(AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law. The Republican  Governor previously sought to ban state and local governments from enforcing a ban but had not stepped into rules businesses set for their workers. It was not immediately clear if the latest order would face a quick court challenge.

The Bowie County Regional Monoclonal Infusion Treatment Center received its allotment of Regeneron last week on Thursday, October 7. The site has been open and providing infusions on a limited basis since September 23, 2021. With the receipt of its allocation, the center had a little over 500 doses as of Friday morning for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients.

Physicians referring patients to the infusions center can make a referral in the online portal at www.stateoftexasinfusionhotline.com. The center is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is no cost for the infusion, and no insurance is needed.

The State of Texas Infusion Call Center remains available to clients and providers for all questions and follow-up regarding mobile infusions and scheduling. Please call 1-800-742-5990 for assistance.

Bowie County

New Cases: 0
Probable Cases: 0
Total All-Time Cases: 7484
Total Deaths: 307

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 36%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 62%

Cass County

New Cases: 0
Probable Cases: 0
Total All-Time Cases: 2640
Total Deaths: 133

Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 35%
County Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older: 56%

State of Texas

Age 12 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 62%
Age 65 and over % Fully Vaccinated: 80%

Miller County

Active Cases: 69
Total All-Time Cases: 6341
Total Deaths: 114

Partially Vaccinated: 4.1%
Fully Vaccinated: 14.0%

Little River County

Active Cases: 33
Total All-Time Cases: 1980
Total Deaths: 71

Partially Vaccinated: 5.3%
Fully Vaccinated: 30.2%

State of Arkansas

Partially Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 11.2%
Fully Vaccinated ages 12 and up: 53.2%

Vaccine Updates

Texarkana Vaccination Hub: Individuals may visit vaccinate.christushealth.org for updated information on vaccines.

Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccination Availability Map...
Click hereFor a quick reference, blue means it's in stock, red means out of stock. More from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Free COVID-19 testing is available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visit https://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647.

Texarkana Area Chart Updates: (Open the images in a new browser to see them larger)

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