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    Gilbert, AZ Updates

Gilbert remains focused on slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community while continuing to provide excellent service to our residents. In an effort to anticipate change, create solutions and help people, the Town of Gilbert is looking toward the workplace of the future. To ensure the health and safety of our staff and community, Gilbert is planning a phased reopening approach. View more information about Gilbert’s phased reopening.

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced cities across the nation to close facilities, we took an innovative approach to continuing services through a digital or virtual format. Many of these changes have maximized efficiency for both staff and the public and will continue to be provided online.

On June 29th, 2020, as part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order to prohibit large gatherings, cease the issuance of new special event licenses and pause the operations of bars, gyms, movie theaters, waterparks and tubing rentals. The pause of these business operations takes effect at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29 and is in effect for one month.

In addition, Governor Ducey announced, in coordination with Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, the first day of school for in-person learning will be delayed until August 17, 2020. Schools will be able to conduct distance learning before then should they choose.

On July 9th, Governor Ducey announced a statewide executive order limiting indoor dining capacity at Arizona restaurants to less than 50% (not counting staff), requiring physical distancing of at least 6 feet among indoor and out seating, prohibiting congregating in waiting areas and closing all buffets, cafeteria style and self-serve food bars. The order will go into effect on Saturday, July 11th at 10 PM. Read the executive order.

View the full announcement HERE.

View the Executive Order pausing some business operations HERE

View the Executive Order protecting public health for students and teachers HERE.


On June 19th, 2020, the Gilbert Town Council has adopted an emergency order requiring the wearing of face coverings in public effective June 19, 2020 at 5 PM. Learn more here >

 
On June 17th, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced a statewide executive order, Containing the Spread of COVID-19 Continuing Arizona Mitigation Efforts. This order includes:
  • Continuing to boost diagnostic testing, including expanding rapid testing capability;
  • Amplifying contact tracing in partnership with counties, including utilizing National Guard assets and providing additional resources to counties;
  • Increasing awareness of distancing and face-covering guidelines, including authorizing local governments to implement enhanced mitigation measures;
  • Continuing to focus on long-term care settings, including providing $10 million for additional PPE and face masks;
  • And enhancing guidance for establishments to limit congregating and enforce mitigation policies.
View the executive order HERE

View requirements for businesses HERE

View requirements for restaurants and bars providing dine-in services HERE

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced a statewide executive order,Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger, beginning Saturday, May 16th. 

The order is designed to build upon Arizona’s comprehensive efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health. Read the executive order.

Areas of focus:
  • Continued physical distancing
  • Public health guidance for businesses and individuals
  • Expanded COVID-19 testing and contact tracing
  • Implementing tracking for key health metrics
  • Increased PPE for frontline medical workers and emergency responders
  • Enhanced safety protocols for high-risk facilities such as nursing homes

Find out what this means for Gilbert.

To ensure Arizona’s first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector employees have the support they need to continue combating COVID-19, the Governor’s office has partnered with local child care providers, nonprofit, education, and faith-based organizations to offer child care through Arizona Enrichment Centers.

Gilbert relies on data from the county, state, and federal levels to make informed decisions when navigating the impacts of COVID-19. View Gilbert’s confirmed case count and other resources on our interactive dashboard.

Latest Updates

07/09/2020: Governor Ducey issues executive order limiting restaurant capacity and more starting June 11th

07/09/2020: The Arizona Department of Health Services launches saliva-based COVID-19 testing in partnership with Arizona State University

07/09/2020: The Arizona Department of Health Services, Sonora Quest Laboratories and PerkinElmer announce partnership to increase COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Arizona

06/29/2020: Governor Ducey Takes Further Action To Reverse COVID-19 Spread In Arizona

06/25/2020: Governor Ducey: You are safer at home. The virus is widespread.

06/25/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels COVID-19 video update for June 25th

06/24/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels COVID-19 video update for June 24th

06/19/2020: Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approves county-wide mask regulations

06/19/2020: Town Council Approves Mask Requirement in Gilbert, Effective Today, June 19th at 5 PM

06/17/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels video update: a special town council meeting has been called to discuss the possibility of mandating masks, COVID-19 case update in Gilbert

06/17/2020: Governor Ducey Announces Enhanced COVID-19 Action Plan

06/11/2020: Governor Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services press conference on Arizona's response to the COVID-19 outbreak 

06/11/2020: Statement from Arizona Hospital Leaders Regarding COVID-19 Response and Preparedness

