Back-to-school scenarios, road closures: News from Gilbert, Chandler

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)
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)

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)

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

New emergency declaration continues town's path for reopening

According to an emergency declaration issued by Mayor Jenn Daniels on May 20, the town of Gilbert will begin a phased reopening, among other provisions.

ADOT announces upcoming closures, restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on a stretch of Loop 101 through Chandler.



Gilbert Public Schools preparing three back-to-school scenarios

A district task force is deliberating options for in-person classes, virtual learning or a hybrid for the 2020-21 school year.

Gilbert has suffered through epidemics before

The town of Gilbert has experienced several epidemics since it was incorporated in 1920, according to a fellow at the Gilbert Historical Museum.

Mile-long stretch of Val Vista Drive closed until July 21

Val Vista Drive closed this week from Appleby Road to Brooks Farm Road for road work and will remain closed until July 21.

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



MOST RECENT

On Jan. 13, the Chandler USD governing board voted 3-2, with Lara Bruner and Lindsay Love dissenting, to resume in-person instruction for all grade levels Jan. 19 after a imposing virtual learning for two weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler Education Association: Some teachers, parents feel 'ignored' after board decides to resume in-person learning

The Chandler Education Association released a statement imploring the district to return to virtual learning.

The Arizona Department of Health Services is expanding who can get COVID-19 vaccinations in Arizona. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
More COVID-19 vaccination appointments available Jan. 19; plus, see where you can get your COVID-19 vaccination in Maricopa County

The Arizona Department of Health Services is expanding who can get COVID-19 vaccinations in Arizona.

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
COVID-19: Chandler case count increases by 283 Jan. 19

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

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 surpasses 4,700

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

The Chandler City Council has a new vice mayor and two new members. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
New Chandler council members take seats; Mark Stewart selected as vice mayor

The Chandler City Council has a new vice mayor and two new members.

Laser Components Detector Group moved into its new, significantly larger space in Chandler, according to a news release from the city. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Laser Components Detector Group moves into new Chandler space

Laser Components Detector Group moved into its new, significantly larger space in Chandler, according to a news release from the city.

The location's decor will pay homage to the town's history as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World." (Courtesy Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)
Cracker Barrel coming to Gilbert; wine bar set for Chandler and more top Phoenix-area news

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

Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services announced Jan. 14 the launch of a second vaccination site after the success of the state's first 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The second location will be at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Arizona to add second vaccination center after successes at State Farm Stadium in Glendale

Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services announced Jan. 14 the launch of a second vaccination site after the success of the state's first 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The second location will be at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Here is a look at the latest COVID-19 updates from Chandler USD. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD to return to in-person learning Jan. 19

The Chandler USD governing board voted for students to return to campuses Jan. 19.

A wine bar will occupy the space left vacant by DC Steakhouse in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wine bar concept set to occupy former DC Steakhouse location in downtown Chandler

A wine bar will occupy the space left vacant by DC Steakhouse in downtown Chandler.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New Chandler City Council members to take seats Jan. 14

The Chandler City Council will have two new members beginning this week.

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
COVID-19: Chandler case count increases by 307 Jan. 14

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.