Like many undocumented workers, Gerardo Ruiz-Tenorio, a management information systems junior, said his parents have been laid off, lack insurance and are hesitant in seeking medical care due to fear of questions about citizenship status.
This week, over 1,000 COVID-19 contact tracers will be recruited across Texas, including 110 at Dell Medical School, as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen businesses throughout the state, city health officials said.
During his press conference, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will let the stay-at-home order in Texas expire April 30, allowing stores to open at limited capacity Monday. Abbott said all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls will be allowed to reopen in the first phase starting May 1 at 25% occupancy.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced executive orders to open retail stores for “retail to go” services, create a task force to reopen the Texas economy and increase the amount of surgeries allowed by hospitals at a press conference Friday.