Tag Archives: Coronavirus
Gov. Abbott Says Religious Services Are Essential — So Can Churches Still Meet? Here’s What He Says.
By Marisa Charpentier, KUT When Gov. Greg Abbott issued his executive order Tuesday restricting nonessential activities, he made sure to note religious services are considered essential. But in a time when people aren’t supposed to gather, what can and can’t houses of … Continue reading
By Huo Jingnan, Allison Aubrey, and Carmel Wroth, NPR A few months ago, it may have seemed silly to wear a face mask during a trip to the grocery store. And in fact, the mainline public health message in the … Continue reading
By Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune Last week alone, 275,597 out-of-work Texans filed for unemployment relief.
Thousands in Texas face delays to their unemployment relief because of busy phone lines and website outages
By Carrington Tatum and Clare Proctor, The Texas Tribune As tens of thousands of Texans try to file unemployment insurance claims, they’re finding the Texas Workforce Commission’s phone lines jammed and website servers overloaded as the agency is swamped by … Continue reading
By Mitch Borden Over the past couple of weeks, Texas has seen confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a particularly vulnerable population — inmates. The Harris County Sheriff’s office recently confirmed that at least 1 inmate had COVID-19, while dozens more … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales Presidio County officials late Tuesday joined their neighboring Big Bend counties in issuing a shelter-in-place order. The order followed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide mandate for residents to stay at home. Expanding on a previous disaster declaration, … Continue reading
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By Marisa Charpentier, KUT Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order Tuesday requiring Texans to limit personal interactions that could lead to the spread of COVID-19. He said people can still leave their homes to access essential services, like groceries or medicine, … Continue reading
By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune Two Texas oil companies with big business in the Permian Basin wrote to state regulators requesting an emergency meeting to consider reducing oil production as demand around the world has collapsed due to the … Continue reading
By Ashley Lopez, KUT A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas’ ban on abortions during the coronavirus pandemic in the state. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin ruled Monday that state officials can’t restrict abortion providers from offering … Continue reading