Townsquare Media Victoria is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information from the Crossroads. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice external icon for the naming of new human infectious diseases. SEE THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND STORIES BELOW:
Citizens Medical Center Breaks Ground for ER Renovations
Citizen's Medical Center breaks ground for its new Emergency Room renovations expected to be completed fall of 2021.
The CDC Offers Tips for a Safe Halloween in the Crossroads
Will Halloween go on as usual, or will this holiday celebration be just as altered as the rest of the year has been?
Abbott Loosens Restrictions but Bars Remain Closed
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference today and spoke about loosening restrictions. Governor Abbott is allowing some businesses to increase their capacity. This announcement comes as the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have steadily declined in the state of Texas...
Victoria Regional Airport Invites Community to Fly
Victoria Regional Airport expands airline for Crossroads passengers which in turn could mean a million dollar grant for airport expansion and improvements.
40 VISD Students Quarantined Self Screening Encouraged
VISD Director of Communications offers information regarding efforts to maintain protocol as COVID cases were expected as school reopened.
8% of Students Tested Before Longhorns Game Tested Positive
The Longhorns were not messing around with coronavirus precautions. You had to get tested the day before to get tickets and some students came back with a positive test.
Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy to Give State of Victoria Address
The Victoria Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon featuring Victoria Mayor, Rawley McCoy to talk about the state of Victoria, business and Covid-19.
Looks Can Be Deceiving in Victoria's Crowded Parking Lots
Monday's EOM Meeting was to assure Victorian's that the crowded parking lots don't mean businesses aren't following the city's guidelines for COVID.
Ride For Change is Rescheduled for September 24th 2020
Join Frank Pain on his mission to provide scholarships to Crossroads minorities during the first annual Ride For Change through Texas.
Honda of Victoria is Giving 10 Laptops to Nominated Student
Honda of Victoria is giving away ten laptops to ten nominated students. Here are the details on how to nominate a deserving student for the win!