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@UTAustin President Greg Fenves is expected to announce this week that he will leave UT for Emory University, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. | via @TexasTribune kutne.ws/2JMEHPH
@UTAustin President Greg Fenves is expected to announce this week that he will leave UT for Emory University, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. | via @TexasTribune kutne.ws/2JMEHPH
7/7 There are at least 7,276 cases of people testing positive for the new coronavirus in Texas, including 140 deaths, according to the latest numbers from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Read more here. bit.ly/2XaHdHD
6/ Trump has promoted use of the drug, while his senior medical adviser Anthony Fauci has cautioned that rigorous study of the drug is still necessary. bit.ly/2XaHdHD
4/ The disease’s mortality rate is higher among elderly coronavirus patients, Armstrong said, so he wanted to try something proactive to help them heal — to “treat folks like I would my mom,” he said in an interview Monday evening. bit.ly/2XaHdHD
5/ Armstrong said he is very familiar with the medication and the risks and benefits it carries. “It’s a vulnerable population — it’s certainly a judgment call. It’s responsible if you monitor them properly, and that’s certainly what we’re doing.” bit.ly/2XaHdHD
2/ Medical experts have urged caution because it has yet to be vetted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 through robust clinical trials. Experts say it also carries significant risks, including heart arrhythmia that can lead to cardiac arrest. bit.ly/2XaHdHD
1/ A doctor who prescribed hydroxychloroquine for 27 Texas nursing home patients is a member of the RNC & is on the advisory board for Black Voices for Trump. Trump has touted the drug as a possible treatment for COVID-19. It is an unproven treatment. bit.ly/2XaHdHD
3/ Robin Armstrong, the nursing home’s medical director and a prominent GOP activist who serves as a surrogate for the Trump campaign, said his politics have nothing to do with his practice as a physician. bit.ly/2XaHdHD
BREAKING: UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves will be leaving to serve as president of Emory University, according to @TexasTribune and @247Sports. thedailytexan.com/2020/04/06/ut-…
BREAKING: UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves will be leaving to serve as president of Emory University, according to @TexasTribune and @247Sports.
Breaking: University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves intends to announce this week that he will leave the state’s flagship college for Emory University, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. bit.ly/2xT3Rtu
@tamusystem Chancellor John Sharp will join @ShannonNajma on April 8 at 8 a.m. CT to discuss Texas higher education institutions’ pivot to online learning, #COVID19’s impact on school years to come, and more. Submit questions here: bit.ly/3bND0h4 #ttevents
“We’re the ones working … trying to be able to save these other people, yet we’re not allotted the sick time off?” bit.ly/2Xdawt1
Thousands of small business owners are scrambling to secure loans backed by the federal government that will keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. bit.ly/2RkrCS6
How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting Texas’ economy? Join us on April 7 for a live conversation with @rossramsey and Texas Comptroller @Glenn_Hegar. Bookmark the livestream and submit your questions here: bit.ly/3aOBZ8r #ttevents
Small Texas oil producers have been forced to shutter wells as they face plummeting demand and an international price dispute. bit.ly/3aMY1bu
Are you a nursing student or recent grad going to work for a hospital treating COVID-19 patients? We'd like to talk with you. Fill out our form here. bit.ly/2JJ5fBF
7/7 One healthcare worker doesn't understand why the bill doesn't include them, because they have the “highest chance of getting sick.” “We’re the ones working … trying to be able to save these other people, yet we’re not allotted the sick time off?” bit.ly/39MJYBt
6/ Hospitals already have a problematic shortage of nurses. Sick employees put stress on their colleagues to work more hours and take care of more patients. Healthcare facilities are trying to balance sending ill people home and having enough workers. bit.ly/39MJYBt
5/ One respiratory therapist went through 15 days of her paid sick leave. If she gets sick again, she’s scared she may lose her home and car. Another nurse spent a week on unpaid leave waiting for test results. Now, she’s struggling to pay her mortgage. bit.ly/39MJYBt
4/ Exempt workers can take medical leave under their company’s paid leave policy, said a spokesperson for @TXWorkforce. They can also use vacation time or take unpaid leave, depending on their employer. bit.ly/39MJYBt
3/ Critics say the law excludes “practically any worker in the healthcare supply chain” and puts healthcare workers at risk. Experts say the exemption is meant to avoid depleting the workforce on the frontlines of the pandemic. bit.ly/39MJYBt
2/ The act requires businesses with fewer than 500 employees to give ten days of paid leave to a person who is or may be sick with the coronavirus. But employees at doctors’ offices, nursing homes, pharmacies or medical schools can be exempted. bit.ly/39MJYBt
1/ The emergency #COVID19 legislation passed by Congress includes paid time off for Texas workers. But it allows for two notable exemptions: emergency responders and health care providers. bit.ly/39MJYBt
A $2 trillion federal relief bill will help millions of Americans who lost their income due to the coronavirus. But many undocumented immigrants do not qualify, even though they pay taxes. via @HoustonChron bit.ly/2wiM7Ho
@rossramsey: The #COVID19 pandemic is forcing many Texans to work from home. But rural Texas lags far behind the rest of the state in access to the internet that many urban and suburban Texans take for granted. bit.ly/2wiibLD
RT @jsmccullou: TDCJ now has a list of TX prisoners who've tested positive for coronavirus, who have tests pending, and who are restricted…
Emergency responders and health care providers don't get expanded paid sick leave protections. Critics say that puts nurses and doctors even more at risk of getting #COVID19 or spreading it to patients. bit.ly/2wh8o8s
👋Hey, college students! We’re accepting applications for paid fall fellowships. Here’s how to apply. bit.ly/2Uwub4g
Thirty Texas City nursing home coronavirus patients are being treated with the unproven antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Medical experts say the untested drug carries significant risks like heart arrhythmia. bit.ly/2XaHdHD
A fourth Texas execution has been delayed because of #COVID19. bit.ly/3c2fDk5
@rossramsey: Nonessential businesses in Texas (and elsewhere) have been told to close — a measure intended to increase social distance and to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But every business is essential to someone. bit.ly/3dX8AL6
RT @PatrickSvitek: "I feel more confident now than I ever have with regard to access to PPE supplies," @GovAbbott says, adding Texas "looks…
Speaker Dennis Bonnen is asking Texas House members’ staff to consider volunteering their time to help the Texas Workforce Commission. bit.ly/3c2fDk5
RT @jsmccullou: District clerk's office says prosecutors asked for the court to push the 4/29 execution of Billy Joe Wardlow back to 7/8 be…
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@GovAbbott says the patients are "being tested with the hydroxychloroquine to determine whether or not it will be a suc…
RT @leg2015: If you’re feeling frustrated locked up in quarantine and aren’t sure how to best support the Lone Star State in these challeng…
How has the #COVID19 pandemic affected higher education institutions across the state? @ShannonNajma will discuss with @tamusystem Chancellor John Sharp on April 8. Submit your questions here: bit.ly/3bND0h4
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@GovAbbott says 30 patients from Texas City nursing home who tested positive for #coronavirus are being treated with hy…
@GovAbbott is now relaying what Texas is doing to contain the spread of #COVID19. Tune in here, courtesy of @KXAN_News. bit.ly/2x7ox0I
A sick nurse was told not to come back to work until she tested negative for the coronavirus. By the time she got clearance to return, she had burned through every minute of paid sick leave she had accrued and more than a week of vacation time. bit.ly/3aIMSbI
Texas reported 140 deaths and 7,276 known cases of the new coronavirus Monday. As of Monday, 1,153 patients are currently hospitalized and at least 85,357 tests have been run. bit.ly/2UOSRpX https://t.co/WUsmd79cBJ
 
