COVID-19 - TC Updates

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 7/02/2020 - 4:30 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 27 confirmed and 17 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 7/01/2020 - 4:00 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 26 confirmed and 16 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/30/2020 - 4:00 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 25 confirmed and 16 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/28/2020 - 4:00 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 24 confirmed and 16 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/26/2020 - 4:00 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 23 confirmed and 16 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/24/2020 - 4:30 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 22 confirmed and 15 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/10/2020 - 4:45 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has three NEW cases of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 21 confirmed and 14 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/04/2020 - 4:45 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 18 confirmed and 10 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/04/2020 - 8:15 AM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 17 confirmed and 9 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 6/01/2020 - 4:15 PM

TC IMPACTS:

Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 16 confirmed and 9 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/29/2020 - 4:15 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,719,827 (148,210 new cases from last Friday)
  • Total deaths: 101,711 (7,561 new deaths from last Friday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club has a NEW case as of today, currently, there are a total of 15 confirmed and 9 recovered according to Denton County Public Health, DETAILS HERE
  • Town Hall opened on Tuesday, May 26 with most of the staff returning to their offices.  A big thank you to them for their hard work and for continuing to provide excellent service to our community during this evolving COVID-19 situation, DETAILS HERE
  • The Town of Trophy Club playgrounds reopened TODAY. Our Parks employees worked to remove the closed signage at each park and place new signage, DETAILS HERE
  • The Town of Trophy Club is excited to announce the Community Pool is set to have a one day only soft opening on Saturday, June 13 followed by the summer season opening on Saturday, June 20. Many safeguards have been put in place to assure compliance with social distancing and safety guidelines, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 200 additional positive cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 9,787, including 223 deaths. Health officials said they continue to see a sustained daily census of between 300 and 350 COVID-19 patients in Dallas County hospitals during the past two weeks
  • Tarrant County reported 85 new coronavirus cases on Friday with 160 total deaths for the County. In total, Tarrant County has reported 5,379 cases and 2,220 recoveries
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 11 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,329 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 3 newly recovered cases of COVID-19
  • DFW ‘Better Prepared’ for Retail Bankruptcies, Store Closures
  • High School Graduations Finally Christen New $1.2 Billion Globe Life Field
  • North Texas organizations have been working overtime to help families in need during the coronavirus pandemic
  • American Airlines plans to cut a large part of its workforce as the global aviation industry struggles to cope with a near-total halt to travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The Diocese of Dallas released a list of new requirements this week, and they aren’t sitting well with some parents
  • With senior care facilities across the country forced to close their doors to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, one Dallas family says the isolation meant to protect a 97-year-old mother and grandmother is actually causing more harm
  • Workers Share Carpool Vans at Meat Plant With COVID-19 Outbreak. Burmese refugees living in Dallas travel to work at Tyson’s Sherman plant using DART vehicles, raising concerns about spreading the virus on their commute
  • Colonial Finalizes Preparation, COVID-19 Testing for Charles Schwab Challenge. The Charles Schwab Challenge makes final preparations for a tournament at Colonial that will be the home of the return of PGA Tour golf
  • Six Flags Makes Masks Mandatory for Guests, Employees, Other Safety Measures Announced. If you’re planning a visit to either Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor or any other Six Flags park this summer, you’ll likely want to know about steps the parks are taking to improve health safety including requiring guests to wear facial coverings and schedule their arrival times
  • Off-Price Retailer Tuesday Morning Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Close 230 Stores. Dallas-based Tuesday Morning Corp. filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday saying the pandemic’s “forced prolonged closure” of its almost 700 stores put it into financial distress

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 29, there are 59,776 total cases reported among Texans according to the Texas Department of State Health Services 
    • 1,601 Texans have died as of today
    • 40,068 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 989,994 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Texas Southern University gave $2 million in aid to unqualified students, review finds
  • State attributes new single-day record for positive cases to holiday weekend lag, increased testing in prisons
  • Texas will extend early voting period this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott says
  • As Texas inmates’ lawsuit over coronavirus response winds through courts, infections among prisoners surge
  • Texas sports fans will soon be allowed to attend outdoor pro games, Gov. Greg Abbott says
  • Chevron plans to lay off thousands while Exxon Mobil says it has no such plans
  • State attributes new single-day record for positive cases to holiday weekend lag, increased testing in prisons
  • Water parks, food court dining areas added to Texas’ latest wave of reopenings
  • Pence names Texas as a possible alternative GOP convention site

US IMPACTS:

  • Mayor de Blasio discusses a plan to give tablets to seniors to promote telemedicine
  • The Philippines begins easing lockdown despite virus case spike
  • As Trump rages, state officials quietly press forward with a vote by mail
  • Nepali Sherpas grounded by the virus on the anniversary of Mount Everest’s first ascent
  • As people embark on summer vacations, this city preps for a surge in tourism — not coronavirus
  • Great Clips where coronavirus-infected stylists worked closes after threats
  • Cancer, coronavirus is a dangerous mix, new studies find
  • Lawsuit says Trump admin order unfairly separates immigrant parents from older kids
  • Enforcement of social distancing shows a familiar pattern of racial disparity, experts say
  • As Starbucks locations reopen nationwide, workers question why they should risk their life ’for a frappuccino’
  • Wisconsin reports a record number of new coronavirus cases, deaths

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/26/2020 - 5:15 PM

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club has one NEW case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 14 confirmed and 9 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted and due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/22/2020 - 4:15 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,571,617 (20,522 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 94,150 (1,089 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Denton County Public Health hosted their COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Clinic today at Trophy Club Town Hall.  In all, there were 125 tests conducted during the 8 AM-12 PM time block.  The next drive through testing location will be held next Friday, May 29th, 2020 at The Colony 5 Stars Park. Testing will be free but will also require pre-registration by calling 940.349.2585. Pre-registration hours are Monday - Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Eligibility requirements include individuals who have had COVID-19 symptoms within the previous 7 days or those who are considered critical infrastructure workers DETAILS HERE
  • The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will now be a video celebration honoring those who have served and died for our country’s freedom.  Please plan to watch the premiere of the Memorial Day Ceremony video on the Town of Trophy Club Facebook Page at 10 AM on Monday, May 25, 2020.  "All gave some, some gave all". DETAILS HERE
  • As we continue to follow Governor Abbott’s plans and guidelines to re-open Texas, the Town of Trophy Club is preparing to reopen more town facilities and amenities to the public. Included in the scheduled openings, Town Hall scheduled to open May 26 and the Community Pool scheduled to open mid/late June DETAILS HERE
  • Northwest ISD’s graduation ceremonies will take place Tuesday, May 26, at Texas Motor Speedway, and those who are unable to attend in person can watch each ceremony via a live video stream online. Graduation for Byron Nelson High School will be at 11 a.m  DETAILS HERE
  • Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Everyone have a safe and wonderful weekend!

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Despite the trend of fewer coronavirus cases, Dallas County remains in the ‘red zone. The county reported 204 cases Friday along with four deaths, raising the week’s toll to the highest yet. The new cases bring the county’s total to 8,477 — about 3.2 confirmed cases for every 1,000 residents, the highest rate among North Texas counties
  • Tarrant County reported 96 new coronavirus cases on Friday with 41 total deaths for the County. In total, Tarrant County has reported 4,899 cases and 1,809 recoveries
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County community member has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 30 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 17 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,205 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 5 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • More Fort Worth residents can qualify for free coronavirus testing now as the city and Tarrant County expand criteria at public screening sites
  • TCU examining different scenarios for fall semester amid coronavirus pandemic. Several colleges across the country, including the University of Texas and Rice, have already announced plans for shortened fall semesters by eliminating fall breaks and ending in-person classes by Thanksgiving

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 22, there are 53,449 total cases reported among Texans according to the Texas Department of State Health Services 
    • 1,480 Texans have died as of today
    • 32,277 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 834,437 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Texas unemployment rate hits worst on record at 12.8%. Until now, the state’s worst-ever monthly unemployment rate was 9.2% in November 1986, as Texas reeled from the last big oil bust. A combination of the coronavirus pandemic and a contracting energy industry are expected to slow Texas’ economic recovery
  • For some, forgoing masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic has become a political statement
  • After blowback, Texas admits 6% of its reported tests were for antibodies, not active infections. The state is now distinguishing antibody tests from standard viral tests
  • Texas families filing for SNAP food assistance almost doubled in April. Texas received a staggering 417,468 applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program last month, a sharp increase from March’s already high number of requests
  • Federal cash infusion will start reaching Texas school districts in June. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told local school officials Thursday they can expect $1.29 billion in federal coronavirus relief to start flowing this summer, helping shore up district budgets for next school year
  • Gov. Greg Abbott lifts coronavirus restrictions for travelers from New York, Georgia and other hot spots. Travelers coming to Texas from select major states and cities previously had to undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine
  • Texas businesses returning during coronavirus are unlikely to spur fast economic recovery. As workers and customers reemerge into a society still grappling with a spreading coronavirus, the power Gov. Greg Abbott and officials across the globe used to close businesses in the first place does not extend to reviving the economy
  • Coronavirus in Texas: Texans still able to refuse work and receive unemployment benefits if they lack child care
  • Texas doctors say their revenue has dropped by at least 50% since the pandemic, survey data shows. Pandemic-related financial strain has hit independent medical practices especially hard, the survey showed. Many physicians have resorted to taking pay cuts or working fewer hours
  • UT-Austin will resume classes this fall — but students won’t return to campus after Thanksgiving. After the November holiday, students will not return to campus in an effort to avoid spreading the coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • More than one million new infections have been reported world-wide in the last two weeks, bringing the world total to more than 5.1 million, with more than 330,000 deaths
  • As businesses reopen to higher costs and lower demand, some are raising prices or adding surcharges to remain profitable
  • GM has delayed plans to call back more workers, amid a shortage of truck parts from Mexico
  • China has abandoned its annual growth target, a sign of the uncertainty facing its economy
  • The European Central Bank is ready to step up bond purchases and Japan’s central bank will fund a small-business loan program it expects could reach $280 billion
  • U.S. stocks edged lower on concerns about growth in China and increased trade tensions
  • Trump administration announces extension of border-restricted travel. One of the policies quickly returns undocumented immigrants apprehended between ports of entry without allowing them to apply for asylum

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/19/2020 - 5:15 PM

As we move into this new phase of COVID-19, Town staff will work hard to continue to meet the expectations of our residents.  After 69 daily updates sent highlighting news and information, we will be making a change with these updates. We will continue to monitor the news on a global, national, statewide and regional spectrum, but for now will transition the daily updates into a once a week check in. The exception of course will be major news, shifts in the pandemic, or new case counts locally. 

We are excited to see North Texas opening up.  With caution, we look forward to getting into a new normal and having some old normalcy return!  Please remember, it’s always important to stay home when you’re sick to prevent spreading illness to others and to practice social distancing when out and about!  

By taking care of yourself, you take care of others! 

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/18/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,480349 (13,284 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 89,407 (698 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Northwest ISD’s graduation ceremonies will take place Tuesday, May 26, at Texas Motor Speedway, and those who are unable to attend in person can watch each ceremony via a live video stream online. Graduation for Byron Nelson High School will be at 11 a.m.  Click on the link then and watch as our Byron Bobcats officially start the next chapter of their lives!   DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reports 224 new COVID-19 cases. A Grand Prairie man is the 177th person to die in Dallas County after contracting the 2019 novel coronavirus, this according to the county health department who also confirms another 224 new cases Monday. Monday’s 224 new cases bring the county’s total number of cases to 7,679. The state is reporting more than 3,200 recoveries in Dallas County
  • Tarrant County reported 112 new coronavirus cases on Monday. No new deaths were reported, so the county’s toll stood at 123. It was the first day since April 27 that the county had no new coronavirus deaths. In total, Tarrant County has reported 4,559 cases and 1,478 recoveries
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 19 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,088 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 8 newly recovered cases of COVID-19
  • Gatherings still illegal, unsafe amid COVID, Fort Worth leaders warn as summer nears. Mayor Betsy Price says it is illegal to gather in groups, and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley wants everyone to wear masks when they’re with others

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 18, there are 48,693 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus
    • 1,347 Texans have died as of today
    • 28,371 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 723,013 tests have been administered in Texas
    • 1,551 patients are currently in Texas hospitals
  • Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can open Friday with limited capacity and sporting events can return without fans at the end of the month, DETAIL HERE
    • On May 18, barbershops, hair salons, and gyms, other personal service businesses are able to reopen. Additionally, businesses located in office buildings are able to reopen with some restrictions. Gov. Abbott also announced that all child care programs are able to reopen on May 18 
    • On May 22, a large list of businesses will be able to reopen with a greater capacity. Restaurants will be able to reopen with a 50% capacity instead of 25%.  Bars, wine tasting rooms, and breweries will be able to reopen at 25% capacity
    • On May 31, youth sports camps will be able to reopen. Summer camps, daytime, and overnight camps will also be able to reopen. Some professional sports will also be able to return on May 31, including golf, auto racing, baseball, softball, tennis, and basketball
    • On June 01, regarding schools, Gov. Abbott said schools will be able to offer summer schools as long as they follow safe distancing practices
    • Abbott exempted two hotspots — Amarillo and El Paso — from his latest decisions, saying they would need to wait a week

US IMPACTS:

  • Early human tests of a coronavirus vaccine yielded positive results, Moderna said. Stocks rallied
  • Parts of the U.S. and Europe are further easing lockdowns this week
  • Uber is reducing staff further, closing more than three dozen offices, and re-evaluating some of its big bets. SoftBank’s Vision Fund lost $17 billion, in part on declines in holdings such as Uber
  • As Detroit’s automakers restart production, they plan to quickly test any workers who show Covid-19 symptoms
  • Japan’s economy fell into a recession in the first quarter of 2020, with worse expected in the current quarter

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/17/2020 - 3:15 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,467,065 (31,967 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 88,709 (1,394 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC COVID-19 impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County health officials reported 205 more cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths on Sunday. Three of those deaths are patients who died at their long-term care facilities. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Dallas County is now at 7,455, along with 176 total deaths. Dallas County has the second-highest case count in Texas behind Harris County, which crossed the 9,000 marks on Saturday
  • Tarrant County confirmed 97 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths Sunday, a day before more businesses like gyms and nonessential manufacturers are slated to open as a part of Texas’ gradual reopening plan. This brings the total number of cases to 4,447 in Tarrant County and the total number of deaths to 123. The county has reported 1,470 recoveries from the virus, but its website says not all recoveries are reported. Recoveries and deaths are included in the total number of cases
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 18 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,069 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 7 newly recovered cases of COVID-19
  • Dallas-Fort Worth gyms plan to reopen Monday with new rules amid coronavirus. Per Abbott’s requirements, everyone inside the facility also has to wear gloves, machines must be sanitized after each use, and locker rooms and showers must be closed. Officials in Tarrant County say community spread of the virus continues to be substantial, with more cases and deaths have been reported daily. But Abbott has indicated the state is moving ahead with a gradual reopening with mandatory social distancing and sanitary measures in-place. As North Texas gyms reopen, most aren’t resuming billing until June and making cancellations easy as a courtesy to members. Some gyms are reopening on Monday under the new protocols. Others are taking more time to prepare
  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick believes fans should be able to attend games in a limited capacity when sports resume, he wrote in an op-ed in The Dallas Morning News on Friday. Patrick laid out a number of measures he felt would ensure fans can attend games as safely as possible, but his plan isn’t close to coming to fruition for the first sporting events coming back to Texas. Texas Motor Speedway is set to host the first major sporting event in the state with IndyCar’s Genesys 300 scheduled to run on June 6. The PGA Tour then comes to town for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club with tournament rounds being played June 11-14. Both TMS and PGA Tour officials said there are no discussions of implementing any sort of fan attendance such as what Patrick has suggested

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 17, there are 47,784 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus
    • 1,336 Texans have died as of today
    • 27,570 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 693,276 tests have been administered in Texas
    • 1,512 patients are currently in Texas hospitals
  • Rural Texas counties have reopened from COVID more quickly. They’ve also tested less
  • More than 700 new cases of coronavirus reported after testing at meatpacking plants in the Amarillo region
  • As more Texas businesses open, health experts watch and wait. As part of the first wave of states to emerge from its lockdown, Texas will also be on the forefront of seeing the effects of loosened coronavirus restrictions. This week, health officials could get their first indication of how the epidemic will grow during the summer months. Challenges remain. The state has yet to consistently run 30,000 tests a day, a goal Gov. Greg Abbott set at the end of April. And the state still needs to hire more contact tracers. Researchers plan on closely watching the effect of the reopening, although incomplete data makes that difficult. Some parts of the state are faring better than others. Many experts expect a surge of cases this summer and say the state needs a more detailed, tailored plan to make sure the return to work is safe

US IMPACTS:

  • Asian countries that clamped down early in the pandemic are battling new clusters of contagion, while the U.S. and other Western countries took steps in resuming activity
  • Governments and drugmakers are weighing how to roll out vaccines as several efforts race to early leads
  • Large consulting firms including McKinsey and Boston Consulting are pushing back start dates for some new hires
  • After a record sales drop in April, retail woes continue: Luxury boutiques worry locals won’t spend as much as absent tourists, and stores struggle to handle customers who won’t wear masks
  • MLB’s plan for returning to action during the coronavirus pandemic includes testing players for COVID-19 and players sitting in the stands instead of the dugout. Sure, but MLB must hope that the MLB Players Association accepts its safety protocol and operation manual, some of which was obtained Saturday by The Athletic and ESPN. In it, MLB proposes testing players for COVID-19 twice a week and taking their temperatures multiple times a day

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/16/2020 - 4:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,35,098 (22,977 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 87,315 (1,325 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC COVID-19 impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County closed out its week with an additional six coronavirus deaths and 214 new cases. The county closes the week with 27 total deaths, down from 33 deaths the week before. The 27 deaths were also the lowest number of deaths in a week since April 19. The week also closes with an average of 233 cases per day, down from 246 the week before. Of the 170 total deaths in the county, more than one-third have been associated with long-term care facilities
  • Tarrant County reports 84 more coronavirus cases, 1 death. As of Saturday, there were 237 confirmed COVID-19-occupied beds in Fort Worth hospitals, according to data from the county public health department. There are 1,947 available beds and 447 available ventilators
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 11 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,051 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 2 newly recovered cases of COVID-19

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 16, there are 46,999 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus
    • 1,305 Texans have died as of today
    • 26,601 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 678,471 tests have been administered in Texas
    • 1,791 patients are currently in Texas hospitals
  • The Texas Supreme Court sided with Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday night and paused an expansion of vote-by-mail eligibility amid the novel coronavirus’ outbreak
  • North Texas could see a storm of new coronavirus cases by July if current social distancing and other preventive measures remain intact, according to a study conducted by disease experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • San Antonio Food Bank president criticizes federal contract awarded to events company. San Antonio Food Bank’s president aired concerns about an events company receiving a $39.1 million federal contract to distribute food boxes
  • On Monday, offices, manufacturing facilities, and gyms are allowed to reopen. This Monday, offices, manufacturing facilities, and gyms are allowed to open in Texas, following the guidelines published by Gov. Greg Abbott in his May 6 executive order. As it already happened with other businesses, these facilities will be limited in their capacity

US IMPACTS:

  • President Trump says the U.S. is considering restoring partial funding to the WHO after he froze contributions to the group
  • Retail spending fell a record 16.4% in April and industrial production dropped 11.2%
  • U.S. stocks recovered but finished the week with losses, amid a drip of bad news on a post-lockdown economic outlook
  • Air Canada says it will cut its payroll by up to 60%, or roughly 20,000 workers, as it scales back flights
  • Luxury retailers are catering to locals as the coronavirus pandemic keeps big-spending foreign tourists away
  • J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy, becoming the latest retailer to seek a court restructuring
  • The U.S. is preparing to check passengers’ temperatures at airports. A Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama, one of the first to reopen, halted production because of problems getting supplies

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/15/2020 – 5:00PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,412,121 (27,191 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 85,990 (2,043 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

<<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Town Hall has been selected by Denton County Public Health for their COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Clinic next Friday, May 22 between 8 AM and 12 PM. CLICK HERE for more details
    • Testing is FREE but DOES require PRE-REGISTRATION by calling 940.349.2585. Pre-registration hours are Monday - Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Eligibility requirements are individuals who have had COVID-19 symptoms within the previous 7 days OR those who are considered critical infrastructure workers
    • Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 235 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 6,837, with 159 total deaths to date
  • Three more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 120. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 55 new positive cases of the virus. So far 4,266 positive cases have been reported, 1,151 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Friday, 3,579 of the 5,727 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 213 of the 426 available ventilators were in use
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 24 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,040 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 8 newly recovered cases of COVID-19

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 15, there are 45,198Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,347 more than the day before and 8,589 more than a week ago
    • 1,272 Texans have died as of today— 56 more than the day before and 268 more than a week ago
    • 25,454 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 645,992 tests have been administered in Texas
  • How a Dallas salon owner changed Texas’ reopening debate. After Shelley Luther was jailed for opening her salon in blatant defiance of emergency orders, top Texas Republicans in all three branches of government scrambled to ensure her release
  • Coronavirus in Texas: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says bring back sports and let fans in the stadiums

US IMPACTS:

