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.

Community Impact staff



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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.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Participants must register for their testing appointment in advance. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mobile COVID-19 testing for Collin County residents coming to Frisco, Wylie

Mobile testing for COVID-19 will open June 4 in Frisco.

Health officials in Denton County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on June 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Denton County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Collin County did not report any new coronavirus case information after the Texas Department of State Health Services took over case investigation and contact tracing June 1.

Texas Health Trace started handling all new cases of COVID-19 in the state June 1. (Courtesy Pexels)
As of June 1, the state is now handling all new COVID-19 cases in Collin County

Collin County’s dashboard that tracks COVID-19 cases is frozen as of 11:59 p.m. May 31.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

The town hall will take place June 1 at 7 p.m. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco town hall to discuss city reopening, delivery robots June 1

Citizen input will be available through a telephone format.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of May 30-31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
OVER THE WEEKEND: Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Frisco

Of the total cases in Frisco, 107 are from Collin County, and 70 are from Denton County.

Frisco confirmed a mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus on May 29. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco confirms local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile

Frisco officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts citywide and treating areas of stagnant water along Hickory Street near Oakbrook Park with larvicide.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Collin, Denton counties report 6 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Of the 175 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 106 are from Collin County, and 69 are from Denton County.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County to transition coronavirus case management to state health department

The Texas Department of State Health Services will perform all COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing for Collin County following a vote by Collin County Commissioners Court on May 29.

Frisco pediatricians said developmental delays in patients, such as motor skills and speech, may not get caught on time without regular evaluations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco pediatric clinics pivot to continue evaluating patients amid COVID-19

Two months into the coronavirus pandemic, around half of patients at Kids’ World Pediatrics have rescheduled their appointments, according to the clinic’s two physicians.