Stay-at-home order extended and other Phoenix-area news

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Ducey extends ‘Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected’ order through May 15 with modifications

Arizona will extend its “Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected order” until May 15 with modifications, Gov. Doug Ducey announced April 29, one day before the order was set to expire.

Zesty Zzeeks in Chandler converts dine-in customers to delivery, finds way to help community

Zesty Zzeeks Pizza & Wings was in a better position than many when the coronavirus pandemic closed dining rooms in Arizona restaurants, Zzeek Pectol said.



Higley USD mulls high school graduation options

Higley USD is working on a possible virtual alternative for this school year’s high school graduation ceremonies, district officials told the governing board April 29.

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



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Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert. (Community Impact staff)
Gilbert, Chandler coronavirus data and more news from the Phoenix area

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Chandler USD answers frequently asked questions about returning to school. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD tackles health, safety, online education, more in series of FAQs

Chandler USD answers frequently asked questions about returning to school.

Gilbert has produced a video to mark its centennial July 6 during the pandemic. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
Gilbert celebrates centennial and more area news

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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.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Houston-based Christian Brothers Automotive operates more than 200 locations across the United States. (Courtesy Christian Brothers Automotive)
Q&A: Christian Brothers Automotive CEO talks commercial real estate, essential business operations amid pandemic

The Houston-based automotive company has franchise locations throughout Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona.

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos—Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva—will reopen this week after the implementation of enhanced safety procedures and health protocols, according to a news release. (Courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
Gila River Hotels & Casinos to reopen July 2 with enhanced health and safety measures

Gila River Hotels & Casinos—including Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva—will reopen this week after the implementation of enhanced safety procedures and health protocols, according to a news release.

Tryst Cafe is an eatery designed to accommodate those with dietary restrictions while maintaining taste and experience. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tryst Cafe blends flexibility and taste to fit dietary restrictions

Tryst Cafe is an eatery designed to accommodate those with dietary restrictions while maintaining taste and experience.

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.