is tracking #COVID19 cases in Texas by county. The numbers are reported by local health officials and may not represent all cases of the disease given limited testing capacity. bit.ly/2UOSRpX
RT @PatrickSvitek: Update: @JudgeClayJ writes back to @GovAbbott chief of staff. Letter largely reiterates what Jenkins said yesterday, cal…
@GovAbbott is set to speak about the state’s efforts to slow the spread of #COVID19 at 2 p.m. Central. You can tune in here when it starts. bit.ly/3dZFE59
RT @viaAlana: Coming up now at 2pm, #TuneIn live to @TexasTribune for an update from @GovAbbott on the state's efforts to contain the sprea…
#COVID19 has spread rapidly in Texas. Many churches have closed their doors and moved services online. But there are some groups who say it’s their right to remain open because they believe they provide an essential service. With @propublica: bit.ly/3e926ZQ
@monitornews: Cameron County’s shelter-in-place order has meant the closure of farmer’s markets, farm workers afraid to go to work and a barrage of extra labor for farmers who must harvest and sell much-needed produce underneath a broken supply chain. bit.ly/2Rh2lbe
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@TexasDSHS #coronavirus data tracker now includes number of "Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Patients Currently In Texas Hospita…
Texas has set up road checkpoints along the Louisiana border as it increases enforcement of @GovAbbott’s executive order requiring visitors from the neighboring state to self-quarantine for 14 days. #coronavirus #COVID19 bit.ly/2Rh3JuC
A handful of towns and special districts were planning to go ahead with their May elections despite the #COVID19 pandemic. The Texas secretary of state is instructing them to delay those elections. #tx2020 bit.ly/3aO12bG
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Congratulations to @alexazura, @MWatkinsTrib and @rdmurphy on their 2019 @IRE_NICAR award for reporting on the state's botched voter citizenship review. Read the investigation here: bit.ly/3c0iDgN twitter.com/IRE_NICAR/stat…
 
