ROUNDUP: Coronavirus continues to affect metroplex

Drivers on April 8 parked outside Medical City Plano and honked, flashed lights and cheered for health care workers as confirmed cases of the coronavirus continued their climb in the region. (Courtesy Medical City Plano)
Drivers on April 8 parked outside Medical City Plano and honked, flashed lights and cheered for health care workers as confirmed cases of the coronavirus continued their climb in the region. (Courtesy Medical City Plano)

Drivers on April 8 parked outside Medical City Plano and honked, flashed lights and cheered for health care workers as confirmed cases of the coronavirus continued their climb in the region. (Courtesy Medical City Plano)

Here are five stories about the continued impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

City of Fort Worth bracing for financial losses from COVID-19

Fort Worth city officials estimate that sales tax revenue, which makes up 22% of general fund revenue, may fall short by up to $26 million in the second half of fiscal year 2019-20.

Dallas County judge floats taxpayer relief proposal for upcoming fiscal year

Dallas County is considering a proposal to divvy up fiscal year 2020-21 property tax payments over four quarterly installments, but it would need approval by the state Legislature to get off the ground.



Five restaurants in Richardson offering meals for Easter

For those looking for an easy holiday meal, many Richardson restaurants are offering specials for Easter.

Legacy ER advising those with medical issues unrelated to coronavirus not to delay doctor visits

A North Texas urgent care clinic is cautioning people not to put off doctor’s visit for health concerns not related to COVID-19 even as the virus dominates the popular consciousness.

Medical City Plano holds rallies to support health workers

Members of the Plano community drove around Medical City hospital April 8, honking, flashing lights and cheering in a display of solidarity for health care workers.

Daniel Houston, Ian Pribanic, Makenzie Plusnick, Olivia Lueckemeyer and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.

Community Impact staff



MOST RECENT

Frisco confirmed a mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus on May 29. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco confirms local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile

Frisco officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts citywide and treating areas of stagnant water along Hickory Street near Oakbrook Park with larvicide.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Collin, Denton counties report 6 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Of the 175 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 106 are from Collin County, and 69 are from Denton County.

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Collin County to transition coronavirus case management to state health department

The Texas Department of State Health Services will perform all COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing for Collin County following a vote by Collin County Commissioners Court on May 29.

Frisco pediatricians said developmental delays in patients, such as motor skills and speech, may not get caught on time without regular evaluations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco pediatric clinics pivot to continue evaluating patients amid COVID-19

Two months into the coronavirus pandemic, around half of patients at Kids’ World Pediatrics have rescheduled their appointments, according to the clinic’s two physicians.

Collin College is providing this assistance in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Chase Autin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin College offering grants, tuition credit for students affected by coronavirus pandemic

Collin College is offering student grants and tuition credit to students who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the college's shift to online courses.

A LongHorn Steakhouse was expected to open in early 2020 at The Citadel development near I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway. The opening has been delayed, according to staff. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tuesday Morning bankruptcy, census data and three other DFW-area stories

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Those who give blood through May 31 will receive a t-shirt by mail while supplies last. For the month of June, donators will receive a $5 Amazon gift card through email, courtesy Amazon, according to American Red Cross. (Courtesy American Red Cross)
Red Cross offers incentives for blood donations in Dallas-Fort Worth area

The American Red Cross has roughly 1,300 blood donation appointments in North Texas that need to be filled through June 15.

The White Rock Family YMCA in Dallas is among the seven area locations that are set to reopen at partial capacity June 1. (Courtesy YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas)
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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.