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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People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizonans 55 and older will be eligible for vaccine appointments beginning March 2

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 70% of eligible people in Chandler have received their first COVID-19 vaccination

According to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, 71.1% of the eligible population in Chandler has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccination.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler cases up 69 in two days March 2

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data.

March 1 marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler mayor declares March 1 COVID-19 Memorial Day

March 1 now marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week.

Hans Van Dan Elzen, owner of YoYo Factory in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
YoYo Factory makes both yo-yos and champions

Learn more about Chandler's YoYo Factory

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available beginning March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be available beginning at 9 a.m. March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College—the latest state-run vaccination site.

The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Gilbert had standing waits outside when it opened its doors Feb. 15. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cracker Barrel open in Gilbert; Harbor Freight to open March 6 in Chandler and more February news

Read the latest business and community news from February in Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Member Lori Wood expresses her concerns about parts of the proposed school calendars for 2022-23 and 2023-24. (Screen shot from YouTube)
Gilbert Public Schools adjusts calendar; downtown Chandler adding business, multifamily and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Homes continue to fly off the market across all Chandler ZIP codes

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data.

City eyes potential transit options in Price Corridor

The city of Chandler in conjunction with Valley Metro is conducting a study on the possibility of adding flexible transit into the corridor to improve access to the bulk of the city’s employers.

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit, according to reports by two federally certified Voting System Testing Laboratories. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County forensic audit of November election finds no issues with equipment, software

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit.