Food banks, graduation and more: Read the latest Chandler, Gilbert news

Food banks are serving nearly a million people in the state right now, Arizona Food Bank Network President and CEO Angie Rodgers said. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Food banks are serving nearly a million people in the state right now, Arizona Food Bank Network President and CEO Angie Rodgers said. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Food banks are serving nearly a million people in the state right now, Arizona Food Bank Network President and CEO Angie Rodgers said. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Chandler and Gilbert news here.

Food banks in Arizona have enough to help network, president says

The Arizona Food Bank Network has plenty of food to meet a sharp increase in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the network’s president said.

Chandler USD amends plans for graduation after Gov. Doug Ducey announces plan to reopen some businesses

One day after announcing Chandler USD would host a virtual graduation, Superintendent Camille Casteel said in an email to families that the district is developing a plan to host a voluntary, in-person graduation ceremony at each high school while still adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.



See how Chandler, Gilbert residents are providing masks during the coronavirus

Chandler and Gilbert residents have been providing masks to aid in the fight against coronavirus. Read their stories here.

Chandler works to help city's most vulnerable population during COVID-19 pandemic

The city of Chandler Community Development Division has been working to assist Chandler's most vulnerable populations and those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic with several program changes implemented to safely serve the Chandler residents in need, according to a news release from the city.

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



MOST RECENT

The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler ends emergency declaration issued last March due to COVID-19

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke announced May 13 that he is rescinding the proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency in Chandler issued March 19, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbert home values rising fast in 85298; 5 businesses coming to Chandler and more top area news

Read the top news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Doug Ducey
Ducey unveils program to encourage individuals to return to work

Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 13 a three-part “Arizona Back to Work” program to incentivize residents to get off unemployment benefits and fill one of the state’s 160,000 to 180,000 open jobs.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Doug Ducey
Gov. Ducey signs bill to trim early voter roll

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on May 11 signed into law Senate Bill 1485, which will purge the permanent early voter rolls of anyone who has not voted by mail in the previous two election cycles.

Denise McCreery, d'vine Gourmet owner, first began her business as a means to rid her home of half-consumed wine bottles her husband, a wine distributor, brought home. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler's d'Vine Gourmet set to relocate to downtown this fall

Downtown Chandler will get a new business this fall when d'Vine Gourmet relocates its store to the space occupied by Sibley's West.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

COVID-19 vaccine
Arizona children ages 12-15 can be vaccinated starting May 13

Arizona Department of Health Services officials said they are ready to administer vaccines to the state’s 400,000 children in that age group at state-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Several new businesses will be opening in Chandler in the next few months. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Conveyor belt sushi, wine bar and more: 5 businesses coming soon to Chandler

Several businesses will open in Chandler in the coming months including 99 Ranch Market, a revolving sushi bar and others.

Chandler USD headquarters. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board to discuss COVID-19 mitigation plan for upcoming year at May 12 meeting

The Chandler USD governing board will discuss the district's potential COVID-19 mitigation plan for the 2021-22 school year during a meeting Wednesday, May 12, according to the board agenda.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: Emergency Department visits for COVID-19 symptoms spike May 12

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.