• January 17, 2021

Tags : COVID-19

Appointments for UMC’s second allotment of Covid-19 vaccine fill up

Friday afternoon, officials with University Medical Center announced the availability of 5000 Covid-19 vaccine doses, and appointments were filled in a matter of minutes. UMC’s registration, which opened at 12 noon and closed just 12 minutes later, was for Categories 1A and 1B: healthcare workers, first responders, anyone 65 and older or others with certain […]Read More

Ysleta ISD teachers, staff to return to campuses January 19

Officials with the Ysleta Independent School District announced Thursday that, in order to prepare for the return of students to campuses for in-person instruction, all teachers, staff, and full-time employees are required to report to their campuses and departments to resume their normal workday schedules beginning Tuesday, January 19. “The district has not yet set […]Read More

Report: COVID-19 Health Disparities cost Texas nearly $8 Billion

AUSTIN – By now, health disparities between white Americans and minorities who contract COVID-19 are well documented, but the economic toll to a state such as Texas is just being realized. A new report from the Episcopal Health Foundation shows without Medicaid expansion, those costs could increase dramatically by 2030. Elena Marks, president and CEO of […]Read More

Ysleta ISD classes to remain online under latest health department

The Ysleta Independent School District will follow the latest guidance from the City of El Paso Department of Public Health to continue online learning. Monday morning, Dr. Hector Ocaranza issued an updated recommendation for local school districts to delay in-person, face- to-face learning. This delay will diminish the spread of COVID-19 after the recent holidays. […]Read More

VLog: TNTM’s Troy presents ‘The Worst of 2020’

By all accounts, 2020 was a really crappy year. We lost a lot of beloved celebrities, most events were cancelled, and lots of businesses were forced to close due to the pandemic. I thought it more fitting to do an end of year “worst” list rather than a “best of” list. This list is by […]Read More

NMSU to serve as COVID-19 vaccine distribution site

The New Mexico State University system will play a key role in helping the New Mexico Department of Health distribute doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to the general public at its campuses throughout the state. “The NMSU system continues to work closely with NMDOH on both COVID-19 testing and vaccinations,” said NMSU Police Chief Stephen […]Read More

City DPH, Emergence partner to present session on coping with

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) and Emergence Health Network (EHN), have partnered to provide bereavement guidance and counseling support resources to those who lost loved ones due to COVID-19. “Many members of the El Paso community have suffered the loss of loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Losing a […]Read More

City of El Paso ready for arrival, distribution of COVID-19

After an emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Moderna Inc., have begun the second distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the nation. “The El Paso Fire Department and Department of Public Health is expecting a shipment of vaccinations to arrive this week. This first shipment from Moderna contains 900 doses for fire […]Read More

El Paso to begin pilot treatment to combat COVID-19 Virus

City officials announced Tuesday afternoon that, beginning this week, El Paso will be providing the new COVID-19 treatment called Bamlanivimab, in an effort to prevent hospitalizations due to the progress of severe symptoms in high risk patients. “We are grateful to have been selected to pilot a noble treatment program aimed at preventing higher hospitalization […]Read More

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce grants $38K+ to county

Friday morning, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officials announced that it has distributed upwards of $38,000 to 20 small businesses in El Paso County. These businesses are located in the outlying areas of the county, such as Socorro, Horizon City, San Elizario, Clint, Fabens, Canutillo, Vinton, and Anthony. The purpose of dispersing this grant […]Read More