  • Retail spending fell a record 16.4% in April and industrial production dropped 11.2% as consumers stayed home and demand plunged
  • Germany’s GDP shrank 2.2% in the first quarter but did better than its eurozone peers. China’s economy improved in April although rising joblessness weighed on consumer spending
  • Restrictions eased further in parts of the U.S., with states basing decisions on inconsistent or messy data on cases
  • U.S. stocks recovered but finished the week with losses, amid a drip of bad news on a post-lockdown economic outlook
  • Grocers Albertson’s and Kroger said they would extend a pay raise for front-line workers
  • How to navigate your life during the pandemic, tips on going back to work, and the latest on state reopenings (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/14/2020 – 5:30PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,384,930 (20,869 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 83,947 (1,701 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

<<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today 

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 235 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 6,837, with 159 total deaths to date
  • Three more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 117. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 135 new positive cases of the virus. So far 4,211 positive cases have been reported, 828 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Thursday, 3,602 of the 5,693 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 232 of the 434 available ventilators were in use
  • DCPH has announced 27 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,016 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 6 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has also announced three additional Denton County community members have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 28 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The deaths reported today include:
    • A hospitalized male in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Denton
    • A hospitalized male in his 60s who was a resident of The Colony
    • A hospitalized female in her 70s who was a resident of southwest Unincorporated Denton County

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  •  As of May 14, there are 43,851Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,448 more than the day before and 8,461 more than a week ago
    • 1,216 Texans have died as of today— 58 more than the day before and 243 more than a week ago
    • 24,487 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 623,284 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Gov. Greg Abbott is limiting enforcement of COVID-19 orders, but many cities already took a lax approach. Texas cities and counties have dramatically different interpretations of the state’s COVID-19 emergency orders. Complaint data from a dozen cities shows that disparate approaches to enforcement, particularly among businesses, have been incredibly common
  • Texas appeals court allows expansion of voting by mail during ongoing legal fight
  • Texas is spending $45 million on new coronavirus tests that prisoners are administering to themselves. The state purchased 300,000 oral swab tests from a months-old California company. So far, only highly-infected prisons are using them for mass testing

US IMPACTS:

  • Nearly 3 million workers applied for unemployment benefits last week, bringing total applications in two months to 36.5 million. U.S. stocks closed higher, after big swings
  • Reopening was uneven in Wisconsin a day after a court struck down the state’s stay-at-home order
  • Lockdowns have turbocharged a shift to e-commerce that will put thousands of stores out of business. Fedex is limiting shipments from some retailers to prevent its network from being overwhelmed
  • Oil supplies will exceed demand in May despite production cuts, the International Energy Agency said, but it sees consumption reviving where economies are reopening
  • GM’s autonomous-vehicle business, Cruise, is laying off 8% of its workers as auto makers navigate the pandemic fallout
  • The confirmed global death toll topped 300,000 as some Asian countries rolled out large-scale testing initiatives (WSJ)


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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/13/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,364,061 (21,467 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 82,246 (1,426 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

<<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Freedom Dog Park will reopen on Friday, May 15. CLICK HERE to read the COVID-19 guidelines related to the dog park and its use

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 243 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 6,602, with 153 total deaths to date
  • Five more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 114. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 266** new positive cases of the virus. **New cases reported include 153 from a federal prison outbreak. So far 4,076 positive cases have been reported, 821 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Wednesday, 3,322 of the 5,353 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 210 of the 410 available ventilators were in use
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 989 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 11 newly recovered cases of COVID-19

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 13, there are 42,403 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,355 more than the day before and 7,981 more than a week ago
    • 1,158 Texans have died as of today— 25 more than the day before and 210 more than a week ago
    • 23,519 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 587,431 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Texas bar owners say they’re going broke and are desperate for Abbott to lay out a reopening plan
  • Cascade of endorsements animate Texas’ Democratic U.S. Senate runoff upended by coronavirus
  • Texas JBS meatpacking plant rejects state effort to test workers
  • Coronavirus tests are supposed to be free. Some Texans are still being saddled with large bills
  • Coronavirus in Texas: Policy experts lay out post-pandemic recovery plan

US IMPACTS:

  • Fed Chairman Powell said Washington will need to spend more to bolster the economy amid signs recovery will take longer than first thought
  • U.S. stocks fell after Powell’s remarks
  • Businesses are starting to see $650 billion in new tax breaks. Consumers seeking debt relief find lenders are struggling to keep up
  • The U.K. economy shrank 7.7% in the first quarter, less than its peers and a reflection of its later implementation of lockdown
  • Slack blamed an outage Tuesday night on problems with adding servers to meet a surge in demand as people work from home
  • How to navigate your life during the pandemic, tips on going back to work, and the latest on state reopenings (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/12/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,342,594 (18,106 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 80,820 (1,064 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County health officials have reported 236 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths as testing continues to increase and the state reopens its businesses. The total number of cases reported in Dallas County is now at 6,359, along with 148 total deaths. Another piece of data that health officials released Tuesday was that about 79% of patients who were hospitalized and who reported their employment were “critical infrastructure” workers, such as those in health care, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, first responders, and more
  • Dallas County health officials are discouraging in-person graduation ceremonies, warning such gatherings increase the risk for potential "mass spread of COVID-19"
  • Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says federal support for COVID-19 testing in the county will come to an end this month unless a deal can be struck to extend testing beyond May 30.
  • The Texas Rangers have announced a concert event at Globe Life Field that will allow residents to enjoy live music from their vehicles. The QuikTrip “Concert In Your Car” event will have residents park their vehicles in a designated spot in a lot, watch the live stage performances and listen through a radio station. The event will run from June 4 through 7 and will feature one-hour live performances per day. Residents will be able to purchase tickets online starting Friday, which will give them a parking spot. Organizers said the max capacity will be 400
  • 5 new deaths, 67 new cases of COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County, Health Director says. Five new deaths were reported, bringing that total to 109. Public health director Vinny Taneja reported 67 new cases, bringing the county total to 1,312
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 22 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 968 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 65 newly recovered cases of COVID-19

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas oil producers were cutting output before Railroad Commission chose not to, Commissioner Christi Craddick says. Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick told The Texas Tribune in a live interview that a global price war and the coronavirus pandemic will continue hampering the state’s economy and budget
  • “Every day for two weeks, I would cry a little”: Coronavirus takes a toll on clients and mental health professionals. Mental health counselors are seeing more demand for their help during the pandemic, and they’re feeling the weight of it, too
  • Texas prisons to begin widespread coronavirus testing for inmates with self-administered tests. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it will begin having prisoners test themselves with a newly approved test. So far, less than 2% of state prisoners have been tested for the virus. More than 1,700 have been infected, and 30 have died

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. consumer prices fell in April by 0.8%, the largest monthly drop since the last recession
  • Top U.S. health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are testifying in the Senate on measures to reopen the economy safely
  • States are enlisting technology from Amazon and Google to upgrade systems to handle the surge in claims for unemployment benefits
  • U.S. stocks moved slightly higher as volatility has eased
  • Toyota said it believes April was the bottom and auto sales could recover by the end of the year
  • United Airlines will give passengers slated to fly on full flights a chance to rebook after images of packed planes sparked fears about traveling (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/11/2020 - 4:15 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,324,488 (23,792 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 79,756 (985 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club has one new case of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 13 confirmed and 9 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. At this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted. Due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are also not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported 253 new coronavirus cases on Monday, which ties its record for most cases reported in a day. The county has reported a total of 6,123 cases, including 145 deaths. Of the 145 deaths reported, more than a third are associated with long-term care facilities, officials said
  • Tarrant County reported 50 new coronavirus cases and one death on Monday, a day after a single-day high 485 cases. The county has confirmed 3,745 COVID-19 cases, including 104 deaths and 806 recoveries. Of the 104 deaths, 63 have been Fort Worth residents. On Monday, 196 of the county’s hospital beds were occupied by known COVID-19 patients. More than 2,000 beds and almost 400 ventilators were available
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 24 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 946 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 18 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pushes for future seasons to start on Christmas. Mark Cuban believes the NBA can still salvage its 2019-20 season, despite it being suspended for two months and counting amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Dallas Mavericks owner pointed to Dec. 25 as the start date for next season and then said you just have to work backward for a potential timeline to resume this season

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 11, there are 39,869 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus
    • 1,100 Texans have died as of today
    • 21,713 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 525,697 tests have been administered in Texas
  • COVID-19 cases at a Texas immigration detention center soared. Now, town leaders want answers. Coronavirus infections continue to rise at migrant detention facilities in towns with limited resources. Some local governments want details on what’s being done to safeguard the public
  • Texas has billions in its rainy day fund. But legislators say they won’t use it until January. Lawmakers widely agree that the legislature will tap into the Economic Stabilization Fund next session. But under the weight of a crippled economy, many Texans want relief now
  • Reopening just a little bit isn’t really a big boon for the economy. Reopening Texas businesses in a contained way give the appearance of thawing out a frozen economy while keeping crowds at bay. That might make people feel better, but it’s no way to supercharge an economy
  • A stripperless strip joint? Texas club wins fight to reopen — with major restrictions. On Monday, a federal judge approved a temporary restraining order, allowing the club to reopen, but only as a restaurant, according to ABC 13 in Houston. “According to a judge’s order filed May 8, Club Onyx cannot provide additional entertainment, even if the employees are fully clothed,” ABC 13 says

US IMPACTS:

  • As U.S. states expand a patchwork reopening, some businesses in Texas are defying shutdown orders
  • Many now expect a “swoosh-shaped” economic recovery, with a large drop followed by a painfully slow recovery
  • Fixes to the small-business loan program could be made to better help restaurants, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said
  • U.S. stocks slipped as investors weighed signs of reopening against risks of a resurgence in infections
  • Demand for electricity has plunged, and prices have followed
  • Shanghai Disneyland welcomed visitors for the first time since January, and the U.K. outlined steps for easing its lockdown (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/10/2020 - 4:15 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,274,036 (25,996 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 77,034 (1,557 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC  AND WERE NOT UPDATED TODAY WHEN THIS DAILY UPDATE WAS SENT >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Happy Mother’s Day!
  • No new TC COVID-19 impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • As coronavirus shutdowns sink city budgets, Dallas furloughs almost 500 employees. Experts and local leaders have warned that the next fiscal year will be a historically hard one for cities
  • Tarrant County reports 485 new cases, including 423 from an outbreak at a federal prison. There have now been 3,695 cases reported in Tarrant County, health officials said Sunday. County officials also reported two new deaths from COVID-19 Sunday. There have now been at least 103 deaths in the county from the disease. There are currently at least 221 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, while at least 780 people have recovered so far, according to county officials
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 8 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 922 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 4 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 10, there are 38,869 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus
    • 1,088 Texans have died as of today
    • 21,022 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 501,776 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Many Texas ranchers won’t survive a multibillion-dollar financial hit from coronavirus. A decrease in meat processing capacity is already causing shortages and price hikes at grocery stores and could cost Texas ranchers billions in losses unless the market bounces back soon, experts say

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. states are seeking increased testing for the new coronavirus while easing restrictions after weeks of lockdown
  • House Democrats are pushing to complete their next coronavirus aid proposal this week, but talks with the White House and the Republican-controlled Senate are paused
  • Private-equity backed retailers weighed down by debt face another wave of potential bankruptcies
  • U.S. insurers are doing the once unthinkable, turning away business from some Americans who want life insurance
  • Colombian airline Avianca Holdings has filed for bankruptcy protection amid the grounding of its passenger operations
  • More Americans are turning to online-funeral businesses, delivering strong growth to the end-of-life industry (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/09/2020 - 3:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,274,036 (25,996 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 77,034 (1,557 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club has TWO new cases of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 12 confirmed and 8 recovered according to Denton County Public Health. We apologize, at this time we do not know how the new case was transmitted. Due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we are also not able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported 250 positive COVID-19 cases Saturday and eight more deaths, closing out the first full week of May with the most positive cases reported in a single week to date. The county has now had 5,619 cases of the virus and 143 deaths. Saturday’s report showed a slight drop in deaths after the county tied its single-day high of 10 deaths Friday
  • Tarrant County health officials reported six more coronavirus deaths Saturday. Eighty-three additional positive cases were also reported by the county Saturday, bringing its case total to 3,210. The county said 779 people have recovered
  • Denton County reported 12 more COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 914. Of the total number of cases, 453 are currently active, according to the county’s data. The county also said eight more people have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 436

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 09, there are 37,860 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus
    • 1,049 Texans have died as of today
    • 20,141 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 489,294 tests have been administered in Texas

US IMPACTS:

  • More U.S. states eased coronavirus-related restrictions after weeks of lockdowns that have battered the economy
  • More Americans are turning to online-funeral businesses, delivering strong growth to the end-of-life industry
  • Elon Musk says Tesla might fight in court the government-mandated factory shutdown
  • The lockdown has been driving bars, restaurants, and hotels to cancel or pause their TV services while they wait for customers to return
  • The FDA has granted emergency-use authorization to Quidel Corp. for the first Covid-19 antigen test
  • Apple said it would reopen stores in four states next week, as California and other states lifted some restrictions (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/08/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,219,066 (25,253 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 73,297 (2,495 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC AND WERE NOT UPDATED TODAY WHEN THIS DAILY UPDATE WAS SENT >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County is reporting 10 additional deaths and 249 new COVID-19 cases today. The total case count in Dallas County is 5,369 — including 135 deaths. According to officials, of the 135 total deaths reported to date, over a third have been associated with long-term care facilities
  • Tarrant County Public Health today reported five more COVID-19 deaths. Tarrant County now has 95 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus and 735 people have recovered
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced two additional Denton County residents have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 25 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 30 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 902 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 7 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • American and Southwest Airlines are bringing back flights to destinations they haven’t served since the COVID-19 pandemic halted most flights outside the U.S.The Dallas Morning News reports Fort Worth-based American Airlines yesterday relaunched its DFW to Madrid flight. Dallas-based Southwest is selling tickets to Havana, Montego Bay, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Cancun and Nassau for the first weekend of June

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 08, there are 36,609 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,2,19 more than the day before and 7,380 more than a week ago
    • 1,004 Texans have died as of today— 31 more than the day before and 188 more than a week ago
    • 19,197 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 477,118 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Texas passes a grim threshold, marking more than 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities. Texas seems to have fewer to mourn than some of the hardest-hit states. But experts say the official state death toll is likely an undercount
  • Business has reopened in Texas, but the economy won’t be back anytime soon, experts say. The Texas energy sector has helped insulate the state’s economy during national downturns. This time, experts say the industry could hold the economy back
  • Austin extends stay-at-home orders to end of May
  • Coronavirus restrictions alter funeral plans, leaving some Texans to grieve alone. Gov. Greg Abbott clarified this week that in-person funerals can be held if attendees stay 6 feet apart. But restrictions still have some postponing memorials until after the pandemic ends. “If you can’t hug anyone or shake their hand, what’s the point of having anyone physically attend?”

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. employers shed 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment rate rose to a record 14.7%
  • U.S. stocks jumped after a jobs report that wasn’t as bad as feared and as investors focused on news of reopening economies
  • More households paid their rent in the first week of May than expected, a sign expanded unemployment benefits and stimulus payments are helping some people make their bills
  • Demand for small-business aid loans has fallen as many owners worry they won’t be able to meet the terms for loan forgiveness. They must hire back workers, but some don’t want to return
  • Americans are starting to drive again, boosting demand for gasoline
  • Restrictions are set to loosen further in some countries and states, as the global death toll from the pandemic tops 270,000 (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/07/2020 - 5:05 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,219,066 (25,253 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 73,297 (2,495 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

<<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS: 

  • Town officials have decided to cancel the 2020 Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks as well as the 2020 Summer Adventure Camp and delay the opening of the Community Pool. This difficult decision was made due to the uncertainty surrounding the time line for allowance of large gatherings by the Governor’s office and the difficulty in following the health guidelines outlined by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This was not an easy decision, however the safety and well-being of our residents must be our top priority. Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/TCSummerCancelations

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 251 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 5,120, with 125 total deaths to date
  • Two more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 90. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 143 new positive cases of the virus. So far 2,956 cases have been reported, 682 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Thursday 3,445 of the 5,559 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 196 of the 435 available ventilators were in use
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 23 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The patient, a male resident of Little Elm in his 70s, was a previously reported hospitalized COVID-19 case in Denton County

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 07, there are 35,390 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 968 more than the day before and 7,303 more than a week ago
    • 973 Texans have died as of today— 25 more than the day before and 191 more than a week ago
    • 18,440 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 455,162 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Texas A&M is looking at Saturday and late-night options to reduce class sizes and comply with social distancing. Chancellor John Sharp offered some ideas about what the fall semester could look like but the system won’t have a finalized reopening strategy until at least the end of May
  • Coronavirus in Texas: Fort Worth to host the start of 2020 IndyCar Series without fans
  • 247,179 more Texans filed for unemployment, but their jobs might not be waiting for them when they return
  • Dallas salon owner released from county jail after defying orders by reopening early. The order followed Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that he was eliminating jail time for Texans who violate stay at home orders

US IMPACTS:

  • New claims for unemployment eased last week but remain at record levels. U.S. stocks rose
  • California warned it faces a $50 billion-plus budget deficit. House Democrats are drafting stimulus aid expected to include more than $750 billion for state and local governments
  • Kohl’s CEO says shoppers returned to its department stores after some reopened this week. Heavily indebted Neiman Marcus, meanwhile, filed for bankruptcy protection
  • The world recorded its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in almost two weeks, at 92,700. There are now more than 3.7 million confirmed cases and 264,000 deaths
  • The U.K. now has the second-highest number of deaths, more than 30,000, after the U.S., with more than 73,000 (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/06/2020 - 4:50 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,193,813 (22,303 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 70,802 (2,523 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

<<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 246 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 4,869, with 123 total deaths to date
  • Five more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 88. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 127 new positive cases of the virus. So far 2,813 cases have been reported, 654 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Wednesday 3,412 of the 5,668 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 202 of the 627 available ventilators were in use
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 14 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 846 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 10 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 06, there are 34,422 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,053 more than the day before and 7,368 more than a week ago
    • 948 Texans have died as of today— 42 more than the day before and 216 more than a week ago
    • 17,622 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 438,938 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Texas hair salons, barbershops and other beauty businesses can reopen Friday. Limited services, face coverings and smaller occupancies are among the new rules businesses will follow if they open this Friday. CLICK HERE to read the full story
  • Top Texas officials denounce Dallas salon owner’s jail sentence for defying orders to close. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton said the seven-day jail sentence was excessive
  • Texas DACA recipients working on pandemic’s front lines await Supreme Court ruling. More than 4,000 DACA recipients work in health care in Texas, including many in hospitals. A pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling will decide whether they can continue that work — and stay in the country
  • Coronavirus in Texas: H-E-B accused of price gouging in lawsuit; Texas asks feds for $6.4 billion to offset unemployment cost

US IMPACTS:

  • President Trump said the White House coronavirus task force would remain in place with a new focus on reopening, a day after administration officials said they were considering disbanding it
  • Germany outlined plans to reopen schools and restaurants. Many of its factories never closed, offering lessons to other nations as they lift lockdowns
  • The eurozone economy will suffer a sharp recession this year and only partially recover in 2021, according to forecasts
  • Uber said it is cutting about 3,700 workers as the ride-hailing service looks to reduce costs
  • MGM Resorts International said some of its 63,000 furloughed workers could be laid off
  • As meat shortages hit, expect buying limits, less selection and higher prices at the grocery
  • U.S. stocks wavered as investors kept an eye on earnings. Oil slipped after days of gains as producers cut output (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/05/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,171,510 (19,138 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 68,279 (823 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

<<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS: 

  • The U.S. Navy Blue Angels revealed their flight path for saluting North Texas frontline workers. CLICK HERE to view medical centers included in the flyover and flight path for tomorrow, May 6

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 253 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 4,623, with 121 total deaths to date
  • Six more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 83. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 62 new positive cases of the virus. So far 2,686 cases have been reported, 653 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Tuesday 3,212 of the 5,663 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 187 of the 622 available ventilators were in use
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 26 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 832 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 4 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 05, there are 33,369 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,037 more than the day before and 7,198 more than a week ago
    • 906 Texans have died as of today— 22 more than the day before and 216 more than a week ago
    • 16,791 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 441,297 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Gov. Greg Abbott to allow Texas hair salons to reopen Friday and gyms to open May 18. Abbott made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday, CLICK HERE for more information
    • Hair stylists will be able to only work with one customer at a time. People waiting in barber shops will have to maintain 6-foot separation or wait outside
    • Gyms and other workout facilities will be allowed to open Monday, May 18, provided they operate under 25% capacity and that showers and locker rooms remain closed. Equipment must be disinfected between each use and customers are advised to wear gloves that cover their hands and fingers
    • Restaurants currently operating under Phase 1 of the Open Texas plan are currently required to limit seating to 25% of capacity. Abbott clarified Tuesday that the stipulation applies to indoor seating only and not outdoor seating. However, restaurants must still maintain a distance of 6 feet between tables on patios
    • Non-essential manufacturing may resume operations May 18 with the same 25% occupancy limitation imposed on other businesses. Abbott suggested staggering work groups across shifts to meet the requirement
    • Traditional bars and pubs whose sales are primarily alcohol-related, Abbott said he was working with business owners to find solutions to social/physical distancing inside those establishments but did not give a timeline for when they would be allowed to reopen
  • Coronavirus in Texas: State hits new high for one-day testing; Gold’s Gym files for bankruptcy
  • Health care workers are living in treehouses, RVs and hotels to protect their families from coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. coronavirus death toll could reach 135,000 by early August, according to one forecast that doubled its projection to reflect the relaxation of social-distancing guidelines
  • U.S. stocks rose, buoyed by optimism about the easing of restrictions in parts of the U.S. and Europe
  • The U.S. trade deficit widened in March as the pandemic upended supply chains and slashed consumer spending
  • Virgin Atlantic will cut 3,150 jobs across its business
  • More than 3.6 million people world-wide have confirmed cases of Covid-19; more than 252,000 have died. The U.S. has more than 1.1 million confirmed cases; more than 69,000 have died
  • Get the latest on state reopenings, a guide to small-business aid, and answers to questions on how to manage your finances now (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/04/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,152,372 (29,763 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 67,456 (1,719 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

