Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital will likely lose vital assistance at the end of the month as state-funded medical professionals are being demobilized.
Chireno ISD announced it would not require students or staff members to wear masks when they return to school after spring break as many local school districts were left pondering whether to require face coverings.
Some area school districts announced this week they would continue to enforce mask and social distancing protocols as state educators handed down more guidance following Gov. Greg Abbott announcing Tuesday that he would repeal restrictions next week.
Hospital officials are uncertain when more doses of the coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Nacogdoches County after the state rejected a recent request for additional doses as inoculations remain in short supply.
Before a nurse finished looking over his paperwork, Jesus Tobias had already rolled up the right sleeve of his Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital scrubs.
Nacogdoches and much of Deep East Texas are facing tighter restrictions on retailers, restaurants and hospitals, two days after the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine arrived in Texas.
Nearly a quarter million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer could arrive in Texas as early as next week, but the state’s plan for distribution of the first round of inoculations leaves out millions of rural Texans.
No counties in Deep East Texas will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine when the first round of doses are expected to arrive later this month.
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital’s chief financial officer Rhonda McCabe stood before the hospital board last week and held aloft a run-of-the-mill staple for hospital operations, a plastic container of Sani-Cloth disinfecting wipes.