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    A person wearing a protective mask disinfects tables at an outdoor restaurant in Greenwich Village on February 15, 2021 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images A Mexican restaurant in Texas received messages from customers saying they'll report the staff to ICE. The Mexican restaurant, Picos, announced it would continue the mask mandate in its facility. That decision...
    SAN ANTONIO – Mayor Ron Nirenberg says Gov. Greg Abbott’s office has told his office there are no plans to send Texas National Guardsmen to San Antonio around the time of the Nov. 3 election. The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday the guard planned to send up to 1,000 troops to five Texas cities in case of post-election disturbances. Nirenberg...
    The day after Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas counties could allow bars to reopen, only one of the state’s 10 most-populous counties — Denton — has decided to take him up on the offer. Meanwhile, the state’s two largest counties are keeping bar doors closed for now, and several other counties are trying to determine whether reopening is safe at...
    JEFFERSON, Texas -- A woman whose husband died due to COVID-19 in northeast Texas said his death happened because of Pres. Trump and Gov. Abbott.In a Facebook post that has since gone viral, Stacey Sylos Nagy shared the obituary for her husband David that was printed in her town's newspaper.She said the blame for her husband David's death falls on...
    PLANO, Texas  — As coronavirus cases skyrocket in Texas, Regina Greenwell showed up to vote Monday bent on minimizing the risks. She wore a mask, which are not required in Texas, where the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations have more than tripled in the last month. She scoped out the line from her car to game how long she would be...
    In an appearance on CNN’s Newsroom with Ana Cabrera, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) expressed his frustration Sunday with the surge in coronavirus cases in Texas, saying that he felt that people had made major sacrifices to fight the pandemic, but that leaders like President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) had “squandered people’s sacrifices.” Cabrera played a video clip...
    Vice President Mike Pence spoke before more than 2,000 people at an indoor rally in downtown Dallas on Sunday, then met with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who warned that the coronavirus had taken a “very swift and very dangerous turn” in the state. Pence was wearing a mask when he arrived at the “Celebrate Freedom Rally” at the First...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott visited Dallas on Sunday and addressed a surge of COVID-19 cases in the state since reopening efforts began in May. “COVID-19 has taken a very swift and very dangerous turn in Texas over just the past few weeks,” said Abbott. On Friday, Abbott issued an order that shut down...
    Connecticut and Rhode Island are the only two US states reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week as cases across southern and western states surge to record levels. The total number of infections has now surpassed 2.5 million in the United States, after the country reached an all-time one-day high of 40,000 new cases on Friday. A...
    MIAMI beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July as coronavirus cases continue to climb in Florida — while the governor of Texas admits he let bars reopen too soon. Carlos Gimenez, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, said on Friday that after speaking with health experts, he has decided to close all county beaches from July 3 to July...
            by Andrew Kerr  Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that bars be shut down across the state for a second time on Friday amid a growing surge in coronavirus cases in his state. Abbott also ordered restaurants to scale back their operating capacity from 75% to 50% starting Monday. In addition, Abbott ordered that outdoor gatherings...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered all bars in the state closed for a second time Friday as Texas grapples with a record resurgence in coronavirus cases following a fast reopening last month. In addition to bar closures, Abbott, a Republican, said restaurants will be required to return to 50 percent capacity, local governments will be given more authority to regulate gatherings of more...
    By Brad Brooks LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday ordered bars to close down again and restaurants to scale back service, throwing the state's emergence from a coronavirus shutdown into reverse after an alarming surge of new infections. Texas, which had been at the forefront of states peeling away restrictions designed to control the deadly pandemic,...
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that bars be shut down across the state for a second time on Friday amid a growing surge in coronavirus cases in his state. Abbott also ordered restaurants to scale back their operating capacity from 75% to 50% starting Monday. In addition, Abbott ordered that outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more must also receive...
    Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive action Friday morning that requires all rafting and tubing businesses to close, just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. The announcement comes just one day after San Marcos River parks closed. “As I said from the start, if the positivity rate rose above 10%, the State of Texas would take further...
    The governor of Texas announced the state will delay its reopening plans after a spike in coronavirus cases inundated the greater Houston metro area. Only a month after Texas restaurants and bars were allowed to start reopening, Gov. Greg Abbott said his office will restrict outdoor patronage effective at noon Friday and demand businesses only offer take-out options for...
    (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday ordered the closure of all bars that get 51 percent of their gross receipts from alcohol, except for take-out, and the curbing of other business activity due to surging cases of the novel coronavirus in the state. "As I said from the start, if the positivity rate rose above 10%, the State...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces the US Army Corps of Engineers and the state are putting up a 250-bed field hospital at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas during a press conference at the Texas State Capitol March 29, 2020 in Austin, Texas.Tom Fox | Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will...
    Patrick Svitek June 25, 2020 10:30AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions that had been eased under...
    Texas is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases and one scientist working on a vaccine called the recent outbreak “absolutely horrifying,” the Houston Chronicle reports. Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told the newspaper he is “terribly upset” about the spike in cases. Hotez said some coronavirus models were predicting...
