Gilbert districts ponder reopening details, Chandler has fewer homes on market: News from the Phoenix area

Gilbert's school districts are offering different options for learning this fall. (Sources: Gilbert Public Schools, Higley USD, Chandler USD/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert's school districts are offering different options for learning this fall. (Sources: Gilbert Public Schools, Higley USD, Chandler USD/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert's school districts are offering different options for learning this fall. (Sources: Gilbert Public Schools, Higley USD, Chandler USD/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert

School districts wrestle with reopening details

The three school districts that serve Gilbert announced plans for return to school in the fall, but all three admitted those plans are subject to change as the COVID-19 environment changes.

COVID-19: Gilbert sees 115 new cases over weekend; county has increase of 625 cases and 7 deaths Aug. 3



Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 4,347 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 3, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 115 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 11.55% across the town in the past seven days.

Midnight Taco opens a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Gilbert

Midnight Taco opened a second location May 7 at 1395 E. Warner Road, Ste. 100, Gilbert. The Heritage District taco stand offers late night service, but this brick-and-mortar location opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday and closes at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Chandler

Chandler sees fewer homes on the market during COVID-19 pandemic

The city of Chandler is seeing record-low housing inventory, which is due primarily to the coronavirus pandemic, according to local residential real estate experts.

COVID-19: Chandler sees 161 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes over weekend, Maricopa County sees increase of 625 cases and 7 deaths Aug. 3

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,082 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 3, according to data from the state—161 newly reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 10.32% across the city in the past seven days.

Statewide

State superintendent: It is 'unlikely' schools will resume in-person on target Aug. 17 date

The state's highest education official said Aug. 3 that is was "unlikely" that any Arizona school will be able to reopen for in-person or hybrid learning by Gov. Doug Ducey's targeted Aug. 17 date.

COVID-19: Number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations declining 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 964,418 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 14.4% have yielded positive results as of Aug. 2. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

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



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Arizona Department of Transportation officials announced closures and restrictions for this week and weekend on Loop 202 through Chandler between Loop 101 and Interstate 10. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ADOT announces closures, restrictions on Loop 202 through Chandler for the week

Arizona Department of Transportation officials have announced closures and restrictions for this week and weekend on Loop 202 through Chandler.

Cadence Chandler, a new senior living community, is set to open in October 2021. (Rendering courtesy Cadence Chandler)
New senior living facility set to open in Chandler in Oct. 2021

Cadence Chandler, a new senior living community, is set to open in October 2021, according to a news release from owner and developer Cadence Living.

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City of Chandler headquarters in downtown Chandler.  (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves more than 30 agenda items at meeting

On Sept. 17, Chandler City Council met and approved more than 30 agenda items including agreements to move forward on a veterans memorial and several road construction projects.

Chandler USD released its COVID-19 data dashboard last week, and students in kindergarten through second grade went back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Data dashboard: Chandler USD reports no COVID-19 cases in first week of in-person elementary school

Chandler USD released its COVID-19 data dashboard last week, and students in kindergarten through second grade went back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)
County sees 237 COVID-19 cases Sept. 22, Chandler sees increase of 36 cases from the previous day

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Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Number of ICU beds in use by coronavirus patients down nearly 90% from July

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Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.
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Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.
Hamilton High School senior named semifinalist in global science video contest

Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.

Gilbert Town Council will consider forming a community relations committee. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert may form committee to address racial issues and more popular area news

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One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.