Tag Archives: COVID-19
After several failed attempts, the Texas National Guard will head to Big Bend National Park and Terlingua this week to administer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines.
Few Texas ICE Detention Centers Are Vaccinating For COVID-19. Feds Say It’s Up To Local Health Departments
Despite high risks of infection and hundreds of sick detainees, there’s still no clear COVID-19 vaccination strategy from ICE officials, and few local health departments have stepped up to provide vaccines.
Demand For Vaccines Drops In Odessa And Now Officials Are Left To Figure Out How to Get More Shots In Arms
Texas health officials are working to get as many COVID-19 vaccines to willing residents as statewide demand slows and some vaccination rates plateau. In the Permian Basin, a similar story is playing out in Odessa, where one hospital is trying … Continue reading
Presidio County in Far West Texas is hours away from major hospitals and lacks some basic health care services, but the county’s vaccination rate has far outpaced most of Texas.
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.
By Matt Largey, KUT News People 50 and older in Texas will be eligible to get the COVID vaccine starting Monday.
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
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
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
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