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The El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office posted a help wanted ad asking for temporary morgue workers who would be paid $27.20 per hour and can lift between 100 and 400 pounds.The El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office posted a help wanted ad asking for temporary morgue workers who would be paid $27.20 per hour and can lift between 100 and 400 pounds.

COVID-19 Texas: El Paso posts grim ad for temporary morgue workers | Daily Mail Online

EL PASO (TEXAS TRIBUNE) — Throughout November, President Trump’s reelection campaign has aggressively solicited donations to support its widely debunked claims of a rigged presidential election. Here in Texas, the president’s team still owes the city of El Paso a 2-year-old debt of more than half a million dollars. In February 2019, Trump held a […]EL PASO (TEXAS TRIBUNE) — Throughout November, President Trump’s reelection campaign has aggressively solicited donations to support its widely debunked claims of a rigged presidential election. He…

As Trump campaign challenges election results, El Paso has a different question: Where is our money? | KTSM 9 News

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) — An infectious disease specialist in El Paso says a negative COVID-19 test does not mean it is safe to gather with loved ones. As the holidays approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people not to gather with people they do not live with. Dr. Armando Meza is the chief infectious disease specialist for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso. Meza said tests are not fully trustworthy.EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) — An infectious disease specialist in El Paso says a negative COVID-19 test does not mean it is safe to gather with loved ones. As the holidays approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people not to gather with people they do not live with. Dr. Armando Meza is the chief infectious disease specialist for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso. Meza said tests are not fully trustworthy.

Negative COVID-19 test doesn't mean you can gather, experts say | KFOX

Negative COVID-19 test doesn't mean you can gather, experts say

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — The CDC has issued new guidance on how to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely. They urge individuals to stay home, celebrate only with those inside the same household and postpone any travel plans. For those who plan to travel regardless, a local infectious disease expert is warning of potential risks.

‘The risk is going to be there’: El Paso infectious disease doctor issues warning about Thanksgiving travel - KVIA

The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with the number of dead as a result of COVID-19The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with the number of dead as a result of COVID-19

So many have died that the county is now posting job openings for morgue attendants.So many have died that the county is now posting job openings for morgue attendants.

Texas National Guard deployed to help El Paso with morgue overflow - CBS News

El Paso County in Texas published a grim ad late Thursday, calling for morgue attendants to carry out the task of dealing with its growing number of COVID-19...El Paso County in Texas published a grim ad late Thursday, calling for morgue attendants to carry out the task of dealing with its growing number of COVID-19...

'Not only is this assignment physically taxing, but it may be emotionally taxing,’ says ad for morgue attendants in Texas - MarketWatch

"Not only is this assignment physically taxing, but it may be emotionally taxing as well," the job announcement warns. The job is in El Paso County's morgues. The area, and its morgue, are... US News Summaries. | NewserEl Paso County has been using jail inmates to move bodies

Wanted: Morgue Workers

The request for morgue workers in El Paso comes as the county has resorted to using low-level offenders from the county jail to help transport the deceased.The request for morgue workers in El Paso comes as the county has resorted to using low-level offenders from the county jail to help transport the deceased.

El Paso officials are seeking applicants to work at the morgue as the city's COVID-19...El Paso officials are seeking applicants to work at the morgue as the city's COVID-19...

'Emotionally taxing': El Paso officials seeks morgue workers as COVID-19 death toll mounts

Troops with the Texas National Guard have been deployed to El Paso to help with the morgue crisis, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management. “After completing an assessment of the situation on the ground in El Paso County this week, the state has mobilized a team of 36 Texas National Guard personnel to provide mortuary affairs support beginning at 0900 tomorrow," said a spokesperson with TDEM. Troops with the Texas National Guard have been deployed to El Paso to help with the morgue crisis, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management. “After completing an assessment of the situation on the ground in El Paso County this week, the state has mobilized a team of 36 Texas National Guard personnel to provide mortuary affairs support beginning at 0900 tomorrow," said a spokesperson with TDEM.

