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.



MOST RECENT

The day rate for substitute teachers is increasing in the Kyrene School District. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Kyrene School District increases day rate for substitute teachers with COVID-19 relief dollars

The Kyrene School District will now offer substitute teachers $175 per day—up from $115 a day, according to a news release from the district.

Chandler will celebrate the lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree on Dec. 4, according to a news release from the city of Chandler. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Everything to know about the Tumbleweed Tree lighting in downtown Chandler on Dec. 4

Chandler will celebrate the lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree on Dec. 4.

Sugarland, an interactive display of holiday decorations presented by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, is open to visitors through Jan. 2. (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
Interactive holiday display now up in downtown Chandler

Sugarland, an interactive display of holiday decorations presented by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, is open to visitors through Jan. 2.

Duck Donuts offers made-to-order sweet treats

Duck Donuts set up shop in Chandler in December 2019.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Black Rock Coffee Bar opened a location in downtown Chandler Nov. 19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Black Rock Coffee Bar opens downtown Chandler location

Black Rock Coffee Bar opened its 100th store Nov. 19.

Row of Arizona houses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how Chandler's real estate market fared in October

Chandler continues to see year-over-year increases in home prices across almost all of the city's ZIP codes and fewer active listings. 

Mingle + Graze offers connection, community over grazing tables

Mingle + Graze opened in January 2019 in downtown Chandler. 

Santan Mountain Casino is set to open in the next 24-26 months just outside of Chandler. (Courtesy Steelman Partners)
New casino to open near Chandler; median home prices up more than 25% across Gilbert in Sept. and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

A new 160-acre, $150 million casino is expected to open just south of Chandler city limits within the next two years. (Courtesy Steelman Partners)
New Casino to open just outside of Chandler

A new 160-acre, $150 million casino is expected to open just south of Chandler city limits within the next two years. 

City's Asian population, businesses see growth

Chandler has the highest Asian population of any other Valley suburb, according to 2020 data available from the U.S. Census Bureau released in September, with 11.9% of the city’s population being Asian, a nearly 4% jump from 2010