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.

Community Impact staff



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Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Emergency curfew and more: Latest news from Chandler, Gilbert

Read the latest coverage of the Phoenix area from Community Impact Newspaper's website.

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issues statewide declaration of emergency, curfew

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31.

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves tentative budget, adds $29.98 million in state-provided COVID-19 relief to original budget

Chandler City Council voted May 28 to approve the city's tentative budget and tentative capital improvement program.

Mayor Jenn Daniels, shown here addressing the audience at the 2020 Digital State of the Town, has issued a new emergency declaration for Gilbert. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Back-to-school scenarios, road closures: News from Gilbert, Chandler

Read some of Community Impact Newspaper’s latest coverage of Gilbert and Chandler.

Home improvement industry sees boost during coronavirus

Home improvement industries saw an increase in business while people were spending more time at home, business owners saw.

Chandler City Council has ratified an emergency declaration to reduce liquor license renewal fees and to push back their due date by three months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the burden it has placed on restaurants and bars. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler reduces fees, delays due date for city's liquor licenses

Chandler City Council has ratified an emergency declaration to reduce liquor license renewal fees and to push back their due date by three months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the burden it has placed on restaurants and bars.

Compass Christian Church, a Chandler-based church, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which distributes surplus food to local communities in need. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Local church seeking Chandler families in need to receive free food boxes

Compass Christian Church, a Chandler-based church, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which distributes surplus food to local communities in need.

As part of an ongoing effort to add a travel lane in each direction on Loop 101 through parts of Chandler, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on the freeway. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
ADOT announces closures, restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler

As part of an ongoing effort to add a travel lane in each direction on Loop 101 through parts of Chandler, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on the freeway.

Gov. Doug Ducey spoke May 28 to provide a coronavirus update. (Community Impact staff)
Governor says school will resume as planned for the next school year, releases guidance for summer schools, youth sports

Gov. Doug Ducey said Arizona schools may plan to reopen as planned for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year at a press conference May 28

Chandler businesses utilize federal loans to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

Chandler business owners applied for Paycheck Protection Program loans to keep business afloat during COVID-19 closures. Some had success, others did not.

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler to receive $29.98 million in coronavirus relief and recovery dollars from the state

The city of Chandler will receive $29.98 million as part of a plan unveiled May 27 by Gov. Doug Ducey to allocate coronavirus relief and recovery dollars to cities, towns and counties that did not receive funding earlier this year.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced relief aid to municipalities including Gilbert and Chandler at a May 27 press conference. (Community Impact staff)
Gilbert, Chandler to get relief funds and more: News from the Phoenix area

Read the latest Gilbert and Chandler news from Community Impact Newspaper's website.