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County Judge Becerra: 61 positive cases of COVID-19 in Hays County

County Judge Becerra: 61 positive cases of COVID-19 in Hays County

Chase Rogers, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra reported two additional cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hays County in a Tuesday morning tweet, bringing the total number of cases to 61. In addition, Becerra encouraged citizens to utilize protective face masks to mitigate the potential spread of the virus...

Senate members protest Student Government Consitution referendum, appeal board’s decision twice

Senate members protest Student Government Consitution referendum, appeal board’s decision twice

Gabriella Ybarra, News Reporter

April 7, 2020

Members of Student Government Senate have appealed the decision of the Referendum Review Board twice after submitting a complaint arguing the simple majority required for Student Government constitution was not met. The constitution acquired 70.32% of the votes during the elections Feb. 20. Senate members Brittlin Richardson and Kelly Torpey said in accordance with the Policy and Procedure Statement for...

Gov. Abbott orders Texas historic sites and state parks to close in response to COVID-19

Gov. Abbott orders Texas historic sites and state parks to close in response to COVID-19

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

April 7, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission to close all state parks and historic sites as part of the state's effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. State parks and historic sites will close at 5 p.m. Monday, April 7, and will remain closed...

CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in public, county considering making it required

CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in public, county considering making it required

Daniel Weeks, Assistant News Editor

April 7, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control advises all people to wear cloth face masks in public to prevent asymptomatic individuals from unknowingly spreading COVID-19 Saturday, April 4. The CDC specifically recommends fabric masks, noting surgical masks should be reserved for health care workers. Social distancing...

Hays County confirms five additional lab-confirmed positive cases, brings total to 43 active cases

Hays County confirms five additional lab-confirmed positive cases, brings total to 43 active cases

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 6, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department reported five additional lab-confirmed positive cases overnight and today, according to a press release. As of April 6, 2020, at 4 p.m. (note that the COVID-19 online Dashboard is updated twice a day, so may show different numbers than this daily snapshot): Lab Confirmed Ne...

(Photo Gallery) Residence halls abandoned amidst COVID-19 pandemic

(Photo Gallery) Residence halls abandoned amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Rebecca Harrell, Assistant Multimedia Editor

April 6, 2020

Texas State dorm occupants were forced to permanently move out of their residence halls due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Students moved in allotted times from March 28-31, in order to limit the number of people in one space.

Gov. Abbott provides update on state’s latest efforts to combat COVID-19

Gov. Abbott provides update on state’s latest efforts to combat COVID-19

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 6, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference today focusing on the state's latest efforts to combat the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Abbott reported that as of today, 85,357 Texans have been tested for COVID-19, an approximate 20% increase from where it was yesterday. Abbott reported that 7,319 Texans...

Gov. Abbott announces initiative to increase child care access for COVID-19 frontline workers

Gov. Abbott announces initiative to increase child care access for COVID-19 frontline workers

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

April 6, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced an initiative Monday to increase in-home child care access for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Care.com, a website that provides jobs for caregivers and a place for parents in need of one, is offering 90 days of free access to its services, includ...

Gov. Abbott waives regulations to expand medical workforce

Gov. Abbott waives regulations to expand medical workforce

Sandra Sadek, Senior News Reporter

April 5, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott temporarily waived certain regulations for medical health officials to enter the workforce, expanding the healthcare workforce in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver allows licensure candidates for Physician Assistants, Medical Physicists, Perfusionists and Respiratory...

Four additional COVID-19 cases in Hays County, bringing total to 54

Four additional COVID-19 cases in Hays County, bringing total to 54

Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

The Hays County Local Health Department confirmed four additional cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Hays County to 54. According to a press release from the county, there is a total of 41 active cases and 12 pending cases in Hays County as...

Gov. Abbott holds call with White House Coronavirus Task Force doctor

Gov. Abbott holds call with White House Coronavirus Task Force doctor

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

April 4, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke with doctor of the White House Coronavirus Task Force Anthony Fauci on Saturday about Texas' response to COVID-19. According to a press release from Abbott's office, the two discussed the significance of following federal guidelines, which include the need for social distancing and staying home if travel isn't essential. Fauci,...

Texas State confirms student tested COVID-19 positive

Texas State confirms student tested COVID-19 positive

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 3, 2020

Director of the Student Health Center Dr. Emilio Carranco confirmed a student who recently moved out of an on-campus residential hall tested positive for COVID-19 in an email to faculty, staff and students. "Today, the university learned that a student in our Texas State University community tested...

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