• News for Healthcare & Wellness

    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation Expanding Hospital Capacity In 11 Trauma Service Areas AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas. Previously, Governor Abbott suspended elective surgeries at hospitals in the counties of Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, ...read more
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
    Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings Releases Video Message Urging Texans To Protect Themselves And Their Loved Ones From COVID-19   AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 ...read more
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
    July 2, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Military Department are coordinating free COVID-19 testing sites next week in the cities of Hutto, Jarrell, and Taylor. The City of Liberty Hill is rescheduling their COVID-19 testing for a different date in the future. In ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Mayor issues emergency order requiring face coverings Cedar Park businesses and non-profits must require employees and visitors to wear a face covering while inside   Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale has issued an Emergency Order requiring all commercial entities and non-profits (other than churches and places of worship) to require face coverings.  The Order requires that every person ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    June 30, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Military Department, will be hosting free COVID-19 testing in the cities of Hutto, Jarrell, and Liberty Hill.     Testing locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following dates ...read more
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    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Expanding Hospital Capacity Order Suspends Elective Surgeries in Four Texas Counties   AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    Governor Abbott Expands Local Authority On Outdoor Gatherings, Directs HHSC To Enact Emergency Rules To Increase Safety At Child Care Centers AUSTIN – As COVID-19 cases rise in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has expanded the ability of mayors and county judges to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of over 100 people. Previously, this applied only to outdoor gatherings over 500 people. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    Office Of The Governor, UT Southwestern Medical Center Release New Spanish-Language COVID-19 PSA AUSTIN - The Office of the Governor and UT Southwestern Medical Center today released a new Spanish-language public service announcement (PSA) on how Texans can protect themselves and others from COVID-19. In the PSA, Amneris Luque, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on Texas' continued response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent weeks—including increasing enforcement of health and safety regulations, rapidly increasing testing in hot spots, and working with hospitals throughout the state to ensure they have the ability to ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD, today provided an update on Texas' hospital capacity. The Governor noted that despite an uptick in positive cases, there continues to be abundant hospital capacity. Governor Abbott also urged all Texans to continue to do their part to mitigate the spread of ...read more
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