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.
Cushing ISD announced Wednesday afternoon it would move all classes online for Thursday and Friday after three employees and one student tested positive for COVID-19.
Now going off numbers generated by Department of State Health Services in Austin, the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office on Wednesday logged 16 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus and listed total fatalities at 50.