Tag Archives: Lina Hidalgo

COVID-19 Positivity Rate Lowest Its Been In 2 Months, But Health Officials Say It’s Still Too High – Houston Public Media

Edwin Reyes, with First Medical Response, sorts PPE at a Texas Division of Emergency Management free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Houston. The newly opened mega site, which has eight drive-thru lanes and four walk-up lanes, has the ability to process 2,000 tests …

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Hidalgo discusses plan aimed at speeding up results from coronavirus tests

(KPRC 2) HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discussed a plan aimed at dealing with a surge in coronavirus testing and speed up results from those tests. Hidalgo said the county is partnering with the federal and state departments of Health and Human Services to transition the testing sites …

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Harris County moved to ‘red alert’ on coronavirus threat scale

HOUSTON – A stern warning came from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Friday as she moved the county to the most serious level on the newly launched coronavirus threat scale. Hidalgo said hospitals are on the verge of exceeding their intensive-care unit beds as the number of COVID-19 cases …

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Could Harris County go to ‘red alert’ on coronavirus threat scale?

HOUSTON – A couple of weeks ago, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced a color-coded, four-level scale that is meant to inform the public of the coronavirus threat in the county. Level 4, which is green, means residents can resume normal activities. Level 1, which is red, means residents should …

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Hidalgo to unveil public application process for Harris County’s coronavirus relief fund

HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will unveil Monday the public application process for Harris County’s coronavirus relief fund. The first round of disbursements from the $30 million fund happened nearly two weeks ago, when 44 charities across the county were given a total of $15 million. The second …

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Hidalgo appoints czar to oversee Harris County’s emergence from coronavirus pandemic

HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Monday introduced the person who will lead the county’s efforts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. According to Hidalgo, the case count for Harris County outside of Houston city limits as of Sunday is 47 new cases and three new deaths. You …

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