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INTERACTIVE: Learn what McKinney businesses are doing to stay open during coronavirus concerns

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


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Latest in McKinney: Collin County extends executive order; coronavirus count rises

Read our ongoing coverage of the new coronavirus and how it is affecting McKinney.

VIDEO: Texas Tribune interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar about the coronavirus's effects on the state economy

At 8 a.m. April 7, The Texas Tribune will host a live interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, conducted by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.



LifePath Systems direct care professionals to receive wage increase over next 2 months

The funding will raise base pay from $10 per hour to $15 per hour for direct care professionals.


April 6: 6 coronavirus stories DFW-area readers should know

Here are six Dallas-Fort Worth-area Community Impact Newspaper stories regarding the coronavirus that readers might have missed.


Moving company Two Men and A Truck donate face masks to Frisco, McKinney hospitals

After receiving a gift of more than 100 face masks, the North Dallas-area franchise set up a donation of 50 masks to area Baylor Scott & White hospitals.


American Red Cross avoids near-shortage of blood donations, urges donors to keep scheduling appointments

When concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak started to rise to new levels in the nation in March, thousands of blood donors canceled appointments with the American Red Cross.



ROUNDUP: 5 recent stories on the DFW area’s continued coronavirus response

Read the latest coronavirus updates from communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area below.


Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.


Coronavirus coverage roundup in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Here are some noteworthy stories from the past week dealing with the impact of the coronavirus.


Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.



McKinney ISD Health Department donates protective supplies to local hospitals

McKinney-area hospitals received a truckload of personal protective equipment from the McKinney ISD Health Department this week.


Census responses ahead of U.S. in Dallas-Fort Worth, growth highest in nation

Dallas-Fort Worth counties vary in self-response rates on the U.S. census as Census Day arrives April 1.


McKinney relief fund for musicians launches with online watch party amid coronavirus concerns

The first of what is hoped will turn into a series of concerts for the McKinney Musician Relief Fund will begin the weekend of April 3.


Texas Tribune: Some local elections in Texas moving ahead despite coronavirus spread

A handful of towns and special districts still plan to go ahead with their May 2 votes, arranging polling places despite calls from the president on down directing people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.



First responders, medical professionals across Texas worry about inadequate personal protective equipment supplies

In a survey of emergency service districts across the state, two-thirds of respondents said they were concerned about a shortage of equipment such as masks, goggles and gloves.


McKinney restaurant owner merges businesses to keep afloat, help former employees

Rick Wells said laying off the majority of his employees at Harvest Seasonal Kitchen and Rick’s Chophouse in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was one of the hardest decisions he has ever had to make.


ROUNDUP: DFW businesses provide adjusted services to community, support each other during coronavirus

Read more about some of the businesses the Community Impact Newspaper team has featured.


Collin County judge rescinds order defining all business as essential after governor issues statewide guidelines

Collin County’s top elected official has withdrawn his stay-at-home order that defined all business as essential.



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.


'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.


Court decision leaves McKinney's shelter-in-place ordinance intact

A court left McKinney’s shelter-in-place ordinance intact after a resident’s legal challenge claimed the policy conflicted with the county judge’s order.


McKinney Fire Station No. 10 to open April 2

McKinney Fire Station No. 10 is expected to open the morning of April 2, according to a release from the McKinney Fire Department.



MD Medical Group opens COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites at 7 locations in Dallas-Fort Worth

Select locations can test up to 1,200 patients per day, according to the medical group.


Collin County commissioners extend shelter-in-place order, clarify city authority

No changes were made to County Judge Chris Hill’s original order during the March 30 commissioners meeting.