The same factors that have made Latino communities structurally vulnerable even before the pandemic have made them more susceptible during the pandemic.
If a student or employee gets sick because of the coronavirus, the fallout and blame could fall on the shoulders of our campus and UT System leaders.
Different professors had varying experiences with online classes prior to the campus shutdown, and each course provided different challenges in the transition.
With three of the five phases already implemented, upcoming phases will include the use of reserves and furloughs/layoffs to address the budgets of fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
Eight out of 10 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years or older, and the CDC recommends older adults stay home as much as possible.
Philip Baiden, social work assistant professor, said having proper support mechanisms such as someone to talk to during the pandemic can help one cope with the stress and trauma of COVID-19.
Isabel Muñoz is part of a team of 12 staff members at Clinicas Mi Doctor, a clinic which serves primarily Hispanic and Latin communities by testing for coronavirus.
While some students were able to return home before restrictions on travel from the US and other countries took hold, others were kept in the states and forced to adapt.
COVID-19 disrupted the lives of virtually everyone at UTA, along with the rest of the country. Here’s how our community has adapted to a changed world.
The archive is accepting both digital and physical materials such as diary entries, photographs and social media posts to document community experiences during the pandemic.
Instead of keeping seniors in limbo, the university can learn from how Arlington ISD is handling its spring 2020 graduation ceremonies.
Wednesday’s distribution from Texas Rangers Parking Lot R provided the masks to restaurant and business employees in preparation for upcoming reopenings.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced that hair salons may reopen Friday and gyms can reopen on May 18 with social distancing guidelines in place.
Trump has possessed little to no qualities of a suitable leader in a time of crisis and has shown a lack of basic competence in understanding the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tarrant County donated the masks, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at Texas Rangers Parking Lot R on Wednesday.
The reported cases bring the county’s total case count to 4,133 and total deaths to 111, and medical models show the next few days as the county’s peak with declines expected in mid-May.
Despite Abbott ending the state’s stay-at-home order and superseding local shelter-in-place orders, it’s imperative that we as residents do not perceive this as a win over COVID-19.
The UT System is working closely with Gov. Greg Abbott regarding the plan to reopen the institutions and will follow his leadership, UT System Chancellor James Milliken said.
Many nonessential businesses are reopening with restrictions, but leaving self-isolation so soon isn’t worth the risk.
The pandemic struck during the busiest season for tattoo artists, and since their service is deemed unessential, many are just trying to survive until they can reopen.
Fire Chief Don Crowson said from a Tarrant County perspective, the virus is still deadly to the elderly and is disproportionately affecting the African American and Hispanic populations.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the county has not seen a decline in deaths, new cases or hospitalizations in the last two weeks.
The newly-added COVID-19 drive-thru testing center in Arlington administered 133 free tests to Tarrant County residents on its first day of operations Friday.
Four friends meet in a parking lot of a church while practicing social distancing April 27 in Fort Worth. The mothers have met three times since social distancing began as a means to unwind without their children, Burleson resident Margie Johnston said. The four friends put their kids to bed…
Many students are financially insecure during the pandemic, and alleviating this stress could help them focus on studying or job hunting.
As part of phase one in a plan to reopen Texas, locations such as retail stores, restaurants, malls and movie theaters will be allowed to function at 25% capacity.
If we wish to reopen businesses to minimize the economic impact of the virus, we must inform the decision with more widespread testing.
Alongside over 100 Texas mayors, Mayor Jeff Williams sent a letter to the Texas Congressional Delegation requesting that they pass a fourth bill to help with the pandemic.
With many people stuck at home, students and hairstylists think now might be the perfect time to try dyeing your hair without fear of messing up your look.
The city hopes to implement the site by the end of the week, and it will be accessible to all of Tarrant County but will serve predominantly the east and south portions of the county.
The Shorthorn talks to Dr. Cynthia Simmons, Arlington EMS System medical director, and Emergency Management administrator Irish Hancock about the pandemic.
