Daily cases of Covid-19 are dipping, but still high in San Angelo as the Delta variant spreads. City officials say there were 80 new Covid cases reported on Thursday. Shannon Medical Center is treating 69 patients suffering from Covid-19 symptoms. 1,701 residents are suffering from active cases of Covid. The total positive Covid cases in the county stand at 23,541. To slow the spread of the delta variant, health experts are urging people to get fully vaccinated. Visit "vaccines.gov" to see all of the free vaccination locations in San Angelo. They urge the use of masks and to practice social distancing.
A Tom Green County Corrections Officer suffered injuries during an assault at the County Detention Center this (Thurs.) morning. the jailer was assaulted by an inmate within a multiple occupancy unit. The assault occurred as the officer escorted medical personnel distributing medications. Shortly after the assault, the offending inmate was identified as Brian Garcia. Garcia was relocated to a single-person cell following the assault. Garcia is currently incarcerated on charges including Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Burglary of a Habitation among other felonies. The correctional officer was transported to Shannon Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries. Officials say the cellblock where the incident occurred remains in lockdown status.
Residents gathered outside city hall this morning to celebrate the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage month with a musical and dance performance. Mayor Brenda Gunter read a proclamation and Dr. John Klingemann of ASU presented a historical briefing on the Hispanic Heritage Month and Diez y Seis celebrations. Festively dressed students from Fort Concho Elementary danced to traditional Hispanic Music. Several other events are scheduled to celebrate. The month-long celebration recognizes the valuable contributions made by citizens of Hispanic descent to all aspects of American life.
Angelo State University officials say they will resume face-to-face instruction as the primary instruction mode on Monday, September 20th. The decision was collectively agreed on by their leadership team, deans of the colleges and other senior officials due to the overall substantial decline in the rate of infections on the ASU campus. All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a wellness screening each day. They are strongly encouraging masks, as well as getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ASU has several on-campus vaccination clinics scheduled through next month exclusively for the campus community.
Angelo State University is planning fireworks at the conclusion of the Rams' football game on Saturday at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field. The game between the Rams and Midwestern State University will begin at 6 p.m. and end at about 9. Residents in the surrounding area may hear loud popping and blasts as the fireworks commence. More details about the football game are available at angelosports.com.