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ROUNDUP: Here are the coronavirus updates to know April 6-12 in Clear Lake, League City

COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus, is hitting the entire world, including the Bay Area. Here are the Clear Lake and League City updates you need to know.


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VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 6 Bay Area businesses, nonprofits offering activities to stream from home, April 6-12

Here are several ideas for ways to spend the extra time indoors during the week of April 6.

VIDEO: Texas Tribune interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar about the coronavirus's effects on the state economy

At 8 a.m. April 7, The Texas Tribune will host a live interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, conducted by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.



Coronavirus case count: Houston confirms 402 new cases, citing backlog

Total coronavirus cases in the Greater Houston area continue to rise.


REPORT: Stay-at-home order has saved an estimated 4,500 lives in Harris County so far

New data from the Rice University Kinder Instutite of Urban Research suggests social distancing efforts have been effective.


April 6: 5 coronavirus stories South Houston readers should know

Here are five stories from our last week of coronavirus coverage in South Houston.


No Clear Lake Shores residents yet fined for violating stay-at-home order

Clear Lake Shores City Council passed a proposal nearly two weeks ago that allows police to fine or even arrest residents who violate stay-at-home orders, but thus far, the city has not had any issues.


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Construction underway for coronavirus medical shelter at NRG Stadium

Just weeks after the Houston Rodeo was canceled due to fears of coronavirus community spread, NRG Stadium is undergoing a transformation to serve as an ancillary medical site for patients.


Essential workers in Southeast Texas can now search for child care, receive financial assistance

Essential workers struggling to find child care amid coronavirus shutdowns can now find a provider and potentially receive financial assistance through a new Southeast Texas database.


UPDATE: 11 League City employees contract coronavirus; several cleared, return to work

Several League City employees who previously tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 have been cleared and returned to work today.


Gloves, gowns, protective supplies donations to be collected at Minute Maid Park on April 8

The drive only accepts sealed boxes of supplies, but monetary donations can be made as well.



Houston parks stay open with new distancing measures in effect

The Head of Houston Parks Department said closing some or all, city parks is not off the table is social distancing protocols cannot be followed.


Judge orders halt to Harris County inmate release

The plan to release certain nonviolent inmates was announced earlier this week to try to prevent a coronavirus outbreak at the Harris County Jail.


TSA limits checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport; Houston Airport System expects significant decline in March passengers

With low passenger travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport have been consolidated to make better use of resources and personnel, Houston Airport System officials said.


Pearland, Bay Area pharmacy working to keep people healthy in a COVID-19-focused environment

As cities and businesses do their part to fight off the spread of COVID-19, health care providers find themselves not only fighting the spread but also fighting other patient ailments.



ROUNDUP: 5 recent coronavirus stories from the South Houston area readers should know

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the South Houston area below.


ExxonMobil makes $250,000 donation to local food banks

The energy company said the Houston Food Bank will receive $200,000, including $50,000 in gasoline gift cards. The Montgomery County Food Bank will also receive $50,000.


VIDEO: Texas Tribune interviews Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo about the coronavirus outbreak’s impact in Houston

The Texas Tribune demographics reporter Alexa Ura interviewed Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on April 3.


Ace Hardware opens in League City

Ace Hardware opened March 2 at 1915 W. League City Parkway, Ste. 100, League City.



Bay Area businesses remain open to offer preventive healthcare amid coronavirus concerns

Bay Area Natural Wellness and iCRYO both offer preventive health care, and business owners said customers can still take advantage of their services despite the coronavirus outbreak.


RECORDS: League City police disband parties, visit businesses reportedly violating stay-at-home order

According to recent League City Police Department records, officers have responded to over three dozen reports of residents and businesses violating Galveston County’s stay-at-home order in less than two weeks.


5 recent business stories from the Houston area readers should know

Read updates on how local businesses are reacting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


Struggling to pay April rent? Here are some resources in the Greater Houston area

The deadline for April rent is looming as renters—both in public and private housing—in the Greater Houston area may be struggling financially in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.



Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.


Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.