Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for May 5

Houston Food Bank volunteer Rachel Hunt distributes milk at a mass distribution site sponsored by the food bank and the Houston Independent School District in the parking lot of NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

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Houston Food Bank volunteer Rachel Hunt distributes milk at a mass distribution site sponsored by the food bank and the Houston Independent School District in the parking lot of NRG Stadium in Houston on

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Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Houston Food Bank volunteer Rachel Hunt distributes milk at a mass distribution site sponsored by the food bank and the Houston Independent School District in the parking lot of NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

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Houston Food Bank volunteer Rachel Hunt distributes milk at a mass distribution site sponsored by the food bank and the Houston Independent School District in the parking lot of NRG Stadium in Houston on

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Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for May 5

Chron.com is following the latest headlines on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Houston area.

LATEST: 

4:05 pm – Texas gyms will be able to reopen as early as May 18, said Gov. Greg Abbott’s during a Tuesday press conference.

Requirements include 25 percent capacity inside the gym buildings and strict social distancing; showers and lockerrooms will remain closed; exercise equipment must be disinfected after each use; and all customers must wear gloves that cover their whole hands and fingers.

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If a person brings in outside equipment, like a yoga mat, it must be disinfected before and after it’s used. If there are outdoor facilities, social distancing measures must be promoted.

Everyone is advised to wear a face mask if possible.

Gyms are not required to reopen if the owner is not ready, Abbott said.

8:00 am – Houston ISD and the Houston Food Bank have several sites throughout the city for food distribution, including four locations Tuesday.

The locations are:

Highland Heights Elementary School at 865 Paul Quinn St. starting at 9 a.m.

Madison High School at 13719 White Heather Drive starting at 9 a.m.

Thomas Middle School at 5655 Selinsky Road starting at 11 a.m.

Revere Middle School at 10502 Briar Forest Drive starting at 3 p.m.

Shadydale Elementary School at 5905 Tidwell Road starting at 3 p.m.

Each site is expected to hand out 500 bags (the equivalent of eight tons of food) to families in need at each location.

Check back for updates as they come in. 


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