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On Dec. 15, more than 270 days after the initial announcement of COVID-19 cases in the Texas Panhandle, area medical professionals and other … Sep Warns of 'More Onerous Requirements, "As Texas hits all-time high in new COVID-19 cases, Gov. [91] The Texas National Guard began supporting testing efforts on March 27. Abbott lowers regulations to expand nursing workforce during coronavirus pandemic", "Abbott fast-tracks licensing for out-of-state medical professionals to combat coronavirus", "Texas cities, school districts can postpone local elections from May to November over coronavirus concerns", "Texas receives $36.9 million from CDC as part of allotment from emergency coronavirus bill", "Coronavirus In Texas: Gov. During both the initial round of pandemic-related restrictions and the reopening phases in May and June, local governments and the state government were frequently discordant over their pandemic response due to an insistence from municipal governments to strengthen restrictions and a resistance to enact such restrictions at the state level. Greg Abbott instructs state agencies to trim budgets by 5% to prepare for 'economic shock, "How'd we get here? [242], Austin City Limits Music Festival, originally scheduled for October 2020, was cancelled on July 1; its organizers describing the cancellation as "the only responsible solution. [62] Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo evaluates the county as having reached the highest threat level, indicating a "severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19", and calls for the reinstatement of a stay-at-home order for the county in addition to prohibiting outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people in unincorporated parts of the county. Abbott pauses Texas reopening plan as cases continue to soar", "Reopening Plans Across U.S. Are Creating Confusing Patchwork", "Is Texas the first state to roll out a timeline to begin reopening? [186] The Texas Medical Association supported the mask mandate. ... Texas is trying to fill a police academy class. Greg Abbott says schools to remain closed for rest of academic year but eases some coronavirus restrictions", "Retail stores, movie theaters, restaurants and malls able to reopen May 1, Gov. "[275] Based on an early 190 deaths count, UT Austin issued a report stating that the death rate of people in correctional supervision in Texas was 135% the general death rate. Texas Department of State Health Services. [109] The federal government supplied $628.8 million in public assistance grants to Texas through FEMA following a federal disaster declaration on March 25. [215] Bridges said enforcing public health measures during the pandemic "is not something we have time to be doing", despite health experts' agreement that mask wearing reduces transmission significantly. [274], In November 2020 the University of Texas at Austin concluded that from March to October, 231 prisoners in the state died due to COVID-19. Hair salons and pools authorized to reopen. ", "Gov. Abbott takes action to expand nursing workforce in Texas", "Gov. Two of Texas' biggest cities are reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past several days as concerns mount over how protests sparked by the death of … The pandemic, protests and the polls: Texas' 2020 in photos. Greg Abbott tells Texans to stay home except for essential activity in April", "Texas State Parks, Historic Sites Ordered Closed", "Governor Abbott Announces Temporary Closure Of State Parks And Historic Sites", "Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas", "Gov. [163] A survey conducted by the Texas Restaurant Association and released on May 2 found that 47 percent of the 401 responding restaurants stated they would not reopen despite authorization under Phase I of Abbott's reopening plan; 43 percent intended to open while the remaining 9 percent were unsure. First cases of COVID-19 in the Texas Panhandle. The first march to protest George Floyd’s death started in the police department parking lot, and featured a message of solidarity from the chief. [48] Ten days later, pursuant to the executive order establishing the Strike Force to Open Texas, Abbott releases the Texas Governor's Report to Open Texas, putting forth a phased approach to reopen the state's economy. [74], The first positive test result for COVID-19 in Texas, outside of the evacuees quarantined at JBSA–Lackland from China and the Diamond Princess cruise ship, was reported by the DSHS on March 4 and involved a resident of Fort Bend County. Texas' minority neighborhoods have fewer COVID … It has the second-highest count of deaths related to the virus, behind New York, and the 24th-highest count of deaths per capita. [213], Nacogdoches County sheriff Jason Bridges announced he would not be enforcing the statewide mask order, because it was "borderline infringing on some ... constitutional rights", even though legal experts agree[214] such measures are constitutional under the state's police power. Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster on March 13, and the Texas Department of State Health Services declared a public health disaster six days later, for the first time since 1901. [150] The first phase permitted the operation of retail establishments, restaurants, movie theaters, shopping malls, libraries and museums at 25 percent occupancy and with health protocols in place; these relaxed restrictions superseded all local orders. [13] DSHS commissioner John Hellerstedt calls the confirmation a "significant development" but that "the immediate risk to most Texans is low. Abilene Faces Police Recruiting Challenges Amid COVID-19 And Protests. The first documented case in Texas was confirmed on February 13 among U.S. nationals evacuated from China to Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland beginning in early February; however, retrospective analyses have suggested a much earlier origin than previously thought. Texas prisons have seen over 27,000 COVID-19 cases, almost 11 percent of the total Texas incarcerated population. Other types of businesses were given staggered opening dates out to May 31 under Phase II. [127][128] The state government continued to relax regulations regarding medical protocols through April. [25] The city of Houston orders the Houston Livestock Show and Radio to close after announcing an emergency health declaration. Dallas County also said that over 80% of workers who tested positive for the virus have been critical infrastructure workers who worked in commonly affected sectors such as health care, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Dec [94], The DSHS activated a virtual State Medical Operations Center (SMOC) in January 2020 to coordinate data collection and activities between the state and local agencies. [42], On March 26, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Texas reported by the DSHS surpasses 1,000. [158] On June 25, Abbott enacted a "temporary pause" on the reopening of the state's economy following record increases in COVID-19 cases. The forecast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the total death toll in the U.S. could reach 143,000 by the end of the month as a jump in cases has been seen in 18 states. Gyms and exercise facilities are allowed to reopen beginning May 18 while operating at quarter occupancy. Greg Abbott pauses Texas' reopening, bans elective surgeries in four counties to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients", "Texas rolls back its reopening a day after pausing plans as coronavirus cases rise", "Hidalgo urges Harris County, now at highest threat level, to stay home as COVID-19 surges", "Texas Governor Rolls Back Reopening as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Record", "Red level l | Harris County Judge Hidalgo announces new Stay Home Work Safe advisory", "Texas governor mandates mask-wearing across most of state as coronavirus cases surge", "Gov. Protesters rally at the Texas State Capitol to speak out against Texas' handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, in Austin, Texas, Saturday, April 18, 2020. [87] The agency also prepared laboratories to test for the virus within Texas using kits provided by the CDC. Two of Texas' biggest cities are reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past several days as concerns mount over how protests sparked by the death of George Floyd may be increasing the spread of the virus. [114][115][116] The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas blocked the abortion ban on March 30, which was overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 31. [248], As of July 16, the state had still not established concrete rules for school reopenings in the Fall, but the latest word from Abbott on July 14 was that districts can expect more flexibility on opening classrooms, with state education officials agreeing to continue to fund school districts who choose to stay virtual if mandated by local health officials. Abbott specifically avoided use of the terms "stay-at-home order" or "shelter-in-place" to describe the order, arguing that they were either misnomers (shelter-in-place usually referred to emergency situations) or did not adequately reflect the goal of the order. [268][267], The pandemic impacted sports across the state at all levels: Texas high school started voluntary summer workouts on June 8 in anticipation of a full season return, but the UIL recommended all workouts statewide be postponed from July 3–13 as a safety measure, impacting around 200 schools across the state, many of which had already made the decision to shut down independently ahead of official orders. [268] Both events were held without spectators. "[80], The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases confirmed by the DSHS reached 10,000 on April 9 and 100,000 on June 19. Private First Class Armon Ramirez from the Texas National Guard is given hand sanitizer after testing people for COVID-19 in the parking lot of Memorial Swimming Pool on May 18, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. Greg Abbott says", "Texas Sets Records for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations; Gov. With partial blame for the Capitol attack, majority favors barring Trump from office, Outstanding questions as Trump's 2nd impeachment trial approaches, NY passenger bus hangs off overpass in the Bronx after crash, at least 8 injured, NYC cuts ties with Trump organization following Capitol riots. "[142] The editorial board of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram characterized Patrick's comments as "morbid" and a "recipe for embarrassing Texas". Increasing numbers of Houston residents have reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending protests against the death of George Floyd. Gov. More people began to trickle in shortly before 10 a.m., with armed members of Patriots for America and Texas Militia joining members of Texas for Medical Freedom, a group protesting COVID … Greg Abbott joined KVUE Friday, June 5, to talk about the protests, how the State is handling them and concerns about a spike in COVID-19 cases … Greg Abbott announces modifications to executive order, allows hair salons to reopen Friday", "Texas has entered Phase 2 expansion for reopening businesses, Gov. [233][234] In response to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Abbott issued an executive order shutting down bars for a second time since the beginning of the pandemic. [156] Phase III of the reopening was rolled out on June 3, permitting the immediate increase of all business operation to 50 percent capacity. However, Collin County had more relaxed guidelines for their shelter in place order. Probable cases are included from December 11, 2020. [30] Colleges and universities