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[165] A survey of 1,212 registered voters in Texas conducted by YouGov and sponsored by CBS News between July 7–10 found that 61 percent of respondents believed the state moved "too quickly" in "reopening the economy and lifting stay-at-home restrictions". The COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. state of Texas by March 2020. The case fatality rate (CFR) was 10.3 percent in Comal County; high CFR counties had "a higher proportion of non-Hispanic Black residents, adults aged 65 and older, and adults smoking, but lower number of ICU beds per 100,000 population, and number of primary care physicians per 1000 population. [136], On March 23, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made controversial statements on the Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight, saying that "as a senior citizen", he was "willing to take a chance on [his] survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for [his] children and grandchildren," later suggesting that grandparents in the country would do the same and advocating that the U.S. "get back to work. Credit: Amna Ijaz/The Texas Tribune Shubhi Agarwal is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin and got tested for COVID-19. 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[84][85], As of July 11, 2020[update], 2.7 million COVID-19 tests have been reported by the DSHS; of these, 2.49 million were viral tests while 217,000 were antibody tests. ... Next: Shubhi Agarwal, a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, is tested for COVID-19. The panel is led by James Huffines with Mike Toomey as its chief operating officer; its consulting members are all members of the Republican Party. Beginning in mid-April 2020, there were protests in several U.S. states against government-imposed lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. On person incarcerated in Texas says: “It’s a nonviolent protest going on right now because the officers, in the middle of the coronavirus, have refused us electricity for several hours, no showers or anything. [48] Ten days later, pursuant to the executive order establishing the Strike Force to Open Texas, Abbott releases the Texas Governor's Report to Open Texas, putting forth a phased approach to reopen the state's economy. "[145] On April 17, Abbott began the process of reopening the Texas economy,[146] establishing the Strike Force To Open Texas in an executive order to "study and make recommendations... for revitalizing the Texas economy". Dec [185], Only on July 2, when Texas had already recorded more than twice the infections in all of China, Abbott announced some small measures in an executive order effective the afternoon of July 3 requiring local government approval of gatherings of 10 or more people. Protesters say they are enforcing the Constitution. Others opined that the reopening commenced before adequate steps were taken to reduce the spread of the disease. Sep [93] The following month, WalletHub ranked the Texas as one of the 10 least aggressive states for limiting COVID-19 exposure based on policy decisions, risk factors, and infrastructure. The same analysis found that such orders in urbanized counties accounted for 90 percent of attenuated case growth in the state by May. The city’s streets were mostly empty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic in Texas. [232] The number rose consistently pushing Texas to chart at the top of cases nationwide and hospitals in the state's largest cities reaching near or full ICU capacity. [266] In June 2020, Fort Worth hosted the first IndyCar Series and PGA Tour events held since pandemic-related restrictions took affect, the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway,[267] and the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club. A Fresno Trader Joe's closed early Saturday after anti-mask protesters blocked the entrance. [10] On March 2, San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg issued a public health emergency after an individual positive for the virus is mistakenly released from quarantine at JBSA–Lackland. [46] The reopening process also establishes the Strike Force to Open Texas, an advisory panel to Abbott for reopening economy. Greg Abbott pauses Texas' reopening, bans elective surgeries in four counties to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients", "Texas rolls back its reopening a day after pausing plans as coronavirus cases rise", "Hidalgo urges Harris County, now at highest threat level, to stay home as COVID-19 surges", "Texas Governor Rolls Back Reopening as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Record", "Red level l | Harris County Judge Hidalgo announces new Stay Home Work Safe advisory", "Texas governor mandates mask-wearing across most of state as coronavirus cases surge", "Gov. They're not increasing exponentially, but they're increasing linearly in time with the same steady pace," said Dr. David Persse, medical director for the Houston Fire Department. [186] The Texas Medical Association supported the mask mandate. Dec [91] The Texas National Guard began supporting testing efforts on March 27. Texas lawmakers convene in muted opening day ceremonies, handful of protests outside Texas Politics Some members of the public denied entry to Capitol for refusing free rapid COVID-19 test Two of Texas' biggest cities are reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past several days as concerns mount over how protests sparked by the death of … The acceleration of the pandemic's spread in May and June led the state to pause the economic reopening on June 25, with the government subsequently reinstating restrictions. Texas State’s COVID-19 dashboard added four new student cases and one new faculty/staff case Dec. 16. 