    (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Thursday that he was temporarily halting the state's phased economic reopening in response to a jump in recent COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. "This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business," Abbott said in a statement. (Reporting...
    AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott is temporarily pausing additional plans to reopen Texas. The Thursday announcement comes after Texas has seen major increases in positive coronavirus cases including a record-high 5,551 new cases on Wednesday. Texas hits 5,000 new virus cases in one day for first time, Abbott says Businesses already permitted to open under previous reopening phases can...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott halted elective surgeries in four counties Thursday in an effort to free up hospital space for coronavirus patients. “As Texas faces a rise in COVID-19 cases, we are focused on both slowing the spread of this virus and maintaining sufficient hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients,” Abbott said. Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties must...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Thursday the state will pause its efforts to reopen the economy as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections spikes and hospitals begin to fill. Abbott has been warning of a mounting catastrophe for days, as new cases rise precipitously in Houston, the Dallas metroplex and in cities like Austin, San Antonio and El Paso....
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday the state is facing a "massive outbreak" in the coronavirus pandemic and that greater restrictions may be necessary. Abbott made the comments during an interview with CBS affiliate KFDA-TV in Amarillo, Texas. When asked if he still considered the Texas panhandle a "hot spot" for coronavirus infection, Abbott replied, "There is a massive outbreak...
    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients. In a series of midday interviews with television stations, Abbott said Texas would again pass 5,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 4,000...
    AUSTIN, TEXAS - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a "massive outbreak" in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients.  In a series of midday interviews with television stations, Abbott said Texas would again pass 5,000 new coronavirus cases and more than...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients. In a series of midday interviews with television stations, Abbott said Texas would again pass 5,000 new coronavirus cases and more than...
    By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients. In a series of midday interviews with television stations, Abbott said Texas would again pass 5,000 new...
    As the number of patients hospitalized with the coronavirus has reached record highs 12 days in a row, Gov. Greg Abbott and other health officials have stressed that the state has “abundant” capacity to care for them. Statewide, there were 14,260 available hospital beds and nearly 1,500 intensive care unit beds as of Tuesday. But regionally, some hospital officials are...
    SAN ANTONIO – On Tuesday, 311 new COVID-19 were added to Bexar County’s tally, the total number to 7,467. Three new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 100. All three patients who died were in their 70s, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. San Antonio’s increase mirrors an alarming trend seen across Texas. On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is imploring residents to stay home as the state grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations stemming from the disease.  In an interview Tuesday with local CBS affiliate KBTX-TV, Abbott said that Texas would report more than 5,000 cases of COVID-19 from the previous 24-hour period, marking a new high in the state....
    Coronavirus — AUSTIN, Texas – Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time, another troubling milestone when the largest U.S. pediatric hospital begins receiving adult patients for make stretcher space in Houston. The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for the...
    AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time, another troubling milestone as the largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. begins taking adult patients to free up bed space in Houston. The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for the first time...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time, Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday. Another sign of trouble: the largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. begins taking adult patients to free up bed space in Houston. The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for the first...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time, another troubling milestone as the largest pediatric hospital in the U.S. begins taking adult patients to free up bed space in Houston. The announcement comes days after Texas eclipsed 4,000 new cases for...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — After saying this week that COVID-19 is spreading at “unacceptable rate” and must be stopped, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he along with the Texas Department of State Health Services “is distributing 120 additional cases of the antiviral drug Remdesivir to 37 hospitals across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.” Remdesivir was shown in a clinical trial...
    Gov. Greg Abbot, the Texas Republican, said Monday that the state’s recent surge in coronavirus cases is “unacceptable” and called on residents in the state to wear masks and take appropriate precautions before going out into public. CLICK FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS  “Closing down Texas again will be the last option,” he said, according to Fox 4 News....
    To avoid having to reinstate a stay-at-home order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ha issued coronavirus guidance for residents to follow as the number of pandemic cases surges in the state.  'To state the obvious, COVID-19 is spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas and it must be corralled,' Abbott said Monday during a press conference.      On Monday, there were...
    The number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has increased in Texas and several states in the South and West, leading governors to eye more aggressive responses. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that increased rates in hospitalizations and record daily highs of new coronavirus cases show that “COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas, and...
    SAN ANTONIO – Texas Governor Greg Abbott is urging Texans to continue following social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has surged in the past two weeks. Abbott discussed the state’s response during KSAT’s Q and A segment on Monday. “All of these metrics — hospitalizations, the positivity rate and the number of people testing positive —...
    By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' surging coronavirus numbers will not slow the state's reopening as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday instead prescribed an emphasis on face coverings and social distancing to curtail sobering trends, including hospitalization rates that have doubled since Memorial Day. Abbott did not announce any new measures to reverse what...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday outlined guidance for state residents to combat the recent surge in coronavirus cases "without having to return to stay-at-home policies." Abbott said that "closing down Texas again will always be the last option," but added that if the spike continues, "further action will be necessary." At the end of May, Texas averaged about 1,500...
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