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Chandler mayor, City Council urge governor to allow businesses to reopen while abiding by national state guidelines

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke announced in a video message to the community May 4 that he and City Council sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey on May 1, urging the governor to allow businesses to reopen, among other requests, in his next executive order.

Chandler USD cancels traditional graduation, will host virtual graduation for class of 2020

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel announced in an email to students and families May 4 that the district will cancel in-person graduations and will instead create a virtual graduation for each high school.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces opening of dine-in restaurants, barbers, salons

Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 4 that barbers and salons can reopen in Arizona on May 8 and dine-in restaurants can open May 11—though businesses and restaurants will need to take safety precautions and adhere to social distancing measures when applicable.

Compounding at Gilbert's Sarouja Pharmacy helps meet patients' needs

From the beginning, when she first interviewed to get into pharmacy school, Kynsi Hamilton had an interest in the compounding end of the profession.

“That’s where pharmacists started—making everything from scratch,” she said. “If you look back to the early 1900s, that’s what everyone was doing. You come in with some kind of tonic and they would make it for you right there. It was before any commercial drugs were really available. So I always really was interested from that perspective.”

DATA: More than half of COVID-19 deaths in Maricopa County tied to long-term care facilities

On May 4, the Maricopa County reported 168 known deaths from COVID-19, and of those 168 deaths, 112 are tied to long-term care facilities throughout the county, according to data from Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

May 4 Gilbert update: GPS moves summer school online

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.

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