Texarkana COVID-19 Update Monday, June 29

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TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports 21 new cases from the weekend, for a total of 268 positive COVID-19 cases, with 119 recoveries and 16 related deaths. Cass County has a total 44 cases with 36 recoveries, and two deaths.

Miller County, Ark. reports 18 active cases and 2 deaths.

Of Bowie County’s new cases, there is no concentration around one facility or business, but rather the cases are widespread and sources are varied. Please stay home when possible, and wear a face covering when leaving your home is necessary. Use social distancing at all times.

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The Bowie County/Texarkana, Texas Joint Operations Center is still conducting contact tracing on positive cases, so if you test positive for COVID-19, or are a healthcare provider that conducts COVID testing, please notify the Local Health Authority at (903) 255-5560.

Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he has rolled back a portion of the Open Texas plan, citing “recent substantial increases” in COVID-19 cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations. His order:

  • Reduces dine-in restaurant capacities back to 50% beginning Monday, June 29
  • Recloses bars, except for drive-thru, pickup or delivery options
  • Prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people unless approved by the mayor of a city or the county judge for an unincorporated area
  • Closes rafting and tubing services, including the rental of rafts or tubes
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