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Live COVID-19 updates: Texas sending more relief medical workers to hospitals, adding new antibody infusion centers

COVID-19 is surging again in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive. Hospitalizations are increasing faster than at any other time. Local officials and school leaders are rebelling against Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. Here’s the latest.

COVID-19 related signs are posted to the entrance to Ott Elementary School in San Antonio on Aug. 11, 2020.

Texas Supreme Court temporarily allows school mask mandates to remain, in blow to Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton

Texas sending more relief medical workers to hospitals and opening additional antibody infusion centers

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sues San Antonio school district for requiring employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Rice University and Houston Community College move classes online

Houston ISD will give $500 stipends, additional sick days to vaccinated employees

State Rep. Steve Allison reportedly tests positive for COVID-19

El Paso makes masks mandatory in indoor spaces, defying Gov. Greg Abbott

Biden administration to offer vaccine booster shots beginning Sept. 20

Biden will require nursing homes to mandate staff vaccinations or lose federal funds

Northeast Texas school district adds mask requirement to its dress code in attempt to get around governor’s executive order

Disability rights group files federal lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott over his ban on school mask mandates

Texas hospitals may soon have more COVID-19 patients than they can handle

Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for coronavirus

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Harris County offers $100 gift cards to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

San Antonio school district requires teachers, staff to be vaccinated

West Texas school district temporarily cancels school amid coronavirus surge

El Paso plans to issue mask mandate, join legal fight against Gov. Greg Abbott

Bexar County’s mask mandate in public schools can remain in effect, judge rules as challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban continue

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