Frisco ISD student, staff cases of coronavirus reported and more popular DFW news

Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Frisco ISD now reporting active COVID-19 cases of students, staff

Frisco ISD is now reporting active cases of COVID-19 among staff and students on its website.

On Aug. 28, the district started providing a summary of active, lab-confirmed cases of the virus as reported to FISD on a table broken down by campus.

Licensed dispensary selling medical-grade marijuana opens in Plano



Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation opened in Plano on July 15. The licensed Texas dispensary sells medical-grade cannabis under Texas' Compassionate Use Act to patients with a prescription.

Frisco takes down COVID-19 dashboard that compiled city data

Frisco is no longer providing a public health awareness dashboard on its website that tracks cumulative COVID-19 data in the city.

Centurion American begins planning for former JCPenney site pending $15 million sale

Developer Centurion American has entered into a contract to purchase the JCPenney location at Collin Creek Mall.

The sale is pending approval by bankruptcy courts at a hearing Sept. 14.

DATA: What percentage of Frisco ISD grades are returning to in-person instruction?

Nearly half of Frisco ISD students will soon return to the classroom after three weeks of all-virtual instruction, but a breakdown by grade level indicates the scales are not as even for some.

Elizabeth Ucles, Olivia Lueckemeyer, William C. Wadsack and Liesbeth Powers 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 upcoming Starbucks location will open along US 380 in Frisco. (Courtesy Starbucks)
New coffee shops in Frisco, Plano plus more popular DFW news

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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.