Austin, TX Coronavirus Updates & News For December 22

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Abbott has stressed that the vaccine will not be required for Texans.

Greg Abbott, Texas Governor. (Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool / Getty Images)

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune December 21, 2020Gov. Greg Abbott will receive the coronavirus vaccine in Austin on Tuesday. Abbott will be vaccinated at Ascension Seton Medical Center at 1:30 p.m., according to his office. The event will be televised. Abbott said Thursday he plans to take the vaccine “at the right time”. “I wanted to … read more

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With vaccines now available from Pfizer and Moderna, health care providers are encouraged to enroll in a vaccination program.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX – With the arrival of vaccines to fight the coronavirus, the county health authorities are urging health care providers to sign up for a vaccination program …. Read More

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At a time when other Capitol buildings remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state government center will soon be reopening.

AUSTIN, TX – The state capitol will reopen on January 4, 2021 after closing for much of the year over coronavirus fears. The move to reopen the center of state government comes because many other capital cities elsewhere – including the U.S. Capitol Building – remain closed. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety protocols were put in place to allow the Capitol to reopen while … Read more

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Health officials are concerned about a possible spike in the number of cases after holiday gatherings and are offering guidance to residents.

AUSTIN, TX – Concerned about a possible spike in coronavirus due to holiday gatherings, health district officials are reminding residents to take precautionary measures later this year …. Read More

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