ROUNDUP: DFW businesses, ISDs respond to outbreak

Venue Verona Villa is located on Dallas Parkway. (Courtesy Verona Villa)
Venue Verona Villa is located on Dallas Parkway. (Courtesy Verona Villa)

Venue Verona Villa is located on Dallas Parkway. (Courtesy Verona Villa)

Here are five stories on how business and school districts in the metroplex are adapting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Frisco wedding vendors lose business for March, April as couples postpone

Frisco’s wedding industry is coming to a standstill as more and more couples are deciding to postpone or cancel their upcoming weddings due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Keller ISD, Northwest ISD continue drive-thru meal programs for students

With school districts closed to on-campus learning through at least May 4, officials with Keller ISD and Northwest ISD have found solutions to serve students who rely on school meals.



Plano ISD empowers superintendent to act swiftly to support remote learning needs

The Plano ISD board of trustees granted new authority April 7 to Superintendent Sara Bonser to give PISD greater flexibility with purchases, employee pay and donations to first responders.

Restrictions impacting independent Tarrant County health care providers

Independent health care providers in Tarrant County are coping with losses of patients and resources due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

Southlake’s Reveal Martial Arts providing leadership through virtual classes

Through its private Facebook group, its private YouTube channel and the conference service Zoom, Reveal Martial Arts is offering live classes and free private lessons for all students.

Daniel Houston, Elizabeth Uclés, Ian Pribanic and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.



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A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will operate in Frisco on Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Neighborhood Medical Center to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frisco

A new option for free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available over the next few Sundays in Frisco.

As part of its local alert, Frisco Animal Services reminded citizens to ensure their pets’ vaccinations are current. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Sept. 18 after a bat found in the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

The restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails. (Courtesy Chido Taco Lounge)
Chido Taco Lounge to serve Frisco in 2021

To be located at The Shops at Starwood, the hybrid of a fast casual and full service restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails and also offer desserts.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Collin, Denton counties report over 2,500 active cases combined

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County.

student in mask
TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.

Makers Gym will offer coworking amenities and studios for film, photography, music, podcasting and editing. (Rendering courtesy Makers Gym)
Makers Gym to open in October in Frisco's Rail District

The business was expected to open in the spring but experienced delays due to COVID-19-related construction issues.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Sept. 17 that data from Texas' 22 hospital regions will dictate when certain businesses can reopen at 75% capacity. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in September was a nearly 9% decrease compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down nearly 9% year-over-year

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in July, the Texas comptroller’s office reported Sept. 10.

The agreement between Frisco Economic Development Corp. and Social Finance Inc. was unanimously approved at the EDC’s Sept. 16 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Social Finance Inc. to establish regional HQ in Frisco

Personal finance company Social Finance Inc. will establish a headquarters in Frisco following an approved performance agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corp.

The new office will open at The Shops at Starwood in Frisco. (Courtesy RE/MAX DFW Associates)
RE/MAX DFW Associates to merge Frisco, Plano offices

Around 125 agents will be based at the Frisco Starwood office and will focus on the Collin County market.

Hot Crab is now serving seafood dishes in Richardson. (Courtesy Hot Crab)
Seafood eatery Hot Crab opens in Richardson and more DFW news

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