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Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

Coronavirus continues to run rampant across Texas, with six consecutive days of more than 5,000 new cases reported Sunday.  A total of 148,723 Texans have been diagnosed and 2,393 have died so far of complications from COVID-19.

Two men look on at protestors in San Antonio on May 30.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

In times of civil unrest or social upheaval, protests seek to raise awareness for a message or cause in solidarity with others. Crowds of people seeking to alter the status quo march in close proximity, often chanting, shouting and singing -- none of which are conducive to mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

Shelter-in-place orders and distancing guidelines have kept COVID-19 case numbers at a manageable level so far, but the threat of community transmission is still very real.

Families are scrambling to find child care amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the lack of viable options is hitting low-income Texans and essential workers hardest.