"After reading the letter, he said to me he was scared. ‘I wasn’t going to vote again.’" Texans shared with us last year their experiences getting ensnared in Texas' faulty voter roll review: bit.ly/2UP1Ipd
So proud of @alexazura @MWatkinsTrib and what’s his name @rdmurphy + whole @TexasTribune team for winning IRE award for botched voter roll review reporting ire.org/archives/41303 #txlege
RT @alexazura: Grateful to the local election officials who took all of my calls to uncover how Texas botched its citizenship review of the…
When Gov. Greg Abbott told Texans to restrict their social interactions except for essential activities, he said he didn’t consider it a "stay-at-home" order. That caused some confusion about what exactly his order intended to do. bit.ly/2UOCUQK
RT @s_m_i: Congratulations @alexazura, @rdmurphy, @MWatkinsTrib - @TexasTribune colleagues and alumni on their 2019 IRE Award! Read their…
RT @IRE_NICAR: The @TexasTribune challenged state officials in this award-winning story about vulnerable voters. #IREAwards https://t.co/Y3…
RT @millie: Congratulations @alexazura @MWatkinsTrib @rdmurphy and to @TexasTribune 🎉 You can read that story here: https://t.co/DzWLkVZX…
RT @ceproctor23: I'm looking to talk with Texans who have had to cancel or change their cancer treatment because of #COVID19. DM or email m…
RT @ShannonNajma: Are you a nursing student in Texas who is or is going to treat #covid19 patients? I'd love to speak with you. Please DM…
“I can lose my house, my vehicle, everything.” Healthcare workers on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic don't get expanded paid sick leave protections: bit.ly/3dZLvre
Gov. Greg Abbott promised that all those who need a coronavirus test “will get one.” But tests are scarce near the border, where there is a large at-risk population. Counties are scrambling to find tests. And the death toll is rising. With @propublica: bit.ly/39OGUot
RT @jpgarnham: Texas Supreme Court extends its pause on eviction proceedings for another 10 days. texastribune.org/2020/04/06/cor… via @TexasTribune
RT @jsmccullou: Judge Ellison has denied Texas' request to remove hims as judge in their lawsuit over the prison system's handling of the c…
The Texas Supreme Court has extended its pause on eviction proceedings another 10 days. Some cities and counties have opted to ban evictions for even longer than the Texas Supreme Court has ordered. #coronavirus #COVID19 bit.ly/2Rh3JuC
RT @alexazura: As of 4/4, 39.7% of Texas households had responded to #2020Census. No county over 50% but DFW/I-35 corridor doing pretty wel…
1/ @rossramsey is going live tomorrow at 8 a.m. CT with @TXComptroller @Glenn_Hegar to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the state’s economy and workforce. bit.ly/3aOBZ8r #ttevents
 
2/2 We’ll talk about the increase in the number of Texans who need unemployment relief, the depression of oil prices globally, and how shutdowns of local businesses have impacted the state economy. Submit questions for our guest here: bit.ly/3aOBZ8r #ttevents
RT @txcomptroller: .@Glenn_Hegar is live with @TexasTribune’s @rossramsey tomorrow at 8 a.m. to discuss how #COVID19 has impacted the state…
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins decided early on not to be timid in his response to the coronavirus. He moved quickly to shut down the nation's eighth most populous county, and prodded other counties and Gov. Greg Abbott to follow along. bit.ly/2yBDybr
RT @PatrickSvitek: In #TX24 Dem primary runoff, @KimOlsonTx announces "approximately" $370K raised in Q1, which translates to ~$265K raised…
RT @ShannonNajma: This event 👇is happening Wednesday. What questions do you want answered? "Join us for a live interview with @tamusystem…
RT @ATXjj: Read (or listen to) @rossramsey's latest thoughtful column, which leads with @BookPeople and its GM (and former @TexasTribune co…
@rossramsey: An essential business, by one definition, is one that society cannot operate without. By another definition, it’s almost any business with a payroll, where employees depend on their paychecks for food, shelter, and everything else they need. bit.ly/34h1f4t
 
