MAY 19 ROUNDUP: News from Gilbert and Chandler

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved May 18 the county budget for fiscal year 2020-21. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved May 18 the county budget for fiscal year 2020-21. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved May 18 the county budget for fiscal year 2020-21. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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

Maricopa County finalizes tentative FY 2020-21 budget with 2% cut to operating costs

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved May 18 a tentative $3.071 billion budget for fiscal year 2020-21.

Pedal Haus introduces new position to ensure restaurant remains clean during COVID-19

Pedal Haus had only been open in downtown Chandler for about a month before COVID-19 forced it to close its doors and move to takeout. Now, owner Julian Wright said with dining rooms open, he and his staff have had to make major adjustments.



Gilbert update for May 18: 262 cases reported across town's ZIP codes

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.

Coronavirus updates: Maricopa County Department of Public Health reports 188 new cases May 18

The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 14,170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state on May 18, an increase of 233 from the previous day. The death toll is now 686, an increase of six from the previous day.

Chandler ZIP codes have 461 confirmed COVID-19 cases total according to state data

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there are 461 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 85224 has 183 cases, 85225 has 106 cases, 85226 has 26 cases, 85248 has 56 cases, 85249 has 49 cases, 85286 has 42 cases. Maricopa County reported 7,225 cases total May 18.

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





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The Chandler USD administration reported 54 active COVID-19 cases across the district as of Jan. 25, according to the CUSD data dashboard. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See which Chandler USD schools are reporting COVID-19 cases

The Chandler USD administration reported 54 active COVID-19 cases across the district as of Jan. 25, according to the CUSD data dashboard.

Gov. Doug Ducey expanded funding to support restaurants seeking to expand to outdoor dining. The Brickyard in downtown Chandler did so in late 2020 with funds from the city. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Governor adds funds to bolster outdoor dining across Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey announced additional funding to support outdoor dining during COVID-19.

Top Cup Coffee
Top Cup Coffee has opened in Gilbert

The coffee shop offers gourmet coffee in a relaxed setting.

Lindsay Road interchange groundbreaking, Brigette Peterson, Scott Anderson
Restrictions, ramp closures on Loop 202-Santan Freeway start night of Jan. 25 for Lindsay Road interchange

Overnight lane restrictions on the Loop 202-Santan Freeway and closures of the interchange ramps at Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive will begin at 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

Chandler expands health care options with new hospital, new hospital tower

Banner Ocotillo Medical Center opened in Chandler in late 2020, and a new tower is planned to open in 2021 at Dignity’s Chandler Regional Medical Center, bringing hundreds of health care jobs, inpatient and intensive care unit beds, and hospital capacity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's a list of local businesses that have been approved by ADHS to sell recreational marijuana. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are locations selling recreational marijuana in Chandler, Gilbert

Here's a list of local businesses that have been approved by ADHS to sell recreational marijuana

New Mexico-based Rinchem announced Jan. 25 a 50,000-square-foot expansion to its existing building in West Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Rinchem to expand footprint in Chandler

New Mexico-based Rinchem announced Jan. 25 a 50,000-square-foot expansion to its existing building in West Chandler.

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Maricopa County reports 10,903 new cases from the last three days

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)
Number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 down slightly

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

Three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona surpassed 400,000 Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State surpasses 400K vaccines given; see how many Maricopa County has distributed

Three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona surpassed 400,000 Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Medical marijuana facilities across the state can now apply for recreational marijuana licenses, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizona Department of Health Services begins approving licenses for recreational marijuana

Medical marijuana facilities across the state can now apply for recreational marijuana licenses, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Brigette Peterson conducts her first full meeting as Gilbert mayor Jan. 19. (Screen shot from GilbertLive)
Gilbert changes code to address pot; 4 new businesses open in Chandler and more top local news

Read the most popular business and community news stories from Gilbert and Chandler from the past week.