Frisco, TX Coronavirus

Parkland Health & Hospital System to begin offering COVID-19 booster

Parkland Health & Hospital System announced they would begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those who are eligible starting Monday. People who are older than 65, or older than 18 with a high risk of severe COVID-19, or older than 18 with an increased risk for exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting can visit any of Parkland’s vaccination sites.
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Former Collin College professor suing school over dismissal following COVID-19 criticism

A Collin College professor who alleges she was pushed out of her job for challenging its COVID-19 response is now suing the school. Suzanne Jones was told in January that her contract with the school would not be renewed at the end of the semester. She and fellow professor Audra Heaslip both had previously questioned publicly how school officials were handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Frisco ISD partners with health care company to provide free COVID-19 testing to students, staff

Frisco ISD students and staff now have priority access to a free COVID-19 testing site in the city. The district is partnering with Nomi Health, a direct health care company coordinating COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts across the country. The drive-thru site located at the northwest corner of Technology Drive and World Cup Way offers both PCR and antigen testing.

Dr. McCullough to Talk on COVID-19 at Community Center

Dr. Peter McCullough will address COVID-19 treatment and updates on vaccine safety and efficacy on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bartlesville Community Center (BCC). Dr. McCullough is an internist and cardiologist in academic practice in Dallas, Texas. Since the outset of the pandemic, he has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster.

ICYMI: El Paso is the First City in Texas to Reach Herd Immunity Against COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic-led El Paso is the first city in the state to reach herd immunity with more than 75 percent of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The task of protecting residents from a pandemic is arduous enough, but Texans and local officials had to also work around a governor trying to derail any and all progress against the virus.
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Here’s what you need to know about the Pfizer booster shot for COVID-19

The country’s top public health officials approved a plan this week for certain groups to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot, paving the way for millions of Americans to begin getting a third dose of the vaccine. The official decision from the Centers for Disease Control and...

COVID-19 cases up in Van Alstyne ISD

According to data reported by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Van Alstyne ISD reported 11 new COVID-19 cases over the seven days between Sept. 6 and Sept. 12. Six of those cases were reported at Bob and Lola Sanford Elementary School. The information provided by the state did not specify where the other five new cases occurred.

COVID-19 numbers drop in September

Wylie ISD reached a peak of COVID-19 infections in early September for students and staff, but numbers have steadily declined and then plateaued since that point. The district publishes a daily snapshot chart on its website, with current numbers showing a combined 187 as of Sept. 20 after peaking at 316 on Sept. 2. Of that 187 figure, 160 of the cases are students and 27 are staffers. The district serves 18,000 students and has 3,000 employees.

Pediatric Group Says COVID-19 is Rising ‘Exponentially’ Among Children

Undated (WBAP/KLIF) – The American Academy of Pediatrics says that nearly 226,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide last week. The group says the spread of the delta variant has continued to increase “exponentially,” and now accounts for nearly 26% of all cases reported in the US; the rise is attributed to unvaccinated students returning to classrooms.

COVID-19 guidelines vary slightly across small Texas universities

Students from Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Trinity University, the University of Texas at Dallas and Rice University explained how their COVID-19 protocols compare to Baylor’s. TCU’s COVID-19 guidelines require students to wear masks indoors and encourage people to get the vaccine. Southern Methodist University junior Javier Avila said...

This Is the County in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 41,395,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 1,059,277 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted […]