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

The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves bonuses to all municipal staff

Chandler City Council approved a one-time bonus to all full- and part-time city employees during a council meeting April 8.

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

Here are the COVID-19 data updates to know today.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: ICU beds in use down to 148 April 11

See the latest COVID-19 hospitalization data.

Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert's Rocky Point Seafood focuses on authenticity; Chandler USD selects interim leader and more top area news

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.