The extension is to keep residents safe and stabilize nonessential movement as the county eases restrictions on businesses, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.
Tarrant County Public Health advises the risk of anyone contracting COVID-19 from picking up food at Swift Elementary School is very low.
Social distancing is impacting people’s mental health in different ways, but there are steps we can take to combat these negative effects.
Input from medical professionals, businesses and community leaders will be used to ensure a safe way to reopen business in Texas without spurring the spread of COVID-19.
Tarrant County Public Health will administer testing from the site, and Fire Chief Don Crowson said more information on the location will be announced next week.
The plan — dubbed ‘Opening Up America Again’ — aims to reopen the nation state by state as hospital visits for Influenza-like illnesses and COVID-19 cases decrease.
The county itself will not enforce the requirement; however, businesses do have the option to refuse service to anyone without a face covering.
The new locations will provide 160 free tests a day, which patients will be able to register for via an online assessment tool.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County has been providing free meals for members of the community since around March 24. From 4 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, the Elm Street location serves around 100 to 180 people a day, said Haley Vanderveer, Boys & Girls Clubs academic succ…
The global number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths reached over 134,000 and the total number of reported cases exceeded 2 million, according to data retrieved Wednesday from Johns Hopkins University.
Allowable projects and purchases with this funding include equipment, supplies, training and addressing the medical needs of inmates in local jails and detention centers.
Tarrant County reported four additional deaths and Dallas County reported 10 additional deaths, the most in one day for the county.
Just like the essential workers keeping cities operational, UTA has its share of essential workers who put themselves and their health at risk for our university.
Investment bank Goldman Sachs, nonprofit LiftFund and other financial institutions are partnering as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
The state currently has 13,484 reported COVID-19 cases with 271 deaths, and the extended declaration is meant to ensure adequate public health resources and support capabilities.
For something as basic and crucial for living as food, not aiding one another if we have the opportunity stands against everything we are as a nation and community.
The sites will use the 15 minute Abbott Laboratories testing equipment, and each can potentially administer about 3,000 tests per day, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
The ages of the deceased ranged from 47 to 88, with two of the patients having underlying health conditions, according to the release.
Students will have until the new extended drop date of April 28 to decide if they want eligible courses to be graded on a pass or fail basis.
Don’t contribute to the rise of coronavirus cases or increase the pressure on the health care system just because you wanted to go out.
Two UTA mathematics faculty members and one graduate student explain how research using differential equations shows the effectiveness of social distancing.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins also announced that he would extend the county’s stay-at-home order to April 30.
The grants will be used to fight COVID-19 at various fronts, including providing funding for public testing, personal protective equipment and delivering meals.
The global number of confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 reached 53,000 and the total number of reported cases exceeded 1 million, according to data retrieved Thursday from Johns Hopkins University.
The Faculty Senate’s recommendation that pass/fail options should be made at the college level would favor some students over others and lead to confusion.
With every breaking news and COVID-19 update around the world, along with the economic impacts, the limitations of our health care systems and how our government is handling or mishandling the situation, some good old-fashioned escapism is in order. And maybe a good Old-Fashioned.
Issues regarding critical infrastructure, worship services and the sale of firearms during the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed during the teleconference.
The decision was made because of current projections of COVID-19 peaking into June, said Pranesh Aswath, senior vice provost for Academic Planning and Policy.
Community Voices columnist Kara Otuke says rugged individualism breeds selfishness, and politicians who follow this ideal may let down their constituents.
Every Tuesday at the Tri-C, around 10 people wearing masks and gloves sort canned food and cereal boxes into 100 bags to serve to the UTA community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Over 4,000 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Texas, and Dallas County reported its largest spike in cases in a single day.
How steep the curve for coronavirus cases gets depends on how well the executive orders on social distancing are followed, County Judge Clay Jenkins said.
Landlords oftentimes depend on the rent received to put food on their table, pay their mortgages and also pay the taxes for their property and the properties they rent.
