El Paso Mayor Says Recent COVID-19 Spike Due To 'Fatigue,' Many Cases Coming From Shopping At Large RetailersThe mayor of a Texas city hit hard by a recent spike in coronavirus cases says the blame can be pointed at "COVID fatigue" and that many cases are coming from shopping at large retailers.
Gov. Greg Abbott's Office Approves Of Curfew In El Paso County To Help Stop Coronavirus SpreadIn a letter sent last week to Gov. Abbott, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego wrote the curfew would be limited in nature and would run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Texas National Guard To Help El Paso Morgues With Deceased COVID-19 VictimsThe Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with patients who have died from COVID-19.
Texas Judge Upholds El Paso Business Restrictions During Coronavirus Case SurgeThe decision from Judge Bill Moody of El Paso’s 34th District Court came as federal military medical teams deployed to the border region at the request of the state.
3 Air Force Medical Teams Deployed To El Paso To Help Fight Coronavirus SurgeEl Paso joins a list of 10 other cities, including Houston, San Antonio and multiple cities in the Rio Grande Valley region, to receive aid from the Department of Defense.
Trailers Sent To El Paso To Handle Possible Coronavirus Death SurgeThe Texas Funeral Service Commission also has been asked to send representatives to make an assessment of the needs of the area's funeral homes and mortuaries.
El Paso County Reports Record-High 3,100 New Coronavirus Cases WednesdayThe COVID-19 surge in the El Paso area continues as health officials reported an all-time high of 3,100 new cases on Wednesday.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Files For Temporary Injunction To End El Paso County's Coronavirus Surge ShutdownJudge Samaniego ordered the shutdown on Oct. 29 amid a skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases he said was “overwhelming” the county’s medical resources.
El Paso Surpasses Single-Day COVID-19 Record With More Than 1600 New CasesOn October 31 El Paso surpassed its single-day record for COVID-19 cases as state and local officials in Texas spar over imposing a lockdown.
Texas AG Ken Paxton Joins Businesses Suing El Paso County Judge Over Coronavirus Restrictions During Surge In CasesJudge Samaniego's orders include shutting down all non-essential services for a two-week period, including in-person dining, gyms and salons.
Texas County Goes Back Into 'Shutdown' Due To Coronavirus Case SurgeTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted that County Judge Ricardo Samaniego “has no authority to shut down businesses in El Paso County."
El Paso Residents Instructed To Stay Home For 2 Weeks During Coronavirus SurgeHealth officials are blaming the spike on family gatherings, multiple generations living in the same household and younger people going out to shop or conduct business.
El Paso County Judge Imposes Curfew As Hospitals Reach Capacity Due To COVID-19 Surge: 'We Are At A Crisis Stage'The El Paso County judge announced Sunday the area's hospitals and intensive care units have reached capacity due to the recent COVID-19 surge and that a curfew will be imposed for all citizens.
Texas Gov. Abbott Requests Use Of Army Medical Center For Non-COVID Patients In El Paso During Current SurgeTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has requested authorization to use an Army medical center for non-COVID patients in El Paso due to a current surge in cases and hospitalizations in the area.
El Paso Funeral Homes Prepare Refrigerated Units To House Bodies As COVID-19 Cases SoarAs COVID-19 cases in El Paso, Texas continue to surge, funeral homes in the city are preparing for a surge in coronavirus-related deaths.