Chandler, Gilbert coronavirus cases rise and more local news

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Chandler

COVID-19: Chandler sees 35 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 86 cases and one death Aug. 31

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,721 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 31, according to data from the state—an increase of 35 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.43% across the city in the past seven days.

Chandler's new First-Mile, Last-Mile partnership with Lyft begins Sept. 1



The city of Chandler begins a new partnership with Lyft on Sept. 1 in which the city will provide up to 50% off rides to and from designated bus stops south of Pecos Road.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers food, school supplies to East Valley families

Chandler-Gilbert Community College announced Aug. 31 that the Coyote Cupboard and free produce distribution will return to the college campus Sept. 1, according to a news release. The Coyote Cupboard, through a partnership with Matthew's Crossing Food Bank, provides nonperishable food items and school and food supplies.

Judy Wear Boutique prioritizes fashion, comfort and service

When Judy Dragoo was a teacher in Sierra Vista, she made waves among her fellow teachers each holiday season when she would create Christmas-themed sweaters. She eventually took to selling them to her colleagues, and when one of her colleagues would don a sweater, she would call it her “Judy wear.”

Years later, Judy would take that name with her when she created her boutique in Chandler.

Majerle's Sports Grill closes; Howler's Restaurant & Sports Bar takes its place

Howler's Restaurant & Sports Grill opened Aug. 28 in the space formerly occupied by Majerle's Sports Grill. Majerle's closed its location adjacent to Chandler Fashion Center earlier this summer.

Gilbert

COVID-19: Gilbert sees 34 new cases; county has increase of 86 cases and one death Aug. 31

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 4,833 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 31, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 34 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 1.81% across the town in the past seven days.

Statewide

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 1,202,698 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 12.7% have yielded positive results as of Aug. 31. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.



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The Chandler USD administration reported 54 active COVID-19 cases across the district as of Jan. 25, according to the CUSD data dashboard. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See which Chandler USD schools are reporting COVID-19 cases

The Chandler USD administration reported 54 active COVID-19 cases across the district as of Jan. 25, according to the CUSD data dashboard.

Gov. Doug Ducey expanded funding to support restaurants seeking to expand to outdoor dining. The Brickyard in downtown Chandler did so in late 2020 with funds from the city. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Governor adds funds to bolster outdoor dining across Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey announced additional funding to support outdoor dining during COVID-19.

Top Cup Coffee
Top Cup Coffee has opened in Gilbert

The coffee shop offers gourmet coffee in a relaxed setting.

Lindsay Road interchange groundbreaking, Brigette Peterson, Scott Anderson
Restrictions, ramp closures on Loop 202-Santan Freeway start night of Jan. 25 for Lindsay Road interchange

Overnight lane restrictions on the Loop 202-Santan Freeway and closures of the interchange ramps at Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive will begin at 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

Chandler expands health care options with new hospital, new hospital tower

Banner Ocotillo Medical Center opened in Chandler in late 2020, and a new tower is planned to open in 2021 at Dignity’s Chandler Regional Medical Center, bringing hundreds of health care jobs, inpatient and intensive care unit beds, and hospital capacity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's a list of local businesses that have been approved by ADHS to sell recreational marijuana. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are locations selling recreational marijuana in Chandler, Gilbert

Here's a list of local businesses that have been approved by ADHS to sell recreational marijuana

New Mexico-based Rinchem announced Jan. 25 a 50,000-square-foot expansion to its existing building in West Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Rinchem to expand footprint in Chandler

New Mexico-based Rinchem announced Jan. 25 a 50,000-square-foot expansion to its existing building in West Chandler.

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Maricopa County reports 10,903 new cases from the last three days

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 down slightly

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona.

Three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona surpassed 400,000 Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State surpasses 400K vaccines given; see how many Maricopa County has distributed

Three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona surpassed 400,000 Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Medical marijuana facilities across the state can now apply for recreational marijuana licenses, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizona Department of Health Services begins approving licenses for recreational marijuana

Medical marijuana facilities across the state can now apply for recreational marijuana licenses, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Brigette Peterson conducts her first full meeting as Gilbert mayor Jan. 19. (Screen shot from GilbertLive)
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