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Cumby City Council Did Not Adopt Proposed Ordinance Regarding Executive Order Violations
Apr15

Cumby City Council Did Not Adopt Proposed Ordinance Regarding Executive Order Violations

Cumby City Council Tuesday night after discussion opted not to adopt the proposed “Ordinance 2020-04-01 authorizing law enforcement officer to perform traffic stops for any violation of executive order(s) issued by the Governor of the State of Texas declaring a state of disaster,” such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The ordinance, as proposed, would have given city the police department the authority to enforce the rules and...

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Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Some Air Travelers
Mar27

Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Some Air Travelers

Anyone flying into Texas for a visit or return home from the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut area) or New Orleans should prepare for a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Thursday, March 26, issued an Executive Order mandating a 14-day self-quarantine for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey or...

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Jan. 9 COVID-19 Update: 5 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 4 Recoveries, 217 Active Cases
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Jan. 9 COVID-19 Update: 5 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 4 Recoveries, 217 Active Cases

Five additional COVID-19 fatalities, 9 new cases and four recoveries were reported for Hopkins County in the Texas Department of State Health Services Jan. 9 COVID-19 dashboard for Texas Case Counts. Case Counts and Fatalities A total of 1,217 molecular COVID-19 cases have been reported for Hopkins County since March, which means two additional Hopkins County residents received lab-confirmed molecular COVID-19 test results as of 2:15...

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Dec. 9 COVID-19 Update: 3 Fatalities, 13 New Cases, 32 Recoveries
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Dec. 9 COVID-19 Update: 3 Fatalities, 13 New Cases, 32 Recoveries

The Dec. 9 COVID-19 case counts offered good and bad news for Hopkins County: while 32 residents recovered and one less patients was in the COVID unit at the local hospital, 13 additional residents received positive COVID-19 results and Texas Department of State Health Services received confirmation of three additional COVID-19 deaths for Hopkins County. Dec. 9 COVID-19 Case Counts The 32 recoveries reported on Dec. 9 helped offset...

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Dec. 1 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 1 New Case, 90 Active Cases
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Dec. 1 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 1 New Case, 90 Active Cases

Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard showed 1 additional fatality and 1 new lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 case for Hopkins County, leaving 90 active coronavirus cases on Dec. 1. Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials in the Dec. 1 COVID-19 update reported the number COVID-19 tests conducted and patient count in the COVID unit at the hospital Tuesday. Local COVID-19 Case...

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Nov. 30 COVID-19 Update: 90 Active Cases, 25 in COVID Unit at CMFH-SS
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Nov. 30 COVID-19 Update: 90 Active Cases, 25 in COVID Unit at CMFH-SS

Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials in the Nov. 30 COVID-19 update reported 90 active COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County and 25 patients in the COVID Unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs. Texas Department of State Health Services also on Monday, Nov. 30 reported the COVID-19 percentage of hospital patients in Trauma Service Area F remained above 15 percent for the third consecutive day in a...

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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 Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas
May18

Governor Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas

Child Care Centers, Youth Clubs and Sports, Personal Services Businesses Allowed To Reopen Immediately Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a televised press conference Monday, March 18, outlined plans Phase 2 plans to reopen Texas following closured due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Abbott outlined plans for Phase 2 to reopen Texas during a press conference Monday, May 18. “Let me be clear, COVID-19 still exists in Texas. Our...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and closed lobbies measures in place, the regular April meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council will be conduced online, and can be viewed by the public online starting at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda is relatively short agenda, and includes for City Council consideration a curfew ordinance for minors, resolution to postpone the May 2 election and a step plan for Sulphur Springs Police Department....

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Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration
Apr06

Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday agreed to extend the Hopkins County health emergency disaster declaration due to COVID-19 through the end of the month, with one additional item added to the declaration, Monday morning. Hopkins County Commissioners Court at the April 6 special court meeting Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom April 1 enacted an emergency order with terms to fit the Executive Order issued March 31 by Governor...

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