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The Covid Chronicles: May 13

May 13, 2020

May 13

  • Dallas County: 6,602 total cases, 243 new cases, and 5 more deaths.

Hopefully, this plateau will lead to a decrease. You can find information about where we are now and where we would be after a 14 day decline by going to Dallas County COVID-19 Health Guidance for the Public which you can download at https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ways-to-help.php.

Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) May 13, 2020

We are currently in Red/Stay Home Stay Safe. Residents are advised by medical experts to avoid unnecessary crowds, maintain 6 foot distancing when out, wear a cloth face covering at businesses and on public transportation and use good hygiene.

Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) May 13, 2020


A reminder:

There’s still a belief only older people catch the virus. While they’re a high % of hospitalizations, that’s not true

45% of Dallas Co cases are people 40 and younger.

47% of Tarrant Co cases have been people 44 and younger.
The counties separate the data differently

(@wfaa)

William Joy (@WilliamJoy) May 13, 2020


Don’t let a good crisis go to waste, amirite?

A new warning elevates the accusation by the US government that China is taking advantage of the pandemic to carry out cyber espionage on critical institutions fighting the virus https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/politics/us-china-hacking-coronavirus-warning/index.html

CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 13, 2020


‘Member, y’all need to get your salon names straight before calling for an appointment. Or for other inquiries.

The owners of A La Mode Hair Studio in Plano are trying to clear the air after receiving about 90 voicemails, both in opposition and support, from people who thought they were Shelley Luther’s Salon A La Mode. https://www.wfaa.com/mobile/article/news/business-with-similar-name-impacted-by-north-dallas-salon-owners-decision-to-reopen-early/287-a3732707-901c-4d03-8da7-2cb118fd0cd5

WFAA (@wfaa) May 13, 2020


Good news on the testing front…

I forgot to tweet this. (What a day) Thank you @HHSGov @RepEBJ @ColinAllredTX @tedcruz many others for the work in keeping the @AACenter #EllisDavis sites open for another 30 days. I appreciate all of you!

Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) May 14, 2020


Two of our national parks have announced reopenings.

.@YellowstoneNPS and @GrandTetonNPS will begin welcoming the public back next week! pic.twitter.com/EBwq8Linwk

Secretary David Bernhardt (@SecBernhardt) May 13, 2020


Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent looking bookstore…

Are you a Texas writer impacted by COVID-19? Today, Deep Vellum is proud to announce that we are launching the Deep Vellum Emergency Fund for Texas Literary Artists (Round 1 deadline June 1). Press release and application below: http://deepvellum.org/2020/05/13/dallas-publisher-launches-deep-vellum-emergency-fund-for-texas-literary-artists/ pic.twitter.com/7IeykwyPqG

Deep Vellum (@DeepVellum) May 13, 2020


Well, at least there won’t be any lines at the amusement park

A new reservation system is going into place at all Six Flags theme parks to ensure proper social distancing. Visitors without advance reservations will not be allowed to enter. https://www.wfaa.com/mobile/article/news/local/six-flags-visitors-will-have-to-pre-register-before-going-to-parks/273-522b1715-9f5e-4436-b156-b48a0d68c5d0

WFAA (@wfaa) May 13, 2020


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