April 6: 5 coronavirus stories South Houston readers should know

A car enters an empty parking lot at Rice Village on March 27. With social distancing measures in effect, small businesses have taken a hit. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
A car enters an empty parking lot at Rice Village on March 27. With social distancing measures in effect, small businesses have taken a hit. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

A car enters an empty parking lot at Rice Village on March 27. With social distancing measures in effect, small businesses have taken a hit. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are five stories from our last week of coronavirus coverage in South Houston.

Bellaire, Meyerland and West U businesses face the brunt of social distancing measures

Owners in the small-business and restaurant community in Bellaire, Meyerland and West University are worried that without support, many of them could be forced to close.

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce shares information about small-business relief programs

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar April 2 with banking and tax professionals for business owners in the community to learn about relief funding, including the PPP.



GUIDE: 10 ways to help the Katy-area community during the coronavirus outbreak

This article offers ways that Katy-area residents can help out their community, including volunteering, fostering animals, and donating money or making in-kind donations.

Pearland, Bay Area pharmacy working to keep people healthy in a COVID-19-focused environment

Pyramids Pharmacy, which has Pearland and Webster locations, is working on coronavirus prevention as well as on making sure people get their regular prescriptions.

Skip the grocery store: Inner Loop restaurants offering pantry staples, toilet paper and unique finds

Local restaurants have put their supplies up for sale, giving patrons a chance to pick up hard-to-find ingredients as well as everyday essentials.

Claire Shoop, Haley Morrison, Hunter Marrow, Jen Para, Matt Dulin and Nola Z. Valente contributed to this report.