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A few minutes ago, I was notified by the Department of State Health Services that a Shelby County resident has been confirmed positive for COVID-19.  The Department of State Health Services is in the process of doing their follow-up investigation of close contacts of the patient.


I urge everyone to stay the course and continue doing what we have been doing for the last couple of weeks; Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer often, practice social distancing, clean and disinfect surfaces that you use regularly.  


I feel we should remain vigilant, take this crisis seriously, and follow the previous guidelines that have been provided. 


For your convenience there is a COVID-19 Nacogdoches County Call Center where you may call if you are experiencing these symptoms:

-          Fever

-          Cough

-          Shortness of breath

For screening and triage only; individuals who meet the testing criteria will be sent to a mobile testing site.

The number is 936-468-4787

If you are experiencing these symptoms please do not report to an ER or physician’s office.


I want to thank the media for helping get information out to the public.  I want to thank Nacogdoches County this testing resource. 


Be kind, Be smart, Stay safe, Be well!!

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