Chandler USD responds to rising COVID-19 cases and more top local news

The Chandler USD governing board met Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Chandler USD governing board met Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Chandler USD governing board met Nov. 18 to discuss virtual learning and COVID-19. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular stories from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.

Chandler

Chandler USD to discuss virtual learning at Nov. 18 meeting; district reports 45 active COVID-19 cases, 180 'resolved' cases

The discussion comes as coronavirus cases have continued to rise across Arizona and Maricopa County.

3 recently opened businesses in Chandler


Here are three new businesses that have opened recently in Chandler.

Gilbert

Gilbert has more than 100 homes under contract in five of six ZIP codes in September

Here is the relevant residential real estate data in Gilbert from September 2020.

Gilbert Public Schools board keeps eye on COVID-19 health benchmarks

Gilbert Public Schools remains in the “red”—high risk for COVID-19 community transmission—on case numbers as judged by state and county dashboards, but no more schools are close to returning to a hybrid learning.

Statewide

Gov. Doug Ducey adds measures to mitigate coronavirus transmission

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Nov. 18 said an end to Arizona’s state of emergency from the coronavirus pandemic is “not on the horizon” and instituted additional measures to combat the virus’s transmission.

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


MOST RECENT

The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler ends emergency declaration issued last March due to COVID-19

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke announced May 13 that he is rescinding the proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency in Chandler issued March 19, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Doug Ducey
Ducey unveils program to encourage individuals to return to work

Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 13 a three-part “Arizona Back to Work” program to incentivize residents to get off unemployment benefits and fill one of the state’s 160,000 to 180,000 open jobs.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Higley USD governing board
Higley USD governing board approves revised budgets worth $128.1 million

Higley USD’s governing board adopted revised budgets for fiscal year 2020-21 that are more than $7.67 million more than what was adopted in June 2020.

Donald Garcia, Unstoppable Martial Arts
4 business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are four businesses that have made recent changes in Gilbert.

Cream of the Crop ice cream
Cream of the Crop opens in Agritopia's Barnone in Gilbert

Cream of the Crop serves homemade ice cream and toppings.

Doug Ducey
Gov. Ducey signs bill to trim early voter roll

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on May 11 signed into law Senate Bill 1485, which will purge the permanent early voter rolls of anyone who has not voted by mail in the previous two election cycles.

Denise McCreery, d'vine Gourmet owner, first began her business as a means to rid her home of half-consumed wine bottles her husband, a wine distributor, brought home. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler's d'Vine Gourmet set to relocate to downtown this fall

Downtown Chandler will get a new business this fall when d'Vine Gourmet relocates its store to the space occupied by Sibley's West.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

COVID-19 vaccine
Arizona children ages 12-15 can be vaccinated starting May 13

Arizona Department of Health Services officials said they are ready to administer vaccines to the state’s 400,000 children in that age group at state-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Gilbert mural
Gilbert residents asked to participate in National Community Survey

The feedback from the survey provides the town with insight on how it is serving residents and helps drive decision-making in the community, according to Gilbert officials.