On Wednesday April 1, the East Texas Food Bank became aware that a staff member working in our administrative office, which is separate from our warehouse and volunteer center, tested positive for COVID-19.
KLTV’s Blake Holland spoke to Smith County District Attorney Jacob Putman about his decision to assign most of his investigators to assist local health officials in their contact tracing efforts for people who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to grow, some healthcare professionals in areas of the United States that have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus are dealing with shortages of critical supplies and equipment.
“With a heavy heart and deep regret, I believe it is in the best interest of our artists and our many loyal patrons that the Texas Shakespeare Festival will not produce a 2020 season,” said Raymond Caldwell, TSF Founder and Artistic Director.
Traffic will be diverted today because the northbound flyover on U.S. Highway 59 South at the intersection of South Loop 287 will be closed temporarily, so crews can repair signage, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
As social distancing becomes the new (temporary) normal and East Texas school districts shut their doors to help contain the spread of COVID-19, kids are finding themselves with much more time spent at home.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in accordance with Governor Abbott’s declaration, effective today, will be temporarily suspending visitation at all our facilities (statewide) until further notice.