Happy Monday, people of Austin! Let us all catch you up to start today on an enlightened note.
First, today’s weather forecast:
A Severe Afternoon Storm; humid. High: 88 Low: 66.
Here are today’s top stories in Austin:
- Allandale Clinic, a new village medical clinic at Walgreen’s, located at 2525 W. Anderson Lane, held its groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, April 5. During the event, tours were arranged and a barbecue from LB’s Catering Food Truck was available in the parking lot. The new medical facility “offers comprehensive primary care services with experienced physicians,” including “chronic care, specialty care, same-day appointments, virtual visits, diagnostic tests, and other services.” “. For more information, visit www.villagemedical.com. (Press Release Office)
- Four local teachers were chosen as finalists for the Austin ISD Teacher ISD Teacher of the Year (TOY) award on Thursday, April 7. Two of them are primary teachers at Perez and Ortega Elementary Schools, and the other two are secondary teachers at Clifton Career Development School and Lively Middle School. Of these four finalists, two of them will be chosen “Austin ISD’s Elementary and Secondary TOY”, and these two will “compete for Texas TOY”. On Thursday, May 12, the winners will be announced at their “Annual Salute to the District’s Outstanding Educators Celebration” to be held at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, located at 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. For details on the finalists and for more information, please visit: (Press Release Office)
- A partnership with Curative and Truepill was recently announced which will allow “patients who test positive for COVID-19” to have “easy access to telehealth and next day antiviral treatment options” at Curative testing sites. . Patients will be able to take “COVID-19 molecular or antigen tests” at curative testing sites, with results delivered directly to them. “If they test positive, they can take advantage of Truepill’s convenient COVID-19 virtual care platform to quickly and easily access antiviral treatment options.” Those “who test positive within five days of the onset of mild to moderate symptoms will have access to on-demand telehealth consultations with licensed healthcare professionals in the United States.” If they are eligible, “an antiviral prescription will be shipped directly to their door or sent to their local pharmacy.” To make an appointment, go to curative.com. For more information, visit truepill.com and see: (Press Release Desk)
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