The death of a 20-year-old Texas A&M University student from COVID-19 last week spurred fear, frustration and sadness on the College Station campus. In the days since the biomedical science major died, those same feelings have galvanized some students and faculty members to demand more stringent coronavirus precautions from university officials — even if that means defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on such mandates.
(TEXAS TRIBUNE) - The death of a 20-year-old Texas A&M University student from COVID-19 last week spurred fear, frustration and sadness on the College Station campus. In the days since the biomedical science major died, those same feelings have galvanized some students and faculty members to demand more stringent coronavirus precautions from university officials — even if that means defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on such mandates.
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -Health Point Clinic in Bryan hosted a weekend pop-up vaccine clinic in an effort to increase vaccination rates in the Brazos Valley. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Dashboard, 70.69 percent of eligible Texans 12 and up have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of September 18. A number that’s slightly higher than data reported on August 28, 2021.
CALDWELL, Texas (KBTX) - A Caldwell High School student was recently hospitalized with COVID-19. The district tells us he is still learning from home as a precaution. It’s one of the latest issues the school district in Burleson County is facing from the virus. At Caldwell Junior High one class...
Some parents say they’re frustrated by discrepancies between state and district reporting of COVID case numbers
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Discrepancies sometimes exist between the current COVID-19 case numbers reported by the state health department and education agency, and those reported by local school districts. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) says the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is responsible for putting the state’s data...
University officials said they are doing all they can, but some students don't agree. "People continue to prioritize their comfort," one protester said.
COVID in Context: Comparing Bryan and College Station ISD’s student infection rate to districts sued for mask mandates
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued a slew of the state’s school districts for their campus mask mandates, which were banned by Gov. Greg Abbott. While some of the districts recently sued say they do not even enforce mask mandates, the original six sued continue...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Texas A&M students gathered at Academic Plaza on campus Tuesday evening to protest what they’re calling the lack of protocols put in place by administration to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Protesters say they were prompted to act after a fellow student died due to complications from the virus. They also say the school has put them directly in harms way due to neglect and inaction.
As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 40,330,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the College Station-Bryan metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 37,660 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted […]
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Brazos County Commissioners received an update on COVID-19 activity Tuesday morning by the Brazos County Health District. Active COVID-19 cases have now surpassed 1,600 in Brazos County. The last time it was this high was back in January. There were 158 new cases and another death...
Bryan College Station Eagle
In an update on COVID-19 in Brazos County to the county’s Commissioners Court, the health district reported nearly 16,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county since Jan. 31, with the 18-to-24 year-old age group accounting for 32.7% of those cases. The age group of those younger than 18 is...
News Channel 25
ROBERTSON COUNTY, Texas — A surge in COVID-19 cases is taking place in Brazos County, now the holiday weekend is adding to these new cases forcing schools in the Brazos Valley to close. Franklin ISD has a return to school plan. "Where we draw concerns about closure at 5%," said...
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