Editor's note: A lot happened this week, and the news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic changed rapidly each day in Fort Worth. Here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.
1. Fort Worth closes bars, gyms, and entertainment venues to curb coronavirus. Fort Worth joined a host of other cities in enacting restrictions to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions grew tighter through the week, until Texas Gov. Greg Abbott finally shut down dining in restaurants and bars and limited crowd sizes across the state.
2. 3 Fort Worth distilleries produce hand sanitizer to alleviate shortage amid COVID-19. As hand sanitizer continues to fly off the shelves amid the fight against the COVID-19 virus, local distilleries are joining others across the nation in shifting their production efforts to help combat the shortage.
3. Coronavirus diaries: Fort Worth bride forced to cancel wedding at the last minute. In the time of Love and COVID-19, relationships are put to the test. That's exactly what happened to one Fort Worth couple. After months of planning, they had to make the heatbreaking choice to postpone their March 21 wedding.
4. Dallas-Fort Worth startup pairs unemployed restaurant workers with nonprofit gigs. A new initiative has been formed to give restaurant workers a place to work. The Get Shift Done for North Texas Initiative was launched to place hourly workers in the hospitality industry in jobs working for nonprofit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
5. Comedy troupe Four Day Weekend supports Sundance Square workers with virtual show. Four Day Weekend, which canceled performances for an undetermined length of time, is part of the community of both Fort Worth's Sundance Square and the Lower Greenville neighborhood in Dallas. To try to help workers at bars and restaurants in the two areas, they will hold a virtual live comedy show on Facebook Live on Saturday, March 21 at 8 pm.