Texas National Guard troops deployed to El Paso to help with morgue crisis | KFOX

Texas National Guard troops deployed to El Paso to help with morgue crisis

The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with the number of dead as a result of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Statewide, the Texas health department on Saturday reported a one-day high of 12,597 new virus cases, nearly 20,500 dead and […]The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with the number of dead as a result of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Statewid…

Texas National Guard sent to El Paso to help morgues overwhelmed with COVID-19 dead | KTLA

The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with the number of dead as a result of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Statewid…

Texas National Guard sent to El Paso to help morgues overwhelmed with COVID-19 dead | KTLA

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 8,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Friday for the first time since a deadly summer surge as doctors amplified pleas to keep Thanksgiving gatherings small.AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 8,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Friday for the first time since a deadly summer surge as doctors amplified pleas to keep Thanksgiving gatherings small.

More than 8,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients in Texas for 1st time since summer

"The Morgue Attendant will be provided maximum PPE, will be tasked with physically moving bodies, and will require the ability to lift between 100-400 lbs. with assistance," the job listing states."The Morgue Attendant will be provided maximum PPE, will be tasked with physically moving bodies, and will require the ability to lift between 100-400 lbs. with assistance," the job listing states.

El Paso Looks For Morgue Attendants As COVID-19 Deaths Climb : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The COVID-19 pandemic is raising more questions about what jobs prison inmates should do and how much the inmates should be paid.The COVID-19 pandemic is raising more questions about what jobs prison inmates should do and how much the inmates should be paid.

Texas sheriff recruiting prison inmates to help move bodies into mobile morgues amid pandemic

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) — El Paso County Judge, Ricardo Samaniego sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott Friday requesting more assistance and asked for approval to reimpose the curfew. In his letter, he mentions there are 243 bodies held at the morgue and mobile morgues. He thanked the state for sending assistance from the National Guard to help but said additional measures were needed. Samaniego asked the governor for approval to install a new curfew.EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) — El Paso County Judge, Ricardo Samaniego sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott Friday requesting more assistance and asked for approval to reimpose the curfew. In his letter, he mentions there are 243 bodies held at the morgue and mobile morgues. He thanked the state for sending assistance from the National Guard to help but said additional measures were needed. Samaniego asked the governor for approval to install a new curfew.

El Paso County Judge asks governor for approval to impose curfew, requests more aid | KFOX

El Paso County Judge asks governor for approval to impose curfew, requests more aid

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has surpassed 8,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time since a deadly summer surge, and doctors are amplifying pleas to keep Thanksgiving gatherings small. Texas reported more than 11,700 new cases Friday, once again approaching record highs. Gov. Greg Abbott has ruled out shutdowns and says cities and counties need

Texas tops 8,000 hospitalized virus patients; doctors urge 'very small' Thanksgiving gatherings - KVIA

Texas National Guard troops arrived Saturday in coronavirus-ravaged El Paso to help handle a backlog of dead bodies, according to a report.The county medical examiner's office had 247 bodies at its morgue and inside nine refrigerated trailers as of Thursday.

Texas National Guard in El Paso to help with COVID-19 bodies

El Paso is far from the only predominantly Hispanic area that has been ravaged by the virus. Hidalgo and Cameron counties, both along the state’s southern border, have seen death tolls that rival larger and more urban parts of the state.El Paso is far from the only predominantly Hispanic area that has been ravaged by the virus. Hidalgo and Cameron counties, both along the state’s southern border, have seen death tolls that rival lar…

In El Paso, an illustration of the COVID-19 pandemic’s stark inequalities | The Texas Tribune

The Texas National Guard was deployed to El Paso County morgue which has become overwhelmed by the county's spike in deaths among coronavirus patients. KFOX14 was the only station at the morgue when the troops arrived Saturday as a unit of 36 national guardsmen and women are now taking over fatality management at the morgue. A warning, the following video could potentially be disturbing. Soldiers were seen moving bodies out from one of the county's nine mobile morgues.The Texas National Guard was deployed to El Paso County morgue which has become overwhelmed by the county's spike in deaths among coronavirus patients. KFOX14 was the only station at the morgue when the troops arrived Saturday as a unit of 36 national guardsmen and women are now taking over fatality management at the morgue. A warning, the following video could potentially be disturbing. Soldiers were seen moving bodies out from one of the county's nine mobile morgues.