<<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS: 

  • The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are said to be over our heads in Fort Worth, TX on Wednesday, May 6 at 11AM. The flyover should last roughly 35 minutes. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2SA2cAl

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 237 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 4,370, with 114 total deaths to date
  • Two more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 77. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 40 new positive cases of the virus. So far 2,624 cases have been reported, 651 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Monday 2,620 of the 4,714 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 155 of the 530 available ventilators were in use
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 3 new laboratory-confirmed cases ofCOVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 806 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 04, there are 32,332 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 784 more than the day before and 7,035 more than a week ago
    • 884 Texans have died as of today— 17 more than the day before and 221 more than a week ago
    • 16,090 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 407,398 tests have been administered in Texas
  • 70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus. Experts say it’s time for more testing and fewer inmates. Some of the nation’s biggest COVID-19 outbreaks have been in prisons and jails, and they can quickly spread to surrounding communities
  • Analysis: If reopening the economy is risky, who’s getting protection? Top officials say it’s safe to reopen at least some of the economy, but they’re also pushing for "blanket immunity" for businesses, should anything go wrong

US IMPACTS:

  • Florida joined the U.S. states starting to ease restrictions and Italy reopened most of its factories
  • As Congress considers further aid, battles are emerging over protecting businesses from liability and the ballooning national debt
  • U.S. stocks fell as U.S.-China tensions escalated after the Trump administration stepped up assertions that the new coronavirus emerged from a Wuhan lab
  • Plans by most of the world’s biggest energy companies to sell billions in assets to help pay down debt and maintain dividends are in now jeopardy
  • Retailer J. Crew filed for bankruptcy and Tyson said it expects continued challenges maintaining meat production
  • Confirmed cases world-wide exceeded 3.5 million, while the death toll surpassed 248,000. Cases in the U.S. exceeded 1.15 million; more than 67,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/03/2020 - 4:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,092,815 (30,326 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 64,283 (2,829 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC AND WERE NOT UPDATED TODAY WHEN THIS DAILY UPDATE WAS SENT >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County on Sunday reported 234 new cases of the coronavirus — the highest single-day jump in cases since tracking began in early March — and one death. The new cases bring the county’s total to 4,133 positive cases and 111 deaths
  • Four more people in Tarrant County have died from coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 75. Tarrant County Public Health also reported 81 new positive cases of the virus. So far 2,584 cases have been reported, 613 of which have reportedly recovered. As of Sunday 3,018 of the 5,363 hospital beds in Tarrant County were occupied. The county also reported 186 of the 610 available ventilators were in use
  • Denton County Public Health has announced 4 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 803 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 1 newly recovered COVID-19 case within the county

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 03, there are 31,548 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,026 more than the day before and 6,749 more than a week ago
    • 867 Texans have died as of today— 20 more than the day before and 219 more than a week ago
    • 15,544 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 390,560 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Amarillo to get federal coronavirus strike force for meatpacking outbreak
  • Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses
  • Texans wary of flying because of coronavirus, cautious about in-person shopping, Dallas News-UT Tyler poll shows. A narrow majority feels comfortable visiting a close friend or relative at their home, but nearly 4 of every 5 Texans are uneasy about attending a crowded event

US IMPACTS:

  • A tentative easing of lockdown measures continued, as at least 30 U.S. states, as well as large parts of Europe and the Middle East, moved to allow some businesses to operate. But infection rates jumped in Russia, India and Saudi Arabia
  • As more companies get set to report earnings, profits are seeing the biggest decline since 2009 and many companies say they can’t give forecasts, leaving investors with little to guide them even as stocks rally
  • Congress is weighing changes to rules on small-business aid and facing a long wishlist from lobbyists for another round of stimulus.
  • Some halted construction work is resuming, but contractors anticipate a sharp downturn in new jobs later in the year.
  • Confirmed cases world-wide exceeded 3.4 million, while the death toll surpassed 244,000. Cases in the U.S. exceeded 1.1 million; more than 66,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/02/2020 - 4:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,092,815 (30,326 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 64,283 (2,829 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club now has 10 confirmed and 6 recovered cases of COVID-19. The new case is a direct contact case meaning the individual came in direct contact with a known positive case. We apologize, due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we will not be able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County health officials reported 181 positive coronavirus cases Saturday, along with four deaths. The new cases represent a slight decrease after the county’s single-day high of 187 cases Friday. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins noted that the higher case counts came without a significant increase in a testing capacity.  Jenkins said the daily average of new cases jumped from 84 last week to 141 this week. There was also a 38% increase in deaths from this week compared to last, he said. There have now been 110 deaths in the county, 40% of which have been associated with long-term care facilities, and 3,899 positive cases
  • Tarrant County health officials reported two more COVID-19 deaths Saturday, along with 115 new positive cases. The county has now had 71 deaths related to the virus and 2,503 positive cases. A total of 583 people have recovered
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 13 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 799 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 2 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 02, there are 30,522 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,293 more than the day before and 6,749 more than a week ago
    • 847 Texans have died as of today— 31 more than the day before and 224 more than a week ago
    • 14,891 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 380,648 tests have been administered in Texas
  • A prominent Texas man’s network of hotels got millions in taxpayer loans, irking smaller businesses and some lawmakers. Monty Bennett’s Dallas-based hotel network applied for $126 million from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program and has received $76 million
  • Texas State University System says it’ll resume on-campus classes in the fall
  • Gov. Greg Abbott said museums can reopen — but there will be no tours of the state Capitol or Governor’s Mansion

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. airlines lost billions of dollars in the first month after the coronavirus pandemic decimated travel. Now they are digging in for a recovery that could take years
  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway swung to a first-quarter loss as the selloff in markets hit the company’s vast investments, though the company’s operating earnings rose
  • Cruise-ship operators launched voyages on more than 100 ships on or after March 4, ferrying Covid-19 to ports worldwide
  • A 50% fall in U.S. auto sales last month was less than expected and the industry sees signs of a rebound
  • Cases worldwide topped 3.3 million, while the death toll surpassed 239,000. Confirmed cases in the U.S. exceeded 1.1 million. More than 65,000 people have died of the disease in the U.S. (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 5/01/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,062,446 (30,787 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 62,406 (2,349 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Northwest ISD high schools to graduate at Texas Motor Speedway on May 26. Northwest ISD will partner with fellow Denton County school districts to host graduation ceremonies at Texas Motor Speedway, providing families with a venue that offers ample space to ensure all health precautions are met during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the ceremonies, family and friends will remain in their vehicles while parked on the TMS infield as the speedway’s “Big Hoss,” a 12-story-tall video board, broadcasts the events. Diplomas will be presented in a hands-free method to respect social distancing guidelines outlined by Denton County Health Services, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • For the second straight day, Dallas County is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 infections. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said there were 187 new cases confirmed in the county Friday including two more deaths. Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the new case brings the county’s total number to 3,718 with 106 COVID-19 related deaths
  • Tarrant County is reporting 142 new cases of coronavirus today for a total of 2,388 virus infections. Officials say out of the nearly 2,400, at least 551 people have recovered from the virus
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 22 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 786 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 22 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • NorthPark Center decides to open as Texas shopping remains a limited experience for now. Neiman Marcus said it’s offering appointment-only shopping at two stores but not until Monday. Galleria wants a few more days, too. And Half Price Books isn’t buying your books yet
  • Will the State Fair of Texas be canceled? Those who will make the decision ponder the unthinkable. The fate of the fair’s centerpiece, the Texas-OU football game, is still up in the air, and come Aug. 1, the fair must begin its annual build-out, in preparation for letting as many as 2 million people walk inside
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked to shield health care providers from lawsuits during COVID-19 pandemic. Health care groups argue providers should be protected from coronavirus-related lawsuits

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of May 01, there are 29,229 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus— 1,142 more than the day before and 6,423 more than a week ago
    • 816 Texans have died as of today— 34 more than the day before and 223 more than a week ago
    • 14,122 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 351,775 tests have been administered in Texas
  • U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia of Texas predicts cities and local governments could be facing bankruptcy
  • Texas sales tax revenues fall by 9.3% in April
  • Texas’ front-line workers in the pandemic are predominantly women and people of color, analysis finds

US IMPACTS:

  • Lockdowns eased across Asia and some U.S. states were set to roll back restrictions on Friday
  • Cases worldwide topped 3.25 million, while the death toll surpassed 233,000. Cases in the U.S. exceeded 1 million. More than 63,000 people have died of the disease in the U.S (WSJ)
  • U.S. stocks slumped after tech earnings highlighted the pandemic’s toll even on the biggest companies
  • Fannie Mae set aside billions for losses as it expects millions of homeowners to miss mortgage payments
  • Oil giants Exxon and Chevron slashed spending and projected a difficult year ahead as the pandemic saps demand and oil prices swoon

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/30/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,031,659 (26,512 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 60,057 (2,552 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Starting Friday, some businesses in town will be opening per the 25% of occupancy guidelines set forth by the Governor of Texas.  Town team members have been calling and updating this list with the latest information for any Phase 1 approved business. We will continue to update the list as more updates are received, DETAILS HERE
  • In addition, for TC businesses that are unsure of their occupancy load and percentage calculations, staff has put together a PDF for their review.  Please bear in mind, it is not 100% complete and changes will continue to be made  and saved on the website, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported its highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases on Thursday as its death toll rose above 100 for the first time. The county reported five more deaths, bringing the total to 104. The county also reported 179 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 3,531
  • Another seven people have died in Tarrant County after contracting COVID-19, according to county health officials who also say 97 others are confirmed to be infected with the deadly virus. Tarrant County now has 68 confirmed deaths from the COVID-19 virus; 485 people have recovered. The addition of another 97 cases brings the county’s total number of people infected with the virus to 2, 246
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 21 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The patient, a male resident of Denton Rehabilitation Center over 80, was a previously reported hospital isolated, contact transmission COVID-19 case in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 17 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 765 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 4 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the count
  • Fort Worth small businesses that missed out on Coronavirus aid will have another option. Another $15 million could be available for Fort Worth small businesses through city coronavirus relief programs, but not until mid-May
  • Thousands of Dallas and Fort Worth seniors will mark their high school graduations with virtual ceremonies, school officials announced Wednesday afternoon, as the threat of COVID-19 still exists
  • All of Dallas’ 8,900 seniors will receive customized banners to display at home so they can be recognized. DISD officials are asking the community to step outside their residence 7-7:10 p.m. on May 21 to cheer for all seniors districtwide
  • Fort Worth will hold online ceremonies for its 21 graduations over several days in June. Students there will be able to share photos of themselves in cap and gown as well as a personalized message when they move their tassel to signify that they are new graduates
  • 39,000 American Airlines workers take early retirement, leave or reduced hours in face of COVID-19 pandemic

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of April 30, there are 28,087 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus
    • 782 Texans have died as of today
    • 13,353 Texans have recovered as of today
    • At least 330,300 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Texas A&M, Texas Tech universities plan to reopen campuses and bring back football in the fall. The University of Texas is still weighing options for the fall semester and expects to announce its plans by the end of June. Baylor University has already announced that it will resume on-campus classes in the fall
  • As unemployment roils the state, some Texans have given up on trying to get help. 254,199 Texans filed for unemployment last week — bringing the total number of claims to over 1.5 million in six weeks. Nationally, 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment last week for a total of 30 million claims since mid-March
  • Despite the economic gloom, transportation agency votes to keep I-35 expansion on track. The Texas Department of Transportation is moving ahead with a multi-billion-dollar expansion of I-35 in Austin, despite requests from some Texas legislators to wait until the state’s financial outlook clears up

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. states are struggling with a surge in unemployment claims, as more than 3.8 million Americans filed for jobless benefits last week
  • The eurozone economy shrank at its fastest pace on record as lockdown restrictions brought business activity to a standstill
  • U.S. stocks slipped after the jobless claims data and the European Central Bank left key policies unchanged
  • Macy’s plans to begin reopening 68 stores starting Monday in states that have loosened restrictions
  • Microsoft reported strong profit growth, eBay revealed better-than-expected revenue, and Facebook said ad sales stabilized, hinting at tech companies’ ability to weather the pandemic
  • U.S. deaths passed 61,000, with more than a million confirmed cases. Globally, there are more than 3.2 million confirmed cases; more than 228,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/29/2020 - 4:15 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,005,147 (23,901 new cases from yesterday)
  • Total deaths: 57,505 (2,247 new deaths from yesterday)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Starting Friday some of the Trophy Club outdoor sports facilities will be opening.  At this time, this includes the Disc Golf Course, Batting Cages, Bocce Ball Courts, Pickleball Courts, and Tennis Courts, DETAILS HERE
  • In an effort to support the business community in town, occupancy counts are being collected with the intention to publish them on the Trophy Club website by Friday.  This is being done so businesses outlined within the phase 1 executive order from the Governor can access the information easily and make decisions on opening within the approved guidelines

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 112 more positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,352. DCHHS also announced five more COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total to 99. Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including healthcare, public health, food and agriculture, public works, and other essential functions. Of the 99 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities. Today is the fourth highest day of positive tests. Unfortunately, halfway through the week, they are on pace to experience the highest average daily count of COVID19 cases this week
  • In Tarrant County, three more people have died after contracting the virus. Tarrant County has reported 61 deaths related to the coronavirus. The county also reported 61 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, for a total of 2,149. Of those, 387 patients have recovered and 205 remain hospitalized
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 10 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 748 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 5 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • Medical City McKinney sees uptick in snake bites with a rise in evening walks. Snakebite victims sometimes waver on whether or not to seek immediate treatment but explained that bites from rattlesnakes and copperheads, like those found in North Texas, are certainly reason to call an ambulance or get to the ER as quickly as possible.
  • Gov. Abbott on alcohol-to-go continuing in Texas: ‘we may just let this keep on going forever. While the TABC did not say when these services would stop, Abbott tweeted about the possibility of keeping alcohol-to-go as a new standard. “Alcohol-to-go sales can continue after May 1. From what I hear from Texans, we may just let this keep on going forever,” the governor said

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of April 29, there are 27,054 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus - 883 more than the day before and 5,985 more than a week ago
    • 732 Texans have died as of today, 42 more than the day before and 189 more than a week ago
    • At least 314,790 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Health experts give Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas mixed reviews, warn state should revive stay-at-home order if surge emerges. Many health experts said the governor was right to open the economy in phases, but some cautioned that his timeline was too quick
  • Texas sending restaurant and retail employees back to work without child care.  Restaurant, retail, and movie theater workers may be called back to work as soon as Friday. But licensed child care remains open only for children of "essential" workers
  • Angelina County confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing its total to 46. This comes after the Texas Department of State Health Services began investigating similar outbreaks at meat processing plants JBS Beef and Tyson Foods. More than a dozen meat and poultry processing plants nationwide, often staffed by immigrant workers, have had to temporarily shut down to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus
  •  H-E-B on removed purchase limits on toilet paper, paper towels, and all food items. However, the Texas-based grocery store is still capping purchases of some non-food items — like hand sanitizer, hand soap, disinfectants and masks— and prohibiting returns of others “out of an abundance of care and concern for all H-E-B customers"

US IMPACTS:

  • The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% pace in the first quarter, the steepest contraction since the last recession

  • U.S. stocks rose on hopes of progress for a coronavirus treatment and as the Fed chief said its economic-support programs would remain in place
  • California prepared to ease some restrictions and New York’s governor said he would allow select counties to resume elective surgeries. In states that reopened some businesses, people came out in trickles rather than droves
  • The owners of Applebee’s and Chili’s reported gains from pickup and delivery as dining in remains off the menu
  • Many commercial and academic laboratories in the U.S. are processing coronavirus diagnostic tests far below their daily capacity
  • Hertz is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing after failing to make lease payments
  • GE aims to cut $2 billion in costs and Boeing plans thousands of layoffs as the aviation business is hit by the plunge in air travel
  • U.S. deaths neared 60,000, with more than a million confirmed cases. Globally, there are more than 3 million confirmed cases; more than 226,000 have died (WSJ)
  • The federal government sued for denying stimulus checks to Americans married to undocumented immigrants. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, is alleging that a provision in the $2.2 trillion stimulus package known as the CARES Act that denies the benefit to mixed-status families is unconstitutional

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/28/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 981,246
  • Total deaths: 55,258
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • These phases are critical to Texas opening for business and getting us all into our "new" normal.  Please take a moment and watch Mayor Sanders as he gives us an update, DETAILS HERE
  • In accordance with Governor Abbott’s announcement yesterday, starting Friday some of the Trophy Club outdoor sports facilities will be opening.  This includes the Disc Golf Course, Bocce Ball Courts, Pickleball Courts, and Tennis Courts, DETAILS HERE
  • A new COVID-19 Webpage was created to highlight and track Town Openings & Status Updates as they continue, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 135 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,240, with 94 total deaths to date
  • Tarrant County reported five COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, bringing its total to 58. The county reported 69 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 2,088. The county has also reported 289 recoveries from the virus
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 13 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 738 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH has also announced details of its first drive-thru testing center this Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 8 AM – 12 PM. DCPH is prioritizing COVID-19 testing for any community member who is currently experiencing or, within the past seven days, has experienced symptoms of COVID-19. DCPH is also announcing 14 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county. 
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave museums and libraries the OK to reopen at limited capacity starting Friday, but many Fort Worth museums, including cornerstones of the city’s Cultural District, say they’re not ready to welcome visitors. The Fort Worth Public Library will also not reopen its 15 branches, DETAILS HERE
  • Cinemark heard Gov. Abbott but doesn’t plan to open its Texas theaters. The Plano-based movie theater chain said it’s sticking with its plans to open later this summer, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of April 28, there are 26,171 Texans that have tested positive for coronavirus - 874 more than the day before and 5,975 more than a week ago
    • 690 Texans have died as of today, 27 more than the day before and 173 more than a week ago
    • At least 300,384 tests have been administered in Texas - far fewer per person than in other large states
  • Texas Supreme Court extends moratorium on evictions until May 18
  • Southwest Airlines announces first quarterly loss in nearly 10 years

US IMPACTS:

  • The U.S. reached yet another grim milestone Tuesday afternoon as confirmed coronavirus cases topped 1 million, with more troubling news potentially ahead. As of Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. had reported more than 1 million confirmed cases with more than 57,200 deaths, a number approaching the 58,220 Americans killed in the Vietnam War from 1955 to 1975 (USA Today)
  • More states prepared to relax restrictions, and U.S. automakers set a May 18 date to reopen factories
  • Oil futures gyrated as investors scrambled to avoid being left holding physical crude; U.S. stocks edged up ahead of earnings reports
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin warned larger companies against seeking small-businesses aid, while employers said enhanced unemployment benefits paid workers more than they could, complicating plans to reopen
  • British Airways plans to lay off more than a quarter of its staff
  • 3M, Pepsi, and UPS all said booming demand for some lines (N95 masks, snack foods, and home delivery) didn’t offset lost business elsewhere (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/28/2020 - 3:00 PM

We are excited to see Phase 1 of Governor Abbott’s plans to open Texas take shape. If we all work together and follow the guidelines in place we know Phase 2 and Phase 3 will follow.  These phases are critical to Texas opening for business and getting us all into our "new" normal.  Please take a moment and watch Mayor Sanders as he gives us an update

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/27/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 957,975
  • Total deaths: 53,922
    Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services reported on Monday an additional 91 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,105, including 2 more deaths. The total case count in Dallas County is now at 3,105, and 84 people have died
  • Tarrant County finally saw a decrease in new coronavirus cases reported on Monday, after almost a week of daily case counts of more than 100. The county reported 72 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths Monday, for a total of 2,019 cases, including 289 recoveries and 53 deaths
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 12 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 725 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 5 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • As of April 27, there are a total number of known cases to 25,297 in 205 counties
    • The state started reporting the number of patients with positive tests who are hospitalized is 1,563 
    • As of today, 663 people who tested positive for the virus have died
    • At least 290,517 tests have been conducted in Texas
  • Governor Abbott announced a long-awaited update to our state-wide shelter in place orders. Gov. Abbott explained this afternoon, the rate of infection in Texas has fallen for 17 days straight. His executive order mandating a stay at home policy will EXPIRE as scheduled on April 30th, and the Texas economy will open up in three different phases. Here is the overview:
    • Abbott announced three phases of Texas’s reopening – Phase 1 will begin May 1st, Phase 2 will begin in the middle of May, and Phase 3 will begin at some later point
    • In Phase 1, almost every business in Texas is authorized to reopen at 25% capacity. We are all excited about heading back out into the world, but please be patient as businesses adjust their practices to these new restrictions. Businesses that can open include:
      • Restaurants
      • Retailers
      • Movie theaters
      • Malls
      • Museums
      • Libraries
      • Sole proprietors
      • Churches
      • Tennis courts and golf courses (sports of four people or less)
      • ALL licensed healthcare professionals and licensed hospitals
    • Businesses that CANNOT open right now include:
      • Bars
      • Gyms
      • Hair salons
    • In Phase 2, occupancy will be expanded to 50%, as long as the data supports it. Gyms, bars, and barbershops will likely be opened at this time.
    • In Phase 3, presumably most if not all restrictions will be lifted
    • Governor Abbott  Opening Up Texas Documents

US IMPACTS:

