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.






MOST RECENT

As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler Regional Medical Center sees continued increases in patients, implements surge plans

As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated.

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

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler here.

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

Read the latest Phoenix-area news from Gilbert and Chandler.

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.