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Financial Help For Funeral Expenses For COVID-19-Related Deaths Available In April
Mar24

Financial Help For Funeral Expenses For COVID-19-Related Deaths Available In April

In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 fordeaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by thepandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistanceprogram nationwide. Eligibility To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states: The...

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March 13 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 8 New Cases, 7 Recoveries, 148 Active Cases
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March 13 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 8 New Cases, 7 Recoveries, 148 Active Cases

COVID-19 numbers in Hopkins County are coming down overall as the number of residents receiving COVID-19 vaccinations increases, with more recoveries this month than new cases so far. Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 fatalities continues to rise in Hopkins County too, according to Texas Department of State Health Services’ March 13 COVID-19 dashboards and reports. Case Counts The new confirmed cases reported so far this...

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Texas A&M System COVID-19 Protocols For Rest Of Semester
Mar08

Texas A&M System COVID-19 Protocols For Rest Of Semester

The Texas A&M System COVID-19 COVID-19 protocols will remain in place for the final 6-8 weeks of the spring 2021 semester at all Texas A&M System institutions, according to John Sharp, Chancellor for the The Texas A&M University System. Sharp cited the “amazing job” the Texas A&M System institutions have done over the last year in response to the pandemic and protecting the health of our faculty, staff and...

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TEA Releases Updated Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 Operational Restrictions – Including Use Of Masks At Schools
Mar03

TEA Releases Updated Guidelines Regarding COVID-19 Operational Restrictions – Including Use Of Masks At Schools

Before students and school district personnel get too excited about Executive Order GA-34 issued Tuesday which lifts the mask mandate and operational restrictions in Texas starting March 10, they will want to note that GA-34 provides TEA with the legal authority to publish requirements for the operation of public school systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. TEA Wednesday afternoon, March 3, updated the “School Year 2020-2021...

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Feb. 23 COVID-19 Update: 100th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed For Hopkins County
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Feb. 23 COVID-19 Update: 100th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed For Hopkins County

Hopkins County reached a new milestone Tuesday, the 100th COVID-19 fatality confirmed on Feb. 23, a day in which only two new probable cases and one recovery were reported. That’s 100 Hopkins County residents whose cause of death during the 11 months of the pandemic has been listed as COVID-19 or novel coronavirus 2019, according to Texas Department of State Health Services Feb. 23 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard. While that...

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Feb. 10 COVID-19 Update: 16 Additional Cases, 21 Recoveries
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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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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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Feb. 6 COVID-19 Update: 23 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases, 6 Recoveries
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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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Feb. 5 COVID-19 Update: 3 Fatalities, 18 New Cases, 10 Recoveries, 35 Vaccine Doses Administered
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Feb. 5 COVID-19 Update: 3 Fatalities, 18 New Cases, 10 Recoveries, 35 Vaccine Doses Administered

The Texas Department of State Health Services Feb. 5 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard showed three additional confirmed COIVD-19 fatalities and 18 new cases on Friday. On the other hand, 10 people had recovered Friday, COVID-19 hospitalizations remained low, 36 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to people in Hopkins County on Thursday and 200 additional doses have been allocated to two Hopkins County providers...

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Feb. 3 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 28 New Cases, 16 Recoveries, 174 Active Cases
Feb03

Feb. 3 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 28 New Cases, 16 Recoveries, 174 Active Cases

While the COVID-19 hospitalizations remain low across the state this week, Hopkins County is experiencing a spike in new COVID-19 cases, increasing the overall active case count to rise from 130 on Sunday to 174 on Wednesday, according to the Department of State Health Services Feb. 3 COVID-19 dashboards. Case Counts On Wednesday, a total of 28 new COVID-19 cases were reported, increasing the total so far this week to 63. Over the...

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