September 24, 2005
Hospital-based health care personnel who evacuated from Galveston, Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Chambers and Montgomery counties are being asked to return to work.
State health officials stressed that the request applies only to hospital-based physicians, pharmacists, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff and does not apply to the public at large.
Other evacuees who left these and other Southeast Texas areas ahead of Hurricane Rita are asked not to return until further notice.
( News media: for more information contact Doug McBride, DSHS Press Officer, or Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-532-4971.)