Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 379 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths on Tuesday. These figures include totals from Easter Sunday and the following Monday.
Gov. Greg Abbot issued an executive order preventing state agencies from requiring a vaccine passport. Vaccine passports have mainly been discussed in regards to international travel but in a statement, Gov. Abbot said that the government should not require proof of vaccination for Texans to lead their daily lives. Dallas Morning News has more.
St. Edwards University in Austin will become one of the first universities in the country to require COVID vaccination for in-person activities in the fall, according to the Texas Tribune. St. Edwards says that people can opt out of the vaccine requirement but must obtain a notarized exemption document to be allowed to live on campus or have access to campus facilities.
President Joe Biden announced plans to move the deadline for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for all adults to April 19. Biden is also expected to announce that 150 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been shot into arms, surpassing his goal of 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office. Read more from WFAA.