Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday announced initial steps to reopen the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, including those that in the next week will loosen surgery restrictions at medical facilities, allow all retail stores to provide product pickups and reopen state parks.
On March 21, 2009, a curious obituary appeared in the New York Times. An excerpt:
Month after damning story published, IDEA co-founder Torkelson resigns Does CEO have a Golden Parachute?
Did IDEA Public Schools CEO and Co-Founder Tom Torkelson’s big-spending, high-flying ways finally catch up with him, or was it simply his time to walk away from the charter-school empire he helped found 20 years ago?
EDINBURG – Employees from the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library have always been available to assist in any crisis. To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library had to close its doors. That did not stop the staff of the Edinburg library from trying to make a difference and supporting the City’s First responders and COVID-19 Task Force. They did what they do best and started researching ways to help. Through a grant a few years ago, the Sekula Library received a 3D printer and staff members are now using that printer to create 3D printed Face Shields to help keep Edinburg’s First Responders safe.
Doctors encourage patients to continue monitoring their health and not to delay necessary medical attention
EDINBURG — While hospitals across the country report a decline in patients admitted for strokes, heart attacks, emergency appendectomies and other urgent health concerns, physicians at DHR Health caution that the decline may be attributed to people’s fears about being admitted to the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. With policies and protocols in place to prevent disease spread within the hospital and clinics, doctors are reminding patients to pay close attention to their health and to contact their healthcare provider when experiencing unusual pain or symptoms.