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Here’s What To Know About Upcoming Vaccinations In The Big Bend Region

A growing number of residents most at risk for COVID-19 in the Big Bend area are being vaccinated, and local officials say they’re now ready to expand vaccine eligibility to include a wider swath of the population. 

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Texas Expands Vaccine Eligibility To People 50 Years And Older

By Matt Largey, KUT News People 50 and older in Texas will be eligible to get the COVID vaccine starting Monday.

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Going To Big Bend National Park? Despite Gov. Abbott Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions, You’ll Still Need A Mask

Officials at Big Bend National Park say Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s rollback on the state’s mask mandate has “no impact” on park rules, and visitors are still required to wear a mask in all park buildings, as well as in … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Hospital Gives Big Bend Vaccination Efforts A Shot In The Arm

By Carlos Morales Vaccine distribution in the Big Bend region is set to pick up speed next week when Midland Memorial Hospital offers two, one-day clinics, one in Fort Davis and one in Marfa.  Hospitals in the Permian Basin have … Continue reading

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Following Lawsuit, Agriculture Producer Agrees To Extra Coronavirus Precautions For West Texas Workers

By Carlos Morales Following a federal lawsuit, Village Farms, a major agriculture company, has agreed to implement additional coronavirus protections for its workers at its facilities in Monahans, Texas.  Issued by a federal judge in El Paso, the Jan. 15 … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Health Officials Concerned Over COVID-19 Surge While Leaders Take Little Action

By Mitch Borden As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Permian Basin, medical leaders are worried the region—without meaningful action or a drastic change in how residents are behaving—could become the state’s next covid hotspot. Since the beginning of … Continue reading

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New Dates For Coronavirus Testing In The Big Bend Area

By Public Radio Staff The state is returning to Far West Texas with a new round of coronavirus testing. The new dates come as Presidio County is seeing what officials are calling a concerning rise in cases. The Texas Department … Continue reading

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El Paso Reports More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day, Shattering Previous Record

By Shawn Mulcahy and Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune Cases of COVID-19 in El Paso continued to skyrocket on Wednesday as the city reported a record 3,100 new people contracted the virus, smashing the previous single-day record by more than 1,000. … Continue reading

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Hospitals Overwhelmed as Texas Border City Fights Virus Surge

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News As a troubling surge of coronavirus cases and Covid-19 hospitalizations continues to hammer the border city of El Paso, Texas, officials over the weekend delivered an urgent and straightforward plea to residents: stay home for … Continue reading

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El Paso Officials Ask Residents To Stay Home For Two Weeks As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge

By Cassandra Pollock and Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune “Please continue to exercise your right to vote,” said El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, who announced a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. As El Paso continues to grapple with … Continue reading

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