MAY 16 ROUNDUP: Popular stories from this week in Gilbert and Chandler

Superintendent Camille Casteel answered questions about how the school district is planning for its upcoming year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Superintendent Camille Casteel answered questions about how the school district is planning for its upcoming year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Superintendent Camille Casteel answered questions about how the school district is planning for its upcoming year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here are some of the most read articles from the past week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

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

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel answered questions about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the district’s plans for the summer and next school year.

Mayor addresses reopening Gilbert's pools

In a video message, Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels answered questions about reopening the town’s aquatic facilities and coronavirus case counts in the area.



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

City recreation centers, pools, libraries and other facilities in Chandler are beginning to reopen.

DATA: About 71% of COVID-19 deaths in Maricopa County tied to long-term care facilities

Data from the Maricopa County Department of Health shows the majority of coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, rehabilitation facilities and hospice facilities.

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

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said May 12 that gyms and pools can reopen beginning May 13 and issued a new "Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger” order to replace the state’s stay-at-home order.

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



MOST RECENT

City of Chandler headquarters in downtown Chandler.  (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves more than 30 agenda items at meeting

On Sept. 17, Chandler City Council met and approved more than 30 agenda items including agreements to move forward on a veterans memorial and several road construction projects.

Chandler USD released its COVID-19 data dashboard last week, and students in kindergarten through second grade went back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Data dashboard: Chandler USD reports no COVID-19 cases in first week of in-person elementary school

Chandler USD released its COVID-19 data dashboard last week, and students in kindergarten through second grade went back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)
State sees 233 COVID-19 cases Sept. 21, Chandler sees increase of 36 cases over weekend

Here is the data you need to know about the coronavirus in Chandler and the rest of the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations declining across Arizona

Here is what you need to know about hospitalizations in Arizona because of the coronavirus.

Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.
Chandler senior a semifinalist in science contest and more local news

Read the latest business and community news from Chandler and Gilbert.

Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.
Hamilton High School senior named semifinalist in global science video contest

Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.

Gilbert Town Council will consider forming a community relations committee. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert may form committee to address racial issues and more popular area news

Read popular news from the past week from Gilbert and Chandler.

One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Sept. 15 that Chandler drivers should expect closures on Loop 202 between I-10 and Loop 101 for pavement maintenance this weekend, according to a news release. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Loop 202 closures, restrictions planned between I-10 and Loop 101 through this weekend

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Sept. 15 that Chandler drivers should expect closures on Loop 202 between I-10 and Loop 101 for pavement maintenance this weekend, according to a news release.

Arches Climbing   Fitness is coming to Chandler. (Courtesy Arches Climbing   Fitness)
Arches Climbing + Fitness to come to Chandler

Arches Climbing + Fitness is coming to Chandler.

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler, Gilbert COVID-19 cases rise and more local news

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)
State sees 1,281 COVID-19 cases Sept. 18, Chandler sees increase of 26 cases

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler.