COVID-19 Bulletin (07/15/21)

The Delta variant’s reach grows, leaving the unvaccinated vulnerable.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 240 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Wednesday. “With the Delta variant surging, it’s children under the age of 12 that will pay a heavy price for the decision of those 12 and older to not be vaccinated,” he tweeted.

Superintendent of the Richardson Independent School District, Jeannie Stone, will join the American Rescue Plan Committee, a national committee focused on pandemic recovery for schools, KERA reports. The committee was organized by the School Superintendents Association, a national advocacy group for education leaders. Stone will provide recommendations for districts opening up across the nation, weigh in on how to spend federal relief funds, and address how to deal with learning gaps that many students faced last year.

As of July 7, Dallas County has obtained herd immunity to the COVID-19 virus, according to county health officials. Hitting herd immunity in Dallas County means 80 percent of the population has been vaccinated against the virus. Read more with NBC DFW.


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