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:
Texas Makes Vaccine Available to All Adults Beginning March 29
Texas will expand vaccinations state-wide beginning on March 29th, well ahead of the May 1st goal set for the Nation by Joe Biden.
Victoria Continues to Keep COVID-19 Numbers Down
The Crossroads continues to keep COVID numbers on the decline.
Tell Us Your Thoughts- Are You Ready to Go Back to Work?
Well, this could be the end of work from the couch now that the U.S. is slowly reopening. We'd love to hear your thoughts on being ready to go back to work. You ready?
Victoria Restaurant Makes Masks Optional
Paint's Underground Pizza off of John Stockbauer in Victoria is giving their customers options.
Texas Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility March 15th
If you are age 50 to 64 and a Texas resident, you will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine as a 1C eligible recipient on March 15th.
Texas Reopens at 100 Percent with No Mask Mandate
It's March 10th, the day the Governor Said Texas businesses can reopen at 100 percent capacity.
Victoria College to Increase Face-to-Face Learning this Fall
Victoria College is planning to return to 60 percent face-to-face learning in the fall of 2021.
H-E-B to Continue to Ask Customers to Wear Masks
Masks will not be required for shoppers after March 10th but H-E-B strongly encourages shoppers to keep wearing them in the store.
Victoria Opens Registration for the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist
Victoria residents are lining up to be added to the COVID-19 waitlist which is now available at victoriawaitlist.com until 4 pm today. Registration continues Monday, March 1 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Victoria Livestock Show For The Sake of the Kids
On February 20th the Victoria Livestock Show will host an outdoor commercial heifer auction and on March 1st a unique market animal show with limited capacity.
ICU Nurse Shares Heartbreaking COVID-19 Conversations
Savannah, a 28-year-old traveling nurse who also goes by the name @thatICUnurse on TikTok is offering some heartbreaking but insightful behind the scene point of view.
Survey Asks Texans About Vaccine Preference
The survey was conducted online and examined over 1,300 Texans' attitudes and preferences associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.