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COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’ for Dallas restaurants and bars


March 27, 2020

Few industries have been hit harder by COVID-19 than restaurants and bars, which make up 10% of all Texas employment according to the Texas Restaurant Association. Many have been forced to close their doors while others are trying to stay afloat with drive-through, delivery and takeout services. “We launched a relief fund to get money into independents’ hands quickly and …

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What you need to know about coronavirus


March 27, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble …

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Plano has 29 coronavirus cases. Here are other updates on cases and what’s closed or canceled.


March 27, 2020

Plano had 29 cases of COVID-19 as of late Thursday evening, according to figures from the Texas Department of State Health Services. One of the cases is a Plano police officer, who is reportedly doing well at home. In all, there are 1,596 COVID-19 cases statewide and 88 in Collin County. Here’s additional information about the impact the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, …

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Coronavirus Update: Texas orders quarantine of certain air travelers, could the Texas heat beat out Coronavirus?


March 27, 2020

Good evening. Here is a look at the latest on the coronavirus and how it’s impacting Texans locally, across the U.S., and internationally. The latest: 1. Texas is ordering air travelers from the tri-state area around New York City and from New Orleans to self-quarantine for 14 days after they arrive — to reduce spread of the novel coronavirus. 2. The …

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Finding community in quarantine: How North Texans are connecting in creative ways in spite of coronavirus


March 27, 2020

After a few days of self-isolation, Jordan Doyle felt anxious. She’s been part of a 12-step program since 2016, after she was hospitalized for addiction to pills, self-harm and eating disorders. When the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down meetings worldwide, Doyle said the fellowship that’s helped keep her sober had to get creative. She found a worldwide meeting on Zoom …

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Unseasonably warm weather continues


March 27, 2020

Dry and warm weather will continue through much of the day with breezy south winds. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a low chance for late day showers. Temperatures will be slightly cooler today thanks to more clouds, but it will still be mild for late March with highs in the lower 80s. A weak cold front will …

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British prime minister says he has coronavirus


March 27, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, he said Friday on Twitter. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus,” the 55-year-old Johnson said on Twitter. Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am …

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