Briefing Minutes 12.4 and 12.7


Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

1. US 13,822,249confirmed cases 196,227 new cases in 24 hours 272,525 deaths 2,762 new deaths in 24 hours

TX 1,282,311 confirmed cases 13,857 new cases in 24 hours 22,000 deaths 244 new deaths in 24 hours

Travis county 39,037 confirmed cases 471 deaths

-AUSTIN, Texas — There is much disappointment to hear that Austin Mayor Steve Adler has confirmed to the KVUE Defenders that, after hosting his daughter’s wedding, he vacationed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last month with a group of people. Both happened in early November, just as top health officials began urging families not to gather with others outside their households and the mayor himself asked people to stay home if they could in order to slow the number of coronavirus cases.

-Bars will close and nonessential businesses must reduce capacity after Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitalizations on Thursday met a critical state threshold.

The rollbacks are built into Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order related to business operations, which requires that COVID-19 hospitalizations do not exceed 15% of capacity for seven consecutive days in a trauma service region. After the seven days, bars have to close once again and businesses return to 50% capacity.

The 19-county North Texas region includes Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Parker and Collin counties. Tarrant County is in the middle of its worst bout with the virus as it reported 1,894 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the second-largest single-day case total. The single-day high was 2,112 on Nov. 18.

2.Updates on any action items:

-Food Pantry has 3 bags so if anyone wants to donate.

3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?

- Our wonderful librarian David York is retiring the end of this month. We’ll plan a virtual farewell for later this month. He has been with AOMA over 15 years and is credited with developing one of the best TCM libraries in the country.

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

December 4

National Cookie Day

National Dice Day

National Sock Day

Faux Fur Friday – First Friday in December

National Bartender Day – First Friday in December


1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

US 14,462,527 confirmed cases 206,992 new cases 280,135 deaths 2,310 new deaths in 24 hours

TX 1,295,323confirmed cases 8,436 new cases in 24 hours 22594 deaths 92 new deaths in 24 hours Travis county 39,925confirmed cases 475 deaths

-AISD open again today

UT Football says three student-athletes and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The five individuals tested negative on Friday, traveled with the team to Kansas State for Saturday's game and then tested positive on Sunday. The team and staff have been sent home for the day today and all team activities have been paused. Tests will be done again on Monday and Tuesday, at which time "a determination and plan for potential return to activities will be made," officials said.

- From the Texas Tribune -As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches dangerous new levels nationwide, the White House Coronavirus Task Force acknowledged this week that state and local policies in Texas and around the country could be underplaying the severity of the virus and urged public health officials to take their case directly to the public. “If state and local policies do not reflect the seriousness of the current situation, all public health officials must alert the state population directly,” said Sunday's task force report, which was sent to all states. The report also recommended that people over age 65 or those who are at an increased risk of contracting the virus should have groceries and other necessities delivered and avoid any indoor public spaces where people are unmasked.

-In the news this morning California is considering a full lock down for the state as cases surge and hospitals are becoming overwhelmed, in particular, ICUs.

2.Updates on any action items:

Currently our pantry has 5 bags of groceries to share.

3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?

Not this morning

4. Good news, positive experiences in the last 24 hours

-Today should be a beautiful day, sunny and high in low 70’s

December 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Illinois Day

National Cotton Candy Day

Letter writing day

International Civil aviation day

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