AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is giving public schools permission to keep campuses closed for more than 5 million students well into the fall as the state scrambles to contain one of the largest resurgences of the coronavirus in the U.S. The changes announced Friday come a day after Texas set a single-day record for virus deaths with 129 and reported more than 10,000 confirmed new cases for a third consecutive day. Under the new guidelines, Texas schools could hold online-only instruction for up to the first eight weeks of the school year. That potentially pushes a return to campus in some cities until November.
By JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic. He says some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital […]
TEXARKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reported 20 new positive COVID-19 cases Thursday. The total on Wednesday since the pandemic began was 659, and the emergency operations center reported 679 positive cases on […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to climb to new record highs as 27 more people have died from the illness caused by the coronavirus. The Department of Health on Friday […]