Read recent Gilbert and Chandler news regarding the coronavirus

Gilbert Regional Park will be closed beginning 8 a.m. March 28, and other town parks will have their amenities closed because of the coronavirus situation. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Regional Park will be closed beginning 8 a.m. March 28, and other town parks will have their amenities closed because of the coronavirus situation. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Regional Park will be closed beginning 8 a.m. March 28, and other town parks will have their amenities closed because of the coronavirus situation. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are some Chandler and Gilbert-area coronavirus-related stories Community Impact Newspaper staff have written recently.

Ostrich Festival postponed due to coronavirus concerns, Chandler Chamber and city to work to find a new date

The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will be postponed, event organizers announced March 13. The event was scheduled to run March 13-15. This year marks the first time in festival history that the event has been postponed.

Chandler USD offers enrichment resources to parents during coronavirus-related school closures

Chandler USD officials sent an email to parents and guardians March 19 to provide students and families with educational enrichment resources while schools remain closed.



Intel to donate more than 1 million protective items to health care workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Intel announced March 23 that the company will source and donate more than 1 million items of personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves and other gear, to health care workers—including workers in Arizona.

Gilbert council candidate withdraws, self-quarantines after falling ill

A candidate for a four-year Town Council seat has given up her election quest after falling ill March 22.

O.H.S.O. brews up a way to help: hand sanitizer

O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery has turned much of its distilling efforts toward a new product: hand sanitizer.

The local chain, with four Valley locations including one in Gilbert, has agreed to deliver to Banner Health 400 gallons of the supply that is vitally needed during the coronavirus outbreak.

Town closes parks’ amenities, Gilbert Regional Park

The town of Gilbert announced March 27 that it is closing the amenities in its public parks, plus all of Gilbert Regional Park, because of the coronavirus situation.

The closure took effect at 8 a.m. March 28 but does not affect the open spaces, trails and restrooms.

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