throughout the state extend their spring breaks with some transitioning to online instruction, including Baylor University, the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, and Texas Tech University. Teachers don’t want to head back to the classrooms until Travis County re-enters Stage 2. Possible cases were to be reported to local health departments, with potential viral samples to be sent to the CDC in Atlanta. [88] A laboratory at Texas Tech University in Lubbock became the first laboratory to test for SARS-CoV-2 in Texas. Last 15 days. [223][224], On March 14, H-E-B announced that all of their stores across the state will reduce open hours, to help restock items. In mid-April, the number of new cases began to stabilize and the 7-day average positivity rate fell below 10 percent. This also includes their pharmacies and Central Market locations. [182] Entering mid-June, restaurants were allowed to operate at increased capacity and most businesses were opened under Phase III of the state's reopening plan. [83] A surge in new COVID-19 cases began in June with large increases in the state's major cities and within a younger population compared to the beginning of the pandemic. Certain pharmacy, and health care worker regulations waived to increase workforce capabilities. Jul [54] Abbott gives approval for mayors and county judges to enact restrictions on outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people, reducing the size limit from 500. [192][193] Both the city of Dallas and Dallas County have declared a "local disaster of public health emergency". His family asks community for help celebrating his 5th birthday By Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN 11/17/2020. [266] In June 2020, Fort Worth hosted the first IndyCar Series and PGA Tour events held since pandemic-related restrictions took affect, the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway,[267] and the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club. Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added four new student cases and one new faculty/staff case Dec. 16. As of December … Across Texas… Dec Meanwhile, the city of Houston, in Harris County, announced there were 180 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 8,231. Driver license expiration date extended and Driver License offices closed. [164] A Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters released on June 3 found that 49 percent approved of Abbott's handling of stay-home restrictions while 38 percent believed Abbott moved "too fast" with the reopening. Waiver issued to allow restaurants and bars allowed to deliver alcohol along with food purchases. Location of original infection may vary. [67][68] Austin Mayor Adler issues an executive order, restricting gatherings with more than 10 people outside of child-care services, religious gatherings, and recreational sports. 14-day quarantines mandated from travelers arriving from pandemic hot-spots in the U.S. All non-essential businesses forced to close for 30 days. A total of 283 students and 33 faculty/staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days. Social gatherings involving more than 10 people prohibited. Hours: 24/7 *If you experience difficulty when dialing 2-1-1, please email [email protected] Jun Persse cautioned that the recent protests were unlikely to be the cause if there's a prolonged spike in cases. [69], On August 11, Texas became the third state in the U.S. after California and Florida to exceed 500,000 in total number of reported cases. Some businesses able to operate at 100%. "If it stays at this, this sort of same rate of increase, then I definitely won't say you can blame the protests," Persse said. MARSHALL, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) — Residents who live in certain parts of East Texas will soon have access to the coronavirus vaccine. [271], To reduce travel and the impact of outbreaks, Major League Baseball scheduled its 2020 playoffs at neutral sites in Texas and California; Minute Maid Park in Houston and newly opened Globe Life Field in Arlington would host National League Division Series games during the postseason, while the 2020 National League Championship Series and 2020 World Series would be hosted entirely in Arlington (marking the first World Series to be held at a single ballpark since 1944). [255] They later announced on June 3 that classrooms would be kept at 40 percent capacity, and that around 2,100 classes (about a fifth of all available classes) will be conducted online during the fall. A group of anti-mask protesters … [219] Other essential businesses collectively began limiting operational hours, providing previously in-store experiences in palatable to-go forms, restricting points of entry, and requiring use of sanitizer or face masks for all customers. 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TX – There was no shortage of news in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic, a recession, monumental protests and a historic election dominated Texans’ lives. Telehealth options expanded. Two hours later, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered residents of Dallas County to shelter in place beginning 11:59 p.m. on the following day. The pandemic, protests and the polls: Texas' 2020 in photos. Masks mandated in enclosed public spaces in all counties with at least 20 confirmed cases. | iHeartRadio AUSTIN — Hundreds of protesters marched on the Texas Capitol calling for an end to Gov. County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county's top elected official, discussed the concerns of protesters becoming infected with the virus -- as well as police officers. Collin,[204] Galveston,[205] Harris,[206] Travis,[197][207] and Williamson[207] counties issued same measures on March 24. "[180], At a news conference on May 5, Abbott indicated that his administration was emphasizing the state's