Category Archives: Health

Corpus Christi’s COVID Crisis And A Public Relations Nightmare

Despite warnings from public health officials the attitude towards the ongoing coronavirus crisis has remained cavalier at best for many Corpus Christi area residents. As infection rates and hospitalizations rise health officials are keeping a close eye on things, but local behavior patterns are not helping win the fight against COVID-19. On Friday night it seemed as if there was

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Officials confirm that COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Corpus Christi on Tuesday

The first doses of the newly developed and long awaited COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to arrive here in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, state of Texas health officials confirmed on Monday. On Monday 19,500 doses began arriving in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. On Tuesday, another 75,0075 does will arrive at 19 other facilities across the state, including right here

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Private Schools Face Uncertain Future In Light Of Public Health Orders And Nueces County May Now Be Involved In the Fight

On Thursday afternoon public health officials in Nueces County took action that would require public and charter schools within the boundaries of Nueces to hold no in-person classes until at least September 8, 2020 in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The order is not unique to Nueces County. The order mimicked similar decrees in El Paso and Laredo which

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State Officials Confirm That State Resources Are En Route To Nueces County

Original: July 8, 2020 4:58 pm; Updated: July 9, 2020 10:36 am Earlier in the day on Wednesday lawmakers made a formal request to state emergency managers for a surge team to be dispatched to Nueces County to assist with the increasing coronavirus numbers that are being seen in the county. In an email the Nueces County Legislative Delegation announced

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Testing Has Not Stopped In Nueces County And State Officials Informed The County That Some Of Their Requested Supplies Will Arrive Wednesday Morning

Last week public health officials were conducting COVID-19 testing at breakneck speed. Tests were being administered in large numbers at public testing locations daily and those results were being shipped out to be analyzed. Some local media reports are suggesting that testing has been “halted” and even that “extraordinary” measures were being undertaken to get supplies rushed into Nueces County.

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Hundreds Gather At Waves Resort As Testing For COVID-19 Continues

Testing for COVID-19 is continuing around the coastal bend region and some of that testing is underway out on North Padre Island. On Tuesday morning Nueces County Commissioner Brent Chesney said that 400 people were on-site waiting to be tested. Lines of cars and parents with children were waiting to be screened as the virus continues to rapidly spread through

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Are We Making A Big Mistake By Keeping The Beaches Open? Locals Will Go Regardless and Out-of-Towners Are Coming

Matt Pierce Briscoe It was pretty much made clear at a joint city of Corpus Christi/Nueces Country press conference on Monday that Nueces Country beaches would remain open for the upcoming holiday weekend despite the ongoing and increasingly concerning rise in COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, not far to our south, Cameron County announced Monday that effective at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June

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Corpus Christi Athletic Club Reports At Least Three Positive Cases Of COVID-19 Over The Past Week

The popular Corpus Christi Athletic Club has reported at least three cases of COVID-19 at that facility within the past week. In a letter sent to members and staff officials there advised that there had been two additional employees of the club test positive for COVId-19 and that the club was in the process of conducting contact tracing. The letter

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46 Cases Of Coronavirus Reported At Corpus Christi State Living Center

State Senator Chuy Hinojosa confirmed on Monday that there have been 46 total cases of coronavirus reported at the Corpus Christi State Living Center, which houses some of the state’s most vulnerable residents. Of those cases, 22 of the infected persons are residents of the facility and another 24 are staff members. Senator Hinojosa confirmed that some of the cases

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