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.


Haidilao Hot Pot has opened in Frisco. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Haidilao Hot Pot opens location in Frisco

The restaurant serves Chinese hot pot, which is a style of cooking food in a pot of boiling broth at the table.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial is expanding its cardiovascular services. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Plano heart hospital bringing cardiovascular services to Frisco

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital-Plano—ranked among the top 1% of heart hospitals in the country—is bringing its services to the Frisco hospital and providing relationships and oversight of the program

McKinney Mayor George Fuller has been re-elected for another term. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local election results, a trash pickup rate increase in McKinney and more top news from the Dallas-Forth Worth area

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Walk-On's is opening in McKinney in 2022. (Courtesy Walk-Ons Sports Bistreaux & Bar)
Co-owner Dak Prescott to launch eatery in McKinney; Goody Goody Liquor coming to Keller and more DFW-area news

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

Children disembark the bus and head into the Boys & Girls Club for afterschool programs. (Courtesy Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County)
Driver shortage, membership decrease affects Boys & Girls Clubs driver services

“Not having a pool of drivers available also has affected the growth of our organization, as we are unable to access more areas to bring more members into the clubs,” Boys & Girls Club CEO Marianne Radley said.

BP Performance opened in April. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
BP Performance fitness center opens in Frisco

BP Performance offers boot camps, youth programs, professional athlete training, personal training, physical therapy, dry needling, chiropractic services and massage therapy.

Hot Body Yoga in Frisco is now under new ownership. (Courtesy Hot Body Yoga)
Hot Body Yoga under new ownership in Frisco

The brother and sister said their goal is to build a yoga community where everyone can feel comfortable entering the studio, regardless of their abilities.

Crumbl Cookies offers over 120 rotating cookie flavors. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
Crumbl Cookies to open in Plano; McKinney trash pickup rates to rise and more DFW-area news

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

Frisco City Council gets first look at findings from regional transit studies

Michael Morris, director of transportation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, gave a virtual presentation during the council’s work session on transit needs for the city as well as the possibility of passenger rail service.

rendering of project
Frisco City Council again tables rezoning proposal for $1B development called The Link

Frisco City Council members heard an update May 4 about the proposed rezoning for a 239-acre project known as The Link.

The Omni PGA Frisco Resort will open in spring 2023. (Rendering courtesy Omni Hotels & Resorts)
GALLERY: Groundbreaking kicks off construction on Omni PGA Frisco Resort

The development was delayed by about a year due to the hit the hotel industry took from the COVID-19 pandemic, but is moving forward now.