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.