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10/4/2021 Third human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Travis County Three human cases of West Nile virus were identified among residents of Travis County last month, and Austin Public Health said the virus was transmitted outside the county in two of those cases. increase. Since August, five mosquito pools have been tested positive for West Nile virus. Austin Public Health said in a statement ...
9/9/2021 Austin-Travis County passes grim milestone of 1,000 COVID-19 deaths AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai Austin-Travis County has reached a grim milestone during the COVID-19 pandemic: More than 1,000 people in the community have died from the coronavirus. August was the most deadly month we have seen since vaccines rolled out in January. On Sept. 8, Austin Public Health reported 23 new deaths, which pushed Austin and Travis County over the more than 1,000 threshold. Leaders say our best tool ...
9/8/2021 Travis County sets daily COVID deaths record, passes 1,000 total deaths On a day when Travis County tallied more than 1,000 deaths for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic and its highest daily COVID-19 death toll, improving hospital data released Wednesday offered some signs of hope. Austin Public Health reported 23 new deaths on Wednesday, which pushed the pandemic death toll in Travis County to 1,004. But the agency also saw a second day of decreases in the seven ...
9/1/2021 Austin Public Health reports first child death from COVID-19 I echo Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea's statement. There are indeed no words for this, for Gov. Greg Abbott's recklessness. My heart goes out to this family for their incredible loss. This should never have happened."Necropolitics" is what we should call this. Via his mandate against requiring masks, he traffics in death.-Angela Valenzuela Necropolitics CovidAustin Public Health reports first child death from COVID-19 by Fred Cantu ...
9/1/2021 Drug overdoses rise in Travis County, according to new state data AUSTIN, Texas ‚Ai The opioid crisis continues to rise in Austin and Travis County. Community advocates are urging leaders to provide more support and resources to help prevent overdoses. Community groups including the Texas Harm Reduction Alliance , Austin EMS Association and Grassroots Leadership held a press conference outside Travis County Commissioner's Court on Tuesday morning to bring awareness to what they are calling a public health crisis. "You feel the ...
8/27/2021 MY OPEN RECORDS-RELATED REPLY LETTER THAT I SENT TODAY TO THE OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL FOR THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES STATE AGENCY HERE IN AUSTIN: ... Public Health Dept. 2021 ; HHSC HHS Civil Rights Office ; ; Austin Mayor Steve Adler ; Rep. Sheryl Cole (2019 CentralTX) ; District 4 ; David Spiller ; Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea ; ; Travis County Commissioner Jeffrey Travillion (2017) ; Ann Howard ; Austin Apartment Association 2020 ; Texas Apartment Association ; National Apartment Association 2021 ; Center for Ethics and Public Integrity (NAAG 2016) ; Austin Regional Clinic 2021 ; Austin Homeland Security/Emergency 2021 ; Josh Reno ; ; AMA Council on Science and ...
8/27/2021 Health officials: 4 mosquito pools in Southeast Austin test positive for West Nile virus SOUTHEAST AUSTIN Through routine monitoring for mosquito-borne diseases, including the West Nile virus, Austin Public Health has identified four positive mosquito pools for the virus in the 78744 ZIP code within the past two weeks. Although no human cases of West Nile virus have been identified, the positive mosquito pools indicate the virus is in the community. In 2020, there were 36 positive mosquito pools in Travis County and ...
8/27/2021 Austin officials devise booster shot plans ... Public Health and Travis County health officials were tracking 636 people in the hospital with COVID-19, an improvement after the county set a pandemic record high with 653 patients on Wednesday. Of those hospitalized, 230 were in area ICUs for COVID-19. That number hit a pandemic record high of 237 on Sunday. With the strain on hospital capacity, local health officials continued to urge the community to wear ...
8/25/2021 Travis County approves employee COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Eager to stop a surge in coronavirus cases that continues to strain hospitals, Travis County commissioners this week gave a green light to an employee vaccine incentive program‚Ai valued at up to $4 million ‚Ai that will add two extra days of personal leave for employees to use at their discretion through August 2023. The move comes as Austin Public Health and Travis County health officials on Wednesday reported ...
8/24/2021 Health officials ask judge to allow mask mandates in Texas schools Opening the next round in the legal fight over mask mandates in Texas, public health experts told a Travis County judge Monday that face coverings provide the greatest opportunity to protect people from a suddenly surging pandemic. That protection is particularly needed in schools, where large numbers of unvaccinated children congregate and social distancing isn't always possible, Dr. Desmar Walkes, the top health official for Austin and Travis County, testified ...
8/20/2021 Greg Abbott Suffers Stinging Defeat at Supreme Court in Battle Against Texas Mask Mandates Newsweek ... Travis County was denied by the Texas Supreme Court, at least temporarily allowing schools in the county to continue to require masks. The ban was also blocked for schools in Harris County, the state's most populous county, and several other counties on Thursday.Also on Thursday, a TEA public health guidance letter said that Abbott's ban would not be enforced due to multiple legal challenges, according to the Associated Press ...
8/20/2021 Texas Supreme Court rejects Abbott's ban on school mask mandates ‚Äî for now The Washington Post ... Travis County Judge Jan Soifer. Parents in Travis County, home to Austin, with children under age 12 who are not eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine, filed the orders, saying the Republican governor‚Aos ban on mask mandates was a threat to public health. Soifer barred enforcement of Abbott‚Aos ban, clearing the way for mask requirements in Harris County and eight school districts.The Travis County judge said she was ...
