covid-19 in texas

Lavaca County OEM reports 4 new cases of COVID-19

42 verified active cases county-wide

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- Lavaca County Emergency Management is reporting Tuesday four new DSHS Region 8 CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19. Sorted by zipcode and not necessarily in city limits,…

City of Victoria postpones Fourth of July event

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria Parks & Recreation has decided to postpone the Fourth of July fireworks show originally scheduled to take place at the Victoria Community Center. The decision is a response to the high rate of community…

DeWitt County reports nine new cases of COVID-19 Monday

A total of 65 cases have been diagnosed

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- As of Monday, June 29th, County health officials are reporting nine new cases of coronavirus. All of the infections are attributable to community spread. All individuals are isolated and recovering at home in various locations around the…

Lavaca County reports 6 new cases of COVID-19

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- Lavaca County Emergency Management is reporting 6 new DSHS Region 8 CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19. Sorted by zipcode and not necessarily in city limits, there are 2 new cases in Yoakum and 3 new cases in Hallettsville,…

DeWitt County reports six new cases of COVID-19

A total of 56 cases reported

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- County health officials are reporting six new cases of coronavirus. All of the individuals are isolated and recovering at home in various locations around the county. The county will no longer release demographic information that might lead…

As COVID-19 cases rise, City urges public to follow health measures

Four city employees tested positive for COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria is reminding the public to abide by new protective measures and existing regulations at City facilities amid a countywide spike in cases. Four city employees tested positive for COVID-19 during the past week.  All…

City of Victoria mandates facial coverings inside city facilities

City requires businesses to require face masks when social distancing is impossible

VICTORIA, Texas - City of Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy signed an order June 25 requiring all businesses to implement health and safety policies, including the use of facial coverings in situations where social distancing is not possible, and requiring all…

The Texas Zoo will require face masks

Face mask requirement at The Texas Zoo

VICTORIA, Texas - The Texas Zoo has announced it will require some guests to wear facial coverings at the park to protect its animals from COVID-19. "Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area we must take stricter…

Dr. Quintin Shepherd: Why I wear a mask

Superintendent of the Victoria I.S.D. on masks

The following article is provided by Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd: I want to share why I choose to wear a mask. Safety, although a big concern, is not my primary motive for wearing a mask. Safety may be…

COVID-19 test site to cease intake at 1 p.m. Thursday

Due to high volume of attendees

VICTORIA, Texas- Due to the high volume of community members reporting for COVID-19 testing at the Victoria Community Center test site, run by Texas Military Department, the Community Center’s parking lot will close to incoming traffic at 1 p.m. Thursday.…

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order expanding hospital capacity

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott Thursday issued an Executive Order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris,…

Lavaca county reports one new case of COVID-19

Lavaca county has ten active cases of COVID-19

Lavaca County, Texas - The Lavaca County Division of Emergency Management is reporting a confirmed new case of COVID-19 in the City of Yoakum. This case is a result of community spread, attributed to close contact with a COVID-19 carrier.…

DeWitt county documents six new cases of COVID-19

DeWitt county reports six new cases of COVID-19 on June 4th

DeWitt County, Texas - On June 4, 2020, DeWitt county documented six new cases of COVID-19. DeWitt county has seen a total of 24 cases since March 13, 2020 when Governor Abbott declared a state of emergency. Eight patients are…

Governor Abbott announces Phase III to open Texas

Phase III to open Texas released

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able…

Is the Crossroads ready to re-open?

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VICTORIA, Texas- We are only three days away from phase one of Governor Abbott's plan to reopen Texas for business. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State…

Easter church services go online

Easter Sunday services online

VICTORIA, Texas - Easter Sunday looked different for everyone this year. Even though people couldn't attend church many churches held services online. From sermons to worship people got to dress…

Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he provided an update on the state's response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed numbers related to COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities in Texas counties highly impacted by the…

Social Security benefits to be paid on time

EL PASO, Texas -- Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agency also reminds everyone to…