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)

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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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