1:34 PM Mar 25, 2020 CDT

UPDATED: See what restaurants in Richardson are offering to stay open during the coronavirus outbreak

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10:22 AM Mar 30, 2020 CDT

Latest in Richardson: Dallas County reports a spike in ICU hospitalizations for coronavirus patients

This is an evolving story. New updates will be posted as they become available.

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.


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.


Chef at Asian Mint in Richardson sends Thai recipes home with meal kit program

Nikky Phinyawatana launched the program in response to the at-home cooking trend brought on by coronavirus.


'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.


Richardson ISD considers changing grading system to pass/fail amid emergency school closures

The board discussed changing the district's grading system for the remainder of the semester.


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.


Richardson ISD trustees vote to postpone May election to November

The decision comes as school districts and municipalities across Texas delay elections due to coronavirus concerns.



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.


Here are 4 ways Richardson residents can curb stress, anxiety brought on by fear of coronavirus

Area businesses and organizations are providing free or low-charge services to help residents cope with the crisis.


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.


Chiloso Mexican Bistro now open in Richardson Heights Shopping Center

The business is currently offering takeout and curbside delivery as well as online ordering.



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.


Residents react to Richardson's shelter in place order

The city's shelter-in-place order expires April 30.



Richardson Animal Shelter reports increase in adoptions amid coronavirus

Pet surrenders have declined, the shelter reports.


Sales nosedive at Cake Carousel in Richardson underscores impact of coronavirus on retail industry

The longtime, family-owned business has pivoted to offering cookie-decorating kits for customers to use at home.


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.