Viruses constantly change by mutating, and the coronavirus is no exception. But health experts say it's difficult to know the exact number of variants currently around the world.
Twenty-eight coronavirus vaccination hubs will receive most of the state's next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines this week, with 158,825 doses shipping to providers able to manage large-scale efforts as more doses arrive in the state.
Up to 600 tests can be given daily in new week-long public testing format throughout Fredericksburg
Those lucky enough to be near another provider with shots available are relying on neighborly generosity — encouraged but not mandated by the state — to innoculate front-line workers while they wait.
Bandera City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to rescind Ordinance No. 377, which was enacted last July. The vote was held during a special meeting following state-mandated closures of bars throughout the county on Dec. 29.
Gillespie County among many other counties' bars will have to close and businesses now operating at 75% were ordered to scale back to 50% capacity beginning at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, County Judge Mark Stroeher announced after an order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
From the Rio Grande Valley to the Texas Panhandle and from the Gulf Coast to West Texas, some 109 medical facilities are slated to receive the first allocation of 1.4 million doses earmarked for Texas.
Hospital-based nurses, doctors, custodians are among the state's "first tier" of vaccine recipients once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves one or more for the public.
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