  • More U.S. states began to ease lockdown orders and Italy has announced a timetable for reopening
  • U.S. stocks rose as more stimulus measures kicked in and some places outlined plans to gradually reopen. Oil prices dropped on concerns about oversupply and lack of storage
  • GM is suspending its dividend and share-buyback program to conserve cash. Apple is delaying the production ramp-up of its newest iPhones
  • The Federal Reserve is redefining central banking, breaking century-old taboos about who gets money in a crisis and on what terms. The Bank of Japan said it would nearly triple its maximum holdings of corporate debt
  • The spread of the virus, while nearing three million confirmed cases globally, appears to be slowing. Globally, more than 207,000 people have died. The U.S. has more than 967,000 confirmed cases, more than 54,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/26/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 895,766
  • Total deaths: 50,439
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC AND WERE NOT UPDATED TODAY WHEN THIS DAILY UPDATE WAS SENT OUT>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Cases of the new coronavirus in Dallas County have exceeded 3,000, according to new numbers released Sunday from the local health department. The county reported 105 new cases and its 82nd death. Of the reported deaths, 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities
  • Tarrant County reports 53rd COVID-19 related death on Sunday. The county has reported more than 110 new cases of COVID-19 for four straight days
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 11 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 713 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 2 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the count

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas voters overwhelmingly approve of business closures, stay-at-home orders despite blow to state’s economy, says a UT/TT poll. The poll results come as Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to announce his plans for reopening a wide range of Texas businesses, DETAILS HERE
  • Texas reported as of April 26, there are 24,631 cases in 204 counties. The state started reporting the number of patients with positive tests who are hospitalized and today it was 1,542. As of April 26, 648 people who tested positive for the virus have died. As of April 26, 276,021 tests for the coronavirus have been run in Texas (TexasTribune)

US IMPACTS:

  • The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 approached 54,000, although the number of infections in New York is waning. The country has more than 907,000 confirmed cases. Globally, close to 2.9 million people are confirmed to be infected; more than 202,000 have died
  • J.C. Penney, battered by missteps and the rise of e-commerce, is on the verge of being done in by the coronavirus
  • Administration officials are discussing replacing Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar following criticism of his management of the early response to the pandemic
  • The economy should bounce back in July, August, and September as closed businesses resume operations, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a TV interview
  • Business leaders say they expect supply-chain problems to remain even as countries reopen their economies
  • Stocks continue to rise despite an unprecedented freeze in global economic activity and an oil-price crash, a divergence that makes some investors skeptical the gains can continue (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/25/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 895,766
  • Total deaths: 50,439
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today 

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County on Saturday reported four additional deaths from the new coronavirus and 75 more cases. The cases bring the county’s total to 81 deaths and 2,909 cases
  • Tarrant County has reported four additional deaths and 130 new cases of COVID-19. Tarrant County has a total of 52 confirmed deaths and 1,836 cases. Of those, 283 people have recovered
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 20 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 22 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, including one additional case in a long-term care facility (LTCF). This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 702 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 9 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 967 more instances of people testing positive for the new coronavirus Saturday, an increase of about 4% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 23,773. No new counties reported their first cases Saturday; over three-quarters of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
    • The state has reported 30 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 623 — an increase of about 5% from Friday
    • As of Saturday, 1,597 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s a decrease of 77 patients from Friday
    • At least 262,816 tests have been conducted

US IMPACTS:

  • The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 52,000, although the number of infections in New York is waning. The country has more than 907,000 confirmed cases. Globally, more than 2.84 million people are confirmed to be infected; more than 200,000 have died (WSJ)
  • The U.S. economy is likely to shrink 12% in the second quarter—a 40% drop if it were to persist for a year—and the jobless rate will average 14%
  • Amazon’s market value has surged amid the pandemic, but that could be a sign investors are ignoring potential problems at the e-commerce giant
  • Millions of Americans are skipping their credit-card payments as the pandemic puts them out of work
  • Georgia allowed some nonessential businesses to open. Several national chains, however, said they wouldn’t reopen yet
  • U.S. stocks fell for the week, buffeted by a collapse in oil prices and mounting evidence of the pandemic’s economic toll

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/24/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 865,585
  • Total deaths: 48,816
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club now has 9 confirmed and 6 recovered cases of COVID-19. The new case is a direct contact case meaning the individual came in direct contact with a known positive case. We apologize, due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we will not be able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reports 71 new cases, 5 additional deaths, this brings the total case count in Dallas County to 2,834
  • Tarrant County Public Health reported three COVID-19 deaths Friday and a single-day high of 147 new cases. The county also confirmed 147 new cases -- a single-day high for the county. The number eclipses the 129 confirmed on Thursday, which was the previous single-day high
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is announcing 19 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 680 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 9 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • Southlake-based Sabre Corp. will furlough one-third of its worldwide workforce as the global travel industry has shrunk to nearly nothing
  • A child at the Primrose School of Fort Worth West at 3777 Westridge Ave. tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. The school will be closed through April 26 for a deep cleaning
  • The number of inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus at Fort Worth Federal Medical Center increased by nearly 275% since Tuesday
  • Several bars in the Fort Worth Stockyards plan to reopen on May 1, including one which said it may do so regardless of coronavirus shutdown orders

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 862 more cases of the new coronavirus Friday, an increase of about 4% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 22,806
    • Over three-quarters of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
    • The state has reported 32 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 593 — an increase of about 6% from Thursday
    • As of Friday, 1,674 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s a decrease of 175 patients from Thursday 
    • At least 242,547 tests have been conducted
  • The governor’s office announced Friday that $11.3 million in rental assistance will be easier to access for Texans in need during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Calls spiked — then dropped. Domestic abuse survivors, at home with abusers during the pandemic, may be unable to get help
  • Most Texas voters think coronavirus will be contained “in the next few months,” UT/TT Poll finds
  • The Galveston City Council voted Thursday to reopen its beaches for specific uses, the Houston Chronicle reports. Exercise, surfing, swimming, and fishing will be allowed from 6 to 9 a.m. beginning Monday. Outside of those hours, the use of the beach is still prohibited. Violators face a $500 fine. Vehicle traffic, picnics and setting up chairs or tents is banned

US IMPACTS:

  • The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 50,000. The country has more than 869,000 confirmed cases. Globally, more than 2.7 million people are confirmed to be infected; more than 192,000 have died (WSJ)
  • Macy’s, Gap, TGI Fridays, and other national chains say they will pass on the early phase of reopening in states such as Georgia and South Carolina
  • Comfort food is making a comeback, Nestlé and other packaged-food makers said. In other earnings news, Verizon said smartphone sales are down and American Express said credit-card spending has fallen dramatically
  • ExxonMobil is shifting its production in Louisiana to make hand sanitizer
  • Lawmakers voted to bolster aid to small businesses, hospitals and testing efforts as the U.S. asked publicly traded companies to repay small-business stimulus loans
  • U.S. stocks rose modestly, after a week in which shares have been buffeted by a collapse in oil prices and signs of a severe economic downturn

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/23/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 828,441
  • Total deaths: 46,379
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Adds 7 More COVID-19 Deaths, 80 New Cases Thursday. The seven deaths bring the total number of people in the county who have died after becoming infected to 72; the total number of infected is now 2,763
  • Tarrant County reported a single-day high 129 new coronavirus cases and its 45th pandemic-related death on Thursday.  The county has reported 1,559 COVID-19 cases, including 265 recoveries and 45 deaths
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is announcing 17 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 661 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 56 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • North Texas car dealerships are reopening showrooms after receiving ‘essential’ designation
  • North Richland Hills officials announced that the city is facing a significant budget shortfall and said pay cuts are coming because of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting next month city operations, except for emergency services, will be closed May 1, May 8 and May 15, and employees will not be paid on those days

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 875 more cases of the new coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total number of known cases to 21,944.  The state has reported 561 fatalities. As of Thursday, 1,649 patients are currently in Texas hospitals with 8,025 patients recovered. At least 225,078 tests have been conducted in Texas according to the Texas Department of State and Health Services 
  • UT to decide in June whether to have in-person classes in the fall
  • Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo sued over face mask requirement
  • Trump signs order pausing immigration for 60 days, with exceptions
  • Texas Supreme Court sides with Abbott after a judge halted his order restricting jail release
  • 280,000 more Texans filed for unemployment last week as oil collapse and coronavirus precautions wallop state’s economy

US IMPACTS:

  • An additional 4.4 million Americans sought unemployment benefits last week
  • Business activity in the U.S., Europe, and Japan collapsed in April
  • U.S. lawmakers are set to vote on further stimulus aid, but demand for small-business loans may soon outstrip the additional $320 million in funds
  • Oil prices soared, fueled in part by signs of a recovery in demand from China. U.S. stocks crept higher
  • Eli Lilly expects to begin human testing as soon as next month for an experimental COVID-19 treatment that uses antibodies
  • Unilever said the hit from lockdowns in big emerging markets such as China and India outweighed stockpiling by consumers in the U.S. Target’s profit was hit by a shift in sales to less-profitable items and lower-margin online business
  • Confirmed U.S. cases topped 843,000 and deaths exceeded 46,000. Globally, more than 2.6 million people have been infected; more than 185,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/22/2020 - 5:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 802,583
  • Total deaths: 44,575
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today 

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting another death from the coronavirus, and 81 additional positive cases
  • Tarrant County reported two more coronavirus deaths and 97 new cases on Wednesday.  The 97 new cases are the third-most reported in a single day by the county. The county has confirmed 44 pandemic-related deaths and 1,430 cases, including 259 recoveries. Twenty-five of the deaths have been Fort Worth residents
  • One COVID-19 Related Death and 25 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County
  • Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said she does not have the novel coronavirus, but a second city employee she was in close contact with has tested positive for COVID-19
  • As officials talk about loosening some restrictions that have kept many in their homes in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, they say it’s too early to actually make changes

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 873 more cases of the new coronavirus Wednesday, an increase of about 4% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 21,069. Two new counties reported their first cases Wednesday; three-quarters of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case. The state has reported 26 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 543 — an increase of about 5% from Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 1,678 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s an increase of 259 patients from Tuesday. At least 216,783 tests have been conducted 
  • With Texans across the state staying at home instead of commuting to work or traveling during the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for gasoline has declined significantly. Economists say this lack of consumption is one of the primary factors responsible for the collapse in oil prices Monday and also what’s keeping the price of gas low
  • Texas clinics resume abortion services, citing Abbott’s loosening of ban on elective medical procedures
  • The Texas county jail population shrunk by more than 10,000 people in March, according to data from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The nearly 15% drop comes as health officials across the state and country have urged law enforcement to keep fewer people in disease-prone lockups during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Anti-vaccination advocates on Wednesday called on Gov. Greg Abbott to clarify his stance on a vaccine for the new coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • Oil and stock prices rose, bringing some calm after the week’s market storms
  • AT&T said cash-strapped customers are spending less and TV production has halted. Delta expects it could be three years before the demand for flying recovers. Toilet-paper sales boosted Kimberly-Clark’s results
  • The $484 billion interim stimulus bill, moving through Congress now, includes expanded funding for small businesses, hospitals, and testing
  • The first U.S. victims of coronavirus died in February in California, weeks earlier than previously thought. The number of confirmed U.S. cases rose past 825,000 and deaths exceeded 45,000
  • Globally, more than 2.5 million people have been confirmed to be infected; more than 178,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/21/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 776,093
  • Total deaths: 41,758
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  •  Trophy Club now has 8 confirmed and 6 recovered cases of COVID-19, DETAILS HERE

    We apologize, due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we will not be able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals.  

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County commissioners voted on Tuesday to extend the county’s stay-at-home order until May 15, two weeks past the statewide order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott
  • Dallas County reported four more deaths from complications of the coronavirus. The announcement came after two days without a fatality related to COVID-19. In all, the county has reported 64 deaths
  • Tarrant County reported three more deaths Tuesday morning from complications of the coronavirus. The county has confirmed 42 deaths related to COVID-19, along with 84 new cases reported Tuesday. In addition, the county has reported 1,333 positive cases and 223 recoveries.
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 18 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 619 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 9 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • Denton County Commissioners Court on Tuesday acknowledged the Governor’s Orders shall supersede any local conflicting order issued in response to the COVD-19 disaster and that local officials shall not impose restrictions inconsistent with the Governor’s Orders. The Disaster Declaration and Executive Order approved by Denton County Commissioners Court on April 14, 2020, shall remain in effect. 
  • Starting Tuesday, the mayor of Colleyville said residents can attend churches and other places of worship so long as social distancing guidelines are followed. He also said starting Friday they can dine at restaurants with outdoor patios — so long as tables are spaced apart — and have one-on-one visits with salon establishments, gyms, and massage therapists.  With that announcement, Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton on Tuesday appears to be the first mayor in Texas to move ahead with plans to relax stay-at-home orders aimed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, well before the governor has signed off on such actions statewide
  • Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will be tested for coronavirus after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • In Texas, as of April 21, there are 20,196 cases in 198 counties.  The number of patients with positive tests who are hospitalized is1,419 and 517 people who tested positive for the virus has died. 205,399 tests for the coronavirus have been run in Texas
  • In a briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Abbott reported 500,000 jobs were open in Texas and introduced a new FREE online tool called Workforce Solutions.  Job seekers and employers can see who is hiring and what services are available and where due to the fact that the tool is divided by region, DETAILS HERE
  • A day after oil prices crashed, The Texas Railroad Commission opted against taking action to impose limits on oil producers

US IMPACTS:

  • Oil prices continued to plunge. Stocks followed as investors weighed the prospect of a more prolonged downturn
  • "We have a deal" on more small-business aid, the Senate’s top Democrat said
  • President Trump said he will suspend immigration into the U.S. to protect American jobs as companies warned of disruptions
  • Congressional leaders struck an agreement with the White House on more than $480 billion in aid to small businesses and hospitals
  • Coke’s chief said he doesn’t expect consumer spending to bounce back quickly, and McDonald’s said it would move slowly to reopen dining rooms
  • Globally, close to 2.5 million people have been confirmed to be infected; more than 170,000 have died. The U.S. has more than 787,000 confirmed cases; more than 42,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/20/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 746,625
  • Total deaths: 39,083
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Park will open WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020, for general entry and boat the ramp use. Staff will ask patrons to continue to observe social distance guidelines as well as park barriers and restrictions. The Disc Golf course will remain closed until further notice, staff will reevaluate all park amenities periodically and continue opening various sections of the park accordingly. Please email parksandrec@trophyclub.org for any questions
  • NISD begins online enrollment begins for both returning and new students for 2020-21 school year, DETAILS HERE
  • The Census Bureau temporarily suspended 2020 Census field data collection activities in March. Steps are already being taken to reactivate field offices beginning June 1, 2020, in preparation for the resumption of field data collection operations as quickly as possible following June 1. In-person activities, including all interaction with the public, enumeration, office work, and processing activities, will incorporate the most current guidance to promote the health and safety of staff and the public. This will include recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing practices, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County to ‘Scrap and Claw’ for More Testing as 84 More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Monday. Judge Clay Jenkins warns against rushing back out too soon, continuing to limit essential trips. The latest additions of COVID-19 bring the total case count in Dallas County to 2,512. For the second straight day, the county did not record any new deaths associated with the virus. That total remains at 60
  • Tarrant County recorded another coronavirus death and 13 new confirmed cases Sunday, raising the total number of deaths to 39 and confirmed cases to 1,242. Hospitals across Tarrant County have 670 ventilators open with 2,734 open beds. Hospitals have 115 beds occupied with confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 2,847 total beds occupied with 161 ventilators in use. Of those who have confirmed cases of coronavirus, 64% have not been hospitalized
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 17 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 5 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 598 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 249 of those now recovered

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas oil price plummets below $1 as the coronavirus pandemic’s economic woes continue battering the state
  • Most state parks reopen Monday in the first phase of broader loosening of restrictions
  • Officials knew coronavirus could spread at the Houston Rodeo and proceeded with the event anyway
  • As of April 20, Texas has 19,458 cases in 198 counties.  495 people who tested positive for the virus have died.  394 tests for the coronavirus have been run in Texas.  More than 13% of Texas nursing homes have at least one resident with coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • Lawmakers were closing in on a more than $450 billion agreement to replenish a stimulus program for small businesses
  • The price of oil fell below zero for May delivery, a sign that little space exists to store crude. U.S. stocks fell
  • Clothing retailers are discounting heavily on their websites, but consumers aren’t rushing to buy spring fashions
  • U.S. stocks fell, signaling the start to a potentially volatile week in markets as investors remain at odds on the extent of the economic damage from the virus
  • U.S. governors are focused on accelerating testing capabilities, a step experts say is necessary to gradually reopen the economy. Some are boosting contact tracing
  • States took steps they see as necessary before lockdowns can be lifted. Some are increasing contact tracing. New York is starting antibody tests to gauge what percentage of its population has been infected
  • The Trump administration said it would allow some companies to delay payment of import tariffs
  • Globally, 2.4 million people have been confirmed to be infected; more than 166,000 have died. The U.S. has more than 760,000 confirmed cases; more than 40,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/19/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 720,630
  • Total deaths: 37,202
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today 

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Records 1st Day Without a Coronavirus-Related Death in Nearly 2 Weeks
    • Health officials in Dallas County Sunday reported 104 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 2,428
    • Of the 60 deaths Dallas County has reported, 38% have been associated with long-term care facilities
  • Tarrant County Reports 39th Coronavirus-Related Death, 13 New Cases. The county has 1,242 reported cases of COVID-19
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one new laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 593 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 248 of those now recovered
  • A Southlake Public Works employee described as a dedicated civil servant and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran has died from COVID-19
  • A federal program designed to help small business employees maintain their paychecks during the coronavirus recession dried up Thursday and stopped taking new applications, leaving an untold number of Fort Worth-area businesses wondering when assistance will come
  • Neiman Marcus Group, one of Texas’ iconic retail brands, is preparing to declare bankruptcy due to economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Its flagship company, Dallas-based Neiman Marcus, would be the first major U.S. department store to suffer an economic blow of this magnitude during the pandemic

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 663 more cases of the new coronavirus Sunday, an increase of about 4% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 18,923
    • Three new counties reported their first cases Sunday; three-quarters of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
    • The state has reported 24 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 477 — an increase of about 5% from Saturday
    • As of Sunday, 1,471 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s an increase of 150 patients from Saturday
    • At least 182,710 tests have been conducted
  • Houston Independent School District distributed free groceries Saturday to people in more than 4,000 vehicles at NRG Stadium, the Houston Chronicle reported. A separate line drew an additional 500 people on foot

US IMPACTS:

  • Democratic leaders and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said they were very close to striking a deal on replenishing a popular small-business aid program whose funding ran out last week
  • Nation by nation, health authorities in the European Union are selecting when and where commercial life can reopen
  • U.S. steelmakers are slashing production to match a sharp collapse in demand caused by manufacturers idling plants
  • Bets against the stock market have risen to their highest levels in years as short-selling against the SPDR S&P 500 Trust, the biggest exchange-traded fund tracking the broad index, rose to $68.1 billion last week
  • Hospitalizations declined in New York, the worst-hit state in the worst-hit nation. The U.S. has more than 742,400 confirmed cases; more than 40,500 have died. Globally, more than 2.37 million people have confirmed cases; more than 164,000 have died (WSJ)

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/18/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 690,714
  • Total deaths: 35,443
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County health officials reported a record 134 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, as well as five more deaths
    • The county’s previous daily high was 124, reported Friday. The county has now recorded 2,324 total cases and 60 deaths
    • Today’s five deaths bring the weekly fatalities to 33, which is the deadliest week so far and 55% of all COVID19 deaths in Dallas County
  • Tarrant County reported three more COVID-19 deaths Saturday, as well as 54 new positive cases
    • The county has now recorded 38 deaths related to the disease. The additional positive COVID-19 cases bring the county’s total to 1,229
    • Of all cases in Tarrant County, 37% percent have required hospitalization and 188 people have recovered, health officials said. 
    • Forty percent of patients have been aged 45-64
    • 35% have been aged 25-44, and 18% have been 65 and older
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 16 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County
    • DCPH is also announcing 7 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 592 confirmed COVID-19 cases recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
    • DCPH is also announcing 4 newly

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas utility regulators have programs to prevent shutoffs during the pandemic. But some Texans are falling through the cracks
  • Texas requests federal funding to cover coronavirus testing for the uninsured
  • In Texas, 176,239 tests have been administered — far fewer per person than in other large states. 95% were run by private labs
  • 18,260 Texans tested positive for the coronavirus as of April 18 — 889 more than the day before and 5,699 more than a week ago
  • 453 Texans have died as of April 18 — 25 more than the day before and 199 more than a week ago
  • More than 13% of Texas nursing homes have at least one resident with coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • Texas became one of the first states to chart a reopening, with some activities set to resume next week. Tensions reignited between President Trump and other states amid protests against stay-at-home orders
  • Mr. Trump announced a $19 billion relief program for the agriculture sector, which will include $16 billion in direct payments and $3 billion in purchases
  • U.S. stocks rose on the talk of reopening
  • Taylor Swift postponed all her concerts for the rest of the year, and San Diego Comic-Con was canceled, signaling an extended shutdown of cultural events
  • Lawmakers signaled a potential breakthrough in stalled talks on more small-business aid
  • More than 150,000 have died world-wide; 34,000 of them in the U.S. Chinese authorities revised the death toll in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, upward by 50%, acknowledging many cases hadn’t been counted

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/17/2020 - 7:15 PM

On behalf of the Town of Trophy Club, Mayor Pro Tem Shoffner, Town Council and beyond…. we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Mayor Sanders and the entire Sanders family on their loss.  

This virus has no favorites, it can touch any one of us in many ways!  Please stay safe, continue to social distance yourself and help us work together to flatten the curve.  Read more about Wade Sanders and his family’s’ fight here: https://bit.ly/TCWadeSanders

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/17/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 661,712 (660,430 confirmed; 1,282 probable)
  • Total deaths: 33,049 (28,823 confirmed; 4,226 probable)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • During a press conference today, Governor Greg Abbott announced school facilities in Texas will remain closed through May to stem the spread of COVID-19. Unless this decision is changed in the coming weeks, Northwest ISD buildings will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, DETAILS HERE
  • Northwest ISD is having a Spring Plant Sale for Byron Nelson, V.R. Eaton, and Northwest High Schools this Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th from 7 AM to 6 PM. The district has to enforce a strict protocol for all visitors and staff working the plant sale to ensure our safety during this time. DETAILS HERE
  • Please Remember: Now is not the time to be complacent. Preventing COVID-19 from spreading isn’t somebody else’s job; it’s everybody’s job. Don’t allow yourself to be lulled into a sense of false security merely because nobody you know has been affected. That’s the worst kind of complacency.  Remember to do your part and take the recommended precautions:
    • Avoid close contact with sick people
    • Stay home if you’re sick. Limit contact with others as much as possible
    • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands to avoid spreading germs
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Five more deaths from complications of COVID-19 were announced Friday as Dallas County reported 124 new cases of the coronavirus. The county has reported 2,190 positive cases and 55 deaths since it began keeping records on the virus
  • On Friday morning, county officials announced that 17 people at a Dallas homeless shelter have tested positive for the coronavirus. These are the first publicly known cases among the homeless population in Dallas
  • Officials in Tarrant County reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as well as the county’s 35th death from the illness. Tarrant County has had 1,175 total cases, including 187 patients who have recovered after contracting the disease
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 21 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 585 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 916 more cases of the new coronavirus Friday, an increase of about 6% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 17,371
    • One new county reported its first case Friday; three-quarters of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case, 192 are reporting cases
    • Harris County has reported the most cases, followed by Dallas County
    • The state has reported 35 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 428 — an increase of about 9% from Thursday
    • As of Friday, 1,522 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s an increase of 63 patients from Thursday
    • At least 169,536 tests have been conducted
  • Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines
    • First, the Governor established the Strike Force to Open Texas—a team of nationally recognized medical experts and private and public leaders who will advise the Governor on safely and strategically reopening the state of Texas
    • Second, Executive Order (GA-16) relates to the safe, strategic reopening of select services and activities in Texas. This order establishes a temporary "Retail-To-Go" model that will allow retail outlets in Texas to reopen beginning Friday, April 24. Under this model, reopened establishments are required to deliver items to customer’s cars, homes, or other locations to minimize contact
      • Under Executive Order (GA-16), schools — including public, private, and higher education institutions — will remain closed for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers may go into the classroom for video instruction, to perform administrative duties, and to clean out their classrooms
    • Third Executive Order (GA-15) relates to hospital capacity and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the COVID-19 response. The order loosens restrictions on surgeries put in place by Governor Abbott in March. Beginning at 11:59pm on April 21 through 11:59pm on May 8
    • The Governor today also directed state parks to reopen on Monday, April 20 with strict guidelines to reduce transmission of COVID-19 – including requiring visitors to wear face coverings, maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of their party, and prohibiting the gathering of groups larger than five

US IMPACTS:

  • China’s economy plummeted 6.8% in the first quarter. Many in China are back at work but the global spread of the virus, hitting its export markets, clouds its recovery
  • U.S. stocks rose amid optimism that parts of the American economy may begin reopening in coming days
  • A potential breakthrough in stalled talks on more small-business aid came as a key Republican said he was open to adding hospital funding to the stimulus package
  • Thursday’s surge in the number of reported U.S. deaths came as more probable cases are included. More than 33,000 people in the U.S have died of COVID-19
  • Globally, more than 2.1 million cases are confirmed and more than 147,000 people have died. Chinese authorities revised the death toll in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, upward by 50%, acknowledging many cases hadn’t been counted

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/16/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 632,548 (632,220 confirmed; 348 probable)
  • Total deaths: 27,012 (22,871 confirmed; 4,141 probable)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported its second-highest death total Thursday from the coronavirus, two days after announcing its highest to date. Seven more people died from COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 50. Eighteen of those deaths have come in the last three days.  The county also reported 80 additional positive coronavirus cases. So far, 2,066 people tested positive
  • Dallas County residents will be required to wear ’cloth coverings’.  “To better protect you and our frontline heroes, we are requiring all visitors to essential businesses, essential business employees and riders of public transportation to wear a cloth covering beginning Saturday,” Judge Clay Jenkins said.
  • Four more people died in Tarrant County from the coronavirus, according to public officials, bringing the county’s total to 34. The county also reported that 157 people have recovered from COVID-19. As of Wednesday, there are a total of 990 reported positive cases
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 15 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. DCPH is also announcing 17 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 564 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas universities are getting millions in federal money to offset coronavirus losses. It won’t be enough, officials say
  • More than 1 million people in Texas filed for unemployment relief in the last month
  • Texas teachers urge the governor to keep schools closed, allow districts to prepare for fall
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to reveal his plan to reopen businesses in the state on Friday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold

US IMPACTS:

  • Weekly jobless claims data showed that benefit applications for the newly unemployed continue to come in near record-high levels. Global stocks dropped following the news
  • More than 2.07 million people worldwide have confirmed cases, nearly one-third of them in the U.S. Globally, more than 138,000 have died (WSJ)
  • Supplies of vital medical equipment bound for the U.S. are stuck in China due to new export restrictions
  • Funding has been exhausted for the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program as talks continue on adding funds to the small-business relief plan
  • The world’s demand for crude will drop by about a fifth in April, OPEC said, and forecast global economic growth will decline by 1.5% this year
  • President Trump told governors on a conference call today that he wants to begin to reopen the U.S. economy on May 1
    • He called on governors with low coronavirus numbers to begin to reopen their economies on May 1, with the caveat that states should go at their own pace
    • "You states with beautifully low numbers, let’s get your states open and get back to work," Trump said
  • The White House distributed a document of guidelines for "Opening up America Again" that offers proposed phased reopenings in state or regions that meet certain "gating" criteria.  It includes metrics around cases, symptoms and hospital capacity
  • The White House plan also includes 3 distinct phases for states, beginning when they satisfy an initial list of progress based on the metrics above
    • A slightly softer lockdown, with a phased reopening of some offices and social distancing, still encouraged
    • For the non-vulnerable population, life largely returns to normal. Non-essential travel can resume for non-vulnerable populations
    • For vulnerable populations, life can begin to normalize, but with social distancing for those people

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/15/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 605,390
  • Total deaths: 24,582
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • The disc golf course at Trophy Club Park is closed until further notice

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Officials reported 109 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 1,986. There have been 43 deaths related to the virus; Dallas County does not report how many patients have recovered
  • A 10th Dallas police officer has tested positive for coronavirus, days after the officer’s work partner was diagnosed
  • A Fort Worth woman was Tarrant County’s 30th death from COVID-19, officials said Wednesday. As of Tuesday afternoon, Tarrant County had reported 929 total cases of COVID-19, with 103 recoveries
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 26 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 547 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 18 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county
  • President Donald Trump will seek the advice of two prominent Dallas businessmen to help claw the country out of the coronavirus economic predicament. Trump included Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones among a long list of consultants from the sports and business worlds during a Tuesday evening press conference
  • The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club is expected to remain on the PGA Tour’s schedule ... for June. The Colonial has been scheduled to be played next month over Memorial Day weekend (May 21-24), as the PGA Tour’s first event back amid the coronavirus pandemic. But, as Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said on Tuesday, that date was “really going to push it.” Golf Digest said no fans were expected to be allowed to attend this year’s Colonial, although a source said they “didn’t know” whether that would be the case

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas has reported as of April 15, there are 15,492 cases in 184 counties
  • As of April 15, 364 people who tested positive for the virus have died in Texas
  • As of April 15, 151,810 tests for the coronavirus have been run in Texas
  • The University of Texas at Austin cutting summer tuition
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will release details Friday on his plan to jumpstart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus outbreak

US IMPACTS:

  • More than two million people worldwide have confirmed cases, nearly one-third of them in the U.S. Globally, more than 128,000 have died (WSJ)
  • President Trump’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization drew criticism
  • U.S. retail sales dropped 8.7% in March, the largest fall on record
  • U.S. stocks sank as the latest figures highlighted the economic toll. Global oil demand is forecast to fall by a record amount this year
  • Profit declines at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Citigroup as they brace for loan losses offered fresh cues on a looming wave of defaults

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/14/2020 - 6:45 PM

UPDATE ON GOLF AT THE TROPHY CLUB COUNTRY CLUB:

Denton County Judge Andy Eads held a video conference call on Thursday, April 9, with the COO of The PGA of America, and roughly 30 golf course owners or general managers, where it was discussed and agreed if the courses re-opened, they would establish the following rules for operations. Additionally, on April 11, 2020, the Texas Attorney General posted a letter clarifying the Governor’s Executive Order GA-14 as it relates to golf courses. As a result, the rules listed below were, once again, determined to be required at this time.

The recommendations and restrictions in place will not be altered in any way by any golfer accessing the Golf Courses at Trophy Club Country Club. If members break the rules that follow, they have been instructed to apply the three-strike approach; first this communication, second a warning for not following protocol and third removal from the course with further action up to suspension of Membership privileges until the “Stay at Home” order is removed.

One incident of non-compliance could result in the Club being required to close the course for all golf activities until the current guidelines are lifted. We do not want one or two golfers not following the rules to ruin this opportunity for everyone. Again, WE ALL MUST BE IN TOTAL COMPLIANCE AT ALL TIMES. Here are the rules that allow us to make golf available to our members:

  • The Golf Shop, Cart-barn and Clubhouse must remain closed to all Members.
  • All play shall start from the first tee.
  • Members ONLY. NO guests of members allowed.
  • All tee times must be made in advance by phone or online.
  • Tee times will be available beginning Wednesday morning. They can be made thru the normal computer reservation system or by calling the shop. NO WALK UPS. The regular shop hours of 7:30 am – 6:00 pm will begin Wednesday. Again, the shop will not be open or available for Members.
  • A security team will be on the course to ensure total compliance. If a violation is observed you will be asked to leave the course.
  • Walking is preferred and pull carts are allowed. The use of golf carts is permitted only if the cart is privately owned and operated by the owner. Usage of a cart is limited to a single person and anyone living in the same household.
  • Social distancing will be observed at a 12-foot minimum. Perception from others is sometimes misconstrued. This distancing will ensure there are no mistakes made by the interpretation of observers.
  • Flagsticks will remain in the holes however you must apply a “NO TOUCH RULE.” Leave in the flagstick in the hole when putting.
  • Cups will be turned upside down to prevent potential transfer.
  • Ball washers, bunker rakes and water coolers have been removed from the course. Please plan accordingly.
  • Groups are not permitted to congregate anywhere. Please arrive no more than 10 – 12 minutes before your tee time and leave immediately following your round of golf.
  • Only golfers will be allowed on the course. No walkers, bicycles or running please.
  • No beverage carts are allowed. The Eagles Nest will also be closed.
  • Please refrain from congregating in the parking lot before and after your round. Social Distancing and Social Gathering rules are in effect in this area as well.
  • Stagger parking spaces when utilizing the parking lot; skip a spot or two.

Once again, these are not recommendations but rather requirements for ALL GOLFERS. There is no room for error.

Importantly, during golfing hours there will be no walking the course for exercise, access by bicycles, skateboards or any other recreational device due to potential for injury.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/14/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 579,005
  • Total deaths: 22,252
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County announced 10 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon — the first time the single-day count has crossed into double digits. The county also reported 89 additional positive coronavirus tests Tuesday, raising its total to 1,877
  • Four more residents have died from complications of COVID-19 in Tarrant County with 29 total deaths and 103 recoveries. As of Monday afternoon, it had reported 876 positive cases
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County resident
  • has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 14 deaths. DCPH is also announcing 14 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 521 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 718 more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, an increase of about 5% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 14,624
    • Three counties reported their first cases Tuesday; more than two-thirds of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
    • Harris County has reported the most cases, 3,747, followed by Dallas County, which has reported 1,788 cases
    • The state has reported 31 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 318 — an increase of about 11% from Monday
    • As of Tuesday, 1,409 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s an increase of 233 patients from Monday
    • At least 146,467 tests have been conducted
  • An $811.5 million infusion is coming to Texas airports to support operation and payroll expenses, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday. The grant is funded through the $2 trillion pandemic relief bill known as the CARES Act. The money will go toward supporting continuing operations and replacing revenue lost amid the sharp decline in passenger traffic and other airport business because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funds are available for airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments
  • Up to a third of Texas coronavirus-related deaths occurred in long-term facilities
  • Texas officials to discuss request that state cut oil production
  • Coronavirus alters parole programs Texas prisoners must complete before being released

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. authorities are weighing when and how to restart the economy as coronavirus infection rates show signs of stabilizing. In Europe, several countries are extending lockdown
  • The number of new cases each day appeared to level off in the U.S., which has more than 583,000 confirmed cases; more than 23,000 have died (WSJ)
  • Global cases topped 1.9 million; more than 121,000 have died (WSJ)
  • U.S. stocks rose as officials spoke of plans to resume some business activity
  • Banks are bracing for a wave of defaults among borrowers. A second round of layoffs is hitting workers who thought their jobs were safe

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/13/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 554,849
  • Total deaths: 21,942
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported 65 new coronavirus cases Monday, but county Judge Clay Jenkins warned those numbers could be “artificially low” because some COVID-19 testing sites were closed Sunday
    • The new cases bring Dallas County’s total to 1,788. Dallas County also reported another death, bringing the toll to 32
    • Of the cases requiring hospitalization in Dallas County, 69% have been either over 60 years old or have had at least one high-risk chronic health condition
    • Diabetes has been an underlying condition in 30% of all hospitalized patients in Dallas County
  • After slow Sunday, Tarrant County coronavirus cases rise again with 70 reported Monday for a total of 876 cases. The county has reported 25 deaths and 103 recoveries
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 25 new laboratory-confirmed cases of

    COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 507 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 51 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county

  • Fort Worth has 335 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 38 recoveries and 12 deaths. Arlington has 145 confirmed cases, including 18 recoveries and three deaths

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that reopening the Texas economy will be a "slow process" guided by public health concerns as he continued to preview a forthcoming executive order that will detail his strategy to reignite business in the state
    • He indicated his announcement later this week will include a "comprehensive team" that he said will "evaluate what must be done for Texas to open back up, ensuring what we are doing is consistent with data, with medical analysis, as well as strategies about which type of businesses will be able to open up."
    • He announced $50 million in loans to small businesses suffering under the pandemic
    • He also told reporters to expect in his announcement this week whether schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. (Abbott previously ordered them closed until May 4)
  • Texas reported 422 more cases of the new coronavirus Monday, an increase of about 3% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 13,906
  • More than two-thirds of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • The state has reported 16 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 287 — an increase of about 6% from Sunday
  • As of Monday, 1,176 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s a decrease of 162 patients from Sunday
  • At least 133,226 tests have been conducted

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. authorities are weighing when and how to restart the economy as coronavirus infection rates show signs of stabilizing. In Europe, several countries are extending lockdowns
  • The number of new cases each day appeared to level off in the U.S., which has more than 560,000 confirmed cases; more than 22,000 have died
  • Global cases topped 1.8 million; more than 117,000 have died (WSJ)
  • As state governors weighed plans for a when and how to lift some lockdown measures, President Trump asserted that the federal government would decide
  • U.S. stocks fell as investors prepared for quarterly earnings reports that will provide a first glimpse of the pandemic’s impact on profits
  • Almost 300 companies have withdrawn their financial guidance and about 175 companies have suspended stock buybacks or cut dividends as the virus hits the economy

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/12/2020 - 4:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 525,704
  • Total deaths: 20,486
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Happy Easter! See a message from Mayor Sanders, DETAILS HERE
  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported four deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, along with 79 more coronavirus cases. The four deaths, which bring the county’s total to 31, are the most reported in a single day in Dallas County. The new cases bring the county’s total count to 1,723
  • Tarrant County reported 22 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 806. The county’s death toll stood at 25 on Sunday, no increase from the day before. Ninety people have recovered from the virus, according to the county’s latest numbers
  • Denton County reported eight more coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing its total to 482. The county has 338 active cases of COVID-19; 131 people have recovered, and 13 have died

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott will extend his month-old disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, he announced Sunday afternoon via proclamation. The move allows him to continue using a slew of powers to address the crisis, most notably his ability to authorize "the use of all available and necessary state government resources to help manage" the pandemic
  • Texas reported 923 more cases of the new coronavirus Sunday, an increase of about 7% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 13,484. 
  • No new counties reported their first cases Sunday
  • More than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • The state has reported 17 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 271 — an increase of about 7% from Saturday
  • As of Sunday, 1,338 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s a decrease of 176 patients from Saturday
  • At least 124,553 tests have been conducted
  • President Donald Trump planned to spend his Easter Sunday watching the online service of the First Baptist Church Dallas

US IMPACTS:

  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was released from the hospital after being treated for coronavirus.
  • Pope Francis offered Easter Mass in a near-empty St. Peter’s Basilica, proclaiming what he called a “contagion of hope”
  • U.S. Olympic sports groups that usually generate much of their own revenue are now seeking government aid
  • The global death toll topped 109,000, with the U.S. surpassing Italy as the country with the most deaths from the virus
  • A rapid test for the new coronavirus that was touted by the White House as a game-changing development has proved vexing for state officials

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/11/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 492,416
  • Total deaths: 18,559
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported two more COVID-19 deaths Saturday, along with 107 new positive cases. The county has now recorded 27 deaths and 1,644 positive cases of COVID-19
  • Tarrant County reported four more COVID-19 deaths Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 25. The county also reported 82 more positive cases on Saturday, bringing its total to 787. A total of 90 people in the county have recovered
  • Denton County Public Health has announced the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth COVID-19 related deaths in Denton County. DCPH has also announced 20 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 474 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reports 12,561 cases and 254 deaths. Texas reported 890 more cases of the new coronavirus Saturday, an increase of about 8% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 12,561. 
    • The state has reported 28 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 254 — an increase of about 12% from Friday
    • 1,514 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s a decrease of 18 patients from Friday
    • At least 120,533 tests have been conducted
  • Texas doctors experiment with plasma transfusions.  Injecting antibody-rich plasma from people who have recovered from the new coronavirus into people who have severe cases of COVID-19
  • Churches taking different approaches to Easter services. Texas churches have the governor’s blessing to hold services for the holiday thanks to Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement last week that churches are an essential service and can remain open during the pandemic — as long as they follow health guidance to keep patrons 6 feet apart
  • More than 11,000 Texans have tested positive; new numbers expected Saturday
  • Fewer tests have been conducted for the new coronavirus in Texas per capita than every state but on with only 332 tests conducted per 100,000 people.  (In the United States only Kansas ranks worse, at 327 tests issued per 100,000 people)

US IMPACTS:

  • The United States surpassed Italy on Saturday to become the country with the most coronavirus deaths. The U.S. death toll early Saturday increased to 19,701 Saturday afternoon, while Italy had 19,468 and Spain had 16,353. While close to taking the lead in the number of fatalities, virus deaths in relation to the total population remain at about one-sixth of those in hard-hit Italy or Spain (USA Today)
  • As people prepare to celebrate Easter on Sunday, states are cracking down on religious gatherings to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. But some lawmakers and religious leaders are challenging the social distancing measures
  • Florida nursing homes ask the governor for protection from lawsuits
  • Trump announces a second task force to focus on ’opening our country’

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/10/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 459,165
  • Total deaths: 16,570
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Three more coronavirus-deaths among Dallas County residents were reported Friday, along with 105 new cases of the illness. The three deaths, which increase the county’s total to 25, are the most reported in a single day. Dallas County has reported 1,537 total cases of COVID-19
  • Dallas County’s two drive-through testing sites will be closed Sunday in observance of Easter
  • Tarrant County reported 68 new cases Friday and has had 705 positive cases overall. So far, 90 patients have recovered

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 1,441 more cases of the new coronavirus Friday, an increase of about 14% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 11,671
  • Six new counties reported their first cases Friday
  • More than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • The state has reported 27 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 226 — an increase of about 14% from Thursday
  • 1,532 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s an increase of 93 patients from Thursday
  • At least 115,918 tests have been conducted
  • More than 160 of the state’s 1,222 nursing homes, or about 13%, have at least one case of the new coronavirus
  • San Antonio’s city coffers have lost $100.9 million from a halt in commercial and tourist activities from the new coronavirus
  • The Austin City Council unanimously voted to use up to $15 million of the city’s reserves to assist people hit by the economic collapse caused by the new coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • The global death toll topped 100,000, with more than 486,000 confirmed cases in the U.S
  • Despite the Trump administration’s promise to deliver aid quickly, applicants for small-business loans are still waiting for their funds
  • Boeing tapped investment banks for help securing a financial lifeline after the pandemic deepened its troubles

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/09/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 427,460
  • Total deaths: 14,696
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • UPDATE: Due to anticipated inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, the Easter Bunny will be making his appearance TOMORROW, FRIDAY, April 10 starting at 9:00 am. Parks staff will be driving the Easter Bunny around town to wave hello and wish all residents a safe and healthy Easter weekend! The Easter Bunny will start on the East side of town at 9:00 am and head towards the West side of town around 10:00 am - 10:15 am. The intention is to drive every street in town!  Staff asks that all families stay in their driveways and continue practicing social distancing. For questions, contact parksandrec@trophyclub.org

DFW IMPACTS:

  • DFW Airport may postpone a $3.5 billion expansion, including Terminal F construction. The airport, which is owned jointly by Dallas and Fort Worth, expects to lose up to $225 million in revenue from airlines and passengers during the next six months
  • Dallas will rent RVs and hotel rooms to quarantine first responders. The Dallas City Council approved $4.3 million for protective equipment, recreational vehicles, and hotel rooms, the later to be used to quarantine first responders. Dallas Police have said at least six officers have tested positive for the new coronavirus; so have nine firefighters
  • Five cases of coronavirus were confirmed in an Arlington retirement community after all 263 residents and staff were tested
  • Dallas County reported 108 additional cases of coronavirus and two more deaths Thursday. The new cases bring the county’s total to 1,432 with 22 deaths
  • Tarrant County announced a woman from Fort Worth is the 20th death in the county from complications of coronavirus. The county has reported 588 confirmed positive cases so. Of the total patients, 61 have recovered
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced the eighth and ninth COVID-19 related deaths in Denton County. DCPH has also announced 28 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 426 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 877 more cases of the new coronavirus Thursday, an increase of about 9% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 10,230. Three new counties reported their first cases Thursday; more than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • The state has reported 22 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 199 — an increase of about 12% from Wednesday
  • As of Thursday, 1,439 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. That’s a decrease of 52 patients from Wednesday. At least 106,134 tests have been conducted
  • Texas Supreme Court delays the collection of consumer debt until May 8. Courts can issue writs of garnishments — which authorize withholding money from someone’s paycheck or bank account to settle unpaid debt — but debt collection can’t take effect until after May 7

US IMPACTS:

  • Global cases neared 1.5 million, with 363,000 in the U.S. More than 91,000 people have died worldwide
  • U.S. unemployment claims hit 6.6 million last week, after a record 6.9 million a week earlier
  • The Federal Reserve launched programs to aid midsize businesses and local governments. Lawmakers sparred over how much to include in additional relief measures
  • U.S. stocks rose

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/08/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 395,011
  • Total deaths: 12,754
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • A reminder that In observance of the Easter weekend and Good Friday, town offices will be closed all day on Friday, April 10, 2020. Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services will remain in operation at all times. Additionally, trash and recycling will be picked up on schedule with the exception of BULK and BRUSH trash. 

