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

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


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

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.

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!

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:

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.

WFAA (@wfaa) May 13, 2020

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