ROUNDUP: Protect yourself from scams, and four other DFW-area stories

County officials have identified the number of COVID-19 cases in each ZIP code. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)
County officials have identified the number of COVID-19 cases in each ZIP code. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

County officials have identified the number of COVID-19 cases in each ZIP code. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

In case you missed them the first time around, here are five coronavirus-related updates from the metroplex.

'I’m Caller No. 2,145 today': Business owners grapple with arduous federal loan process

Many business owners are in a state of limbo as they await word from the U.S. Small Business Administration on the status of their disaster relief loans.

Community launches Richardson Strong initiative to promote solidarity, benefit Network of Community Ministries

Blue signs sporting the words "Richardson Strong" have begun to show up outside of homes and businesses across the city.



The grassroots initiative started as a way to honor health care workers at Methodist Richardson Medical Center but quickly morphed into something bigger, MRMC President Ken Hutchenrider said.

IN THE KNOW: Protect yourself from common scams related to the coronavirus

Many government entities are sounding the alarm on scams targeting consumers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

LATEST: Dallas County announces mandatory mask policy for essential business workers, public transpo

Starting April 18, all visitors to essential businesses, essential business employees and public transportation users are required to wear a cloth mask.

Tarrant County tracking COVID-19 cases by ZIP code, other metrics

Starting in April, Tarrant County Public Health officials have begun providing more detailed information on the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the county.

Ian Pribanic and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.



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Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

The forum is free to view on YouTube and will include candidates who will be on Nov. 3 ballots in Collin and Denton counties at the state and county levels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco chamber to host virtual candidate forum for state, county races

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum for state and county elective offices on Sept. 24.

The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room offers craft burgers and beer. (Courtesy The Grind Burger Bar Tap Room)
Grind Burger Bar to open in McKinney and more DFW news

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

The real estate brokerage opened its Frisco office at Hall Park in June 2019. (Courtesy Redfin)
Real estate brokerage Redfin expanding Frisco offices in 2021

The office’s total square footage will grow to 65,000 to make room for hiring in Redfin’s mortgage, brokerage, title and engineering teams as well as iBuying businesses.

The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions. (Courtesy Spenga)
Fitness studio Spenga to open in Frisco this winter

The fitness studio will combine spin, high-intensity interval training and yoga in 60-minute sessions.

Voting sign
Sean Heatley withdraws from Frisco ISD Board of Trustees Place 4 race

Sean Heatley has withdrawn from the Frisco ISD board of trustees Place 4 race, but his name will remain on the ballot in the November election, according to the district.

The steakhouse serves steak, lobster, seafood and wine. (Courtesy III Forks Prime Steakhouse)
III Forks Prime Steakhouse relocates from Dallas to Frisco

The restaurant on Legacy Drive opened Sept. 15.

Not-for-profit agencies in Collin County can submit invoices for personal protective equipment to the county for reimbursement. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County to reimburse housing and shelter not-for-profits for some coronavirus costs

Collin County plans to reimburse not-for-profit organizations that provide housing and shelter services for costs they have accrued assisting citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Food hall coming to Frisco in 2021 and more DFW news

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

Main Street Food Hall is expected to open in Frisco in 2021. (Courtesy Bryan Brickman)
Main Street Food Hall to offer 10 vendors, bars, event spaces in Frisco in 2021

The food hall will span 10,000 square feet over two floors with 10 vendors, two bars and over 30 TVs.

Frisco confirmed two more mosquito pools had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mosquito pools near two Frisco neighborhoods test positive for West Nile virus

City officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts and using larvicide as necessary where stagnant water or larvae are observed.

The shareable culinary kitchen concept will be available to rent by the hour to chefs and caterers for preparation, demonstrations and baking. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Culinary concept Cibo Kitchens to open in Frisco this winter

To be located in the Rail District, the shareable culinary kitchen concept will be available to rent by the hour to chefs and caterers.