Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending
Jul03

Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending

Hopkins County saw a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last 8 days with 17 additional COVID-19 cases recorded since June 24, according to data compiled by Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS COO Brent Smith at 5:30 p.m. July 2 and posted around 11 p.m. July 2 on the Hopkins County Emergency Management Facebook page. Of the 67 confirmed cases, 15 were reported week, 8 on June 30 and 7 July 2, and one each of June 25 and 26....

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Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face  Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings
Jul02

Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings

Hopkins County Judge Has Filed For An Exemption To Opt Out Of Requirements Governor Greg Abbott July 2 issued another Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. Local authorities say Hopkins County meets the terms for the exemption. Governor Greg Abbott discusses GA-29 and the proclamation filed at...

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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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Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 8 New Positive Cases Reported June 30
Jun30

Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 8 New Positive Cases Reported June 30

Newsom: CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Still Has Room In COVID-19 Unit The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, reported they’d received notification of 8 new positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County. That makes a total of 59 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in MidMarch, including 41 Hopkins County residents who have recovered. That leaves 18 active cases of...

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Hopkins County 4th Of July Celebration Cancelled
Jun29

Hopkins County 4th Of July Celebration Cancelled

The Hopkins County 4th of July celebration planned to be held downtown Sulphur Springs this weekend has officially been cancelled. City and county officials meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday to discuss the impact Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28 will have locally, particularly the Hopkins County 4th of July celebration. Just before 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, city officials reported that Sulphur Springs Mayor Johns Sellers, after...

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Should Officials Continue With 4th Of July Celebration?
Jun28

Should Officials Continue With 4th Of July Celebration?

As Governor Abbott’s latest executive order effectively bans outdoor gatherings of 100 or more, the order also allows for local officials to make decisions on events planned for their communites. KSST News would like to know what you think of the event scheduled for Saturday July 4th, by voting in our poll. [poll id=”141″] No decision has been made yet regarding the 4th of July celebration scheduled to be hosted...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Report June 26: One New Positive Case, 11 Additional Recoveries
Jun26

Hopkins County COVID-19 Report June 26: One New Positive Case, 11 Additional Recoveries

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team on Friday evening, June 26 reported 1 new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County and several new recoveries. This makes a total of 52 positive cases since the pandemic began in MidMarch, and a total of 41 patients confirmed to have recovered from coronavirus. That leaves 11 active cases. Judge Robert Newsom reported the Governor’s order issued today placed responsibility...

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City, County Officials To Discuss Executive Order, 4th Of July Celebration Next Week
Jun26

City, County Officials To Discuss Executive Order, 4th Of July Celebration Next Week

No decision has been made yet regarding the 4th of July celebration scheduled to be hosted downtown on Independence Day. City and county officials are slated to meet together at the first part of next week to discuss the local impact of Executive Order GA-28, with decisions to be made afterward. Some groups and entities announced additional cancelations and postponement of events and activities Friday, following Governor...

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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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Some Upcoming City of Sulphur Springs Events Cancelled
Jun26

Some Upcoming City of Sulphur Springs Events Cancelled

In consideration of Executive Order GA-28 By the Governor of the State of Texas, the following City sponsored events have been cancelled: Downtown Movie Night, scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2020. Celebration Market, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020. Information regarding future City sponsored events will be forthcoming. The City of Sulphur Springs sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience!

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