ROUNDUP: 5 recent stories on the DFW area’s continued coronavirus response

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department has been busy assisting the district with health initiatives, such as delivering meals. (Courtesy Amy Taldo)
The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department has been busy assisting the district with health initiatives, such as delivering meals. (Courtesy Amy Taldo)

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department has been busy assisting the district with health initiatives, such as delivering meals. (Courtesy Amy Taldo)

Read the latest coronavirus updates from communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area below.

Dallas County judge clarifies shelter-in-place order, condemns businesses that violate it

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins held a press conference April 2 to reinforce aspects of his shelter-in-place order that went into effect March 23. He emphasized the county’s prohibition on in-person religious gatherings of any size, which directly contradicts Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide order. He also urged the public to report any nonessential businesses in violation.

Economic relief available for small businesses in Keller, Roanoke, northeast Fort Worth

Editor Ian Pribanic explains the financial resources that are now available for small businesses through the federal $2 trillion economic stimulus package passed by Congress.



Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department donates medical supplies to area clinics

As the nation continues to struggle with a shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers, the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department took initiative by rounding up unused equipment to donate to area clinics.

Medical gear, sanitation items donated to first responders in Richardson

In Richardson, the local fire and police departments are looking to community organizations for support to keep first responders protected.

McKinney relief fund for musicians launches with online watch party amid coronavirus concerns

A livestream concert and auction series is launching this weekend to raise funds for the McKinney Musician Relief Fund, which will assist full-time artists who are without work as shelter-in-place orders keep people home.

Olivia Lueckemeyer, Ian Pribanic, Miranda Jaimes, Makenzie Plusnick and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.



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99 Ranch Market has teamed up with Instacart to offer rapid grocery delivery services at stores nationwide. (Courtesy 99 Ranch Market)
99 Ranch Market in Frisco now delivering with Instacart

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Tarot & Tea's sage bundles are now available at its shop inside Stonebriar Centre. (Courtesy Tarot & Tea)
Tarot & Tea opens inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

The shop offers tarot readings, intention candles, sage bundles, oils and incense.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Sweets on a Stick sells hand-painted cookies for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, holidays and more. (Courtesy Sweets on a Stick)
Sweets on a Stick now selling customized, hand-painted cookies in Frisco

The shop sells gourmet, customized sweets, such as hand-painted cookies and cake pops.

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved a $2 million allocation of federal funding to continue reimbursements of local food pantries. (Screenshot courtesy Collin County)
Collin County allocates additional $2M in CARES funding for local food pantries

Collin County commissioners allocated an additional $2 million in federal funding to the Collin CARES program to continue reimbursements for local food pantries.

The Collin College campus in Frisco was one of the city's most popular sites for early voting during the Nov. 3 election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A redevelopment project for the former Plano Market Square Mall received unanimous approval Nov. 16 from the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission. (Community Impact staff)
Plano Market Square Mall redevelopment and four more top DFW updates

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