TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 286 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 17 deaths. Cass County has a total of 47 cases with 38 recoveries and two deaths.
The Bowie County/Texarkana, Texas Joint Operations Center is still conducting contact tracing on positive cases, so if you test positive for COVID-19, or are a healthcare provider that conducts COVID testing, please notify the Local Health Authority at (903) 255-5560.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 7/1/20)Total Cases in Bowie County286Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-191420-295130-395140-495050-593560-693870-792980+ 18Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male 126Female 160 Deaths 17
Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he has rolled back a portion of the Open Texas plan, citing “recent substantial increases” in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations. His order:
Reduces dine-in restaurant capacities back to 50%Recloses bars, except for drive-thru, pickup or delivery optionsProhibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people unless approved by the mayor of a city or the county judge for an unincorporated areaCloses rafting and tubing services, including the rental of rafts or tubes
The executive order can be found here: https://lrl.texas.gov/scanned/govdocs/Greg%20Abbott/2020/GA-28.pdf?fbclid=IwAR304l1JQANgcRH1hFxsy4uZdOXP4Yzd4pr3bUOfnekzWbhJSIfudC3xERE
The Business Survey to gauge Economic Impact is still ongoing. All businesses in Bowie County are invited to submit a survey, to report positive or negative impacts to their business. The survey can be accessed at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHFOIw9o16XOhE2_Ul4iKlW0K775q7zsWmjctRpovfhTWDzw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Residents in Bowie and Cass County are urged to continue following Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders and following CDC guidelines for social distancing, handwashing, and sanitizing. Continue Reading →