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 19,458 cases of Coronavirus in the state. 495 have died as a result of Coronavirus thus far, according to state officials.

State data shows 5,706 people have recovered from the virus.

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: 190,394

Confirmed cases statewide:

  • Anderson County – 8
  • Andrews County – 19
  • Angelina County – 23
  • Aransas County – 2
  • Armstrong County – 1
  • Atascosa County – 12
  • Austin County – 12
  • Bandera County – 4
  • Bastrop County – 44
  • Bee County – 5
  • Bell County – 126
  • Bexar County – 1,015
  • Blanco County – 4
  • Bosque County – 1
  • Bowie County – 57
  • Brazoria County – 315
  • Brazos County – 170
  • Brown County – 13
  • Burleson County – 8
  • Burnet County – 9
  • Colorado County – 8
  • Caldwell County – 8
  • Callahan County – 1
  • Camp County – 6
  • Cass County – 11
  • Cameron County – 298
  • Carson County – 1
  • Castro County – 11
  • Calhoun County – 21
  • Chambers County – 35
  • Cherokee County – 8
  • Childress County – 1
  • Clay County – 3
  • Collin County – 527
  • Comal County – 43
  • Comanche County – 3
  • Concho County – 1
  • Cooke County – 3
  • Coryell County – 75
  • Crane County – 2
  • Crosby County – 1
  • Dallam County – 2
  • Dallas County – 2,428
  • Dawson County – 13
  • Deaf Smith County – 12
  • Delta County – 1
  • Denton County – 593
  • DeWitt County – 13
  • Dickens County – 1
  • Dimmit County – 1
  • Donley County – 23
  • Duval County – 1
  • Eastland County – 3
  • Ector County – 60
  • El Paso County – 531
  • Ellis County – 90
  • Erath County – 12
  • Falls County – 1
  • Fannin County – 8
  • Fayette County – 15
  • Floyd County – 2
  • Fort Bend County – 783
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Freestone County – 3
  • Frio County – 1
  • Gaines County – 2
  • Galveston County – 455
  • Gillespie County – 1
  • Goliad County – 5
  • Gonzales County – 2
  • Gray County – 17
  • Grayson County – 19
  • Gregg County – 51
  • Grimes County – 10
  • Guadalupe County – 58
  • Hardin County – 73
  • Hale County – 12
  • Hamilton County – 5
  • Hansford County – 1
  • Hardin County – 67
  • Harris County – 4,823
  • Harrison County – 47
  • Hartley County – 1
  • Hays County – 109
  • Hemphill County – 1
  • Henderson County – 13
  • Hill County – 10
  • Hidalgo County – 261
  • Hockley County – 16
  • Hood County – 15
  • Houston County – 1
  • Howard County – 1
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Hunt County – 32
  • Hutchinson County – 8
  • Jack County – 3
  • Jackson County – 4
  • Jasper County – 7
  • Jefferson County – 180
  • Jim Wells County – 2
  • Johnson County – 41
  • Jones County – 3
  • Karnes County – 3
  • Kaufman County – 44
  • Kendall County – 14
  • Kerr County – 4
  • Kleberg County – 6
  • Knox County – 1
  • Lamar County – 7
  • Lamb County – 2
  • Lampassas County – 2
  • La Salle County – 1
  • Lavaca County – 4
  • Lee County – 2
  • Leon County – 5
  • Liberty County – 32
  • Limestone County – 11
  • Live Oak County – 3
  • Llano County – 3
  • Lynn County – 5
  • Lubbock County – 430
  • Madison County – 2
  • Matagorda County – 51
  • Marion County – 3
  • Maverick County – 12
  • McLennan County – 76
  • Medina County – 15
  • Martin County – 2
  • Mason County – 1
  • Matagorda County – 50
  • McCulloch County – 3
  • Midland County – 64
  • Milam County – 12
  • Mitchell County – 1
  • Montague County – 5
  • Montgomery County – 377
  • Morris County – 5
  • Moore County – 121
  • Motley County – 1
  • Nacogdoches County – 91
  • Navarro County – 21
  • Newton County – 2
  • Nueces County – 90
  • Oldham County – 3
  • Orange County – 49
  • Palo Pinto County – 7
  • Panola County – 38
  • Parker County – 21
  • Marmer County – 1
  • Pecos County – 5
  • Polk County – 14
  • Potter County – 142
  • Rains County – 2
  • Randall County – 112
  • Red River County – 1
  • Reeves County -1
  • Roberts County – 2
  • Robertson County – 2
  • Rockwall County – 36
  • Rusk County – 27
  • Sabine County – 1
  • San Augustine County – 14
  • San Patricio County – 8
  • San Jacinto County – 8
  • Scurry County – 2
  • Shelby County – 60
  • Sherman County – 7
  • Smith County – 108
  • Starr County – 7
  • Stephens County – 1
  • Swisher County – 5
  • Tarrant County – 1,242
  • Taylor County – 144
  • Terry County – 10
  • Titus County – 9
  • Tom Green County – 41
  • Travis County – 1,108
  • Trinity County – 7
  • Tyler County – 6
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Uvalde County – 6
  • Val Verde County – 12
  • Van Zandt County – 12
  • Victoria County – 93
  • Walker County – 73
  • Waller County – 24
  • Washington County – 61
  • Webb County – 280
  • Wharton County – 34
  • Wilbarger County – 1
  • Wichita County – 60
  • Willacy County – 8
  • Williamson County – 155
  • Wilson County – 21
  • Winkler County – 3
  • Wise County – 9
  • Wood County – 6
  • Yoakum County – 1
  • Young County – 4
  • Zapata County – 6
  • Zavala County – 1

The Ector County Health Department has released a “Hot Map” showing the locations around the city of Odessa where most of the COVID-19 cases have been popping up.

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

ALL SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THE FALL, PER GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT

Andrews County

  • 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

  • Martin County Clerk’s Office – Will limit access to five individuals at a time until further notice.

Howard County

  • . 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.

Winkler County

  • City of Kermit – Will close city offices to the public.

Ector County

  • 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.
  • 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

Reagan County

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

Crane County

  • Crane County – County officials will be closed Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17.

Reeves County

  • Reeves County Hospital District – Will restrict visitors at the hospital.

Presidio County

  • Presidio County Courthouse – Limited hours – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. only
  • Presidio City Hall – Closes business offices and will use a dropbox for payments.

Brewster County

  • 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.

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