COVID-19: Texarkana Area Update for Friday Afternoon, June 26
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 247 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 16 related deaths. Cass County has a total of 36 with 32 recoveries and 2 deaths.
Miller County has 101 total cases, 16 active positive cases, 1813 negative results, 83 recovered, 2 deaths. (Updated 6/26/20)
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Gender (Bowie County Cases)
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 29
- Recloses bars at noon today, June 26, except for drive-thru, pickup or delivery options
- Prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people unless approved by the mayor of a city or the county judge for an unincorporated area
- Closes 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
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 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