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Texarkana Joint Operations Center Releases Information Regarding Face Coverings Order

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Texarkana, TX: The Join Operations Center for Bowie and Cass County Texas has issued information and links related to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order today regarding face coverings. Lisa Thompson, Public Information Officer for Texarkana, released the following summary of the information contained in the order:

The Executive order requires all Texans, effective tomorrow at 12:01 p.m. to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.  

Every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however, that this face-covering requirement does not apply to the following:1. any person younger than 10 years of age;2. any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering;3. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana – Bowie and Cass COVID-19 Update 7-1-2020

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 →

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Texarkana, Bowie, Cass COVID-19 Update 6-29-2020

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports 21 new cases from the weekend, for a total of 268 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 16 related deaths. Cass County has a total 44 cases with 36 recoveries and two deaths.  

Of Bowie County’s new cases, there is no concentration around one facility or business, but rather the cases are widespread and sources are varied. Please stay home when possible, and wear a face covering when leaving your home is necessary. Use social distancing at all times. 

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 6/29/20)Total Cases in Bowie County268Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-191220-294630-394940-494950-593360-693470-792880+ 17Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male 116Female   152              Deaths  16  

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% beginning Monday, June 29Recloses 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. Continue Reading →

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4th of July Celebrations Could Increase COVID-19 Cases

Across the country cases of COVID-19 are increases and state, county, and local officials continue to warn the community about large gatherings. On June 23, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson in his daily briefing warned aginst large gatherings for the Fourth of July weekend. Miller County Emergency Management followed up on the warning stating that the “number of COVID-19 cases has increased to a number unexpected by health officials. Miller County went on to state the following general warning:

Right now, the very best action you can take is to AVOID large public gatherings and keep a distance from others. Texas has already responded by closing bars and reducing the number of people allowed in restaurants as of June 26. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana, Bowie, Cass COVID-19 Update 6-25-2020

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 242 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 16 related deaths. Cass County has a total 36 cases with 32 recoveries, and two deaths. 

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 6/24/20)Total Cases in Bowie County242Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-191020-294030-394740-494450-593260-693070-792380+ 16Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male 105Female   137              Deaths  16  

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. The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana, Bowie, Cass COVID-19 Update 6-22-2020

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 232 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 15 related deaths. Cass County has a total 35 cases with 31 recoveries, and two deaths. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports 0 active positive case at the Barry B. Telford Unit. 

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County(as of 6/22/20)Total Cases in Bowie County232Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-191020-293730-394540-494350-593160-692870-792380+ 15Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male 101Female   131              Deaths  15  

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. The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Courthouse Closed for Rest of Week due to COVID-19

Miller County, AR: The Miller County Judges Office wishes to notify the public of two courthouse employees who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. While it is not uncommon for a COVID-19 exposure to occur within a public building where all employees are following protocols to guard against exposure and the County Judge is taking all necessary precautions to continually clean and disinfect all areas of the building, it only takes one person to expose others once they enter the courthouse. “The two cases are confined to the first floor where the majority of public interactions occur,” said Judge Cathy Harrison. After consulting with Emergency Management, County Physician, Dr. Stringfellow, Dr. Matt Young, as well as elected officials, it was determined the best course would be to close the courthouse for the remainder of this week.  The Judges Office needs appropriate time to arrange a deep cleaning and disinfection all areas of the courthouse. The cleaning is ongoing at this time. Continue Reading →

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COVID-19 Texarkana, Bowie, Cass Update 5-19-2020

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 228 positive COVID-19 cases, with 100 recoveries and 15 related deaths. Cass County has a total 35 cases with 31 recoveries, and two deaths. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports 0 active positive case at the Barry B. Telford Unit. 

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 6/19/20)Total Cases in Bowie County228Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-191020-293630-394440-494350-593160-692770-792280+ 15Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male  99Female  129              Deaths  15  

Another round of no-cost testing will be offered tomorrow in Bowie County. Two sites will be offered: Saturday, June 20th, a walk-in testing site will be set up at the Texarkana-Bowie Family Health Center from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No appointment is needed. 

On Saturday, June 20th, 2020 a drive-thru testing site will be set up in New Boston at #1 Trailhead Park Plaza at the pavilion. The test will be offered at no-cost, but an appointment will be required for this site. Register on Friday by calling 512-883-2400 or visit https://txcovidtest.org

The Business Survey to gauge Economic Impact is still ongoing. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana, Bowie, Cass COVID-19 Update 6-17-2020

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 214 positive COVID-19 cases, with 100 recoveries and 13 related deaths. Cass County has a total 35 cases with 31 recoveries, and two deaths. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reports 1 active positive case at the Barry B. Telford Unit. 

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County(as of 6/17/20)Total Cases in Bowie County214Ages (Bowie County Cases)0-19920-293130-394140-494350-592860-692270-792280+ 15Gender (Bowie County Cases)Male  94Female  120              Deaths  13  

Another round of no-cost testing will be offered this week in Bowie County. Two sites will be offered: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 18-20th, a walk-in testing site will be set up at the Texarkana-Bowie Family Health Center from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No appointment is needed. 

On Saturday, June 20th, 2020 a drive-thru testing site will be set up in New Boston at #1 Trailhead Park Plaza at the pavilion. The test will be offered at no-cost, but an appointment will be required for this site. Register on Friday by calling 512-883-2400 or visit https://txcovidtest.org

The Business Survey to gauge Economic Impact is still ongoing. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Has Increase in COVID-19 Cases

Miller County, Arkansas released this press release regarding an increase in COVID-19 cases in the county

Miller County, AR: Positive cases of COVID -19 have continued to rise throughout Arkansas. Miller County has also seen a rise in cases. On June 16, Miller County had a second death reported due to the virus. For approximately 15 days there were no increases in positive cases within Miller County. Currently, there are 16 active cases within Miller County. Continue Reading →

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