MON. AM: Complaints, but no citations; new testing sites to open


Harris County residents were complaining about businesses violating stay at home orders before Judge Line Hidalgo launched a website to do the same thing earlier this month.

Since March, there have been more than 9,182 'viable' complaint made to the Harris County Fire Marshall's Office. In fact more than 1,100 came in last week alone. So far, the office says they have not written any citations.

The Houston Health Department will open up four new COVID-19 testing sites in this week. In Fort Bend County, new sites include the parking lot of Mattress Mack's Gallery Furniture store in Richmond, which opened Friday.

The search for a vaccine continues. Dr, Peter Hotez with the Baylor College of Medicine told our TV partner Channel 2 they are not quite there yet.

"You're hearing about manufacturing by the fall. I think that's a possibility. I don't think we'll really have a vaccine ready to go until at the earliest next year. And even if it is next year that would be a world record," Hotez explained. You can watch the rest of that interview below.

Elsewhere:

  • The Pilgrim’s Pride meatpacking plant in Lufkin remains open despite having 50 of the 107 confirmed cases in Angelina County.
  • Following her release from jail, Texas salon owner Shelley Luther got a new client. Texas Senator Ted Cruz got a haircut on Friday.
  • Major League Baseball announced that less than 1% its employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19. M-L-B could send a proposal to open the season to the players union this week.
  • A group of rappers and NFL players from Houston showed their thanks to medical staff at Memorial Hermann by getting them lunch from Turkey Leg Hut yesterday
  • The Greater Houston area reported seven deaths yesterday for a total of 330.
  • The state of Texas reported 28 new deaths for a total of 1,084.

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