Dallas City’s Covid woes don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Covid cases are still on the rise in the area according to a Dallas Morning News article published on November 24th. In it they say:
“Dallas County on Tuesday reported 1,716 more coronavirus cases, all of them considered new. Seven new COVID-19 deaths were also reported.
Tuesday’s report saw a return to the high numbers of new cases reported toward the end of last week, when the county reported more than 1,800 new cases for four consecutive days.”
And just not catching the virus isn’t enough, food and monetary security in the area seem to be on the decline according to another Dallas Morning News article published on November 20th. In it they say:
“Job growth has been lagging national rates, unemployment claims remain stubbornly high and thousands have dropped out of the labor force. As COVID-19 cases spike again in Texas — and Congress continues to whiff on a relief plan — there are signs of growing distress. Late payments are rising, many expect their incomes to fall, and food lines stretch for miles, including the 8,500 families who waited for food at Dallas’ Fair Park last weekend.”
Here’s hoping for more employment opportunities to pour into Dallas by early next year so people can begin to recover not just from the pandemic itself, but its effects.