Texas Health Services Recommends Building COVID-19 Protective Masks Into Halloween CostumesMasks are more important than ever, but a costume mask is not a substitute for a protective cloth mask, the Texas Department of State Health Services says.
Less Than Half A Percent Of Students Back In Texas Public Schools Have Tested Positive For CoronavirusOut of an estimated 1.1 million students who have returned to campus, 2,344 have tested positive for the virus.
Texas Works To Clear Backlog Of Half A Million Previously Unreported COVID-19 TestsThe Texas Department of State Health Services says it is working to clear a backlog of cases that went unreported due to what it calls 'formatting and coding' issues.
Dallas County Reports 5,361 New COVID-19 Cases Sunday Due To BacklogDallas County on Sunday reported 5,361 new COVID-19 cases due to a backlog in reporting through the state, health officials said.
Texas Now Accepting Applications To Manufacture, Sell Consumable Hemp ProductsAs of August 2, a license to manufacture, process and distribute consumable hemp products is required.
Texas Changes How It Counts Coronavirus DeathsA fatality is counted as due to COVID-19 when a doctor with direct knowledge of the patient, determines COVID-19 directly caused the death.
State Health Services Urges Texans Not To Spread Misinformation About Coronavirus: 'It Can Prolong The Pandemic'The Texas Department of State Health Services urged Texans to avoid sharing misinformation about COVID-19 in a series of tweets Friday.
Texas Health Officials Investigate Case Of Coronavirus Near Houston Without Travel Or Known ExposureMontgomery County Public Health is working to determine whether there is a connection to another case or whether this is a case of community spread.
'Presumptive Positive Case' Of COVID-19 Confirmed Near HoustonFort Bend County Health and Human Services says a man in his 70s recently traveled outside of the U.S. and is now getting treated in a hospital.
Health Professionals Brace For Tough Flu Season That Already Claimed Life Of 5-Year-OldAs health professionals are bracing for what's expected to be another tough flu season, a 5-year-old from the Rio Grande has died from the virus — the first child death of the season.
Texas Heath Agency Investigating Severe Lung Disease Among E-Cigarette UsersThe Texas Department of State Health Services said it was first notified of possible cases last week following similar reports in youth and young adults in other states.
Collin County Resident Diagnosed With Measles, Brings Texas Total To 11 In 2019The Collin County Health Department said an adult who recently traveled internationally has the virus.
State Health Department Identifies 'HIV Clusters' In DFWSome are blaming social media and the influx of so-called ‘hook up apps’ for the HIV infection clusters identified in DFW, Houston, and San Antonio.
Fish Consumption Advisory For Lake ComoPeople can still fish in the area, though they should not consume common carp.
Report Finds No Cancer Clusters In Flower MoundThe Texas Department of State Health Services has released a new report which indicated most cancer rates in Flower Mound over a ten-year period were not higher than expected.