06/10/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: an update on the rising COVID-19 numbers in Arizona, CDC-recommended ways to protect yourself and others

06/10/2020: Maricopa County Department of Health video update on rising COVID-19 cases in Arizona, importance of wearing a mask and more

 06/06/2020: ADHS provides updates on COVID-19 cases, hospital capacity. Arizonans urged to take steps to protect themselves and their communities

06/03/2020: In her latest video update, Mayor Jenn Daniels addresses the pain and unrest our community and provides an update on the COVID-19 cases in Gilbert

06/01/2020: Arizona Department of Education releases guidance for the reopening of Arizona schools

05/28/2020: Governor Ducey: Arizona schools can reopen next school year, organized youth sports guidance

05/28/2020: Gilbert Prepares for Phase 2 of Reopening Plan Beginning June 1st

05/27/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: COVID-19 cases update, Governor Ducey allocates $29.2 million to Gilbert from CARES Act

05/27/2020: Arizona's local governments to receive $441 million in flexible funding for COVID-19 relief

05/20/2020: Phoenix Sky Harbor to Require Face Coverings

05/20/2020: Under Proclamation of the Mayor of the Town of Gilbert Under Declaration of Emergency

05/15/2020: The Arizona Testing Blitz has been extended two additional weeks

05/14/2020: Governor Doug Ducey announces $100,000 grant to support statewide programs for kids with special needs who have been impacted by COVID-19

05/14/2020: Arizona Enrichment Centers Program expands child care options for grocery store and food bank employees

05/13/2020: Gilbert begins phased reopening of park amenities Friday, May 15th.

05/12/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: 'Stay At Home' order to expire May 15th and clarification on Gilbert data

05/12/2020: New statewide executive order: ‘Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger’ begins May 16th

05/12/2020: Governor Ducey announces new guidelines for reopening gyms, pools, spas and churches

05/11/2020: Starting today: Arizona restaurants and coffee shops can resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures

05/08/2020: The Arizona Department of Health Services has implemented the use of death certificate surveillance when tracking COVID-19 deaths in Arizona

05/08/2020: Starting today: Arizona cosmetologists and barber shops may resume appointment-based services and retail businesses can resume partial in-person operations with modifications

05/08/2020: Starting today: some of Gilbert's park amenities will begin to reopen. See the 'Parks & Recreation' tab for details.

 

05/06/2020: Gilbert announces the partial reopening of park amenities. See the Parks & Recreation tab below for more information.

05/05/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: new reopening guidelines for businesses, an update on town facilities 

05/04/2020: Governor Ducey announces new guidelines for reopening of salons and barber shops on May 8th and resuming dine-service at restaurants on May 11th

05/01/2020: Governor Ducey releases guidelines for retail businesses and customers as openings resume May 4th

04/30/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels provides the latest information related to COVID-19.

04/29/2020: Governor Ducey Extends Statewide 'Stay Home' Executive Order Through May 15th With Modifcations

04/28/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Watch for the latest information on COVID-19, including testing information, new hospital data and how you can pay it forward during Gilbert Kindness week.

04/28/2020: Arizona Medicaid Program Advances $41 Million In Provider Payments To Address COVID-19 Emergency

04/27/2020: Governor Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announce the Arizona Testing Blitz on May 2nd, 9th and 16th. The state-wide drive-thru sites aim to test 30,000 - 60,000 Arizonans.

04/24/2020: The U.S. Small Business Administration announces it will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications starting Monday, April 27th. 

04/23/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Governor Ducey’s new executive order allowing elective surgeries to resume May 1st. Additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program and CARES Act.

04/22/2020: Governor Ducey announces elective surgeries can resume May 1st

04/21/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Watch for the latest information on COVID-19, including a new data tracking dashboard in Gilbert's Open Data Portal.

04/21/2020:  NEW DASHBOARD: Gilbert relies on data from the county, state, and federal levels to make informed decisions when navigating the impacts of COVID-19. View Gilbert’s confirmed case count and other resources on our new interactive dashboard.

04/20/2020: Manager’s Minute: Gilbert's focus on slowing the spread of COVID-19 and the town's innovative approaches to virtual workflows.

04/16/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Continue physical distancing - it's working to help flatten the curve. The second half of Gilbert's Financial Retreat will be rescheduled to next Wednesday, April 22nd at 8AM. Remember to be kind to your body and mind and practice self-care.

04/16/2020: Arizona Department of Insurance seeks insurance extensions for Arizona customers.

04/16/2020: Watch how to make a face mask with Gilbert Firefighter Jaren Drummond.

