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Local hospital, political leadership stand out in Texas COVID response

DJ Wilson | Apr 10, 2020 | Texas

  Article was originally posted April 8. On Saturday, March 21st, the Texas Dept. of State Health Services put the total number of confirmed COVID cases in the state at 304, with 5 confirmed deaths. It wasn't clear to every policy maker at that point that by April 8th, Texas...[ Read More ]

Officials provide update on COVID-19 related prison disruption

Michael Goldberg | Apr 9, 2020 | Washington

In a press conference this afternoon, Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Steve Sinclair and Governor Jay Inslee addressed the disruption which took place at the Monroe Correctional Complex last night. The disruption took place after about 50 inmates broke unit-wide quarantines and entered the facility recreation yard. The inmates set...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Gov. Abbott, Building capacity, David Bergman

| Apr 9, 2020 | Texas

The impact of COVID is real, even if your community hasn't been hit by it directly. From worry driven by our social networks and media to the economic impact across the state, this is a trying time for us all. How this public health crisis and economic trauma impact our...[ Read More ]

HHS announces over $23 million to Oregon health centers as part of CARES Act

Emily Boerger | Apr 9, 2020 | Oregon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday $23 million in funding for 30 health centers in Oregon as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funding makes up a portion of the $1.3 billion in total funds awarded to health...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: State budget, Counties on COVID-19, CARES Act funding

| Apr 9, 2020 | California

We have launched two new daily emails for you if you are interested in tracking our coverage at the nexus of health care and health policy even further. One afternoon newsletter covers our reporting on COVID, while an early morning newsletter gives you a run down of all of our daily reporting at...[ Read More ]

Colorado lines up two COVID-19 care sites

Monte Whaley | Apr 9, 2020 | Colorado

Colorado is working to set up at least two different areas in the Denver-metro area – called Tier 3 Care Sites – to handle patients who are being transferred from hospitals and health care facilities during the anticipated COVID-19 spread in the state. The Colorado Unified Command Center is working...[ Read More ]

Utah monitors out-of-state visitors for COVID-19

Monte Whaley | Apr 9, 2020 | Utah

Utah Wednesday joined at least 15 other states in placing some sort of restriction on out-of-state travelers in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued an executive order, requiring people over age 18 who enter the state to complete a travel declaration.    ...[ Read More ]

Texas nets deal for surgical masks

Monte Whaley | Apr 8, 2020 | Texas

A partnership between the Texas Military Department and Prestige Ameritech will produce two million surgical masks per week during the COVID-19 outbreak. The partnership was announced Wednesday by Gov. Greg Abbott. Prestige Ameritech’s 24-hour operation at their headquarters near Fort Worth will be staffed in part by members of the...[ Read More ]

Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council says "Thank You" to health care workforce

Michael Goldberg | Apr 8, 2020 | Texas

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFW) and Agency Creative produced a "Thank You" video for the first responders and health care employees of North Texas. Health care workers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in Texas and around the world.     How do you say...[ Read More ]

Texas governor COVID-19 response criticized, praised

Monte Whaley | Apr 8, 2020 | Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told residents last week to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak and only preform the most essential tasks, including going to the grocery store or pharmacy. But because he fell short of issuing an official “stay at home” order like many other governors during the...[ Read More ]

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