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Jul 16

July 16, 2020 TML Coronavirus Update #86

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 2:38 PM by TML Staff

Urgent Updates


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 15):


“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 Valley hospitals.


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.”


Further Updates


Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus Updates?


TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.