Employee tests positive for coronavirus, unemployment drops and more: News from Chandler, Gilbert

Adults participate in a kickball recreation program at Cactus Yards. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)
Adults participate in a kickball recreation program at Cactus Yards. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Adults participate in a kickball recreation program at Cactus Yards. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Chandler and Gilbert.

Employee for Sliders Sports Grill at Cactus Yards tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at Sliders Sports Grill, the restaurant concessionaire at Gilbert’s Cactus Yards, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the restaurant’s parent company.

Gilbert unemployment drops in May

Unemployment in Gilbert fell to 7% in May, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority.



HD South closing for construction in July

HD South will close in July for maintenance work on the 107-year-old building, which was the original Gilbert Elementary School. Stairs leading to the building basement are being shored up and reframed.

Telemedicine helps local practices during pandemic, but future remains unclear

Telemedicine has been a line of service in the health care industry for several years, but the coronavirus pandemic has ignited exponential growth in the past three months.

That growth could be seen in Gilbert throughout the pandemic, when practices and hospitals implemented or expanded their offerings.

McMahon’s Ice Cream serves homemade ice cream and offer family-friendly feel

Jim McMahon said he always loved ice cream. When he met his wife, he found that was something they had in common.

McMahon and his wife opened McMahon’s Ice Cream in February 2017 after the pair saw that a lot of frozen yogurt shops were opening, but not many old-fashioned ice cream shops.

ADOT announces upcoming closures, restrictions for Loop 101 through Chandler

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced upcoming closures and restrictions on Loop 101 through Chandler this weekend and into next week as crews work to add a travel lane in each direction on a stretch of the freeway.

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






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COVID-19, business
State's new benchmarks will keep some county businesses closed for now

The Arizona Department of Health Services unveiled public health recommendations Aug. 10 for reopening the state’s paused businesses on a county-by-county basis.

Civic Market in downtown Chandler is now closed. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Civic Market in downtown Chandler closes

Civic Market in downtown Chandler is now closed.

Sweeties Candy brings generations together with sweet treats

Sweeties Candy specializes in treats and a family-friendly feel.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler sees 125 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 318 cases and two deaths Aug. 10

Here is the data you need to know about the coronavirus in Chandler and the rest of the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations declining across Arizona

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

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.