Area bar owners, servers, musicians and others who make a living in the bar industry were in Austin Tuesday to join a protest against the governor’s decision to shut down bars in an effort to stem a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries.
Bell County Commissioners voted Monday to amend a directive that ordered businesses in the county to require employees and customers to wear face masks, choosing instead to “strongly encourage” businesses to follow the guidance.
The post-Memorial Day surge in COVID-19 cases continues in Central Texas where more than 160 new cases and an additional death were reported Friday as the state’s governor ordered bars to close and restaurants to scale back occupancy.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Friday morning shutting down bars, scaling back restaurant dining, and closing rafting and tubing outfitters on popular rivers, as COVID-19 cases soar in the state.
Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will begin handing out 3-ply surgical masks to every Texan who undergoes Covid-19 testing at state-run mobile testing sites.
As Texas reopens and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases spike in some parts of the state including Central Texas, some businesses may require customers to sign waivers intended to prevent lawsuits if someone gets sick, but do they really work?
Bell County joined several area cities Wednesday in issuing directives that order businesses to require the use of face masks by employees and customers and “strongly encourage” residents to use face coverings in public places where physical distancing is difficult.
Regionally, some hospital officials are reporting that intensive care units are near or over capacity, and local leaders have warned that hospitals could get overwhelmed if the number of infections keeps climbing.