Victoria officials hold a daily news conference to talk about the latest developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Q: Who would be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Q: How do I know if my facial covering is effective?
Q: What are the potential long-term effects of having virus?
Q: Why doesn’t Victoria County release the demographics of COVID-19 patients?
Q: Where can I get a free COVID-19 test in Victoria?
Q: Is it safe to get together with family on Father’s Day?
Q: Is it safe for children to participate in summer camps this year?
Q: Do local health officials expect the number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria County to conti…
Q: What is herd immunity and could it work with COVID-19?
Q: How worried should I be about my cat catching COVID-19?
Q: Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe?
Q: Does warmer weather keep COVID-19 from spreading?
Q: Is the latest influx of cases in the region due to an increase in testing?
Q: What does the mortality rate mean? Why does this percentage keep changing for COVID-19?
Q: What should I do if my pet gets sick and I think it’s COVID-19?
Q: Can I get COVID-19 from the water in a public pool?
Q: When will Victoria County courts-at-law resume?
Q: Do cancer patients and survivors face a more severe risk from COVID-19?
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Q: When will the local Department of Public Safety office reopen?
Q: Are you more likely to catch the new coronavirus from a person or surface?
Q: Do I have the right to take sick leave without losing my job?
Q: How can I continue to shop safely and reduce the risk of spreading or becoming infected w…
Q: What are the updated guidelines for personal gatherings, inside and outside?
Q: While school’s out, can my child hang out with their friends?
Q: Are people with high blood pressure at higher risk from COVID-19?
Q: Should I adjust my ventilation system in the workplace?
Q: Can the coronavirus spread through drinking water?
Q: Can home remedies such as garlic, red pepper, saline, hot baths or alcohol protect a pers…
Q: What is a business required to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
Q: What should I do to be safe if I am going back to work in an office?
Q: Should I get together with my family for Mother’s Day?
Q: Is contact lens disinfecting solution effective against COVID-19?
Q: What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
Q: How thoroughly do closed businesses have to be cleaned before they are reopened?
Q: Should I continue to have physical contact with my significant other who does not live with me?
Q: How do I keep employees who interact with customers safe?
Q: Am I allowed to have friends over under the new county orders?
Q: Do employees who work with the public need to wear masks?
Q: Should trade workers (plumbers, electricians, HVAC specialists) still go to work?
Q: Can I go to a local park under the stay-at-home orders?
Q: Should I wear gloves in public to help protect myself from COVID-19?
Q: How do I know if I have allergies or COVID-19?
Q: How can I best clean my home to protect against COVID-19?
Q: When can we expect to reach the peak in our curve in Victoria County?
Q: Do I need to wear a mask if I go outside for a walk?
Q: Can I exercise outside under the stay-at-home order?
Q: Could Victoria experience a second wave of COVID-19?
Q: What is the status of day care centers under Victoria’s stay-at-home order?
Q: Can anti-malaria pills be used to treat COVID-19? Do we have enough pills in Victoria?
Q: Am I required to wear a mask in Victoria County?
Q: A co-worker in my office is coughing constantly. What steps can employees take to make su…
Q: Why can’t area officials pinpoint how many people have been tested in the county?
Q: How can I help support local students and the community at-large during this time of need?
Q: Should I cancel or postpone my nonemergency doctor appointments?
Q: How many people have been tested for coronavirus in Victoria County?
Q: Is it safe to donate blood during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Q: Will an order limiting gatherings be issued in Victoria? Will such an order be issued for…
Q: How exactly does COVID-19 spread? Should I close my doors and windows?
Q: What testing for COVID-19 is available in Victoria? If none, how does that work?