ROUNDUP: News Chandler, Gilbert readers should know

The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Community Impact Newspaper coverage of the Phoenix metro area.

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.






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Nonprofit Chandler4Change, in partnership with the city of Chandler Diversity Office, will host a car caravan and Freedom Day celebration in honor of Juneteenth on June 19. (Community Impact Newspaper)
How to celebrate Juneteenth in Chandler this weekend

Nonprofit Chandler4Change, in partnership with the city of Chandler Diversity Office, will host a car caravan and Freedom Day celebration in honor of Juneteenth June 19.

Colton Grubb announced Grubstak would close its doors June 13. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grubstak in Chandler closes; Gilbert Town Council OKs park with stipulations and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from Chandler and Gilbert.

A sushi restaurant, a billiards and bowling business, and an Asian grocer are among businesses that have recently opened in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
7 businesses that have recently opened in Chandler

A sushi restaurant, a billiards and bowling business, and an Asian grocer are among businesses that have recently opened in Chandler.

The city of Chandler Diversity Office is partnering with Operation Shockwave, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention among veterans, to host a Military Mental Resilience Fair from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. on June 25, at the Mathew B. Juan American Legion Post 35, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd., according to a news release from the city.  (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler to host mental health event for veterans

The event serves as an opportunity for local veterans to connect with a range of organizations and services they may be eligible for.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 case counts remain low in Chandler, vaccinations continue to increase across city's ZIP codes

According data from June 14, 155,609 vaccinations have been administered in Chandler.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to remain low across Arizona

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

Chandler City Council approved the city's $1.06 billion budget June 10 and approved the city's 10-year capital improvement plan for $1.27 billion. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler City Council approves $1.06 billion budget

Chandler City Council approved the city's $1.06 billion budget June 10 and approved the city's 10-year capital improvement plan for $1.27 billion.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received about 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
50% of Maricopa County residents age 10 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

In the last week, about 10,000 Maricopa County residents received doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day, according to the county.

Colton Grubb announced Grubstak would close its doors June 13. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grubstak in Chandler closes its doors

The Chandler restaurant opened in 2018.

Goldfish Swim School anticipates opening June 15 in Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
3 businesses coming soon to Gilbert; Higley USD puts bond on ballot and more top area news

Read the latest business and community news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Chandler City Hall is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council to hold public hearing on proposed budget, vote on it June 10

Chandler City Council will host a public hearing on the city's proposed $1.06 billion budget during a meeting June 10 before voting on the budget proposal.

Between January and April, the Maricopa County Assessor's Office reported 19,232 permits for home construction work, according to the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home construction projects on the rise across Maricopa County

Home construction permits are seeing a sharp increase across Maricopa County, according to data from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office.