MAY 13 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Gilbert, Chandler

The farmers market in downtown Chandler will resume in June. (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
The farmers market in downtown Chandler will resume in June. (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)

The farmers market in downtown Chandler will resume in June. (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)

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Downtown Chandler Farmers Market to resume June 6

The Downtown Chandler Farmers Market will return to downtown Chandler on June 6, according to the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership.

Gov. Doug Ducey says gyms, pools may reopen May 13; stay-at-home order to expire May 15

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 12 that pools and gyms, while adhering to state and federal guidelines, could reopen beginning May 13 and that the state's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected" order will expire May 15.



DATA: Look at the data behind the COVID-19-related deaths in the county, state

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 20 new coronavirus deaths May 12, bringing the statewide death toll to 562.

COVID-19: Here is what coronavirus case counts look like in Maricopa County, Arizona

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services release daily COVID-19 case counts, both of which have climbed daily since mid-March.

Data: Across Arizona, 13% of coronavirus cases have resulted in hospitalization

The Arizona Department of Health Services continues to release more detailed data about how the coronavirus is impacting the state. As of May 12, the state reported 1,564 cases resulted in hospitalization—13% of the total amount of cases statewide.

Gilbert's credit rating reaps millions in interest savings at bonds sale

Gilbert's latest bond issue to pay for the voter-approved Public Safety Training Facility came at a historic low interest rate, saving the town about $14.4 million in interest, officials said.

Q&A: Chandler USD superintendent says school districts are 'navigating unchartered territory'

In March, governors across the country began ordering schools and school districts to shut down due to concerns surrounding slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Since then, students, teachers and families have been adjusting to remote learning from home.

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel answered questions about education during and after COVID-19.

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

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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

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.