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CMFH-SS COVID-19 Response Includes Entry Screenings, Virtual Medicine, Chatbot
Mar31

CMFH-SS COVID-19 Response Includes Entry Screenings, Virtual Medicine, Chatbot

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Celebrates Doctor’s Day, Welcomes New Wound Care Associate, Prepares For Blood Drive A CMFH-SS News Release — CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. Happy National Doctor’s Day, a day celebrated to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. CMFH-SS appreciates you...

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City Of Sulphur Springs Establishes Small Business Assistance Program In Response To COVID-19
Jul07

City Of Sulphur Springs Establishes Small Business Assistance Program In Response To COVID-19

Applications Available Online And Will Be Accepted Beginning At 8 a.m. July 8 Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night authorized the establishment of a small business assistance program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying small Sulphur Springs businesses can download the application starting Tuesday evening from the COVID-19 Business Resources menu on the City of Sulphur Springs’ website to seek up to $2,500 in...

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Volunteers Needed For Texas CARES, COVID-19 Serological Testing, Survey Program
Oct19

Volunteers Needed For Texas CARES, COVID-19 Serological Testing, Survey Program

Texas CARES Could Help Determine How Many Have COVID-19 Antibodies, Potentially Some Degree of Immune Protection Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are partnering with Texas Department of State Health Services to launch the Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey, Texas CARES, in an effort to help public health professionals and scientists better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Texas and...

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A Call To Action: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief, Need Your Support
Sep09

A Call To Action: Local Farms Need COVID-19 Relief, Need Your Support

In a phone call received from Stacy Finley, Director of Winnsboro Parks and Recreation, KSST was informed of a Call to Action in support of a bill going from the House of Representatives to the US Senate within the near future. The bill, currently HR 8096, was introduced in an effort to help small and mid-scale farms, black, indigenous and persons of color producers, farmers markets and local food businesses to cope with the economic...

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SSISD COVID-19 Mitigation, Back to School Plans Now Available
Aug12

SSISD COVID-19 Mitigation, Back to School Plans Now Available

Monday evening August 10th, 2020, Sulphur Springs ISD Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams Monday updated trustees on the SSISD COVID-19 mitigation plan. The plan is updated as new guidelines and requirements are announced at the state and national level. SSISD logo The plan outlines prevention, response and mitigation. Staff will self screen and parents are to screen their children daily for COVID-19 symptom or potential COVID-19...

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City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19
Jul16

City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Only 31 Applications Received So Far For City’s Small Business Assistance Program Applications were still available Thursday for eligible Sulphur Springs businesses interested in applying for the City of Sulphur Springs’ small business assistance grant program. The city proposed the planned program, which gained approval, at last Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting to provide a small amount of assistance to...

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July 2, 2020 Update: 15 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases This Week, 26 Active Cases
Jul02

July 2, 2020 Update: 15 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases This Week, 26 Active Cases

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 2, reported they’d been notified of 7 more new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours. That’s following a report of 8 new cases earlier this week. The county said they received 6 reports yesterday and 1 additional report today, for a total of 15 new Hopkins County COVID-19 cases this week. That brings the totals at this time to 67 cases...

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Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case
Jun26

Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued another executive order in response to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state. The order places limits on some businesses, such as bars, and services such as water and outdoor activities. Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order limiting some businesses and services in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the state this week. “As I said from the start, if the...

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The Role Of The Local Health Authority During COVID-19 Pandemic
Jun19

The Role Of The Local Health Authority During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, local emergency management officials have referred to the local Local Health Authority in relation of positive patients. While many know that the LHA is involved during the COVID-19 pandemic, not everyone knows or understands the LHA’s role. The Local Health Authority is appointed by the county government to provide support services in the absence of a county health department. Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV...

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SSFD Begins New Role In COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
May16

SSFD Begins New Role In COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Sulphur Springs Fire Department begins a new role in COVID-19 prevention efforts today. SSFD and Hopkins County EMS officials are partnering to help ensure the health safety of nursing home patients and staff by conducting testing and infection control inspections at facilities in Sulphur Springs. SSFD, like other fire departments across the state, was notified earlier this week through Texas Commission on Fire Protection that they...

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