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Latest in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas: Dallas County reports 631 coronavirus cases, 13 deaths

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5:43 PM Mar 23, 2020 CDT

INTERACTIVE: Learn what Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas businesses are doing to stay open during coronavirus concerns

Businesses across the nation are shifting everyday operations to continue service during the coronavirus outbreak.

Dallas County judge asks feds for more tests, more funds for drive-thru test sites

Judge Clay Jenkins also applauded the governor for issuing a statewide executive order on social distancing.



Dallas-Fort Worth area sees highest population increase in last decade of any metropolitan area

The North Texas area’s population rose by more than 1.2 million between 2010 and 2019.


Coronavirus fails to slow progress of Harvest Hall, Hotel Vin in Grapevine

Construction on the new hotel and food hall on Grapevine Main Street is on track for a summer 2020 opening, officials said.


DATA: Explore COVID-19 trends in Dallas County as officials report largest single-day case increase, 13 deaths

Dallas County is reporting 82 more cases of coronavirus, bringing the countywide total to 631.


'Now is the time to redouble our efforts': Abbott issues executive order for state on COVID-19 extending school closures, clarifying essential services

Gov. Greg Abbott updated Texans and issued an executive order regarding the state's response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis during a March 31 afternoon press conference.



Dozens of sewage backups reported in Irving after improper disposal of non-flushable products

As Irving residents shelter in place, city officials are reporting a steep uptick in sewage-related calls in recent days.


Significance of $2T federal stimulus package for small businesses explained during Richardson chamber webinar

The $2 trillion stimulus bill, known as the CARES Act, includes billions of dollars in assistance for small businesses and certain nonprofits.


Coronavirus causes layoffs for Texas Central’s high-speed rail project

Texas Central officials announced multiple employees would be laid off March 27 in the wake of a worldwide coronavirus outbreak.


See what measures DFW-area school districts are taking to deter coronavirus

As the coronavirus takes hold in Texas, see what local school districts are doing to prevent its spread.



Dallas County reports its 10th COVID-19 death, emergence of clustering in senior communities

On March 29, Dallas County reported 49 additional positive cases COVID-19 cases, bringing the total case count to 488.


Owner of Valley Ranch-based 5 Star Cutz takes issue with nonessential business restrictions

Demetrius Ennett said he went from running his barber shop in Valley Ranch to having to find part-time work in a matter of days.


UPDATED: How DFW entities are addressing shelter-in-place status

Many entities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have issued stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.


Texas Tribune: Many Texans in Congress scrambled to join vote as US House passes coronavirus spending bill

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.



Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.


How North Texas small businesses can apply for economic disaster loans

For small business owners seeking disaster loans during the coronavirus pandemic, local financial aid organizers have one clear message: apply immediately.


How businesses, community members are stepping up across the metroplex

Across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, businesses and community members are stepping up to support health care professionals and high-risk individuals in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.


How to help: A list of efforts to assist those in need in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

As businesses, nonprofits and community members feel the weight of new coronavirus pandemic, efforts to help people in need have been created or have adjusted to continue helping during this time.



FAQ: Dallas County answers questions about Stay Home Stay Safe order

Residents may wonder what is and is not allowed under the shelter in place order put into effect by Dallas County on March 23.


President Trump declares major disaster in Texas due to coronavirus

The declaration came as several Texas cities, including Houston, have issued stay-at-home orders.


Irving-based Gyro Oasis churns out free meals for those unable to work during coronavirus pandemic

Irving-based Gyro Oasis is offering free meals to those in need amid the calamity of the coronavirus pandemic.


Interested in face masks to fight coronavirus? Check out our coverage here

Medical providers and the general public alike are taking precautions against the coronavirus, and facemasks are often in demand by residents in many parts of the U.S.



Which stay-at-home orders apply to North Texans? It depends on how strict governments are, legal expert says.

North Texas governments are tightening restrictions on where people can gather as the rate of new coronavirus cases show no sign of slowing.


Irving hotel industry, workers feel full force of coronavirus shutdowns

Irving has long been considered a favorable hotel market based on the city’s proximity to airports and its laundry list of major regional employers.