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As of December 21, 2020[update], Texas public health officials have reported 1,611,894 total cases of COVID-19 and 26,149 total deaths, with 14 million COVID-19 tests completed to date. Jul Photo: AFP New York, epicentre of the US epidemic, yesterday reported another 540 coronavirus-related deaths for the previous day, the lowest daily tally since 1 April. Abbott issues social distancing order through April, closes Texas schools until May 4", "Governor Abbott, TDI Ask Health Insurance Providers To Waive Costs Associated With Coronavirus", "Coronavirus in Texas 3/19: Supreme Court halts evictions statewide", "Coronavirus in Texas 3/21: At least 325 cases reported in state; Gov. [161][162] Positive approval of Abbott's response to the pandemic was also found by a Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler poll, with registered voters approving by a roughly 3-to-1 margin. [156] Phase III of the reopening was rolled out on June 3, permitting the immediate increase of all business operation to 50 percent capacity. [182] Entering mid-June, restaurants were allowed to operate at increased capacity and most businesses were opened under Phase III of the state's reopening plan. [257] On June 23, UT Austin announced that it is waiving SAT and ACT testing requirements for high school students who apply for fall 2021 undergraduate admission to ensure that COVID-19 does not affect a student's ability to apply to the university. [28][29] Throughout March, the state waived various healthcare and economic regulations. Texas teachers protest in-person instruction while COVID-19 cases rise. Ric Francis / AP. A statewide mask mandate was imposed on July 2. On Dec. 15, more than 270 days after the initial announcement of COVID-19 cases in the Texas Panhandle, area medical professionals and other … Nov [26] Montgomery Independent School District in the Houston area and Alvarado Independent School District in the Dallas area become the first two public school districts in Texas to temporarily close classes over COVID-19, affecting approximately 12,400 students across 17 schools. [248], As of July 16, the state had still not established concrete rules for school reopenings in the Fall, but the latest word from Abbott on July 14 was that districts can expect more flexibility on opening classrooms, with state education officials agreeing to continue to fund school districts who choose to stay virtual if mandated by local health officials. [62] Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo evaluates the county as having reached the highest threat level, indicating a "severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19", and calls for the reinstatement of a stay-at-home order for the county in addition to prohibiting outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people in unincorporated parts of the county. [37] Abbott also asks the Small Business Administration to declare an Economic Injury Disaster Declaration for the state;[38] eligibility is granted three days later. [272][273] Citing looser restrictions in comparison to its traditional home of Las Vegas, the National Finals Rodeo also relocated to Globe Life Field. The boy's family was upset that he wasn't allowed to take his exams at home. 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Greg Abbott orders Texas bars to close again and restaurants to reduce to 50% occupancy as coronavirus spreads", "Texas becomes the first state to reimpose restrictions after lifting stay-at-home order on April 30", "Gov. A briefing was held by Abbott on January 27 concerning the COVID-19 outbreak; HHS Commissioner Courtney Philips, DSHS Health Services Commissioner John William Hellerstedt, and TDEM Chief Nim Kidd delivered the briefing. [239] The attendance for the rodeo on February 28, was 77,632, with 73,433 of the visitors went to the "World Championship Barb-B-Que Contest," where that person attended. Sept. 4, 2020. River-rafting businesses were also ordered to close and outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people without local government approval were banned. More people began to trickle in shortly before 10 a.m., with armed members of Patriots for America and Texas Militia joining members of Texas for Medical Freedom, a group protesting COVID … Rallies cropped up this week across the country with a common message to governors: relax the strict stay-at … [25] The city of Houston orders the Houston Livestock Show and Radio to close after announcing an emergency health declaration. Texas boy lost both parents to Covid-19. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rep. Kevin Brady said he has tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. [155] Abbott announced the initiation of Phase II of the reopening plan on May 18, under which child care centers, massage and personal-care centers, and youth clubs were allowed to open promptly. Increasing numbers of Houston residents have reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending protests against the death of George Floyd. [80][35][81] According to the DSHS, the state exceeded 100 total cases of COVID-19 by March 19 and 1,000 cases by March 26. 2020 ArkLaTex Year in Review: The COVID-19 pandemic, crime, and severe weather dominated the news in 2020 in the ArkLaTex, but that's not all that hit the headlines and close to home. [20] The next day, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Texas reported by the DSHS surpasses 10. [95] On January 30, Abbott joined other state governors in a conference call with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, CDC Director Robert Redfield, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, and other health officials to discuss disease mitigation and prevention strategies. As a result, the number of new cases began to rise in early May. The Championship is one of the world's largest gatherings in competitive robotics. Greg Abbott expresses regret over reopening Texas bars during coronavirus", "Positivity rate: Breaking down the metric Gov. "[173] Following the first announcement of reopenings on April 17, Texas Representative Chris Turner, the leader of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, said that Texas needed to have "widespread testing available" before reopening businesses. Some businesses able to operate at 100%. Texas has seen over 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and one city that has been hit particularly hard is El Paso. The Brookshires Pharmacy … Greg Abbott orders air travelers from New Orleans and around New York