Free Health Insurance Available For Millions Who Lost Jobs During COVID-19 PandemicWhile much of the talk around the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress in March, was about the $1,400 direct stimulus payment, the federal relief package also included six months of free COBRA health insurance.
Visiting Nurse Association Set To Help With In-Home COVID VaccinationsFor weeks, the local COVID-19 vaccine rollout was marked by enthusiasm, relief and long lines: not exactly doable for the severely disabled or homebound.
Texas Gov. Abbott Bans State Agencies From Requiring Vaccine PassportsOn April 6, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions from creating COVID-19 passports.
'Developing Vaccines For Everyone, Everywhere' Johnson & Johnson Expands COVID-19 Booster Trial To Include AdolescentsPharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson says it is expanding the clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine to include adolescents from age 12 to 17.
'Right Now I'm Scared,' CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Asks Americans To Stay Vigilant In Preventing COVID SpreadWhile the vaccine becomes more readily available, COVID-19 case and death rates are rising across the country.
Many North Texas Teenagers Securing COVID-19 Vaccination AppointmentsWith the state opening up eligibility requirements and allowing all Texans 16 and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, some teens are already securing appointments.
'Sad Milestone', Report Says COVID-19 Fatalities Now Leading Cause Of Death In Dallas County A new report said mortalities due to the coronavirus pandemic are now the leading cause of death among Dallas County residents, surpassing heart disease, cancer and strokes in the past year.
Cougar, 3 Tigers Test Positive For COVID-19 At Texas Wildlife Rescue A cougar at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center has tested positive for COVID-19, the first in the U.S., according to the Texas veterinary company.
Mask Mandate Is Officially Lifted In Texas, But Many Locations Still Require You To CoverupTexans are no longer under a statewide mandate to wear face coverings in public, but residents shouldn't be too quick to throw out their masks.
Texas Reports 2,420 New COVID-19 Cases, 84 More Deaths SundayThe number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has ticked down in recent weeks, hitting 4,721 Saturday, the most recent day for which state data is available.
Dallas County Reports 781 New COVID-19 Cases, 27 Deaths Thursday"We should follow the advice of doctors and public health experts and continue wearing our mask, washing our hands, avoiding crowds and forgoing get-togethers at this time," Judge Clay Jenkins said.