Coronavirus coverage roundup in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Members of the Frisco Downtown Merchants Association have created a daily digital support meeting during the coronavirus pandemic. The group's members are working together to help one another stay in business. (Courtesy Ed Mahoney)
Members of the Frisco Downtown Merchants Association have created a daily digital support meeting during the coronavirus pandemic. The group's members are working together to help one another stay in business. (Courtesy Ed Mahoney)

Members of the Frisco Downtown Merchants Association have created a daily digital support meeting during the coronavirus pandemic. The group's members are working together to help one another stay in business. (Courtesy Ed Mahoney)

With the fast-changing nature of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be hard to keep up with everything going on in your community. Here are some noteworthy stories from the past week dealing with the impact of the coronavirus.

Dallas County creates COVID-19 relief fund

In partnership with a local nonprofit, Dallas County is collecting funds to support its “front-line responders.” Click here to learn more.

Downtown Frisco merchants form mutual support network

Businesses comprising the Frisco Downtown Merchants Association have been working to keep each other afloat even as coronavirus limits their ability to do so. Click here to learn more.



McKinney restaurant Rye offering DIY meal, cocktail kits

Since its dining room closed, Rye has started selling do-it-yourself meal and cocktail kits as well as some of Rye's pantry items. Click here to learn more.

Richardson Animal Shelter reports increase in adoptions amid coronavirus

Other shelters have become crowded due to COVID-19 concerns, but Richardson Animal Shelter is reporting an increase in adoptions and a decrease in pet surrenders. Click here to learn more.

See what measures DFW-area school districts are taking to deter coronavirus

As the coronavirus takes hold in Texas, see what local school districts are doing to prevent its spread. Click here to learn more.

Emily Davis, Makenzie Plusnick, Olivia Lueckemeyer and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase 3 of his Open Texas plan June 3. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott's June 3 guidelines allow most Texas businesses to operate at 50% capacity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to lift coronavirus-related business restrictions.

Collin County Health Care Services reported the death of an 89-year-old Frisco man with COVID-19 and underlying health conditions. (Community Impact staff)
Collin County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of 89-year-old Frisco man

This is the second confirmed death of a Frisco resident with COVID-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.

Frisco City Council approved a resolution June 2 to provide federal funding for housing grants to seven agencies for their outreach and work during the coronavirus pandemic in Frisco, Celina and Prosper. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco to distribute $6.7M in CARES Act funding to Collin County agencies to give to residents

Frisco is overseeing the distribution of $6.7 million in federal funding for housing and living assistance for Collin County residents from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Plano-based Cinemark announced it would begin a phased reopening of its movie theaters June 19. (Courtesy Cinemark)
Plano-based Cinemark to begin phased reopening of theaters June 19

Cinemark has announced a “multiphased” reopening of its movie theaters that will begin June 19, three months after the Plano-based company closed all its locations nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Registration is now open for a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic to be held in Frisco on June 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco opens preregistration for free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on June 4

The free testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the “Red” parking lot of Toyota Stadium. Preregistration is required.

Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay

Operations began in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio beginning May 25.

Jungle Joe’s offered indoor play areas for children and a health-conscious menu for adults. (Courtesy Jungle Joe's)
Kid-friendly cafe Jungle Joe's closes Frisco location

The kid-friendly cafe offered a play area for children along with a health-conscious menu for both parents and children.

The fourth floor of the Frisco Public Library will be reopened to the public June 4. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco Public Library to reopen at 25% capacity on June 4

The public computers and Wi-Fi will be available, but only the first and fourth floors of the library will be open to the public based on guidance issued by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland sat among other city leaders at a June 1 town hall meeting. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
TOWN HALL RECAP: City leaders update COVID-19 testing efforts, reopening plans

The Frisco mayor and fire chief updated residents on COVID-19 and the city's reopening plan.

Oun said he perfected his fried chicken recipe over a six-month period. (Courtesy Mother Clucker)
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Landon Development Company recently purchased 637 acres of Brinkmann Ranch for a planned mixed-use development that is expected to be valued at more than $1 billion once completed. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Developer planning $1B project on portion of Brinkmann Ranch

In addition to thousands of single-family homes and multi-family units, the project includes approximately 16 acres for Frisco parks and 31 acres for Frisco ISD schools.

Mayor Jeff Cheney said an estimated 2,000 people marched along Eldorado Parkway as part of a protest in Frisco on June 1. (Courtesy Andrew Holden)
Mayor, police chief among crowd marching through Frisco in peaceful protest

Mayor Jeff Cheney said he and the police chief were among more than 2,000 people who attended the June 1 protest in Frisco.