Category Archives: Covid-19

May 3 2020 Issue

Local firefighters lead state in COVID-19 mitigation

Travis County ESD #6, Lake Travis Fire Rescue established the “LTFR COVID19 Task Force” to directly prepare for and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians. The local force is leading the way in Texas and mitigating the risk and spread of the virus. 

“LTFR has met with representatives from fire and EMS agencies on the front lines in Washington state, New Rochelle, N.Y., San Jose, Calif., and New York to ask them simply ‘What do you wish you would have done a month ago?” said Braden Frame, president of the Lake Travis Fire Fighters Association. “Their advice was clear. Limit risk, mitigate cross contamination, clean often, limit physical interactions, especially within the stations.”

Home sewer gives 200+ face masks away

Candyce Welch of Steiner Ranch has made about 200 face masks as of April 21 over the past three weeks or so after she researched and found the best pattern.

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April 26 2020 Issue

VHS grads home from college due to COVID

Rohan Gupta, with friends second from left, is a University of Texas senior studying psychology. He had a postgraduate offer that has been rescinded because of COVID-19.

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