CRANE COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – There is one confirmed case of Coronavirus in Crane County, according to a note from the County Judge, posted by the Crane County Sheriff’s Office Thursday.
Crane County Memorial Hospital has been in contact with the CDC, and the release states that the people involved have been ordered to stay home and not leave quarantine.
Additionally, the County has issued a declaration of disaster. This is the first confirmed case in West Texas.
Below is the full letter from Judge Roy Hodges:
Here is the letter from County Judge Roy Hodges:
To the Citizens of Crane County
As of March 19, 2020 Crane County has had one case of the COVID-19 virus confirmed.
The County Judge has been in contact with Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) – Rachel Sonne MD. They are investigating this case to try and confirm where this person was infected.
Crane Memorial Hospital has been in contact with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about this case. The people involved have been ordered to stay home and do not leave quarantine.
Crane County Judge Hodges has declared and signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to Public Health Emergency. This Declaration is in effect immediately. The Crane County Commissioners Court will meet next Tuesday March 24, 2020, at the regularly scheduled meeting to extend the Declaration until further notice.
Crane County Courthouse will be closed until March 24, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. for the Crane County Commissioners Court special meeting at 10 a.m. for the regular meeting of the Crane County Commissioners Court. As soon as the meeting has adjourned the Crane County Courthouse will be closed until March 30, 2020.
We realize this is an unusual situation for our small county, Crane County’s most important job is to keep our citizens as safe as possible. The information that is broadcast on the national and state news is real. Please do what you can to abide by the warnings that are being shared.
The Crane County Website will have updated information as it comes available as well as the contact information of all elected officials.
The Crane County Commissioners Court members want to reiterate to all citizens of Crane County that they are our Number One concern and our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.Crane County Judge Roy Hodges