MAY 14 ROUNDUP: News from Gilbert and Chandler

The Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, will reopen for limited use May 15. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
The Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, will reopen for limited use May 15. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

The Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, will reopen for limited use May 15. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

Read the latest news of Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert to start reopening park amenities

Gilbert will begin reopening some parks amenities this week, starting with the Freestone Recreation Center on May 15.

Chandler facilities and amenities: What's open coming soon or still closed

The Chandler City Council announced during a meeting Wednesday, May 13 that city facilities not previously opened would open May 18 as would the city's public pools beginning May 18. The update comes one day after Gov. Doug Ducey said the state's stay-at-home order will expire May 15 and that gyms and pools could open beginning May 13.



Chandler woman pivots business to help those with young children at home learn during pandemic

Katie Compton taught preschool and kindergarten for years in Tempe and Kyrene school districts, but when she had her first son, Ryder, four years ago, she wanted to stay home with him but wanted to continue her passion of education.

She founded Kickstart to Kinder, a business designed to get parents and students ready for kindergarten.

Gilbert update for May 13: County doing large expansion for contact tracing

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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Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. (Courtesy Arizona Department of Health Services)
Phoenix Municipal Stadium vaccination site to move indoors to ASU's Desert Financial Arena

The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus,

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Nearly 40% of all Maricopa County adults have received at least one dose of vaccine

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

The Chandler USD governing board announced April 7 Frank Narducci would succeed Camille Casteel as the district's superintendent beginning this summer. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board selects interim superintendent

The Chandler USD governing board announced April 7 Frank Narducci would succeed Camille Casteel as the district's superintendent beginning this summer.

Vaccine
Maricopa County residents have received more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Those doses have gone into the arms of 1.3 million residents representing nearly 40% of county residents over the age of 15, the county said.

After providing more than 54,000 vaccinations for K-12 educators, school staff and child care workers in a span of 10 weeks, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health concluded its targeted points-of-dispensing vaccination program for child care workers and educators April 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 25,000 education workers have been fully vaccinated in Maricopa County

After providing more than 54,000 vaccinations for K-12 educators, school staff and child care workers in a span of 10 weeks, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health concluded its targeted points-of-dispensing vaccination program for child care workers and educators April 6.

Cara Christ, Dexcom Mesa Distribution Center
State opens indoor drive-thru vaccine site in east Mesa

With summer heat looming, the Arizona Department of Health Services opened its first indoor COVID-19 vaccine distribution point April 5 in east Mesa.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See Chandler COVID-19 cases, vaccinations by ZIP code

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: ICU beds in use down to 148 April 4

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona.

Gilbert Public Schools announced a reduction in force of 152 certified staff members March 26. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Public Schools cuts 152 jobs; home prices rising in Chandler and more top area news

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Home prices continue to increase, according to local real estate data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Home prices continue to rise across all Chandler ZIP codes

Take a look at a snapshot of Chandler's real estate market.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See Chandler COVID-19 cases, vaccinations by ZIP code

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data.