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1/22/2022 Travis County Expo Center COVID-19 vaccine clinic to delay opening fox7austin.com TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Travis County Expo Center will have a delayed opening due to expected cold temperatures Saturday.The drive-thru clinic will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Jan. 22 and will return to normal operating hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Jan. 23.
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1/21/2022 Free COVID-19 vaccine clinics being held Jan. 21-24 around Travis County fox7austin.com AUSTIN, Texas - Austin Public Health (APH) and Travis County announced they are partnering with local community organizations to provide free COVID-19 vaccination clinics around the county‚ÄØfor events from Jan. 21 through Jan. 24.Clinics are open to all eligible individuals without registration or appointment and require neither identification nor insurance. All vaccinations are free.Locations offering Moderna and Pfizer are providing first and second doses,‚ÄØas well as ...
1/21/2022 Austin Public Health and Travis County Partner with Community Organizations for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (1/21 - 1/24) austintexas.gov Home About COVID-19 Get a COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19 Resources Orders & Rules Media 20, 2022 Austin Public Health (APH) and Travis County are partnering with local community organizations to provide FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinics. AUSTIN, TX – Austin Public Health (APH) and Travis County are partnering with local community organizations to provide FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinics around the county for events from Jan. 21-24. Clinics are ...
1/21/2022 More kids showing up to Austin-area hospitals with COVID-19 than ever before - KXAN.com kxan.com Officers moved from APD sex offender unit to assist patrol]AUSTIN (KXAN) — Health leaders are painting a grim picture of the impacts the omicron variant has on children, saying more kids are showing up at Austin-area hospitals with COVID-19 than ever before.Douglas Havron, the executive director for the Capital Area of Texas Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC), which largely oversees hospital operations in the Austin area, said ...
1/21/2022 Austin Public Health urges parents to get kids vaccinated as pediatric COVID-19 infections rise kvue.com AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Public Health reports that COVID-19 infections among children are rising and that in the past two weeks, 91% of the children admitted to our pediatric hospitals were unvaccinated.APH said only 26% of children in Austin-Travis County have been fully vaccinated, compared to a vaccination rate of more than 70% in the general population of the city and county.The APH says the rising ...
1/20/2022 Harris County ranks near the bottom in child vaccination rate among the largest US counties houstonchronicle.com ... when ranked by vaccination rate. At 13% fully vaccinated, Harris County\u2019s child vaccination rate is barely higher than Dallas County\u2019s (11%), lower than Bexar County\u2019s (14%) and is about half of Travis County \u2019s (26%).\u00a0 Nationally, the average child vaccination rate for metro counties is 13%. For non-metro countries that percentage drops to 7%. Texas counties see a similar relationship between metro and non-metro ...
1/18/2022 Amid COVID-19 surge, Texas nursing facilities face staffing worsening shortages kxan.com Burn ban to go into effect in Travis County ahead of cold front]AUSTIN (KXAN) — While COVID-19 cases climb in Texas nursing homes, another crisis is plaguing these facilities: staffing shortages.Industry leaders estimate a 15% reduction in the skilled nursing workforce during the pandemic. Kevin Warren, the president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association, said they are concerned the industry could face more of a ...
1/15/2022 Meet and question finalists for finalists for county executive for Health and Human Services statesman.com TRAVIS COUNTY Travis County will host a meet and greet with the finalists for county executive for Health and Human Services from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom. Each candidate will get 30 minutes to answer questions from a moderator. Members of the public can submit questions before the event by visiting traviscountytx.gov/publicforum or questions can be emailed to [email protected] . The deadline for submitting questions ahead of ...
1/15/2022 Five people injured after crash involving pedestrians in northeast Austin kvue.com AUSTIN, Texas — Five people have been injured after crash involving “at least” two vehicles and two pedestrians in northeast Austin on Sunday morning.The incident happened around 11:54 a.m. at 1400 E. Anderson Lane eastbound, according to Austin-Travis County EMS .Two adults were declared trauma alerts and taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with potentially serious, not expected to be life-threatening injuries, ATCEMS said.No other ...
1/15/2022 City of Austin activates cold weather shelters on Saturday kvue.com AUSTIN, Texas — The City of Austin activated its Cold Weather Shelter Plan on Saturday, Jan. 15, in anticipation of a widespread freeze overnight.The City along with Travis County , Capital Metro and other local service providers activate the plan when temperatures are predicated to be near or below freezing.Individuals in need of shelter are asked to report to One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., between 6 p.m ...
