Coronavirus 'pause,' number of cases rising: News from Gilbert, Chandler

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces executive order 'pausing' operations at bars, gyms, movie theaters and more; pushes school year start to Aug. 17

Gov. Doug Ducey at a press conference June 29 announced executive orders "pausing operations" of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing and moved the start of the 2020-21 school year to Aug. 17.

Gilbert's new veterans committee aims to sponsor USS Arizona submarine

Gilbert’s newly formed Veterans and Military Advisory Committee is proposing the town be the city sponsor for the U.S. Navy’s new U.S.S. Arizona submarine.



COVID-19: Gilbert sees 200 new cases over the weekend; county has increase of 230 cases and 2 deaths June 29

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 1,403 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on June 29, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 201 cases from June 26. That represents an increase of about 58% across the town in the past seven days.

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. Of the 511,009 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 11.7% have yielded positive results as of June 29. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

COVID-19: Chandler crosses 2,000 COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 231 cases and 2 deaths June 29

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 2,202 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on June 29, according to data from the state—296 cases were reported over the weekend. That represents an increase of 44.02% across the city in the past seven days.

Data: Chandler unemployment rate down from April to May; 85225 ZIP code sees highest number of claims

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority shows the unemployment rate is trending down.

Chandler City Council takes action on property tax levy, grants, new developments, more at meeting

Chandler City Council met Thursday, June 25 and took action on 41 agenda items, including an ordinance establishing the property tax levy for fiscal year 2020-21.

Howler's Sports Bar coming July 17 to Gilbert

Howler's Sports Bar anticipates opening July 17 at 1026 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. The family-friendly bar and restaurant will include pool, darts and live music on Thursday nights.

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



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Chandler residents registered to vote can vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 4 election for three seats on Chandler City Council. (Community Impact staff)
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2 Chandler USD board members among more than 60 statewide urging governor to delay school start to October

Lindsay Love and David Evans, members of the Chandler USD governing board, attached their names, along with more than 60 other school board members across the state, to a letter sent to Gov. Doug Ducey on July 7 asking the start of any in-person learning not begin before Oct. 1.

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