The Texas Longhorns football team canceled practice Sunday after three players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive test results prevent the Longhorns from practicing on Monday, with players being retested Tuesday. The only other time players tested positive for COVID-19 was before the start of the season in the summer.
The team said in a statement that all players tested negative Friday before traveling to Manhattan, Kansas this past weekend. According to Big XII protocols, the Longhorns have to test for the coronavirus at least three times per week.
Just last month, volleyball player Morgan O'Brien tested positive for the virus, being the only other University of Texas athlete to contract the virus during an ongoing season.
Last week I tested positive for COVID-19, my symptoms were mild and I have been following all of our doctors health… https://t.co/ZVElSMhiIh— Morgan O'Brien (@Morgan O'Brien)1604621830.0
The Longhorns football team won their game against Kansas State 69-31, putting them on track to take on the 0-9 Kansas Jayhawks this weekend in Lawerence, Kansas. The game was originally scheduled earlier in the season, but had to be postponed after Kansas did not meet the requirements for players at certain positions.
The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 332,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 212 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Six of those providers are in Travis County.
With the latest allocation of 16,450 sent to Travis County this week, the county will have received 104,275 doses of the vaccine. Local public health officials estimate that there are 285,000 area residents who fall in the 1A and 1B priority groups, meaning that around 37% of them should have access to doses seven weeks into the rollout process.
Here's where the latest allotment is going:
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The California exodus has made headlines for several years now, and even more recently, with thousands of West Coasters seeking tax relief, less-expensive real estate and a simpler lifestyle in Texas' capital city.
However, a California man's scathing review of Austin, which was published in Business Insider on Wednesday, reveals that some are less than satisfied with their move.
Austin may soon be home to a tech plant that would dwarf the Tesla Gigafactory in both investment and job creation.
Samsung Electronics Co. is considering starting construction on a $10 billion memory chip plant in Austin as soon as this year, Bloomberg reported Friday.
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