COVID-19: Texarkana Area Update for Monday Afternoon, May 11
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 107 positive COVID-19 cases, with 68 recoveries and 11 related deaths. Cass County has a total of 21 with 16 recovered. Miller County has 36 total cases, 357 negative results, 33 recovered, 1 death. Updated Monday afternoon, May 11.
|Total Positive Cases in Bowie County||107|
|Bowie County Patients Hospitalized locally||3|
|Bowie County Patients Isolated at Home/Quarantine||25|
|Bowie County Patients Recovered||68|
|COVID-19 Deaths in Bowie County||11|
|Total Positive Cases in Cass County||21|
|Cass County Patients Recovered||16|
|Other COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized locally (non-Bowie County residents)||3|
5/11/20 at 3:00 PM
TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 107 positive COVID-19 cases, with 68 recoveries and 11 related deaths. Cass County has a total of 21 with 16 recovered.
The Business Survey to gauge Economic Impact is ongoing. All businesses in Bowie County are invited to submit a survey, to report positive or negative impacts to their business. The deadline is May 12, 2020 and 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.
Governor Abbott announced last week effective May 18th gyms and exercise facilities will be able to reopen with 25% capacity. Initial restrictions will include showers and locker rooms remaining closed, requirements for customers to wear gloves covering their whole hand, and the disinfection of all equipment after each use.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 5/11/20)
Total Cases in Bowie County 107
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Distancing will be required as well, and any equipment brought in (such as a yoga mat), must be disinfected before and after use.
He addressed the reopening of non-essential manufacturing and other offices on Monday, May 18 to the greater of the following: five employees, or 25% of their workforce, provided that social distancing can be maintained.
Guidelines are still being worked out for bars, and the governor has requested that owners reach out to his office to provide feedback.
Weddings, funerals, memorials and burials may now take place with the same regulations as religious services for seating arrangements, with receptions following the regulations of restaurants.
Gov. Abbott also reaffirmed that while outdoor seating areas at restaurants do not have the same 25% capacity restrictions as indoor spaces, other regulations such as spacing between tables still apply.