COVID-19 Update: CHRISTUS Officials Report Hospital, Clinic Are Open and Safe
Apr08

COVID-19 Update: CHRISTUS Officials Report Hospital, Clinic Are Open and Safe

Hospital Officials: COVID-19 Test Results Are Coming Back Quicker During a meeting with Hopkins County Emergency Management Team Wednesday, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs officials gave an COVID-19 update which included information on hospital preparedness, COVID-19 testing and wait times, and reporting. Hospital Preparedness CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs “It is a safe place to come and get...

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Hopkins COVID-19 Update: 4 Confirmed Cases, 1 Person Recovered, 65 Negative Tests, 20 Tests Pending
Apr06

Hopkins COVID-19 Update: 4 Confirmed Cases, 1 Person Recovered, 65 Negative Tests, 20 Tests Pending

Local healthcare providers reported one of the four people confirmed to have COVID-19 in Hopkins County has recovered from it, Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS reported in the April 6 Hopkins COVID-19 update. No additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Hopkins County since April 4, when Hopkins County Emergency Management Team reports the fourth confirmed case, but 24 additional test results have come back as...

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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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Commissioners To Consider Renewing Public Health Emergency Disaster Declaration
Apr05

Commissioners To Consider Renewing Public Health Emergency Disaster Declaration

http://www.hopkinscountytx.org/Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked Monday morning to consider renewing the public health emergency disaster declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopkins County Commissioner Court Disaster Declaration April 6 will be the second time the court is asked to approve a health disaster declaration due to COVID-19. On March 23, the court extended until April 3 the emergency disaster...

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A Local Crisis: Is Everyone Doing All They Can?
Apr04

A Local Crisis: Is Everyone Doing All They Can?

April 4, 2020 By: Chad Young According to the Texas Department of Health & Human Services, the number of positive tests of COVID-19 continue to increase in counties across Texas, and some counties close to Hopkins County are recording their first positive test results. Lamar county, was the first county closest to Hopkins county to report the first positive case over a week ago, and now that county has five confirmed positive...

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COVID-19 Update: 4th Positive Case Confirmed In Hopkins County
Apr04

COVID-19 Update: 4th Positive Case Confirmed In Hopkins County

Hopkins County Emergency Management officials have just reported a fourth positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Hopkins County. Very few details are known about the case, except that it is a Hopkins County resident who is in self-isolation. The Local Health Authority is expect to begin working to obtain as much information as possible to protect the community. This case, like the three previous cases, is believed to be...

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COVID-19 Update: 3 Positive Cases, 41 Negative, 32 Tests Pending For Hopkins County
Apr02

COVID-19 Update: 3 Positive Cases, 41 Negative, 32 Tests Pending For Hopkins County

Hopkins County Hospital District COO/EMS Director Brent Smith today reported that after 18 days, a total of 76 potential cases have met the criteria set by Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of State Health Services for COVID-19 testing. Of the 44 test results returned for Hopkins County as of Thursday afternoon, April 2, three have been confirmed as positive for novel coronavirus 2019, and 41 negative COVID-19 tests for...

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Channel 18:  COVID-19 Precautions in Spanish
Apr02

Channel 18: COVID-19 Precautions in Spanish

Please share this video with any of our Spanish-only or Spanish as a first language community. Video produced by Hopkins County...

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Texas A&M University-Commerce To Donate COVID-19 Testing Kits To Area Healthcare Facilities
Apr02

Texas A&M University-Commerce To Donate COVID-19 Testing Kits To Area Healthcare Facilities

COMMERCE, Texas β€” Texas A&M University-Commerce is set to donate 100 COVID-19 testing kits to several local healthcare providers. According to A&M-Commerce PresidentMark Rudin, β€œIn this time of crisis, we are all doing what we can to help each other in our community. Hopefully, this donation will combat the shortage of supplies in East Texas so more people can be tested forCOVID-19.” The viral testing kits will be rushed to...

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City Of Cumby Issues Boil Water Notice For Residents On Grove Road, FM 275S
Apr02

City Of Cumby Issues Boil Water Notice For Residents On Grove Road, FM 275S

The City of Cumby Thursday morning, April 2, issued another boil water notice. Cumby residents who live on Grove Road and FM 275 south are recommended to boil their water before consuming it. Cumby Alderman Julie Isham Morris posted the notice on the city’s Facebook page around 9 a.m. that “Water on Grove Rd and 275S will be shut off this morning to do repairs. The city will be issuing a boil water notice as soon as the...

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