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Restaurants in Irving that will deliver food or offer curbside pickup during coronavirus outbreak


March 21, 2020

As our daily way of life continues to rapidly change due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important for Irving residents to remember two things: There’s no reason to start hoarding vast amounts of food from the supermarkets, and local restaurants are going to need patrons’ support now more than ever. While Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has ordered the closure of dine-in …

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Killen’s BBQ to give free sandwiches to hospitality workers affected by restaurant shutdowns this weekend


March 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Killen’s BBQ is stepping up to help hospitality workers whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The restaurant said it will be giving out barbecue sandwiches and chips to all hospitality workers affected by businesses being temporarily shut down.The food will be given out at the Killen’s location at 101 Heights Boulevard, beginning at 11 a.m.You’ll need …

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Here’s when an at-home coronavirus test is coming


March 21, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — Responding to the short supply of COVID-19 tests around the country, Austin startup Everlywell will roll out a new at-home test for consumers beginning on Monday, March 23. Everlywell, which already offers an array of at-home lab tests, says 30,000 COVID-19 tests will be available in the initial batch. Free telehealth consultations will be provided for people …

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Group will pay laid off hospitality workers to volunteer at Houston Food Bank


March 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As workers across the nation find themselves laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Houston non-profit organization has committed to providing a helping hand. MFE Food is Love has decided to partner with the Houston Food Bank to provide work for hospitality employees whose livelihoods remain challenged during the pandemic.   The workers …

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Man who tested positive for coronavirus says he didn’t show common symptoms


March 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 57-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 says he didn’t have a lot of symptoms, and now, he’s concerned others may have the virus but not know. “I’ve been fine ever since last Thursday,” Juan Herold said. Herold said it all started in March when he returned from a ski trip. Soon after, he said …

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Surreal images in Houston during the COVID-19 outbreak


March 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Officials have asked everyone to stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary amid the coronavirus outbreak, and it looks like Houstonians are complying. SkyEye took a look around the city, and found a ghost town. Empty streets and parking lots could be seen at normally busy locations. Gyms and movie theaters have been asked to shut down …

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List of canceled events and closures in Houston-area amid coronavirus concerns


March 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Amid the concerns about social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Houston-area events and activities have been canceled or postponed. FULL LIST: SCHOOL CLOSINGS ANNOUNCED Runoff Primary Election Postponed On Friday, March 20, Governor Greg Abbott postponed the runoff primary election until July 14, 2020. The runoff election was originally scheduled for May 26, …

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H-E-B, Favor team up to help deliver groceries to seniors during pandemic


March 21, 2020

TEXAS (KTRK) — During all of the chaos surrounding grocery stores, H-E-B and Favor are teaming up to help out senior citizens. H-E-B, in partnership with Favor, will launch a contact-free grocery delivery solution for senior citizens. Starting Friday, March 20, seniors across Texas, age 60 and older, will be able to place orders with Favor using a list of …

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Joel Osteen announces emergency blood drive at Lakewood Church amid COVID-19


March 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Pastor Joel Osteen offered a message of encouragement and announced an emergency blood drive on Friday afternoon during a meeting inside Lakewood Church. He began his message by asking the community to donate blood starting Monday as health officials warn of a shortage of blood supply. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will begin taking donations …

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