5 of the latest coronavirus updates from the DFW area

Plano ISD trustees on March 15 agreed to continue paying district employees as schools close in response to new coronavirus outbreaks across the country. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano ISD trustees on March 15 agreed to continue paying district employees as schools close in response to new coronavirus outbreaks across the country. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

Plano ISD trustees on March 15 agreed to continue paying district employees as schools close in response to new coronavirus outbreaks across the country. (Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus-related developments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area below.

Latest in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake: Tarrant County reports increase in cases

Editor Miranda Jaimes is reporting on daily coronavirus updates in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this week. On April 6, Tarrant County Public Health announced 452 cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far.

Plano ISD to consider canceling comprehensive exams, adopting new grading rules during coronavirus closures

As Plano ISD students begin their third week of online instruction, the board of trustees will meet via videoconference at 7 p.m. April 7 to vote on guidelines for comprehensive exams and grading.



Latest in Richardson: Collin County commissioners vote to extend stay at home order by one week

Editor Olivia Lueckemeyer is updating this story daily with Richardson coronavirus news. On April 6, Collin County commissioners extended the stay-at-home order, and the county judge rescinded an order deeming all businesses as essential to comply with the governor’s statewide mandate.

Latest in McKinney: Collin County extends executive order; coronavirus count rises

Follow live updates in McKinney from Reporter Liesbeth Powers, with data on Collin County coronavirus cases broken down by age and gender.

City of Keller explains social distancing guidelines

In Keller, city officials have provided more detailed guidelines, including “A Texan’s Guide to Social Distancing,” to help residents understand Tarrant County’s “Stay Home, Work Safe” order.

Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Olive Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers and Ian Pribanic contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

COVID-19 patients occupy around 15% and 10% of hospital beds in Denton County and Collin County, respectively. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County COVID-19 hospitalizations hit 15% of beds; Collin County approaches 10%

For the fourth day in a row, COVID-19 patients have occupied at least 15% of hospital beds across Denton County.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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

99 Ranch Market is now offering direct delivery from the store via Instacart.

The $8.5 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in November was more than a 4% increase as compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenue up more than 4% year over year

The $8.57 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in September, the Texas State Comptroller’s Office reported Nov. 12.

The Christmas in the Square event features the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Here are 10 in-person and virtual events happening in Frisco

Here is a list of some ongoing and upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.

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)
Everything Frisco voters need to know about early voting Nov. 23-Dec. 4 for City Council runoff

Frisco voters will have several opportunities over the next two weeks to cast an early ballot in the Dec. 8 Frisco City Council Place 5 runoff election between candidates Dan Stricklin and Laura Rummel.

Laura Colangelo
Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

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Chilangos Tacos opens in Plano, plus three more DFW-area restaurant updates

Here are four restaurants that opened recently in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.