ROUNDUP: Katy-area coronavirus updates, case counts for May 1
Katy ISD celebrated School Nutrition Hero Day on May 1 to thank its nutrition and food service employees for their hard work. Employees dressed as superheroes as they gave out free meals to children. (Courtesy Katy ISD)
Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties reported a total of 551 confirmed coronavirus cases April 30 in seven Katy-area ZIP codes.
The counties reported 548 cases April 30, 537 cases April 29, 516 cases April 28 and 500 cases April 27.
Only Waller County is providing the number of recoveries at the ZIP code level, and all three of the Katy-area cases in Waller County have recovered. None of the counties are providing the total number of public and private tests administered by ZIP code.
Click here to learn how offices in the Katy area are handling reopening their offices.
Two restaurateurs with Katy-area locations discussed why they are hesitant to open their dining rooms to guests.
A ZIP code snapshot of unemployment claims as of April 27 shows that some areas are feeling the economic effects more harshly than others. See the map here.
Texas saw a 9.3% drop year-over-year in sales tax revenue generated based on March sales. The year-over-year decline in April represents the largest such drop since January 2010.
Also, less than 50% of restaurant owners are choosing to reopen dine-in service May 1, a Texas Restaurant Association survey showed.
Compare and contrast Texas’ reopening plan with other states’ plans here.