04/16/2020: Fact vs. Fiction Video: Face masks and when to wear them.

04/15/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Team Gilbert shoutout.

04/15/2020: Gilbert's Water Tower will be lit blue tonight, April 15th and tomorrow, April 16th to honor our medical workers and first responders. 

04/14/2020: Three new executive orders were announced today by Governor Doug Ducey regarding nursing home and long-term care, telemedicine and increase data sharing.

04/14/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: AZDHS data by ZIP code. Continue physical distancing. Senator Martha McSally and Policy Advisor Ben Blink from the Governor's Office will be joining the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce for their business call tomorrow morning at 9AM. Reminder to practice mental and physical wellness. 

04/14/2020: Governor Ducey seeks business input for economic recovery.

04/14/2020: Governor Ducey announces antibody tests for health professionals and first responders.

04/14/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels will now be providing her COVID-19 video updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

04/13/2020: Small businesses impacted by  COVID-19 can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program.

04/10/2020: Reminder: New Gilbert park restrictions will be in place this Easter weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 11th and 12th to help contain the spread of COVID-19. See the 'Parks and Recreation' tab for more information. 

04/10/2020: Parents in AZ can now text 'FOOD' to 877877 to receive an SMS alert to find the nearest free meal site for their students while AZ schools are closed.

04/10/2020: PipelineAZ has released a list of current, immediate job openings in AZ for those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Search the list.

04/09/2020: Looking for ways to help your Gilbert community right now? Check out the "How Can I Help?" section below for ideas.

04/09/2020: New order provides “Good Samaritan” protections to frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 emergency.

04/08/2020: New Gilbert park restrictions will be in place this Easter weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 11th and 12th to help contain the spread of COVID-19. See the 'Parks and Recreation' tab for more information.

04/08/2020:  Governor Ducey announces 200 internet hotspots for students in rural communities. Companies interested in donating 20 or more mobile hotspots can visit ArizonaTogether.org for details.

04/08/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: A very special announcement for Gilbert kids. This Sunday, April 12th, there will be a new dashboard released by AZDHS. New executive orders from Governor Ducey.

04/08/2020: Governor Ducey signs Executive Order establishing virtual notary services.

04/08/2020: Governor Ducey announces nearly $10 Million for meals for low-income Arizonans.

04/07/2020:  Governor Doug Ducey issues Executive Order for travelers coming to Arizona from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to self-quarantine for 14 days.

04/07/2020: Governor Ducey issues Executive Order strengthening protection in residential and nursing health care facilities.

04/07/2020: Governor Ducey issues Executive Order expanding COVID-19 data gathering.

04/07/2020: Governor Ducey issues Executive Order providing flexibility on packaging and labeling rules for local restaurants.

04/06/2020: Governor Ducey issues Executive Order halting evictions for small businesses and nonprofits.

04/06/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: CDC recommendations, Arizona Enrichment Centers, and the National Guard in Gilbert helping our grocery stores and food banks.

04/06/2020: New assistance available to support Arizona small businesses.

04/06/2020: Manager's Update: Municipal offices remain closed. Two new Town Council members appointed.

04/06/2020: It's easier than you may think to create your own face covering. The CDC has released new recommendations on face coverings. Learn More.

04/03/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: The Governor's Office has new guidance on Essential Services.

04/03/2020: Governor’s office provides additional guidance on essential services.

04/03/2020: Governor Ducey and state child care leaders announce launch of childcare for COVID-19 frontline workers.

04/02/2020: Governor Doug Ducey’s COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall.

04/02/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Pushing to get Gilbert-specific data. We haven't seen the worst of this yet in Arizona. Let us know on social media why you stay home using #IStayHomeFor

04/02/2020:  New order allows certain prescription refills without having to see a doctor.

04/01/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Stay home and do your part to help contain the spread. Businesses designated as Essential Services can still choose to close and be eligible for stimulus programs and resources. Today is Census Day.

04/01/2020: Governor Ducey requests Major Disaster Declaration for additional support in COVID-19 response.

03/31/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Latest confirmed cases in Arizona. Clarification needed from the Governor's Office on "Essential Businesses".  Tomorrow’s Gilbert Chamber of Business call.

03/31/2020: Reminder: Starting tonight at 5 PM, all Arizonans are asked to Stay Home, Stay Healthy and Stay Connected.

03/31/2020: Governor Ducey Announces 90-Day fee relief for restaurants, bars impacted by COVID-19.

03/31/2020: Update On Arizona Medical Supplies.

