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What we know about the 16,221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

2 East Texas school districts report COVID-19 cases

As schools prepare to reopen, whether physically, virtually, or a combination of the two, concerns arise about the appearance of COVID-19 within the staffs and student bodies.

  Nurses working in UT Health East Texas COVID-19 ICU: “We’re still here”

“People are sicker, the numbers are going up. If you’re not personally affected, others are,” said Noralea Page, a nurse working inside the unit.

  Next Normal: Musicians discuss entertaining during COVID-19 pandemic

KLTV's Jamey Boyum sat down with singer Neal McCoy.

Child hot car deaths down amid COVID-19, but new risk posed to stay-at-home kids

More children dying of heatstroke have gotten into vehicles on their own instead of being left there by an adult.

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The City of Tyler and Smith County are subject to the governor’s guidelines. Most businesses are allowed to open with 25 percent capacity.

  How parents can prepare their students for changes at school

Parents can help their students transition into wearing masks all day and potential anxiety about the school year with simple practices at home.

Where to find COVID-19 mobile testing in East Texas

Testing for COVID-19 is being offered at several locations across East Texas in the next few days.

  WATCH: Dr. Ed breaks down different types of tests, false results, and who should be tested

Dr. Ed spoke about the possibility of false test results and how testing plays an important role in determining herd immunity.

Career grants awarded to multiple East Texas school districts

Huntington ISD, Newton ISD and Palestine ISD have received the grants.

  WATCH: Dr. Ed breaks down different types of tests and who should be tested

Many questions from viewers were answered regarding kids starting back to school.

  ETN: American Cancer Society's Jeff Fehlis talks about HPV vaccine

American Cancer Society spokesman Jeff Fehlis spoke with East Texas Now host Kayla Lyons about the importance of HPV vaccinations.

  WEBXTRA: Longview ISD served 240,000 meals since March

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with the district's director of nutrition.

A look at state hospital data for Tyler, Longview and surrounding counties

A daily snapshot of the hospitalization situation for East Texas during the pandemic.

East Texas housing authorities to receive $750K from 2nd round of grants

Several East Texas cities and counties were awarded a total of $709,972 in another round of federal grants to help public housing authorities recover from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today.

‘Shame on all of you’: Obituary for man who died of COVID-19 complications blames Trump, people who won’t wear masks

David Nagy, 79, of Jefferson, Texas,died a needless death, his family pointed out in his obituary.

  Next Normal: Longview music store sees increase in business during COVID-19 pandemic

Many businesses have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a few have thrived.

  Henderson ISD’s first day back a success, says assistant superintendent

Henderson ISD's first day back was a success according to administrators.

Gov. Abbott to hold roundtable with medical experts on upcoming flu season

The Governor will be joined by state legislators, medical experts, and state agency leaders.

  ETN: Superintendents 12-230 - VOD - clipped version

  COVID-19 antibody screening could lead to life-saving plasma donations

Treatment with convalescent plasma is reserved for COVID-19 patients who are critically ill.

  FDA warns consumers against using certain potentially dangerous hand sanitizers

The government says certain hand sanitizer products have the potential to make you sick.

  SWEPCO offers more payment options for customers financially impacted by COVID-19

New payment options are available for business and residential customers.

  RV restoration business booms amid COVID-19 pandemic

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with Ethan Langley owner of American RV Restoration.

  Henderson students are heading back to school two weeks early

Henderson ISD is ready to get students back in classes

WalletHub study ranks Texas 2020’s 9th worst state for health care

WalletHub compared all 50 states along with the District of Columbia.

  COVID-19 antibody screening available in Kilgore

The mobile center will be staffed by professionals from CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System and Kilgore Fire Department, with assistance from students at the Kilgore College School of Nursing.

  East Texas town run from quarantine with assistance from sheriff’s office

An East Texas city hall and it's police department are closed down, after an outbreak of Covid-19 among employees. It started with one person becoming ill at Lone Star city hall last week, and lead to the entire police force being quarantined at home.

WATCH: Dr. Ed answers questions about mask usage and hydroxychloroquine treatment

Dr. Ed addressed the possibility of children spreading the coronavirus at home and school and also where to find reliable data regarding COVID-19.

  COVID-19 pandemic complicates how high school marching bands prep for UIL contest

Several schools have already decided to cancel sending bands and drill teams to away games. They can’t begin their competitive marching drills until a certain point.