Elective surgeries to resume May 1 and other Gilbert, Chandler news

Read these recent updates from the Gilbert and Chandler area.

‘We are making some progress’: Governor says state will reopen in phases; elective surgeries to resume May 1

Gov. Doug Ducey announced at a news conference April 22 that the state will reopen in phases, beginning with restoring elective surgeries beginning May 1.

April 22 Gilbert update: Higley Center to televise state balladeer's live performance

The coronavirus is affecting the entire world, including the town of Gilbert. Here are the Gilbert, Maricopa County and statewide updates that residents need to know.



Coronavirus: Majority of Maricopa County deaths tied to long-term care facilities

There are 81 long-term care facilities in Maricopa County that have had either a resident or a staff member test positive for COVID-19, according to data from Maricopa County Public Health.

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



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Get to know the six candidates running for three Chandler City Council seats in the Aug. 4 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Voter Guide: Meet the 6 candidates running for Chandler City Council in Aug. 4 election

Get to know the six candidates running for three Chandler City Council seats in the Aug. 4 election.

School will start Aug. 5 as Chandler USD officials planned, but all students will be required to begin classes online, according to Superintendent Camille Casteel. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD to start school year online Aug. 5 for all students; parents given option of in-person transition when schools reopen

School will start Aug. 5 as Chandler USD officials planned, but all students will be required to begin classes online, according to Superintendent Camille Casteel.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)
ADOT announces closures, restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler for this week

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced this week closures and restrictions on Loop 101 through the East Valley.

The city of Chandler announced June 30 that the drive-in July 4th Fireworks Spectacular is canceled, and other city services have been modified following a new executive order from Gov. Doug Ducey limiting crowds and "pausing" some business activities. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler cancels Fourth of July event, announces other service changes following governor's executive order

The city of Chandler announced June 30 that the drive-in July 4th Fireworks Spectacular is canceled, and other city services have been modified following a new executive order from Gov. Doug Ducey limiting crowds and "pausing" some business activities.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces executive order 'pausing' operations at bars, gyms, movie theaters and more; pushes school year start to Aug. 17

Gov. Doug Ducey at a press conference June 29 announced executive orders "pausing operations" of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing and moved the start of the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 17.

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority shows the unemployment rate is trending down. (Community Impact staff)
Data: Chandler unemployment rate down from April to May; 85225 ZIP code sees highest number of claims

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority shows the unemployment rate is trending down.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See the data behind the rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

Here is a breakdown of what COVID-19 hospitalizations look like across Arizona.

Chandler City Council met Thursday, June 25 and took action on 41 agenda items, including an ordinance establishing the property tax levy for fiscal year 2020-21. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council takes action on property tax levy, grants, new developments, more at meeting

Chandler City Council met Thursday, June 25 and took action on 41 agenda items, including an ordinance establishing the property tax levy for fiscal year 2020-21.

Adults participate in a kickball recreation program at Cactus Yards. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)
Employee tests positive for coronavirus, unemployment drops and more: News from Chandler, Gilbert

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