Of the five Red River Valley counties, three have reported cases. Choctaw County in Oklahoma reported a 2nd case. Fannin County’s case count has remained at 2. Regionally, Hunt County reported 4 more cases, bringing the county’s tally to 12.
Delta County Emergency Coordinating Services is seeking personal protective equipment donations now before the county records its first confirmed case of Covid-19.
Hoping to combat a blood shortage, the United Way of Lamar County, the American Red Cross and the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host an appointment-only drive later this month.
“We’ve said stay home, stay home, stay home. That’s really the biggest message I would give,” said Dr. Lawrence Quinn Robinson, emergency department medical director at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.
Gov. Greg Abbott said during a Friday news conference he was confident that Texas has enough hospital bed capacity to respond to Covid-19 as it continues to spread across the state.
On Tuesday, The Paris News will begin a three-day-a-week publishing schedule with a larger focus on digital news coverage and features, company leaders said.
The Paris News earned four first place awards, including Journalist and Photographer of the Year, four second place awards and two third place awards for work done in 2019.
As throughout the nation, Lamar County teachers are turning to modern technology as schools are closed while the country faces the greatest challenge in a century — Covid-19.
The medical community has assured the nation that staying home will help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but being confined at home can mean unintended consequences for victims of domestic abuse and child abuse.
“I think everyone has to have their guard up more so during a disaster,” Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said. “There are crooks who will take advantage of misinformation and or conflicting information. At this point, there are no travel restrictions for our city.”
The Paris-Lamar County Health District on Thursday reported two more positive Covid-19 cases, and officials said the number of people in quarantine at the request of the district had risen to 191.
“The Covid-19 support line has had almost 400 calls from Texans in 64 counties since March 31,” Texas Health and Human Services press officer Elliott Sprehe said. “On 90% of the calls, Texans are speaking with someone within 30 seconds."
In Lamar County, there is only one runoff election set — between Alan Skidmore and Rick Ruthart over the position of County Commissioner for Precinct 1, currently held by Lawrence Malone.
Last week, 275,597 Texans applied — a 1,604% increase over the 16,176 Texans who filed in the week ending March 14.
Taking long, deep breaths actually stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, the flight or fight response, said Jamey Raper, who teaches a class sometimes at Paris Yoga Project.
Paris residents are being asked to cover their nose and mouth when visiting public buildings, and the retailers that have remained open are encouraged to limit the number of shoppers at any one time during the coronavirus pandemic.
As Paris's mayor correlated the number of quarantined people by the health district to the number of possible local Covid-19 cases, district officials said it's asking symptomatic people to self-quarantine out of caution because they currently cannot test.
In a stunning reversal, the Fannin County Commissioners' Court this afternoon abandoned a shelter in place declaration based on Gov. Greg Abbott’s stronger executive order issued Tuesday and on widespread public opinion.
The Lamar County Homelessness Coalition’s summit, originally planned for mid-April, is the latest event to be put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Not only do organizers of events lose out on the money they would have raised, but local companies lose out on potential sales. That hits local government in the pocketbook as well because fewer sales means less in sales tax collections.
The Texas Department of State Health Services office in Tyler is temporarily not accepting Paris-Lamar County Health District specimens for Covid-19 testing because the state office lacks a reagent, local officials said.