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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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.

Downtown Chandler to add businesses, multifamily in the next year

New businesses, new developments and redevelopment projects continue to take root in the city’s oldest and most historic area, creating an ever-changing and dynamic downtown, according to city officials.

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler annual report: City projects will create more than 2,500 jobs in next three years

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Feb. 22 that eastbound I-10 will be restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ADOT: Eastbound I-10 restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler for repair work

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Feb. 22 that eastbound I-10 will be restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler cases up 62 from previous day as of Feb. 26

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Arizona falls below 1,400

Here is what you need to know about hospitalization numbers in Arizona because of COVID-19 cases.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler-Gilbert Community College to transition to state-run vaccination site

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3.

In the course of a little more than a year, guests at Gila River Hotels & Casinos—including Wild Horse Pass in Chandler—had the opportunity to make a difference to four Valley nonprofits. (Courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
Gila River Hotels & Casinos donates funds to Foundation for Blind Children in Chandler

Gila River Hotels & Casinos makes charitable donation to Chandler's Foundation for Blind Children.

The Arizona Department of Health Services is coordinating with local health departments to immediately allocate an initial $100 million in federal funding intended for staffing, laboratory testing, informatics, disease surveillance and other activities critical to combating COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State provides millions to counties to support more COVID-19 testing

The Arizona Department of Health Services is coordinating with local health departments to immediately allocate an initial $100 million in federal funding intended for COVID-19 testing.

As of Feb. 16, 711,675 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have gone into the arms of Maricopa County residents, according to Maricopa County Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 50% of Maricopa County adults over 75 have received COVID-19 vaccine

As of Feb. 16, 711,675 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have gone into the arms of Maricopa County residents, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.