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported 63 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, marking a decline in a recent trend for days that featured full COVID-19 testing. The county, which now has had a total of 1,324 positive tests, has reported at least 90 new cases every day in April aside from Sunday. Tuesday’s report of 106 new cases was the most the county had seen to date. A day later, there were 43 less reported cases
  • Tarrant County reported the 19th coronavirus-related death, the county had recorded 588 positive cases with 53 recoveries
  • Denton County Public Health has announced 32 new laboratory-confirmed cases of
  • COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 398 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reports 9,353 cases and 177 deaths
    • Texas reported 1,091 more cases of the new coronavirus Wednesday, an increase of about 13% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 9,353
    • Six new counties reported their first cases Wednesday; more than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case  
    • The state has reported 23 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 177 — an increase of about 15% from Tuesday.
    • 1,491 patients are known to be hospitalized in Texas. At least 96,258 tests have been conducted
  • Lawmakers ask the federal government to halt work on the Dallas-to-Houston bullet train.  The company in charge of the project laid off 28 workers because of the new coronavirus pandemic  
  • Texas A&M will repurpose animal viral test kits for human use.  The more than 2,000 kits — which have been used to test pigs, cows, and chickens — come from supplies already in stock at four of Texas A&M’s veterinary labs and consist of a swab, a vial with transport media to preserve the sample and a bag
  • Texas won’t disclose data on coronavirus in Texas nursing homes.  Hundreds of Texas nursing home residents and staff members have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Texas officials acknowledge they’re tracking data on infected people living or working at nursing homes. But, unlike other states, Texas isn’t releasing such comprehensive data
  • Walgreens will be starting drive-thru testing at some locations for COVID-19 using tests that give a result in 15-minutes, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced at an April 8 press briefing on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

US IMPACTS:

  • The U.S. recorded its deadliest day from the virus Tuesday, with 1,939 deaths in 24 hours. More than 400,000 people in the U.S. are confirmed to be infected. There were signs the pandemic is peaking in New York, the worst-hit state
  • There are more than 1.4 million cases worldwide; more than 83,000 people have died
  • U.S. lawmakers are racing to augment relief measures, amid criticism a small-business loan program is moving too slowly
  • China began to reopen the city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged. Italy, Austria, and Denmark are also plotting the gradual unwinding of their lockdowns.
  • U.S. stocks edged higher

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/07/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 374,329
  • Total deaths: 12,064
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • On Saturday, April 11 starting at 9:00 am (weather permitting) parks staff will be driving the Easter Bunny himself around town to wave hello and wish all residents a safe and healthy Easter weekend! In addition, TC Police and Fire will accompany the Easter Bunny during the ride. The Easter Bunny will start on the East side of town at 9:00 am and head towards the West side of town around 10:00 am - 10:15 am. The intention is to drive every street in town!  Staff asks that all families stay in their driveways and continue practicing social distancing. For questions, contact parksandrec@trophyclub.org

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County reported 106 new positive cases of coronavirus and its 19th death. Dallas County now has 1,261 positive cases of COVID-19. Of those, 733 are residents of Dallas, while 106 come from Garland and 81 from Irving
  • Dallas County commissioners voted Tuesday afternoon to limit some of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ power. Commissioners voted on an amendment to require Jenkins to notify commissioners before placing any more restrictions on essential businesses without first notifying them and giving them a chance to call a meeting. The amendment also requires him to get a majority vote before extending his shelter-in-place order past April 30
  • Tarrant County reported five more deaths from complications of coronavirus Tuesday morning, bringing its death toll to 18 -- one fewer than Dallas County
  • Denton County Public Health has announced 29 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 366 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • The North Texas Food Bank announced Tuesday that one of their employees has tested positive for coronavirus. The nonprofit said they learned of the positive case late Sunday. The employee is a member of the transportation team at the food bank, which is located in Plano. The patient was last onsite March 27 and has been self-quarantined since that date

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 986 more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, a 14% increase over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 8,262. Four new counties reported their first cases; more than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • Texas has received more than a million masks but no ventilators from the federal government
  • Texas State Parks officially closed today until further notice to help limit the spread of COVID-19
  • Inmates across Texas are making up to 20,000 cloth masks a day
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Tuesday afternoon that nearly 200 staffers in the state Senate, along with staff in his office, have volunteered to assist the Texas Workforce Commission, an agency that has been inundated with requests from Texans trying to file unemployment claims
  • The San Antonio Police Department reported an 18% increase in people calling for help for family violence incidents in March when comparing to the same month last year

US IMPACTS:

  • More than 12,000 people in the U.S. have died in the pandemic. The country has more than 387,000 cases, the world’s highest total. New York state, the hardest-hit, recorded 731 deaths in one day, a new high
  • There more than 1.4 million cases worldwide; more than 81,000 people have died
  • U.S. stocks rose for a second day on signs the virus’s spread is slowing in some places
  • President Trump ousted the watchdog set to oversee stimulus spending; Senate leader McConnell said more funds are needed for small-business loans
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/06/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 330,891
  • Total deaths: 8,910
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club now has 7 confirmed cases.  Denton County Public Health has not informed us as to how the seventh case was transmitted, but they have reported that 2 of the TC cases are now considered "recovered".  Due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we will not be able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE
  • National Day of Prayer Observance scheduled for May 07 will now be a virtual live stream, DETAILS HERE
  • Mayor Pro Tem Shoffner has an important reminder and message of thanks, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 43 additional positive coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the county’s total case count to 1,155
  • Tarrant County Public Health reported two more deaths on Monday from COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 13
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 33 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 337 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Coronavirus-related closures and impacts across North Texas. See what is and isn’t operating normally as Dallas and the surrounding areas take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 464 more cases of the new coronavirus Monday, an increase of about 7% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 7,276. Six new counties reported their first cases Monday; more than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • Gov. Greg Abbott delivered the latest update on the state’s response to COVID-19 — in particularly, Texas’ current stock of medical supplies, DETAILS HERE 
  • Texas has set up road checkpoints along the Louisiana border as it increases enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring visitors from the neighboring state to self-quarantine for 14 days 
  • The Texas Supreme Court on Monday morning extended its pause on eviction proceedings another 10 days. Evictions are now halted until April 30. There is one exception: Landlords may proceed with eviction cases only if the actions of the occupants “pose an imminent threat” of physical harm to the landlord, the landlord’s employees or other tenants, or if the occupants are engaging in criminal activity
  • A fourth Texas execution has been delayed because of the new coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • More than 10,000 people in the U.S. have now died. The country has more than 347,000 cases, the world’s highest total. Infections are expected to peak in coming days in hard-hit cities including New York (Source: WSJ)
  • Worldwide, more than 1.3 million cases have been confirmed. More than 72,000 people have died; more than 16,000 in Italy and more than 13,000 in Spain
  • States and nations tightened restrictions. Boston enacted a curfew; Texas is monitoring travelers entering from Louisiana; and Japan, Singapore, and South Korea--which had initially avoided strict lockdowns--curbed public activities
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized
  • Stocks rose as investors cheered early signs that lockdowns may be helping slow the virus’s spread

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/06/2020 - 1:00 PM

Mayor Pro Tem Shoffner has an important reminder and message of thanks. Please take a moment to listen. We are all in this together! Stay safe TC! #onetrophyclub

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/05/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 304,826
  • Total deaths: 7,616
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • There have been more than 2,200 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in North Texas. Of the cases that have required hospitalization, 71% have been patients over 60 or people who have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition, according to the county
  • 97 New COVID-19 Cases Push Dallas County Total to 1,112.  Dallas County reported one additional death, bringing its total to 18 deaths, more than any other county
  • The City of Dallas released information showing the hospital bed and ventilator capacity from 19 hospitals. 
    • There are a total of 5,148 hospital bed, 2,671 of which are occupied
    • Of the 772 total ICU beds, 462 are occupied
    • There are 865 ventilators across the 19 hospitals, and 302 of them are in use
  • Tarrant County Public Health reported two more COVID-19 deaths. Health officials think both patients contracted the virus through community transmission. The county now has a total of 11 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus
  • Denton County health officials reported the county’s seventh coronavirus-related death Sunday. The county also reported 16 additional confirmed cases in Denton County, bringing the total to 304

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 702 more cases of the new coronavirus Sunday, an increase of more than 11% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 6,812
  • There were no new counties reporting their first cases Sunday
  • More than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case 
  • Harris County has reported the most cases, with 1,284, followed by Dallas County, which has reported 1,015 cases
  • The state has reported 22 additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 127 — an increase of about 21% from Saturday
  • As of Sunday, at least 70,938 tests have been conducted in Texas
  • Gov. Greg Abbott’s chief of staff said that if Dallas County doesn’t accept the facilities by 5 p.m. Monday, the federal government will have to relocate it elsewhere

US IMPACTS:

  • In a rare broadcast, Queen Elizabeth II called on the British people to show their self-discipline and quiet resolve during the pandemic
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said it is “ludicrous that we do not have a national effort” for procuring badly needed medical supplies, as Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) lamented “a global jungle that we’re competing in.”
  • A decline in new coronavirus-related deaths in New York, the worst area of the U.S. outbreak, could be a sign that the state is nearing the apex or just a “blip,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said
  • The declining number of cases in Italy, Spain, and Australia have the countries cautiously optimistic that they are “flattening the curve.”

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/04/2020 - 4:30 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 277,205
  • Total deaths: 6,593
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No new TC impacts to report today

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas County on Saturday reported 94 new cases and the 18th death related to the new coronavirus. The new information put the county’s total at 1,015 confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 2,000 cases have been confirmed across North Texas
  • An order issued Friday by the Dallas County Commissioners Court has extended the county’s stay-at-home order until April 30, DETAILS HERE
  • Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley on Friday modified elements of a disaster order related to the novel coronavirus. The new order extends the county’s disaster declaration and stay-at-home decree to April 30. The previous order was to end on Tuesday, DETAILS HERE
  • Tarrant County reported the eighth and ninth deaths related to COVID-19. One patient was an elderly Southlake resident with underlying health conditions. The other was a younger person from Haltom City with no known health conditions
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 15 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 288 confirmed COVID-19 cases

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 780 more cases of the new coronavirus Saturday, an increase of about 15% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 6,110. Six new counties reported their first cases Saturday; more than half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case
  • San Antonio and Texas officials are investigating the novel coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home that left at least 75 people infected

US IMPACTS:

  • Italian authorities said that for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak, the use of intensive care unit beds fell
  • At least 155 crew members aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus, days after the Navy aircraft carrier’s captain was relieved of his post
  • Two people on the Coral Princess cruise ship, which reported 12 positive cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, died overnight
  • Official Chinese statistics put Wuhan’s coronavirus death toll at 2,563. Evidence coming out of the city suggests it was actually more than 40,000

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/03/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 239,279
  • Total deaths: 5,443
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Roanoke Youth Baseball Association has canceled the Spring season

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said Friday he expects to update his disaster order related to the novel coronavirus. A seventh Tarrant County resident has died from coronavirus-related issues
  • The Tarrant County Health Department confirms another 58 people have tested positive for COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total case count in the county to 383
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced the sixth COVID-19 related death in
  • Denton County. DCPH has also announced 19 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 273 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Dallas County has extended its stay-at-home-order, originally set to end Friday, through May 20
  • Dallas County confirmed 90 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total to 921, including 17 deaths, across 22 cities
  • A TCU student has tested positive for coronavirus, the school announced late Thursday night, this makes for their second positive case
  • Fort Worth public school students will receive a pass or fail grade for the rest of the school year and class ranks will be based on grades received during the first semester

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas reported 661 more cases of people testing positive for the new coronavirus Friday, an increase of about 14% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 5,330
  • San Antonio poised to close parks for Easter weekend
  • Work on the border wall continues.  Contractors are building a “man camp” to house up to 80 workers, and work is continuing — with side-by-side laborers working on the wall near Columbus, New Mexico — near El Paso
  • The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is calling for an emergency “Marshall Plan” to bolster primary care physicians and practices, which have seen major losses as people forego medically unnecessary surgeries during the coronavirus and instead turn to hospitals when sick
  • A large shipment of COVID-19 rapid testing kits expected to be distributed in a Laredo drive-thru testing center is likely fraudulent, city officials said

US IMPACTS:

  • The world added 80,600 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infection Thursday—the biggest daily increase to date. Total cases topped 1.04 million. More than 55,000 people have died
  • The U.S., which at 245,000 cases has the world’s highest total, reported 1,169 deaths in one day--its highest daily toll. In New York, the worst-hit state, 562 patients died in 24 hours
  • U.S. employers cut 701,000 jobs in March, in what is likely just the start of a labor-market collapse. Many others are cutting pay
  • U.S. stocks fell. Fed measures to ease a shortage of dollars in international markets appear to be working
  • The Trump administration has discussed shutting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to stem the virus spreading on offshore platforms

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/02/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 213,144
  • Total deaths: 4,513
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • No news to report (yay!)

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Tarrant County health officials on Thursday confirmed three additional fatalities and 37 new infections connected with the outbreak of the COVID-19
  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced the fifth COVID-19 related death in
    Denton County. DCPH has also announced 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 254 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 100 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total case count in the county to 831
  • The City of Plano issues water disconnection notices amid coronavirus crisis

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Inmates’ attorneys challenge Gov. Greg Abbott’s order banning some jail releases, say it’s unconstitutional
  • Thousands in Texas face delays to their unemployment relief because of busy phone lines and website outages
  • The number of Texans filing for unemployment has soared 1,600% in two weeks
  • Local governments, already hard hit by the coronavirus, are facing a fresh budget threat: economic recession
  • Without rapid testing available in hospitals and ambulances, doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists are left to make difficult decisions about patients with other conditions who are struggling to breathe

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of cases approached one million worldwide. The U.S. has 226,374 cases, nearly a quarter of the global total. More than 50,000 have died
  • A record 6.6 million U.S. workers applied for unemployment benefits last week
  • Democrats plan to push back the party’s convention in Milwaukee to the week of Aug. 17
  • U.S. stocks gained and oil surged as hopes were raised for an end to the Saudi Arabia-Russia price war

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 4/01/2020 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 186,101
  • Total deaths: 3,603
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club now has 6 confirmed cases.  While three are travel-related and two are communal, we have yet to be informed about how the sixth case was transmitted. We apologize but due to privacy laws around personal medical information, we will not be able to offer any information regarding the identities of these individuals, DETAILS HERE
  • Denton County Public Health has announced 25 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 231 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Denton County Public Health has released an interactive site with COVID-19 data which includes multiple charts, graphs, and maps, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas ‘Curve Rising’ with 100 new COVID-19 cases; two more deaths Wednesday. Dallas County has reported a total of 15 deaths and more than 730 cases of COVID-19
  • Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said Tuesday she expects the city council will extend the local disaster declaration, which has closed non-essential businesses and ordered residents to stay home, through the end of April

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Houston leases hotels to quarantine first responders and homeless
  • Rent is due. But thousands of Texans have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Evictions across the state are halted until at least April 20, thanks to a Texas Supreme Court moratorium
  • With schools closed statewide to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, hourly workers like custodians and bus drivers worry how long their paychecks will keep coming

US IMPACTS:

  • Stocks fell after the White House warned that the U.S. could face up to 240,000 deaths from coronavirus
  • Cases worldwide topped 877,000, while the death toll exceeded 43,000. Tuesday saw the biggest-ever jump in new cases—more than 75,000, primarily in the U.S., Germany, Spain, and France
  • Florida and Pennsylvania joined states ordering lockdowns as the number of cases in the U.S. passed 200,000
  • Factories across the U.S., Asia and Europe cut output and jobs at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis. In China, however, manufacturing expanded for the first time since the outbreak began

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/31/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 163,539
  • Total deaths: 2,860
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • NISD School Buildings Closed Until Monday, May 4, 2020, DETAILS HERE
  • We believe our Trophy Club parks, trails, and open spaces can be used safely for our community to enjoy at this time. We want people to follow state and local ordinances and guidelines while using these spaces to ensure the safety of our town.  Please remember to not only social distance yourself but also physical distance yourself too.  
  • We recommend:
  • Refrain from using parks/trails you are sick - If you are exhibiting any symptoms such as a fever, cough, runny nose, or sore throat, please stay home
  • Do not use equipment - Viruses can live on surfaces for several hours and puts people at high risk of exposure to many diseases, not just COVID-19. These areas are being roped/fenced off for the safety and health of our residents
  • Bring personal sanitary supplies to practice good hand hygiene - Handwashing is the best option, but not all parks have places to wash your hands. Bring hand sanitizer with you to use if handwashing is not available
  • Keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and other people - COVID-19 spreads through close contact, spacing can help reduce spread. If going with your family you may remain as a group, but keep 6 feet from other people/groups

DFW IMPACTS:

  • Dallas mayor says coronavirus ‘will not break us’ as new measures go into effect, DETAILS HERE
  • Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson urged people to keep a safe distance from one another when using the city’s trails and parks. This weekend, two of the most popular green spaces in Dallas — the Katy Trail and White Rock Lake — experienced severe overcrowding
  • Quarterly Tarrant County property tax bills must still be paid on time during the coronavirus pandemic

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas schools will stay closed until at least May 4
  • Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order Tuesday implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The governor did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order, as some had called on him to do, and the public is free to continue accessing essential services or conducting essential daily activities as defined, DETAILS HERE
  • Texas reported 389 more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total number of known cases to 3,266. Nearly half of the state’s 254 counties have reported at least one case. The state is also reporting three additional deaths, bringing the statewide total to 41. Dallas County and Comal County each reported one additional death, and Ellis County reported its first death
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton scored a temporary victory in his legal battle to halt abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic after a federal appeals court sided with the state Tuesday
  • The U.S. Department of Education granted Texas’ request to waive student testing and school accountability requirements for the school year after a statewide closure of all public schools due to the new coronavirus

US IMPACTS:

  • Cases worldwide topped 800,000, while the death toll exceeded 39,000. China said more than 1,500 people who were infected but didn’t show symptoms were excluded from its national tally
  • U.S. stocks edged higher, with global markets on track for their worst quarter since 2008
  • Americans prepared for a prolonged lockdown and New York expanded its capacity to care for sick patients as total U.S. cases passed 164,000
  • Chinese manufacturing activity showed a strong rebound in March, reflecting the resumption of work in many industries
  • The U.S. military will stop reporting the number of COVID-19 cases on its bases and other command stations.  The directive from the Pentagon comes as the number of cases linked to the military passed 1,000, ABC and CNN reported. The Pentagon cited security concerns for the order

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/30/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 140,904
  • Total deaths: 2,405
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Tomorrow, March 31, 2020, there will be a Special Town Council meeting.  The meeting will be a digital meeting via Zoom at 6:30 PM. People can live stream the meeting on Facebook or it will be available on www.trophyclub.org the following day
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020,  DETAILS HERE
  • Staff has created another new page within the TC COVID-19 webpages (Get Social) dedicated to streaming various Twitter and/or Facebook pages for a simplified and consolidated social media snapshot,  DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 17 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 165 confirmed COVID-19 cases and the Denton State Supported Living Center (DSSLC) resident total to 45
  • The threat of thunderstorms temporarily closes Dallas County drive-thru testing
  • Dallas officials warned Sunday they may have to close the city’s parks and trails to the public due to overcrowding and fears that people could spread the coronavirus

