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Construction underway for coronavirus medical shelter at NRG Stadium

Just weeks after the Houston Rodeo was canceled due to fears of coronavirus community spread, NRG Stadium is undergoing a transformation to serve as an ancillary medical site for patients.


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Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce survey: Majority of respondents have been negatively affected by coronavirus

According to the survey results, 92.6% of 95 respondents said their business is being negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, while 7.3% said their business is not being negatively impacted.

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.



Coronavirus case count: Houston confirms 402 new cases, citing backlog

Total coronavirus cases in the Greater Houston area continue to rise.


REPORT: Stay-at-home order has saved an estimated 4,500 lives in Harris County so far

New data from the Rice University Kinder Instutite of Urban Research suggests social distancing efforts have been effective.


April 6: 5 coronavirus stories North Houston readers need to know

See recent stories regarding the coronavirus that have been published recently in North Houston.


Essential workers in Southeast Texas can now search for child care, receive financial assistance

Essential workers struggling to find child care amid coronavirus shutdowns can now find a provider and potentially receive financial assistance through a new Southeast Texas database.



Cy-Fair Helping Hands to host mobile food pantry April 11

Volunteers have served dozens of individuals throughout the coronavirus pandemic.


Judge orders halt to Harris County inmate release

The plan to release certain nonviolent inmates was announced earlier this week to try to prevent a coronavirus outbreak at the Harris County Jail.


ROUNDUP: 5 recent coronavirus stories from the North Houston area readers should know

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the North Houston area below.


Where to get free curbside meals for Cy-Fair ISD children

Cy-Fair ISD officials are offering two free curbside pickup meals each day at 19 campuses throughout the district.



TSA limits checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport; Houston Airport System expects significant decline in March passengers

With low passenger travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport have been consolidated to make better use of resources and personnel, Houston Airport System officials said.


ExxonMobil makes $250,000 donation to local food banks

The energy company said the Houston Food Bank will receive $200,000, including $50,000 in gasoline gift cards. The Montgomery County Food Bank will also receive $50,000.


Decorate cookies, take fitness classes and more: How to stay entertained while at home in Cy-Fair

As Harris County’s stay-at-home order has been extended through the end of April, many local businesses are getting creative.


VIDEO: Texas Tribune interviews Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo about the coronavirus outbreak’s impact in Houston

The Texas Tribune demographics reporter Alexa Ura interviewed Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on April 3.



Daikin temporarily closes Waller plant after second employee tests positive for COVID-19

Employees will be taking unpaid time off during the closure, but the company said it does not expect to cut any jobs.


'Hard on staff and hard on residents': How Cy-Fair senior living centers are coping with the coronavirus

Local facilities are trying to find ways to keep seniors connected during the time of social distancing.


5 recent business stories from the Houston area readers should know

Read updates on how local businesses are reacting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


Q&A: Houston-area Realtor describes changes in business during coronavirus outbreak

Prices are more of an indicator of real estate activity during the coronavirus pandemic than location or geography, a local Realtor said.



15 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, April 3-5

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend.


Struggling to pay April rent? Here are some resources in the Greater Houston area

The deadline for April rent is looming as renters—both in public and private housing—in the Greater Houston area may be struggling financially in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.


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.


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.



Lone Star College Small Business Development Center offers free webinar for guidance on business loans

Webinars are available to help small businesses out from the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center.


FAQ: Paying bills in the time of coronavirus

What to know about rent, mortgages and utility bills during the coronavirus