1/13/2022 Court overturns rebuke against Eckhardt for wearing cat-themed 'pussyhat' as county judge Yahoo News The State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which enforces ethical standards for Texas judges, went too far when it rebuked Sarah Eckhardt for actions taken when she was Travis County judge, a special court of review has ruled .The state agency admonished Eckhardt in December 2020 , saying she brought "discredit upon the judiciary" by wearing a pink knitted "pussyhat" while leading a Travis County Commissioners Court discussion on reproductive health care ...
1/13/2022 Inflation reformaustin.org Inflation By Nick Anderson - January 13, 2022 Previous articleJan. 6 Republican Lawmakers May Face Constitutional ChallengeNext articleAustin-Travis County is Moving to Stage 5 of the COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines Nick AndersonEditorial Cartoonist Nick Anderson has joined the Reform Austin newsroom, where he will employ the artistic skill and political insights that earned a Pulitzer Prize to drive coverage of Texas government. As managing editor, Anderson is responsible for ...
1/11/2022 Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Tuesday stat tracker kvue.com AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area.Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's daily live blog.COVID-19 numbers:- Texas:More than 4.2 million cases have been reported in the state, and more than 75,200 people in Texas have died, [according to the Texas Department of State Health Services] .- Central Texas ...
1/11/2022 Victim found dead in vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds fox7austin.com DEL VALLE, Texas - An 18-year-old from Del Valle has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an Austin man earlier this month.Anthony Cedillo Huerta has been charged with the murder of 58-year-old Alan James Sneddon, says the Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) .Anthony Cedillo HuertaDeputies responded at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 to a report of a vehicle ...
1/9/2022 An agent says a search for the last missing 76-year-old man in Bastrop County is underway. texasnewstoday.com San Antonio – According to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, a search is underway after the disappearance of a 76-year-old man in Bastrop County.Kenneth Crane, diagnosed with cognitive impairment, was last seen on Saturday at 5:10 pm. He was traveling on the US Highway 290 on a maroon Ford F250 with a Texas plate labeled “FVX5688.”According to the agent, Chrane had gray hair, green ...
1/8/2022 APH, Travis County host free COVID-19 vaccine clinics Jan. 7-10 fox7austin.com AUSTIN, Texas - Austin Public Health (APH) and Travis County announced they are partnering with local community organizations to provide free COVID-19 vaccination clinics around the county‚ÄØfor events from Jan. 7 through Jan. 10.Clinics are open to all eligible individuals without registration or appointment and require neither identification nor insurance. All vaccinations are free.Locations offering Moderna and Pfizer are providing first and second doses,‚ÄØas well as ...
1/8/2022 Travis, Hays counties lead Central Texas in greatest increase of COVID-19 cases in 30 days kvue.com ... the greatest percentage increase in new COVID-19 cases from a month ago.Between Dec. 7 and Jan. 7, there has been a nearly 21% increase in the total number of confirmed cases in Travis County , with 25,247 new cases during the thirty day period.Hays County is close behind with a 20% increase in cases with 6,167 new cases. Both Williamson and Caldwell counties experienced a 17% increase in ...
1/7/2022 ATCEMS reports about 20% of medics out with COVID-19 kvue.com ... the street, the EMS training academy is being suspended for two weeks, and the agency is suspending new vacation requests until Jan. 29. ATCEMS also will no longer help with blood draws at the Travis County Jail, for now.KVUE continues to monitor other public safety agencies, including police and fire. So far, they say they do have plans ready should more employees become sick but are not yet having ...
1/7/2022 APH offering COVID-19 boosters to newly eligible populations austintexas.gov ... shot. The interval between initial doses and a booster is shortened from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer vaccine. Right now, more than 70 percent of those eligible in Travis County are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 81 percent have at least one dose. Booster doses are strongly encouraged as they provide additional protection from the virus and its variants. This announcement ...
1/7/2022 Firefighters, medics responding to apartment complex fire in North Austin kvue.com AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Fire Department crews and Austin-Travis County EMS medics are responding to a three-alarm fire at an apartment complex in North Austin.The call came in at around 3:58 a.m. Friday for the complex located at 9133 Northgate Boulevard near West Rundberg Lane and US 183. It's not clear at this time how many buildings are impacted or how the fire started.ATCEMS said two ...