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • On March 29, the Governor of the State of Texas issued two executive orders expanding the travel restrictions concerning travel from Louisiana. 
    • The first order (GA-12) mandates a 14-day quarantine for road travelers traveling from any location in Louisiana. This mandated quarantine does not apply to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response or critical infrastructure functions 
    • The second executive order (GA-13) prohibits the release of individuals in custody for or with a history of offenses involving physical violence or threat of physical violence 
    • The Governor also issued a proclamation regarding his prior Executive Order mandating a self-quarantine for individuals arriving from New York Tri-State Area and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Executive Order now includes air travelers arriving from California, Louisiana, Washington, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit Michigan, and Miami, Florida
  • Governor Abbott on March 29, held a press conference at the State Capitol where he provided new information on the state’s health care capacity and issued additional Executive Orders. 
    • The Governor announced that hospital beds available for COVID-19 patients have doubled over the past week. 
    • He also detailed the joint effort between the state, the Texas Military Department (TMD), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to identify and equip additional locations to serve as health care facilities in the event that hospital capacity is exhausted. The first of these sites will be the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
  • Older inmates sue Texas prison system over coronavirus policies and practices
  • Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ ban on abortions during coronavirus pandemic

US IMPACTS:

  • Cases worldwide topped 766,000, while the death toll surpassed 35,000
  • Americans prepared for a prolonged lockdown and New York expanded its capacity to care for sick patients as total U.S. cases exceeded 150,000
  • China said nearly all industrial companies have resumed production
  • The White House is extending social-distancing guidelines through the end of April. Some states have tightened restrictions on out-of-state travelers
  • Bills come due this week for many businesses and laid-off workers. Decisions made in the next few days will shape how coronavirus affects the economy
  • U.S. stocks edged higher and U.S. oil prices hit 18-year lows after signals that measures to contain the virus will be extended
  • Are you or a loved one wondering if you should seek medical care for #COVID19 symptoms? @CDCgov & @Apple joined forces to create an app that will ask you questions about your symptoms. DETAILS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/29/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 122,654
  • Total deaths: 2,112
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • DFW Airport is taking steps with the FAA to ensure the health and safety of employees while also ensuring continuity of operations is maintained to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At DFW the FAA will be transitioning to a reduced staffing schedule and operating solely out of FAA’s East Tower to ensure essential air service is maintained.  As a result, the majority of air traffic will be directed to utilize the airport’s east runway complex. See Below

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • A subcontractor working on Globe Life Field has tested positive for coronavirus, and the Texas Rangers have notified their employees to make sure no one was in contact with the worker
  • Fort Worth police officers began on Saturday to wear protective masks and protective gloves as they responded to calls during a pandemic
  • Fort Worth area school districts have said they will be closed “until further notice,” and with their shutdowns has come to a shift to learning at home

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas expands travel restrictions, launches pop-up hospital as coronavirus spreads
  • State reports more than 2,500 cases and 34 deaths
  • Midland confronts coronavirus after oil prices plummet

US IMPACTS:

  • President Trump said he wouldn’t seek a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut, hours after raising the idea
  • Cases worldwide topped 678,000, while the death toll surpassed 30,000
  • China reopened domestic flights in Hubei province, where the world’s first cases were reported
  • The U.S. is prepping a fourth stimulus package, perhaps even larger than last week’s $2 trillion package

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/29/2020 - 10:30 AM

DFW Airport is taking steps with the FAA to ensure the health and safety of employees while also ensuring continuity of operations is maintained to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At DFW the FAA will be transitioning to a reduced staffing schedule and operating solely out of FAA’s East Tower to ensure essential air service is maintained.  As a result, the majority of air traffic will be directed to utilize the airport’s east runway complex.

By moving to a single tower, the West Tower will be reserved should an evacuation of the East Tower be required. This plan is intended to limit the number of air traffic controllers working in the same building while still maintaining DFW Airport operations as well as other operations in the Metroplex.

While most operations will be conducted on DFW’s east side runways, limited operations are still expected to occur on the west side during the day.

  • Given significant reductions in flights at DFW, east complex runways are not expected to see additional operations over normal levels. 
  • Departures will primarily use Runway 17R/35L, which is a normal procedure.
  • Arrivals will primarily use Runways 17C/35C and 17L/35R.
  • To minimize community impacts, FAA plans to consolidate operations to the main parallel runways at night, typically after 10 pm depending on flight activity.

FAA has advised this temporary change took effect at 10 pm tonight, Saturday, March 28, 2020.  The duration is not yet known but expected to continue for the next two months.

What to Expect:

DFW operations have been significantly reduced given significant reductions in discretionary travel.  American Airlines has also reduced its early morning and late-night flights as it works to consolidate flight operations.

For cities on DFW’s east side – Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grand Prairie:

  • The shift in aircraft operations is not expected to result in greater operations than normal due to the significant reduction in total daily operations.
  • Communities may experience some additional traffic, including normal to slightly increased numbers of arrivals to Runways 17C/35C and 17L/35R to accommodate irregular operations and unique flight schedules.

For cities on DFW’s west side – Grapevine, Euless, Flower Mound, Southlake, Trophy Club, Arlington, Westlake:

  • As most operations are shifting to the east complex, cities on the west side are expected to experience reduced flight operations but will still experience typical aircraft overflights to and from destinations west of the airport.

As a reminder, aircraft take off and land into the wind. Thus, the direction of operations is primarily based on winds.  Keep in mind that surface winds don’t always dictate flow as winds above the surface and/or operational needs can affect the direction for which aircraft take off and land.

Citizens with inquiries or comments should contact DFW Airport by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (staffed 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

The current situation is requiring many changes to normal services and functions for all of us and DFW Airport appreciates your patience during this time

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/28/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 103,321
  • Total deaths: 1,668
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED FROM THE CDC >>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Councilman Monger has an important reminder for you regarding our elderly residents in Trophy Club.  Please take a moment and listen.  Remember that older adults are at increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
  • All NISD has been working with their three different counties and multiple cities regarding the safety orders that have been mandated, the decision has been made to extend the closure of all NISD school buildings through Friday, April 17, 2020, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • JPS Health Network hospitals on Friday ordered all staff to wear routine-use masks and reuse them every week
  • Fort Worth is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help meet the high demand for items such as gloves, masks, and gowns for health care workers
  • Denton County officials identified 31 more people infected with the coronavirus at the Denton State Supported Living Center

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • State reports more than 2,000 cases, 27 deaths, DETAILS HERE
  • Another small business reeling from COVID-19: the doctor’s office, DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • The global economic fallout widens as the number of cases worldwide tops 620,000
  • The U.S. has the most infections in the world, surpassing China. Italy also exceeds China with more than 86,000 cases
  • Global stocks dropped, finishing a three-day rally that ended the Dow’s shortest bear market in history
  • President Trump signed an economic stimulus package estimated at $2 trillion

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/28/2020 - 3:00 PM

Councilman Monger has an important reminder for you regarding our elderly residents in Trophy Club.  Please take a moment and listen.  Remember that older adults are at increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19. 

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/27/2020 - 5:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 85,356
  • Total deaths: 1,246
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • A few reminders about things to do after you have been out and about during the COVID-19 crisis from Councilman Geraci. We are all trying to strop the spread, and these are great reminders from a different perspective, DETAILS HERE
  • Effective immediately, Republic Services will NOT be accepting BULK items or yard BRUSH items during trash pick up.  Please do not put these items on your curb on trash day.  Republic Services will let the town know when they will once again be accepting these items.  They apologize for the inconvenience, but it’s a necessary measure at this time.  You can, however, break brush items down and put it in bags for removal or keep the brush items on property for collection when this is over

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Denton County Public Health (DCPH)  announced the first COVID-19 related death in Denton County. The patient, a male resident of Lewisville in his 40s who was hospitalized in Denton County, was the county’s first case of community transmitted COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
  • Denton County releases a revised Disaster Declaration specifically mentioning golf.  "All golf courses in Denton County shall close as approved by Denton County Commissioners Court", DETAILS HERE
  • Dallas County creating temporary hospital, calls in National Guard for medical help as novel coronavirus cases top 300
  • Update from the Tarrant County Public Health Department:
    • The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now totals more than 500,000
    • Globally, 523,163 cases are now reported, most in China. The virus has spread outside Mainland China, including 168 other countries/regions.
    • A total of 23,639 deaths have been reported, surpassing the 2003-2004 SARS outbreak totals
    • Tarrant County Public Health today reported 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County.  The total number of positive cases in Tarrant County now totals 100. Three COVID-19 cases have also recovered from the virus
    • Gov. Abbott issued an Executive Order today mandating a self-quarantine of 14 days for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of NY, NJ, or CT as well as the city of New Orleans, LA
    • There are 76,514 confirmed cases and 994 deaths in all 50 states. Texas has 1,396 cases and 18 deaths. There is community transmission in Texas. Commercial labs are now testing and state and local public health labs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests
    • Tarrant County Public Health encourages people to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others when you do go out and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people. Organizers of events of any size in which people will be in close contact should cancel or postpone such events
    • CDC guidance for quarantine and monitoring is posted on their website. Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions should cancel or postpone nonessential travel
    • For non-urgent questions about COVID-19 call the COVID-19 information line at (817) 248-6299, 24 hours a day seven days a week. For more information go to coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott orders air travelers from New Orleans and around New York to self-quarantine
  • The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased 860% in a week
  • Texas gun stores are essential businesses, may stay open during the pandemic, attorney general says
  • Out of sight, child abuse in Texas thought to be on the rise

US IMPACTS:

  • Citing coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration stops enforcing environmental laws
  • The U.S. has the most infections in the world, surpassing China with more than 94,000 cases. Italy also surpassed China with more than 97,000 cases
  • Cases worldwide topped 586,000, including U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. More than 26,800 have died
  • Global stocks dropped, finishing a three-day rally that ended the Dow’s shortest bear market in history
  • The House passed an economic stimulus package estimated at $2 trillion
  • The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis.  In a memo to U.S. Attorneys, Attorney General Barr said, "The pandemic is dangerous enough without wrongdoers seeking to profit from public panic and this sort of conduct cannot be tolerated." Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, report it, DETAILS HERE

    The following are examples of the reports received at this time:
    • Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud
    • Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received
    • Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/27/2020 - 8:00 AM

Just a few reminders about things to do after you have been out and about during the COVID-19 crisis from Councilman Geraci. We are all trying to strop the spread, and these are great reminders from a different perspective!  Stay safe TC!

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/26/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 68,440
  • Total deaths: 994
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • TC now has 5 confirmed cases.  Three are travel-related and two are communal. We apologize in advance that because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we don’t have any answers to offer you about the identities of these individuals
  • Still need more information on what essential workforce business looks like? Check out the more comprehensive list provided by CISA, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • More Than 300 People Now Confirmed Infected With COVID-19 in Dallas County
  • The Tarrant County jails have released enough inmates in the past few days to drastically lower the jail population. The population is the lowest it has been in two years
  • The Arlington Independent School District extended the cancellation of its classes indefinitely
  • Three Southern Methodist University students tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving campus for spring break

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas Gov. Abbott over order to stop elective abortions during coronavirus, DETAILS HERE
  • Texas Roadhouse restaurant’s CEO is giving up his salary to pay workers, DETAILS HERE
  • The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased 860% in a week

US IMPACTS:

  • The Senate passed an economic stimulus package estimated at $2 trillion. The Fed chairman says the U.S. economy “may well be in a recession.”
  • A record 3.28 million workers applied for unemployment benefits last week
  • U.S. stocks rose, and corporate insiders are buying at a pace not seen in years
  • Cases worldwide topped 480,000, nearly doubling in a week. More than 22,000 people have died
  • In the U.S., which has more than 69,000 cases, hospital capacity has crossed the tipping point in coronavirus hot spots

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 10:00 PM

We have 5 cases 3 are travel-related and 2 are considered communal.  We apologize, but because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we can’t offer you information about the identities of these individuals.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 54,453
  • Total deaths: 737
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • TC now has 3 confirmed cases.  Two are travel-related and one is communal.We apologize in advance that because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we don’t have any answers to offer you about the identities of these individuals
  • Town Council will meet via Zoom for a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 31 to ratify this decision and move the election from May to November.  To view future agendas, please visit: http://bit.ly/TCCouncilAgenda
  • On March 24, Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued a Mandatory Stay-At-Home Order for all of Denton County. Trophy Club Town Council has agreed to abide by orders from Denton County or the State of Texas during the current disease outbreak response related to COVID-19.  Here are a few more details for you courtesy of Mayor Pro Tem Shoffner, DETAILS HERE
  • The mandatory Stay-At-Home Order takes effect on Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59 PM and continues for seven days unless extended by Denton County.  All residents of Denton County are encouraged to stay home as much as possible.  Here is a breakdown that we hope helps to clarify, DETAILS HERE
    • If you have a question related to what businesses are listed as essential services, you can email Denton County at businesscovid19@dentoncounty.org
  • In compliance with the Denton County executive order, staff will begin at 2 pm today to close park playground equipment, tennis courts, as well as Freedom Dog Park. These measures were included in the new restrictions by the county to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience but know you understand the safety measures being put into place. Again, the parks are open with the exception of Freedom, it is the equipment that will be closed, DETAILS HERE

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County Jail inmate tests positive. It’s the first positive case reported in a Texas county jail, according to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards
  • Southwest Airlines cutting flights by 40%.  Southwest Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, said Wednesday it will cut 1,500 daily flights starting Friday due to increased cancellations related to the coronavirus outbreak

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Austin mayor bemoans lack of testing
  • Mississippi, Texas, and Ohio move to limit abortion as part of coronavirus response
  • Strict Houston COVID-19 regulations could see the end of the pandemic by mid-May, UTHealth study suggests, DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. lawmakers reached a deal on an estimated $2 trillion stimulus package. U.S. stocks gained
  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 19,700, with more than 441,000 confirmed cases. Spain joined Italy in surpassing China’s daily death toll, and India implemented the world’s most extensive stay-at-home order
  • Cases in the U.S. neared 60,000, led by New York. U.S. officials urged anyone leaving the New York metro area to self-isolate for 14 days
  • President Trump said he hopes businesses can reopen by Easter, even as more state governors restricted residents’ movements and governments world-wide braced for prolonged disruption

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 11:45 AM

On March 24, Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued a Mandatory Stay-At-Home Order for all of Denton County. Trophy Club Town Council has agreed to abide by orders from Denton County or the State of Texas during the current disease outbreak response related to COVID-19.  Here are a few more details for you courtesy of Mayor Pro Tem Shoffner.

As of 3.25.2020 - 12:00 PM

Stay At Home Breakdown

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/25/2020 - 8:00 AM

In compliance with the Denton County executive order, staff will begin at 2 pm today to close park playground equipment as well as Freedom Dog Park.  These measures were included in the new restrictions by the county to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  We apologize for the inconvenience but know you understand the safety measures being put into place.  Again, the parks are open with the exception of Freedom, it is the equipment that will be closed.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/24/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 44,183
  • Total deaths: 544 
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the Town Council meeting scheduled for tonight, March 24, 2020.  Council is following the guidelines set out by the Governor and County Judges by social distancing and staying home as much as possible.  To view future agendas, please visit: http://bit.ly/TCCouncilAgenda
  • Acting on authorization from Austin, the Town Council has notified Denton and Tarrant County election administrators that Trophy Club intends to postpone the 2020 municipal election from May 2 to November 3.  Staff will follow up with a formal resolution submission next week, DETAILS HERE
  • The Town has received an update from Republic Services regarding trash and recycling services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The bottom line is at this time, they are not making any changes to regular service.  However, they are asking for a little help!  Read about it here: https://www.trophyclub.org/trash

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Collin, Denton, Tarrant counties issue ’stay at home’ order to stop the spread of COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
    • In Denton County, residents are told to stay home and only essential businesses are open, DETAILS HERE
    • In Tarrant County, people are told to stay home, all gatherings are prohibited and nonessential businesses are closed, DETAILS HERE
    • In Collin County,  the order tells all residents to stay home except for essential activities. The order clarifies that entertainment activities are not considered essential activities.
    • In Dallas County, the order prohibits gatherings and tells people to stay home unless they absolutely need to leave their house.

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • The City of Austin, Travis County, and Williamson County jointly issued shelter-in-place orders Tuesday, DETAILS HERE
  • Gov. Abbott to provide coronavirus update as 44% of Texans prepare to shelter in place

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 17,000, with more than 392,000 confirmed cases.  The U.K. and South Africa announced lockdowns and France tightened its confinement rules. China planned to begin lifting a two-month quarantine on Hubei province, where the virus first emerged
  • Cases in the U.S. alone crossed 46,000, the third-largest number after China and Italy, as more state governors ordered residents to stay home
  • U.S. stocks jumped as Senate negotiators said they were closer to a deal on a $1.6 trillion-plus economic rescue package and a day after the Federal Reserve unveiled steps to keep credit markets functioning
  • The Tokyo Olympics will be delayed by about one year. U.S. airlines drafted plans for a potential shutdown of nearly all domestic passenger flights

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/24/2020 - 11:30 AM

Out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the Town Council meeting scheduled for tonight, March 24, 2020.  Council is following the guidelines set out by the Governor and County Judges by social distancing and staying home as much as possible.

We will continue to keep you posted on news and information as it comes in.  If you have any questions for our Mayor or Town Council, please feel free to email them at MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org.  

We will get through this together as a strong community.  Stay safe TC!  

To view future agendas, please visit: http://bit.ly/TCCouncilAgenda

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/24/2020 - 9:00 AM

Regarding TRASH and RECYCLING in TC:  Please note at this time we are not making any changes to your regular service. 

We do need some help from you to communicate with residents the following information:

  • All waste MUST be bagged or containerized to ensure the safety of our employees.
  • As people are isolating at home, the amount of debris going to the curb is increasing and increasingly delaying our routes. If this continues to increase we will have to make adjustments to what can be collected as solid waste is our primary concern for the health and safety of our communities. 
  • Recycling contamination increased by 20%  last week. While we are doing everything possible to keep up, our processing costs have significantly increased due to contamination.

In the event we need to make any changes to service we will notify you as soon as possible so that you can communicate with your residents.  Some of those options could be:

  • Suspending clean-ups
  • Suspending brush collection
  • Suspending bulk collection
  • Having to landfill recyclable material – based on contamination or CDC guidelines

Please know that we are all in this together and do not want to limit service, but these are uncharted times and we MUST keep our employees and communities safe.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/23/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 33,404
  • Total deaths: 400
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS FROM CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club now has 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Both cases are considered travel-related and NOT communal spread.  Neither case has been hospitalized and both cases are in home isolation
  • Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  You will be able to live stream the meeting on Facebook and as always it will be available after on www.trophyclub.org.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Starting at 11:59 p.m. Monday night, Dallas County is under a shelter-in-place order until at least April 3, DETAILS HERE
  • Testing sites in Dallas open to anyone with symptoms, city officials say, DETAILS HERE
  • A Dallas firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19, is "doing well" and is in quarantine for 14 days, according to a memo from Dallas Fire-Rescue obtained by WFAA Sunday. This is the first member of DFR to test positive, according to the memo

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a news conference Sunday he would be waiving all nursing restrictions in the state to allow retired nurses, certain nurses in their final year of nursing school, and nurses with inactive licenses to practice medicine in order to combat the nursing shortage during the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Hundreds of thousands of Texas hotel jobs at risk as coronavirus response requires closures
  • Texas state representative to donate his legislative salary to a local food bank amidst coronavirus, DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 16,000, with more than 360,000 confirmed cases
  • Cases in the U.S. alone crossed 41,000, growing 10-fold from a week earlier, as more state governors ordered residents to stay home
  • The Federal Reserve unveiled a major expansion of lending programs that are designed to keep credit markets functioning after they seized up last week
  • The Senate failed for a second day to advance a rescue package totaling at least $1.6 trillion when a midafternoon vote to take up the bill failed with 49 votes in favor and 46 against, to few to clear the 60-vote threshold
  • General Electric’s jet-engine business will lay off about 10% of its U.S. workforce, or about 2,500 employees, one of the first major layoffs by a big American manufacturer

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/22/2020 - 7:00 PM

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/22/2020 - 4:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 15,219
  • Total deaths: 201
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE THE SAME FROM 03/13/2020 AS THE CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club confirms the first positive test result in town according to Denton County Health and Human Services Department, DETAILS HERE
  • Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  You will be able to live stream the meeting on Facebook and as always it will be available after on www.trophyclub.org.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County announces second death, 36 new coronavirus cases, DETAILS HERE
  • TEXAS IMPACTS:
  • Texas sees 53-percent increase in coronavirus cases
  • 2-1-1 calls on hold in Texas due to uptick related to coronavirus pandemic.  Texas Health and Human Services said they’re adding capacity to their call center to be able to respond to the uptick in calls about COVID-19 coming in from around the state, DETAILS HERE
  • Governor Abbott held a press briefing with some main takeaways being; 1- This is a critical period of time for us to collectively lessen the effects of COVID in our community by maintaining social distancing and proper hygiene. 2-Do this by urging the community to adhere to all suggested precautions and stay secluded to allow time for healthcare supplies and available personnel to increase to adequate levels to meet demands. 3- If leaving home is not essential, then please do not leave. DETAILS HERE

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide surpassed 13,000, with more than 310,000 confirmed cases
  • Cases in the U.S. alone crossed 27,000, growing 10-fold from a week earlier as a growing number of state leaders ordered residents to stay home as much as possible
  • Italy further tightened its quarantine, shutting down almost all industrial production and offices
  • Banks and investors warn the worst of the selloff likely isn’t here yet since it’s too early to assess the possible scale of economic damage from the pandemic
  • Marriott International plans to furlough thousands of employees and companies respond to the pandemic
  • President Trump approved a disaster declaration for New York, which has the highest number of U.S. infections. States tightened restrictions on residents and businesses

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/22/2020 - 8:30 AM


COVID-19 UPDATE: CASE CONFIRMATION

This morning we share the unfortunate news that Trophy Club has received confirmation from Denton County Public Health about a confirmed case of COVID-19 here in town.

