Face coverings, rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and more: Most popular stories from the Phoenix area

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Chandler mayor issues proclamation for residents to wear face coverings in businesses and public spaces effective immediately

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke issued a proclamation June 19 for those in the city of Chandler to wear masks when at businesses or public spaces when physical distancing is not a possibility.

Gilbert Town Council passes 30-day face coverings order

The Gilbert Town Council passed a 30-day requirement to wear face coverings in certain situations beginning 5 p.m. June 19 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.



Board of Supervisors requires face coverings throughout Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors adopted on June 19 a requirement for people to wear face coverings in public to stem the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19: See the data behind the rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services has tracked COVID-19 hospitalization data since early April, and in recent days and weeks the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients admitted to a hospital has climbed.

Banner Ocotillo Medical Center to open in Chandler in November

Banner Ocotillo Medical Center, Chandler's newest hospital, is scheduled to open Nov. 2, Chief Operating Officer Nate Shinagawa said.

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



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State guidance to schools on reopening for in-person instruction focuses on three health metrics (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
State releases metrics for schools to determine start of in-person instruction

State guidance to schools on reopening for in-person instruction focuses on three health metrics

Hamilton High School will serve as a COVID-19 testing site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hamilton High School to serve as COVID-19 testing site

The tests will be conducted through Embry Women's Health at the high school located at 3700 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler.

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter.  (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD to continue with remote learning through first quarter

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter.

West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse blends Southern tastes and hospitality

Christian Brantley said his family started West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse in Chandler on a whim.

See early results from the Chandler City Council election. (Community Impact staff)
Updated: See who is leading in the race for three seats on Chandler City Council

See early results from the Chandler City Council election.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

The state's highest education official said Aug. 3 that is was "unlikely" that any Arizona school will be able to reopen for in-person or hybrid learning by Gov. Doug Ducey's targeted Aug. 17 date. (Community Impact staff)
State superintendent: It is 'unlikely' schools will resume in-person on target Aug. 17 date

The state's highest education official said Aug. 3 that is was "unlikely" that any Arizona school will be able to reopen for in-person or hybrid learning by Gov. Doug Ducey's targeted Aug. 17 date.