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.

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Gilbert Feeding Families
Gilbert Feeding Families food drive brings in enough to supply 250,000 meals

The townwide food drive May 15-17 collected enough food and cash to supply a quarter-million meals to people in need, according to town officials

Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services provided an update May 26 on the capacity of the state health care system. (Community Impact staff)
Latest COVID-19 model shows Arizona can meet a health care surge

Arizona's current resources, including inpatient beds, intensive care unit beds and ventilators, are sufficient to meet a health care surge due to COVID-19, according to a recent predictive model.

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in Gilbert. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Gilbert sees 4 new cases May 27, Maricopa County sees 178 new cases and 13 deaths

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 282 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on May 27, according to data from the state

Rachelle Kuzyk began her job as the city of Chandler's new library manager May 20. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Public swim hours, libraries and more: News from Chandler, Gilbert

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Gilbert Main Street
Gilbert has suffered through epidemics before

A researcher for HD South dug up several episodes of Gilbert dealing with epidemics

Jenn Daniels
New emergency declaration continues town's path for reopening

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels issued a new declaration of emergency May 20 to continue allowing the town to take some actions while rescinding others from her March 16 declaration as the coronavirus pandemic hit town

Western Powerline Trail
Construction set for pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks on Western Powerline Trail

Construction on a bridge to allow pedestrian to cross railroad tracks on the Western Powerline Trail in Gilbert is set to start in early June.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced closures and restrictions for Loop 101 this week. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)
Road closures and more: Top stories from this week in Gilbert, Chandler

Read the most popular stories covering Gilbert and Chandler from this week on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

Val Vista Drive will have restrictions from Appleby to Brooks Farm roads through July 21. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mile-long stretch of Val Vista Drive closed until July 21

Val Vista Drive closed this week from Appleby Road to Brooks Farm Road for road work and will remain closed until July 21.

Desert Sky Park
Gilbert parks open, pools reopening for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day has arrived in a pandemic, but at a time when Gilbert’s parks and amenities are beginning to reopen

Local schools are figuring out plans for next school year. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD superintendent says district is looking into flexible options for next school year

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel said the district was looking for flexible options for the upcoming school year in an email to families.