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Virus statistics and testing & Unemployment

April 22, 2020

At the Governor’s Press Conference on Tuesday, there were two specific items for which we would like to share additional information.

  1. Virus statistics and testing. Texas has one of the highest recovery rates of any state in the nation. Figures show that approximately 10% of individuals who have been tested are positive. Still, the percentage of people tested is low. This week, a deployment of mobile testing sites is underway. When the program is completely rolled out by the end of this week, there will be an additional 3500 tests administer per day.

The program began in Fredericksburg and Floresville.

ARANSAS COUNTY TESTING INFORMATION

April 23 – 24 9 am – 5 pm

Fulton Convention Center (aka Paws & Taws)

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED — CALL- 512-883-2400.

  1. Unemployment. More than 1.5 million unemployment claims have been administered. The process has been ramped up and over $1.4 billion has been distributed. The Governor is hopeful that furloughed individuals may find some respite when the “Retail to Go” program kicks off on April 27. Additionally, he reminded residents that the Texas Workforce site has more than half a million jobs available right now. In looking at the site (workintexas.com), we’ve found there are 500 jobs listed that are within 25 miles of the 78382 zip code.

For those of you who have received an unemployment check, please remember that the income is considered taxable.