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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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USFDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Down To 6 Months of Age
Dec08

USFDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Down To 6 Months of Age

FDA NEWS RELEASE — December 8, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the updated (bivalent) Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to include use in children down to 6 months of age. “More children now have the opportunity to update their protection against COVID-19 with a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, and we encourage parents and caregivers of those eligible to...

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Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized As Booster For Younger Kids
Oct12

Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized As Booster For Younger Kids

US FDA News Release, Oct. 12, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent to authorize their use as a single booster dose in younger age groups. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for administration at least two months following completion of primary or booster vaccination...

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Slaton & Colleagues Ask Governor To Halt COVID Vaccines For Children Under 4 Years Of Age
Jul08

Slaton & Colleagues Ask Governor To Halt COVID Vaccines For Children Under 4 Years Of Age

Unanswered Questions About Vaccine’s Effect On Young Children Among Concerns Cited In Letter to Abbott Representatives Bryan Slaton (House District 2), Jeff Cason (HD 92) and Kyle Biedermann (HD 73), as well as House District 93 candidate Nate Schatzline, emailed a letter Friday, July 7, 2022, to  Governor Greg Abbott requesting he direct the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to halt distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to...

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Food Allergy Is Associated With Lower Risk Of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Jun03

Food Allergy Is Associated With Lower Risk Of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

News Release – Size Matters: NIH Study Finds High BMI And Obesity Raise Infection Risk, But Asthma Does Not A National Institutes of Health-funded study has found that people with food allergies are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them. In addition, while previous research identified obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, the new study has identified...

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Maxwell: Audit Showed Sulphur Springs Had Well Controlled, Healthy Financials In FY 2021
Mar23

Maxwell: Audit Showed Sulphur Springs Had Well Controlled, Healthy Financials In FY 2021

Backhoe Purchase Approved By City Council The City of Sulphur Springs’ annual audit showed the fund balance up and debt going down in 2021, city officials reported this week. A backhoe purchase was also approved by Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday. Sulphur Springs Municipal Building (City Hall) Backhoe Purchase At the regular March 1 meeting, Sulphur Springs City Council was asked to consider approving a purchase of a...

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13 Hopkins County COVID Deaths So Far In 2022, 166 Since March 2020
Feb11

13 Hopkins County COVID Deaths So Far In 2022, 166 Since March 2020

While many states and countries are lowering and, in some cases, even eliminating COVID-19 restrictions altogether, the virus has surged in other areas. After almost 2 full years, many have become weary of the extra precautions, whether required vaccinations, frequent testing, booster shots, masking, lockdowns, restricted gatherings or frequent sanitizing and extra cleansing with virus-killing substances. Health care and educational...

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City Manager’s Report – Feb. 1, 2022
Feb02

City Manager’s Report – Feb. 1, 2022

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the City Council during the regular monthly council meeting on Feb. 1, 2022. COVID-19 RESPONSE We really don’t know the number of active COVID cases in Hopkins County. The state has once again changed its system for tracking COVID, and staff has lost confidence in the state’s numbers. Our most reliable indicator is the number of covid patients in the hospital....

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New Vice President Elected, Candidate Filing For 2 Seats On Hospital District Board Opens
Jan27

New Vice President Elected, Candidate Filing For 2 Seats On Hospital District Board Opens

Bylaws, Tax Abatement Policy Being Reviewed; EMS Positions Available Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors elected a new vice president, reviewed bylaws and the district tax abatement policy, received an update on EMS operations and construction progress Tuesday evening. Board Positions Chris Brown HCHD Board member Chris Brown was elected by his fellow board members to serve as vice president. He replaces Dr. William...

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