COVID-19 closures and updates

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PERMIAN BASIN, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – As COVID-19 sweeps across the US, with new cases being confirmed daily, we are compiling a list of closures and updates as they become available.

According to the Texas Health and Human Services, there are more than 7,276 cases of Coronavirus in the state. 140 have died as a result of Coronavirus thus far, according to state officials.

The following is a list of counties that have confirmed cases of COVID – 19 and the number of cases being reported in each county. However, some of the numbers have been confirmed by Big 2/Fox 24 and have not yet been confirmed by DSHS.

People tested in Texas: 55,764

Confirmed cases statewide:

  • Anderson County – 1
  • Andrews County – 8
  • Angelina County – 14
  • Aransas County – 1
  • Atascosa County – 3
  • Austin County – 5
  • Bastrop County – 11
  • Bell County – 58
  • Bexar County – 410 – 5 confirmed deaths
  • Blanco County – 1
  • Bowie County – 14
  • Brazoria County – 144
  • Brazos County – 94 – 2 confirmed deaths
  • Brown County – 6
  • Burleson County – 2
  • Burnet County – 4
  • Colorado County – 2
  • Caldwell County – 4
  • Camp County – 1
  • Cass County – 3
  • Cameron County – 87
  • Castro County – 10
  • Calhoun County – 12
  • Chambers County – 11
  • Cherokee County – 5
  • Clay County – 1
  • Collin County – 287 – 1 confirmed death
  • Comal County – 21
  • Comanche County – 1
  • Coryell County – 8
  • Crane County – 2
  • Crosby County – 1
  • Dallam County – 1
  • Dallas County – 1,112 – 10 confirmed death
  • Dawson County – 3
  • Deaf Smith County – 7
  • Denton County – 304 – 2 confirmed deaths
  • DeWitt County – 7
  • Donley County – 7
  • Eastland County – 3
  • Ector County – 30
  • El Paso County – 115
  • Ellis County – 29
  • Erath County – 7
  • Falls County – 1
  • Fannin County – 2
  • Fayette County – 9
  • Fort Bend County – 280 – 1 confirmed death
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Gaines County – 1
  • Galveston County – 240
  • Gillespie County – 3
  • Goliad County – 3
  • Gonzales County – 1
  • Gray County – 9
  • Grayson County -13
  • Gregg County – 10
  • Grimes County – 3
  • Guadalupe County – 28
  • Hardin County – 15
  • Hale County – 7
  • Hansford County – 1
  • Hardin County – 26
  • Harris County – 1,395
  • Harrison County – 8
  • Hays County – 54
  • Hemphill County – 1
  • Henderson County – 1
  • Hill – County – 5
  • Hidalgo County – 99
  • Hockley County – 10
  • Hood County – 9
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Hunt County – 1
  • Hutchinson County – 2
  • Jackson County – 3
  • Jasper County – 2
  • Jefferson County – 59
  • Jim Wells County – 2
  • Johnson County – 21
  • Karnes County – 2
  • Kaufman County – 9
  • Kendall County – 9
  • Kerr County – 2
  • Kleberg County – 2
  • Lamar County – 6
  • Lamb County -1
  • Lampassas County – 2
  • Lavaca County – 2
  • Lee County – 2
  • Leon County – 2
  • Liberty County – 6
  • Limestone County – 3
  • Live Oak County – 3
  • Llano County – 2
  • Lynn County -3
  • Lubbock County – 154 – 1 confirmed death
  • Matagorda County – 29 – 1 confirmed death
  • Maverick County – 5
  • McLennan County – 53
  • Medina County – 4
  • Martin County – 2
  • Mason County – 1
  • Matagorda County -37
  • Midland County – 27 – 1 confirmed death
  • Milam County – 3
  • Montague County – 1
  • Montgomery County – 149
  • Morris County – 1
  • Moore County – 6
  • Nacogdoches County – 18
  • Navarro County – 4
  • Newton County – 1
  • Nueces County – 53
  • Oldham County – 2 – 1 confirmed death
  • Orange County – 22
  • Palo Pinto County – 1
  • Panola County – 4
  • Parker County – 6
  • Pecos COunty – 1
  • Polk County – 8
  • Potter County – 40 – 1 confirmed death
  • Randall County – 36
  • Reeves County -1
  • Robertson County – 2
  • Rockwall County – 10
  • Rusk County – 11
  • San Augustine County – 4
  • San Patricio County – 2
  • San Jacinto County – 1
  • Shelby County – 11
  • Smith County – 57 – 1 confirmed death
  • Starr County – 7
  • Swisher County – 1
  • Tarrant County –418 – 1 confirmed death
  • Taylor County – 31
  • Terry County – 4
  • Titus County – 1
  • Tom Green County – 21
  • Travis County – 484
  • Trinity County – 2
  • Tyler County – 1
  • Upshur County – 3
  • Uvalde County – 5
  • Val Verde County – 5
  • Van Zandt County – 4
  • Victoria County – 35
  • Walker County – 10
  • Waller County – 9
  • Washington County – 17
  • Webb County – 106
  • Wharton County – 12
  • Wichita County – 47
  • Willacy County – 5
  • Williamson County – 77
  • Wilson County – 6
  • Wise County – 3
  • Wood County – 3
  • Young County – 3
  • Zapata County – 1

A number of counties, school districts and cities have decided, due to the growing chance of spreading the illness, to cancel or modify their operations.

