Gilbert mayor praises businesses for manner of reopening

Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)


Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels thanked businesses for the manner in which they are reopening their businesses.

"I have been grateful to see all the mitigation measures that a lot of businesses have put in place, including gyms and others who have started new practices or beefed up practices in order to make sure they are following the CDC guidelines and the state guidelines through Public Health," she said in her video address of May 19.

Daniels also saluted Public Works employees for Public Works Week.

"They have been phenomenal through all this time continuing to provide the best service to our residents," she said.

Case count


The six ZIP codes that cover Gilbert have 259 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on May 19, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. That is down three cases from the previous day. Previous drops in cases have been attributed to cases being reclassified out of hospital ZIP codes and into patients' home ZIP codes, according to the town.


The Arizona Department of Health Services reports 14,596 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state on May 19, an increase of 396 from the previous day. The death toll is now 704, an increase of 18 from the previous day.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reporting 7,409 confirmed COVID-19 across the county, an increase of 184 from the previous day. The county also reports 325 virus-related deaths, an increase of 15 from the previous day.



Earlier updates

Information from May 18 can be found here.

Information from May 15 can be found here.

Information from May 14 can be found here.

Information from May 13 can be found here.

Information from May 12 can be found here.

Information from May 11 can be found here.

Information from May 8 can be found here.

Information from May 7 can be found here.

Information from May 6 can be found here.

Information from May 5 can be found here.

Information from May 4 can be found here.

Information from May 1 can be found here.

Information from April 30 can be found here.

Information from April 29 can be found here.

Information from April 28 can be found here.

Information from April 27 can be found here.

Information from April 24-26 can be found here.

Information from April 23 can be found here.

Information from April 22 can be found here.

Information from April 21 can be found here.

Information from April 20 can be found here.

Information from April 13-19 can be found here.

Information from April 6-12 can be found here.

Information from March 30-April 5 can be found
here.

Information from March 27-29 can be found here.

Information from March 24-26 can be found here.

Information from March 20-23 can be found here.

Information from March 12-20 can be found here.

Community Impact Newspaper Editor Alexa D'Angelo contributed to this report.
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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