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Coronavirus Case Reported At North Hopkins ISD
Sep05

Coronavirus Case Reported At North Hopkins ISD

All 7 School District In Hopkins County Have Now Reported COVID-19 Cases Since School Started The first coronavirus case has been reported at North Hopkins ISD. Until Saturday, the district was the only one in Hopkins County that had not had any confirmed COVID-19 cases. Several other school have reported additional COVID-19 cases this week as well. District and local health officials work together as soon as they are notified to...

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Wildcats AD Greg Owens Ponders Possible Fall Football, UIL & Coronavirus
Jun29

Wildcats AD Greg Owens Ponders Possible Fall Football, UIL & Coronavirus

Speaking Friday, Wildcats Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Owens gave KSST his current take on possible fall football, UIL and Coronavirus. SSHS Wildcats Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Greg Owens He said he is still seeking guidance and direction from the UIL. He noted the current spike in new COVID-19 cases in Texas and added Texas Governor Greg Abbott is pulling some things back as a result. Coach Owens said we...

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CTE Programs May Donate Unused PPE, Med Supplies To Help Coronavirus Response
Apr15

CTE Programs May Donate Unused PPE, Med Supplies To Help Coronavirus Response

NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced career and technical education or CTE programs can donate or loan personal protective equipment and other medical supplies purchased with federal funds to public health agencies, private nonprofit hospitals, and other licensed health providers to support the nationwide coronavirus response effort. This new flexibility guidance comes in response to a desire...

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COVID-19 Update: Second Confirmed Coronavirus Case Reported In Hopkins County
Mar29

COVID-19 Update: Second Confirmed Coronavirus Case Reported In Hopkins County

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team reports a second positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Hopkins County by Texas Department of State Health Services. A second positive COVID-19 case was confirmed in Hopkins County Sunday morning. Th HCEMT was notified Sunday morning by DSHS, but received very few details regarding the case. It should be assumed at this point that the diseases was community spread not travel...

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2 Wildcat Powerlifters Sit And Wait, Hoping For State Meet After UIL Coronavirus Suspension Is Lifted
Mar25

2 Wildcat Powerlifters Sit And Wait, Hoping For State Meet After UIL Coronavirus Suspension Is Lifted

In the second in a series, the sports topic today is Wildcats Powerlifting. Originally the Boys State Powerlifting Meet was scheduled for this Saturday, March 28 at Abilene. When the meet was postponed by the UIL due to the threat of coronavirus, two Wildcats powerlifters were impacted. Powerlifters George Greenway, Jesse Carrillo and Ryan Carrillo (Courtesy SSISD) Jesse Carrillo, in the 148 pound weight class, and George Greenway,...

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Hopkins County Emergency Management Update: Still No Positive Coronavirus Cases
Mar19

Hopkins County Emergency Management Update: Still No Positive Coronavirus Cases

March 19th, 2020 In a scheduled teleconference this morning, the Hopkins County Emergency Management team updated KSST News on conditions of the newly mandated crowd limits and COVID-19 concerns. As of 11:15am, NO new positive test results have been returned on local citizens. The team reiterated the need for social distancing and the restrictions on social gatherings to no more than ten people. Judge Newsom shared that his experience...

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Hopkins County Issues Emergency Declaration For Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Mar18

Hopkins County Issues Emergency Declaration For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18th, 2020 Robert Newsom, Hopkins County Judge, issues an emergency declaration for the citizens of Hopkins County. This Declaration issues a State Of Disaster for the county. This will last for seven days unless extended, as it will be evaluated by county commissioners as soon as Monday, March 23rd. Events in Hopkins County will now be limited to have no more than 10 people in a social gathering. This undoubtedly will affect a...

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Court System To Begin Taking Precautions To Prevent Potential Spread Of Coronavirus
Mar13

Court System To Begin Taking Precautions To Prevent Potential Spread Of Coronavirus

Eighth Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt Friday sent out a notice to those involved in the court system in Hopkins County notifying them measures are being implemented, at the recommendation of the Office of Court Administration, as a precautions due to the spread of coronavirus across the state, country and globe. 8th Judicial District Court, Hopkins County Courthouse All non-essential proceedings are being rescheduled as...

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Local Preparations, Cancellations, Restrictions  Related to coronavirus
Mar13

Local Preparations, Cancellations, Restrictions Related to coronavirus

Local emergency management officials are slated to meet Friday afternoon to discuss what, if any, preparedness actions Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County will be taking related to coronavirus. Texas Department of State Health Services image for Coronavirus reporting “Multiple agencies in Hopkins County are meeting this afternoon to discuss COVID-19 this afternoon. We have had nothing in the county that I am aware of. This is to...

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UPDATED: Results Negative for Baylor Student Tested for Coronavirus
Jan27

UPDATED: Results Negative for Baylor Student Tested for Coronavirus

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2020) – Baylor University is pleased to share that the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District (WMCPHD) announced today that test results were negative for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for the Baylor student whose samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week. “This is very good news, and we are deeply grateful to our local and University health care providers and officials and the...

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