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Walgreens, Target, Publix Join List Of Stores Mandating Masks

Walgreens, Target, Publix Join List Of Stores Mandating Masks

More major retailers on Thursday joined the growing list of national chains that will require customers to wear face masks regardless of where cities or states stand on the issue. Target’s mandatory face mask policy will go into effect Aug. 1, and all CVS stores will begin requiring them on Monday. More than 80% of…MORE

TEA Announces New Reopening Guidelines For Schools

TEA Announces New Reopening Guidelines For Schools

The Texas Education Agency has announced new reopening guidelines for schools across the state. Schools will now be able to limit access to on-campus instruction for the first four weeks of school, meaning they would use online learning. The schools would then be able to limit access for the following four weeks if they get…MORE

Health Officials Explain The Difference Between The Coronavirus And Flu

Health Officials Explain The Difference Between The Coronavirus And Flu

As cases continue to rise across the country, people are comparing the virus to the flu. While both COVID-19 and the flu are respiratory illnesses, COVID-19 is not the flu. “The thing that makes COVID-19 different is that there’s no one that has any immunity to it,” said Lou Kreidler, Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District…MORE

Texas Blood Institute Urging Recovered Covid-19 Patients To Donate Plasma

Texas Blood Institute Urging Recovered Covid-19 Patients To Donate Plasma

The Texas Blood Institute is urging patients who’ve recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma. The demand for convalescent plasma donors has increased rapidly in recent weeks, causing demand to be regularly greater than what donations provide. Read more about convalescent plasma benefits Covid-19 patients here.MORE

MSU Texas Pausing Voluntary Summer Workouts Due To Covid-19

MSU Texas Pausing Voluntary Summer Workouts Due To Covid-19

Midwestern State University has paused voluntary summer workouts after two student-athletes tested positive for Covid-19. The students tested positive in the time frame since workouts began on June 1 and both of them are self-isolating. Read the complete story about the break in workouts here.MORE

City Of Lawton To Require Masks Inside City Owned Property

City Of Lawton To Require Masks Inside City Owned Property

The City of Lawton will begin requiring masks be worn inside city owned facilities. Officials say the requirement will begin on Wednesday, July 15 and will be mandatory for anyone entering facilities such as City Hall, the police or fire stations and any city-managed recreational facilities. More details about the new requirement can be found…MORE

Burkburnett City Offices Closed To The Public

Burkburnett City Offices Closed To The Public

The city of Burkburnett is taking new safety measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. City Hall, the police station and municipal court have been closed to the public. Burkburnett city manager Lawrence Cutrone adds this was done after COVID-19 cases have kept growing in Wichita County and across the state. More details…MORE

Health Experts Give Tips On How To Keep Elderly Safe During Summer Heat

Health Experts Give Tips On How To Keep Elderly Safe During Summer Heat

The hot temperatures that we are seeing means there is likely to be people out enjoying the warm weather, which could be dangerous to the elderly if they are not careful. Hot weather threats mixed with the pandemic, could have the elderly even more vulnerable than usual during this time. More information about seniors and…MORE

State Fair Of Texas Canceled Due To Covid-19 Concerns

State Fair Of Texas Canceled Due To Covid-19 Concerns

The State Fair of Texas has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Fair officials say being friendly, lending a helping hand and looking out for others are essential traits of Texans and that those traits matter more than ever this year. Read the complete story here.MORE

Pamlico Air Brings Over One Hundred Jobs To Wichita Falls

Pamlico Air Brings Over One Hundred Jobs To Wichita Falls

Pamlico Air was founded in 2019 and has now expanded to Wichita Falls. Their production lines make air filters, and this plant has created more than 100 new jobs for those in and around Wichita Falls. Read more about Pamlico Air’s new Wichita Falls facility here.MORE

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