COVID-19 positivity rate to evaluate the reopening of Texas businesses that formally began on May 1. His family asks community for help celebrating his 5th birthday By Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN 11/17/2020. [123][124], Texas Historical Commission historical sites and state parks were closed beginning at 5 p.m. April 7,[125][126] remaining closed until an executive order reopened them on April 20. [127], Abbott announced a phased approach to reopening the Texas economy on April 27, with the state entering Phase I of the plan on May 1. Texas Gov. Rallies cropped up this week across the country with a common message to governors: relax the strict stay-at … [70] On a per capita basis Texas ranks 12th among US states, with Louisiana, Florida, Arizona, Mississippi and Georgia leading the list. Abbott is using to reopen Texas", "Texas' coronavirus positivity rate exceeds "warning flag" level Abbott set as businesses reopened", "Texas halts reopening amid surge in coronavirus cases", "Gov. [71] By October 29, Larger hospitals in Lubbock, Amarillo and El Paso did not have space available to accept transfers of seriously ill Covid patients from rural areas. Austin Mayor Steve Adler on Sunday said he was encouraged that Gov. Trump spoke hours after protests took place in Texas, Maryland, Indiana, Nevada and Wisconsin against ongoing stay-at-home restrictions enacted to fight the spread of the coronavirus. [45] The reopening is outlined in three executive orders issued by Abbott that allows for state parks to open under social distancing regulations on April 20, limited nonessential surgeries at hospitals beginning after April 21, and product pickup at retail stores beginning on April 24. 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Texas lawmakers convene in muted opening day ceremonies, handful of protests outside Texas Politics Some members of the public denied entry to Capitol for refusing free rapid COVID-19 test Texas has seen over 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and one city that has been hit particularly hard is El Paso. Greg Abbott announces team to restart the economy, loosens some restrictions", "Who's on Abbott's Strike Force to Open Texas", "Texas Gov. [40] DSHS Director Hellerstedt issues the disaster declaration as the disease "has created an immediate threat, poses a high risk of death to a large number of people and creates a substantial risk of public exposure because of the disease’s method of transmission and evidence that there is community spread in Texas. [20] The next day, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Texas reported by the DSHS surpasses 10. [1] The DSHS declares a public health disaster, marking the first such declaration since 1901. Texas boy lost both parents to Covid-19. The state has recorded over 71,000 cases and at least 1,788 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Abbott Says", "Gov. [153] The de facto statewide stay-at-home order issued on March 19 was allowed to expire on April 30. [42][112] Two days later, hospitals were allowed to have more than one patient per room and "elective or non-essential" medical procedures were ordered suspended. Texas hit a new record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations Sunday, as a surge of the virus continued to strain state medical resources following holiday travel and gatherings. Two of Texas' biggest cities are reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past several days as concerns mount over how protests sparked by the death of … Some notable ones include Highland Park Cafeteria, a Dallas restaurant that had served comfort food for 95 years, and Threadgill's, an 81-year old tavern that was the first post-Prohibition Austin business with a beer license before becoming a restaurant in 1981 (Janis Joplin started her music career here). [187][67] Texas Democratic Party spokesman Abhi Rahman released a statement saying that the order was "far too little, far too late," and criticized Abbot for "[leading] from behind. They're not increasing exponentially, but they're increasing linearly in time with the same steady pace," said Dr. David Persse, medical director for the Houston Fire Department. Texas Tribune. 2020 ArkLaTex Year in Review: The COVID-19 pandemic, crime, and severe weather dominated the news in 2020 in the ArkLaTex, but that's not all that hit the headlines and close to home. "Texas Case Counts | COVID-19". [239] The attendance for the rodeo on February 28, was 77,632, with 73,433 of the visitors went to the "World Championship Barb-B-Que Contest," where that person attended. [67] Children younger than 10 years old, people with an interfering medical condition are exempted from the order, as well as people attending church, voting at polling places, or exercising outdoors. Black Lives Matter protests and marches in Abilene have been peaceful. [31] School districts also announce temporary suspensions of classes statewide. Demonstrations have taken place across the US against orders put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus. River-rafting businesses were also ordered to close and outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people without local government approval were banned. [1] Counties that adopted shelter-in-place orders early showed a 19–26 percent decrease in COVID-19 case growth 2.5 weeks following the enactment of those orders according to an analysis published in the National Bureau of Economic Research. [52] On June 3, Texas enters Phase 3 of Abbott's reopening plan. [32][33][34], On March 17, DSHS reports that a man in his 90s in Matagorda County died of COVID-19 after being hospitalized, becoming the first official COVID-19 fatality in Texas. The forecast Monday by state officials is brighter than bleak projections last summer that warned of a spending deficit four times the size. 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