Will there be an update email tomorrow?
Normally, we would say “no,” unless something of major
importance happens. However, every time we say that, something important
happens, which necessitates an update.
So let’s try it this way: Yes, unless nothing of major
importance happens. In other words, hopefully not. Send good vibes
our way, and we’ll do the same for you!
It’s going to be a chilly July weekend for Texas, with a high
only in the mid-90s in most of the state! Enjoy safely!
Has the governor taken action to assist the Rio Grande Valley
with virus response?
Yes, he issued the following press release yesterday (July
“Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Department of
Defense (DOD) will surge resources to the Rio Grande Valley to help combat
COVID-19. The DOD will send a U.S. Army Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force
(UAMTF) to provide medical and support professionals needed in Rio Grande
Additionally, the Texas Division of Emergency Management is
coordinating with local officials to identify alternate sites, such as area
hotels, and contract medical staff to care for and house patients that are
recovering from COVID-19. This will ensure additional hospital capacity in
both Cameron and Hidalgo counties.
‘As the State of Texas mitigates the spread of COVID-19, we
are continuing to work closely with our local and federal partners to
identify outbreaks and provide our communities with the resources they need
to keep Texans safe,’ said Governor Abbott. ‘I am grateful to our federal
partners at the Department of Defense for sending these teams to the Valley
and working within the community to protect public health and combat this
virus. These teams, coupled with our newly established partnership with local
hotels, will aid in our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure
adequate hospital capacity in the Valley.’
Additional DOD teams are prepared to support the state and
will be announced as teams are assigned.”
Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus
TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.