Health care practices open in Gilbert; Chandler USD preps for COVID-19 mitigation in 2021-22 and more top area news

Targeted Chiropractic opened in February. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Targeted Chiropractic opened in February. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Targeted Chiropractic opened in February. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Gilbert

Three health care practices that have opened in Gilbert

Forefront Dermatology opened an office April 5 at 875 N. Greenfield Road, Ste. 108, Gilbert. It offers general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology care along with related laboratory services.

2 businesses now open in Gilbert



A Big O Tires franchise opened March 15 at 3273 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert. The national tire franchisor sells tires and offers a full array of auto maintenance and repair services.

Maricopa County

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors cuts property tax rate in new budget

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative $3.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2021-22 with significant health and human services spending and a cut to the county's property tax rate.

Chandler

Downtown Chandler's ImprovMania to relocate to new location

ImprovMania, currently located at 250 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, will relocate to 51 E. Boston St. in downtown Chandler. The new facility is expected to be up and running before the end of 2021, according to Chandler City Council documents.

Optional masks, 3 feet social distancing and more part of Chandler USD's 2021-22 COVID-19 mitigation plan

Mask usage, social distancing requirements and rules around large gatherings will change throughout Chandler USD for the upcoming school year.

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



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Gilbert Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools seeking transportation workers at event

Gilbert Public Schools is holding a recruiting event for transportation workers June 26, at Mesquite High School.

McDonald's
24-hour McDonald's opens on Higley Road in Gilbert

The franchise is a 24-hour store of the international fast-food hamburger chain

vaccine data
Town vaccine rates benefit hospitals, schools

Health care and education officials are expressing increasing optimism about their COVID-19 outlooks going forward as state data shows more than 38% of Gilbert residents have been fully vaccinated through June 16.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending priorities for $435 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds available to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County highlights priorities for federal COVID-19 relief dollars

Maricopa County board of supervisors approved spending priorities for $435 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds available to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress.

Dawn Foley
Higley USD anticipates more 'normal-like' feel to school year

Higley USD plans to have full-time in-person learning at all campuses this fall with any transition between instruction models only happening at semester breaks under its plan as presented to the governing board June 23.

Tyler Moore
Higley USD governing board passes larger budgets for FY 2021-22

The fiscal year 2021-22 budget includes a 5% pay raise for employees.

Gilbert Public Schools district office
Gilbert Public Schools forwards four names to consider for governing board seat

Gilbert Public Schools is forwarding the names of four people for Maricopa County Schools Superintendent Steve Watson to consider for appointment to the district’s governing board

Voters will see a Chandler USD maintenance and operations budget override on the Nov. 2 ballot (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board approves 15% budget override for November ballot

Voters will see a Chandler USD maintenance and operations budget override on the Nov. 2 ballot

HD South Gallery 4, Kids in Focus
HD South displays Kids in Focus photo work

The goal of Kids in Focus is to encourage children to reach their potential using photography to ignite their imagination and build their sense of confidence and value.

Gilbert Regional Park amphitheater
Gilbert Sister Cities looking for youth artist for garden wall mural

Gilbert Sister Cities is holding a competition to choose a young artist to design and help paint a wall mural at the organization’s Friendship Garden under development at Gilbert Regional Park.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
Gilbert's COVID-19 cases increasing slowly, vaccinations up

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 31,597 COVID-19 cases overall in Gilbert's six ZIP codes June 24, an increase from 50 from three days ago.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Fewer patients in ICU from COVID-19 June 23

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