Texas officials expect stay-at-home orders resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the oil bust to result in nearly 1 million job losses. Meanwhile, those already unemployed say they’re struggling with the unemployment system.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Texas retailers hard, with Dallas-based Nieman Marcus Group filing May 7 for bankruptcy protection. Several others may not be far behind.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state agencies to conduct coronavirus tests for nursing home residents and staff.
Shale drillers in the Permian Basin are resuming operations at sites closed in response to the COVID-19 driven oil price collapse.
The federal government plans to recall about 1,000 COVID-19 tests a day from two Dallas sites. Officials are contesting the move.