• September 20, 2020

Tags : coronavirus outbreak

Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas bars to close again and

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday took his most drastic action yet to respond to the post-reopening coronavirus surge in Texas, shutting bars back down and scaling back restaurant capacity to 50%. He also shut down river-rafting trips, which have been blamed for a swift rise in cases in Hays County, and banned outdoor gatherings of […]Read More

Texas STAAR test requirements waived due to coronavirus outbreak

In an unprecedented move, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would waive testing requirements for this year’s STAAR exam, as many schools expect to be closed at least through the April testing window, due to the new coronavirus. He also said he would ask the federal government to waive this year’s federal standardized testing requirements, […]Read More

Texas officials on the coronavirus: Keep calm and wash your

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the deadly coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency — the sixth declaration of its kind in the past decade. About 170 people have died overseas from the pneumonia-like illness, and last week Texas had its first scare with four suspected cases — all of which turned out to […]Read More