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City Entered Risk Level 4 of Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan Denton Under Public Health Warning Due to Positive West Nile Virus Samples

Justin Harmon | June 26, 2020 | Health and Wellness

DENTON, TX – On June 24th, the City of Denton entered Risk Level 4 – Public Health Warning of the Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. Risk Level 4 was triggered because a sample of mosquitoes collected on June 22 from a trap located at the City Service Center, on Texas Street, tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the second positive sample this season. At Risk Level 4, the City will continue to conduct routine surveys of adult mosquitoes, which will be identified to species level and screened for the presence of viruses. The locations where disease-carrying mosquitoes were cap...[read more]

Burgess: Now is not the Time to Limit Innovation

Sarah Anne Voyles | June 25, 2020 | Health and Wellness

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, delivered the following remarks today on the House floor. As Prepared for Delivery: H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, provides roughly half a billion dollars to save the Affordable Care Act – a law that is a decade old. Isn’t this a sign that the law has failed to provide for Americans? The House of Representatives should be leading in a time of crisis, not making a half-he...[read more]

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HHSC Announces Recipients of the Innovators in Aging Award

Ty Bishop | June 25, 2020 | Health and Wellness

HHSC Announces Recipients of the Innovators in Aging Award AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced the recipients of the 2019 Innovators in Aging award, which highlights individuals and organizations that have positive impacts on the lives of older Texans. “This year’s award recipients have all created unique, inspiring ways to significantly improve the quality of life for aging Texans, a demographic that is an important and growing part of our state,” said Holly Riley, Texas HHSC Aging Services Coordination Manager. According to the Texas Demographi...[read more]

State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers Create

State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers Create Pen Pal Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ty Bishop | June 25, 2020 | Health and Wellness

State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers Create Pen Pal Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic Volunteers Sent More Than 900 Letters and Cards to Residents and Patients AUSTIN – State supported living centers and state hospitals across Texas are using pen pal programs to help their residents and patients stay connected with their communities during the pandemic. “As part of our dedication to provide the best care possible at state hospitals and state supported living centers, our staff has developed unique ways to help residents and patients cope with feelings of isolation caused by the ...[read more]

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center’s Shelters are Open, Counseling Continuing Online

Beth Robinson | March 26, 2020 | Health and Wellness

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center’s Shelters are Open, Counseling Continuing Online     (Plano, TX) – Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (HDNBC) is committed to the safety and well-being of those we serve, our staff, our volunteers, and the community at large. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, HDNBC has transitioned to providing victim services via online or virtual access effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020. Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Emergency Shelters remain open for victims of domestic violence. “In an effort to allow our staff and volunte...[read more]

Nineteen New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

Jennifer Rainey | March 26, 2020 | Alerts

Nineteen New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Denton County   March 25, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced nineteen additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 70 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Included in the nineteen cases is one additional Denton State Supported Living Center resident, a female in her 50s who is currently hospitalized. To protect patient confidentiality, no further personal information will be released. DCPH is identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. Any individuals identi...[read more]

Nineteen New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

380news | March 26, 2020 | Alerts

Nineteen New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Denton County   March 25, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced nineteen additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 70 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Included in the nineteen cases is one additional Denton State Supported Living Center resident, a female in her 50s who is currently hospitalized. To protect patient confidentiality, no further personal information will be released. DCPH is identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. Any individuals identi...[read more]

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“Operation Facemask”

Zach Davis | March 26, 2020 | Health and Wellness

During Pandemic 4-H sees changes and steps up to help Covid–19 has understandably thrown everyone a curve ball including our local 4-H community. Like most civic service based groups, 4-Hers meet in-person for meetings, activities and contests. Our state 4-H office has cancelled all face-to-face programming until May 4, pretty much shutting down any chance of in-person competition. Luckily for 4-Hers we are adapting to keep them busy! Virtual trainings and activities are being held on social media. This week’s events have included an agriculture scavenger hunt, truth or hogwash, agricultur...[read more]

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