Townsquare Media Victoria is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information from the Crossroads. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice external icon for the naming of new human infectious diseases. SEE THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND STORIES BELOW:
US Health Officials Recommend Booster Shot of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
U.S. health officials just endorsed booster shots of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for some at-risk Americans.
Are Texans Being Bullied into Getting The Vaccine? [Poll]
A controversial anti-vaccination billboard in San Antonio reads " Don't Be Bullied." What are your thoughts Crossroads? Are Texans getting bullied into getting vaccinated?
VISD May Require Masks for Students or Risk Closing Campuses
In a heartfelt letter to Victoria, Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent of VISD offered two options. Require students to wear masks or risk closing campuses.
Almost 150 Texas Church Camp Goers Have Tested Positive for Covid-19
Pastor Wesley asked in a statement that church members keep a close eye on their symptoms and encouraged them to get medical attention as necessary.
Christ's Kitchen in Victoria to Host Vaccine Clinic July 8th
Christ's Kitchen requests that anyone who wishes to register to call Trish at 361-935-4500.
Need Help Paying Rent? The City of Victoria has Options
The city's development services program has received funds from Texas Emergency Rental Assistance. These funds are meant specifically for those who are falling behind on what is due each month.
Victoria to Offer Covid-19 Vaccine by Appointment on Tuesdays
Anyone interested in a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can go online to www.vcphd.org or call 361-578-6281 ext. 3207 to schedule an appointment on a Tuesday.
Apple's Latest iOS Update Allows Users to Unlock it While Masked
Wait, why couldn't they have rolled this one out 10-12 months ago?
Victoria's COVID-19 Numbers On the Rise in April
After seeing the number of cases decline in both February and March, Victoria is starting to see COVID-19 cases on the rise in early April.
Abbott Bans Government Issued Vaccine Passports in Texas
"Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives."
Texas is 5th Least Safe State During COVID-19
This probably doesn't come as much of a surprise, but Texas isn't exactly considered a safe state during COVID-19. Here are the states ranked and the criteria used.
Pfizer Says Their Vaccine Is 100% Effective in Teens
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12.