COVID-19 pandemic

BREAKING: Fauci to depart Biden administration in December

This story is breaking and will be updated

Originally Published: 22 AUG 22 11:12 ET By Karl de Vries, CNN (CNN) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday announced that he will be leaving government work at the end of the year. "I am announcing today that I will…

Masks still required on Air Force Once

White House continues to figure out how to respond to ruling striking down mandate

Originally Published: 19 APR 22 15:15 ET Updated: 19 APR 22 15:54 ET By Maegan Vazquez and Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) -- The White House is once again playing catch-up on how to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic after a…

Victoria City Manager Jesús A. Garza recognizes Covid-19 Response Team

Four team members were presented with a glass plaque for their efforts

  Shown, front row from left, are Human Resources Director Cheryl Marthiljohni, Communications & Public Affairs Director Ashley Strevel, Communications Specialist Sam Hankins, Municipal Court Administrator Tiffany Totah and Victoria Fire Department Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Officer…

U.S. OFFICIALS: Biden administration to end pandemic border restrictions in May

CDC is finalizing an assessment of the public health authority, known as Title 42

Originally Published: 30 MAR 22 14:15 ET Updated: 30 MAR 22 14:18 ET By Priscilla Alvarez, Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Brenda Goodman, CNN (CNN) -- The Biden administration is planning to end Trump-era pandemic restrictions on the US-Mexico…

President Biden to receive his second Covid-19 booster shot

Biden urges Congress to spend more on pandemic response

Originally Published: 30 MAR 22 09:53 ET Updated: 30 MAR 22 11:28 ET By Kate Sullivan and Donald Judd, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden on Wednesday will receive his second Covid-19 booster shot and is set to urge lawmakers…

President Biden to urge Congress to provide more pandemic response funding

The President will warn the pandemic is 'at severe risk if they fail to act'

Originally Published: 30 MAR 22 09:53 ET By Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden will urge lawmakers to secure more funding for his administration's Covid-19 response in a speech from the White House Wednesday afternoon and will warn…

Nearly a quarter of hospitals report critical staff shortage

Omicron drives a rise in Covid-19 cases

Originally Published: 09 JAN 22 04:49 ET Updated: 09 JAN 22 15:45 ET By Dakin Andone and Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- About 24% of US hospitals are reporting a "critical staffing shortage," according to data from the US Department…

UHV plans soft opening for first two weeks of spring 2022 semester

The university will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation

VICTORIA, Texas - The University of Houston-Victoria will have a soft opening for the first two weeks of the spring semester due to the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases. UHV, along with other universities across the state have chosen to…

Officials brace for potential 'unprecedented' levels of violence this year

Fears of extremist violence go 'well beyond' January 6 anniversary

Originally Published: 09 JAN 22 11:02 ET By Geneva Sands, CNN (CNN) -- A year after the attack on the US Capitol, homeland security and law enforcement officials nationwide are bracing for potential "unprecedented" levels of violence this year as…

Airlines cancel another 1,600 flights

Citing worker Covid-19 cases

Originally Published: 06 JAN 22 12:41 ET By Pete Muntean, CNN Business (CNN) -- Airlines continue to cancel and delay flights by the thousands as their operations struggle with an untold number of workers calling out sick with coronavirus. Carriers…

'The State of Texas is urging federal government to step up in this fight'

Governor Abbott, TDEM, DSHS request federally-supported Covid-19 resources

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Dec. 31, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the State of Texas has requested resources for federally-supported testing locations and medical personnel. Texas has also requested additional federal allocations of monoclonal antibodies. These requests were done…

JetBlue to cancel 1,280 flights following Omicron case surge

A growing number of crew members are getting ill from Covid-19 infections

Originally Published: 30 DEC 21 07:06 ET Updated: 30 DEC 21 08:59 ET By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business (CNN) -- JetBlue Airways is reducing its schedule by about 1,280 flights from Thursday through January 13 because a growing number of…

2021 to end with record-high new Covid-19 cases

There's a chance for an even higher, post-holiday surge

Originally Published: 29 DEC 21 05:16 ET Updated: 29 DEC 21 08:41 ET By Aya Elamroussi and Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) -- The US is heading into a harrowing phase of the pandemic amid the confluence of unvaccinated Americans, waning…

President Biden to speak on Omicron variant on Tuesday

As the nation faces higher case numbers, deaths and hospitalizations

Originally Published: 18 DEC 21 14:32 ET By Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden will give an Omicron variant-focused speech on Tuesday, according to a White House official, as the nation contends with higher case…

Over 97% of US military service members vaccinated against Covid-19

Approximately 35,000 troops remain unvaccinated

Originally Published: 16 DEC 21 13:28 ET By Oren Liebermann, CNN (CNN) -- The US military has vaccinated more than 97% for its active-duty force against Covid-19 as the Army, which had the latest vaccination deadline amongst the services, released…

Victoria County sees drastic decrease in Covid-19 cases over the last few months

David Gonzales, Victoria Public Health Department director, provides an update on cases and vaccine

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas - In the past three months, Covid-19 daily new cases have dropped drastically in Victoria County. Victoria County Public Health Department Director David Gonzales provided an update. During September, there were 1,188 new cases in Victoria County.…

President Biden restricts travel from eight countries starting Monday

Biden makes this decision as a new Covid-19 variant has emerged

Originally Published: 26 NOV 21 14:01 ET Updated: 26 NOV 21 16:18 ET By Kaitlan Collins, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden announced Friday the US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday as a…

White House Covid-19 vaccination coordinator steps down

Choucair's departure was long planned as he returns to California

Originally Published: 24 NOV 21 10:17 ET Updated: 24 NOV 21 10:54 ET By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- Dr. Bechara Choucair, the Biden White House Covid-19 vaccinations coordinator, departed his post earlier this week as the administration's efforts to…

US announces big hike in Medicare premiums

Here is what you need to know

Originally Published: 12 NOV 21 21:44 ET Updated: 13 NOV 21 00:00 ET By Maggie Fox and Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) -- The federal government announced a large hike in Medicare premiums Friday night, blaming the pandemic but also what…