COVID-19 Texarkana Area Update for Thursday, July 16
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 431 positive COVID-19 cases, with 187 recoveries and 29 related deaths. There are currently 215 active cases being traced in Bowie County.
Cass County has a total of 75 cases with 44 recoveries, 2 deaths and currently 29 active cases.
Miller County has 293 total cases, 147 active positive cases, 2745 negative results, 144 recovered and 2 deaths. (Updated 7/16/20)
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.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County 07/16/2020
Total Cases in Bowie County: 431
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The Texas Division of Emergency Management notified Cass County Judge Becky Wilbanks that Cass County is no longer exempt from GA-29 due to the number of active cases in Cass County reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services as of 4 p.m. yesterday, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Please direct questions to the Texas Department of State Health Services via email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Greg Abbott Executive Order: GA-29 includes the following mandates:
The Executive order requires all Texans to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.
The executive order can be found here:
As businesses are reopening, the EOC has received several calls seeking advice on what to do if there is a confirmed or suspected employee with COVID-19. Guidance for businesses can be found at the CDC website at the following link:
The Business Survey to gauge Economic Impact is still ongoing. All businesses in Bowie County are invited to submit a survey, to report positive or negative impacts to their business. The survey can be accessed at
The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org.