At least 28 Texas hospitals were out of ICU beds last week, according to the latest federal data. Look up the ones near you.
Each week, hospitals in Texas report their current ICU bed capacity to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s the latest as the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spreads and sends unvaccinated Texans to the hospital.
Texas schools can again set their own face mask rules after federal judge overrules Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act — freeing local officials to again create their own rules.
Advance child tax credit payments from IRS might not be available for parents of kids who were born in 2021
Another round of child tax credit payments from the Internal Revenue Service is set to hit accounts of qualifying families on Monday but for people who had a baby in 2021, there might not be any advance payments at all.
Glowing viruses allow San Antonio researchers to track how COVID-19 spreads in real time
A team of scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio is doing such important work with the viruses that cause COVID-19 that hundreds of other teams worldwide are requesting to use their research.
City of San Antonio’s health department team go door-to-door to provide information about COVID-19 vaccine
The City of San Antonio’s Community Health and Prevention team spent Wednesday morning talking to people living on the West Side about the COVID-19 vaccine and explained that kids ages 5 to 11 can now get the shot.
Texas sues the Biden administration over federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott have been at war with locals and federal officials over vaccinate mandates. Earlier this month, Abbott expanded an executive order to block the requirement for any entity in Texas, including health care facilities and private businesses.