Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the creation of a COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot Program for Texas school systems.
COVID-19 paused elective procedures, including screenings for diseases like breast cancer. Many healthcare facilities are starting to offer those services again, but doctors worry many are not coming back for their screenings.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas' major health insurers have agreed to continue reimbursing network health care providers for telehealth appointments at the same rate which they pay for office visits through the end of 2020.
Many events across East Texas have been cancelled due to Covid-19. But in Lufkin, the annual Heritage Festival is still happening with Covid-19 protocols in place, of course. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner has the details.
Gov. Abbott Thursday expanded visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24.
African Americans are twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s than people of other races. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports— knowledge about Alzheimer’s will help people better understand how to deal with the disease.
There are currently no approved vaccines that can prevent COVID-19, however Pfizer’s clinical trial is studying the safety, tolerability, immunity, and effectiveness of the vaccine. Jesse and Kristie Moody found out about the opportunity when watching the news.
Deep East Texas Council of Governments will receive a federal grant totaling $400,000 to advance a proposed 12-county rural broadband network and work with businesses to identify opportunities and resources for recovery and growth to aid businesses and communities.
On Tuesday, Nacogdoches County reported 14 additional COVID-related deaths. The 14 new deaths brought the county’s total to 48, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The city and county will now be referring directly to the DSHS for its COVID-19 information.
Several East Texas cities and counties were awarded a total of $709,972 in another round of federal grants to help public housing authorities recover from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today.
Helmet vents help patients in some cases stay off a ventilator and provide better protection of virus spread to health care workers. The downside is claustrophobia makes the treatment difficult for some patients.