Texas National Guard troops arrive to El Paso County Saturday | KFOX

Texas National Guard troops arrive to El Paso County Saturday

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego sent a letter Friday to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott seeking approval to reimpose a curfew in El Paso as the surging number of Covid-19 deaths continues to overwhelm the county's morgue. Samaniego's request came as the state mobilized a team of 36 Texas National Guard

Judge seeks to reimpose El Paso curfew as Texas troops sent to morgue, 500 apply for morgue jobs - KVIA

The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 1,062 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths, related to the virus on Friday. The total number of virus related deaths since the pandemic began now sits at 845. Health officials said all 22 patients had underlying health conditions. 2 females in their 40s. 3 females in their 50s. 1 male in his 50s. 2 males in their 60s. 4 males in their 70s. 1 female in her 70s. 4 females in their 80s. 1 male in his 80s. 2 males in their 90s. 2 females in their 90s.The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 1,062 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths, related to the virus on Friday. The total number of virus related deaths since the pandemic began now sits at 845. Health officials said all 22 patients had underlying health conditions. 2 females in their 40s. 3 females in their 50s. 1 male in his 50s. 2 males in their 60s. 4 males in their 70s. 1 female in her 70s. 4 females in their 80s. 1 male in his 80s. 2 males in their 90s. 2 females in their 90s.

El Paso reports 1,062 COVID-19 cases, total virus death toll at 845 | KFOX

El Paso reports 1,062 COVID-19 cases, total virus death toll at 845

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The coronavirus death now stands at 845 in El Paso County. The Department of Public Health announced 22 new virus-related deaths Friday morning. The latest fatalities included: 2 women in their 40s3 women in their 50s1 man in his 50s2 men in their 60s4 men in their 70s1 woman in

El Paso sees 22 virus deaths, 1,062 new cases; active infections rise again to record level - KVIA

Inmates were being paid $2 per day to move bodies.Inmates were being paid $2 per day to move bodies.

National Guard to replace inmates at El Paso COVID morgues - New York Daily News

New recommendations were released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday advising people not to travel for Thanksgiving. Many people are debating whether to stay or to visit family for Thanksgiving. “It was a hard decision because we were going back and forth,” said Erika Alcala. Alcala and her fiancé Ismael Beltran are El Pasoans working in Austin. Erika is a social worker while Ismael is an engineer.New recommendations were released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday advising people not to travel for Thanksgiving. Many people are debating whether to stay or to visit family for Thanksgiving. “It was a hard decision because we were going back and forth,” said Erika Alcala. Alcala and her fiancé Ismael Beltran are El Pasoans working in Austin. Erika is a social worker while Ismael is an engineer.

Officials urge to not travel for Thanksgiving | KFOX

Officials urge to not travel for Thanksgiving

EL PASO, Texas — A 36-member Texas National Guard team arrived in El Paso on Saturday to assist the county morgue with the growing number of dead as a result of Covid-19. “The Texas Military will provide us with the critical personnel to carry out our fatality management plan and we are very grateful to

Texas National Guard troops arrive to help at El Paso's morgue amid virus death surge - KVIA

EL PASO, Texas -- The Texas Military Department is now standing down for "mortuary duty" and won't be replacing jail inmates who have been used to move bodies of Covid-19 victims at the El Paso County morgue, according to Texas state Rep. and Senator-elect Cesar Blanco. Blanco told ABC-7 Thursday evening that he was informed

Texas Guard 'stands down,' won't replace inmate workers at El Paso morgue; attendants to be hired - KVIA

Throughout November, President Trump’s reelection campaign has aggressively solicited donations to support its widely debunked claims of a rigged presidential election. Here in Texas, the president’s team still owes the city of El Paso a 2-year-old debt of more than half a million dollars. In February 2019, Trump held a campaign rally at the El Paso […]

The Trump campaign still owes this city a 2-year-old debt of more than half a million dollars – Raw Story

Inmates were being paid $2 per day to move bodies.

Texas National Guard sent to overwhelmed El Paso COVID morgues to replace inmate labor

EL PASO, Texas -- The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist...EL PASO, Texas -- The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist...

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