Latest in Plano: Plano ISD extends school closures to end of school year

Follow the latest news in Plano regarding the coronavirus. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Follow the latest news in Plano regarding the coronavirus. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Follow the latest news in Plano regarding the coronavirus. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)


Editor's note: This post is a running list of news items related to coronavirus; it will be updated throughout the week.

Updated 2:00 p.m. April 17


Plano 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 22, the last day of the school year, the district’s announcement said.


Updated 4:25 p.m. April 16

Eleven new positive cases were announced by Collin County health officials April 16.

The county total is now 505 confirmed cases.

Health officials also announced the county's eleventh COVID-19 related death, a 93-year-old McKinney woman with underlying health conditions.

Updated 4:20 p.m. April 15

Plano residents made up seven 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 6 p.m. April 14

Ten deaths in Collin County have been connected to the new coronavirus.

The county's total rose to 477 confirmed cases of COVID-19, health officials reported April 14.

Of these confirmed cases, 190 were considered active while 277 had recovered.

Originally posted 4:30 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.

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

For last week's updates, click here.

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