8/20/2021 Texas Supreme Court temporarily rejects Greg Abbott's ban on school mask mandates - The Washington Post The Washington Post ... Travis County Judge Jan Soifer. Parents in Travis County, home to Austin, with children under age 12 who are not eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine, filed the orders, saying the Republican governor‚Aos ban on mask mandates was a threat to public health. Soifer barred enforcement of Abbott‚Aos ban, clearing the way for mask requirements in Harris County and eight school districts.The Travis County judge said she was ...
8/18/2021 Austin breaks record for third day with 223 people in ICUs with coronavirus, data show | News & Features | ArcaMax Publishing ... since the pandemic began last spring, according to the latest data from Austin's coronavirus dashboard.As of Wednesday afternoon, Austin Public Health reported that 223 people were in ICUs with 145 on ventilators.Wednesday is ... with illnesses linked to the disease.Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County health authority, said on Tuesday that while those needing intensive care and ventilators continue to increase, there is some hope Austin has reached ...
8/18/2021 Audit: City failing to hire equal numbers of women ... Travis County and the state of Texas, the auditors said. Auditors analyzed each department in terms of the percentage of men and women within the Municipal Civil Service workforce. According to their analysis, Fleet Mobility Services, Austin Resource Recovery, Austin Water, Public Works and Watershed Protection had the lowest percentage of female employees. In contrast, Austin Public Health, Animal Services, police within the MCS category (not uniformed officers), Small and ...
8/13/2021 Austin COVID cases are 'overwhelming' hospital staff, ICU beds ... Thursday with the coronavirus. Of those, 196 were in intensive care units, and 127 were on ventilators. A day earlier, Travis County set two pandemic records for the most patients in ICUs (198) and the ... by the highly contagious delta variant of the virus. Austin Public Health officials say the staffing crisis has put a strain on resources and available intensive care beds , further complicating the new surge. ‚AuIn theory ...
8/13/2021 On International Youth Day, Governor Abbott Doubles Down On Preventing Texas Communities from Keeping Kids Safe From Deadly Virus ... Travis County has set a pandemic record for the most patients in hospital ICUs for COVID-19 . As Covid-19 cases surge and the number of children hospitalized with the virus continues to rise, public health experts and medical professionals are sounding the alarm. Meanwhile, Gov. Abbott is standing firm on his ban against mask mandates in schools and intends to continue his overreach by fighting local counties and school ...
8/13/2021 Mask mandate & guidelines for Austin schools: Leander ISD, RRISD, more With area schools preparing to start the fall semester, Austin and Travis County on Wednesday issued orders requiring face masks in all county public schools , despite a state order banning local mask mandates. The orders call for all students, staff and visitors over the age of 2 to wear masks while on school property or buses while Austin is in Stage 3, 4 or 5 of Austin Public Health‚Aos ...
8/13/2021 Texas Senate passes elections bill after 15-hour filibuster from Democratic senator ends MSN Montinique Monroe/Getty Images AUSTIN, TX - JULY 14: Cars drive on Congress Avenue in front of the Texas Capitol building on July, 14, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Austin public health officials reported 657 new cases of COVID-19 in Travis County on Monday. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)The Texas state Senate passed Senate Bill 1 , an election overhaul bill that would add new restrictions and criminal penalties to ...
8/12/2021 Austin, Travis County issue mask mandate for schools, public buildings Despite a state order banning local mask mandates, both Austin and Travis County issued their own orders Wednesday evening to require masks in all county public schools, as well as in city and county buildings ... in Stage 3, Stage 4 or Stage 5 of Austin Public Health‚Aos risk-based guidelines. Everyone age 2 and older also must wear masks on city or county property, according to the orders. Austin ...
8/7/2021 Pflugerville mayor addresses COVID-19 spikes in certain zip codes PFLUGERVILLE, Texas ‚Ai Austin Public Health tracks zip codes with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. For the month of July, the city of Pflugerville leads that list. KVUE's Brian Mays sat down with Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzalez to discuss Pflugerville's rising case numbers. Mayor Victor Gonzalez: Thank you, Brian. It's 78660 zip code, which happens to be one of the largest zip codes in the Travis County area ...
8/1/2021 Vaccination clinic offered Sunday at Travis County Expo Center EAST AUSTIN Austin Public Health and Travis County will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. The clinic is for eligible individuals without registration or appointments. Unvaccinated individuals are urged to get the vaccine as Austin-Travis County has seen a rise in cases over the past several weeks, prompting APH to move back into ...
7/31/2021 Austin health officials warn there are 16 staffed ICU beds left for 2.3 million residents as COVID cases surge - CBS News CBS News ... Travis County ‚Ai where Austin is located ‚Ai and in 10 other counties are part of what the state calls Trauma Region O. Trauma Region O serves approximately 2.3 million people, according to the city's statement.Austin's public health department urged the community to act "as the situation becomes critical.""We are running out of time and our community must act now," Dr. Desmar Walkes of the Austin-Travis County ...
7/30/2021 Austin-Travis County COVID deaths pass milestone as officials urge vaccinations AUSTIN, Texas - Austin - Travis County yesterday surpassed the grim milestone of 900 COVID-19 deaths, as health officials say the COVID-19 virus continues to surge , especially in areas where vaccination rates are stagnating,Just this month in July, over 4,150 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported to Austin Public Health.Health officials say the data and science show that vaccinations are ...
7/30/2021 Austin-Travis County Marks the 900th Death Due to COVID-19 - AustinTexas.gov ... Travis County yesterday surpassed the grim milestone of 900 COVID-19 deaths. Just this month in July, over 4,150 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported to Austin Public Health (APH). The data and science continues to show that vaccinations are the most effective available tool to prevent severe illness, death, and to stop the continued spread and mutation of this deadly disease ...