@rossramsey will interview Texas Comptroller @Glenn_Hegar about #COVID19’s impact on the state’s economy tomorrow at 8 a.m. CT. Submit questions for our guest ahead of time here: bit.ly/3aOBZ8r #ttevents
RT @GarrettHaake: Good morning from Texas, where today I'm focusing on two nursing home Coronavirus hotspots. One, in Texas City, went from…
New: Paid time off for workers affected by the pandemic is a key protection in the emergency legislation passed by Congress in March. But it allows for two notable exemptions: emergency responders and health care providers. #coronavirus #COVID19 bit.ly/39SRcUM
RT @PatrickSvitek: From the pre-sunrise inbox: @WesleyHuntTX campaign announces he raised $920K in Q1. That translates to $352K raised betw…
@rossramsey: The #COVID19 pandemic is forcing many Texans to work from home. But rural Texas lags far behind the rest of the state in access to the internet that many urban and suburban Texans take for granted. bit.ly/3aIgrdr
Gov. Greg Abbott promised that all those who need a coronavirus test “will get one." But tests near the border are scarce, and the death toll is beginning to rise. With @propublica: bit.ly/2UGxZB3
State leaders have encouraged school districts to continue paying hourly workers and support staff through #COVID19 closures. But to some workers the promises feel vague and precarious, subject to change as the closures stretch on. bit.ly/3bTmbBr
1/ Texas reported 702 more cases of people testing positive for the new coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of known cases to 6,812. As of Saturday, at least 70,938 tests have been conducted in Texas. #coronavirus #COVID19 bit.ly/2welm6T https://t.co/gYGlYGgAIV
 
is tracking #COVID19 cases in Texas by county. The numbers are reported by local health officials and may not represent all cases of the disease given limited testing capacity. bit.ly/2welm6T
RT @PatrickSvitek: Inbox: Next @GovAbbott #coronavirus update is 2 p.m. tomorrow at @TxDPS warehouse facility in Austin
Even before the #COVID19 crisis, Texas faced a shortage of nurses. Now the surge of patients has already short-staffed hospitals worried about their workers getting sick from the virus. bit.ly/2wPaNYt
RT @PatrickSvitek: This is new: Bonnen says @TxDPS establishing "roadway screening stations" along Texas-Louisiana border to enforce @GovAb…
#COVID19 has spread rapidly in Texas. Many churches have closed their doors and moved services online. But there are some groups who say it’s their right to remain open because they believe they provide an essential service. With @propublica: bit.ly/3aJeaPd
To help curb the spread of #COVID19, @GovAbbott wants Texans stay to away from each other — but he made an exception for church services. That was a critical mistake during the 1918 flu pandemic. It still is, writes @rossramsey. bit.ly/2x07UE8
"We can’t do everything that the church needs to do through video." “A church is hands on.” Here's why these Texas churches are insisting on keeping their doors open. With @propublica: bit.ly/2X2wpLA
“I understand how devastating this is on people’s paychecks, on their families, on their small businesses. But we have to put our lives over our livelihoods.” — @JudgeClayJ bit.ly/2RbV3p9
Each day, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins holds a noon phone call with about 250 first responders, agency heads and others. When he signs off, Jenkins makes an ask of them: Have grace toward one another, but also have grace toward yourself. bit.ly/2X4fvMC
Two Texas oil companies asked the state to consider reducing oil production as demand plummets due to the #COVID19 pandemic. A move to curtail oil output in Texas has not happened in decades. bit.ly/3bRyLkm
Many Texans are finding themselves stuck at home with no income or access to necessary resources like food or medical supplies. Here’s how to help and how to get help. #coronavirus #COVID19 bit.ly/3bNYryp
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@GovAbbott had a call today with Anthony Fauci about Texas’ #coronavirus response, per the gov’s office. Readout: https…
Most #coronavirus tests are performed in labs. Physicians say they need tests they can perform in hospitals, doctor’s offices or ambulances, because knowing whether a patient has #COVID19 informs how they provide care for other respiratory conditions. bit.ly/2wR64FK
RT @ViannaDavila: Journo friends, I’ll be part of a @NatPress webinar Monday, also featuring homelessness researcher Dennis Culhane, on how…
1/ Texas reported 780 more cases of people testing positive for the new coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of known cases to 6,110. As of Saturday, at least 63,751 tests have been conducted in Texas. #coronavirus #COVID19 bit.ly/2yx806x
 
is tracking #COVID19 cases in Texas by county. The numbers are reported by local health officials and may not represent all cases of the disease given limited testing capacity. bit.ly/2yx806x
The Texas Workforce Commission received 1.5 million calls in a 24-hour period last week. Tens of thousands of Texans are without work and need to file unemployment claims. But the phone lines are jammed. And the website servers are overloaded. bit.ly/346ZaYW
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins decided early on not to be timid in his response to the coronavirus. He moved quickly to shut down the nation's eighth most populous county, and prodded other counties and Gov. Greg Abbott to follow along. bit.ly/3dTPu8H
Have questions or concerns about how Texas officials are responding to #COVID19? Join our daily discussion of the news in our Facebook group, This Is Your Texas. bit.ly/2CRkQca https://t.co/cztDHtexmb
Gov. Greg Abbott isn't calling it a stay-at-home order. But he's telling Texans to stay at home. bit.ly/2X9QW0U
 
 
 
 
 
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