Mayor Sylvester Turner gets his first COVID-19 vaccine dose on Jan. 5, 2020.

Health & Science

Mayor Sylvester Turner Mandates Masks For City Employees, Despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s Ban

Posted on · In an internal memo, Turner directed all city employees who can "medically tolerate" a face covering to wear one while on city premises in areas where it’s difficult to maintain social distancing. The mandate is effective Wednesday.

Anthony Peña, 15, sits after receiving a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic organized by the Travis County Mobile Vaccine Collaborative at Rodriguez Elementary School on July 28, 2021.

Education News

With School Openings Near, Parents And Teachers Say State Leaders Have Stripped Them Of Weapons Against COVID-19

Posted on · Public health experts and medical professionals are sounding the alarm over the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19. The governor has stood firm on his ban against masking mandates in schools.

Grocery shoppers formed a long line at the H-E-B grocery store at Hancock Center in Austin last year. Grocery store employees were called essential when the pandemic began, but haven't been given priority access to the coronavirus vaccine.

Coronavirus

Nearly A Year Into The Pandemic, Grocery Workers In Texas Are More Fatigued Than Ever As They Await Vaccine Access

Posted on · After the Department of State Health Services neglected to include front-line essential workers in the latest phase of the vaccine rollout, grocery store workers juggle stressful work while waiting for the vaccine.

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