Voters line up on the first day of early voting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in South Dallas in October 2020. Bret Redman


COVID-19 Bulletin (10/29/20)

Voters must wear masks to vote. Dallas County adds 624 cases.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 624 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with three deaths. The deaths included individuals in their 60s and 80s.

Dallas ISD announced plans to begin student athlete rapid COVID-19 testing next week. Tests will be administered to student athletes once a week with results produced in about 15 minutes, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Tarrant County has seen over 65,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. There were five confirmed deaths on Wednesday, including individuals in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. All had underlying high-risk health conditions, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Texas voters must wear masks at voting locations after a ruling from a federal district judge on Tuesday. The recent change goes against Governor Greg Abbott’s previous exemption of polling places from the statewide mask mandate, KERA News reported.


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