The order also extends social distancing to remain in effect from April 2 to April 30, establishes guidelines for essential services and activities and extends school closures to May 4.
For students who don’t have access to the technology, the Learning Ally program, available through Canvas, can help students with a variety of disabilities access their classes.
Commission-regulated utility companies have suspended water disconnections, and an electricity relief program was created for those who qualify for unemployment.
By including provisional case numbers alongside confirmed cases, the county hopes to further public understanding of the virus’s spread.
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will allow engagement in outdoor activities through the use of hike and bike trail systems at local parks.
This comes after the original 15-day guidelines were set to expire Monday. These guidelines include avoiding social gatherings of more than 10 people and working from home among other things.
One of the executive orders restricts travel by road from any location in Louisiana, while the other stops the release of “dangerous felons,” from Texas jails during the disaster.
The new measures will include notifying all staff of any positive COVID-19 cases and requiring workers to wear masks and have their temperature taken on site.
President Donald Trump signed the act into effect Friday, but dependents are excluded according to the language of the bill.
Going back to work is not the solution. Instead, our local and state leaders have to find some way to provide housing relief for their residents as other states and cities have done.
UT System Chancellor James Milliken said the system intends for every student to persist in getting the credit for which they are registered.
Associate news editor Angelica Perez shares how leaving UTA made her realize just how important living on campus was to her university experience.
Information on the candidates will be available on the Student Governance website and social media, and students can vote online from April 13 to April 16.
Stay up to date on COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County with our tracker. Cases are separated by city, and the table will be updated as cases are reported.
There have been 1,147 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths reported in Texas, and six of those deaths come out of Dallas County.
Students don’t need to take any action to request a refund, but it may take up to 30 days to process. Refunds will automatically be issued to those who are eligible.
The postponement comes after Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order on March 18 allowing political subdivisions to move their elections to the next uniform date, Nov. 3.
It is OK for graduates to at once agree with the steps the university has taken to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and regret the resulting lack of a commencement.
With the sudden disruption of daily routines because of the coronavirus outbreak, many students are finding it difficult to maintain good sleep habits.
A link to the stream will be distributed by email and posted on social media for anyone to join the discussion.
City Council ordered restaurants to close dining halls and offer only take-out, delivery or drive-thru services Wednesday to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The executive order allows Alex Azar, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary, to designate essential health and medical supplies as scarce.
The committee gave itself a four-week deadline to determine whether the games will go on in 2020 or at a later date because of the coronavirus pandemic.
As the COVID-19 outbreak restricts everyone to staying at home, maintaining a respectful relationship with your roommates is more important than ever.
As the COVID-19 outbreak causes dramatic changes to the semester and our daily lives, UTA students had questions. We have answers.
With the state of the world casting people’s lives into disarray, canceling classes would show consideration for the well-being of teachers and students.
The escort service will operate seven days a week from 7 p.m. to midnight, and one shuttle bus will operate on the blue, black and orange routes from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Besides some standard university services, businesses such as Spectrum and U-Haul are also offering free services to university students during the coronavirus pandemic.
Abbott requested federal assistance such as Individual Assistance Crisis Counseling, Public Assistance Category B and Direct Federal Assistance for all 254 Texas counties.
Among the items approved is paid time off to county employees unable to work from home because of quarantine or needing to care for children while schools or daycares are closed.
The first order directs health care professionals to postpone nonessential surgeries and procedures while the second allows hospitals to treat more than one patient in a room.
The university could provide aid to students by considering a tuition and on-campus housing price reduction, payment freeze or outright cancellation.
Just as the cheer team's practices started to ramp up in intensity, the National Cheerleaders Association canceled its national championship due to COVID-19 concerns.
Prolonged social isolation can negatively affect one's mental health, but UTA students are using group chats to avoid feeling alone while social distancing.
With gyms being closed and social interactions limited, it's easy to fall into a rut of inactivity. But you can stay in shape without leaving the house with these tips.
Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, has directed that all federal student loan providers give borrowers the option to suspend their monthly loan payments without penalty beginning March 13.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) for help.
Tarrant County now has two recoveries and 42 positive COVID-19 cases, after Tarrant County Public Health reported 13 new positive cases Saturday.
The executive orders disallow gatherings of 10 people or more or going to restaurants and bars, transition all schools in Texas to online only, and prevent visits to nursing homes unless providing critical assistance.
Thursday began the first of four days UTA gave students to vacate their residence halls in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
In uncertain times, blood is among the commodities needed, yet outdated rules from the '80s prevent a portion of the population from contributing to this need.
Updates on virus testing criteria and hospital bed availability were also discussed during Wednesday’s press conference.
Our aim isn’t to promote hysteria or promote an agenda. Our job is to inform, whether the news is good or bad.
Community Voices columnist Jonathan Demarest describes how a single person can do their part to prevent spreading the coronavirus to those most vulnerable to it.
The college’s faculty will be using video communication to try to replicate the hands-on components of the curriculum and exercising flexibility in grading procedures.
General Motors Co. is suspending manufacturing operations in North America, which includes the Arlington Assembly Plant, until March 30 in response to COVID-19.
Provisions of the Texas Election Code were suspended Wednesday by the governor, allowing Texas local governments to postpone their elections until Nov. 3.
This is the first case of presumed local transmission in the county. The Tarrant County Commissioners Court’s declaration stated a public health emergency.
With the transition to online learning and the cancellation of on-campus events, here are the adjustments being made to best serve students in these departments.
The individual lived with other senior citizens vulnerable to the illness, and Tarrant County is currently investigating to determine who was in contact with the infected person.
With money being tight, Susan Merritt decided to go to a meal distribution site at Boles Junior High School with her children Tuesday.
Within the next 24 hours, the city of Fort Worth will require that all bars and restaurants provide take out and delivery services only and close their lobbies.
To combat food security during the outbreak, the pantry will hold distributions by appointment on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10 to 11:45 a.m. and 2 to 4:45 p.m.
Guard members who are healthcare workers and first responders are exempt from the measure, which aims to ensure that the guard can serve where they are needed.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins prohibits private and public gatherings in Dallas County starting 11:59 p.m. Monday in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
College Park District, the UTA Bookstore and select University Center locations will continue to operate with reduced hours. All other locations will be closed.
The guidelines recommend schooling from home and avoiding traveling, bars, restaurants, public food courts and gatherings with more than 10 people for the next 15 days.
This comes four days after the league announced that all regular season competitions and conference championships would be suspended.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed conferences, concerts, sporting events, weddings and other assemblies as events affected by the notice.
The team put up a record of 21-11 and 14-4 in league play, which saw them in contention for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the second year in a row.
The school district will provide children of ages 18 and younger with one packaged lunch meal and one light breakfast meal each weekday until the district reopens.
Workers in protective gear were seen on campus Saturday attempting to sanitize parts of the university before employees return on Monday.
The university is working closely with Tarrant County health officials and assisting in identifying anyone who may have had contact with the individual.
While students are encouraged to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, some campus services will still be available to students living on campus.
Students might want to use the extended break to get ahead on their assignments. Keeping yourself accountable and communicating with your professors is key.
When political science senior Sam Dennehy arrived in Spain on March 6, he noticed a few people wearing masks but didn’t think too much about it. He and his friends spent the first three days of the trip touring places like Barcelona and Tarragona.
The declaration activates the City of Arlington Emergency Management Plan, which is how the city prepares for, responds to and performs its emergency response functions during times of natural or man-made emergencies.
Six Flags Over Texas, Texas Live and the Arlington Museum of Art have temporarily closed operations, with Texas Live still operating its food, beverage and retail services.
The declaration of a national emergency will provide up to $50 billion for states and territories for emergency operations, Trump said.