03/30/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Governor Ducey's new executive order. Arizona Department of Health’s new dashboard. Arizona schools closed.

03/30/2020: New Executive Order from Governor Doug Ducey: “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” starting March 31st at 5PM through April 30th.

03/30/2020: Governor Ducey announces $6.7 million in funding to support vulnerable Arizonans.

03/30/2020: Governor Ducey announces new steps to protect families and small businesses from foreclosure.

03/30/2020: Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman announce extension of school closures through end of school year.

03/28/2020: Governor Ducey signs agreement to add $50 million to state budget for COVID-19 response

03/27/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: Addressing the upcoming closure of all town-owned park amenities. Updates on the testing process and number of cases in Arizona.

03/27/2020: Gilbert playgrounds, other park amenities closed beginning Saturday, March 28th. See the 'Parks and Recreation' tab for more information.

03/27/2020: Governor Ducey signs legislation to support schools, teachers and families.

03/27/2020: Governor Ducey announces new dollars for rental assistance.

03/26/2020: Governor Ducey issues executive order to ensure hospital preparedness.

03/26/2020: Governor Ducey announces electric utility relief package.

03/26/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: The Help Gilbert interactive map for businesses and nonprofits. Addressing concerns at parks.

03/25/2020: Governor Ducey signs legislation to increase resources for Arizona hospitals.

03/25/2020: Nonprofits added to the Help Gilbert interactive map.

03/25/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: New executive orders in place by Arizona Governor. Update from this morning's Gilbert Chamber of Commerce call.

03/25/2020: Governor Ducey announces $5.3 million for meals for Arizona seniors.

03/24/2020 Major Jenn Daniels: Why Gilbert parks are still open. How the National Guard will help grocery stores.

03/24/2020 Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has launched ArizonaTogether.org, a comprehensive resource for residents, businesses and volunteers.

03/24/2020: Tonight's in-person Town Council Meeting is closed to the public. Learn how to watch and participate from home.

03/23/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels: How you can support local businesses. How to practice physical distancing.

03/23/2020: Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Detailing “Essential Services”

03/23/2020: Monday Morning Manager's Minute: New Protocols and Resources Available

03/23/2020: 2020 Census response deadline extended through August 14th. Take it online now.

03/23/2020: Gilbert Public Works urges people "save your pipes, don't flush wipes"

03/22/2020: Social Distancing: The Basics

03/22/2020: Governor Doug Ducey launches 2-1-1 COVID-19 hotline for Arizona residents.

03/21/2020: IRS extends tax deadline to July 15th.

03/20/2020: Gilbert launches map to help local businesses. View more information below.

03/20/2020: Arizona school closure extended two weeks, through April 10.

03/19/2020:  Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced several new statewide executive orders affecting Gilbert and surrounding cities in Maricopa County. 

03/19/2020: SBA approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Arizona small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Apply Here: disasterloan.sba.gov

03/19/2020: New texting service. Why businesses are remaining open at this time.

03/18/2020: Why is Gilbert in a State of Emergency? Is Gilbert closing local businesses?

03/17/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels will be meeting with local business leaders to learn more about how we can lessen the economic impact of #COVID_19 on our business community while ensuring residents remain safe.

03/16/2020: Mayor Jenn Daniels has declared a State of Emergency.

03/16/2020: March 17th Town Council Special Meeting for council interviews will be closed to the public and media.

03/15/2020: Governor Doug Ducey announced a statewide closure of all Arizona schools.

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Residents can now text ‘GILBERT’ to 313131 to be automatically notified throughout the day with the latest information related to COVID-19 and its impact on our community. Once they send the message, they will get a text message with the latest information and follow-up texts as we receive new information from our teams, state leaders, and health experts. 

Text message and data rates apply. Phone numbers will not be shared or used for any purpose other than to communicate updates related to COVID-19.

How Can I Help?

We are so thankful for those looking to help during this time of need. Here are some resources to support the community.

🗺️ Interactive Map: Help Local Businesses and Nonprofits
✋ Donate & Volunteer
❤️ Give Blood
↔️ Social and Physical Distancing Tips

Other Resources

Schools
Food Resources
Events
Transit
FAQs

 

Gilbert is prepared for emergencies at all times, with dedicated employees who specialize in emergency management and an Emergency Operations Plan that is updated frequently. We are committed to continuing the quality of services our residents and visitors have come to rely on from Gilbert, Arizona.

We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available.

For all other inquiries, email gilbert.digital@gilbertaz.gov.