Tag Archives: Coronavirus

After COVID Recover, Big Bend National Park Will Reopen Friday

By Carlos Morales Big Bend National Park will partially reopen this week now that an employee who had previously been diagnosed with the coronavirus has recovered. The employee tested positive late last month and is now “feeling fine,” according to … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on After COVID Recover, Big Bend National Park Will Reopen Friday

Big Bend National Park Will Remain Closed As An Employee Tests Positive

By Carlos Morales A newly confirmed case of coronavirus at Big Bend National Park has halted plans to reopen, according to an official familiar with the decision.  This is the second confirmed case of the virus within the park community … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on Big Bend National Park Will Remain Closed As An Employee Tests Positive

Food Banks Across Texas, U.S. Brace For ‘Perfect Storm’ Of August Challenges

By Paul Flahive, Texas Public Radio With millions of people out of work because of the coronavirus, food banks have seen a major surge in demand since March. But August is set to be one of the busiest months yet … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Food Banks Across Texas, U.S. Brace For ‘Perfect Storm’ Of August Challenges

With New Guidance From The State, Marfa ISD Weighs Options as School Year Looms

By Carlos Morales With the start of the school year only weeks away, parents with children at Marfa Independent School District are eying the fall with trepidation as administrators struggle to navigate the latest guidance from the state.

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on With New Guidance From The State, Marfa ISD Weighs Options as School Year Looms

A Second Big Bend Resident Has Died From COVID-19 While Receiving Treatment in The Permian Basin

By Carlos Morales A second Big Bend resident has died from the coronavirus after local health authorities transferred him to an Odessa hospital to receive treatment. The patient, an 87-year-old man, was transferred Wednesday from Big Bend Regional Medical Center … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on A Second Big Bend Resident Has Died From COVID-19 While Receiving Treatment in The Permian Basin

Gov. Greg Abbott Recommends Texans Stay Home As Coronavirus Cases Surge

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Gov. Greg Abbott Recommends Texans Stay Home As Coronavirus Cases Surge

In the Permian Basin, Coronavirus Response Varies In Seriousness As Case Counts Rise

By Mitch Borden As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Permian Basin and across the state, the response from elected officials in the region’s two largest cities is markedly different.  Since last Thursday, Midland and Odessa have recorded 184 … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on In the Permian Basin, Coronavirus Response Varies In Seriousness As Case Counts Rise

As COVID-19 Reaches Far West Texas, Businesses And Tourist Destinations Take Precautions

By Carlos Morales As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the tri-county area has steadily climbed, now reaching over 30, some Far West Texas businesses and destinations have closed their doors as staff and patrons test positive for the … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , | Comments Off on As COVID-19 Reaches Far West Texas, Businesses And Tourist Destinations Take Precautions

Coronavirus Cases In Brewster County Rise For Third Time In Three Days

By Marfa Public Radio There are now four new cases of coronavirus in Brewster County, state officials announced late Monday. The patients represent the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh cases in Brewster County. They range from a woman in her … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Coronavirus Cases In Brewster County Rise For Third Time In Three Days

In Ciudad Juárez, A New ‘Filter Hotel’ Offers Migrants A Safe Space To Quarantine

By Mallory Falk, KERA Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Hotel Flamingo in Ciudad Juárez has been filling up with guests. When they arrive, they have to go through a thorough disinfection process. First, they step inside a tray filled with diluted … Continue reading

Posted in KRTS News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on In Ciudad Juárez, A New ‘Filter Hotel’ Offers Migrants A Safe Space To Quarantine