Coronavirus

Two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Wharton County

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas- Wharton County Office of Emergency Management is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in Wharton County. Read the full press release here. This represents the sixth and seventh positive cases in Wharton County. These are two females…

7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in Calhoun County

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas- Memorial Medical Center in conjunction with Calhoun County and Calhoun County Texas Emergency Management is reporting the seventh positive test result for COVID-19 in the area. The patient is a resident of Calhoun County and is currently…

Medium-Risk Exposure Location Identified in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County has a total of 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Victoria County Public Health Department is identifying any close contacts while these patients were sick, so that they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and…

Low risk exposure locations identified in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County now has a total of 9 cases of COVID-19.  The Victoria County Public Health Department is identifying any close contacts of the patients while sick, so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly…

Governor Abbott announces Medicaid waiver approval

Waiver will grant Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) has approved the Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver submitted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on March 25, 2020. This approval grants Texas flexibility in…

United Way setting up COVID- 19 relief fund

VICTORIA, Texas- The coronavirus pandemic is increasing uncertainty among communities worldwide.  With numerous questions, and little answers about the coronavirus pandemic, United Way is setting up a relief…

87 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region

Here's a list by the each County

VICTORIA, Texas-- Currently we have 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region. Let's break it down by each county to see which areas are being affected the most. As of Thursday, April 2nd these are the confirmed number of…

Interactive Map of COVID-19 Cases

Designed by the Texas Dept. of State Health Services

  The Texas Department of State Health Services developed an interactive online map of Covid-19 cases. It's updated every day. We actually tried it out for some of our counties including…

6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in Calhoun County

VICTORIA, Texas- A press release shared Monday by the Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management states the following: "Memorial Medical Center in conjunction with Calhoun County and Calhoun County Texas Emergency management is reporting the sixth positive test result for…

City extends its closure of facilities to the public

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria is extending the closure of its facilities to the public through April 30 to align with the latest recommendations to extend social distancing procedures through the end of the month. All scheduled events at…

Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in Victoria County

Total number of cases: 9

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department has identified 3 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the total case number to nine. A female in her 50’s, at home in isolation. A male in his 30’s, at…

Texas Roadhouse to sell steaks due to grocery store shortages

Grocery shortage prompts Texas Roadhouse to sell ready-to-grill steaks from the meat room to your home

VICTORIA, Texas- Due to grocery store shortages, Texas Roadhouse locations across the state are selling ready-to-grill steaks directly to the public. “The decision to sell steaks was based on demand from guests. Restaurants are a vital part of our nation’s…

Matagorda County has a total of 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases

The Matagorda County Emergency Operations Center will hold a Facebook live event at 1 pm Monday, March 30th, 2020. We continue to work with every testing site to keep the public informed concerning the number of positive and negative cases.…

Governor Abbott Announces Expanded Health Care Capacities In Texas

Issues Executive Orders To Expand Quarantines And Protect Public Safety

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the State Capitol where he provided new information on the state’s health care capacity and issued additional Executive Orders. The Governor announced that hospital beds available for COVID-19 patients…

5 confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in Calhoun County

Memorial Medical Center in conjunction with Calhoun County and Calhoun County, Texas Emergency Management is reporting the fourth and fifth positive test results for COVID-19 in the area. The patients are residents of Calhoun County, and have been instructed to…

Two new confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in Victoria County

​​The Victoria County Public Health Department identified today two additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus in Victoria County, now bringing the total case count to six. Two Victoria County male residents, one in his 30’s…

Texas to Receive $237M Federal Grant for COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will receive a $236,756,360.44 federal grant to aid its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today. The funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal…

4th case of COVID-19 confirmed in Victoria County

The Victoria County Public Health Department has identified the 4th positive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A Victoria County male in his 30's in isolation in his home, is being monitored by Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) staff. VCPHD…

Congressman Cloud's statement on the CARES Act

District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud statement on the CARES Act

District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud released the following statement regarding H.R. 748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Our country is facing an unprecedented epidemic that threatens our public health and our economic security. While I have…

Governor Abbott waives certain licensing regulations for pharmacists

Expiration dates for licenses extended for Texas pharmacists

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain licensing renewal regulations for Texas pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician trainees. With these waivers, the Governor is temporarily extending expiration dates for licenses and temporarily suspending continuing education requirements for…