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.





MOST RECENT

The Arizona Department of Education released guidance for reopening schools. (Community Impact staff)
Arizona Department of Education releases roadmap for reopening schools for 2020-21 school year

The Arizona Department of Education released guidance for reopening schools.

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.