Medical center preps for surge capacity, indoor dining in Arizona limited: News from metro Phoenix

As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Chandler Regional Medical Center sees continued increases in patients, implements surge plans

As the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continues to climb across Arizona, the state's hospital systems have begun to implement "surge plans," or plans for adding extra capacity to hospitals when more patients need to be treated.

Deadline for Chandler USD families to select online or in-person schooling is July 14

Chandler USD officials are asking families to choose whether their student will attend school in person or online for the 2020-21 school year by July 14.



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In response to President Trump's tweets, Arizona schools chief urges caution when reopening schools

Kathy Hoffman, state superintendent of public instruction, released a statement July 7 following a July 6 tweet from President Donald Trump stating Trump's belief that "schools must open in the fall."

'We have had a brutal June in Arizona': Gov. Doug Ducey limits indoor dining capacity due to COVID-19

Gov. Doug Ducey announced July 9 a new executive order limiting the capacity of indoor dining to less than 50% in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout Arizona.

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



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