A COVID-19 mobile testing facility in New York, not unlike what you'll find at Ellis Davis Field House and the American Airlines Center. (Sgt. Amouris Coss / Flickr)

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Bulletin (04/29/21)

Dallas' herd immunity is pushed back due to lagging vaccinations. The Texas House looks to extend online learning options.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 350 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths on Wednesday.


Texas House lawmakers have pushed forward a bill to expand online learning options post COVID-19. The Dallas Morning News reported that the bill would empower school districts and charters to establish their own, full-time remote learning programs.


Texas House lawmakers look to exclude places of worship from emergency closures after COVID-19 shut down their doors. The required shutdown of places of worship also didn’t sit well with many Texas lawmakers who are now trying to ensure such closures by government officials don’t happen. Texas Tribune has more here.


Officials from the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation estimate Dallas has the opportunity to reach COVID-19 herd immunity by mid-June. The report from PCCI CEO Steve Miff says that more than 35 percent of the Dallas County population, including more than 73 percent of residents over 65 years old, have been vaccinated. Around 64 percent of the county has immunity of some kind.

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