Hospitals within the Texas Medical Center system in the Greater Houston area have plans in place to increase the number of ICU beds available by as much as 80%.
The district has secured backup graduation dates in case social gatherings are still restricted in mid-May.
Dr. Stefanie Campbell discusses the coronavirus’ effect on mental illness.
State legislators request federal officials halt activity on Texas Central's high-speed rail project
Dozens of elected officials representing Texas requested the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao put an end to activity related to Texas Central’s high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston.
Commissioners also approved a grant application for funds to provide additional staffing for testing patients and collecting data about the coronavirus cases.
Harris County Attorney's Office authorized to file amicus brief supporting mail-in ballots amid coronavirus outbreak
The amicus brief is in support of an April 7 lawsuit filed by the Texas Democratic Party seeking legislative action to allow voters who fear exposure to the coronavirus to vote via mail-in ballot.
The project will be split into three construction sections.
Hidalgo said the county is now at a crossroads having to weigh the lesser of two evils: releasing nonviolent inmates back into society or risking coronavirus spreading rampant through the county jail and filling the county’s hospital beds.
Here are some coronavirus developments South Houston readers may have missed.
Dr. Bottazzi is the associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.
This collaborative effort, known as H-Force, is meant to bring together resources, technologies and expertise to address the Houston area’s growing needs amid the global pandemic, according to a release from HCC.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an order April 8 to temporarily close all parks countywide throughout the upcoming Easter weekend, April 10-13, in hopes of discouraging social gatherings.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has begun taking more aggressive measures to halt the spread of COVID-19, the transit authority announced April 7.
Harris County launches Small Business Economic Assistance Loan Program, begins process of creating COVID-19 relief fund
In partnership with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Harris County launched a $10 million Small Business Economic Assistance Loan Program on April 7 to help small businesses on the road to recovery.
'To me, that’s an indication that our social distancing measures are having a positive effect,' said Jacquelyn Minter, Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department director and local health authority,
Both full-time and part-time employees will receive a check on April 10.
The fund hopes to start cutting checks as early as this week.
Here are some notable updates from South Houston on the outbreak of coronavirus that readers may have missed.
The district will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch at 12 campuses.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced via a news release April 7 that state parks and historic sites should be temporarily closed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Katy City Council extended the city's disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic but tabled the appointment of a health authority.
Abbott said the closure is to help prevent large gatherings and strengthen social distancing.
However, the brand opened a new location in November on Westheimer Parkway.
Businesses and organizations are adapting to the new social distancing regulations due to the coronavirus, and many are offering online alternatives to help individuals keep busy at home.