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Delays, Cancellations, Closings Schedule Changes Feb. 11-12 Due To Weather
Feb11

Delays, Cancellations, Closings Schedule Changes Feb. 11-12 Due To Weather

With the weather still frigid and conditions in places still slick with ice schools and organizations have begun reporting delayed starts, cancellations and closings. At present, Yantis ISD is planning to hold school Friday with a normal start time, but will be out early checking road conditions as a precaution. Officials have asked those who are able to remain home until conditions improve. Below are organizations and schools that...

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Feb. 10 COVID-19 Update: 16 Additional Cases, 21 Recoveries
Feb10

Feb. 10 COVID-19 Update: 16 Additional Cases, 21 Recoveries

Texas Department of State Health Services’ Feb. 10 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard showed 16 additional COVID-19 cases and 21 additional recoveries for Hopkins County. The Vaccine Data dashboard also showed the county has had 356 fewer cases than were reported on Tuesday. While DSHS added four confirmed COVID-19 cases to the overall case count, one of the cases was reported to be an older case just reported to DSHS by a lab. So...

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SSISD To Offer Telemedicine Services For Students
Feb10

SSISD To Offer Telemedicine Services For Students

Sulphur Springs Independent School District will soon be offering telemedicine services for students. District trustees this week gave approval to the proposal to utilize Hazel Health telemedicine services at no cost to the district and, at least initially, no out-of- pocket cost to students. SSISD logo SSISD Assistant Superintendent Kristin Monk explained that Hazel Health is currently working with funding sources to cover copays and...

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Hopkins County, Several Cities To Benefit From Opioid Lawsuit Settlement
Feb10

Hopkins County, Several Cities To Benefit From Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

Hopkins County and several local cities will benefit from an opioid lawsuit settlement reached and funneled down through the State of Texas and Texas Political Subdivisions Opioid Abatement Fund Council. The funds are to be applied to help with expenses related to programs used to help reduce or do away with opioid abuse in Hopkins County, according to Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom. The funding is part of a $573 million...

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Feb. 9 COVID-19 Update: 14 Additional Cases, 9 Recoveries, 19 Vaccine Doses Administered
Feb09

Feb. 9 COVID-19 Update: 14 Additional Cases, 9 Recoveries, 19 Vaccine Doses Administered

Texas Department of State Health Services’ Feb. 9 COVID-19 dashboards showed a total of 14 additional COVID-19 cases, nine COVID-19 recoveries and 19 additional doses of the vaccine administered. COVID-19 hospitalizations were up slightly in Trauma Service Area F. Case Counts A total of 14 additional COVID-19 cases were reported for Hopkins County, but not all were new cases. Five were older cases that labs have just reported to...

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Slaton Urging DSHS To Fast-Track CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs As Vaccine Hub, Increase Allocations To HD2
Feb09

Slaton Urging DSHS To Fast-Track CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs As Vaccine Hub, Increase Allocations To HD2

Representative Bryan Slaton is urging Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to fast-track CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs as a COVID-19 vaccine hub and to increase allocations of the vaccine to House District 2. Rep. Bryan Slaton “As you know, the vaccine allocation process has been frustrating for everyone, especially rural Texans. Representative Slaton and his staff have been in active contact with...

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ATCOG Hotline Designated To Help Elderly 1B Residents Who Don’t Have Computers, Internet Schedule Appointment, Get On COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List
Feb09

ATCOG Hotline Designated To Help Elderly 1B Residents Who Don’t Have Computers, Internet Schedule Appointment, Get On COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List

Hopkins County Emergency Management officials report they have been working with state officials almost daily but have had no success finding out why Hopkins County providers have not received more first-doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but report a hotline has been designated to help 1B residents who don’t have computers and internet access get on a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list or help schedule appointments when vaccines are...

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Feb. 8 COVID-19 Update: 13 New Cases, 9 Recoveries, 81 Vaccine Doses Administered
Feb08

Feb. 8 COVID-19 Update: 13 New Cases, 9 Recoveries, 81 Vaccine Doses Administered

While no new COVID-19 cases nor recoveries were reported in Hopkins County on Sunday, 13 new cases and nine recoveries were reported on Monday, according to Texas Department of State Health Services Feb. 8 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard. Another 81 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were also administered and COVID-19 hospitalizations remained low over the weekend. COVID-19 Case Counts Three Hopkins County residents Monday received...

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Distributed At Some CHRISTUS Locations By Appointment For Patients Who Meet  Phase1B Criteria
Feb08

COVID-19 Vaccinations Distributed At Some CHRISTUS Locations By Appointment For Patients Who Meet Phase1B Criteria

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs, Texas, February 8, 2021 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. In honor of American Heart Month – the month of February – we encourage you to check on your heart! For a...

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Feb. 6 COVID-19 Update: 23 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases, 6 Recoveries
Feb06

Feb. 6 COVID-19 Update: 23 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases, 6 Recoveries

COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to decline across the state on Friday, including Trauma Service Area F, and six additional COVID-19 recoveries were reported for Hopkins County, in DSHS Feb. 6 COVID-19 dashboards. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 23 new novel coronavirus 2019 cases were also reported on Saturday for Hopkins County on Saturday. Case Counts Five Hopkins County residents had received positive lab-confirmed molecular...

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