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)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

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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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.