Ask 2: When can I get my teeth cleaned, again?
As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: When can I get my teeth cleaned? Greg Abbott ordered dentists, as well as other health care professionals in Texas, to postpone all elective surgeries and non-emergency procedures until after 11:59 p.m. on April 21. On April 17, he modified the order and extended the postponement through 11:59 p.m. on May 8. Send it our way, and we will try to hunt down an answer.
Ask 2: Should taking ibuprofen be avoided during the coronavirus outbreak?
As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Answer: As of late March, the World Health Organization does not recommend those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to avoid taking ibuprofen. According to WHO, there is no evidence that the use of ibuprofen worsens symptoms of COVID-19. Q: Could #ibuprofen worsen disease for people with #COVID19? pic.twitter.com/n39DFt2amF — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 18, 2020Do you have a burning H-Town-related question?
Seeking Texas unemployment benefits? Here are 3 pressing questions answered by workforce expert
Like hundreds of thousands of other Texans, Williams has worked at British Airways for 30 years and was suddenly out of work. Malissa filed for unemployment benefits through the Texas Workforce Commission that same day. Williams and dozens of other KPRC 2 viewers had many concerns regarding the Texas unemployment benefits. 1VIEWER: What is the Texas Workforce Commission doing to help people get help through their phone lines and online? What can I do to speed up my unemployment payment?
Text 2: Doctor answers 10 of your KPRC2 texting line coronavirus questions
HOUSTON – Dr. Dennis Daniels, director of Prairie View A&M University Undergraduate Medical Academy, answers KPRC viewer questions about coronavirus. The contacts of the confirmed cases should contact the local/state public health officials along with their physician to share information regarding the nature of their exposure along with any signs and symptoms. The public health officials will provide guidance to the warehouse administration. The possibility that coronavirus may be transmitted through air conditioning and heating systems within apartment complexes can not be ruled out. The guidelines put forth by local/state public health authorities should be followed and take into account information regarding vulnerable populations.
Should kids wear masks? What about scheduled doctor visits? Kid coronavirus questions answered
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about doctor visits for your kids, so we asked Texas Children’s Hospital for answers. There are some things kids may need to see the doctor in person. "Injuries where we have to physically examine them to understand what is going on, whether it's lacerations or burns," said Dr. Spinner. "Children under the age of two should not be wearing those types of masks," said Dr. Spinner. Dr. Spinner believes it would be hard to make sure they keep their distance.
Answering your coronavirus questions: If you applied for unemployment in 2019 and got denied will it deny you in 2020?
April 30If a person did taxes in 2018 and not in 2019 and was claimed as dependent in 2019 will they get the stimulus check? April 23Will the Harris County face mask order apply to residents of other nearby counties if they travel into Harris County? April 14I heard checks are going out for the coronavirus stimulus, but I haven’t seen the money yet in my account. The Stay Home-Work Smart order issued by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo relates to travel and commerce within Harris County. Essential government functions for all local cities in Harris County are also protected, including public works, law enforcement and jail operations.
Here are answers to 111 of your most pressing coronavirus questions
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