to self-quarantine", COVID-19 Healthcare Demand Projections: Austin, Texas, "Who's who on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott moves to bolster number of practicing nurses", "Gov. The forecast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the total death toll in the U.S. could reach 143,000 by the end of the month as a jump in cases has been seen in 18 states. You combine the risks of COVID-19 and a situation where there’s not adequate safety infrastructure in place: a recipe for a disaster. Restaurant occupancy limit increased to 50%. The NLCS and World Series would also be the first MLB games that season to admit spectators, capped at a capacity of 11,500. Abbott's latest order raises more enforcement questions as Texas businesses reopen", "Texas, Florida Officials Say Their States' Reopenings Contributed to COVID Spike", "Gov. [58][59] Abbott pauses the reopening of the businesses in the state as hospitalizations deaths and new COVID-19 cases begin to quickly rise, though prior relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Collin County's order stated that all businesses are essential and would be allowed to remain open as long as they followed physical distancing guidelines. [163] A survey conducted by the Texas Restaurant Association and released on May 2 found that 47 percent of the 401 responding restaurants stated they would not reopen despite authorization under Phase I of Abbott's reopening plan; 43 percent intended to open while the remaining 9 percent were unsure. Abbott Imposes Statewide Restrictions For 2 Weeks, No Gatherings Of 10 Or More", "Gov. [233][234] In response to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Abbott issued an executive order shutting down bars for a second time since the beginning of the pandemic. [211] Nelson Wolff, the Bexar County judge, found a loophole in the order, and on June 17 issued an order fining businesses for allowing in customers without a mask. Probable cases are included from December 11, 2020. [226] A month later, H-E-B expanded their store hours across the state (closer to normal store hours), as supply availability has improved. [97], A state of disaster was declared by Abbott for all counties in Texas on March 13, giving emergency powers to Abbott and his administration to order lockdowns. The pandemic, protests and the polls: Texas' 2020 in photos. Bars ordered to shut down and restaurant capacity limits reduced to 50%. Greg Abbott tightens outdoor gathering rules", "As COVID spreads, Abbott allows more oversight on gatherings, enacts child care rules", "Notice to Child Care Providers: Repeal of Emergency Rules", "Texas putting reopening on 'pause' as virus cases soar", "With nearly 6,000 new coronavirus cases reported in Texas Thursday, the 3-day total surpasses 17K", "Texas pauses reopening as hospitals inundated with 'explosion' of COVID-19 cases", "Gov. [12][13] The patient was a man in his 70s and had traveled on the Nile River cruise ship MS A'sara in Egypt. Most businesses allowed to operate at 25% occupancy. Following stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders by counties, cities, and other local jurisdictions, the state government began directing the closure of some businesses beginning on March 19, and a statewide stay-at-home order went into effect on March 26 amid other restrictions on activities and businesses. Abbott Waiving Certain Licensing Regulations for Texas Pharmacy Workers", "Gov. [150] The first phase permitted the operation of retail establishments, restaurants, movie theaters, shopping malls, libraries and museums at 25 percent occupancy and with health protocols in place; these relaxed restrictions superseded all local orders. Actual case numbers are probably higher. [49][50], On May 5, Abbott modifies his earlier reopening timetable, allowing barbershops, hairdressers, and nail salons to begin reopening on May 8 while maintaining social distancing. 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In counties with at least 20 confirmed cases, the order mandated masks in enclosed public spaces and when social distancing was not feasible (subject to fines of up to $250 for multiple infractions). [107][108] Local governments were authorized to delay local elections for 2020. Protests erupt over coronavirus restrictions. Greg Abbott deploys Texas National Guard to help with mobile testing", "While other states fighting coronavirus enforce widespread closures, Texas Gov. Alex Jones joins Texas protest against coronavirus lockdown orders as crowds chant ‘Fire Fauci’ More than one million people have filed for unemployment in Texas since the crisis began Dallas County announced an additional 298 positive cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 11,541. MARSHALL, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) — Residents who live in certain parts of East Texas will soon have access to the coronavirus vaccine. Data is publicly reported by Texas Department of State Health Services. [53], On June 23, the state reports more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day for the first time, documenting 5,489. 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Social gatherings involving more than 10 people prohibited. Other counties and cities followed suit. H-E-B, in January 2020, activated a comprehensive pandemic emergency management plan first conceived in 2009 in response to concerns over H1N1. [174] Many public health experts lauded the phased approach but iterated the need for increased testing in the state. Last 15 days. As Houston, Austin, Dallas and other Texas cities cleaned up after the weekend’s demonstrations, some local politicians have asked protesters to monitor themselves for COVID-19 … The state recorded its first death associated with the disease on March 17 in Matagorda County. The forecast Monday by state officials is brighter than bleak projections last summer that warned of a spending deficit four times the size. [43][120] Abbott initially decided against statewide shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders due to the fact that more than 200 counties did not have any cases in mid-March. 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