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Monday’s Houston Matters: How The Medical Center Reports On ICU Capacity, And Early Voting Begins Amid The Pandemic (June 29, 2020)

On Monday’s show: Why the Texas Medical Center changed how it’s reporting on ICU capacity, early voting amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, checking in with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Astros take initial steps for the return of baseball.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: The Texas Medical Center changed how it’s reporting certain metrics about ICU capacity over the weekend. We discuss why and, with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership is encouraging employers to return to a work-from-home model.

Also this hour: Early voting begins today for the July runoff election. Interim Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins explains plans to keep voting safe in the face of COVID-19. And News 88.7's Andrew Schneider recaps the races on the ballot.

Then, Dr. Carolyn Sumners, curator at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, discusses how the museum is handling reopening amid social distancing efforts.

And Jeff Balke updates us on sports news, including Major League Baseball’s plan to return to action.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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