AUSTIN (KXAN) — A top public health official warned that predictive models show a second spike in COVID-19 cases in Austin-Travis County could happen by mid- to late-June.
Dr. Mark Escott, the area’s interim health authority, said Wednesday people could alter that expectation by still observing physical distancing, wearing face coverings in public and practicing good personal hygiene.
In a video lasting less than five minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree will explain when Austin-Travis County officials will announce a plan about what kinds of “trigger points” would prompt additional actions to protect people’s health from the coronavirus.
They’ll discuss these additional stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:
- Wednesday marks the deadline for all Texas nursing homes to complete the coronvirus testing for all residents and staff members.
- Gov. Greg Abbott announced that water parks can reopen at 25% capacity starting this Friday.
- The first launch to send American astronauts into space from American soil in nearly a decade has been rescheduled to Saturday.