Plano ISD approves updated health, safety protocols; Collin County officials say yeast infection that killed 4 not public threat, and more top news from DFW

The Plano ISD board of trustees heard from 13 speakers during public comment Aug. 3 before voting on the revised health and safety protocols for the new school year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Plano ISD board of trustees heard from 13 speakers during public comment Aug. 3 before voting on the revised health and safety protocols for the new school year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Plano ISD board of trustees heard from 13 speakers during public comment Aug. 3 before voting on the revised health and safety protocols for the new school year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Plano ISD approves updated health, safety protocols for new school year

The updated guidelines were revised to reflect Gov. Greg Abbott’s May 18 executive order, Texas Education Agency school health operations requirements and guidance from the Collin County Health Services Department, according to the draft version of the document prepared for the board.


Plano ISD trustees to consider new district health, safety protocols at Aug. 3 meeting

On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance for all individuals—including fully vaccinated individuals—to wear masks in K-12 schools. The update also recommends fully vaccinated people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks in indoor, public settings. Collin and Denton counties have high levels of transmission as of July 30.


Collin County health officials say yeast infection that killed 4 not public threat

An emerging, drug-resistant yeast infection new to the U.S. has reportedly killed four in Collin County, but county officials said the general public is not at risk.


Dick's Sporting Goods Warehouse Sale now offering outlet-priced items in Plano

The company's outlet stores offer an assortment of goods, including apparel and footwear, at discounted prices.


PK’s Smoke House and Soul Food Kitchen now open in Plano

PK's menu includes smoked ribs, brisket, chicken and sausage as well as pulled pork, sandwiches, wings, fried fish and more. However, what has become most popular for the restaurant’s clientele is its “SoulFood Sunday” dinner line, owner Pat Sutton said.


William C. Wadsack and Matt Payne contributed to this report.


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