Texas Giving Emergency Extension Of SNAP Benefits Through JulyTexas Health and Human Services is providing some $260 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July.
Active Coronavirus Cases Connected To Individual North Texas Child Care Facilities In Single DigitsTotal cases in any one facility have been limited to 10 or fewer and cases among employees have been nearly double those among children.
Texas Reports Highest 1-Day Death Toll Since Coronavirus Pandemic BeganTexas reported 10,291 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a state-record high 129 more deaths.
Texas Reports More Than 100 Coronavirus Deaths In 1 Day For First TimeTexas reported 105 COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday.
Texas Nurses Association CEO Weighs In On Why State Might Move Residents Out Of Nursing Home“Generally states will intervene if there’s an immediate danger to the residents,” Texas Nurses Association CEO Cindy Zolnierek said.
Coronavirus: Tarrant County Discusses Gov. Abbott Lifting Stay At Home Orders, 5 More COVID-19 DeathsTarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said some virus spread indicators over the last few weeks show a disturbing "change in the wrong direction."
Removing Barriers: Texas SNAP Recipients Will Be Able To Buy Groceries Online During COVID-19 ResponseWalmart and Amazon are the first retailers to join the pilot in Texas, scheduled to start by May 18.
Texas WIC Expands Eligible Food Items, Launches Updated AppThese food items include more options for milk, bread, rice, pasta and eggs. Texas WIC is also permanently adding canned fruits and vegetables to the food package.
Texas Mental Health Support Line Up And Running To Help With Coronavirus AnxietyTexas Health and Human Services announced it launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic.
Texas Hospitals Limiting Visitors To Protect Patients During COVID-19 OutbreakAccess will only be granted to "essential visitors such as medical professionals and authorized caregivers acting specifically on a patient’s behalf."
Texas Outlines New Rules For Child Care Facilities During Coronavirus OutbreakBefore entering a facility, all staff and children will be screened for fever and other symptoms of coronavirus.
State Leaders Working To Make Sure Communities Have Resources To Respond To Coronavirus"The Lone Star State will remain vigilant to protect the health and safety of all Texans," Governor Greg Abbott said Monday.
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Cheerleaders Potentially Exposed To Mumps At National Competition In DallasThe Texas Department of State Health Services calls this an isolated case and does not consider this to be an outbreak.
Texas Medicaid To Cover Mosquito Repellent Amid Zika FearsState health officials say Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for pregnant women amid concerns over the Zika virus.