Once Texas' 'Most Important Tool' Against COVID-19, State Abandons Contact TracingThe new state budget, which took effect September 1, prohibits the use of state funds “for the purpose of contact tracing of COVID-19.”
North Texas Hospitals' Request For Emergency Staff Denied By StateHospitals in North Texas say they need hundreds of additional staff to deal with a surge of COVID-19 cases, but the state has denied their requests for emergency personnel.
People 50 And Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine In Texas Starting March 15"By including this next most vulnerable group, Texas will continue to reduce the number of people who are hospitalized and die from the disease across all races, ethnicities and occupations," DSHS said.
COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Delayed Statewide, Texas DSHS ConfirmsShipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that were expected to be distributed across the state Monday, Jan. 18, have been delayed by one day.
Texas Urging Fast COVID-19 Vaccinations Of Frontline Healthcare Workers And Moving To Next Phase QuicklyOnce there are no more frontline healthcare workers to vaccinate, Texas DSHS is telling hospitals and clinics to begin Phase 1B of the vaccine plan.
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.