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DSHS and TEA launch webpage with COVID-19 case data reported by Texas Public Schools

In collaboration with the Texas Education agency (TEA), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today posted on the DSHS website the statewide number of cases of COVID-19 reported by Texas public schools. The reported count of on-campus student cases of COVID-19 in the state’s public schools is 2,344 out of an estimated 1.1 million students who have been on campus for instruction or activities since the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. The total count of on-campus staff cases during the same period is 2,175.

Governor Abbott announces relaxed visitation guidelines for some healthcare facilities

Along with Governor Abbott’s updated capacity guidelines for many Texas businesses, new visitation guidance for eligible nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice were announced that will be effective Thursday, Sept. 24. Residents will be able to designate up to two essential family caregivers. Those designees will be provided necessary training to allow them to safely go inside a facility for a scheduled visit, including in the resident’s room. This will help ensure their loved one’s physical, social, and emotional needs are being met. Designated caregivers will not be required to maintain physical distancing, but only one caregiver can visit a resident at a time.

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