Health

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…

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…

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…

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…

Travel form for Governor's mandated 14-day self-quarantine for some incoming travelers

Instruction are now online for travelers coming into Texas from New York Tri-State area and New Orleans

AUSTIN, Texas – In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, DPS has added the required travel form and terms of self-quarantine to our website for individuals traveling to Texas ­— with Texas being their final destination — through an airport…

State waives renewal requirements for Medicaid and SNAP

HHSC makes changes during COVID-19 Pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Health and Human Services announced today SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can maintain continuity of coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “During this difficult time, we’re…

Restaurant owners continue serving customers, community

Restaurant owners continue serving customers, community

VICTORIA, Texas - Local restaurant owners Binh Pham and Erica Briggs are working harder than ever to keep their doors open and make sure they pay their employees during…

City works to accommodate residents’ financial needs

VICTORIA, Texas-The City of Victoria has amended its policies to lessen financial pressure on residents during the COVID-19 situation. “We realize that many residents are facing financial difficulties as a result of this pandemic, and we want to relieve some…

VC postpones Commencement, cancels public events through April

VICTORIA, Texas- In response to recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health officials, Victoria College has postponed its Commencement Ceremonies and canceled several events scheduled for March and April. Beginning Monday, March 30, Victoria…

Corpus Christi Mayor issues stay-at-home order

CORPUS CHRISTI- Friday morning Corpus Christi Mayor, Joe McComb signed a Stay-at-Home order which will be in effect for seven days. City council will consider extending the Order on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This order mirrors the Order Nueces County…