We know you probably have a lot of questions hearing that, so we apologize in advance that because of privacy laws around personal medical information, we don’t have any answers right now to offer you about who this individual is or how they may have contracted the virus.

We all knew this announcement was coming, particularly as cases were confirmed in so many of our neighboring communities, but it’s hard nonetheless to confirm that COVID-19 has officially reached us.

Trophy Club is one of 20 cases that have been confirmed in Tarrant and Denton County and 19 pending County assignment cases since the close of business yesterday. Others had previously been confirmed in adjacent cities of Grapevine (1), Fort Worth (11), North Richland Hills (2), Keller (1), Denton (7), Carrollton (1) and Southlake (3).  As more people are being tested, the County Health Departments are expecting these numbers to rise.

As we continue through the weekend, our thoughts are with all of you and your families. Our primary concern is the health and safety of the community and members of the TC team. We will continue to work with local, state and federal partners, following advice and directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Denton and Tarrant County Health Departments. As stated previously, these next few weeks are going to be tough on everyone.  Please extend an extra amount of kindness in the upcoming weeks to each other.

For questions ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, including symptoms, treatments or testing contact the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Call Center for questions:

For questions about TOWN SERVICES, please contact:

Lastly, please remember, if you are sick, have a fever, cough, or tightness in your chest STAY HOME.  All of our TC residents need to practice social distancing, staying a minimum of 6 ft. away from others and not congregating in groups over 10.  This is vitally important to slow the spread of this disease. We will get through this together. Be safe and stay healthy, Trophy Club.

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/21/2020 - 3:00 PM

As we continue through the weekend, our thoughts are with all of you and your families. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our community and members of our team. We will get through this together. Be safe and stay healthy, Trophy Club.

Please remember, for questions about TOWN SERVICES, please contact:

If you have questions ABOUT CORONAVIRUS including symptoms, treatments or testing I encourage you to use the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Call Center for questions.

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 15,219
  • Total deaths: 201
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    <<THESE NUMBERS ARE THE SAME FROM 03/13/2020 AS THE CDC IS ONLY UPDATING THEM MONDAY - FRIDAY AT THIS TIME>>

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Mayor Nick Sanders has declared a local disaster. Get the details and read the declaration here, DETAILS HERE
  • Town Council will plan to meet on Tuesday, March 24th for their scheduled Town Council meeting, however, at this time, we encourage our residents to watch from home rather than attend.  If you chose to attend, we ask that you keep a 6ft distance from others and adhere to the CDC recommendations for gatherings.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorAndCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand
  • For a list of Tarrant County’s latest restrictions based on location/business, CLICK HERE and see attached/below

    Declaration of Local Disaster 2nd Amendment-3 Opens in new window

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • As of March 21, in North Texas there are currently 189 confirmed cases of COVID-19, DETAILS HERE
  • First death from coronavirus in Dallas County along with 19 new COVID-19 cases; Tarrant Co. with 10 new cases
  • Four cases reported at Denton living center
  • Dallas Police consider drastic measures to contend with coronavirus, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Law enforcement around Austin making fewer arrests to curb coronavirus threat
  • Texas distillery now making hand sanitizer after federal government gives approval, DETAILS HERE
  • Impact of coronavirus on the hotel and lodging industry in Texas
  • Texas delays May primary runoff elections
  • Texas Gov. Abbott says ’tens of thousands of people’ will likely test positive for COVID-19 in next two weeks
  • If you have questions about coronavirus, symptoms, treatments or testing I encourage you to use the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Call Center for questions
    • Email: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov
    • DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: Dial 211, Option 6
    • Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 Days a Week

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide topped 12,000, with more than 285,000 confirmed cases
  • China reported no new local infections for the third straight day
  • President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for New York, which has the highest number of infections in the country - nearly 10,360.
  • Illinois, California, New York, and Nevada tightened restrictions on residents and businesses
  • U.S. stocks fell, experiencing their worst week since 2008, despite further moves by the Federal Reserve to ease market strains

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/20/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 15,219
  • Total deaths: 201
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**

US IMPACTS:

  • The number of deaths worldwide doubled in a week to more than 10,000
  • There are were more than 247,000 cases, two-thirds outside China.
  • New York ordered nonessential workers to stay home and California told its 40 million residents to stay at home.
  • U.S. stocks wavered despite further moves by the Federal Reserve to ease market strains.
  • To slow COVID-19, Trump administration closes the southern border to nonessential travel
  • Track store closures and the spread of the coronavirus, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • More than 200 have tested positive, and more than 5,000 tests have been administered in Texas
  • Advocacy groups call for the release of migrants in detention

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County Adds 19 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Climbs to 74
  • Dallas County reports coronavirus clusters due to recreational gatherings and office work

TC IMPACTS:

  • Trophy Club Mayor Nick Sanders has declared a local disaster. Get the details and read the declaration, DETAILS HERE
  • Town Hall and all town facilities will be closed for all public access starting today, March 20th at 3 pm
  • Town employees are equipped for remote work capabilities and are/will be provided leave to care for family members, as outlined in the Presidential Order. 
  • Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services will remain in operation at all times. We ensure that our first responders stand ready for any emergency, and are committed to maintaining public safety and the welfare of our residents. 
  • Town gathering places (such as restaurants, churches, etc) are to follow guidelines issued by the CDC and Gov. Abbott’s executive order.
  • Town Council will plan to meet on Tuesday, March 24th for their scheduled Town Council meeting, however, at this time, we encourage our residents to watch from home rather than attend.  If you chose to attend, we ask that you keep a 6ft distance from others and adhere to the CDC recommendations for gatherings.  If you have a question or comment related to any item on the agenda, please email it to MayorandCouncil@trophyclub.org by 6 pm on Tuesday and it will be answered and entered into the record during the meeting.  We will not be accepting live comments, but we do want to hear from you so please feel free to send them in beforehand.
  • Trophy Club Park motocross and north end of the park is flooded, the park will be closed until further notice, only foot traffic will be allowed in the park at this time
  • To view the Denton County Disaster Declaration, please click here: https://bit.ly/DentonCtyDisasterDec
  • To view the State of Texas Executive Order from Gov Abbott, please click here: https://bit.ly/GovAbbottExecOrder

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/19/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 10,442
  • Total deaths: 150
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**

US IMPACTS:

  • U.S. stocks wavered after the Fed acted to shore up dollar supplies and backstop money-market funds. The ECB announced a new bond-buying program and the Bank of England cut rates
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus infections passed 227,000, with the death toll in Italy near to topping that in China. Travel was restricted in London
  • U.S. cases surpassed 10,000, as the nation implemented more drastic social-distancing measures and states scrambled for more ventilators and hospital beds
  • Track store closures, DETAILS HERE

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a sweeping statewide order -- part of a public disaster declaration, the first of its kind since 1901 --  limiting the gathering of 10 people or more and forcing bars and restaurants to close inside dining starting Friday at midnight.  The order is effective through April 3 at the earliest. Drive-thru, takeout and delivery orders are exempted from the order
  • San Antonio-area cases jump to 25; Travis County cases rise to 23
  • Officials are urging Texans to use telemedicine, but not all insurance plans cover it
  • As virus spreads and officials urge working from home, some government employees are still coming in

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • A Dallas County man became the fourth Texan to die from the novel coronavirus, local health officials reported
  • Nine new COVID-19 coronavirus cases confirmed in Dallas County, three in critical care

TC IMPACTS:

  • Town Hall is still operating under NORMAL HOURS and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required
  • The Hazardous Waste Materials Community Clean Up event scheduled for May 09 has been postponed
  • All park restrooms will be closed until further notice
  • Portable restrooms located in TC parks such as Freedom Dog Park and Trophy Club Park will be removed
  • All park drinking fountains will be closed until further notice
  • No more than 10 people are to be on the TC tennis courts at one time in accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order, DETAILS HERE
  • TC parks will be disinfected and wiped down twice a week
  • Signs will be placed on park message boards, park benches and park picnic tables encouraging people to take safety precautions per Tarrant and Denton County health guidelines
  • At this time, Republic Services is NOT anticipating any changes in service or schedules
  • NISD has extended the school closure until April 06, 2020
  • Support our local Trophy Club businesses, LIST OF TC DINING OPTIONS HERE

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/18/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 7,038
  • Total deaths: 97
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**

US IMPACTS:

  • Stocks, bonds and oil fell in a simultaneous selloff that suggests investors are seeking to raise cash quickly to cope with the economic disruption
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus infections crossed 200,000. Deaths globally rose to more than 8,000; the death toll in Europe topped that in China
  • The U.S. proposed $500 billion in direct payments to Americans and closed its borders with Canada to nonessential traffic
  • Boeing said it was seeking at least $60 billion to aid the U.S. aerospace industry

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Austin doctor tests positive for COVID-19
  • May 2 local elections could be postponed until November
  • U.S. Sen. John Cornyn open to giving cash payments to Americans
  • Houston gets first drive-through testing site
  • For questions about the coronavirus with regards to the State of Texas, you can now email directly at soc@tdem.texas.gov

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Collin County confirms 9th case of coronavirus Wednesday
  • 11 more positive cases of coronavirus reported in Dallas County
  • Arlington resident dies from coronavirus, first in North Texas
  • Fort Worth firefighters gear up, takes steps in response to coronavirus
  • For questions about the coronavirus, you can now contact the Denton County Public Health department directly (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM) via their hotline number, 940.349.2585

TC IMPACTS:

  • Town Hall is still operating under NORMAL HOURS and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required
  • The Trophy Club Women’s Club April 25 Garage Sale is canceled
  • NASCAR event scheduled for Texas Motor Speedway if officially canceled
  • Support our local Trophy Club businesses, FULL LIST OF TC DINING OPTIONS HERE
  • NISD to host a Facebook Live event on March 18, 2020, at 6:00 PM to discuss challenges and decisions for the district, DETAILS HERE

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/17/2020 - 3:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 4,226
  • Total deaths: 75
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 53 (49 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
    **THESE NUMBERS COURTESY OF THE CDC**  

US IMPACTS:

  • Millions are under lockdown in Europe
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary is pitching for a roughly $850 billion economic stimulus package, as the Trump administration works to craft more legislation to cushion the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic
  • 37 states in the US have closed their public schools
  • The White House has advised people not to gather in groups of more than 10
  • Global stock markets were jittery following a punishing selloff that saw the major U.S. stock indexes plunge at the start of the week amid fears of a coronavirus-induced recession

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott activated the National Guard to be ready to assist in the response to the novel coronavirus
  • Austin closes bars, restaurants
  • Community spread found in Webb, Tarrant counties
  • Texas could be lagging behind other large states in the number of people tested
  • Texas’ first coronavirus-related death is a Matagorda County man in his 90s who died Sunday after showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. His test results came back positive Monday
  • For questions about the coronavirus with regards to the State of Texas, you can now email directly at soc@tdem.texas.gov

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas County identifies more cases related to community spread (9 new cases reported in Dallas County)
  • Dallas County officials announced Monday some of the strictest local restrictions to stop community spread of the disease, DETAILS HERE
  • The first case of community spread reported in Tarrant County
  • For questions about the coronavirus, you can now contact the Denton County Public Health department directly (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM) via their hotline number, 940.349.2585

TC IMPACTS:

  • Town Hall is still operating under NORMAL HOURS and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required
  • All third party meetings scheduled at Town Hall and the TC Fire Station are canceled through the month of April (this does not include Town Council meetings).  Staff will re-evaluate facility rentals at the end of April for both facilities
  • TC Kickball spring season has been canceled
  • TC Bocce ball spring season has been canceled
  • Park pavilion rentals are closed through the month of April (including those at Harmony and Trophy Club Park)
  • Parks & Rec staff will be taking extra measures this week to ensure park restrooms and playgrounds are cleaned well with disinfectants
  • Trophy Club Roanoke Youth Baseball Association has canceled all practices until further notice.  This Friday, March 20, they will be making the decision between moving the start their season on March 28 to April 18 or canceling the season entirely
  • The TCEVA Police / Fire Charity baseball game scheduled for April 25 has been canceled
  • The Trophy Club Women’s Club April 25 Garage Sale may be canceled, the official decision will be made on Wednesday, March 18
  • The Metroport Chamber of Commerce events and activities are canceled until further notice, including the April monthly membership luncheon (April 07 is now tentatively scheduled for May 05), DETAILS HERE

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/16/2020 - 2:00 PM 

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE: 

  • Total cases: 3,487 
  • Total deaths: 68 
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 53 (49 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases. 

US IMPACTS: 

  • White House recommends people avoid gatherings of more than 10 people 
  • There are now more than 4,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US 
  • The Supreme Court is postponing oral arguments, major retailers are shutting their doors, and several U.S. cities have ordered bars and restaurants to close in last-ditch efforts to stem the spread of the virus 
  • “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be Italy,” the U.S. surgeon general warned Monday. Widespread social distancing could help change that trajectory, he said 
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. 
  • About 3,500 coronavirus cases have been reported in the United States, though experts believe the true number is much higher 
  • More people have now died of the coronavirus outside of China than inside, a worrying sign of how quickly the virus has spread beyond the country where it emerged 
  • The European Union is proposing that nonessential travel to most of the continent be restricted for 30 days. “The less travel, the more we can contain the virus,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said 
  • U.S. markets fell sharply, despite the Federal Reserve’s emergency interest rate cut to zero 
  • MLB pushes back Opening Day indefinitely Canada will deny entry to anyone who isn’t a citizen or permanent resident

TEXAS IMPACTS: 

  • Dallas gets drive-through testing 
  • State waives STAAR test requirements for school districts 
  • For questions about the coronavirus with regards to the State of Texas, you can now email them directly at soc@tdem.texas.gov

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • North Texas health officials looking to increase coronavirus testing this week 
  • All Jury Trials Canceled Until May 8 
  • For questions about the coronavirus, you can now contact the Denton County Public Health department directly (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM) via their hotline number, 940.349.2585

TC IMPACTS: 

  • Park Board meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16 is CANCELED 
  • EDC meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16 is CANCELED 
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required 
  • NISD Students can receive free meals during the extended break

MORE INFORMATION: 

  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html 
  • https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/?terms=covid%2019 
  • https://dentoncounty.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Denton-County-Public-Health/Epidemiology-Notifiable-Conditions/Novel-Coronavirus 
  • https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control---prevention/coronaviruas.html

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/15/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,629
  • Total deaths: 41
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases.

US IMPACTS:

  • Airports have been thrown into chaos as travelers from European countries included in President Trump’s travel ban are being forced to wait for hours in congested lines for health screenings
  • Puerto Rico enacts curfew over coronavirus concerns
  • The White House’s Office of Management and Budget is urging federal agencies to limit employees’ travel, saying “only mission-critical travel is recommended at this time"
  • New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged Trump to activate the Army Corps of Engineers to prepare emergency medical facilities, while New York City officials called for a complete shutdown of the city
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday that schools in his state may remain closed for the rest of the academic year
  • There will be no public audiences at Holy Week services led by Pope Francis in Vatican City next month
  • See every reported US case on a full map

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Texas count climbs to 68
  • Community spread detected in Matagorda County

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • DFW airport one of 13 accepting flights from Europe
  • 3 additional ’presumptive positive’ cases bring total to 14 in Dallas County
  • American Airlines reduces international flights by 75%
  • Collin County confirms 7 positive cases of COVID-19
  • Multiple stores in NorthPark temporarily close

TC IMPACTS:

  • Northwest ISD extends spring break
  • NISD Crew is working to execute a plan to educate their kids for the next two weeks.  They are also working on a food plan for all NISD students for breakfast and lunch with curb service at selected campuses.  Information will be forthcoming this week
  • NASCAR races at TMS ‘still scheduled’ despite Fort Worth’s state of emergency
  • ALL Town community events are canceled through April. (This includes Back to Nature, Spring Family Campout and EGGstravaganza)  
  • There are NO Trophy Club meeting cancelations at this time
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/14/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US AT A GLANCE:

  • Total cases: 1,629
  • Total deaths: 41
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases.

US IMPACTS:

  • President Trump says he’s been tested and extends travel ban to Britain and Ireland as outbreak hits 49 states
  • The coronavirus spreads to 49 states, and the House passes a sweeping relief package
  • Apple will close all of its stores outside of China for two weeks
  • Congress passes free coronavirus testing bill
  • At domestic airports, lax screening raises concern
  • The Pentagon is closing to visitors
  • Pentagon halts domestic travel for military due to coronavirus
  • 2020 Masters postponed
  • Boston Marathon moved

TEXAS IMPACTS:

  • Lawmakers calling for STAAR test to be canceled
  • Large churches are making changes, moving online because of coronavirus outbreak

DFW IMPACTS: 

  • UT-Arlington student has COVID-19
  • Mark Cuban putting a plan in place to pay hourly workers amid NBA work stoppage
  • Multiple North Texas school districts are extending their Spring Breaks
  • DFW Concerts, festivals, and events are being canceled

TC IMPACTS:

  • Northwest ISD extends spring break
  • NASCAR races at TMS ‘still scheduled’ despite Fort Worth’s state of emergency
  • ALL Town community events are canceled through April. (This includes Back to Nature, Spring Family Campout and EGGstravaganza)  
  • There are NO Trophy Club meeting cancelations at this time
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required

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HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF 3/13/2020 - 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US at a Glance:

  • Total cases: 1,629
  • Total deaths: 41
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia) of which Texas has 25 cases

US Impact News:

  • Stock market loses steam as President Trump is reportedly preparing an emergency declaration UPDATE as of 3:30 PM: Stocks post monster gains; Dow surges 9% adding nearly 2000 points as Trump declares coronavirus emergency
  • NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA Basketball Tournaments cancel or suspend seasons/events until further notice
  • PGA and NASCAR events have canceled at this time
  • President Trump declares a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic in Friday afternoon press conference

Texas Impacts:

  • Bell County identifies positive coronavirus case
  • San Antonio announces its first travel-related coronavirus case
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz extends self-quarantine
  • Two people in Austin test positive for coronavirus, the first reported cases in Central Texas
  • Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster for Texas

DFW Impacts: 

  • Here’s a list of events that have been canceled or postponed in DFW due to coronavirus.
  • Dallas County officials: Community spread has occurred in North Texas
  • Multiple North Texas school districts are extending their Spring Breaks. McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Cedar Hill, Celina, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lovejoy, Melissa, Princeton, Prosper, Rockwall and Wylie ISDs have all announced schools will remain closed next week, March 16 – 20. 
  • DFW Concerts, festivals, and events are being canceled

TC Impacts:

  • NISD: After discussions with state and county health officials, local state leaders, and other education leaders, Northwest ISD has made the decision to follow the recommendation of the Tarrant County Health Department and close all district schools March 16-27.  All extracurricular activities and school events will also be canceled during the same period. NISD will reevaluate the situation at the end of this extended break before making any other long-term decisions. (HEB, CISD, GISD, and KISD as well)
  • Denton County has issued a public health emergency disaster declaration after it’s first case of community-spread COVID-19 coronavirus
  • Tarrant County declares a local disaster due to a public health emergency from concerns over COVID019 coronavirus
  • At this time,  ALL TOWN COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE CANCELED THROUGH APRIL.  (This includes Back to Nature, Spring Family Campout and EGGstravaganza.)  THERE ARE NO MEETING CANCELATIONS AT THIS TIME.  
  • Town Hall is still operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine if/what further action is required.  

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March 12, 2020 Update: 2:00 PM

COVID-19: US at a Glance:

  • Total cases: 1,215
  • Total deaths: 36
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 43 (42 states and District of Columbia)

US Impact News:

  • Dow Jones down 2,100 points
  • President Trump announced travel band from most of Europe over the next 30 days
  • NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA Basketball Tournaments cancel or suspend seasons/events until further notice
  • PGA and NASCAR events will continue with no crowds for the time being (at least the next two events)
  • Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive

DFW Impacts

  • DFW Concerts, festivals, and events are being canceled

TC Impacts:

  • NASCAR Race scheduled for 3/27-29/2020 will potentially be canceled or not allow attendees
  • NISD to asses the school district situation over the weekend and will have an update on possible school schedule changes then
  • At this time, there are NO Town event/meeting cancelations.  Town Hall will be operating under normal hours and conducting business as usual.  Staff will continue to monitor the situation and work with area partners to determine the next steps on Town hosted/sponsored activities, should change be required.  

Self Care: Please continue to take steps to prevent community-wide transmission. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash hands often throughout the day, especially before and after you go to the bathroom, before you eat and before you touch your face.
  • When washing your hands do so for 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • If you have a fever AND cough or shortness of breath, see a medical professional

Again, thank you all for continuing to provide excellent services to our community during this evolving COVID-19 situation.  The Town of Trophy Club is dedicated to operating effectively and ensuring that all essential services are continuously provided while ensuring safety for our residents and employees.

**Please note, this information is subject to and will change based on further news and reports.**

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