Coronavirus

Victoria County COVID-19

  VICTORIA,Texas--Area leaders met at the office of Emergency Management on Friday afternoon, they say they have been on top of the COVID-19 scare for about a month. "COVID-19 is the a…

COVID-19 patient from Yoakum visited 2 restaurants

YOAKUM, Texas - City of Yoakum Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management and DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management is reporting the first positive test result for COVID-19 in the area. The patient…

Local woman at risk amid supply hoarding

Community hoards disinfecting supplies amid COVID-19 scare

VICTORIA, Texas- COVID-19 has much of the nation living in fear. Hoarding disinfectant supplies to stay safe, but we never stopped to think about how this is affecting home-bound…

Coronavirus: misconceptions and misinformation

There is quite a bit of misinformation regarding the coronavirus

VICTORIA, Texas- One of those misconceptions is the type of Coronavirus strain someone may have. Brittany Burgess, epidemiologist with the Victoria County Health Department, says if you think our are being impacted…

WHO declares that virus crisis is now a pandemic

The World Heath Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic as spread continues

ROME (AP) - The World Health Organization is declaring that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. The assessment comes as Italy is weighing even tighter restrictions on daily life and has announced billions in financial relief to cushion…

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo cancelled due to Coronavirus

Mayor to sign week-long emergency declaration

HOUSTON- City officials held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to address the shutdown of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and how the county is responding to a new case of COVID-19 in Montgomery County. Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner took…

Victoria County Health Department Discusses the Coronavirus

There is a certain amount of confusion about preventative measures, especially for those who are at risk.

Brittney Burgess, staff epidemiologist with the Victoria County Health Department, clears up some possible misconceptions. "Everybody can get the virus, its a virus, but predominately someone over the age of 60, or…