August 23, 2021

August 22, 2021 The COVID-19 news these days is all too familiar. Case counts are skyrocketing. Hospitals are nearing capacity. More ICU beds are occupied by people struggling to breathe. Heated conversations about masks take place in the workplace and at school. Here we go again. But the 2021 surge looks different from 2020 in […]

August 23, 2021 The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the FDA, and is expected to open the door to more vaccine mandates. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been authorized for emergency use […]

August 20, 2021 Despite the surge in delta variant COVID-19 cases, companies in North Texas still aren’t ready to mandate vaccinations. Only 8% of companies surveyed by the Dallas Regional Chamber are requiring vaccinations for employees to return to the office. While still a low number, it’s 2% more than the DRC’s previous survey showed […]

August 18, 2021

August 18, 2021 U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls […]

August 17, 2021 Multinational infrastructure consulting firm AECOM – a driving force behind projects including high-speed rail and the proposed hyperloop in Texas – will relocate its global headquarters to Dallas from Los Angeles in the latest Fortune 500 leap to the Lone Star State. AECOM CEO Troy Rudd and select corporate leaders will join […]

August 17, 2021

August 16, 2021 The White House plans to recommend a booster shot of coronavirus vaccine eight months after most Americans finish their initial immunizations, The New York Times reported Monday night. Citing a pair of Biden administration officials, the Times reported that the extra doses may be offered as soon as a month from now […]

August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021 The lambda variant is a new coronavirus strain that has arrived in Dallas. Here are five things to know about the little-understood variant. How do we know that the lambda variant is present in Dallas? Doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center have detected five cases of the lambda variant in patient samples […]

August 11, 2021

August 11, 2021 Masks will now be required in schools, businesses and county buildings, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced Wednesday. His new executive order comes after a Dallas judge issued a temporary restraining order late Tuesday that restricts enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates and as school districts and local governments […]

August 10, 2021

August 9, 2021 Gov. Greg Abbott announced new moves Monday to fight the coronavirus pandemic as it rages again in Texas, including asking hospitals to again put off certain elective procedures to free up space for COVID-19 patients. Still, the governor did not back down on his refusal to institute any new statewide restrictions on […]

August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021 Starting Tuesday, Dallas ISD will require students and teachers to wear masks at its campuses, defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that bars districts from issuing mask mandates. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa announced the change during a Monday morning press conference, saying that it was within his discretion to ensure the health and safety […]