Latest in McKinney: McKinney ISD extends school closures to end of the year

McKinney ISD schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
McKinney ISD schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

McKinney ISD schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

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Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Here are the coronavirus updates to know this week. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
Editor's note: This post is a running list of news items related to coronavirus that will be updated throughout the week. For last week's updates, click here.

Updated 7:38 p.m. April 17

McKinney ISD announced that it will extend school closures through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

The decision is in response to Gov. Greg Abbot’s April 17 executive order.

Remote learning will continue through May 28, the last day of the school year, the district’s announcement said.


The district is working on an alternate plan for graduation and will share those announcements in the near future, according to the district.

Additionally, Collin County health officials announced 16 net new cases of COVID-19. Five of those are in McKinney. The total number of positive cases in the city is 112, and the total number of positive cases in the county is 521.

To date, 12 patients with COVID-19 in the county have died.

Updated 5:20 p.m. April 16

A 93-year-old McKinney woman with COVID-19 and underlying health conditions has died, Collin County Health Services announced April 16.

"Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with this lady’s family and friends," Collin County Judge Chris Hill said in a news release. "We mourn together with them at the loss of their loved one."

This marks the 11th death reported to the county of people with COVID-19, health officials reported. The woman is the sixth McKinney resident with COVID-19 to have died.

County health officials are reporting 11 new positive cases April 16, with three of those in McKinney.

The county total is now 505 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents, with 284 of those individuals having recovered and 21 hospitalized. In McKinney, there are 105 total cases.

Updated 7:45 p.m. April 15

McKinney residents were four of the 25 additional confirmed positive coronavirus cases in Collin County on April 15.

Collin County health officials reported a total of 494 confirmed cases.

Updated 5:40 p.m. April 14

In its April 14 report, Collin County health officials reported eight new cases of the virus, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 190, not counting the number of cases with patients who have recovered or died.

There have been 10 confirmed deaths associated with coronavirus in Collin County.

In McKinney, there are 98 active cases and five reported deaths.

Updated at 5 p.m. April 13

Collin County health officials announced 19 additional confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in an April 13 release. Of those, three were Plano residents.

There have now been 472 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Collin County, and there are 203 current, or active, cases as of April 13, the release said. Of the 203 cases, 20 are hospitalized and 183 are in home isolation, the county reported.

Two deaths, in Wylie and McKinney, were reported to Collin County health officials April 13 as well.

At this time, there have been 10 confirmed deaths associated with COVID-19 in the county.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.