As updates become available, we will be sure to update this story. I fyou have a closure to report, contact us at 432-563-2222 or email us at News@kmid.tv

Shelter-In-Place Orders in the Permian Basin


Disaster Declarations in the Permian Basin

Disaster declarations issued Wednesday:

  • City of Midland
  • City of Odessa
  • Brewster County
  • Andrews County
  • City of Andrews
  • City of Big Spring
  • Reagan County
  • City of Marfa
  • Crane County
  • City of Big Spring
  • Upton County
  • City of Presidio
  • City of Fort Stockton

Tips to prevent the spread of COVID – 19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You can find more information on the virus and tips to stay safe here. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Update on Resources for West Texans

Closures are current, as of March 15

Andrews County

  • Andrews ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Permian Regional Medical Center – Will screen visitors and only allow one per patient between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Additionally, no visitors under 12 will be allowed inside the hospital.
  • City of Andrews – Will close offices to the public.
  • Andrews Municipal Court – Has canceled all trials and hearings through April 10.
  • Andrews Police Department – Will close its lobby to the public.

Martin County

  • Stanton ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Martin County Clerk’s Office – Will limit access to five individuals at a time until further notice.

Howard County

  • Big Spring ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Coahoma ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Howard College – Will close campus until March 30 and transition to a “work from home” status.
  • Scenic Mountain Medical Center – Will screen all visitors and limit entrances to the campus. Visitors can enter through the main entrance and the OB entrance from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • City of Big Spring – Will close all city-owned rentable properties.
  • Howard County – Will close most doors at the courthouse and visitors will be screened. No jury trials will take place until further notice.

Loving County

  • Wink-Loving ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

Winkler County

  • Kermit ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • City of Kermit – Will close city offices to the public.

Ector County

  • Odessa College – Will be closed from March 16 through March 20
  • UTPB – Will extend Spring Break and resume all-online course work starting March 23.
  • STEM Academy – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • ECISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Odessa Day Nursery – Will be closed through March 27.
  • Ector County District Clerk – Will close it’s doors to the public. Birth and death certificates can be purchased by using the main-in application on the Clerk’s website. Blank Assumed Name forms are available online. Marriage licenses will be issued by appointment only. Deeds can be purchased online on the Land Records portal. Payments of fines, court costs, reimbursement fees, and tickets can be made online. Payment applications and plea forms can also be found online.
  • Ector County Sheriff’s Office – Lobby closed until further notice
  • Odessa Municipal Court – Has canceled all pre-trials, jury trials and bench trials for March and April, including jury duty.
  • Mission Fitness – Will be closed from March 17 through March 30.
  • Permian Basin Honor Flight – Will delay their annual trip until May 7.
  • Medical Center Hospital – Will limit visitor hours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All visitors are subject to screening. Volunteer Services will be suspended for the next two weeks.
  • Music City Mall – Will modify hours of operations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Ector County Sheriff’s Office – Closing until further notice to the public.

Midland County

  • Midland ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Midland Academy – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Greenwood ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Trinity School – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Wee Care Learning Center – Will close in line with MISD.
  • New Horizons Child Development Center – Closed from March 16 through March 20.
  • Midland Community Health Services – MCHS will now require those who plan to visit the clinic to make appointments. Prior to Monday’s announcement, patients were able to walk-in.
  • KidTown Daycare – Will close for the next two weeks, in line with MISD.
  • Midland Christian School – Will extend Spring Break through March 22.
  • PaPa’s House Daycare – Will close for the week of March 16th through March 20th. 
  • Animal Krackers – Will close for the next two weeks, in line with MISD.
  • Midland Memorial Hospital – Modifying visitation policy. Visitors will now only be allowed to enter through the Scharbauer Tower Main Entrance, Emergency department Entrance and the Craddick Medical Office Building Main entrance. Visiting hours will be from 8 a.m. to Noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Midland County Tax Office – Will limit customers allowed into office.
  • City of Midland – Will close offices to the public.
  • Midland County Tax Office – Will close until further notice.
  • Midland County Clerk’s Office – Will close to the public.

Glasscock County

  • Glasscock County ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

Reagan County

  • Reagan County ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

Upton County

  • Rankin ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • McCamey ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

Crane County

  • Crane ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Crane County – County officials will be closed Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17.

Ward County

  • Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Grandfalls ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

Reeves County

  • Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Balmorhea ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Reeves County Hospital District – Will restrict visitors at the hospital.

Pecos County

  • Fort Stockton ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Iraan-Sheffield ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Buena Vista ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

Jeff Davis County

  • Jeff Davis ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

Presidio County

  • Presidio ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Presidio County Courthouse – Limited hours – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. only
  • Marfa ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Presidio City Hall – Closes business offices and will use a dropbox for payments.

Brewster County

  • Alpine ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Marathon ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.
  • Sul Ross State University – Will extend Spring Break through March 22.
  • Big Bend National Park – Will close visitor centers and contact stations, along with the Boquillas Port of Entry. Additionally, Ranger-guided activities have been canceled.
  • City of Alpine – Is asking residents to use the dropbox at City Hall. The Visitor Center will be locked.

Terrell County

  • Terrell County ISD – Will be closed through May 1, per orders from the Governor.

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