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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When Gov. Doug Ducey and top health officials gave Arizona the green light to reopen after being largely closed for multiple months due to the coronavirus, state officials said the hospitals had capacity to treat any current and future COVID-19 patients.

Residential real estate data for Gilbert ZIP codes in March 2021
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Quick Quack Car Wash
Two car washes coming to Gilbert

Quick Quack and Super Star car washes soon will be opening in Gilbert.

Higley USD District Office
It’s official: Dawn Foley takes over for Mike Thomason as superintendent at Higley USD

Mike Thomason officially retired May 3, and Dawn Foley stepped up from associate superintendent to acting superintendent ahead of officially taking over the superintendent role July 1.

Road construction barrels
Street work on Recker Road in Gilbert has resumed

Work resumed May 3 on the Recker Road street project between Ray Road and Loop 202-Santan Freeway after more than a six-month delay.

Randy Duren co-owns Hair of the Dog with his wife, Marleen. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Lori Wood
Gilbert Public Schools adopts revised maintenance and operations budget of $263M

Gilbert Public Schools’ final revised maintenance and operations budget for fiscal year 2020-21 is the largest to date for the year.

Almost 3 million COVID-19 doses have been administered to Maricopa County residents as of May 4, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Nearly 3M vaccine doses have been given to Maricopa County residents

Almost 3 million COVID-19 doses have been administered to Maricopa County residents as of May 4, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Laurin Hendrix
Gilbert Town Council gives preliminary approval to $988.25 million budget

For the second consecutive year, Gilbert Town Council is heading toward a budget that is smaller than the previous year.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites opens in east Gilbert

The 55,000-square-foot hotel has 98 guest rooms.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Vaccinations in Gilbert cross 100,000

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Gilbert and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: Hospitalization for COVID-19 increases slightly from May 2

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