April 6: 6 coronavirus stories DFW-area readers should know

Medical professionals from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco received a donation of masks and assorted goodies from Two Men and A Truck on April 3. (Courtesy Two Men and A Truck)
Medical professionals from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco received a donation of masks and assorted goodies from Two Men and A Truck on April 3. (Courtesy Two Men and A Truck)

Medical professionals from Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco received a donation of masks and assorted goodies from Two Men and A Truck on April 3. (Courtesy Two Men and A Truck)

Here are six Dallas-Fort Worth-area Community Impact Newspaper stories regarding the coronavirus that readers might have missed.

American Red Cross avoids shortage; donors still needed

The American Red Cross has avoided a short-term blood shortage in the metroplex, but the nonprofit remains in need of more donors in this time of crisis. Click here to learn more.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins responds to Abbott’s office on popup hospital

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins held a press conference April 5 regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s stated intent to relocate a Dallas-area popup hospital if Jenkins does not want to employ federal resources. Click here to learn more.



Denton County child advocates share concerns of unreported abuse amid COVID-19

As schools remain closed and as stress increases for families, local child advocates fear that abuse may go unnoticed and unreported. Click here to learn more.

How Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is helping students stay connected

District staff is making sure students and teachers have everything they need as GCISD is transitioning to a remote learning environment. Click here to learn more.

How long does coronavirus last on common household surfaces?

The Fort Worth Fire Department responded April 3 to inquiries by local residents about the average time coronavirus lives on common surfaces. Click here to learn more.

Moving company making mask donations to Frisco, McKinney hospitals

Two Men and a Truck are donating medical-grade face masks and more at Baylor Scott & White hospitals in Frisco and McKinney. Click here to learn more.

Anna Herod, Ian Pribanic, Miranda Jaimes, Olivia Lueckemeyer, William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.

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Community member and former U.S. House Rep. Sam Johnson died May 27 in Plano at the age of 89. (David Downs/David Downs Photography)
Sam Johnson, former prisoner of war and Collin County-area congressman, dies at 89

Sam Johnson, a former prisoner of war who represented Collin County communities for nearly three decades in Congress, died May 27 in Plano.

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 28. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County reports 1 new COVID-19 case in Frisco

Data released by the city shows the number of active cases of COVID-19 as of May 28 in Frisco was 38.

Normally crowded toll roads are experiencing a decline in the number of motorists, according to data from the North Texas Tollway Authority. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
North Texas Tollway Authority develops plan to mitigate unprecedented loss of revenue

Money-saving tactics include an indefinite hiring freeze and the delay of some projects, according to a spokesperson.

Outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spectators to be welcomed back to Texas outdoor sporting events May 31 at 25% of venue capacity

Venue owners must operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing.

Tuesday Morning plans to close 230 of its 687 stores in a phased approach. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Each eligible child will receive $285 in benefits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Some Texas students eligible for one-time federal benefit to aid with food purchases

Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits.

Here is the latest coronavirus update from Collin and Denton counties. (Community Impact staff)
Five new Frisco cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Collin, Denton counties

Data shows that there are 33 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco as of May 27.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar spoke to members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on May 27 about what the state's post-pandemic economic turnaround might look like. (Screenshot of May 27 virtual luncheon)
Texas comptroller predicts slow, steady economic turnaround post-pandemic

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.

Nursing facilities across Texas will be able to apply for federal funds to purchase devices to connect residents to friends and family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces $3.6 million project to connect nursing home residents to families

Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 27 that $3.6 million will be provided to nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with family members.

Several cities in the Dallas area have joined The North Texas Innovation Alliance. (Courtesy Justin Terveen)
North Texas cities join regional alliance aimed at advancing innovation

The North Texas Innovation Alliance comprises 21 founding members, including Richardson, Frisco, Plano and McKinney, among others.

A special meeting of the Commissioners Court will take place May 29 to for a discussion and possible action on continued case management. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County delays shift to state reporting on coronavirus cases

Collin County has postponed shifting its coronavirus case management to the Texas Department of State Health Services, according to a May 26 update from County Judge Chris Hill.