Coronavirus cases inch up in Gilbert, Chandler plus more local news

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert

COVID-19: Gilbert sees increase of 50 cases over weekend; county has increase of 150 cases and no deaths

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 5,066 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 21, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 50 cases from over the weekend. That represents an increase of 1.91% across the town in the past seven days.

Three businesses coming to Verde at Cooley Station



Verde at Cooley Station developers have announced three more businesses coming to the development that is under construction at Williams Field and Recker roads. It anticipates opening in fall 2021.

Chandler

State sees 233 COVID-19 cases Sept. 21, Chandler sees increase of 36 cases over weekend

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,982 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 21, according to data from the state—an increase of 36 reported cases from over the weekend. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.47% across the city in the past seven days.

Data dashboard: Chandler USD reports no COVID-19 cases in first week of in-person elementary school

Chandler USD released its COVID-19 data dashboard last week, and students in kindergarten through second grade went back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms. With the district's youngest students back on campus for one week, Chandler USD has reported no COVID-19 cases.

Chandler City Council approves more than 30 agenda items at meeting

On Sept. 17, Chandler City Council met and approved more than 30 agenda items including agreements to move forward on a veterans memorial and several road construction projects.

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 1,386,657 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 11.5% have yielded positive results as of Sept. 21. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.

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



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The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership is launching a new interactive display of holiday decorations in downtown Chandler called "Sugarland." (Courtesy Downtown Chandler Community Partnership)
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Road work
Left turns restricted in Val Vista Drive reconstruction area

The work is part of a town project to reconstruct deteriorated asphalt pavement on Val Vista Drive from Baseline Road to Guadalupe Road

Road construction
Recker Road project awaits pole relocation

Gilbert continues work on Recker Road improvements from Ray Road to Loop 202-SanTan Freewaay to minor arterial road standards

Gilbert Public Safety statue
Gilbert police to use grant money on road safety

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has granted the Gilbert Police Department nearly $142,000 for federal fiscal year 2020-21, which started Oct. 1.

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
See Gilbert, Chandler shops that cater to local sweets lovers

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Gilbert home prices rise and more top local news from the past week

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Pelirrojo Bakery
2 businesses that recently opened on Gilbert Road

Here are two businesses that have opened this month on Gilbert Road.

Higley USD governing board
Higley USD presents COVID-19 dashboard to governing board

Higley USD has put a dashboard on its website that breaks down confirmed active cases of COVID-19 on each campus in the district and the number of resolved cases.

The Porch—A Neighborhood Joint
Gilbert's Heritage District to get new restaurant, bar in The Porch—A Neighborhood Joint

The restaurant and bar also has locations in Arcadia and Tempe and serves appetizers, tacos, bowls, burgers, salads, sweets and drinks.