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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Bulletin (04/28/21)

Parkland is hosting mobile COVID-19 vaccination events, COVID relief efforts include food insecurity, and more.

Dallas County Judge Jenkins reported 175 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on Tuesday. 


Texas House lawmakers are moving forward with plans to lift mask mandates in the house and allow media back on the floor. According to the Dallas Morning News, The House Administration Committee passed the resolution by a vote of 7-3, mostly along party lines. 


Parkland Health & Hospital System will host two mobile COVID-19 vaccination events this weekend in Dallas County. In the press release from Parkland, Herron Mitchell, director of operations-south region for the population health division at Parkland says, “We hope bringing the vaccines to Dallas County neighborhoods will make it more convenient for residents. The more people who get vaccinated the closer we are to building herd immunity.” 


President Joe Biden has announced new COVID-19 relief efforts aimed at tackling food insecurity for over 30 million children in the country. P-EBT, a COVID-19 relief program, aims to provide “adequate nutrition” to more than 30 million kids over the summer, allowing low-income children eligible for the benefits this summer. Read more from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram here. 

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