Bowie County Adds 4 More Deaths – COVID-19 Texarkana Area Update for Friday Afternoon, July 3
Bowie County has added 4 more deaths in the last 24 hours, 3 of which were Bowie County residents. That's 6 deaths in two days due to COVID-19.
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 301 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 22 related deaths.
Cass County has a total of 51 cases with 42 recoveries and 2 deaths.
Miller County has 126 total cases, 25 active positive cases, 2054 negative results, 99 recovered, 2 deaths. (Updated 7/3/20)
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Governor Greg Abbott announced yesterday afternoon that he was issuing a new Executive Order: GA-29.
The Executive order requires all Texans 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.
The executive order can be found here: https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-29-use-of-face-coverings-during-COVID-19-IMAGE-07-02-2020.pdf
Cass County Judge Becky Wilbanks has decided to opt-out of the Governor’s order based on the number of active cases in Cass County at this time.
“If our active case number reaches the 20 mark, we will then automatically be under the Governor’s Order,” she said. “The choice to opt-out of the Governor’s Order does not, however, free us to opt-out of using common sense. We must be self-responsible to do what is good and what is right. Please continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC.”
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