, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which distributes surplus food to local communities in need.

As part of an ongoing effort to add a travel lane in each direction on Loop 101 through parts of Chandler, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on the freeway. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ADOT announces closures, restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler

As part of an ongoing effort to add a travel lane in each direction on Loop 101 through parts of Chandler, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on the freeway.

Gov. Doug Ducey spoke May 28 to provide a coronavirus update. (Community Impact staff)
Governor says school will resume as planned for the next school year, releases guidance for summer schools, youth sports

Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona schools may plan to reopen as planned for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year at a press conference May 28

Chandler businesses utilize federal loans to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

Chandler business owners applied for Paycheck Protection Program loans to keep business afloat during COVID-19 closures. Some had success, others did not.

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler to receive $29.98 million in coronavirus relief and recovery dollars from the state

The city of Chandler will receive $29.98 million as part of a plan unveiled May 27 by Gov. Doug Ducey to allocate coronavirus relief and recovery dollars to cities, towns and counties that did not receive funding earlier this year.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced relief aid to municipalities including Gilbert and Chandler at a May 27 press conference. (Community Impact staff)
Gilbert, Chandler to get relief funds and more: News from the Phoenix area

Read the latest Gilbert and Chandler news from Community Impact Newspaper's website.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced relief aid to municipalities including Gilbert and Chandler at a May 27 press conference. (Community Impact staff)
Gilbert, Chandler to receive more than $29 million each in relief funds from state

Gilbert and Chandler will be among the local governments receiving coronavirus relief and recovery dollars as part of a plan unveiled May 27 by Gov. Doug Ducey

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Summer campers, staff should be screened daily, Maricopa County says

Campers and staff at summer camps should be screened daily if such camps are to be opened safely this summer, the county’s top disease control official said.