Tomball ISD outlines plans, experts say COVID-19 airborne transmission responsible for rapid spread: Most popular news from Houston

Tomball ISD's plans include continuing to provide bus transportation to all families who desire it—although district officials encourage families to provide their own transportation if possible—lunch procedures varying by campus, and limiting large group activities, including recess. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tomball ISD's plans include continuing to provide bus transportation to all families who desire it—although district officials encourage families to provide their own transportation if possible—lunch procedures varying by campus, and limiting large group activities, including recess. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Tomball ISD's plans include continuing to provide bus transportation to all families who desire it—although district officials encourage families to provide their own transportation if possible—lunch procedures varying by campus, and limiting large group activities, including recess. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Here’s what bus transportation, lunch and recess will look like this fall for Tomball ISD students

Tomball ISD outlined its health guidelines, transportation logistics and virtual instruction models for the fall semester during the more than five-hour July 9 meeting. A record 1,000 participants tuned in via Zoom. Read about the instructional models, student support and health guidelines shared here.

UTMB experts say COVID-19 airborne transmission is responsible for rapid spread; virus lasts more than 12 hours in air

Two infectious disease experts in the Bay Area gave a virtual update on the coronavirus July 14, detailing efforts at the University of Texas Medical Branch to create antibody therapies and conduct clinical trials in the hopes of creating a vaccine and mitigating the spread of the virus.



League City City Council denies Galveston County's request for CARES Act funding

After a lengthy debate July 14, League City City Council voted 6-2 to deny a request to allocate some of the city's CARES Act funding to Galveston County.

Conroe ISD unveils reopening plan, instruction options for 2020-21 school year

Conroe ISD has released its initial plan for reopening campuses for students and options for remote learning.

5 ZIP codes in The Woodlands area see home sale prices increase year over year despite coronavirus shutdown in 2020

Home sales in most of The Woodlands area market increased from 2019-20 compared to 2018-19, with only two ZIP codes showing a decrease in the overall number of homes sold. The average sales price also increased in all but two ZIP codes, and it increased by as much as about 50% in the 77385 ZIP code, which includes parts of Shenandoah and Oak Ridge North.

Anna Lotz, Colleen Ferguson, Vanessa Holt, Jake Magee and Andy Li contributed to this report.


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